Process To Build A Shed

December 10, 2016  //  Posted by: Besty  //  Category: Home Improvement
building a shed

man building a shed

Shed is an important addition to your home. There are plenty of uses of a shed, you can use it as a storage place or you can also use it as your garage place if you keep it open. You can also use it for keeping birthday materials or your garden accessories. However for having all these benefits, you need to build a shed in your garden space or your backyard. Building a shed is not difficult at all. If you are a handy person and you have worked with tools and have undertaken some minor projects like this, you can build a shed with ease. However, if you are not a handy person and haven’t undertook any such thing before then it’s better to not to take any risk and hire a professional to build a shed. If you are building a shed yourself then, you might need right steps to incorporate the project of building a shed. Here is a step wise process to build a shed which can help you throughout your process.

  • Level the ground

For building a shed in proper manner, it is very much important that the ground is leveled. After leveling the ground, you also need to install piers along a grid for supporting the shed. The piers will really let the string support your beams under the floor of the shed. This will be very convenient as they lay support along the grid. Take right measurement while leveling the ground and also installing the piers.

  • Get the permit

While building a shed, there is sometimes, restriction laid on the height of the shed or building of shed in the backyard. Thus if you are going for building a shed, it’s better to see whether you need any permit or not and if yes then you must definitely take one before starting the work. If you have already started building a shed then you should stop in the middle and then take the permit and then start it again.

  • String the support beams according to length across deck piers

This will basically support your floor joist which can usually run in the separate directions. The most easy way to attach the beams with the piers is by metal straps. Make sure you design these beams 12 foot long.

  • Attach joist to support the beams

Primarily you will have to attach the rim joist along with the outer edge of every outermost supporting beam; each of them will need to be of the similar length as the one beam which is underneath. After that you will have a need to install a series of floor joist across the whole length of the supporting beams. Make sure these are at the same distance having the same length in between two rim joints to make them fit between each other. Make sure that the standard piece of plywood is lining up with the outermost edge of the outermost joist but make sure you only cover up half interior joist and cover the rest half so that both of the half can be supported appropriately. To stop the floor joist from moving, insert a piece of blocking in between each of the pair of the floor joists along with the center support beams.

  • Nail your plywood sheeting to joist from the floor

If you find it necessary then you should use h clips for nailing the sheets in their own place. This will fit in between two sheets of plywood and also lock them up together for additional structure length. While you are spacing up the piers, joists and support beams, you don’t need any of the additional adjustments or cuts. Make sure that the pieces of the plywood are intentionally misaligned and thus the floor doesn’t have any single seam running the entire thing which can be a potential structural weakness. You can also screw down the flooring with a 3 inch deck screws.

  • Build your framework for all the four walls

Front walls and backs walls of the shed are different from each other because of the fact of door frame on the front side. The side walls must also be sloped for blocking the rain from getting collected on the roof. Thus each of them should be tackled in different ways. While building a shed, you must start with the back as it considered as the easiest among all, after that go for the front sides and then choose the sides. Make sure that the top and the bottom beams are of the same length with that of the floor which they will be sitting upon. Take accurate measurement and then start working. Ensure that the back wall is lower as compared to that of the front wall for letting the rain or snow slope easily from the roof. While building front wall, make sure it is a taller and have a door frame so that it can be installed at the end.

  • Build the frame work for the side walls

Attach-walls-of-the-shed

Joint walls of the shed

The bottom part of the each f the side walls should be of the same length just like the bottom plate of the front wall and the back wall and allow the side wall to fit in between them. The regular spacing between them would be 16 inches. This spacing is from center to center and not from the edge to the edge. Assemble all the four walls structure. Wall structures will be generally nailed with the underlying support from the bottom to the top. However if this is not possible with your selected design then you can nail them down with the plywood and the joists. If you need some other people then take help and get done with the attachment thing.

 

Pros And Cons Of Metal Roofing

November 08, 2016  //  Posted by: Besty  //  Category: Roofing
Pros and cons of metal roofing

Advantages and disadvantages of metal roofing

If it’s time to replace your old roof or even if you want to place new roof on your home, you must consider metal roofing as an option. It’s really important to make some research before you make the final call. Metal roofing is a great choice for roofing, but all the material has some good and bad of their own. You must have considered asphalt, wood and aluminum as your roofing choice, now it’s time to consider metal roofing and compare it with metal roofing. If you find metal roofing compatible with your needs then you have it. You must weigh its pros and cons for better understanding. See whether pros are more or cons are more. Check out your surrounding area and compare it with metal roofing whether it fits in or not. Here are some of the pros and cons of metal roofing which will help you make the decision whether to opt for it or not.

Pros

  • Expected life

If installation is done in proper manner then metal roofing can last as long as the life of your house. This is really a big saving of money as replacing a roof is way too much costly and having a roof which can last for the lifetime is great choice to make. Metal roofing can last for so long as it can survive with high winds and it can also seal out the water along with having an ease in shedding the snow. Having all these qualities will enable it to expand the life of metal roofing. Metal roofing is also resistant to fire, insects, rot and mildew. Warranties can be different from one manufacturer to another but majority of the companies will back their metal roofing for 20 to 50 years. If it is a paint finish then it will generally have a limited warranty of 30 years.

