Keep your home tidy when living with a pet

September 26, 2012  //  Posted by: home improvement guide  //  Category: Home Care

Home improvement, home care tipsWe all love pets. They are the most lovable of companions are if trained properly can do a lot of work for us and even provide for our safety. Though a lovable and well behaved pet is something that we all love to show off, there are many challenges that come with keeping a pet. One of the biggest issues that per keepers have to deal with is the keeping their home tidy even when they have a very notorious pet around.

The first thing that should be done in this situation is to make sure that you train your pet about the about manners and habits. If you do not have the time, get your pet a good trainer. This will make sure that they do not dirty your house in any way. If possible keep your pet in the backyard to roam about as much as possible as this will help to keep your house tidy.

How To Give Your Kitchen a French Feel

September 21, 2012  //  Posted by: home improvement guide  //  Category: Kitchen

Kitchen decoration, kitchen decor ideasKitchens are a very important part of the house. It is the place where you cook food for the entire family and so you should make sure that one always gets a healthy and joyful vibe form the place a neat, clean and well decorated kitchen can always inspire a person to cook with love. Giving your kitchen a French look can really help the place look classy in a very vintage fashion. Withered and old wooden looks are the basic theme of a French kitchen so to bring in that feel.

You can get specially painted cabinets to give them an aged look. This can also be done by ordering for customized cabinets and countertops. Make sure that the cutlery you have are vintage in style. You don’t have to spend a lot for these as you can get some great deals at online antique shops or even flea markets. The lighting should be done in the right manner to highlight the strong points of the kitchen. Indulge in lace dollies and drapes but be careful not to keep these near the stove.

Safety essentials for backyard play ground

September 16, 2012  //  Posted by: home improvement guide  //  Category: backyard

Backyard play ground, backyardIf you are planning to build a playground in a backyard, then it’s a wonderful idea. You can give your children to play in an environment which is close to your home and they can always be right in front of you as they enjoy themselves. You can keep them busy all throughout their summer breaks and they can play while you do your housework. But as the playground is for kids, you should ensure safety first.

There should be fences around the playground for the safety of your child. There shouldn’t be any sharp edges around the playground. Also make sure that you do not keep any ropes and wires surrounded in the area. Children may trip and hurt themselves there. When making the playground, make sure small children don’t wander into the area as there might be nails and other hazardous objects in that place.

Doing up a home entrance

September 11, 2012  //  Posted by: home improvement guide  //  Category: Home Decor

Tips to decorate home entrance, home decorYour home’s entrance is the place which your guests notice first. That’s why extra care should be taken to decide upon the style and décor of the home entrance in order to make a good first impression. Depending upon the amount of space you have, you should decide which accessories to use, what colors to experiment with and if any area needs remodeling or not. Also you need to make sure that the place has enough lighting so that it looks bright and welcoming even after dark.

You can make a grand entrance by using a chandelier in the porch. The walkway should be made in such a way that it’s not too rocky and is comfortable to walk. You can decorate the sidelines with ported flowering plants or with a bench or two. If you are willing to invest a little more, you can also put out an outdoor fountain at the centre meeting part of the walkway. The entrance should not be overdone. Just make sure that it doesn’t seem that you’re showing off. Use elements which complement each other and impress your guests as they come.

How to fix a leaky pipe

September 06, 2012  //  Posted by: home improvement guide  //  Category: Home Improvement

Tips to  fix a leaky pipe, home plumbingThe first step that you have to take when you are getting the pipe leak fixed is finding out the location where the leak has taken place. One of the common techniques is putting the pipe under water and look for the bubbles to detect the spot where there has been a leak. Do not turn the water supply off before you have detected the leak as it will be very difficult to find out the location if the water supply is gone.

If you see that the leak is a small one, you can get it taped with a tape that is based on silicone. Such tapes are very strong and will not let the pipe leak anymore if you seal it in the proper manner. However, this cannot be your permanent solution. In order to get it sealed completely, you have to call a professional. If the pipe that you are working with is PVC, you may have to get it replaced.