February 04, 2014 // Posted by: cooldude // Category: Floor
Have you got wooden flooring at your home? That’s just great as the timber look is always classy and oozes a much desired elegant aura which ups the glam quotient of your haven. However, wooden flooring demands good maintenance and you have to be very careful about your floor cleaner here. Let us observe some essential tips to remember while choosing your hardwood floor cleaner.
Gentle cleaning solution
Hardwood demands a gentle touch and not all floor cleaners around would be suitable for it- for example- your regular bathroom tile floor cleaner can be dangerous to the stylish wooden surface. Thus, your bet should be on the pH-neutral waterborne non-toxic cleaners that are specifically made for the hardwood flooring. Before buying the product, read the label to check out that it is especially meant for a wooden surface.
It’s suggested that you go for the hardwood floor cleaners with refillable containers. It’s not only economical but eco-friendly as well.
The hardwood floor cleaner you are picking up should not leave any dulling residue on your floor post clean-up.
Reputed brands only
It is important that you get your hardwood floor cleaner from a reputed brand only. You have to select a handful of 5-6 potential wood cleaner brands and carry a through comparative study on them. Read the expert reviews, ratings and customer testimonials to understand the pros and cons of every cleaner under your consideration. The one you choose should be backed by rave reviews and maximum ratings of the lot.
Try to get hardwood floor cleaners assuring automatic mop as these promise a faster cleaning than manual mopping.
Instructions & number
The hardwood floor cleaner you are getting should come with legible floor cleaning instructions. It’s good if it carries the manufacturer’s support number so that you can call up the company for any query.
December 25, 2013 // Posted by: cooldude // Category: Home Decor
The art of feng shui is an ancient Chinese art to maintain balance and peace in the room of study. When we see that the environment we study in is perfect obviously the concentration increases on its own paying off with better concentration and attention skills thus improvement in results.
Arrangement of the study:
The study room should be clutter free to release your mind too of unwanted clutter. Everything should be arranged in an organised manner and the room should be dusted regularly. A nice smelling study room is always a good option. Study rooms should be devoid of beds as it makes the child feel sleepy. It should also be devoid of computers or any electronic gadget for that matter as it compromises on the concentration of the person studying. Other things need to be kept in mind too, some being: any pointed objects like the sharp edges of windows and cupboards should not be pointing in the direction of the study table. The study table should be so positioned that there is free air circulation in front with lots of space and a plain wall behind. There should be no doors or windows on the behind.
A store or kitchen or toilet should not be in the northeast direction; this is the direction on knowledge and wisdom. This is the direction to be faced while studying or sleeping. Everything needed during the study times should be kept handy. The colour or the room should be well balanced.
Sleeping habits too need to be a little changed. When sleeping one of the four kua numbers should be faced. The change in sleeping positions not only immensely doubles the chances of a child towards his success but also improves his/ her health related issues. A wind chime and flower pots are believed to be lucky assets too.
November 23, 2013 // Posted by: cooldude // Category: Home Decor
When it comes to the issue of Indoor Fountain the first question to pop up in your mind is how to maintain it immaculately. Isn’t that so? Well it must not be a tricky chore for you. As a matter of fact, you can tackle it at ease.
• You have to proceed strategically for sure. In the very first place you are going to ensure that you happen to be careful enough.
• In this connection you must keep it in mind that you are going to be precise. You have to keep an eye on the rules and regulations pertaining to general maintenance of the Indoor Fountains. It is pretty important on your part for sure.
• While applying water on the Indoor Fountain for the wash up you need to be careful about water levels. According to experts and home improvement professionals, water levels should be thoroughly checked. It is better if the check up is done on a regular basis.
• It is pretty important on your part to be careful of the fountain pumps. You have to make it a point that you are going to take care of it on a regular basis if possible. Regularity in the maintenance procedure is a must.
• At the same time there is another thing to be taken care of. fountain pumps must be powered on a regular basis if possible. It is pretty important on your part to be careful of the fact.
If you make it a point that you are going to follow the advices discussed in the write-up you would not face any trouble concerning this issue. You would invariably find an answer to how to maintain an Indoor Fountain immaculately. So keep the advices in your mind and make money out of it.