  • Weight

Metal roofing is considered to be very light weighted when it is compared to that with tile and concrete tile. Most of the varieties of metal roofing lie in between 50 to 150 pounds per square. Certain types of metal roofing materials can also be applied even on the existing roof without even having the need to tear off the old roof or install any additional support to your main frame. In fact if you are constructing a home or having an addition installed, then considering metal roofing will help you to decrease the number of roofing support membranes.

  • Easy and speedy roofing installation

Majority of the metal roofing shingles are available in multiple shingles wherein they have 12 to 36 inch wide panels. If you have hired an accomplished contractor then he can finish metal roofing installation pretty much fast. If you are having your old roof stripped off and the weather is bad and stormy then cutting the work of installation by a day or two can prove to be really advantageous. Because of the light weight you can save on supporting structure and also engineering.

  • Fire resistant

Metal roofing are pretty much noncombustible and they are allotted with fire rating of class A which is most resistant grading. Classification of roof depends upon the material which is inside the surface which can ignite in intense heat. Most of the metal roofing is applied over combustible materials like wood shingles which have a lower fire rating of class C.

  • Heat conduction

Metal will generally reflect heat from the sun and it will minimize the midday heat intake. This means that it will improve the energy efficiency of your home and reduce the energy bills on air conditioning units. However this material is itself is low on R- value of insulation as many of the system is utilizing dead air space between rood deck and metal for increasing energy efficiency.

Cons

  • Cost

One of the major drawbacks of metal roofing is its initial costing. The initial costing of metal roofing is equal to the costing of any other premium material. But anyways this material has a really long lasting durability and hence the whole high costing can be covered up as it don’t need replacement and last for lifetime. Thus you can save in long term and of course you also cut back in seasonal maintenance as they don’t need one.

  • Noise

You can like sound of rain drops on your roof for a while after that it’s always disturbing. You cannot bear it if it’s for a long time. This thing happens with metal roof. In a situation of rain storm or hail storm, living under a metal roof is really too much noisy and irritating. But you have solution for this. You can install certain materials which can act as noise barriers for minimizing the drumming effect.

  • Denting

You must have seen that your car will dent if a ball hits it, in the same manner your metal roof will also dent if any hailstorm falls on it. Aluminum and copper are even softer than steel and they are even more prone to denting. There are certain types which are guaranteed that they will not dent but you still have to remain conscious and not to walk on the roof. Even in the cases of chimney cleaning and occasions of plumbing, you cannot walk on all the types of metal roofing.

  • Expansion and contraction

Metal is a material which expands and contracts when it warms and cools. Many of the new products possess fastening system which accommodates movement or else fasteners which secure the roofing will tend to become loose. Along with that contraction and expansion on hot days can also cause wavy effect.

  • Modifications

Metal roofing materials are such which are installed in large panels and hence it becomes very much difficult to replace them when they get damaged. When you have individual shingles, it becomes very easy to repair or replace them but large panels cannot be repaired or replaced that easily. Even its very difficult to get the match of the materials after 10 to 20 years.

How to Install Blinds at your Home

October 26, 2016  //  Posted by: Chip  //  Category: Blinds
Person installing Blinds

Blinds installed by home onwer

Rather than planning of hiring a contractor for installing blinds, trying out your self is a better option. Why not to do it yourself, if it is benefiting your with less expenditure. The process of installing blinds is not as difficult as you are thinking. Measuring the dimensions, gathering the measurement, proper sizes and selection of colors and at last accurate installation should be the ultimate aim of home owners. Blinds come in varieties of options and materials that can help you in changing the look of your home. As it is said, just a small change can make your home look bigger and different. But attaching a new blind can be confusing task for the home owners. Learning how to install blinds at your home with following theses easy steps will help you in proper installation of blinds by offering fewer efforts.

Process of installing blinds:

Measuring the windows

Buying correct blinds for your home is very important; you need to apply this for knowing and making sure that you are buying the correct blinds. Using a measuring tape sounds a better option for installing blinds. Use it for determining the size and exact measurement of the windows. Blinds can be mounted either on the exteriors or the interiors of the casing. Installing blinds on the outer side of the casing will help you in making your window look bigger in size and appearance.

If planning for a slimmer look, installing the blinds on the inner side proves to be working. There are many benefits of mounting the blinds on the inner side of the casing. It offers with the benefits of allowing more light to your home.

How to measure the exterior mount

Don’t forget to measure the exteriors edges of the casing along with the windows. Home owners should measure from the top surface to the bottom surface for enjoying the perfect installation of blinds at your home. It is advisable of measuring the sill of the windows for knowing its exact installation and look.

How to measure the interior mount

Place the measuring tape on the interiors side of the casing where the glass of the window is installed. Measure the intersection of the window and casing perfectly.  Now, measure the width, top and the bottom surface of the window for installing the blinds. While measuring, if you find any difference in number, use the smallest different for installing blinds at your home.

