Suitable Window Coverings

First assess where the window is in the room; is it on the north, south, east or west wall? Then, you can move on to what effects north, south, east or west light and ventilation will have on your room. For instance, if you have a view, you will want to capitalize on it– nothing trumps a view. If your view is to the south or west, you will have sun issues that need to be addressed to protect your furnishings and floors; consider tinting so you can enjoy the view.

With a view window, you may want to consider no window coverings at all which will work if you do not have a privacy issue or thermal protection; tinting will also help with thermal conditions. In the case of a view without the need for privacy measures, I usually recommend nothing at all, or “dummy panels”, non-functioning drapery panels that add color, design and interest to a room to enhance the view outside and the decor of the room inside.

If you have a window without a view or an unpleasant view, I usually look outside to see what can be done to alter the

About Metal Aesthetic

Don’t think I believe I’m telling you something you don’t already inherently understand. Surely, most people know what they like, and most people tend to choose the same kinds of things over and over; we are habitual creatures, and comforted by the familiar. I would merely encourage you to examine, carefully, those decorative statements you have already made; look objectively at your own home, or even just one room, and consider who you are, aesthetically speaking, according to the objects and decorative gestures you have gathered and placed.

In my own home, I lean very much toward a contemporary, minimalist aesthetic, with very modern lines, bold colors (I especially love red and graphic black and white), rich textures (silk, leather, wool), and abstract, visual accents.

In the realm of decorative arts, I am drawn to elemental materials, such as sculptures made of glass or metal. I have several wall sculptures made of copper alloy or treated aluminum, and, indeed, they compliment beautifully the modern aesthetic of my overall decor. But regardless of that, I find that metal wall sculptures are simply a favorite thing of mine.

In preparation for this post, I’ve really thought hard

History of European Porcelain

Throughout the centuries, a disciplined, strict demand for the highest quality moved the art of porcelain making forward. Each kiln from the past can be easily identified by archaeologists due to the mountain of pottery shards nearby. These piles of broken wares were not pieces that were dropped or that came out of the kiln misshapen; these were pieces – numbering in the tens of thousands even at the smaller operations – that failed to make the cut. Quality was never compromised in the production of porcelain in China. Once the Chinese established trade routes to the western world through the Silk Road, new markets emerged for the fine porcelain. The Chinese standards of allowing only the highest quality products to be sold sparked ravenous demand throughout the developing world.

By the 17th century, European traders had finally caught on and a mania for fine porcelain set in. The result was a feverish demand for a product likely never before seen in the developing world’s economy. Millions of pieces of porcelain started to move through China’s open trading port of Canton. Historically an isolationist nation, China’s borders were closed to outsiders. Foreigners, with the particular exception of

Decorating With Poster Frames

The custom framer professional also brought up the option of adding a mat to make our posters look like art prints and while that did not work our aesthetic, it opens up the options. Think of how many other things can be made to look like a million bucks while using very simple, metal or wood poster frames. All custom frame shops should have a poster framing options, generally thin black frames (but ask, sometimes other color frames are available too) that do not distract and do not overwhelm posters which tend to be busy and colorful enough without having to over embellish it with a big, gold frame. Those same poster frames could be used for other things. Photos, actual art prints, certificates, etc, anything can be framed in a simple poster framed and highlighted with a nude, off-white mat and make it look wonderful.

Adding a mat to anything is a simple way of highlight its importance as it is a classical way to frame artwork, thus our mind makes the connection with it. Print small black and white photos of your family and use a black poster frame (wood or metal) and a white

Find Rated Portable Hot Tub

  • Construction. You need to make sure your hot tub is built to last more than one season. There’s no real way to know this ahead of time, but as a general rule of thumb, the inflatable hot tubs with interior reinforced construction seem to hold up best.
  • Price. You can expect to find most inflatable spas to be in the $350 to $800 range. That’s a sizeable investment. But, it’s nowhere near the cost of an in-ground spa.
  • Warranty. Check out the warranty provided by each manufacturer before you buy. This will adjust your expectations and should furnish you with a customer service contact if you need new parts or – worst case – a replacement hot tub.
  • Jets. Again, just so you won’t be disappointed when you climb into your hot tub for the first time, pay attention to how many jets your hot tub comes equipped with. Generally, four-person inflatable units have 120 jets, while the larger six-person tubs have 140. And please understand that they produce a powerful stream of bubbles, not real jets of water, as you might be used to in the big commercial hot tubs.
  • Covers. When you are making your selection,

Info of Veneer Basics

Veneer is created by slicing wood from logs in to very thin layers. For staircase design the ideal thickness of it is 6mm and popular wood choices are Hemlock, Mahogany, Ash and Oak. The process of making it is an ancient art that was first implemented by the Ancient Egyptians for use on their furniture and their sarcophagi. The Egyptians hand sawed their wood in to the very thin slices, today though, there are three main machine tools used for production which make it much easier and reduce waste:

  • A rotary lathe.
  • A slicing machine.
  • A half round lathe.

