April 24, 2011 // Posted by: cooldude // Category: Swimming Pools
Swimming can be very refreshing and gives you immense pleasure. For some it is a passion to float and play with the cold water. So, you must take care about the maintenance of your swimming pool.
A dirty pool at your home can be a horrible sight. It will spoil the entire beauty of your home. Not only just for beauty, it is essential to clean your swimming pool to keep them free of germs. A dirty pool can be unhygienic and a breeding ground for numerous insects and other fungus.
You need to clean the pool at least once a week to keep them free from germs, dirt and bacteria. If not cleaned, the dirty water will cause many diseases and skin ailments. Brush the pool regularly so that it does not become slippery leading to accidents. Algae are very difficult to get rid of once they set up home in your pool. Cleaning your pool daily will ensure that the pool is free from algae and is clean.
April 21, 2011 // Posted by: cooldude // Category: Roofing
The roof of a house is like the icing on a cake. Not only for beauty but it is the shelter that protects us. Although there are various materials that can be used like metal, slate and clay tiles but wood is a popular and common choice for owners and builders.
A wooden roof helps in insulation and keeps the house warm. It allows a free flow of air between the wooden shafts. Moreover wooden shingles are long lasting and can withstand expansion and contraction due to weather conditions. Wood is light, can be carved using simple tools and allows snow to drain off easily and ensures protection from strong winds and hurricanes.
In fact wood is available in plenty in the US because of its geographical location and is therefore quite cheap. A wooden roof top is not only aesthetic, earthy and contemporary to look at, but also offers several advantages.
April 18, 2011 // Posted by: cooldude // Category: Furniture
Your living room is your ultimate zone of weekend relaxation after the long tiring work days. Thus, everything in your living room should be designed to bring the maximum comfort. The chairs are an important part of the relaxing chamber and are available in a variety of options.
Firstly, you have the very popular recliners which are wall hugging and fit comfortably within a very small space. They come with pillow, cup holders and many different types of equipment for providing a convenient sitting experience. The cheap models take around 300 USD while there are even the high end items charging nearly 900 USD or more.
Theatre style couches and love seats would make a great choice for living rooms. The couches hold more people and come with electric buttons to recline them as desired. Besides, they even have storage bins for your magazines and cup holders. This option is a bit costly and the cheaper ones only ask for 2000USD while the more expensive models sell for 4000 USD or more.
April 13, 2011 // Posted by: cooldude // Category: Home Decor
Finding a location for your TV basically depends on your position where you would mostly sit to watch it. Depending upon the room, its furniture, the distance from the supposed placement of the TV set, place your television set. Your entertainment area should be cozy, comfortable and warm so that your whole family can enjoy a great time together watching TV. So the right kind of placement for your television is highly important.
Some television sets like LCD sets are highly expensive and have different ways of installation as compared to normal TV sets. So if you are doubtful even after thoroughly reading the TV installation guide, it is best to take some external expert help from an electrician. He or she would know what’s best for your TV to be installed safely. Then again if you are determined to do it yourself, gather all the specific information on installation and then make sure you have all the tools and a helping hand as well, before you start.
April 10, 2011 // Posted by: cooldude // Category: Home Decor
Planning to set up your kid’s room? Well here are some room décor ideas based on kids’ specifications.
If it’s a girl, the common specification would be a princess themed décor. Thus adorn the room in soft pink shades and Disney posters. Get Disney printed bedding and other accessories. Your little master might prefer a jungle or sports theme. Thus brush the wall in vibrant colors and arrange animal paintings or posters of his favorite sport star or cartoon character.
If possible get two separate closets for their clothes and huge amount of toys. There should be a chair and desk with multiple drawers to store his trinkets. Arrange for shelves and stack them up with his favorite cartoon strips and story books and soft toys. Get funky and mounted lighting arrangements and a small table lamp for reading the stories at night. Also look for a small decorated dresser and fancy kid furniture like teddy bear chairs. Finally, complete the room with a rocking horse.
April 06, 2011 // Posted by: cooldude // Category: Bedroom
One of the trickiest situations comes when you have to decide upon how to design a teenager’s room. Your bedroom and other parts of the house you can design according to your likings, but if you have a teenage boy or a girl, think twice before designing their room. You would not want them to create chaos because of their room’s design.
What does a teenager love in his/her room? If you have a daughter, then go for cute and bright colors and themes like that of Barbie dolls, famous singers or a creative and beautifully designed room is what she would like. Do not forget to place adequate number of mirrors for the girls.
When it comes to a teenage boy, the room should have a sporty and energetic look. Every boys love sports and other physical activities, so choose the theme accordingly. Boys would like more of darker and stronger colors with some posters and stuffs having their favorites from different sports and other fields.
April 01, 2011 // Posted by: cooldude // Category: Flooring
Are you redoing and remodeling your bathroom? Well, bathroom is the place where you relax after a hard day’s work and therefore you have to make sure that you do up your bathroom well. And this is the reason why, it is important that you choose the best tiles for your bathroom.
Ceramic tiles are pretty popular choices for bathrooms and powder rooms. Ceramic tiles are damp resistant and are extremely durable. They are budget friendly and you can get them in a wide array of colors. If you want to give your bathroom a luxurious look, heated tiles is a great choice. These tiles are installed by securing an electric heating pad beneath the tiles. The pad is linked to an electric outlet and you can turn it on and off according to your needs.
If you want to give your bathroom a spa feeling, go in for the glass tiles. These tiles are small and create a translucent feeling in the bathrooms. You can choose three-four complimentary colored tiles and install them in a nice pattern.