Simple tricks to keep your cupboards mould free

September 30, 2011  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Home Care

Have you got cupboards that are stuffed with your things which you hardly use? Are moulds destroying your cupboard and the things in it? Here are a few tips with which you can keep your cupboard mould free-

1. Keep your cupboard in a bright and sunny place. Make sure that the room in which it is placed has ample exposure to sunshine and fresh air. Moulds love moist and damp places.

2. Open your cupboard and let the air circulate in and out. Keep your cupboard open for very hours at the interval of a few days instead of always keeping it under lock.

3. There are various chemicals available in the market that keeps your cupboard free from mould and fungus growth.

4. Once in a while, take out the contents of the cupboards and keep them under the sun. This will kill fungus growth if any.

Learn to fix your kitchen plumbing all by yourself

September 27, 2011  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: DIY Home Tips

Having troubles with your leaky plumbing faucets? Well you don’t need to get a headache over searching for a professional plumber and wait until he repairs it. Wondering what do to? Well if you master a few simple mechanisms to fix your kitchen plumbing then your leakage problems could be solved in only a few minutes.

You need a few ordinary tools like needle pliers, screwdriver, wrench and lock pliers. In order to fix your kitchen plumbing system first you need to turn off the valves of water supply under the sink. Then you need to put off the faucet handle cap, now get a screwdriver to detach the water valves from the faucets.

Using wrenches could be a good help for you in this regard to unscrew the nut bolts. Once this portion of work is done, now you need to get a new valve assembly or O rings from the nearby hardware store to lock those faucet joints.

Ways to do up your backyard

September 24, 2011  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Home Decor

Do you have a beautiful home but have for long neglected your back yard? Is your back yard in a mess now? Here are a few simple steps with which you can do up your back yard-

1) Get hold of a cleaner and ask him to clean your back yard off all the wild plants and grass if nay of these have grown into your yard of late.
2) Plant some climbers. Flower plants like rose, will climb up the walls of your yard and give it a beautiful look.
3) According to the size of your back yard, order or buy a pair of swings or benches where people of all age groups can sit and enjoy.
4) Hire a gardener and ask him to plant some decorative shrubs around the margins of your yard.
5) You can change your back yard into a personalized place of your own. For example, if you like cooking outdoors you can keep some outdoor kitchen appliance in your yard for Sundays or for party purposes.

Aromatic candles, fantastic accessory to reduce your stress level

September 21, 2011  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Home Decor

Aromatic candles not only give your house a nice fragrance and light, it also helps you to reduce your stress levels. They are cost friendly if you can make them yourself. The pleasant aroma that the candles have is a result of certain real essential oils. These smells can improve your mood and reduce your stress levels.

Also known as aroma therapy, these candles lift up your mood. You can choose citrus scents like orange, lemon and grapefruit. These smells make you more energetic, positive and excited. Studies show that inhaling citrus smells can help you protect from illness and keep your energy levels high. The grapefruit aroma can trigger feelings of happiness and joy and therefore make you feel more energetic and alert.

You can use scents like peppermint, jasmine, chamomile and lemon to help you combat depression. These aromas help the brain to release the tension and all negative energies. Aromatherapy is also used to combat insomnia and lower your blood pressure.

Professional drywall services for beautiful homes

September 18, 2011  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Home Decor

Every person wants his or her home to be done up beautifully and you are obviously no different. And one of the most important things you will have to do to make sure that your home looks beautiful is hire a professional drywall service. When you choose a drywall service you will have to make sure that the company is reputed for providing results of the highest quality. The company that you opt for should put customer satisfaction above all other things.

Talk to your friends in the neighborhood and ask for their suggestion. The very best drywall services usually have a long list of satisfied customers. The most important services provide by professional drywall companies provide fire and soundproofing installation, steel stud framing, T-Bar, suspended ceilings, acoustic seals, insulation and installation of vapor barrier. So you have to make sure that the drywall service you go in for provides all these services.

