Showing posts with label Family and Home. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Family and Home. Show all posts



The plumbing in your home does not have to be as complicated as you might think, and if you have ever wondered what the different parts are called and what they do? Below is a guide that should help you to familiarise yourself and learn a few secrets your plumber might not tell you. Get to know the different parts of your plumbing system, and you can help to prevent massive plumbing bills for simple problems you could fix yourself.


Buying good furniture can add to your assets, and don't let anyone ever tell you otherwise. Pieces of furniture are some of the most important items to shop for since ideally, you will be setting up your room or house for years to come without much variance. You will be using them quite extensively. People buy them with the expectation that they should last generations. Here are a few tips to make sure that you pick the right pieces of furniture for your household.


Everyone prefers to keep their homes at a different temperature. However, some temperatures may be better for you than other temperatures. In many cases, folks base their home temperature on their personal preferences. But there is actually a healthy home temperature you may want to keep your thermostat at. This, of course, will vary based on the season and climate you live in. As we have distinguished winter and summer seasons in Washington and Oregon, we’re going to base our recommended healthy home temperature off of that.
There’s also a financial health aspect to this as well. According to Energy Saver, you can save up to 10 percent a year on your heating and cooling costs just by turning your thermostat back anywhere from 7 to 10 degrees Fahrenheit from its normal setting for 8 hours a day. Who doesn’t like saving money?


You may feel like being fancy on some occasions-you want to have a high-brow event at home that will let your discerning tastes shine. You may want to have a wine-tasting event or a sumptuous dinner where the fares will be not only tasty but also classy. The type of food you will want to serve maybe not too light nor too heavy. It plays the balance between lacking and overabundant. If this is your objective, you may want to come up with a charcuterie board.

A charcuterie board may seem easy to make. However, making a high-quality, good-tasting one may be a challenge. You may want to do some trials if you want it to be perfect for the occasion. You should not put a random slab of sweet ham, grocery-bought cheese, or any loaf of bread in the arrangement. Here are some pointers you should keep in mind in making a charcuterie board:


One of the beautiful things about designing a home is that you can make it a true reflection of your personality and style. The options are virtually limitless, so it can be exciting to select the fixtures, furniture, and finishes that will add the final touches to your home’s design. If you’re currently looking for countertops for a room in your home, you may be wondering about the benefits of granite countertops. EleMar Oregon specializes in providing granite countertops for Portland homes. We can help you understand how they can enhance a home’s design. Here are some of the advantages granite countertops provide.


If you have a tree on your property, you’ve probably experienced branches growing out of place. Some stick out, disrupting the overall look of your trees, while others just hang down, impeding your walkway. But is the solution as simple as just trimming the tree branches yourself?
Giving your tree a good trim can be the best thing to support its health and maintain the look you desire. If you want to trim your trees on your own, it’s best to stick to small trees. Smaller trees are much safer to trim yourself than larger trees. With a smaller tree, you can visually inspect each branch without having to climb the tree or use a ladder. You’ll also be working with smaller branches, which are easier to trim and don’t pose as much of a risk to your or your property.


Have you noticed any cracks or leaks around your property? If so, it is critically important that these are not left untreated. Even minor damage can lead to damp, mould and even severe structural issues. Therefore, it is a good idea to regularly inspect your property and make any necessary repairs as soon as possible.

Here is some great advice from Screwfast on how to effectively protect your home from cracks and leaks…


As a parent, you want to create a welcoming, safe and enjoyable environment for your kids and partner, especially if you are remodelling your first family home. However, family life can leave your fixtures looking drab, chipped, and old-fashioned if you do not take the appropriate steps to improve their appearance. If you are looking for some of the best ways to spruce up each room of your house, this guide will help you to create the perfect home for you and your family.


The kitchen is often the heart of the home, a social hub where families come together at the end of a long day of work and school to catch up. Often somewhere that you host guests and entertain in as well as being a place you spend a lot of time preparing meals. As the kitchen is commonly the most used room in a house it is important that we get the d├ęcor and the lighting right. A designer lighting company, have put together a helpful list of tips for us to think about when lighting our kitchens.