November 07, 2013 // Posted by: cooldude // Category: Curtains & Draperies
One of the easiest and the most affordable home improvement tips is to get your curtains changed. Windows are the most beautiful portions of rooms and hence it should be paired with the best curtains. It makes yore room much more pleasant. The see-through curtains are a very good option to make your room look fresh and bright, otherwise a dull and boring room does not fill you with the enthusiasm to work. The color that you choose for your curtains is a very important decision that you are supposed to make.
People often think that buying curtains might be a costly affair. But it is not so. You might also not want to do it thinking about the size of the windows. But the department stores have a wide variety of curtains which vary in design, cut range and choice of fabric. You can choose curtains which have two layers but it might cost you a little more. Purchasing your curtains from online shops can be cheaper. They are cheaper because they do not maintain a formal shop which has to be looked after, whose rent has to be paid, but the local departmental stores add the cost of marinating their shop to the price of their commodities which further increases. IT necessarily does not imply that the goods sold online are of low quality. But paying once for the curtains can be an investment for a long span of years, without any worries. It is better if you buy them from reliable brands and sites.
See-through curtains are very innovative idea for decorating your room. They let the natural light and air percolate into your room, which makes you feel rejuvenated. Curtains made of synthetic fibers are also a good option as it is easy to clean them.
October 19, 2013 // Posted by: cooldude // Category: Children's room
Do you want to give your child’s room a new look but are not very keen on incurring the expenses that come along with revamping the décor of your room? Well, if your answer is in the affirmative then you will be glad to know that giving a room a brand new appearance need not always be an expensive affair. And one of the best and most pocket friendly ways to redo the décor of kids’ room is to give the rooms a fresh coat of color. Paint is a quite inexpensive home décor tool and to add to the fun you can ask your child to choose the color which he wants his room to be painted in.
As far as kids’ rooms are concerned, you should always opt for some bright and dreamy color; and do remember that bright colors are not necessarily loud colors. However, if your kid is a fan of very bright and loud colors then you can paint one wall of his room in his favorite color. For kids who are less than ten years old colors like sunshine yellow, sky blue and soothing apple green will work very well. For older kids, neutral colors are the best bets. Paint will freshen up a room and add live to it almost immediately and you can be rest assured that your child will love it. Since kids are prone to making the walls a mess, always opt for semi gloss wall paints so that you can clean the mess without much hassle.
While painting the walls, make sure that foundation part of the wall is two shades darker than the rest of the wall. Have fun with your kid by putting his colorful handprints on the border area. Wall decals and murals are also good choices for decorating the walls of a child’s room.
October 03, 2013 // Posted by: cooldude // Category: Bedroom
Bedroom is a very important room in your home. You might not be spending most of your time in your bedroom, but that does not mean that Feng Shui is not essential for your bedroom. Bedroom is utilized primarily for sleeping. The decor of your bedroom surely influences the way in which you sleep and sleep has direct relation to your health and happiness. Thus it is advised that you utilize the following Feng Shui tips for your bedroom so that negative energy can be avoided at all times.
The bed is the necessary piece of furniture in your bedroom. Thus it should be cosy and comfortable. Avoid storing things under your bed as that obstructs the flow of positive energy in your bedroom. If possible never have mirrors in your bedroom as these have bad influence on your sleep. But usually you cannot have bedrooms without mirrors. So the one thing that you can do is place the mirrors away from the bed to avoid bad effects.
Ceiling beams should never be a part of your bedroom. Try avoiding them at all cost as these can cause financial problems in your life. The bedroom color should be calming and light. Stay away from the thought of using bright and energizing colors so that your sleep is not hampered and you get proper rest. Keep your bed and everything in your bedroom always clean and organized. Never allow your bedroom to be messy as that will just create more confusion and chaos in your life.
If you have a bathroom attached to your bedroom then it is advised that you keep the door of the bathroom closed always. Whenever the electronic equipments present in your bedroom are not in use, you must make it a point to unplug them.
Hope these tips help you when you design or re-design your bedroom.
