Painting For Home: Prepare The Checklist

June 12, 2012  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Home Design, Repairs & renovations

Tips for house painting, home paintPlanning to paint your home? Then, here are few things that you must keep in mind. Surface preparation is an essential step that you must remember for the paint to last longer.

Thorough cleaning of the outer surfaces by a power wash is important which will make the surface clean and dirt free and hence it will be easy to paint it. The cracks or holes if present in any wooden piece must be sealed before painting for smooth application of the paint. If any loose paint remains even after the power wash it must be stripped out. The portions which need repairing must be done fast before applying paint. You must also properly brush the doors, boards and frames before painting. An Adhesion test is a good idea. First apply a coat of paint to a small area, then etch cross-hatches with a blade after it dries up, then put the adhesive tape over it and see whether the paint comes out when you remove the tape. If it does not come off then it is good for painting. Lastly, hire a company which gives importance to surface preparation.

Advantages of installing steel walk doors

June 09, 2012  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Home Design

Advantages of steel walk doors, steel walk doorsIt sometimes becomes really stressful to decide which kind of doors you should fit in for your home. There are so many options you have out there that it becomes even more confusing. Steel walk in doors are being used by many these days because of the benefits it offers. The biggest advantage is that they are not prone to get affected with shrinking, rotting or warping; something which is common with wooden doors.

The lifespan of these steel walk doors is way longer than the other material doors. These are much stronger and dependable too. Plus you have the option of creating nice designs on these steel doors, using the nice grey shine of steel. Your house will be completely protected with these steel walk doors. Your home temperature also does not change due to the influence of the outside weather; you will find a change with other door materials.

Starting a garden studio

June 07, 2012  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Home Design

Advantage of garden studio, garden studioThere are quite a few advantages that come along with a garden studio. Firstly, the space that you enjoy can be used for any purpose you wish to, plus getting a garden studio done is very easy. You will not require going through various legalities like the way it is done with the house extension. You will not have to change your home construction in any way for this additional space.

The best thing about a garden studio is that you can use it for more than one purpose. Some people use it for business purpose while some for other purposes. Some families use the garden studio for having dinner on special occasions or when they have guests at home. You just need to set up this structure and do the interiors according to the needs. The expense is also in your hands. If you want to decorate it lavishly you can, or else keep it simple.

Suspended Ceilings What Are Its Advantage

May 30, 2012  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Home Design

Advantages of Suspended Ceilings , Suspended Ceilings Confused whether to opt for a suspended ceiling or not? Well I must tell you that nowadays suspended ceiling is preferred everywhere starting from corporate sectors, non-corporate firms to residential buildings. Wood, metal and plastics are often used to built such ceilings and are suspended ceiling is known as falls or dropped ceilings.

Suspended ceilings prevent sound echoes and noises by adding insulation above the tiles. The roof looks much more neat and clean as all the mess of wire work, pipes and air ducts can be hidden effectively in the ceiling. You can set roof tiles to install light bulbs of any shape or size to each grid according to personal preferences. The room does not get claustrophobic as air can be circulated well by the usage of fans and air diffusers and that also without lacking the heat. You can customize the roofs freely. For example you can fix fire sprinklers anywhere in the roof just by cutting the grid as needed. It gives the room a sophisticated look as old ceilings can be easily hidden. The room will be more hygienic as it can have the capacity to resist moisture. Last but not the least it is cheap and the mineral fibers with which the tiles are built are fire proof.

Designing your septic tank system

May 25, 2012  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Construction Tips, Home Design

Tips to design septic tank system, septic tankIf your home does not have access to the sewer system of the city, a septic tank is very essential. You can design a septic tank on your own by keeping a few things in your mind. The location of the septic tank must be decided at first even before building the house. An experienced septic system consult can be of great help in deciding the location and design of the tank. Septic tanks need to be built as per the system like gravity system or pumping system. As human wastes move in downstream fashion, a gravity septic system will be preferable. The tank should meet the requirements of the local code and zoning department. You can even speak to the neighbours and ask them about the septic tank design used in their homes. This will help to get an idea about the kind of tank being used in that area.