How to Select your Kid’s Room Flooring

August 03, 2016  //  Posted by: Nancy  //  Category: Flooring & Ceiling

How to Select your Kid’s Room FlooringYou just need to keep in mind that you are not going for the flooring for your room or any other of the room but you are going for selecting your kid’s room flooring which must be according and keeping in mind the perception of your kid’s choices. So it is considered to be important for taking in to account the important things which you are going to need in the matters of going for selecting your kid’s room flooring which you actually want to have at your home. Not only that, you need to go looking that it is a girl’s room or a boy’s room. Yes, because these both have different liking which you must not go for getting it in to one.

This article will help you in providing advice about the things which you must go for at the time of selecting your kid’s room flooring at your home. Well, if you will ask me than you can also go for asking your kids about the exact scenario of the things which they want to install in their room. This will, help you in knowing for what are your kid’s choices and you can go for one of the best type of flooring for your children which you want to go for at your home. You can also consider it as selecting your kid’s room flooring is considered to be the duty of the home owners which can help you in winning the hearts of your kids.

How to select your kid’s room flooring

  • Amongst all the option, one of my favourite types of flooring which you can go for considering at the time of selecting your kid’s room flooring is the vinyl flooring. Not only that, there are many different patterns and options which you can go for in your kid’s room. Go for having jigsaw puzzle pattern, flowering patterns, cartoon prints, etc. and many more of the options which you can consider to be your option to go for in your home.
  • As you are going for selecting your kid’s room flooring, you need to understand that the flooring is going to be used in many different matters like for playing, drawing, etc. and many more of the uses. And for this one of the good options which you can go for trying up at your home is the laminated flooring. All the points which you want can be captured under the option of selecting laminated flooring for your kid’s room.
  • Hardwood flooring is considered to be another option which you can go for at the time of selecting your kid’s room flooring at your home. As this flooring option is considered to be stronger enough so there would be no threat that it will be damaged or get fatigue. They are considered to be stronger flooring option which you can definitely go for trying up at your home. Not only these, but there are many other options which you can definitely go for at the time of selecting your kid’s room flooring at your home.

 

 

Rules for Selecting Right Bathtub

July 09, 2016  //  Posted by: Nancy  //  Category: Bathroom & Fixtures

Basically it is considered to be important factor that you need to complied with while going for selecting right bathtub for your bathroom. Because there are many things which you need to take in to account which will help you in getting the bathtub to be placed on its right place. Well, for me bathroom is considered to be such place in our home whereby we can spare some of the time for yourself and this will help you in taking more of precious time for you. So it is considered to be important to go for selecting right bathtub for your bathroom. Well, there are such rules which can help you in the matters of going for selecting right bathtub for your bathroom. The things which you need to keep in mind which will practically help you in getting with the process of installing it in your bathroom.

Well, there are certain rules which can help you in the matters of going for selecting right bathtub for your bathroom which can be considered to be helpful for the home owners only. For instance let me help you out with some of the examples which can help you in going for selecting right bathtub for your bathroom like going for right material which is suitable in your bathroom, measuring of the size and breadth of the bathtub area where you want to install it, going for selecting right place of planning it in your bathroom, etc. and many mote of the things which can be considered to be playing important role in the matters of going for selecting right bathtub for your bathroom.

Measuring for the right place is considered to be the first rule which the home owners are required to keep in mind because it will help them in knowing for the exact measures of the bathtub which they want to install in their bathroom. Determining and going for exact dimensions will help you in knowing for the best type of bathtub style which you can go for in your bathroom. Another thing which can help you in going for the process of selecting right bathtub for your bathroom is determining which is considered to be best type of materials which will suit up in your bathroom.

Well, frankly speaking don’t go for trusting any of the perception, but you go for knowing the thing and trust those of the materials which you thing will be suitable and can be adjustable in your bathroom. Go for deciding up the advantages and the disadvantaged of the bathtub which you have selecting for the matters of installing it in your bathroom. Go fort such type of bathtub which will suitable and comfortable for the user who is going to take the bathtub in use. Yes, because if you will not select it appropriately than it is going to be interrupting you only and the installation process of getting a bathtub in your bathroom will not be successful. So it is considered to be important to take in to account certain rules which can help you in the matters of going for selecting right bathtub for your bathroom.

