How to take care of your rugs and maintain them for a long time

August 18, 2010  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Home Care

It is better to get a stitch in time and save nine. This proverb really goes correct for certain things. You should rather do regular maintenance of your rugs instead of waiting for the work to pile up and spoiling your carpet so much that you have to buy a new one.  Rugs actually perform the function of holding the dirt that our shoes get in the house. But when the capacity is full it will not be able to hold the dirt anymore.

For cleaning rugs, ensure that you don’t beat it up because that loosens the wool of the rugs which further spoils the quality of the rug. If anything gets spilled on it, make sure that you clean up the mess as soon as possible to avoid the rug from soaking it. Therefore clean it with a material which has good absorbing quality. Do not use rug shampoos on your rugs; they tend to spoil the rug more. So go ahead and give your rug a good cleaning if it needs one.

How to take care of your Air conditioners

August 15, 2010  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Home Care

Thanks to global warming air conditioners are a must these days. It is essential for you to know the maintenance procedure of the air conditioner which will not only ensure efficient functioning of the machine but also check your bills. Each machine has its own way of being cleaned and make sure you are checking the manual on cleaning instructions. Check your filters once a month to ensure they are not clogged. Take the filter out of its case and soak it in soapy water for 5 to 10 minutes. Once that is done, let it drip dry after which you can put it back to its case.

Check that the condenser is in working condition regularly. Make sure that the vents are not blocked by any foreign material. Get a professional technician to check your refrigerant to fix it of any problems like leaks etc. Make sure you test try it while the technician is present. Do get your air conditioner serviced from time to time.

How to save space in a children’s room

August 14, 2010  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Children's room

Does your house have a serious space problem? Too little space in children’s room is not only unpleasing as too many furniture keep obstructing the way but also risky as your child might get injured by bumping into the furniture. One of the rooms which needs space the most is your child’s room. So how do you go about increasing space there?

There are more ways than just getting smaller furniture.

The first way of ensuring that your child’s room has space is to get the right bed. If you have two children get a double bunk bed. Sometimes a double bunk bed can help even if there is one kid as it makes some extra space. You could also get beds with drawers and closets attached. Or you could simply get a loft bed

Another very efficient way of making more space is by getting a corner wardrobe. Corner wardrobes do not jut out and takes typically less space. A very useful way of making more space is to get containers and bins to store and organize materials. Try to get colourful ones as they would go well with your child’s room.

Give your child the space he or she needs.

Tips on selecting bunk beds for your children

August 12, 2010  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Beds

Bunk beds are synonymous with fun. Apart from that they have so many other advantages. They add the right vibe of childishness, cuteness, fun, liveliness and zing to your kid’s bedroom. Most importantly they are the answer to all your spacing problems. You can have 2-3 beds at one place with the help of a bunk bed.

Bunk beds also provide a lot of variety in them. You can go for the one with a ladder or without a ladder. You can have your special inclusions also or if your child wants that. Make sure that the bunk bed you select suits the colour, scheme and design of the bedroom. And consult your children too, which one would they like to have. Bunk beds are advantageous even when your kid’s friends are coming for an overnight stay. If you have more than one kid, then ask the elder one to sleep on the higher bed as he/she would be having a better control of balance. So, now you know bunk bed is the answer for you.

Mediterranean décor for your bathroom

August 06, 2010  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Bathrooms

The Mediterranean style of decorating your house is popular for the way it blends simplicity with vibrant colors and gives the ultimate elegance and charm. Hence people have started converting their bathroom into a Mediterranean resort too.

This particular style induces the use of wrought iron and basic, almost rustic looking wooden furniture, colorful wall paints, ceramic (sometimes patterned) tiles, pots of terracotta and the like. With your bathroom as your concern you can either opt for a Greece-kind look where lime colored whitewash adorns the ceiling and the walls, while blue is the color of the window sills. If you do not favor that, you can try out Provencial Mediterranean style where colors like blues, greens, pinks and lilac are used. Use of patterned ceramic tiles is common.

Use of curtains of silk or cotton is encouraged to give the bathroom a Mediterranean feel and use of carpets in vibrant tones where chances of water spills are minimal is also employed. If your bathroom has room in it for furniture bring in rustic looking wooden or simple looking wrought iron furniture. Use wooden shelves affixed to your bathroom corners to put up Mediterranean looking decoration articles.

Eco friendly furniture for your bathroom

August 04, 2010  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Bathrooms

With issues such as global warming, pollution and depletion of resources, people are thinking up new innovative ways to save the planet. Keeping this factor in mind, eco friendly furniture is getting very popular these days.

You should always think about the environment before buying furniture for your home. So, while doing up your home the green way, why should you leave out your bathroom? Some of the popular choices among eco friendly accessories for your bathroom are the granite topped vanities and cabinets. These will totally give a new classy look to your washroom and make it stylish too. Also, these are a better option than the metallic ones. Accessories like decorative boxes made of recycled material to keep your toothbrushes; toothpaste etc is also a new way to do up your bathroom.

Not only your bathroom will look cleaner and organized, but it will also give you a very natural feel. You can also use handmade “wicker” furniture instead of the regular wooden ones for your bathroom. Wicker is basically a cane found in Indonesia which is very sturdy and lasts for year. So go ahead and feel good with a naturally decorated bathroom.