Buying the blinds according to the measurement you taken

There are varieties of blinds available in the market. Selecting a perfect and suitable blind for your home is difficult task to have, isn’t it? You should choose from different types of blinds like vinyl blinds, wood blinds, aluminium blinds and PV blinds, that is your decision.

Choose it on your personal preferences. Understand the benefits of each type of blinds for having the best blind installed at your home.

If you are planning for installing aluminium blinds for your child’s room, it is advisable of coloring it.  Make sure that the blind selected should be colors by lead free paint that is not harmful to your children.

Making your mounting marks

First thing, unpack the pack of blinds brought for installing. Make sure that no part is missing out. If you are supported with any instruction, follow them for having better installation process of blinds. Making some pencil marks on your windows will help you in leading with proper installation.

It will offer you the exact way of placing the brackets. For installing the blinds on the exterior sides of casing, hold the blind on the upper surface so that it can be exactly centered. Center it up with your window casing. Place it on the two vertical slats that form the frame of the window. Mark it up by using a pencil exactly on the head rail on each side of the casing installed.

Don’t forget to mark one fourth inch past on the end of each head rail installed on the upper surface of the window. For  installing  the blinds on the inner  side  of the casing,  start marking and  placing the  head rail on  the inner  side of  the casing. Keep your head rail leveled by leveling it perfectly by taking proper measurements. Make the pencil marks on the inner side of the head rail because the blinds are installed on the interiors sides.

Place and attach the bracket of the blinds

Start mounting the bracket on the pencil marks being made. Basically there are two open sides of brackets that should be installed. It helps in better gripping of blinds while they are installed. These two brackets: one should be placed facing towards you and the other should be place facing towards the center of the intersection point of the blinds.

Remember, the brackets doors should be placed facing towards the room. If you find that the brackets are tricky to use or install, make the use of your fingers or screw driver for opening it and mounting on the walls.

Mark the parts of the walls where you are going to drill for installing the blinds. Hold the brackets on to its place and drill it perfectly by using accurate screws. After placing the brackets on its place, use the head rail that you need to install.

Head rails are used for gripping and tie the blinds. Open the bracket and place the head rail into the place. Mount it firmly so that it cannot move from its place. It should be gripped tight so that process of installing blinds shoes you with best results and you can enjoy the change in your home.

How to Install Vinyl Flooring

September 19, 2016  //  Posted by: Chip  //  Category: Flooring
contractor installing Vinyl Flooring

Proces of installing Vinyl Flooring

Want to have a classy look of your home in just few weeks? Vinyl flooring is your options that can help you in making your wish come true. Vinyl floors are amongst the most popular forms of flooring options at home. In kitchen area, bathroom areas and in living room, it works best. There are way more benefits that can be availed by installing vinyl flooring at your home. It is water resistant, stain resistant and easily maintainable. Not only that, it is counted to be having versatile styles and patterns of vinyl tiles or sheets that you can go for. It is best at providing longevity and more durability in nature. In present time, vinyl floor is the widely seen to be installed in homes. One of the most attractive and efficient type of flooring option to go for is vinyl flooring.

Vinyl comes in many different types such as tiles and sheets. But installing vinyl sheets are more preferred than tiles. Both provide with efficient benefits but installing vinyl sheets are more comfortable and simple for the home owners. It is a great flooring option that fits in any home décor and stipulated budget. Not only that, it is extremely efficient of dents, stains and scratches. If you are planning of having new floor installed at your home, it is suggested of having vinyl flooring in your home. Well, there are many reasons that can lead you in taking the decision of installing it.

Process of installing vinyl flooring

 

  • Making a decision

 

It is important to be firm over your decision that you take. Trust me; having vinyl floors at your home will assist you in getting luxurious look. Varied reasons are provided for taking the decision. Many patterns and designs, choices of colors and vibrant beauty of vinyl make it all possible of having it at your home. Even texturing is other option that can enhance the look of your floors. Making decisions on the terms of its benefits is the best criteria to exercise by the home owners.

 

  • Clear the room

 

Before going for the process, make sure that all the stuffs in your room have been set aside. As you are going to install the whole new floor, it is advisable of clearing the area. Empty the selected room at the time of installing it. Clearing the room will assist you in taking the process in simple way without any complexity. Do not forget to observe any damp surface and accumulated debris on the surface. If observed remove it for better installation of vinyl floors at your home.

If you are thinking of mounting the new floor on the older one, you are thinking in wrong way. It is not going to benefit you in any way. In fact in later stage, more chances of spoiling and torn surface of your floors may observe. Prepare your area for sub flooring.

 

  • Preparing the subfloor

 

Subflooring needs proper focus because it will lead you to have perfect installation of your final flooring. For ensuring smooth installation of vinyl floors, it is important to prepare a subfloor on which you can lay your actual flooring. Not only vinyl, but installing any floor subflooring is considered to be mandate. Most important thing to note is the subfloor must be even, dry and properly cleaned. No cracks or uneven surface should be present because it may lead to improper installation of vinyl floors at your home. With the help of making the use of textile backing, leveling it becomes easy and elimination of irregularities is possible.