There are several types available in today’s market:

  • Raw: This has two ‘best’ sides until one has had an appropriate finish applied.
  • Paper Backed: This is useful for applying to pillars and other items of curved furniture because it is more pliable than the raw type. It is also available in large pieces.
  • Phenolic Backed: This is considered an ecological solution because it is completely man-made. Again this type is good for curved furniture because it is not likely to crack when bending and can be purchased in large sheets.
  • Laid Up: This one comes

Contemporary Interior Decoration

Basically, contemporary interior design includes clean lines, simplicity, subtlety, sophistication and texture. Contemporary interior decorator and designer work to bring out more spaces than before by giving greater emphasis on colours, shades, space and sleekness.

They use colours that are more neutral and bright using bold and bright colours to represent contemporary style. Present day style for Interior decoration includes the neutral, white and black colours. Black is the colour of ground and neutral is meant for walls while it is bold accessories that are used to highlight the backdrop. There is greater use of tints of bright colours like green, orange, red, white, gold and cream that are widely used in contemporary interior design.

Contemporary interior design also includes few important trademarks like chrome metallic accents by using heavy mirrors and glass. A wide array of bold colour blocks, bare windows, high ceilings, and geometric shapes are used in walls as well as art sculptures. It is more of including things that define contemporary interior, and less is more here. Every piece used has its own individuality and is unique with interior design of this type.

The contemporary style furniture includes clean, smooth and

Water Leak Detection

Many pool owners believe a leak would be obvious. However, most leaks are not obvious, until they are of major concern. Meanwhile, damages worth thousands of dollars are made and you can see it from your higher water bill. Additional damage may be done to the other pool elements, on your own and your neighbour`s property and other surrounding objects.

The most obvious sign of pool leaking is the lower water level. The first step in leak testing any swimming pool is to figure out if the pool is actually leaking. Many pool owners often believe that somewhere there is an active leak. But it can be just an evaporating. There are lots of factors effecting this situation, such as your geographical location, water and climate temperature, direct sunlight and crosswinds. It should be kept in mind that a pool should only lose about 1/8 inch of water each day to evaporation. The simplest solution is to add water to the pool because it cannot be fixed just by using a solar blanket cover.

If your pool is leaking more than evaporation then the next step is to check the pool piping system. Leaking may occur

Bedroom Floor Space Optimization

Many interior design plans have long incorporated space-saving techniques especially those for small apartments. These range from smart cupboards to built-in shelving wherever it is possible to fold, tuck or camouflage.

Technological developments have greatly helped in enabling people to work from home with the use of remote connections over internet channels. This further puts a constraint on the ever-shrinking home space.

The first technique that you have to consider is to use dual fold doors. These new designs effectively meet the challenges that modern day apartments pose. The slender designs of glass or aluminum dual fold doors, their flexibility and their unmatched function promotes energy efficiency as well as durability. Such doors are perfect for dining rooms and for indoor spaces that need to be separated from the natural landscapes outside. Many homeowners have chosen to use these doors in their homes especially those that want to optimize every square inch of their property.

A second technique is to use convertible beds. The idea behind this concept is to use beds that easily convert into something else or they can be stored away, turning the bedroom into a living room or a child’s playroom

Many Uses Of Window Film

When it comes to privacy, window films are most often applied in rooms like the bathroom. They can be applied to exterior-facing windows, interior glass doors and even the glass of shower enclosures. For both privacy and décor, there are many types of window films that can be used.

This article will look at the three most popular: stained glass, appliques and privacy films.

Stained glass has become an increasingly popular style of window film in the last ten years. New printing and digital processes have made the colors and styles more vibrant. This has helped the film mimic that which it is intended to copy – stained glass – an ancient art by which glass is colored using the addition of metals and other materials during the glassmaking process. The most common application for this type of glass was usually in churches, where religious scenes were depicted. The effect originally was to teach a mostly illiterate audience, but the beautiful way the glass colored the rays of the sun was not lost on anyone and this application remains common even today. It is, however, an exorbitant cost for the average homeowner. This is why stained glass window