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Cost Effective Solution For Noise Reduction In Buildings

Famous architect Robert B. Newman, who was one of the biggest experts in the field of architectural acoustics stated that technology of noise control is well developed, and the only problem is that it is too seldom used. Noise criteria curves are one of the ways of measuring which levels of noise are acceptable. Allowable values depend of the purpose of the interior space. Recommended noise criteria values range from 20-25 for churches and theatres to 45-60 for…


Added by Tyler M. Newport on June 24, 2015 at 5:52am — No Comments

Brighten Your House with Vibrant Colors for the Summer

Spring cleaning is done and the cleaning agency workers depart from your home. You turn around to observe it, but feel like something is amiss. Summer is coming and the dark colours will just not do, they simply contrast with your mood and with the world outside. So how about getting a few buckets of paint and refresh your home further with some new colours. Some carefully chosen new colours will not only give your home a new and exciting look, but will also add some flavour and meaning to…


Added by Heather Roberts on June 18, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

The Right Plants For Your Living Wall

When you have decided to implement a living wall to your living space or company building, the next step is choosing the right plants to support it. These are some of the more popular living wall plants described together with conditions in which they prosper.

Sword Fern

Nephrolepis exaltata is easy to grow and needs little care.…


Added by Tyler M. Newport on June 16, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments

Smart Homes – Are they Truly the Future?

It is quite difficult not to get wept by the whole Internet of Things, smart homes thing. It seems everywhere you turn; there are photos of homes that welcome you when you come in, talk of fridges that send you texts and home entertainment systems that adapt to your mood. It all seems so new and so futuristic that it is quite hard to resist the urge to become one of those people who drone constantly about the latest in smart toasters.

However, is it really all so great or are there…


Added by Sophie Andersen on June 14, 2015 at 6:14am — No Comments

Is Your Home Suffering from Low Water Pressure?

It is never a good idea to wait until something needs fixing or is even beyond repair. But with plumbing, that is tricky. A problem is often not apparent until it becomes impossible to miss. Low water pressure can be caused by various reasons, and fixing installations is time and money-consuming…


Added by Tyler M. Newport on June 10, 2015 at 8:20am — No Comments

Quick steps for building and repairing a homemade wooden bench

Whether a large and comfortable garden bench for a relaxation with the kids and the pets or a small scenic bench for sunset contemplations - a homemade wooden bench is definitely the next item that you want to include in the new home equipment. Only the choice of material for the bench is a little bit difficult, because the iron benches are undoubtedly easier for cleaning and they require less repairs, but they are not that…


Added by Heather Roberts on June 10, 2015 at 5:52am — No Comments

5 Ways to Grow Healthy Indoor Plants

Indoors gardening can be just as difficult as taking care of a large backyard. Figuring out how to keep your plants happy and healthy in a place with limited light and area requires constant work…


Added by Heather Roberts on June 3, 2015 at 4:00am — No Comments

The Art of Mixing and Matching Your Home Decor

There is a certain inspiring vibe in mismatched interior that adds sophistication and character to a dull place. The problem is that not all of us posses the talent of combining different colours and patterns. This doesn’t mean that you can’t learn how to do it. Mastering the art of mixing and matching begins with an adventurous spirit and eagerness to experiment. With a couple of smart tricks you…


Added by Heather Roberts on May 26, 2015 at 4:02am — No Comments

Biophilic Design Solutions and Effects

Green and eco-friendly design solutions are becoming increasingly popular as people see the results of ignoring the Earth’s biosphere and the damage we do to it. Going green however garners different responses from people all around, not to mention the words…


Added by Heather Roberts on May 22, 2015 at 4:49am — No Comments

The Geometry of Interior Design

When talking about the geometry of interior design, don’t imagine your math classes at high school. Understanding how a room works is far easier than dealing with numbers and theorems. A couple of simple ideas can really improve the flow and the feel of your home. Have you heard of dynamic triangulation? Does focal and central point ring a bell? If these are just vague terms, maybe it’s time to…


Added by Heather Roberts on May 13, 2015 at 9:57am — No Comments

A Guide to Finding Your Decor Style

It’s one thing to go through the pages of home decor magazines, books and websites. It’s completely different story to actually design your own place. You may be inspired by a certain look, but how do you apply it in your own home? Translating your style to your interior is major decoration pitfall. Very often the problem is that you don’t…