 

  • Measuring of space available

 

The area that is available for installing vinyl floors, must be measured accurately for knowing of how much material is going to need, how will you install the flooring, requirement of vinyl sheets and tiles whichever you are going to install and its execution too. Measuring the surface will provide you the basic information of how much vinyl you will have to buy. Certain things like vinyl flooring are available in different thickness and sizes, so make sure of measuring it accurately. Basic measurement will add up more ideas about fitting the shit, eliminating the errors and accuracy that is needed for it.

 

  • Start fitting the vinyl

 

After complying with all above stated steps, now it is the time to fit the vinyl sheets or tiles that you have brought to notice. Necessary tips are required to fit it accurately on its place. Take the vinyl sheets and start fitting it parallel to the longest wall in your room. But keep certain amount of space between the walls and the edges of the vinyl floors for proper finishing and cutting of corners of vinyl floors. Cut those edges with the help of scissors and knife for better finish. Surplus to that keep an eye on gapping between the vinyl sheets and the walls for not colliding with each other.

 

  • Tackling of corners

 

Those corners which are left unpacked must be packed by making small triangular shaped packing. This packing can be made out of the left-over of vinyl sheets that you are not going to use. Press it properly, pushing it towards the walls for ceasing the sides properly. Metal straight edger is considered to be the right choice for going with this process. And for external corners, chisel is used for pressing the sides and skirting it in to proper shape.

 

  • Fixing it on place

 

Last stage of installing vinyl flooring is to see and ensure that all the process of flooring is right on its place or not. See for the areas under the doors, center of room is fixed proper, nailing and gluing is accurate and smooth surfaces available or not. Lastly ensure that no debris and damp area is observed in your new installing vinyl flooring at your home.

 

 

 

Tips To Keep Your Home Clutter Free

August 01, 2016  //  Posted by: Besty  //  Category: Home Care

Keeping home clutter freeMost of us have spent their entire life in a house full of clutter. You will always have your closets full, have those drawers which would not shut easily, things roaming here and there and in almost each room there would be some project which is left unfinished. Of course none of us like that but we think it’s not possible to keep your home clutter free all the time. But have you been in a situation when some guest is going to arrive suddenly and then all of your family members start keeping your home clutter free and make it in a condition which looks presentable. Yes of course all of you have been in such situation and hence this proves that if you can do it once then you can definitely keep your home clutter free.

The actual problem is not to keep your home clutter free; actually the real problem is that you don’t care about the clutter. It’s like you have been habituated in living in such a cluttered home. That’s the reason why you never realize to keep your home clutter free. Instead of being habituated in living in such a mess, you must develop systems which keep your home clutter free. If each member of your family keeps at least their room clutter free then also it becomes easy for you’re to keep your home clutter free. Here are some of the tips to keep your home clutter free.

 

  • Believe it is possible

Most of us believe that it is possible to keep your home clutter free and that’s the reason you are reading this article. The problem is you just need a little guidance to reach that point to keep your home clutter free. But there are some of you who are not so sure. You have lived in a house full of clutter for so long that or let’s say your entire life that you have left with no hope that you can live in any environment other than this. For such kind of people the first step to keep your home clutter free is to believe it totally that yes it is possible to keep your home clutter free. Always remember you will never be able to do anything if you don’t believe that you can accomplish it. Thus find hope and start with taking a small step and then go on with taking another and then another.

  • Remove the excess

Your home will be full of things and clutter will begin to be seen very easily when we collect too much of stuff. On a contrary, fewer items we own less will be the chances of making the clutter and more will be chance4s of keeping your home clutter free. Thus the first thing you should do to make your home clutter free is to remove all useless things and excessive items which are taking up our time energy and even our lives. While you are removing excess, you might also get the correct idea as to how to maintain your house in this clutter free condition. Now this excess things and clutters are

  • Too many things in a very small space.
  • Anything which is no longer in use.
  • Anything which leads in the feeling of disorganization of stuff.
  • Drawers over filled with junk of useless items like rubber bands, old batteries or old locks or papers.
  • Outdated decorative materials which are no longer useful.
  • Sentimental items which are collected since many years but having no use.
  • Books which you never use.
  • Useless things of other family members who have occupied the space of common rooms.

Remove everything from the house which can be included in the above list. Start with a small space and don’t jump over the spots like garage or attic or basement or else you will stop it right away without even starting it.

  • Keep the habit of managing your clutter

We usually think that the key to keep your home clutter free is to clean, make it clutter free and organize and keep on doing this thing. But this idea never worked out to keep your home clutter free as you were never able to complete cleaning and organizing and keeping your home clutter free in full and that’s why you were never able to restart it. Once you are done with clearing one area and start with the next, on completion of next you will find the first area cluttered again. Thus for keeping your home clutter free, you must maintain the cleared area and let it get cluttered again or your job will be never ending and you will keep on making your clutter free and yet not find it clutter free. Here are some of the habits to be developed to keep your home clutter free.

