There are endless possibilities when choosing pool shapes from a basic rectangle or kidney to lavish structures that include waterfall features. The conventional styles with smaller dimensions are most popular offering a basic pool to unwind and cool off. Designs are not limited to squares or rectangles, but can include large circles or rounded edges.
Shapes and sizes of pools are determined by the amount of space available on the property. The area selected for installation will influence the style of the feature that will best work in terms of practicality and ease of maintenance. Do not make a rushed decision, but carefully consider size as it is expensive and complex to have to fill or remove pools at a later stage.
Create a budget for the addition and consider the options available that are valuable and cost effective. Contacting a professional contractor in the installation of pools will include an estimate of the materials and labor involved. The smaller sizes are less expensive than a large and complex design and require a fair comparison that will prove most suitable for a budget.
Swimming pools can be constructed for training and athletic purposes or a
Cleaning is easy
Kitchens and bathrooms are rooms which are notorious for high levels of foot traffic and lots of mess. From spilt baked beans to toothpaste and everything in between, kitchens and bathrooms are notorious for taking a lot of abuse! The problem with real wood floors and laminate flooring is that you have to be careful when cleaning them. Wood absorbs water and it will eventually rot. Gerflor flooring and other types of vinyl are very easy to clean. You can mop or wipe spillages and not have to worry about the impact it will have on the floor itself. Stone and tiling is similarly easy to clean, but for those on a budget, vinyl is probably the best solution.
Fantastic value for money
Vinyl is one of the cheapest flooring options around, but it is also great value for money given that it is highly durable. There are a huge number of patterns you can choose from and the price does not range a great deal. Gerflor flooring is notoriously durable and comes with a protective surface. This does mean that it is one of the more expensive types of vinyl, but
The first thing you need is a good pump. The pump is in charge of pulling the water out through the skimmer, forcing it through the filter where it is cleaned and then putting it back into the pool. If you don’t keep the water moving around your pool won’t look pretty for long.
The filter works in tandem with the pump. It is responsible for sifting out the impurities that accumulate in the water. There are three main types of filters: sand, cartridge and DE. Sand filters are the cheapest option but also have the most work attached to them. They are the most basic of filters and they do the job well, as long as you backwash them every 2 weeks. Cartridge filters on the other hand only have to be cleaned twice throughout the season and they are more like a vacuum filter you have at home. They get out more of the bad stuff so you can get on with the good stuff. The best filters are the DE kind with their unique look and feel and their ability to filter just about anything out of the water no matter how small.
Flotex flooring sits somewhere between carpet and vinyl flooring, encapsulating features of both to create a completely new kind of flooring. It is made of nylon fibres and there are approximately 66 million of them for every square metre of this flooring! Unlike carpet fibres, however, the fibres used to make Flotex flooring are completely upright, meaning that dirt and other mess does not get stuck and is easy to remove. Thus this acts as if it were a vinyl floor, but also has the additional benefits of a carpeted floor. The most common place you might find this type of flooring is in public places such as schools and gyms which have lots of traffic and are often the subject of potential stains.
The vertical fibres of the Flotex flooring are important for two reasons. Firstly, it helps reduce the chances of spilled products staining the surfaces FIbres which are curved are more likely to retain stains and mess and make it harder to clean. Secondly, upright fibres are important for allergy sufferers. They will help to retain allergens, but as opposed to carpets, they will easily allow for the allergens to be sucked up by
Chandeliers have played an important role in transforming a place from looking drab to looking fab! What was earlier just chosen at random has now become a thing of fashion. A chandelier is given utmost importance while beginning to do the interiors. It has been seen that sometimes people have done up the interiors of the house after choosing the chandelier of their choice.
A variety of chandeliers have come into the market in the last few decades that have transformed the whole idea of lighting in houses. A wide range of chandeliers both contemporary and conventional have come into the markets that have been made with extreme delicacy of craftsmanship. These also include shiny and elaborate crystal chandeliers and delicate and sleek modern lights that are not as out there.
Choosing a chandelier that matches your home will not only make your home look customized to your taste and choice but also make the home look well in sync with each element. Matching the decor with your chandelier becomes important especially when you are choosing a look that is extreme. For instance, if you are choosing a look that is edgy, clean and sharp then going
Whether I was consciously aware of it or not, I learned early on that being surrounded by things that make you feel good can help you survive in any situation. The older I get and the more life’s challenges are thrown at me, it serves as my motto. Being an interior decorator in my heart and also as a side profession, I find myself always trying to make a nest no matter where I land. My husband and I have moved a number of times and while there have been some really cool settings that we’ve lived in just by virtue of the home itself, there’s been other times when it only became a true home and respite by means of what we did with it.
I think this is a very important quality to develop because with the economy the way it is and especially in certain localities where the cost of housing is almost over the top, we don’t always get to choose our dream house. In fact, most times, not! But, with some creative imagination one can transform their living space into one which makes them just crave to walk through the front door,
A New Day
The reasons for these changes in the industry are obvious. Finite natural resources and growing market demand force manufacturers to work with materials that are sustainable. With a more informed, sophisticated and health-conscious consumer, the days of plastics, vinyls and synthetics are coming to an end. Where once the industrial development of adhesives focused on two dimensions – effectiveness and cost, there now exists two more considerations – safety and sustainability.
A Changing Industry
Some of the largest wallpaper manufacturers in the world are pushing into this new area of development with serious resources and effort. York Wallcoverings, based in York, Pa., is one of these. The oldest wallpaper manufacturer in the world, York has stayed relevant by staying progressive. Its engineers, designers, chemists and marketers are busy finding solutions to the sustainable problem. They have developed wallpapers from materials as diverse as natural grass, sand and even glass. Eco-Decor, one of their newest collections, is the culmination of these efforts. This work is leading the industry into a new realm, one it can take pride in and one in which its customers applaud.
With Earth Day right around the corner,
You will need the following:
- Strong string
- Sewing machine
- Staple gun
- Tape measure
- 5 wood batons
- 2 Screws/nails
- Fabric Tape
- Lining (optional)
- Plastic loops
- Measure the window. Depending on the type of window, you can either take the measurements from in between the walls so that the blinds sit right next to the window or take them from in front of the window so that the blind can come down past the sill.
- You can use any fabric but in order to get the best folds in the blind it is best to use fabric that is at least decorator weight. If you are adding a lining, use a dark colour to block out light. This is especially for blinds that are used in a bedroom.
- Measure and cut the fabric. Allow an extra inch on each side so that you can hem the edges to make a neat finish.
- If you are adding a lining, measure and cut the fabric. It should be cut an 1 inch smaller than the
Bed sheets are made from different fabrics. For example, there are those made from cotton, polyester, satin and others from silk. Each fabric has its pros and cons. For example, while cotton has a great natural feel, it has the tendency of causing skin irritations with some people. Cotton also tends to shrink and wrinkle.
If you are irritated by cotton you should go for units made from polyester. The cool thing with polyester is that you can fabricate it. It also doesn’t wrinkle much and lacks allergens thus won’t irritate you.
Satin and silk bed sheets are thin and feel excellent against your skin.
Weave Type and Thread Count
There are different weave types that you can go for: sateen, twill, and pinpoint. Sateen is the most common and is extremely soft; however, it’s not durable. Twill is cheaper, folds well and holds up in the wash. Pinpoint is hard at the start, but it softens after a number of washings.
The thread count determines the number of horizontal and vertical threads in each square inch of material. Always remember that the higher the thread count, the softer the material.