Are Plantation Shutters the Right Choice for Your Home?

Doing home improvement projects can be an intimidating prospect for many people. However, with a little forethought, you can avoid most of the major problems that tend to arise in such situations. If you just getting started, it is often best to start with a smaller project that will be easy to complete in a short period of time. For instance, you might consider having some window shutters installed on your home. This job can be done very quickly and is usually very affordable. Once you have finished this job, you can then decide if you want to tackle a more difficult project.

Installing shutters is a fairly straightforward job if you have the right tools on hand. However, you may decide that you do not feel comfortable tackling this work on your own. If so, do not give up. The good news is that a professional installation company can help you out. Whether you just need some assistance with a few areas, or you want someone to do all the work for you, it is easy to find someone who can assist you. By looking around, you can make sure that you are able to find the right people for the job.…

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Shutters Are the Talk of the Town

Everyone seems to be in love with the Orange County shutters that were put into my home recently. Whenever I have someone over, the first thing they tell me is that they love the shutters. It’s a bit odd, because I’ve put some other things in my home as well, but those don’t get any attention. The new rug that’s right in front of the front door goes unnoticed, the new sofa is just barely seen, and the new lamp is just a background item. The shutters just captivate everyone, and it’s all they can talk about when they see it.

The reason I got the shutters is because I went over to my aunt’s home and I saw that she had gotten some.…

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My Lakeside Cottage Dream Has Been Fulfilled

I visited a village in Europe when my family traveled there on vacation as a child. I really liked the old style of cottages by the sea that had orange county shutters on the outside of the windows. They were not those fake ones you see on homes in the suburbs that do not do anything. As I got older, I always wanted to be able to buy a cottage by the lake that is close to the apartment we lived in for years. We saved up a down payment, and we bought some lake property that had an old cottage on it. We restored it ourselves from top to bottom. We removed the old storm panels on the outside that were used to board up the place when people only used the cottages as vacation homes. Now people lived around the lake year round.…

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Bedroom Decorating Ideas That Use Yellow

Bedroom Decorating Ideas That Use Yellow

Bedroom decorating ideas that use yellow really aren’t the norm. This is a bright and lively color that is more suitable for kitchens and dining rooms. However, it is extremely possible to mix this in with a lot of your other furniture that you may already own in more subtle ways.

One thing that you might want to consider going with can be wallpaper. You probably don’t want to use this on every wall, especially if you’re going with a very traditional pattern such as a floral print. In this case it can be appropriate just to use it on one wall and then draw the paint color for the rest of the walls to use as an accent. This can also save you a lot of money and time. In this case, you can go with a floral print. This will work very well with the shabby chic design style and allows you to incorporate a lot of beige carpets or neutral white painted furniture to really tone down the yellow design.

You can also just have lot of fun with the country look. This can use more yellow painted furniture. It can be in a taupe room but if you want a more modern look then really try out gray. This is a way that you can really breathe new life into furniture pieces that can seem a little bit heavy and outdated especially if you have inherited them. You could even just match this with lighter wood tones that you have in your space in the form of a bright yellow and white quilt. We are seeing a lot of toile fabrics as well as two tone shabby chic kinds of prints. You want to stay away from the patchwork or quilted effect and instead go for …

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Baby Nursery Decorating Ideas With a Retro Flair

Baby Nursery Decorating Ideas With a Retro Flair

Baby nursery decorating ideas can be fun and funky. This works well if you have white walls. Even though white walls are traditional for the rest of your home you rarely see them in a nursery. You can just change this up quite drastically by changing the room you use white walls in. Skip the pastel colors and go for bolder statements that are still neutral.

You can have a ton of fun with your color palette in this type of room. For boys try a mixture of blue, orange, and green. This is something that you can find on a lot of baby bedding and fabric and it definitely really just makes your basic white furniture cooler. White furniture can at times feel feminine but it is neutral so it just depends on how you style the rest of your room.

You can still use traditional themes but really change them up. For instance, animal themes are very common in both boys and girls nurseries. You can really instead just go for a different type of animal that is a pretty retro type of animal like an owl. It brings in a lot of browns, and oranges. You can find this in a lot of wall stickers or posters. You can even go for more of a retro inspired butterfly. This is going to be a little bit more cartoonish as well as psychedelic with a lot of pinks and purples in it.

