Store Room Design

January 29, 2010  //  Posted by: CTSI Home Maker  //  Category: Home Design, Space & Storage

nullOn of the most important rooms in the house is the store room. This is the room that you are likely to store all your treasured but rarely used things. As such, the design of your store room should offer you enough space to store everything that you need to store there. A well designed store room will make it easy for you to find things when you need them.

Before you design your store room, you need to know the number of items that you want stored in the room. This will give you an idea of how much space you will need in the store room. You should then identify a place in the store room where you are gong to store each of the items. You should have a drawer where you will store the small items. The lighting of the store room should also be sufficient enough.

Types of Baby Showers

January 29, 2010  //  Posted by: CTSI Home Maker  //  Category: Bathroom & Fixtures, Showers & Tubs

nullBaby showers are available in all sorts of designs and shapes. Baby showers also come in different sizes; therefore you can buy the one that your baby can fit into comfortably. Baby showers are also portable. You can move them from one place to another. For instance, if you are too tired and do not want to strain your back, you can place it on top of a table. You can also move it to a warmer place if the bathroom is too cold for your baby.

Baby showers are quite inexpensive. You can find a stylish baby shower being sold at discounted rates in your nearest hardware store. You can also find all sorts of baby showers in online stores. However, you need to make sure that you buy your shower from an authorized dealer. Otherwise, you will be sold a baby shower that is not in very good condition.

Family Room Design

January 29, 2010  //  Posted by: CTSI Home Maker  //  Category: Home Design

nullThe family room is a very important room in the house since this is where the family members spend most of their time together. Therefore, family room design needs to bring out a sense of comfort as well as elegance. The design should allow for enough room for entertainment, storage and seating. The design that you choose to use for your living room should complement the style of the rest of the house.

The furniture in the room should be comfortable and well spaced. There should be separate furniture for relaxing, TV watching and even reading. Entertainment is an integral part of any living room. Apart from a big, family-size TV, there should also be a stereo system, a game console and any other family entertainment material. There should also be ample storage room and facilities where books, DVDs, CDs and other accessories can be stored in an orderly manner.

Marble Design Ideas for Your Home

January 29, 2010  //  Posted by: CTSI Home Maker  //  Category: Home Decor, Home Improvement

nullA house that has got some marble designs normally looks elegant and stylish. If you want to improve the outlook of your home, consider using marble which will bring out the full aesthetic value of your house. You can use marble on the kitchen countertops and table to make them look classic. Marble tiles will also look very good in your kitchen. The marble accents that you choose for your kitchen should complement the design of the entire room.

The bathroom is another place in the house which will look exceptional if you install some marbles in it. Marble on the tub, around the mirror and the bathroom’s countertop will definitely have the stylish effect that you need in your house. Marble is also a good decorative material which can be used on the living room, bedroom and dining room walls to give them a feel of sophistication and luxury.

Eco-friendly Home

January 29, 2010  //  Posted by: CTSI Home Maker  //  Category: Eco-friendly Homes

nullLiving in an eco-friendly home is not only healthier, it is also cost effective. You can make your home to be eco-friendly in many ways. For instance, you can choose to use solar energy instead of the conventional hydro electric power. This will help you save on electricity bills as you can use the solar energy to heat water and light up your house. Solar energy is also a very clean source of light and heat.

You can also install some skylights on the roof of you house. These should provide enough light in the house throughout the day. Using low voltage bulbs is also one of the ways through which you can live an eco-friendly life in your home. These bulbs consume less energy than the conventional bulbs. You can also get motion-sensor bulbs which will remind you to turn off the lights every time you leave a room.

Gazebo design

January 29, 2010  //  Posted by: CTSI Home Maker  //  Category: Garden & Landscape, Home Design

nullHaving a gazebo on your outdoors is the perfect way to create a welcoming environment in your home. There are many gazebo designs that you can opt for if you want your outdoors to look stylish and comfortable. The design that you choose should reflect your garden’s style. It should also suit your preferences.

The most common of all gazebo styles is one that resembles Victorian structures. These types of gazebos are normally wooden, but you can pint them if you do not want to leave them natural. Another common type of gazebo design is the pagoda style. These gazebos are perfect if you prefer an outdoors that has an oriental design. You can decorate your pagoda styled gazebo with a number of oriental plants. Hanging lanterns around the gazebo will also have an impressive oriental effect. You can also have simple gazebo designs which are normally made of stone.

Roman Tub Faucets

January 29, 2010  //  Posted by: CTSI Home Maker  //  Category: Bathroom & Fixtures

nullA roman tub faucet will add an air of elegance to your bathroom. It will also add the value of your home because of its durability. These Roman tub faucets are not like the normal tub faucets that you will find out there. Traditional tub faucets mount on the wall of the tub while the roman tub faucets are normally placed on the tub’s horizontal deck.

The design of roman tub faucets is borrowed from the classic Roman baths. This gives the facets a unique look that is also stylish. If you want to have faucets that are of very high quality, then you need to get roman tub faucets. These faucets can last up to twenty years. This means that you will not have to worry about replacing them too often. These roman tub faucets are ideal for stand alone bath tubs which are all the rage these days.

Claw Foot Tub Faucets

January 29, 2010  //  Posted by: CTSI Home Maker  //  Category: Bathroom & Fixtures, Showers & Tubs

nullThere are many different facts that you will find for your claw foot tub. Most of these facets are metallic, but you can also find a few that are plastic. On of the most common designs of claw foot tub faucets is the wall mount design which is normally placed on the inside part of the tub front. The gooseneck design is fixed in a similar manner, but it has a high loupe water discharge.

Another common design of claw foot faucet is the hand shower which has a flexible hose and a shower head that can be hand held. It is mounted the same way as the wall mount faucet. Another model of claw foot tub faucet that you find in most stores is the deck fastened faucet. This faucet is usually mounted on the tub’s top edge. The free standing faucet is placed on the tub’s side wall.

Bathroom Wall Mounted Faucets

January 29, 2010  //  Posted by: CTSI Home Maker  //  Category: Bathroom & Fixtures

nullThere are various designs of wall mounted bathroom faucets so all you need to do is to look for the one that will meet your style and taste. Bathroom wall mounted faucets provide a unique design that integrates the structural features of the bathroom with that of the building itself. In most cases, wall mounted faucets have longer spouts which are separated from the temperature valves. In addition, they are available in various styles and finishing. There are several factors that you need to consider when buying a wall mounted bathroom faucet.

The first thing to put into consideration is the cost of the faucet. Secondly, you need to consider the design and finishing of the faucet. Since there are many designs available in the market, you need to choose the one that will add value to you bathroom. It will be a good idea if you go for the unique designs rather buying the ordinary ones.

Care for Your Lawn

January 29, 2010  //  Posted by: CTSI Home Maker  //  Category: Garden & Landscape

nullGrass is a tenacious weed that need little help to be healthy, but most people weaken their lawns with harsh fertilizing salt, chemicals, and improper watering and cutting. One of the cares that your lawn can receive is to grow the right grass at the correct height and you will be amazed to see how easy it is to care for it without consuming much of your hard-earn money.

Another care that you can give to your lawn is to cut at the right height. This will depend on the grass specie you plant because different grass grow at different rate so when you plant the right grass at the right time, it will be easier for you to care for them. In addition, grass should be fertilized with the right fertilizers. During fall, cool season grass should have the biggest feeding whereas warm season grasses should be fed probably on June, July and August.