Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Creating Your Own Beautiful Yard


Most of us always admire people’s lawns and home landscapes thinking it is an expensive affair to have a beautiful landscape for their homes. Let me allay your fears, you do not need to be a landscape designer to create a beautiful yard. I will take you through the basics of creating your ideal beautiful yard.

First our guide to creating a beautiful yard should be our needs, which may change with time. An ideal yard though should provide your family with recreation space, privacy and leisure. With your needs and plan in mind, take a moment to consider how your plans and ideas will affect the overall look of your house. It is also important to try out something before you spend your money on it, you can offer to assist a friend or neighbour who is creating her yard or garden to sharpen your skills before you actually create your own yard. Here are tips that will help you create your own beautiful yard:

Cost: The 101 factor in every project is cost, work within what you have budgeted. It is more costly to buy soil than to improve on the soil you already have. Works with what you already have, do not uproot grass or trees, instead think of improving your soil by adding compost manure to it. Take advantage of the free trees which are provided in some cities in an effort to green our towns.

Availability of materials: It is important to do research on what you want to plant in your yard. You may have in mind a type of grass or tree that does not do well where your home is because of climate conditions. It will save you the heartache of watching your energy, time and money wither away in the scorching sun.

Needs: I earlier mentioned that needs is what guides us in creating our yards. Bear in mind that needs change with time, for example a family with Kids may consider installing temporary toddler recreation facilities which may soon lack importance in the yard.

As you get inspired as to how you want your landscape to look like, whether with alluring ponds and fountains, remember that you need to have passion for your yard. You will always finds ways saving money by borrowing ideas and also inventing using things within your reach.

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Getting started with your bathroom


Who doesn’t want to take a shower or a bath in a clean cozy bathroom especially after a hard day’s work? Then let’s think of how we will make it work.  You can choose from the different styles of bathrooms available.

 Contemporary bathrooms give you sleek lines and a cool, clean look which create beautiful modern bathrooms.  A traditional bathroom adds traditional style and classic finishes to your bathroom, while a Country bathroom gives you well-worn finishes and unique accents create beautiful country baths.
Whichever your bathroom style let’s look at a guide of where to begin with your bathroom. For you to have a comfortable bathroom that meets your needs; you need to have a good bathroom layout.

Ultimately, your bathroom layout will depend on your budget, space and on existing plumbing. It easier to construct your drainage near existing plumbing; to avoid costs of moving plumbing lines. A caution though, is to avoid pipes in the exterior walls especially in cold areas as they can freeze and burst causing a disaster that may even cause you to bring down your whole house.

When thinking of sinks in your bathroom you may need to consider the functionality of your bathroom, how many people use the bathroom especially in the morning, could you have two separate sinks to enable two people get ready at the same time and save on your time? It all depends on such factors.

Most people think of a separate toilet compartment in order to achieve privacy. It is possible though to achieve comfort and privacy without having a wall compartment separating the bathroom and the toilet. You can use a privacy panel made of glass that obscures view without blocking light and uses little space.

Choose a bathroom counter top that is durable, capable of withstanding water, soap and cosmetics as well as give you ample space for morning rush hour in the bathroom. Remember this depends on your taste and budget.

The main consideration in bathroom flooring is moisture. You want to avoid carpeting and wood in your bathroom because these don’t go well with moisture. If you choose to use ceramic tiles, select a design that has texture to avoid slippage.

Lastly, when choosing a toilet for your bathroom, consider who the primary users of the toilet are and how often it will be used. If you have kids, what height and size should be ideal for them? All this consideration is invaluable if you are to have a bathroom that suits your style, budget and needs.

Monday, 27 May 2013

Whats trending in 2013 Interior Design

Each year begins with a new taste and design, this year we are moving towards vintage designs with a modernist touch.

Home owners have always been detached from the projects of their own home improvement; but not this year. The desire for people to express themselves has become even more popular than ever, you want to have colors, furniture and decor that reminds you of something fond, makes you smile.
Men working from home have now added their touch to interior design with less flashy colors and decor that they can connect with.
Old school is back! When our parents and grandparents used to knit and embroider. This handmade colorful pieces when fused with modern designs are simply homely.

Fabric covers, wall papers, paintings and graphic art with floral patterns and white background is trending this year; and gives your home a strong touch of romance and vibrancy.
We again go back to when we used to write on our walls while playing with our peers; graphic art mixes with interior design to create original wall imprints that conveys a unique impression.
If we are conscious about preventing surface run-off, creating a fresh aura in our homes, then green we go! green walls and roof tops are becoming popular this year. This is the best way of expressing and actualizing our desire to protect and conserve our environment.