Are you tired of your garden not looking satisfactory enough in spite of all the measures you took? Then it means you are not doing it right. But, why settle for just a garden, when you can get your own personally green-landscaped Grassland.
‘Green landscaping’, also known as sustainable or eco-friendly landscaping, is a method of designing and maintaining your own garden in ways that are time-saving and cost-friendly
Here are the steps to get it right with the green landscaping.
- Get the right plants: If it’s about designing your own garden, don’t forget the plants. Try native plants, since these will grow and adapt to the environment without dying out or choking other plants.
- Water properly: Even when you are watering, be careful. Daily watering in summer will not give good results. Plants have their own form of hibernation. When watering them, make sure the water reaches the roots.
- Avoid chemicals: If you seek the perfect greenery, then ditch the chemical fertilizers. Use compost and other organic fertilizers for the plants’ growth.
- No fuel emissions: Lawn mowers, and snow blowers are actually responsible for half of the pollution plaguing the area. Try not to spill gasoline anywhere near you, since it will make matters worse. When mowing the lawn, use reel push mowers and hand tools.
- Don’t waste anything: You don’t have to necessarily strip your garden of its present condition to get the ‘green’ look. Making some changes is more than enough. If there are any withered twigs and leaves lying around, use them to make your own compost. When buying mulch, get it in bulk amount to avoid disposing off extra plastic bags. Recycle the garden pots when necessary, and make it a point to share the large gardening tools in your possession with the neighbors.
Too lazy to go to the theatre to watch your favorite movie? This is the case with probably many of us. But if you want to watch any movie you like at home, why not create your own media room in your own house?
In case you are new to this term, let us specify: A media room is a particular room in the house that comes with an audio/visual set up for watching not just your favorite movies, but also your favorite shows and sports channels.
But buying an LCD TV won’t complete the task, which means you must know what it takes to get one’s own Media room.
- Check the space for the sound: Those of you who have been to audio-stores have probably noticed that the speakers are displayed in a special room. You have to do the same for the media room you want. You will need a design that absorbs sound easily without harming any portion of the infrastructure. For the ceilings, you will need three layers of fiberglass, like it is in the average theatre room. The layers will absorb the heat generated by the speakers. Then you can proceed with fitting in the wires and other audio components. For the walls, use lightweight acoustic boards, then cover them with indoor/outdoor carpeting, which is what has been done to the walls of many theatres. If it’s your first time, get an expert’s help. Use dark shades for the room, so that you can get a better effect when watching your favorite movie/show, and cover the windows to keep the light from getting in. You will need special curtains for this. Wood is a complete no-no for the floor, so get a plush carpet. If it’s about the size of the room, use a color that keeps the light off the screen.
- Light and furnish it right: If you truly want your media room to look and give off a theatrical feel, then you need to turn up the light when watching the movie and being done with it, but don’t do it much-you could spoil the picture quality. Get a light-dimming product to make it easy. Make sure that the brightness is limited to the walls and the floor, but don’t try it on the ceiling, since the darkness is meant to make it look bigger. Get a remote control for controlling the lighting. Use a reclining-chair or a couch you probably already possess. It should be a two row seating arrangement, with a wooden platforms that’s 6 to 12 inches high, enough to elevate the second row. Cover the ground with a carpet. Use red curtains for the windows, if you like.
- Video system: The room will be absolutely nothing without a proper video system. Get an HD projector instead of the LED television other people will go for. Unlike what you might be thinking, an HD projector is much cheaper and affordable. To make movie watching possible, get a projector screen. Unlike the television, you cannot tune the channels, so you will need an extra cable network or a satellite box. Don’t forget the cables, you will need them. Get HDMI and DVI cables for a better view.
- Audio System: Get a small sound system for the room, preferably a surround sound type with a format of 5.1. Get a receiver that will increase the sound being sent to the speakers, and adjust the format to your liking. Get speakers that you can connect to the receiver. Avoid what’s being sold as “speaker cable”. You can get these wires at any hardware store.
