Category Archives: Home Improvement

Organizing kitchen cabinets

Tips to organise kitchen cabinets,kitchen cabinetsHaving a clean, fresh and organized kitchen cabinet is something which is quiet necessary for a clean and happy environment. No one likes a messy and disorganized kitchen as one needs to be a good mood while he or she cooks. Here are some tips on how to keep things organized in your kitchen cabinets. Having in built wall cabinets is a good idea as you can have as many as you want without talking up space.

Organize all the things under categories so that you won’t have to look for the stuff when you want something in particular. For example keep all the spices together, have categorized cabinet shelves for canned food, pickles, fried foods, etc. Keep knives and spoons in one drawer and you can keep rags and oven mitts in one drawer as well. Clean them regularly and make sure that they are free of termites, ants and pests.

Importance of quality shelters

Importance of garden shelters, garden sheltersIf you are planning to install a garden shelter for your garden then you must understand that the quality of this product holds extreme significance. Any and every garden shelter is not suitable for your garden. You must first understand the needs and then the supplies to match your requirements. You must ensure that your money is being invested in a durable and high quality long lasting product to reap the maximum benefits.

The garden shelters that you are planning to install – whether they are portable or not – must be able to withstand all types of natural forces to serve its primary purpose to the fullest. Quality shelters are important and that is why you must take some time and effort to install the right one backed by proper research of different suppliers and their credentials. After all who doesn’t want a purchase backed by warranty?

Interior décor inspired by nature

nature Interior décorLooking for some new and unique interior décor ideas based on nature? Well nature inspired ideas make your home look good and quite different from all the others. If you are living an urban life where you are just surrounded with concrete walls, then adding a spice of nature to it is always a great idea. The best idea is to paint one of the room walls with the dark shade of green. This creates an atmosphere with a touch of nature.

Next thing is buying the bed sheets with forest prints, flowers or trees all along is a good idea. You can go for curtains with same forest prints scenery etc. By choosing the right fabric for your window you can make your room nothing less than a real forest. Apart from this some images of you and your family in camping site will enhance the look of the room to a great extent. You can also go for full size wall paintings with forest or nature themes. So use these ideas for making your home look great.

How to deal with renovation contractors

renovation contractors,Home ImprovementRenovation contractors are often thought to be hassle-free measure of getting the job done. But tread carefully on the path considering the many issues involved with hiring a contractor.

  1. Prompt advance payment gets you on the top of the priority customers but make sure to not pay the whole amount even before the job has started.
  2. Get printed contracts signed by both the parties to avoid any misleading during the process and check with the license and insurance of your contractor before finalizing the deal.
  3. Keep a regular check on the process and point out small mistakes to avoid giving your contractor an idea that he is doing great and hence think about raising the prices.
  4. Plan out the renovation in detail and tell the contractor to strictly be on budget.
  5. Some security risk is involved with workers entering your house all day long. Keep your rooms and valuables locked even with the assurance of the contractor.

 

Learn to build a brick wall

build a brick wall,constructionBuilding a brick wall is an easy job and you too can accomplish it, all you need is hard work and concentration. Here are the few simple steps to build a wall.

Unless you have to build a complete house, usually a wall is built against an already existing wall. Make sure a few days beforehand that the place where you want to build a brick wall has concrete or not, if not then pour some concrete for a few days beforehand. Keep all you need ready. Among mortar to bricks, when it comes to bricks there are several kind of bricks available in the market from short, long, skinny, wide etc. select the perfect brick according to your need. First make a mark of brick on the ground, don’t apply any mortar. Mark with a chalk and leave a half inch space between two horizontally placed bricks. Now first place the two bricks then apply mortar between the bricks and half inch above them. Continue the process both vertically and horizontally. The most important thing to keep in mind is the sequence and measurement. Go for it you can surely accomplish the job.

Safety considerations for a kid’s room

kids room safety, kids roomChildren often get careless while playing and you cannot really blame them. They are yet to learn the hazards from apparently innocent looking things, strewn in and around your home. Keep your kid safe from accidents.

When your child owns a separate room, do not overlook the minutest of safety measures. Do not get a bed too high for your child from which they might fall down. Keep sharp objects such as knives, scissors away from their reach.

Put a smoke alarm in their room and ensure there are no open electrical points. Small children can choke themselves with plastic bags, small stuffed toys and anything that might arouse their curiosity. Kids have a tendency to chew on anything and everything they find so do not let pens, pencils or any sort of medicines within their reach. For extra caution you can install a video monitor to keep an eye on your little one.

Do up a preschooler’s room for cheap

Preschoolers are the most annoying creatures of all when it comes to tidiness and arrangement of things at their specified places. Being a parent is not easy, educating a child on such matters is also not easy – but then why do you forget that you too were once a child? Let us not get into an altercation and concentrate on how to decorate your kid’s room alongside being cost effective. Whatever you do, make sure that you plan ahead as you know that the child is growing and he/she might need a bigger place in no time.

Add pictures and paintings of the kid’s favorite cartoon programs, this way you got a way to keep them busy. Paint the walls with vibrant and bright colors yourself, this way you save a lot of bucks. Never go for twin beds as they’re constantly growing and the bed might end up short for them very soon.

DIY tips to baby proof your home

Most of the expecting parents worry about safeguarding the safety of their future kids. Well, you can easily baby proof your home, and convert it into a safe haven for the newborn. For starters, avoid the use of soft bedding. These are known to cause suffocation. Also, plug all the outlets that exist in your home. Removal of hanging cords from window treatments and blinds is another step that will ensure safety of your child.

Next, make sure all the sharp corners or edges of hearth and tables have been softened. You may also choose to install fire extinguishers, in case you anticipate any danger related to fire. Installation of lockable toilet lids is also a good idea, since that will prevent your kids from getting hurt, and even drowning. One thing you should never forget is keeping medications and poisons away from the reach of your child. You also need to clean your house on a regular basis.

Limited in space? Pick the best from the lot

Are you staying in a match-box sized apartment because your purse strings are a bit tight at the moment? Well, let not staying in a small dig stall your creativity. Using a bit of planning, you can decorate your small apartment with lovely furniture.

For your small living room use simply designed, small furniture. You can use coffee tables with sliding doors or shelves in your living room. This will enable you to store your magazines and books easily. For seating arrangement, use ottomans that come with inside space. If the floor space in your living room is limited, it’s advisable to go vertical. Buy a tall bookcase instead of two smaller bookcases.

Get round dining tables for the dining room. Round tables take up lesser space than rectangular dining tables. If you have no separate dining room in your apartment, use a small table that will double up as your dining and work table. To create space in your bedroom, get loft beds or foldaway beds.

Sound-proofing the room to attain peaceful nights

All the unnecessary loud music can be done away with by using techniques and materials which can turn your room into a sound proof one. However you need to consider the fact that soundproofing a room is easier and effective if done in a new construction. The immediate step to be taken is to get all the plumbing and electrical wiring soundproofed. The drywalls should be hung on one side of the main wall to close the room and at the same time have access to the wall interiors. Installing fiberglass insulation in the walls is also an effective way to reduce the noise pollution.

You could also put up manufactured soundproofing wall coverings like a Pyrotek which can be easily bought from lumberyards, drywall supply house or any home remodeling centers. For an after construction soundproofing you can simply cut off the drywall from one part of the wall for it to be soundproofed. Small holes can be created in the drywalls which can be then filled up with expandable foam insulation or cellulose.