A life to your home décor with potted plants

September 15, 2011  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Home Decor

Plants always enrich any room’s decoration. If you are in a mood to make a few changes in your room décor you can always use a lot of plants. This will not only enhance your room’s décor but would also sprinkle a tinge of refreshment around.

While you choose on the plants you have to keep in mind your rooms style. For instance, if it’s a contemporary style the clean lines with long slender shapes are the apt ones. Similarly for a Victorian style it is the feminine frilly ferns and for a southwestern style cacti’s would be the best. You can also club together plants of varied shapes to fill up your vacate corners in the room. Preferably go for the same kind of plants while you group them, this way it is easy to take care of them together. You should ofcourse maintain a balance in the heights of the plant while grouping to keep it easy on eye. Go for single container or trunk and get plants from same family of different colours and same water needs. You can also use plants in your bathroom to get yourself a spa ambience and can improvise deep containers with fabrics or bricks to adjust with the height.

Finally while placing plants all you need to do is maintain a balance in terms of its height and the space you are using it for.

Roman window shades for added style

September 12, 2011  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Home Decor

Roman window shades are a wonderful choice to style-up your home décor and make your home look cozy and pleasant overall. These are also termed as the fabric shades since varied fabrics are used here to function as the shade. It’s a very elegant window treatment and come up with different options.

Roman window shades are usually found in 2 different styles like flat fold and the teardrop style. The teardrop ones are classy and a perfect choice for your formal gatherings while the other one would look fabulous with your trendy home furnishings.

There are dark tinted Roman shades like burgundy if you are planning to darken up your interiors. Otherwise, these shades are also found in off-white, white, blue, pink and many lighter tints which will work as the light-filters for the room. The floral printed options bring out a lovely effect and match the best with the plain solid furniture.

Add a dash of color to your life with Indian décor

September 09, 2011  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Home Decor

You have chosen India; once you are done you will always be at the highest of your spirits. And when you have guests at home, you will be just flattered. Apart from having a stunning effect, you do not need to restrain yourself from adding or excluding anything. It’s all yours’, you just need to follow a little basic, and then the sky is the limit. Because Indian décor is a complete mixture of one journey from the authentic to modern to antique and everything in between is being included.

? You need to go through sites and magazines to come to a final plan, and make a plan for what you need to do.
? You need to choose a variety of colors, as you are intending to add a dash of colors right? Go with more of reds and gold, but keep most of rich colors, as this décor cannot be sober.
? You also need to consider carpets; this will give a medieval effect.

Décor tips for the spring

September 06, 2011  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Home Decor

Spring is a time of renewal. It is a time when people wake up from the harshness of winter and step into the soft summers. Many people associate the season with home decoration. If you are one of them, then the one of the first things that you should do is get fresh flowers for your home. Spring is a time for flowers and you can start decorating your house with them. You can paint the interior walls of your house if you want. Use bold colors like yellow and green.

You can brighten up your rooms with lamps and white or light colored curtains. You can also use candles in your rooms. Candles are soothing and relaxing. Use scented ones to give you a good feel. Many people place large bowls of fruits on centre tables. Fruits add color to your home. Apart from candles you can use fragrances in your rooms. Fragrances make you feel fresh.

Simple home interiors tips for one and all

September 03, 2011  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Home Decor

When you are doing the interiors of your house the most important thing is to maximize the space that you have. You can make a room look larger than what it is by using suitable colour paints for the walls and some artifacts. Choose art works that represent your personality. You can put these art works in your living room and bed room.

A recent trend is to use bold coloured furniture. These blend well with light coloured walls. Use good lightings for the rooms. The lighting is very important. You can use small and big chandeliers depending on where you want to put them. You need to use curtains matching the walls. Go through several shops before you decide on the artifacts that you want to keep.

Not all rooms will have the same décor. Go through different blogs to get more ideas on how to do a living room, your kid’s room, the bedroom and the living room. Try to use as less furniture as possible. This makes your room look spacious.