The ceilings are tall and the verandas are generous, allowing the doors and windows to be open to the trade winds while the interiors are cool and dry, protected from the frequent rains that keep the island so lush and green.
Many of the necessities of farm life in the mid-1860’s were incorporated into the home, and are still in use today. The kitchen, while modest by today’s standards, is efficient and serviceable. They still use the old wood burning stove, which keeps the kitchen quite warm, even in the summers! The kitchen has a composting bin, which is air-cooled to the outside, which keeps unpleasant odors from accumulating. It is handy to remove the waste to the outside compost pile. While composting is making a comeback today, having outside access might be a good thing, but probably less practical in today’s kitchen.
Dishtowels air dry under the sink while hanging on dowels that slide out for easy access. This … Read the rest
For homeowners who wish to have a fully customizable model, concrete is the way to go. The homeowner can design the shape and size based on their needs and preferences. Designers can provide decorative accents, such as etching, to provide a customized pool. Also, concrete models will last a long time.
The drawback to concrete is the cost. They are more expensive primarily due to the type of materials that are used to construct them. There is also a lot of time-intensive labor required to install them. Adding in customization or intricate design work will also add to the expense.
Vinyl models are another option to consider. These inground pools are installed by placing a steel frame in the ground. It is then covered with a strong plastic cover. For those homeowners who want to customize the shape but do not want the expense of concrete, vinyl is a comparable option. They are significantly less costly than other … Read the rest
Find a company that promises exceptional quality to its services and is confident enough to offer a hundred percent money-back guarantee. So if you are looking for a pool cleaning service in your neighborhood, make sure that you engage a company that prioritizes quality. In making quality its priority, a pool service company would be backed by its thorough checklist as well as by its team of highly trained employees.
It takes pains to make sure that its employees are trained and tested on both chemical and equipment information and that they continue to stay current on all new information and technology advances in the area of pool services. The checklist mentioned above ensures that clients never need worry about adding chemicals or salting their pool. The service includes an extensive tracking program that keeps all chemical results from every visit.
Such data are essential in taking the proper measures that will keep your pool looking its best as well … Read the rest
Tackle Clutter with Cubes
One of the trendiest methods of getting organized is through stacking wire storage cubes. Available in several colors, wire cubes are perfect for both residential and commercial needs. Wooden cubes are also popular, but the high visibility that wire cubes offer can make them more desirable. Being able to see the objects stored enables you to quickly find what you are looking for.
Versatile and Convenient Organization
A wire cube storage system is the perfect solution to all of your storage needs. These cubes can literally be used in any setting, from the office to the home, few other products can compare to the versatility and simplicity that these stacking and expandable wire cubes offer. Even retailers find these metal cubes perfect for their needs. Wire cubes are easy to put together, they are lightweight, stackable, and can be used to create a storage system of any size.
Cube Storage Options
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Keep this in mind if you want your room box to feel airy and spacious, or as I like to put it, “think about the invisible.” Create as much unused space as possible in your miniature. This doesn’t necessarily mean less furniture, but being more selective in choices available, in whatever time period you are working.
For example instead of having a sofa that has a skirt all the way to the floor, have one that has the legs visible, so that you can see underneath. That’s the “invisible” part. You don’t see the bottom of the sofa. You only see the seat and back, but your mind knows there is probably empty space under there. Sure enough. Hold the box at eye level and you can see all the way to the wall. This gives the illusion of a small block of a space being used rather than a large block.
The same is true of tables, which should … Read the rest
You first want to start with clearing off your space. Take a look around for items that are displayed on your counter-space, yet you rarely use. If you have small appliances that you only use once or twice a month, it is a good idea to put them away in your pantry or cabinets so that you can make space for your every day appliances, like your Keurig. (For the purpose of this article, I will use Keurig as an example because it’s such a household name, and nearly everyone I know has one)
The beauty of having a Keurig is that there are so many items on the market that complement your coffee maker, that it is nearly impossible not to have a dedicated area, in your kitchen, where you can find everything quickly, and be on your way.
There are several different styles of Keurig cup holders in the market today. Some are vertical, while others look like … Read the rest
First step – selecting the curtains
There is always a lot of confusion while selecting the right curtains for your windows. The good thing about the grommet style is that there are not many variations in terms of design and style, and that makes it easy for you to select the right curtains. However there are enough options for you to choose the best fit for your interiors. The designs may vary from contemporary to country and many more. There are also the color variations which you can decide based on your preferences and the interiors of your house. Likewise cost is often an issue and the curtains could be chosen based on the personal preferences while considering the affordability factor. Discount curtains are easily available on the internet and can be a very good option for those who are looking to save some money. Selecting the best curtains for your windows may take some time but it is essential … Read the rest
The Look of Cowhide
All types of floor coverings that you add to your space can help to control the noise volume in a home with wood or stone floors. However, the area rugs that you choose to use in your decorating efforts will play a major role in the overall look of a home, and because of this, you do want to consider the benefits of a cowhide rug with a black and white design. Cowhide rugs are often associated with rustic homes with a country western look, but they can also be used with gorgeous results in homes with a modern look or even a traditional look. The black and white hue of traditional cowhide rugs makes them ideal for enhancing the look of many homes. Your room may have minimal use of colors, and the unique pattern of cowhide coupled with the textile element of this material will enrich the style. On the other hand, your room … Read the rest
There are many ways to combine colors to create a balanced and pleasing design. In general, it is best not to use more than three colors in a space. Plan to use one color primarily in the space, one color for more than half the remaining balance, and use the third just as an accent.
Wall color is an easy and inexpensive way to redecorate a room. Just changing the wall shade can dramatically alter the look of the space. Your choice of hue can make the room appear larger or smaller. For example, a small room can look larger if you use a white on the walls. Likewise, using a dark color such as chocolate brown on your walls can make a room seem smaller and cozier.
Before you jump in with a bold shade on your walls, try it out in smaller doses, such as with pillows or accent pieces, to make sure you like it, before you … Read the rest