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The perfect color for 2017! It is ideal for kitchens, living rooms and even the bedrooms. Although the name says Blue, the color is more of purple. In fact; it can be said to combine the best qualities of blue, purple and gray and this combination makes it ideal for several rooms and even the office.
Many homeowners and designers alike are also willing to work with Grays. Mineral gray is especially popular since it is glamorous, elegant and luxurious. It is an ideal choice for the kitchen; you can use it on walls as well as the cabinets to infuse an eclectic look to your home décor.
Purple and lavender paint colors have emerged as new options for decorating. The new purple shades are light and very versatile thanks to their muted undertones. Olympic—Cloudberry can be used in place of any cool neutral if you’re craving more color than the many gray paint colors that are popular right now. To use Cloudberry right, you’ll want to avoid treating it like lavender or other sweet pastel. Pair this comfortable color with accents like cream, charcoal gray, and even gold. You’ll want to avoid using pastel accent colors in your palette if you’d like to create a more sophisticated space with Cloudberry.
Crushed Oregano is a warm green with a lot of yellow undertone which makes it an excellent choice for kitchens or any room where you’d like to add energy and light. Keep your accents simple with Crushed Oregano with colors like white, brown, and gold. Cool colors like a soft turquoise or pink can add some softness to tone down Crushed Oregano in a living room or guest room. You’ll want to sample this energetic green paint color before committing to be sure that it’s right for your space.
This soft color is moody gray with a hint of blue that would be a soothing choice for a bedroom, but could also be wonderful in a contemporary living room. The blue in Denim Drift is so muted that it is nearly neutral and can be treated as a gray paint color in most rooms. Try paring the Denim Drift with off white and muted pastels for a dreamy look in any room.
Your dog is happiest when you’re home. They are social animals, and living in a group is part of their nature. However, not many of us can spend all day with our dogs, although it would be great if we could. We all need to leave at home especially when going to work and for school. You don’t need to as long as you follow these tips.
How long can you leave your dog Young puppies should not be left alone for long periods during the day – around two hours a day is the limit. And Adult dogs those over 18 months of age can be left alone four to six hours a day. However, it is now advisable to leave your dog for a long time.
House Training Make him feel that being alone is okay. Your pet should learn that being on his own is normal and safe, so give him a treat when you leave the house but not as a reward when you return.
Make your dog tired Before leaving give him some good, hard, morning exercise. This will give you the chance to leave the house without troubles.
Keep your dog busy Put away his food bowl and use food-dispensing toys instead. And make sure he has constructive ways to occupy his time when you’re not around.
Encourage your children to come home right away Teach your kids that going home early are for their pet’s needs and jump into a fun game of “fetch” or “cat and mouse” before starting other after school activities.
Gardens have changed a lot in the last few decades, morphing into multifunctional spaces where we eat, cook, work out, bathe, as well as grow plants. Here the garden trends you must know The rise of indoor gardens
Most herbs can be grown indoors as long as they have good light for 6-8 hours a day. Some varieties such as basil and thyme need a sunny north-facing window while shade lovers like mint are alright with lower light levels. Make your own indoor herb planters using recycled tins, jars, wooden pallets or guttering. Drainage holes are essential and you might need a tray beneath your planter to catch excess water. Make sure you plant herbs with similar watering requirements together.
Black and charcoal-painted fences and exterior walls
Painting boundary structures one dark colour is a relatively inexpensive way to disguise a mish-mash of different materials so they read as one, and gives tired fences and walls a contemporary lift. The popularity of dark coloured fences and walls in gardens looks set to continue this year and for very good reason. Black, deep charcoal or dark grey fences and walls make those structures recede visually, focusing attention instead on the plants in front. It’s particularly effective with green foliage, highlighting the different leaf shapes and colours. Industrial-style garden structures
The industrial style is a popular interiors trend for contemporary apartments and houses, and now that look is continuing outside.
Cultivate your own micro greens on the window sill. Highly nutritious and easy to grow microgreens are seeds harvested a few days after their germination. You can grow an enormous variety of veges as microgreens from salad greens to herbs and beetroot. Outdoor baths
A growing number of homeowners are now installing outdoor baths or showers in their gardens so they can lie back and watch the stars overhead or listen to the birds in the trees while in the shower. A big advantage of outdoor baths over spa pools or hot tubs is you don’t need chemicals because you refill the bath each time.
Aside from just letting your electric fans work, you can also improve the coolness of the air that it brings by filling a bowl with ice and positioning it in front of the electric fan. It will surely make you feel better. Must try! Change your sheets to cotton
Unlike other textiles that is good for insulation, cotton is a smarter move this summer for it stays cooler. Turn on your kitchen fans Exhaust fans pull the hot air that rises after you cook. Let the night air inIncandescent bulbs waste 90 percent of their energy in emitting heat. Replacing them will make a difference in your home’s temperature and in your electric bill. CFLs are better to use and it save energy as well. Consider grilling Using your ovens or stoves will make your house hotter. During summers and there is so much hotness in your house, the last thing you should do is make use of your oven and stove. Improve your houses, plant trees For improvements, you can insulate your window films and plant trees in front of your house. Less heat will reach your house if there are plants that will block ad absorb it. Those are simple ways to make you feel cooler despite of the sun’s extreme heat outside. Try doing some of these now and have a great summer.
Be careful about what goes down your drain to keep you away from calling a plumber. Here are some ways to treat and prevent these issues using you already have at home.From time to time pour a little bleach into the sink and let it sit for at least an hour before you run down water in the sink. Use drain screens to keep hair, soap scum, and other solids from making their way into the drain. Clean the sink stoppers regularly. Never dump paint, paint thinners, and other chemicals down the drains. Avoid pouring down the drain cold water. This will keep the grease and oil in solid state. Never pour grease down the drain, and clean greasy pots and pans as thoroughly as possible with a paper towel before cleaning in hot water in the sink. Pour boiling hot water down your drains once a week. This will help to melt and flush away oils and grease.
Staining wood floor is not difficult as we may think. We can do it at home by ourselves.
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Prepare the floors by sanding and remove all sawdust thoroughly.
Mop the Floors
Use a wet mop or wet rag to remove the specks of dust and grains completely, and allow to dry for at least 30 minutes. This will cause the wood to better accept the stain.
Test the Stain
Test the stain in a unnoticeable area of the floor or on a sample piece of wood before applying it to the entire floor.
Apply The Stain
Apply the stain with a rag, sponge or an applicator. Make sure it is applied evenly and watch for drops and pooling. Work from one side to the other. Let dry completely per the stain’s instructions.
Remove Excess Stain
Wait for at least at least 10 minutes to allow the stain to soak into the wood, then wipe out some excess stain.
Add Protective Coating
The stain only adds color or tone to the wood but does not protect the wood. Add a layer of polyurethane or another protection over the finished stain to protect the wood.
Allow To Dry
Let everything to set and dry completely before adding furniture or anything into the space.