Top Bed Shopping Tips

July 05, 2016  //  Posted by: ctsischolar  //  Category: Home Improvement

Bed shoppingOne of the best places in the whole house is your bedroom as it is the place where we sleep and one of the most important things in the bedroom is the bed. Bedroom is the most relaxing room and bed is the most relaxing factor. But you should be very choosy about your bed as choosing wrong bed can affect your sleep and your body. There are many beds which can give your body pain after sleep. Thus you should be very conscious and careful while choosing the right type of bed. Bed shopping is not as easy and as simple as you think there are many things which should be taken into consideration while choosing your bed.

  • Get the best bed for you

Bed is the most prominent piece of furniture in your home and thus you need to be careful while selecting it. Choose the best bed according to your need and style statement. If you have a smaller bedroom then you can go for a space saving bed with storage facility in it and if you have if space is not a matter of issue then you can go for stylish four poster bed.

  • Measure your space

Decide how much space you have. After that come to the conclusion as to whether you want to have a small bed or a big one or which kind of bed you can fit in your bedroom. Make sure you leave adequate space on the sides of the bed and make sure your bed suits with the other furniture of the house like table and couch.

  • Get the right mattress for bed

Choosing the right mattress for your bed is very essential thing as it is the thing which gives the nice and sound sleep at night. Mattress should be comfortable and it should properly support your body. It is not necessary that mattress should be firm instead it should be such which gives supporting structure to your body. The amount of padding to be applied on the top should be according to your personal choice and level of comfort.

  • Try out the bed in the shop

Based on the result of the study of the sleep council, most of the people shopping for bed spend less than two minutes for trying out their beds in the shop. You are going to spend lots of time on your bed and while selecting spending just two minutes and finalizing it is not appropriate. Spend proper time and search for various options and try them out and then go to the final conclusion to select the one. Don’t just sit and check the mattress of your bed but lie down on it in the same manner as you lie in your home in your own bed. This will help you to judge your mattress and get the most comfortable out of all. Thus comfort is the key of your mattress and don’t ignore it when buying your new bed.

Tools for Gardening in your Home

May 24, 2016  //  Posted by: Nancy  //  Category: Garden & Landscape

Tools for Gardening in your HomeGardening well if you will ask me than it can be considered to be the most fun loving thing which every home owner wants to comply in their home. There are many benefits which you can be availed of at the time of gardening in your home. not only that but there are different tools for gardening which are available in the market which can help you in complying with the process of dealing with gardening in your home. But you must have notice that not only some of the tools but you were in need of more tools which can help you in the process of gardening in your home. it is more advisable to not to get more attached to your older tools because it is not going to help you in digging up the things in your garden as the way you want in your home to be.

Well, this article will help you in knowing the different tools for gardening in your home which can help you in getting all the knowledge which you are in need of. For further example at the time of deciding or the need of tools for gardening in your home let me state you some of it like hand trowel, light working gloves, watering can, etc. and many such of the options which you can take the privilege of in your home at the time of selecting tools for gardening in your home.

Tools for gardening in your home

  • As we know that there are many choices which are available in the market for the matters of going for tools for gardening in your home, than let me help you in from where to start. All the tools are important but as we want something to start from than you must go for the hand trowel. It is considered to be smaller in size and not only that but there are many advantages which you can get at the time of buying it as the tool for gardening in your home. It has the slightly curved angle which can help you in digging off the land in a smarter way.
  • Another tool which is considered to be important for the matters of tools for gardening in your home is the light weight rubber gloves which are available in the market. Whenever you are going for any gardening work it is more advisable to have your gloves on because it is going to help you in protecting your hands from the mud or the germs which are present in the land.
  • As we are going for the tools for gardening in your home than how can we forget the tool called watering can. Well, there are many benefits which can help you in dealing with it. All the plants which has been grown by you in your garden, this tool helps the home owners to get them the water which the plants are in need of which you have grown in your garden.

How to Select your Bathroom Vanity

January 02, 2016  //  Posted by: Nancy  //  Category: Home Improvement

selecting your bathroom vanityGoing for right type of bathroom vanity is like having the enjoyment. We all know the secret that whenever we go to our bathroom we are so free that we can express anything in that time. And I know you will definitely not wanting that time of your to be spoiled by just improper vanity which is installed in your bathroom. So it is the time for the bathroom makeover and the best thing which will help you for this process is selecting your bathroom vanity. Yes, I know I am right. You can add anything which wishes in your mind. There are many and versatile idea available in the market which will lead you to selecting your bathroom vanity.

