Vegetable gardening tips for beginners

September 29, 2010  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Gardening

Are you looking forward to becoming a vegetable gardener? To plant your own vegetable and cook and eat them yourself, you really do need to have some green fingers. And then at the end of the day, it’s an amazing experience when all the hard work gives great results. So here is what you should do if you are a beginner.

Decide on the area or plot. Make out a plan on how much space you will be having and plan to plant your number of seeds and plants accordingly. Have a good drainage system and make sure that the soil is well fertilized and there are no traces of toxic substances. You can call in a professional to check these out.

Grow three to four vegetable alternatively around the year. This will ensure maximum yield. Buy good organic pesticides and fertilizers to safeguard the soil and the vegetable quality. Get your seedlings from a reputed market shop or the supermarket. Follow these basic tips and excel in becoming a successful gardener in no time.

Tips for purchasing a perfect garage door

September 23, 2010  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Garage

So you are done with the new house and down to the last decision which you never considered to have spared a thought. Yes, the garage door. There are quite a few considerations to be made before you choose one. Remember, they have come up with a lot of variations since the first variations.

So first what you have to see is your budget. If every bit of fuel has been put into the house then you might want to go for maybe a steel one which is pretty low maintenance too. But also consider this, that garage doors are not a one time investment. So it is better to go for a good quality one. For instance a wooden door which makes the pocket, a bit lighter but looks very elegant.

After all, looks do matter a lot. It may sound a negligible decision but it actually is an important one adding another zing to your beautiful house.

Things to Look For While Purchasing Leather Furniture

September 17, 2010  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Furniture

Are you wondering what kind of furniture to place in your home? Leather furniture is an evergreen fashion and goes well with both traditional and modern interiors. They make excellent additions to your home.

There are some things you should keep in mind when you go to purchase leather furniture. First of all, the quality of leather required, the better it is the more expensive it gets, but suppose you have guests coming over or have children in your house, you would need the leather to be of good durable quality. It is better to invest once than go on repairing or replacing. Leather can be a very durable material if chosen carefully. Choose the colors carefully, if you plan to buy multiple pieces then make sure they do not clash in color or texture. You should also ensure the correct size that you can accommodate without cramping your living space, before you buy the furniture.

It would be a good idea to sit and lie down on the couch or sofa before you buy it, you are to live with your furniture, make sure you pick the best one for yourself.

Give your bedroom a Tuscan décor

September 13, 2010  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Bedroom

Do you want to give your bedroom a relaxed country side feel? If so, giving it a Tuscan décor will give it the exact appeal that you desire. There are some exclusive features of a Tuscan décor, and following them makes the process of giving your bedroom a new décor much easier. The key factor that should reflect in your décor is simplicity. The décor should be such that it allows a lot of light and air into the room thus giving it a light fresh feel. Use earthy shades like browns and yellows to give that rustic and country side feel.

Stones have a huge part to play in Tuscan décor. Be it stone flooring or a stone fireplace mantel, natural stones work wonders if you want to add that rustic touch. Match your furniture with the wall tint and go for rustic shades. Terracotta wall hangings and wrought iron lamp shades also add that touch of the country side which you have desired for so long. So go ahead and give your bedroom a brand new décor and spend some romantic moments in your new Tuscan bedroom.

Blinds vs. curtains which is a better choice

September 10, 2010  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Home Decor

So, you have shifted to your brand new home and all the furnishing plans have fallen right into place. But, are you facing the dilemma of choosing between blinds and curtains for your living room. If so, certain factors might actually help you through the procedure of picking the right accessory for your home. Although blinds are trendier and quite in rage, curtains also can add that classy touch to your décor if matched properly with rest of the furnishing.

Besides this, curtains are much easy to maintain, while blinds take up a lot of time for maintenance. Each blind requires cleaning to get rid of the accumulated dust while curtains can be quite simply washed instead.

If cost is a factor for you, curtains are a better choice for you any day, as they are much cheaper than blinds. Besides this, you can pick any fabric you desire for your curtains, whereas the choices among blinds are quite few. Available mostly in neutral shades, options are quite limited in case of blinds. Thus go ahead and give your living room a classy as well as a cheery décor with the right hued curtains.

Curtains For Your Entrance

September 05, 2010  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Curtains & Draperies

The first impression is the last impression. It’s a very true statement. Same goes for your house. If the entrance of your house is clean, spacious and well decorated, people will feel more welcome. After all, who does not like to be appreciated?

Curtains are a major factor when it comes to decorating your entrance hall. Depending upon the space and furnishings, you need to choose the curtain. Don’t go for loud colours if your room is small. Go for smoother pastel shades instead. If you have antique furniture, go in for richer tones and finer material.

Try going contemporary with jute or bamboo curtains. They even keep the house cool and of course are eco friendly as well. So whatever you choose, select on the basis of your tastes, budget and interiors of your hall. Welcome guests and watch them stand awed at your creativity and taste the moment they step in!