All Posts By: Penny Worth

Importance of Indoor Air Quality

This is especially important for people with babies and small children. When people are in their early stages of life, their immune system isn’t that strong. So, it’s harder for them to fight off diseases and sicknesses. That’s one reason that many new mothers require people to wash their hands before touching their baby. It’s not that they are trying to be difficult. They just want to make sure that their baby stays as healthy as possible. Not only is it important for mothers to protect their babies from germs that could be given to them through human contact, but also it’s important that they are protected from airborne germs, bacteria, and diseases.

The same can be said for the …

Cleaning Kitchen Extractor Fan

The hoods may also include built-in lighting to illuminate the cooking surface. Some manufacturers may also include matching accessories, such pot racks, backsplash panels, and dish racks. Some more expensive models of extractor hoods feature electronic remote control, temperature sensors, noise cancellation, memory pre-sets, delayed shut-off, motorized height adjustment, and filter cleaning reminders.

Your kitchen extractor should be cleaned regularly. Removing the accumulation of grease and food particles and debris or dust will ensure that your extractor fan continues to work properly. Cleaning will also extend the life of the extractor, and it will also reduce the risk of fires caused by an accumulation of grease and particles that restrict the airflow and causes the fan to overheat. It is …

Inexpensive Privacy Solution

I am certain the master bathroom has seen some remodeling; however, unlike other improvements in the home, the bathroom could use another refreshing. We plan to make some changes in the near future, but our most important issue after moving in was privacy. A prior owner had used a spray giving the window glass a frosted look with a clear border. This solution seemed to be a good enough for the tenants who occupied the home while we were preparing to sell our home. However, the last tenant removed the frosted part on one window, and the children must have picked away at the other window leaving it less than attractive. Once we moved in, we needed the light, but …

Soapstone Countertops

Unsurpassed Beauty

When you install soapstone countertops in your home, you have the assurance of knowing that no one else in the world will have exactly the same slab as you have. Colors vary greatly, and it’s likely that the piece you receive will have intricate and distinctive veining throughout the stone. If you like the piece in its original state, you need do nothing to it. However, if you prefer it to have a richer hue, you can apply mineral oil to the surface, and you also have various textures from which to choose. You can select a highly polished surface or one with a more rustic, rougher feel.

Durability

The durability of soapstone countertops is unparalleled. Heat is …

Value Sunrooms Add

Added Space

One of the key benefits to using sunrooms is to get more room on your home. Because these rooms are walled in and provide year-round protection from the elements, they are adding more space to your home. You can do whatever you like out in them. Keep in mind that many are climate controlled, but not all are. For that reason, be sure the type you buy is the type that is going to give you the type of experience you want to have in this space. Invest wisely in this.

Added Home Value

A professionally installed, well-designed sunroom is going to add value to your home. It will do this as long as you are not removing …

Buying Curtain Fabric Online

There are so many factors to take into consideration when it comes to choosing curtain fabrics, never mind making the choice from a photograph and then buying online with peace of mind. The first step is to identify what you need, you will want to complete this step before you start shopping around.

Firstly identify the colour scheme you are working with. You want to ensure the colour of the curtain fabric you choose will really complement your design and make it stand out. The curtains you choose now should enhance the space, but also be a colour that can be used in the future, so you can change your room design with ease without having to change every single …

Bamboo Poles Inside Home

One way in which you can use these poles inside your home is by using them for ceiling décor. Make your ceiling look more exotic by the way in which you arrange and suspend these poles. Many people choose to give them a woven look. This works great, especially in rooms with huge open windows. Another great option to use bamboo poles inside your home is to get furniture that has been made especially of them. There are a number of seating options, especially chairs and small couches that are made of bamboo.

The poles used for this furniture are flexible as well as versatile, making them perfect for use irrespective of the weather. Small tables made of these poles …

Secrets of Shabby Chic Bedding

Why You’ll Love It

Shabby chic bedding is a great option whether you are on a small or large budget. While of course there are very high-end choices, there are many more inexpensive ones. You could even shop second-hand, however when it comes to bedding new is always the best choice.

And since there is such a high demand, many manufacturers have come out with their own shabby chic lines. This is perfect for the consumer since it means high quality bedding that is brand new but has that vintage style and look.

Purchasing décor to match your bedding can be a ton of fun and super cheap too. Shopping in thrift stores and at garage sales you can almost …

Decorative Painting

  • The Base Coat; The base coat is very important. Wood has varying shades such as red, yellow, brown tones, and so on. Choosing the right base tone will give the faux wood grain its tone. The base coat is usually an eggshell or satin sheen so that the glaze will not bleed into the base.
  • The Grain Glaze; The hardest skill to master is tinting the grain glaze. Mastering the ability to create the perfect tone of the grain you are emulating is accomplished by trial and error over a period of many years. Often we will purposely start with a tone less than that which we are emulating and gradually add more tints. In some cases, two grain glazes

Spray Foam Insulation

  • Energy Efficiency
    The number one reason anyone chooses spray foam insulation is the energy efficiency it allows them to have. When you run your A/C or heater without anything standing in the way, a great deal of that processed air is going to go straight out of your roof. Even with traditional methods (such as the “pink stuff”), you may not get within 50% of the performance you can get with sprayed-on materials. Air will find a way, to paraphrase Michael Crichton. And when you put down traditional fiberglass solutions, you’re leaving plenty of holes for that air to find. Anything you put down is better than nothing, but if you’re spending the money to begin with, why not do