Certain things must be considered at the time of selecting your bathroom vanity like the color, the textures, and the patterns which are in your mind regarding the installation of bathroom vanity, the materials which are used in the preparation of the vanity, etc and many more things which must be kept in mind. This article will help you to get through all the process and the things which you must know at the time of selecting your bathroom vanity.

Selecting your bathroom vanity

  • Firstly it is advisable to measure the spaces and take all the measurement which you need for the installation of bathroom vanity in your bathroom. Because his will help you to get the best and selective bathroom vanity. Selecting your bathroom vanity and taking the proper measurement of the spaces will get you the exact idea about you wish regarding the installation of bathroom vanity will help you to reach there or not.
  • The prevailing styles must also be seen properly. Not only that but some of the home owners have the fantasy of having the old designs while some of them has the fantasy of having the modern and the stylish look of their bathroom vanity. There are mainly two types of bathroom vanity styles the freestanding and the built in. You can design it in accordance to your wish and even you can keep it small or large whichever ting which you love to keep it in your bathroom as your bathroom vanity.
  • Not only that but you can even add up with more spice and can increase the look of your bathroom. Add up with fascinating colors and the styles which will definitely going you rock your interiors of the bathroom. Selecting your bathroom vanity is a difficult task the proper hardware to use, the color which will be suitable to your bathroom interiors, the perfect finishing; etc things are considered to be important at the part of selecting your bathroom vanity.
  • Hiring a perfect contractor who can comply with this work of installation of bathroom vanity in your home is another important thing which the home owners must comply with. It is advisable to get the experience contractor who has better experience of getting through the process of installation the bathroom vanity in your home.

Metal Roofing

July 09, 2015  //  Posted by: Nancy  //  Category: Home Improvement

metal roofingIn earlier times there was only specific type of roofing method but as the time passed new technology prevailed and different methods were launched in roofing field. Metal roofing, slate roofing, tile roofing, roofing shingles, roll roofing, etc came across the people and it was accepted by all. People started demanding their roofing to look beautiful and which suited their home. Roofing contractors were hired for the installation or replacement of roofs by the owners of the home. Roofing contractors helps the owners in making a perfect decision regarding which type of roofing will be suitable for their home and which will be more durable in nature, and cost efficient. One of the roofing methods is metal roofing. Metal roofing is very commonly used roofing method in US. You will find metal roofing installed in most of the houses.

Metal roof is prepared from metal pieces. It is very efficient to use. Using it is very beneficial because it is hard in nature and can last for a long period of time. Metal roofing can be done in either metal strips or metal tiles. Not only simple metal tiles but colored metal strips and tiles are also available which gives a beautiful look to the houses. Installing them is very expensive as compared to that of other roofing methods. In last thirty years the market of metal roofing has risen extremely. People who can invest their money in large amount for them metal roofing is the best option to exercise in their home. Metal roofs are known for their fire resistant advantage. It helps the home from wind, water, fire, etc.

As metals are heavy in weight but with the help of new technologies light weight metal strips and tiles are also prepared which is very helpful for the house because the roof will be stable and can bare its weight due to less pressure. An experienced roofing contractor must be hired because installing a metal roof is not an easy thing to do. Compared to other methods of roofing, metal roofing is more simple and easy to install. It is on you that which structure you want to build on your roofs, tiles or long strips. There are many options available if you are intending to install metal roof in your home. It can be constructed according to the appearance which will suit your home.

These metal tiles are coated with colors because metals have a rusting effect and gets corrosion on it. With the help of these colors its life increases and it do not get rust easily. There are many advantages of installing metal roofing but it also consists of its disadvantages too. Because of its high consumption of heat if in hot weather more heat is consumed by it and the home gets more heated. A proper maintenance is a mandatory step to prevent the damage because metal is corrosive in nature. If not maintained than possibility of damage can take place. The coating should be done on regular intervals for making it last for more time. Metal roofing is the best method of roofing if installed with proper and adequate manner.

Removing Ceramic Wall Tiles without Damaging Drywall

May 04, 2015  //  Posted by: ctsischolar  //  Category: Flooring & Ceiling

removing ceramic wall tilesCeramic wall tiles offer you with a good advantage that it is easy to clean. Taking from kitchen backsplashes to the bathroom walls, it is very easy to clean. Ceramic walls are very adjustable in any décor as they showcase themselves in a varied range of colors, sizes and designs. Meanwhile after the passage of time the tiles may show signs of wear or it may crack. But it is possible to remove ceramic tiles on drywall. The only thing you need to have is patience. In certain cases, additional minor repairs are also need to be done on your drywall after the removal of tiles. Here are few steps to remove the ceramic wall tiles without damaging drywall.

