5 tips to give your outdoors a makeover

August 26, 2012  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Home Decor

Home decor ideas, home decorSure we all concentrate on making our house look beautiful and well looked after. We put in so much effort for the indoor look of our house that we forget that is the outdoors that gives the first impression. If you have been ignoring your outdoors for a long time, here are a few tips that will give them a quick make-over:

• Remove the weed and wild grasses and manicure your outdoors.
• Plant potted plants, especially flowers and make sure they stay alive!
• Re-paint the mail box, outside lights or buy new ones. This will add on to the new look a lot and give your outdoors a lot of freshness along with the plants.
• If you have fences or an outside wall, repaint them.
• Have a special place, which is out of sight where you can keep your garbage and junk materials inside of keeping them lying around in your front yard or lawn.

Mosaic vs. Natural Stone Which is a Better Pick

August 17, 2012  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Flooring

Mosaic  flooring, flooring optionsOur basements are one of the most vulnerable places of our homes. They tend to get more damp and prone to bacterial growth as well. More dust accumulation occurs in the basement. Weakening of the basement means that the house’s foundation is in danger. Water damage is the main reason why this happens in most cases. That’s why it’s important for us to look out for the warning signs of water damage in basements.

Dark or discoloured spots on the ceiling and walls mean that there is a leakage somewhere. Sometimes we might notice the paint peeling off the walls. This means the same as well. Other signs which you must look out for are corrosions in surrounding equipment. Sometimes the best way to detect this is to see if the fuse box has a lot of rust or not. Mold and mildew, efflorescence and bad odor also are sure signs of water damage.

Solar home gadgets

August 09, 2012  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Uncategorized

Solar home gadgets, solar gadgetsThe concept of solar energy has enhanced people to save energy. With the advent of technology, the solar energy gadgets are being modified day by day. Even many electronics are being produced with solar cells so that no extra battery is required. The liveliest example would be the calculator which we use daily. If you are a music freak and have an mp3 plugged into your ear all the time, the charge may go down any time.

Earlier that would have been quite annoying but nowadays there are mp3s that are charged with the help of solar energy so that it gets charged automatically. There are solar chargers too for such mp3s. They are easy to carry as they are small in size. You will be surprised to know that the electric razor which you use to shave are also available with solar cells that will enable you to charge the razor if the electricity is gone.

Bathroom cleaning equipments

August 01, 2012  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Home Care

Bathroom cleaning equipments, bathroom maintenanceHaving a clean bathroom should be one of the biggest priorities in your home. Having a dingy and dirty bathroom, not only makes the place look filthy but it also is a very unhealthy way to live. If you have a clean and fresh bathroom, then you can even come home and relax in the bathroom, give yourself a spa like treatment there itself.

There are many things available which are used to clean bathrooms. Homemade materials like lemon juice and vinegar are some natural products which you can use. Also use of bleach once a month in all corners of the bathroom is important. Use toilet cleaners religiously and vacuum clean the rug/ carpet and the curtains once a week. You’ll find many tile cleaning solutions in the market which are not acidic. Also make sure that your have an exhaust fan in your bathroom to help the place stay dry and fresh.