  • Clean your kitchen daily after meal.
  • Keep your daily used items at their own place after using them like books, toys, clothes and such other items.
  • Complete the incomplete project around the house fully.
  • Slow down your collection of possession

We need to consume things for living and it is inevitable part of our life and specifically in the type of society we live and our culture we keep on consuming and acquiring things. But if we can even slow down the consumption of things, it would be easier for you to manage all the mess and keep your home clutter free. For slowing down collection of things, we need to change our frame of mind. Think twice before buying any item and ask yourself these questions.

  • Is this thing really needed?
  • Do you have enough places to store these things in your home when you get back?
  • Are you buying this thing for the right reason or purpose?

These questions are not going to stop your purchase but at least you will be able to limit your purchase to specific level. Now you will buy only those things which are your necessity and which are actually needed.

5 Tips of Painting your Room like a Pro

July 12, 2016  //  Posted by: Chip  //  Category: Color & Painting

Tips of Painting your Room like a ProI know painting the interiors of your home is not considered to be an easy thing right? There are many things which you need to take in to account like which room you want to paint for, the interiors patterns and the designs which you want to select, etc. and many more of the things which you need to take in to account at the time of going for painting your room like a pro. There are many tips of painting your room like a pro which you can go for in your home. Getting the great look is considered to be one of the things which the home owners must go for in your home. It is advisable to get the perfect paint which can help you in going for the best outcome which you want to have in your home.

This article will help you in getting all the information which you can go for in your home at the time of taking the process of painting your room like a pro. Well, there are many things which you need to get ready with while complying with the process if painting your room like a pro like getting the materials which you are going to need, preparing up for the tools for painting your room, preparing for the surface where you are going for painting, etc. and many more of the things which is considered to be important to keep in mind at the time of going for painting your room like a pro.

Tips of painting your room like a pro

  1. Tips of Painting your Room like a ProThe first thing which you must go for at the time of taking the stance in to account of painting your room like a pro is to prepare up with the things which you are going to need in this process. Yes, it will help you in not wasting and taking more of your time for the matters of complying with this situation. Making a proper list of the things which you are going to need in this process of painting your room like a pro will help you in getting all the planning to be on its place. Not only that but deciding for the budget is also considered to be your duty which the home owners are required to comply with while going for painting your room like a pro. Well, it is advisable to be patient enough for getting the procedure to be done because; it will take some of your time while going for this.
  2. Now it is the time to go for preparing the surface of the walls of your room whereby you’re going for painting. Make the surface of the walls to be ready for the matters of painting it because it will help you ion getting smoothed base whereby the applying of the paint would be rather easy than to be hectic enough for going for it. Well, it is aid that a successful painting starts form getting the walls of your room to be perfectly surfaced so that the paint which you are going to apply on it will help you in getting done in a better manner which the process of painting your room like a pro. Fill up any of the holes, or the carks which you observe which can help you in getting the surfaced model of the walls which you are expecting of.
  3. Well, now it is the action of the paint which you want to go for in your room. It is advisable of going for such paint of the color which is going to suit for your room. It is not considered to be good of applying directly the paint on the walls in fact you must go for adding and mixing the oils with paint, like white which can help you in getting the best texture which you are in need of in your home. Don’t worry it is not considered to be mandatory of complying with this situation, but it will give you room for the best effects which you are in need of. This paints re called by the name of the primer which can help you in getting the glowing and the charming feel which you want to have it in your room. Painting your room like a pro will get you the best results of your room which will not only increase up the look of your room but will; also support in enhancing the appealing feels of your home.
  4. Tips of Painting your Room like a ProDon’t forget to go for painting yup the extensions of your room walls while complying with the process of painting your room like a pro. Yes, many times we left for those upper sides of the room which at that time does not comes in to account but after complying with all the process we observe it and it looks worst. And I know you wouldn’t take a chance of going for that thing in your room right? So step up the ladder and get the access towards the upper sides and the corners which are always being left out for the matters of going for it. Not only that but you can take the help of the big stick which can be accessed and painted on the sides, so that the paint can get towards all the walls in your room. Don’t forget to get through the ceilings which are considered to be important art while going for the process of painting your room like a pro.
  5. If you have still left over with some of your work than mark my words, you are not required to comply with whole of the process again but you can store it up overnight which can help you in going for the process of painting your room like a pro again in the same manner you want to have it. If the solution or the paint gets more rigid and tough than you can go for adding water in it and this will result in to solution which you want to have in your home while going for painting your room like a pro.

