Adding children amusement items to your patio

November 14, 2010  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Deck & Patio

Gardens are an important part of your home and decorating them the right way is as important. When you have a family, it becomes very essential to consider the requirements and thoughts of them also in your minds, especially your kids. Gardens are surely meant more for children and their activities than anything else. So it will be great if you design your patio for them.

You can make a nice small playing ground for them, and this playing ground should have other things well like a sandpit, swing, climbing rack, paddling pool and many similar things. You can even grow plants that are bushy and perfect so that children can play hide and seek too.

So you can consult your architect to get more such ideas that would help you create patios that are made according to your children’s preferences and in this way it would be the most favorite spot of your children.

How to have the best garden in your backyard

November 08, 2010  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Gardening

Do you want to have the best vegetable garden in the neighborhood? Well, if your answer is yes then here are some steps that will help you to build a great backyard vegetable garden. The steps are quite easy and with a few basic supplies, building the backyard garden will be fairly simple.

The first thing you have to do is determine how much space you will devote to your vegetable garden in the backyard. A 20 by 20 foot space will do fine and will be easily manageable. The next step is to choose the vegetables that you want to grow. Try to opt for vegetables that your family eats regularly.

Next buy the seeds. You can purchase transplants also. The seeds usually need to be gown indoors for about 8 weeks before they are transplanted in the garden. Till the soil in your garden and prepare it for the seeds. You can add fertilizers after the ground is prepared. Then plant the seeds and add plant supports. Water your vegetables regularly.

Advantages and disadvantages of sliding doors

November 03, 2010  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: House Plans, Windows & Frames

A room might be used for cooking, sleeping, drawing, playing, reading and bathing. But one thing will remain common in all those rooms and that is the door. Any room should have a door through which you can enter and exit that room. While building a house, your contractor will ask you to choose a door style for your rooms. What will you do then?

Choose a standalone, boring door? Well, the world is getting unique by the minute and you have to be competitive enough here. You have to have a sense of uniqueness and the choice of doors is no exception.

You can choose stylish sliding doors over the normal doors as they are easy to open. Moreover, most of the sliding doors come with a glass front and that will give a lighter and brighter look to your place. But, most of these doors get stuck and require repair quite often. So choose wisely and think twice before making a choice.