When houses were built, they were designed to be facing north so that all the bedrooms of the house would be warm by the time night arrived. Curtains were not only invented to keep your personal life private but they were also made to retain the warmth within the house. The curtain fabric is sewed tightly so that it blocks the cold draft of air which comes through your window or door.
Open all your curtains during the day to allow the warm sunlight into the rooms. When sunset arrives and it’s time to close the curtains, there will be enough heat to keep the surrounding areas warm. Using sunlight as your main source of heat also helps your pocket a great deal.
Easier and money-less ways to keep yourself warm in your home during the winter months would be to place your sofa or bed close to a window … Read the rest
Filament tower technology was developed by CREE, which is a way of arranging the LED chips vertically to create that traditional feel that home-owners are looking for. This mimics traditional light and can be very warm and welcoming. The great thing with the LED filament bulb is that it comes in a wide range of shapes an sizes, so you can choose the ones you feel best meet your particular requirements whether it’s a traditional bulb or a candlelight bulb.
Further, you will find that these LED filament bulbs are used extensively in restaurants, high end stores and homes. They do have a shorter life span than some of the other LED lighting options available on the market, but in most instances you can expect them to last anywhere up to forty thousand hours, depending on the brand and quality that you purchase.
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Essentially dirt and grime are carried in from outside. Even the cleanest of households will see a deterioration in the appearance of their stone floor. Dirt created within the home also adds to the issue. Even the process of routine cleaning can add to the problem. Why? As you clean you can be effectively pushing the dirt from the surface of the tile into the grout lines. Stone sealers applied upon installation also deteriorate. This means the tiles’ ability to defend against the build up of dirt is also reduced. These factors combined mean that tiles will start to look dull and dirty over time.
This is the point at which individuals will start to look for the help and support of a professional stone cleaning and restoration specialist. At this point an inspection or survey is advised. The following information has been put together in order to provide evidence … Read the rest
In addition to considering the area, you should also consider other factors when purchasing the units. Some of these factors include:
- The quality of the lights: What is the quality of the lights? For the units to last for long, you should go for high-quality lights. One of the signs that tells you that the lights are of high quality is the warranty. Manufacturers offering a guarantee on their products are confident in the product. This gives you peace of mind as you know that the product will last for a long.
Another sign of quality strip lights is the material used in making them. As rule of thumb, go for products made from high-quality materials as they will not only look good after installation, but they will also last for a long time.
- The size of the lights: Just like other products in the market, strip lights
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The City of London, originally founded by the Romans at the first passable crossing of the River Thames, has an extraordinary and extremely diverse design heritage stretching back over 2000 years. The original global city, London rose to prominence as the metropolitan capital of the British Empire which at its height stretched across the globe covering almost one third of the world. Following the industrial revolution, London became a centre for global trade drawing in people from across the world as its population rose to one million inhabitants.
It was during this Victorian era that the basic framework of sofa design was refined and commercialised as an industrial process. From framework to padding, springs to padding and finally top cover and finish, London Sofas became renowned across Europe for their enduring quality, comfort and style. With modern technology lowering the cost of production, sofas became far more cost effective than … Read the rest
These flexible LED strips, therefore, have flooded the market and with their affordability, they have been listed as the first choice for either commercial or residential lighting purposes. Anyone in need of them can get them in almost all electronic stores. With such ease, there come several risks, which therefore requires one to consider certain tips when planning to buy and installing them. In this article, we focus on these factors to consider.
There are different types of these flexible LED strips based on various factors and they all depend on how they are used. For example, those that are for interior lighting are very different from those used in outdoor lighting. Humidity and wetness on the outside require them to be waterproof and more resistant to shock and other outdoor damages.
Another difference is based on their power source; there those that utilize DC power while others will utilize … Read the rest
It is the most common, beautiful and versatile material you can select for the front door but it is not maintenance free. When you choose this material, you must think about keeping the wood protected from moisture damage and also regular repainting works and such repairs every once in a while. Solid woods make heavier beautiful woods and they can be expensive compared to those made with laminates and plywood. Compared to other door materials, wood is generally a more expensive option and requires more maintenance, but its timeless beauty really cannot be compared. Wood doors are very appealing and create a traditional warm feel to any home.
This material mimics real wood and it can be designed in a variety of ways to get you beautiful fiberglass doors. The best thing about this material is that it has very few requirements as far as maintenance goes compared … Read the rest
Unfortunately, what you will find is most new homes or new doors you buy from Bunnings and big stores like that is the quality of the internal parts are very cheap.
If you find the door you are using is currently made out of very cheap parts, then it might be worth replacing the door with something better.
One of the most common things we see is this.
You may have recently bought your new home and with a year or two, you notice one or two of the doors no longer slide like they used to.
Old style doors used to be quite heavy. In fact, even the modern sliding glass doors are quite heavy.
But at some stage, the original owner may have done a home sliding door repair job and replace the rollers with cheap parts.
It is these cheap parts which are causing the issue.
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Conditioning the wood is one of the first things that should be done after you purchase oak furniture. This is easy to do on your own and requires just a few minutes of your time. When you condition the furniture you will be able to prevent many stains that would otherwise occur while also helping to create the perfect look in your home. You can condition almost any type of wood furniture, including tables and chairs.
Dusting is also something that you should do to all of your oak furniture pieces no less than one time per week. Dusting keeps the bunnies away and ensures that your furniture looks its best. Along with regular dusting, be sure that you clean the pieces with an oil-based cleanser once every three to four months. This keeps them looking their best.
If you have outdoor furniture the care that should be undertaken to … Read the rest
The hands down best choice of sheet in the winter is the classic flannel sheet. It has been used for centuries, and continues to be the bain of existence for men even to this day. Flannel sheets are a great for those cold winter nights, as it does not breath but rather catches all of the warmth. Flannel is either going to be ceylon flannel which is the warmest and a combination of wool and cotton which creates a perfect cocoon of warmth. Secondly, there is cotton flannel which is a mix of cotton that is napped. You can get single or double brushed flannel, the more brush stokes the softer the flannel. You can also get it without brushing, but unless you are an imperial French soldier from 1789 I feel you will not want this coarse flannel. Flannel sheets come in a variety of colors in … Read the rest