 

 

 

How To Decorate Your Balcony

June 09, 2016  //  Posted by: Besty  //  Category: Home Decor

decorating balconyDoes your balcony feel like empty and uninteresting? Are you planning to spice it up? If yes then you are on the right track. Balcony is such a place in your house where you can have privacy or spent some pleasures free time. After a long working day, one always for a space where they can forget about the tensions and just enjoys their life. Balcony is one such space in your home but of course with empty balcony, you might not get that feeling. The option is to decorate your balcony in the best possible way you can. Just imagine, in a dark night with cool breeze, with nice songs playing, you are lying on a comfortable couch with a coffee or soft drink. Yes of course it is very relaxing and soothing and you have this soothing moment in your balcony, if you decorate your balcony right way. When you are renting an apartment or even if owning a new apartment, it’s always a challenging work as to how to decorate your balcony. When you don’t get any ideas as to how to decorate your balcony, you usually leave it bare and in turn it is turned into a storage space which is definitely not the thing you should be doing with your balcony. Decorating your balcony can be difficult at first sight, but even if it is a small space you can decorate your balcony in many creative ways and you can turn it into a cozy retreat with little imagination and efforts. Here are some of the easy and effective ways to decorate your balcony.

  • Small balconies are big challenge

For decorating your balcony, you must know what type of balcony you actually have. What is the shape of your balcony square and short or skinny and long? Whether it is covered or open to the elements? Whether it has concrete slab or it has deck style flooring? Knowing all these minute details will help you to know what type of decoration will go with your balcony and how you are going to decorate your balcony. Knowing these things will also help you while decorating your balcony that what things will not at all go this type of balcony. For example if you are having a narrow balcony then putting a wide bench is your balcony is not a right way to decorate your balcony as it will not leave any space for moving. One of the essential thing is that you should use such furniture which mirrors the shape of the balcony.

  • Know your wants

Know what types of balcony you want to create. Whether you want a visual delight or such a place where you can barbecue or such a place where you can have a cozy conversation and relax yourself. Decorating your balcony which is small can make all this stuff very difficult thus focuses one thing which you desperately want.

  • Get aware with rules

Have a chat with your landlord about the decorations you are willing to make in your balcony and take permission from him to do so. He will for sure having a long list of things to do and things not do with him on your balcony. So before decorating your balcony or implementing the changes make sure to get all the permissions from the reliable person. For example having charcoal barbecue is not allowed in many of places in balcony.

  • Know your neighbors

Always consider your neighbors as they are connected to you and any changes you make is definitely going to affect them on a whole and they have a total right to argue and undo your changes if they are having any valid trouble with those changes. Thus while decorating your balcony in any of the unique or creative ways always consider your neighbors. While decorating your balcony, you might love the bonsai rain forest in your balcony and get pleasant feeling whenever you enter there but the neighbor below you might not appreciate the constant flow of water which falls on your carefully constructed baby’s play pen or desert scape.

  • Enjoy the natural beauty

If you are having a small balcony then considers turning your balcony into a small herb garden or flower garden. Mix it up all the seasonal delights, colorful flower plants and also herbs which you can use in your kitchen. Also place a sturdy stool and a soft and comfortable cushion for sitting so that you can enjoy a peaceful seat in your own garden paradise. Thus while decorating your balcony; always consider adding up a natural touch to your balcony.

  • Cozy ambience

If you want a classy retreat in your balcony then you can try and add a chair or possibly two and a small table and spent some relaxing time with your family members or your friends and have nice conversations. It can be the best place to have a morning coffee on that table in your balcony with newspaper and watching the sun rising with its golden rays falling on you.

  • Add a swing

If you are having a long balcony then the best way to decorate your balcony is to add up a swing in the balcony. You can spend time swinging while reading a book or having afternoon snack or gazing the sky at night with cool breeze.

  • Add lighting

One of the best ways to decorate your balcony is to add some lighting, it will make you balcony more charming and interesting. You can hang Christmas trees mini lights in your balcony and also use low cost lanterns to hang in your balcony and make it more happening. If you can’t have electrical connection in your balcony then best way to decorate your balcony is to use candles. It will make your space romantic and beautiful and you can have a candle light dinner just in your balcony.

 

 

 

 

Types Of Blinds for your Home

May 26, 2016  //  Posted by: Chip  //  Category: Blinds

Windows are considered to be providing with great amount of lights and many things which every home owners need in their home. Sometimes we feel that light must be kept away right? Well, for all this there is just one solution which you can go for is the blinds for your home. Want something which not only helps you in getting protected from light but also provide best type of sophisticated look to your home than mark my words blinds for your home is considered to be one of the best option which you can go for in your home. Don’t worry there are many types of blinds for your home which you can exercise in your home. Different patterns, designs, its style is your jam which you can go for at the time of selecting blinds for your home.

The importance of blinds for your home you must know which will not only help you in getting the best try but will help you in getting proper and suitable type of blinds for your home which will be actually in synchronized with your home. Well, let me help you with different types of blinds for your home which you can go for like roller blinds, pleated blinds, venetian blinds, etc. and many more of the options of types of blinds for your home which you can go for in your home. The further discussion will help you in knowing more about the types of blinds for your home which you can go for.

Types of blinds for your home

  • Venetian blinds

Venetian blindsIf you want to go for the most popular type of blind for your home than let me tell you that Venetian blinds are considered to be your choice which you can go. The structure of it arranged in such a manner like it is being placed on one another in the form of plates. It is being attached with a cloth which can help them to rotate in 180 degree. You can easily handle it whenever you want to. Mostly these types of blinds are used in bathroom and wash rooms because it covers whole of the portion are window which you want to cover up. For those home owners who want that the blinds for your home looks the best than mark my words, it is considered to be the best option which you can go for. It is available in many different types of materials like metal, wooden, slate, etc. which can be considered in accordance to the background of your home where you want to install it.