September 14, 2013 // Posted by: cooldude // Category: Home Decor
Everyone wants to decorate their home in the attractive and unique way. The guest room is a very important part of your home. Whenever any guests visit your home, you take them to the guest room first. So you should decorate your guest room in the most unique way so that it gives a good impression to the guest about your home. There are various factors you should keep in mind while decorating your guest room.
While decorating your guest room, you should keep in mind the space available in the room. Depending on that you should a bed and other accessories for the guest room. Don’t over load the room with too much accessories because in that case it will be very stuffy for the guests. So if the space is not enough, then you can keep a small bed which the guest can use for sleeping as well as for relaxing. However with a big enough room, you also keep a separate sofa. Get some wardrobe made in your guest room where the guest can keep his bags and other things.
The color of your guest room should be selected very carefully as it will reflect your taste and personality to the guest. The color of your guest room should in compliance with the interior of the rest of the room so that it is attractive and unique. You can keep some green plants in the corners of the guest room to impart a refreshing look to the room. A flower vas kept by the side of the bed or in the central can add to the beauty of the room. You can even hang some pictures on the walls of your guest room to add an aesthetic sense to the appearance of your room.
August 23, 2013 // Posted by: cooldude // Category: Home Improvement
Most of the modern homes these days surely have a swimming pool because swimming is considered to be one of the best forms of physical exercise. Swimming helps relieve fatigue and stress. However it is essential to take care of your swimming pool regularly so that a high level of safety and hygiene can be maintained. Since maintenance of the pool is a very important task, the demand for swimming pool covers is extremely high.
Pool covers act as a safety device because it prevents visitors or children from falling into the swimming pool by accident. Pool covers help retain the heat in the swimming pool and thus the pools can be utilized for longer periods of time. Along with that the pool’s heating cost is also reduced. Incase you have an indoor swimming pool then you do not have to worry about the exhaust fans and ventilation if you have a swimming pool cover.
To keep the swimming pool inviting and clean always pool covers are a necessity. Pool covers prevent debris and leaves from entering the swimming pool. Thus the pool remains hygienic. These covers even prevent evaporation of water from the swimming pools. Along with that the loss of chemicals from the pool is also prevented if the swimming pool is covered using a pool cover.
You as a homeowner will always feel relaxed if your swimming pool is covered because you do not have to worry about its regular maintenance and safety around the pool. Pool covers come in different colors and sizes. Nowadays automatic pool covers are also available in the market.
If you use a pool cover then you do not have to use harmful chemicals for maintaining the water quality. All in all it can be said that pool covers are really valuable as these help save money, time and energy efficiently.
June 28, 2013 // Posted by: cooldude // Category: Home Care
Keeping and maintaining a home can be a tough job. With time, your home also ages with you. That’s why you need to know the right things to take care of and keep in mind so that you can keep your home safe, protected and as good as new for a longer period of time. Do you want to steer clear of high utility bills? Make sure you insulate your home well. Make sure that you use lamination and glazed windows. This can help you protect your home from heat or extreme cold.
Make sure you keep your appliances clean, clean your gutters and damp corners should be kept fresh and as dry as possible. This keeps a house safe. You can use a de-humidifier to strengthen your home and keep things intact for a longer time. Keep these tips in mind and learn some common DIY repair works around the house to keep your home in good shape.
June 20, 2013 // Posted by: cooldude // Category: Home Care
Termites are common pests, which can create a nuisance in your home. They eat away through all wooden furniture, fixtures, doors, windows and flooring, weaken, and hollow out the objects from inside. Termites can be pretty dangerous and you might not even find out about them for a while, as they tend to attack from the inside.
They come in large numbers to attack on a particular area, so whenever you see the slightest infestation, call in the pest control guys before the termites breed and create more damage. Wood structures tend to darken; you can find wood dust at the base of objects like door ends, windowsills and bed endings. In addition, the color of the infested wood turns darker in some cases and hence, that is another indicator. Have your wood repaired after the termites and possible eggs are removed. Also, use anti termite eco friendly sprat to avoid further termite attacks.