Grout Removal Tools

The most time consuming thing to do in this project is removing the grout. But here is the solution to save up your time and energy. Special tools are available that enables your job to go in a speedy manner and also ensures that the drywall is not gouged underneath by you accidentally. Manual grout tools helps in resembling an ice pick and contains a sharp point which cuts into the old grout and helps to crumble it. The same task can also be performed by handheld rotary and oscillating tools which fill or grinds away the old grout. In order to easily pick out the tile with manual grout removal tool, a heat gun should be held near with hardened caulk.

Tile removal

The way of the tiles coming off is affected by the method used to attach the tiles to the wall. More efforts are required to remove the tiles if tiles are installed with thinset or another tile adhesive method. In order to meddle the tiles loose, a wide-bladed sharp knife can be used. As soon as the tiles are loosen, put them off with a knife. The one and only way for removing the tiles set in mortar is to break them and then scrape them off from the mortar bed.

Drywall Preparation

Some of the ceramic wall tiles get out of the drywall but leave behind them a little indication of them being there. Most certainly they leave some leftovers of the bonding agent behind. The two frequent wall tile bonding agents are thinset and mastic. Here thinset is a cement-based product whereas mastic works as resemble of thick glue. An oscillating tool is use to grind off thinset which is equipped with a carbide rasp. Scrap off mastic with the help of a sharp knife. While going through the tile removing process, if the drywall is damaged then a skimcoat of drywall joint compound should be used to repair it and then only paint or wallpaper should be applied to it.

Safety Measures

While removing ceramic tiles on drywalls, windows should be kept open for generation of adequate ventilation. While undergoing grout removal process, the small bits of grout becomes airborne. An important safety measure is to wear a face mask which restricts breathing the dust from the air. Ceramic tiles are sharp edged so wear a protective hand gloves to protect your hand. There is a chance that the tiles may break into small shards so also wear goggle or other protective eyewear.

 

 

Wet Roof Deck

November 09, 2014  //  Posted by: ctsischolar  //  Category: Flooring & Ceiling

Wet roof is such a thing which cannot be ignored. But this problem does not go away just by recovering a wet roof deck.  The reason behind it is that recovering a roof deck will only cause a roof to blister or cause any other serious problems which is not covered by any kind of warranty. Thus don’t ignore this wet roofing issue.

Here is the process as to how to recover the wet roof deck in the correct way. The first step you should do is to find out the wet areas in the roof. For doing this you should you should be completing one of the three moisture surveys which are infrared, nuclear and capacitance. None of this moisture can actually measure the moisture.      You might be thinking if it does not measure moisture what’s the need of conducting this survey. It does not measure moisture but it measures the level of effect of moisture which has within its roofing materials.

For getting the best result, you should match up the moisture scan with your roof. Each of the type of moisture scan works differently for your roof. Infrared survey is such which measures the heat which is retained or lost in the insulation which has become damp. Talking about the ballasted roof, they are not a good option for infrared surveys because rock themselves retain a lot of heat giving the false reading of it and thus you can’t get a real result. Nuclear moisture surveys are the one which measures the hydrogen atoms in the roof. That means that any membrane possessing a large hydrogen chemical component will give a positive result. Water is considered to be a good conductor of electricity and capacitance survey is one such survey which measures the electricity which is travelling through the roofing material. This will be useless if it is used on a roof with wet or ponded areas and it may need modified instruments on EPDM roofs.

The decision of replacing depends upon the amount of moisture that is present in the roof. Higher the amount of moisture in the roof, higher will be the expense on repairing or replacing those areas. If you have a roof of 100000 square feet and four eight by ten foot areas are wet then it makes sense to replace those areas. But guess thirty five percent of your roofs are wet and that too it is scattered then the labor needed to replace all those wet roof sections equals to the expense of tearing off the entire roof.

Have you thought about leaking even after the recent roof replacement? It can be possible if the design of the roof is poor and the installation is also improper then there are several roofs which experience water leakage quickly after the construction. In certain cases water leakage through a roof membrane through the roof membrane and it goes unnoticed then it can create a huge problem for your roof. It can cause the deterioration of your roof.