  • Roller blinds

Roller blindsIf you want those blinds for your home which is termed to be more functional in nature than roller blinds is considered to be your thing which you must go for trying in your home. It is considered to be more versatile in nature which can be installed in any part of your home. Roller blinds are made up of plastic materials which are helpful in installing and rolling it in a perfect manner. And if you want to know the most useful thing or function of roller blind than let me tell you that it is helpful in not letting the morning sun rays to enter up the room which is considered to be something more useful to the home owners who wants to get rid of the morning light. This type of blind for your home is helpful in summer season because it helps in stopping the rays from entering up the room. Not only that but it provides with all sorts of elegant look and mark my words, sophistication comes within if you are planning to install roller blinds for your home.

  • Pleated blinds

Pleated blindsAnother type of blind for your home which you can go for is the pleated blinds which are available in the market. It comprises of many functions which you can go for in your home. Like the materials which are used in it is made up of cloth just like and similar to the Roman blinds which are present and which you can go for in your home. As you use it, it gets fold up side the fixing area and holds up the cloth which is being used in the blinds. We cannot say that it is perfectly and similar to that of the Roman shades but in pleated shades, the edges are being made sharp where as in Roman shades it is being in round shape. Pleated blinds are considered to be a bit expensive for the home owners who are not planning to spend more of their money in installing blinds for your home.

  • Vertical blinds

Vertical blindsWell, as we are discussing about types of blinds for your home than how can we forget to get you’re introduced with the vertical blinds which are available in the market. Vertical blinds are also known as track blinds. It is having the vertical structure of the plates which are being attested. It is having longer plates of the materials used in it. If you are having larger sized windows at your place and huge doors than mark my words, vertical blinds are considered to be your thing which you can go for at the time of getting blinds for your home. Well, as it is considered to be amongst the best type of blinds which you can go for, there are many different types of patterns and styles available which will be more suitable in your home when you will install it. It is made up of many materials like aluminum, wooden strips, plastic, cloth, etc. it is on the home owners that to select the best which will be more suitable in your place once you install it.

  • No doubt there are many different types of blinds available in the market which will help the home owners in the selective manner to go for. But it is more advisable to go for the best blinds for your home which would not only consider being perfect but will also increase the charm of your home.

How To Organize Your Closet

May 23, 2016  //  Posted by: Besty  //  Category: Home Improvement

Closet OrganisationIf you want your room to be organized and be in a good manner then the first step to keep your room organized is to organize your closet. When there is not enough space in your closet and it is all messed up, you start putting your stuff here and there in your room and make your room messy and cluttered. Thus for keeping your room and your life organized you need to keep your closet organized. For organizing your closet, you need to sort all your stuff and decide you have, what you use and what you never ever use and should be dumped. When you want to organize your closet and you open for organizing you feel that it is already organized and needs only minor changes but it is not so. While starting to organize your closet, you must take all the stuff out and think upon how to organize your closet. Organizing your closet might come to you like a big task but trust me it is not that big. You just need to follow some simple things and you will able to organize your closet like a pro. Here are some of the steps which would help you to organize your closet in a quick and efficient manner.

  • Sort your clothes

When you open a girls closet the highest amount of things you find in there is clothes and still each and every girl would be crying they has nothing to wear. To resolve this issue, all you need to do is just organize your closet. By doing so you will find many clothes which belong to you but you never see them in such a mess and hips of clothes. Take all your clothes out of your closet and start sorting them. Separate the clothes according to their use. Keep aside the clothes which you frequently wear and keep aside the clothes which you occasionally wear. After take aside the clothes which you never really put on and it still occupies space in your closet and make it really messy. Such clothes don’t belong to your close instead they should be donated. After sorting fold all your clothes in proper piles and place them in your closet again. You will find some increased space in your closet.

  • Sort seasonal clothes aside

There are many clothes which are seasonal and you cannot wear them throughout the year. These are the clothes which grabs much of your space in closet. You should take such seasonal clothes out of your closet and pack them up in boxes. This will give you added space your closet and you will be able to place all your stuff which you usually use but can’t find space for them. You can keep these seasonal clothes under your bed or in a storage unit or pack them properly and place them in your basement.

  • Clean the closet from inside

Before start organizing your closet and put your clothes back into it you must first clean it. When everything is out of your closet while organizing it, you must take a damp cloth and clean your closet with it. Clean each and every corner of your closet while organizing it and also not forget each drawer while organizing your closet and cleaning it. Before organizing your closet back you must sweep the closet or vacuum it. You should also wipe the walls while organizing your closet with the help of all-purpose cleaner. If you find any cobweb or spider while organizing your closet then try and clean it specifically. If you want to make any changes in your closet then it is the right time to do so while you are organizing your closet. You can change the inside color of the closet or you can also add any shelves or remove any and make your closet updated.