Added by Heather Roberts on May 7, 2015 at 7:29am — No Comments

Home Cleaning after Renovations

If your home has undergone a big renovation project, chances are it is in a state of mess. This is not unusual, because every time you renovate, construction dust and other spoils saturate the air and pretty much cover everything from top to bottom. This is always the case, even when you try to take measures against it. What is worse, even rooms that are seemingly unaffected by the renovation project will require cleaning service simply because dust from other places will spread there…


Added by Heather Roberts on April 30, 2015 at 4:38am — No Comments

Variants of Tiles

There are various different types of tiles available in the market to choose from for the purpose of tile installation in floors, roofs, walls or ceilings. Each form of tile has its own uniqueness, beauty which adds glamour to any space where it is being installed. Following are the types of tiles that can be found:

  • Ceramic Tiles:Ceramic tiles can be either glazed or unglazed. These forms of tiles are generally made from red or white clay and then heated in a kiln. The…

Added by Mason White on April 27, 2015 at 8:45am — No Comments

How to Remodel a Small Bathroom

You are probably wondering how to make a small bathroom to be functional, without compromising in aesthetics. You need to think through every element in your bathroom; how it communicates with available space; do some of them occupies more room than it is necessary, and all of that in order to maximize space in the small bathroom.



Added by Tyler M. Newport on March 31, 2015 at 2:57am — No Comments

Simple ways to improve your bathroom on a budget

The easiest way to improve your bathroom is to buy everything new; new tiles, new sink, new toilet and new everything else, which is a really big investment and it is not accessible to everyone. But, you can avoid that, and with simple modifications, repairs, cleaning and…


Added by Tyler M. Newport on March 27, 2015 at 4:53am — No Comments

The Benefits of DIY Home Clearance

As home clearance creates many challenges, it's pretty understandable why so many people opt for using a home clearance provider. In today's fast paced world, people are used to engaging professional companies to do their renovation projects, spring , fix various problems in the house and even housekeep.

Considering how stressful and time-consuming some of these responsibilities are, it's no surprise that hiring a contractor is the first thing that often comes to mind. But it shouldn't…


Added by Patricia Cornwell on March 24, 2015 at 11:23am — No Comments

Bringing Your Home Garden Back to Life

As they say, when spring comes around it is time to do some spring cleaning, and it goes the same for your garden as well; especially after a long and harsh winter. Remember that as soon as spring rolls around, your garden will start to come back to life as well, so there is no time to waste. Remember that there are a few certain steps you will have to take when trying to prepare your garden, after all you cannot hope that your garden will adjust to the warmer weather…


Added by Tyler M. Newport on March 23, 2015 at 5:33am — No Comments

How to Prep Walls Before Painting

Take your painting job seriously and prepare for it, don’t just start splattering the color over the walls. Proper preparation will save you money, time, nerves and from unnecessary additional work. It is the most important step when it comes to painting, but it’s actually not hard and complicated. So, put your paint roller away for now and make a thorough preparation by following these simple steps.…


Added by Sophie Andersen on March 10, 2015 at 4:00am — No Comments

Dishwasher/Fridge/Airconditioner/Etc: How to Choose the Right One?

Your home appliances are indeed one of your most valuable assets. Not only do they help you in doing various tasks but they also help you feel good about your home. No matter if it’s your refrigerator or dishwasher, you need to use these machines on a regular basis in order to lead a complete and trouble-free life. Like all homeowners you also wish to have the best home appliances so that they may remain faithful to you for years and you do not have to spend any money on repairs. Though…


Added by Sophie Andersen on February 25, 2015 at 6:52am — No Comments

Make your home more efficient this spring


Home should every person’s shrine. Many people have neither a house nor a flat and many other people do not have even the most necessary conditions for pleasant and hygienic living. When you now that these people make billions of world population, you start thinking that having a roof over your head and a cosy and warm place to lie down is a real blessing. However, many people seem to forget that and take things for granted. Because of that, they completely neglect their homes and…


Added by Sophie Andersen on January 30, 2015 at 4:01am — No Comments

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