How to give a rustic look with the right wall décor

January 28, 2013  //  Posted by: home improvement guide  //  Category: Home Decor

Home decor ideas, home decorBored of same wall texture or dull paint? Go for a rustic wall and give your room a cherished make over that will simply enhance your personality. When monotonous wallpaper or a normal paint has become almost a cliché, a rustic wall is in vogue these days and will definitely distinguish your choice from others. Creating a rustic or an old-earth look is easy and simple by adding glaze using artificial painting procedure. This technique adds age to the walls giving it a different texture altogether.

Remove all the wall equipments and fix the disputes if any, using putty. Clean any dirt or oil on the wall, apply a base coat of primer and let it dry completely and then put the first coat of your selected color using brush. Then create rustic texture using sea-sponges soaked in different colors. Give a good time to dry. Don’t forget to protect your walls with polyurethane.

Creating picture collage for your living room wall

January 18, 2013  //  Posted by: home improvement guide  //  Category: Home Decor

living room wall decor, living roomLiving room always consists of full of energy and vitality. It should be given a classy and sophisticated look to perfectly suit your own personality. It shouldn’t be jam-packed with lots of wall hangings or numerous wall clocks or other posters. It must be painted in a soft color with a simple decoration. One of the greatest ways to revamp your living room is to impose a good picture collage on the wall. You have got a collection of photographs in your cupboard and you don’t know what to do with them?

Create a photo collage with them and hang them on your wall to see the collage create the real magic. You can also choose wooden or metallic frames for your collage with different shapes and shades. Your collage may contain snap shots of your family members’ or else closest acquaintances so that whenever you will have a glance at it you will go down the memory lane.

Butterfly Roofing

January 14, 2013  //  Posted by: Joguide  //  Category: Roofs & Floors

Butterfly roofRoof is one of the most essential portions of your house. It gives protection, beauty, good structural layout, aesthetic appeal and much more. Thus while choosing your roof, you must be very conscious and active as it gives a shelter over your head and a prime factor affecting the look of your home. So when it comes to deciding the roof of your home, you should be careful that it meets with the needs of your building. Don’t just go for the suitability also takes into account the outer look of your roof. If you are search in such a roof which gives you the combination of both the things, then butterfly roof is the best thing you could get. Butterfly roof is also very popular as the inverted pitch roof. Sometimes it is also known as London roof even though it originated from USA. The structure of butterfly roofing comes when two of the adjacent gables are inward pitched towards the centre instead of meeting each other at the end.

History

The shape of butterfly roofs are relative very innovative. In the period of early to middle 20th century, there was a change seen in the design of roofing instead of Quaint country cottages and English Tudor style, a forward thinking design evolved                 in the urban areas which were in the favor of clean and minimalist lines instead of ornate pitches. Many of the styles came into existence in that time but only of them made to survive and butterfly roofs were one of them.  It proved to be very practical and a timeless design.

Benefits

Butterfly roofs have several benefits and due to those advantages it managed to survive and became choice of people. It is very beneficial for the collection of harvesting rainwater as the inward sloping gables create a valley. This water can channeled down the roof and it can be used for the purpose of gardening and plumbing. Butterfly roofs are very useful in those areas which suffer from high wind like coastal town. It offers with a aerodynamic structure that decreases the risk of pulling which gradually happens on the roofline of upward pitched eaves.

Limitations

You cannot have a look at the surface of the butterfly roof from the ground level because of the nature of it. Because of it remain unseen and unnoticed for a long period of time there can be issues generating on the roof and it can cause damage to your roof. It can lead to damp or leaks which can be avoided in the right time if it is noticed. Your damaged can be on a higher level if the loft space of your house is not consistently visited and the signs of water damage existent within the loft is not spotted and taken action of. On the other hand if pooling of water remains undetected in the valley of the roof then it creates pressure on the roof and increases the load on the roof and thus it can lead to cracks and bowling.

How to clean your air conditioner

January 12, 2013  //  Posted by: home improvement guide  //  Category: Home Cleaning

Tips to clean air conditioner, air conditionerCleaning air conditioner at least once in 3 every month is extremely essential and it can be done by yourself if you apply the right tactics. Moreover you will also save spending huge bucks and your precious time in getting your air conditioner serviced. You only require a screw driver, wash bag, chemical detergent and also a compress spray air. You need to lay more stress on fan coil unit since it covers 90% components of air conditioner as it is the indicator through which cold air reaches you. The other unit mostly contains electric motor and all the electrical components.

Make sure you have selected a strong and reliable chemical detergent for cleaning air conditioner and also if you want you can directly wash the fan coil unit on the wall. Though screw driver is not always required and compress spray air is used for maintaining compressibility in the air conditioner.

Top 5 items to accessorize your home

January 06, 2013  //  Posted by: home improvement guide  //  Category: Home Decor

Home decor accessories, home decorYour home is your abode of peace and that is why it is your right to make it look attractive and well-organized. Today, a large number of accessories are available in the market and that is why the task of accessorize your home has become quite easy. The following items can be absolutely necessary to make your home look impressive:
• Make your home settle in a well organized manner where things must be placed in their own respective places. Make open spaces as much as possible by placing the things in wardrobes, chests, and almirahs.
• Use a tool box and place all handy tools in it so that you could find them easily whenever you need.
• Covered shoe-racks must for keeping the shoes in. it can make the home neat and clean.
• Kitchen accessories must be kept in racks.
• Use of shelves and attics must be done wisely to place things safely.