Believe it or not, railway sleepers are actually quite trendy when used as a building material in the garden. Nowadays, they are used in many modern landscaping designs; not only are they attractive, they are also durable and extremely adaptable. In fact, they can be used for a variety of garden creations, from raised beds for flowers and vegetables to benches and other furniture. Here are some additional suggestions:


When someone says the words “stained glass windows”, we tend to imagine big impressive religious buildings. They are highly decorative and truly magnificent, transforming any space where they are installed. There are lots of interesting, lesser known facts about stained glass windows, which you will find listed below.


The winter months can be quite unkind to our gardens, leaving homeowners with lots of repair jobs and sprucing up to do in the run-up to summer. Now that snow, wind, and rain are becoming irregular and daylight is lasting longer, it’s a perfect time to do some DIY around the garden and get it ready for BBQ season. The type of work you do will depend on your budget and how much time you have, but here are some ideas to inspire you.


Family is incredibly important to Filipinos, and many families in the country consist of more than just the standard nuclear family set-up. For young moms with big families, grandparents are a great help in bringing up children, because they can offer important advice and help out with childcare. And though many grandparents will say that they help out of love, it's always a good idea to give back to them when you can. If you're a mother or father who'd like to show your own parents some love, here are a few things you can do that they'll definitely appreciate.


Every person believes that their home is a fortress which provides safety and comfort. However, in order to really be so, you need to make sure that your home is functioning with flying colors.  Even the simplest issue, like having an outdated air-conditioning unit or living your TV on can put you and your property in danger.

In order to avoid this and many other potentially harming situations, you need to know more about the things that can go wrong with your home. And here are some of the usual suspects.


No matter how hard you try, accidents can still happen, even at the place that’s supposed to be completely safe – your home. Plus, considering how much time kids spend indoors nowadays, it makes improving the safety of your home that much more important. So, although you can never make it completely risk-free, there are ways to reduce the risk of anything happening to a minimum – and here are some of those ways.



Antique furniture brightens up any environment and if you have a keen eye and a little free time, there are many ways that you can amass a collection of fine antique furniture. You don’t have to be an antiques expert to appreciate fine things, and with that in mind, here are some great tips on sourcing antique and vintage furniture.

Visit Local Markets
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This is how many antique dealers source their items, and it can be a lot of fun too. It doesn’t matter where in the UK you live, there are always local markets, and once you get to know the vendors, you can ask for specific items, and with their network of likeminded people, they can usually find what you are looking for.


Once you have kids, you have to adjust everything to them, including your home. However, this doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to lose all sense of style or that you have to compromise your own comfort in favor of theirs. There are some great solutions that will make your whole family feel happy and cozy inside your home. Here are some home-decorating ideas that will work for adults and the little ones alike.

Make things more accessible

You will make your kids very happy if you find a way for them to use some parts of your home that aren’t normally accessible to them. The best place to start is the bathroom. Parents go out of their way to make bathrooms safe for kids by buying rubber bumpers for sharp corners, and bathtubs and sinks with curvy edges. Some even secure the bathroom door or lock the toilets. These are all good ideas to avoid any accidents or injuries. However, by installing a shower bar which allows for the shower head to be repositioned and throwing in a non-slip mat into your bathtub or shower, you’ll allow your kid more independence while bathing. Also, if rely on companies like Victoria Plum, your bathroom can still look great, but you’ll all be able to use it safely and efficiently.


If you’re looking around at the mess your bedroom has become, you’re probably wondering what you can do to make it more inviting and welcoming. All too often, our bedrooms are the place where everything gets stashed away. Piles of clothing on chairs, drawers that don’t quite shut and closets that are packed with shoes that fall out when the door is opened! If all of this sounds familiar to you, it could be time to give your bedroom a serious makeover. There are a few simple changes you can make which will turn your boring sleeping space into a gorgeous spot that you want to stay in forever!

Are you ready to turn your bedroom into a haven of luxury? Then here is our guide to making your boudoir a room you’ll never want to leave. You definitely won’t regret it!