To start the building process of your new pool I would advise you to contact a swimming pool contractor. They will be able to come out to your property and evaluate all of the practical build challenges and advantages that are present. Once they provide you with the details of exactly what can and cannot be done on your property you can begin collaborating with them to come up with some really cool design ideas.
Depending on the type of environment and events you hold at your home you want to put a considerable amount of time into your swimming pool design to make sure your guest and family can enjoy your new outdoor space as much as you do. There are a lot of things to consider when coming up with your swimming pool design. One of the main things being how large and deep you want your pool, consider things like small children and pets If you know … Read the rest
First let’s take a look at what eclectic is not. It’s not a random gathering of furniture, art, and design elements with no rhyme or reason. It is a fun, imaginative grouping of unrelated style furnishings that are pulled together by scale, colour, and/or theme.
If you are tired of boring décor that looks the same, then an eclectic style may be just the thing to showcase your unique expression and personality in your home.
Here are some decorating rules to help you create an eclectic look:
- PLAY – Give yourself permission to go outside of your comfort zone and see what works. Sometimes trial and error leads to brilliant discoveries.
- HARMONY – Find a common element that you can carry throughout the room. Whether it’s a texture, colour, or scale – you can create harmony by finding something in common to display in various pieces.
Sometimes choosing the right pillows or decorative cushions can be just what you need
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This is the first choice to make. There are natural fibers such as cotton, wool, silk, linen and rayon as well as synthetic fibers such as acrylic, polyester, nylon, polypropylene and olefin. You can also choose from a good collection of leather and artificial leather. Original leather is available in plain grains as well as embossed patterns. Synthetic fibers have a soft texture but are not as durable as the synthetic ones.
Durability is an important aspect to consider if you do not want to repeat reupholstering projects within short periods of time. If you have pets and kids at home, you must go in for a material with higher thread count as they are dense and hold up well against rough and tough use. Leather and micro fiber fabrics offer the highest durability as upholstery fabrics.
There are different ways in which fabric is made. It is either woven or knitted. On a … Read the rest
The Purpose of Rugs
Adding practical and aesthetic value to a space, a rug’s purpose is wholly dependent on the use of the space and is predominantly two-fold. Primarily rugs serve to anchor the furnishings that fill a space and denote the parameters of the space itself, creating differentiation between the dining and living areas for example. Additionally, a rug can also enhance the decor of a room, adding visual intrigue, unifying the colour scheme and perhaps warming or softening hard surfaces such as hardwood or tiled flooring. Furthermore, rugs have the ability to absorb sound, providing the benefit of noise reduction within rooms that have hard flooring. Ranging in size, shape, colour, pattern, theme and style, rugs are multipurpose pieces that can add value to any and every room of the home.
How to Choose the Perfect Rug
When choosing or designing a rug, ensure that your lifestyle remains front of mind. Consider the piece in the context of … Read the rest
Curtain sets; serve many benefits apart from covering your windows. Many people prefer blinds over drapes and curtains but the real look is usually achieved with the help of curtains.
Some of the advantages of curtain sets include:
- Curtains are able to keep a good level of light outside. Apart from functioning as appropriate insulation materials for windows, they add value to your ordinary windows. Since drapery is able to uplift the charm of windows, these are the best wall and windows enhancer, even to this date.
- The aesthetic appeal in curtains is really great. If you compare curtains with blinds, you would learn that with curtains, you could actually play with patterns, colors with alignments (vertical, horizontal). The fabric of curtain sets is very much diverse, you can go for thicker ones or you can go for something that is as thin as the linen. The industry of drapery is very rich and mature in creativity today; hence, you
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A Snug Fit
Duvet covers should be roughly the size of your comforter. A very large cover creates unnecessary gaps and air bumps. The maximum you can allow is 2 inches more than the size of the comforter it is intended to cover. To make sure you get a comforter that is tailored to fit, measure the down comforter or duvet before you go shopping. When shopping online, you can find the product dimensions in the production description or check the size on the packaging if you choose to shop locally.
An Easy Changeover
You will have to change duvet comforters often as part of the regular cleaning process. They feature zippers, snaps, fabric ties and Velcro snaps. You should choose an option that is easy to fasten and unfasten.
The Fabric Choice
This includes the type as well as the style of fabric. The first tip is to choose a fabric style and color that matches the overall décor … Read the rest
That’s when they went to the pool store and that’s where they bought all their chemicals and all their replacement parts.
There was a time this was about the only place they could go, long before the internet. Every time the water in their pool was cloudy or green it was off to the store with the little sample bottle full of pool water to be tested by what looked like some pretty scientific equipment. It was pretty common, at that point, to leave with a large bag of chemicals.
One of my clients emailed me saying her husband just bought over a hundred dollars worth of chemicals after taking in a sample of their green pool water. My response was to take it all back and do as I tell you.
Above ground pool filters are not known to have to the life expectancy of the higher quality in ground units. Because of this parts are needed sooner and … Read the rest