Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Why Eco Friendly Paint?

                                               
With the ever growing realization on the impact of our activities on the environment, there is need to consider how construction materials affect the environment. Use of eco-friendly paints helps reduce carbon foot prints and these ripples to you saving money. Eco-friendly paints are water-based and are available in three types; clay paint, lime wash and milk paint.
The recent environmental hazard associated with traditional paints has led manufacturers to produce paint with less volatile organiccompounds which release emissions years after painting. The eco-friendly paints are generally latex-based and have fewer odour which reduce both indoor air pollution and smog.
Though this eco-friendly paints are generally more expensive and is still undergoing improvement, the long term and short term benefits of the same supersedes the cons. But we have to contend with the fact that these paints are not mostly suitable for exteriors due to the weather conditions, its washable therefore not long lasting and the fact that it’s expensive; while manufacturers find ways of producing long lasting cheaply available eco-friendly paint; all these for a good course- to protect our environment.

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Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Want to buy a house-Beware of inferior furnishings

                                                            
Purchasing an already built and furnished house may seem the easiest thing to do considering the time and hustles of constructing a house. But before you purchase that house that may seem like everything you ever wanted, take some time to consider a few important things beyond size, style and price.

Remember that the model house in the showroom may not be the same house you are purchasing. Many unsuspecting buyers after inspecting the showroom house make a decision to buy a house, not knowing that most of the houses are constructed with similar but inferior materials which deteriorate after a few months.

Visit the house more than once and make sure you get a professional to inspect the house. Virtually all houses have defects, some of which are curable, so knowing this beforehand will help you negotiate for the best price considering what you will spend to cure the defects.

Get a detailed record of the past improvements and the furnishings used, this will help you be forewarned if cheaper furnishings were used, therefore the need to re-furnish sooner than later.

Quiz the sellers to make sure you have detailed information of all the faults of the house. Make sure you buy a house form a reputable agent.

Monday, 2 April 2012

Mahogany dining tables

                                                                
Wood furniture can last long if taken care of properly. It is important to always be keen on the type of wood used in making your furniture if you want lasting results. Came across a young proprietor who specializes in making furniture with mahogany.

Mahogany is regarded by many as the world’s premier wood for fine and high class furniture, cabinets, trimming fine boats, pianos, sculptures, carvings. I was keenly impressed by some of her unique dining set carefully carved from mahogany.

Due to its high fine to medium texture with uniform interlocking grains, mahogany produces highly attractive figures with a high luster with elegant finishing characteristics.

If you are thinking of wood furniture, try mahogany which though expensive will give you the desired furniture styles with unique curves that will fit your interior specifications.

Check out some dining table designs by Mary Nasiali made form Mahogany.