If you now wish to get a Media room for your new home, but feel like this is too much of hard work for you, ask Sunlight heritage homes for help. We will assist you with the task and make it easy, from reel to real.
Everyone knows the saying ‘look before you leap’ and what it means. It is important that you measure and know the odds when making a decision concerning any matter.
It’s the same when it comes to getting a new home. We are not talking about the possibility of a haunting, but when buying yourself and your family a new house, you need to take some important ‘interior’ factors into account before jumping at the chance of buying or getting built a ‘beautiful’ house to avoid regretting later.
- Indoor-Outdoor movement: Can you move from indoor to outdoor living areas without any trouble? It’s important that your new home facilitates the mobility of your family members, especially if some of them happen to be physically-disabled.
- Room-size: In sports, size may not matter, but buying a home is a different story. The rooms should be neither too big, nor too small. Medium’s better if you want ‘normal’ size. This way, all the spaces in the rooms will be used, and no space will go waste.
- Interior: The interior architecture of the new home plays an equally important role in determining our life in the place. Sharp corners and narrow passages are a must for easy navigation.
- Flooring: Make sure that the floor does not have any kind of steepness, as it could cause a person to slip and (possibly) injure themselves.
Keeping these details in mind, however, may prove to be futile if the house possesses only one or few of the aforementioned features.
To solve this architectural crisis, you can contact or log on to www.sunlighthomes.ca for getting the house that matches your specifications. The real estate experts will drive you to the prospective houses-to-be, and sell you the one that matches the specifications. Or, even better, you can contact the experts and ask them to build you your dream home.
And, in both ways, you get your home, with all the features, at the lowest, affordable price!
Do you long for a pollution-free, natural environment, but can’t live without the conveniences of the urban lifestyle, despite the pollution?
This is a problem that plagues many people living in areas that are rife with pollution. It’s practically hell for people with health problems like asthma, made even worse by the long-distance that needs to be traveled for getting the medications for managing one’s health. A trip to any place in such an area practically feels like one of those quests shown in many fantasy adventure/horror games.
But, if such video games (or should we say situations reminding you of them?) are not your thing, then you must check out the grasslands, an area situated in Kitchener. Like the name says, it’s all grass and greenery, and the air is safe and fresh, so no need to worry about breathing in any pollutants.
And the best of all, you don’t have to walk for miles for the simplest of things. We have made sure that you don’t have to faint flat on your face by the time you get to your destination.
Things change with time, and so do design trends, especially when it’s about your home. After all, you can’t stay in a vacuum and feel the time go by-it’s only natural for things to change with the passage of time. This also includes change of residence.
Like they say ‘what’s one man’s pleasure is another man’s pain’. When designing a new home, don’t do so necessarily by the book or blindly aping a much better-off friend or neighbor-the end result may not work for you, and could make you homesick (in this case, sick of your own home).
If you don’t want your attempt at interior designing to end in a disaster, you can follow these tips for your own (and others’) visual safety.
- Two for the kitchen: When deciding on something for the house, don’t ignore the kitchen. After all, kitchen is where the food is! When working on a look for that spot, try two-toned shades-if the cabinets are made of wood, the walls will be silver, white or any other light shade in the color spectrum.
- What’s out gets in: If you have got any outdoor fabrics (the kind made out of acrylic and polyolefin) that are old, don’t throw them away. Instead, you could recycle them, by using them as pillow/cushion covers or as table mats. Your outdoor utilities will still be useful, but in a different way.
- Black steel: We are not referring to a rock band here. Black steel appliances (along with other color options) are the in-thing on the interior designing market, and everyone’s crazy about them. While the same cannot be said about its use as wall paint, it is a safe bet as a unique twist for your Kitchen.
These simple tips will help you give your home a special touch of modernity…without looking like a total failure.