5 Unique Ways To Welcome Your Guests

September 06, 2014  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Home Care

WelcomeIt is imperative to make the guests feel at home but difficult too as there is a thin line which is drawn between the guests and the home members. The hosts usually get confused as to treat them as guests or as family members. Then again you might have guests coming over for breakfast, supper, lunch or brunch or you may have guests coming over to spend the weekend at your place. There might be some guests coming over from outstation to spend the holiday at your home. There are many creative and unique ways by which you can welcome your guests:

• Receiving your guests with warmth from the very inception – Being at the door when the bell is pressed shows your greatness and gracefulness rather than calling out to your servants to welcome them. Instead of them taking their luggage you can take their luggage. Making them feel comfortable should be your motive.

• Preparation matters – Being prepared beforehand with organizing for a small party as the guests come fills them with surprise and along with it the food should be lip smacking so that they feel content. Asking them for their favourite programs on television channel and giving them the remote control in their hand is essential.

• Making arrangement for their lodging – Giving the guests a separate room with appropriate and clean towel and bathing room should be arranged beforehand. Making sure that the water they require is of optimum temperature. Clearing a small area in the cupboard for them to keep their clothes in there so that they do not have to struggle with suitcase. Make sure that you also provide a lock and key to the cupboard in case they have any valuables which are to be put inside the cupboard.

• Taking them out for breath of fresh air – if the guests come from out of station it is not at all advisable to take them out as soon as they come after an exhausting journey rather you can take them out for a stroll in the garden or on the terrace and the next day you can make plans with the guest for outing. Asking for their favourite cuisine, shopping places and other outings.

• Making sure that everything is neat and tidy – The room in which the guests stay should be spick and span but what else matters is that the surrounding should also be neat and clean. You should a set a standard that after the meals you go and keep the plates and other cutlery and keep it in the sink or ask the servant to do it for the guest as well as for you.
Some basic manners that the guests should feel ease at are that you should eat with the guests and not early or late than them. Give them some space so that they get comfortable with the place and feel at home. Turning on the music of their choice will soothe the guests.

How To Fix A Leaking Bathtub Faucet

July 25, 2014  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Bathroom & Fixtures

A leaking bathtub faucet is of course a big menace for any bathroom. It results in serious issues of which the most prominent is water wastage. Then, of course there is the problem of rusting. If the faucet is in continuous touch with dripping water it would soon develop rusty patches in the joints demanding a premature replacement. Besides constant water leakage from the bathtub tap would lead to unsightly stains on your beautiful tub. Moreover, continuous dripping results in a humid moisture laden environ in the bathroom which spreads mold growth. Thus, if you have got a leaky faucet in your bathroom do not delay to repair.
Repairing your leaky faucet does not call for high-end plumbing skills and your basic DIY plumbing knowledge would be quite handy here.

Tools needed

Before you start off with the repair work, be ready with a plumber grease, utility knife, adjustable wrench, handle puller, seat wrench and bath-socket wrench. Moreover, you have to get a fresh faucet and new replacement parts, matching up with the old ones. Make sure to get premium quality parts only from a highly reputed dealer.

Let’s start the repair.

Disassemble the leaky tap

Shut down water supply towards the leaky tap & open up its valves to let out excess water. Get a pocketknife or thin blade to remove the tap handle. Now, removing the handle could be tough but don’t be much forceful here as the handle might break. Use your handle puller here to gently remove the tap handle.

Disassemble stem assembly

As the handle comes out, it’s time to unscrew escutcheon & the stem assembly. Stem assembly is responsible to control temperature and amount of water to be dispensed through shower head or tub spout. Use your bath-socket wrench for easy removal of stem assembly.

Assemble stem & replacement parts

Before you go on with this step, make sure to lubricate all replacement parts with plumber’s grease to ensure an easy fit. If you are dealing with a dual-handled tap, it’s advised to replace seats and washers in both cold & hot valves.

First of all, unscrew packing nut. Then, twist stem clockwise & back it off from the bonnet. Now, pry out existent packing washer using a flat-blade small screwdriver. Apply grease on stem threads & reinstall stem in bonnet. Grease your just-bought packing washer & position it properly. Now, grease up packing-nut threads & strongly tighten up the nut.

In the next step, you will remove the existent seat-washer screw & seat washer. Apply grease on fresh seat washer & screw threads followed by a proper reinstallation. Now, you have to pull off your existent bonnet washer to replace with the new one. As with every step, you have to grease up the new bonnet washer prior to installing it. Then, apply the pipe-joint compound on bonnet threads & install it inside the tap body. Finally, it’s time to grease up handle splines which would be followed by replacement of escutcheon & handle.