The one disadvantage to this design style is that it can be a little bit difficult to find. This may mean you have to have these pieces custom made or you can just change up where you shop. Skip traditional nursery stores. Try looking around at IKEA instead. This is going to give you more of …

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The benefits of fog lining the exterior of your home

The benefits of fog lining the exterior of your home

Most people don’t even know that you can mist a house coat that has a stucco exterior. The advantages of the fog layer compared to painting, can be astronomical in certain situations. After you paint the plastering, you have sealed this cement-based product and you may face some big problems in the future. Cement needs to breathe and once you paint, it can hold large amounts of moisture, inside the cement itself.

Let me explain what the fog layer really is. This is a cement-based material that mixes with water and is applied with a mechanical sprayer. This is clearly not difficult to mix and even easier to apply. Why aren’t more people using this product? I really didn’t know and didn’t really know about the product, even though I had been involved in the renovation industry, until 15 years ago.

Get this, my grandparents have been fogging their homes for years and I never even knew about that product. Now by saying that, where did you get the fog coat material? They certainly don’t exist at the paint shop. Well, you just type the word fog coat into any search engine and you might find a local fog coat distributor.

There are two rental yards around my neighborhood that sell this product. Again, this product is easier to apply than paint and may be more environmentally friendly. No need to clean the paint brush or roller tray, constantly. Think about the large amounts of water used and wasted, cleaning these products.

There is no need to use large commercial sprayers, which continually spray paint into the atmosphere. Benefit number one, to use mist coatings, compared to painting, is easier to apply and can be touched easily.

I recommend using the fog coat material, especially if you have a cement …

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Repair Basic Flat Roof Leaks in Simple Requirements

Repair Basic Flat Roof Leaks in Simple Requirements

The simple fact is that at some point in everyone’s life, we all have to face roof leaks, and the resulting roof repair work. There is no way out, even if someone does not have to do the actual work themselves. After all, most roofing contractors do repairs.

What About Roof Repair for Do it Yourselfer?

But what if your roof leaks, and you don’t have the money to hire a professional, or just don’t want to pay high fees? In this case, if you don’t know someone who wants to climb on your roof for you, you have to do the work yourself.

The First Step is Finding Leaks

So the first step, is to find the leak, and you might be surprised by how far the water can flow once it finds its way through a gap in the roof. You see, felt or tar paper is three feet wide, and the plywood is coated with 4×8 sheets.

Water Can Travel Under Flat Roofs

What this means is that water stains on your ceiling can reach 11 feet from the actual leakage site. Now it’s 11 feet clear at the extreme end, but all the same, you can expect to find a leak on a flat roof at least a few feet away from where water enters the building.

Air Pooling Definitely Not Good

Another place to look for trouble is a low flat roof area, where water stagnates after rain. Often the roof beams, or even curved or curved coils cause dips on the flat roof, and the stagnant water will eventually find its way in, unless it dries.

Old Stand-By Roof Patching Compounds

So after you find the source of your leak, the next step is of course patching it, and today there are a large …

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How to Optimize On Indoor Plants – A Garden in Your Living Room

HOW TO OPTIMIZE ON INDOOR PLANTS - A GARDEN IN YOUR LIVING ROOM

Indoor plants are a great way to bring a dash of nature to the space you are working or living in. Well maintained indoor greenery can really add loads of freshness to your home and office interiors. They go great with almost all designs of furniture and give your space a whole new energy. You can get these plants in a variety of sizes and there are some that can even add fragrance to your room. Depending on what kind of plants you want to be surrounded with, and how much time you can spend for maintenance, there are various plants that you can choose.

Types of indoor plants

There are many types of plants that can suit your office interiors or your home interior perfectly. The most basic classification is whether you want flowering or non-flowering varieties. The Amaryillis, the Moth Orchid or the Peace Lily are beautiful flowering varieties that grow very well in controlled indoor conditions. Plants like the English Ivy, Chinese evergreen or the Mother-in-law’s tongue are perfect if you are interested in greens.

Another way to choose your indoor plant is by the amount of time you can spend on maintaining it. Plants like the Ponytail Palm do not even require watering. Also plants like the Chinese Evergreen and the Cactus Combo Bonsai are highly adaptable and are best suited for the indoors.

Maintaining your indoor plants

Often, maintenance is a concern with indoor plants. However, you should only choose plants if your home or office space can provide all the necessary conditions for its growth. For example, if your plant is one that needs ‘full light’, do you have facilities to provide that? It is not a good idea to just buy a plant that is visually appealing and then watch it wither away.…

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