  • Organize your shoes

Shoes are such a thing which takes up lots of space in your closet. It is but obvious that you cannot have all your shoes in your closet. You have picked some of your shoes to be kept in closet and other at some separate space. Sort out which shoes you want in closet, which in storage space and which one to throw. Separate your shoes by type. Keep aside dress shoes, boots and sandals. Decide how often you wear which shoes. Keep the pair of shoes which is your favorite, your flip flops and sneakers at a place which is easily accessible. Buy a shoe rack and place it on the floor of your closet. This will make the process of finding the shoes on the occasions much easier for you. Even putting it back after use will also be easy and you will stay out mess while organizing your closet. While organizing your closet if you are not able to place it on the floor then try to store your shoes in the space which is overhead. This one of the more easy and efficient way to store your shoes. If your closet has doors which opens up instead of sliding doors then this is the best thing you have got. While organizing your closet try and make a hanging shoe rack on the sides of the closet. If you have any closet in the front hall then keep your shoes in that closet instead of your personal closet. This will offer you have a lot of space in your personal closet for your more personal stuff. Thus try and make this minor change while organizing your closet and specifically shoes.

  • Keep additional items in the additional space

When you get added space in your closet while organizing your closet, keep all those additional stuff in there like accessories, jewelry, towels, blankets, scarves, belts, bags, wallets and such other things. Keep that stuff easily accessible which are used daily by you. Try that this other stuff does not include magazine and box of chocolate as it can be kept anywhere else but not in your closet.

 

Tips of Taking Care for your Home

May 13, 2016  //  Posted by: Chip  //  Category: Home Care

Tips of Taking Care for your HomeThere are many things which you need to keep in mind when it comes for the matters of dealing with the process of taking care of your home. Not only in winter of the summer but you must take proper care of your home in all the season and the whole of the year because it will provide you with many benefits which you must be availed of when it comes for the question of taking care of your home. Well, in simple words we can call it taking care of your home as the inspection of your home which will help you in reducing off your expenses which you need to spend out of your investment. I know you might be thinking that it is very difficult to deal with this stuff of taking care of your home but mark my words it is not is hard but you just need to get clear about the things and the materials which you are going to need for the matters of taking care of your home.

The further discussion in this article will help you to get the assistance of the things which you need to comply with when it comes of the question of taking care of your home. There are certain matters which you need to take in to consideration at the time of taking care of your home like the tools which you will be in need must be ready, materials, the area of the home which you are going to take care of, etc. and many more of such things which can help you in complying with the process of dealing with taking care of your home in a better manner.

Tips of taking care of your home

  • As we are going for the tips of taking care of your home, than let us start up with the basement which has been install in your home. yes, basement is considered to be the most important part of your home which you need to comply with in a better manner. As we all know that basement is considered to be as the foundation of your home and this foundation if will get weak than it can affect the stability of your home where it is being standing. Using your basement often than it is considered to be a mandate thing to go for taking care of your basement which is installed in your home. Basement is considered to be one of the storage places where you can get all the things installed which can help you in getting and managing your extra stuffs in your home. Well, managing of keeping the gas, the chimney duct which has been fixed in over there, etc. and many such of the things which you need to test for because sometimes these things can bring it up for the matter of exposure in your home.
  • Another important factor which you need to take in to consideration at the time of dealing with the process of taking care of your home is the roof which is installed in your home. Yes, roof is considered to be important factor which you need to take in to account when you are going for the taking care of your home. You should be very much careful at the time of inspecting your roof because it is considered to be and it acts as the shelter which can help the home to save up in many of the situations like from winter, summer, snowfall, etc. and it is for resistant which is considered to be the best factor. One thing which we need to take in to consideration is that we are not going to install again and again the roof in our place because installing roofing or a new roof will create it many of your costing factors which can rise up your expenditure which you haven’t thought of. Many times we observe that because of the accumulated snow on the top surface of your home, it break downs or makes cracks on the roof which results in to giving damaging effects to the roof. It is considered to be important to look for the ins and outs of the roof which is installed because it will help you in increasing the life of your home.
  • Tips of Taking Care for your HomeAs talking about the tips of taking care of your home there are many such things which you need to take in to account when you are going for it like the interiors and the exteriors of your home. interiors of your home consists of the walls, furniture, the architecture which you are installing, flooring, painting of your home, etc. and many such things and the exteriors of your home includes the landscaping of your garden, garage, the plumbing system, deck which is being installed in your home, staircases, etc. and many more of the things which are considered to be important factors which you need to take in to account at the time of dealing with taking care of your home. not only that but the attic space which is present in your home, if you do not inspect it properly than there might be chances that it can give your home to be a damaging effects which would not sound in the favour of your home and the home owners too.
  • The main aim of this article was to support you with many of the things which can help you in the matters of dealing with the tips of taking care of your home. All the criteria must be taken in top account like the basement, roofing, the interiors as well as the exteriors of your home which do not give a cumulative effect in your investment as the matters of increasing your expenditure.