Category: Housing Improvements
Updated on March 16, 2017
Over years, manual awning systems have been popular. With technology, today we have electric awning systems. This new system is easy to control, cost effective and also simple to fit. You need to make an informed decision on which of the two systems you will fit in your house.
Advantages of electric awning
Easy to use
Think of this; isn’t it an energy consuming task when you are winding your crank handle? Electric awning system relieves you this task. Closing and opening your awning is made simple by the electric control. Therefore, the issue of how strong one is to be to operate the system should not bother anyone.
All you need is to press the buttons on the remote control. The awning will automatically close and open quietly, gently and efficiently. Should be reading a novel or relaxing at the comfort of your seat, you don’t have to stress yourself to get up.
Do you want your awning to keep looking at its best as you bought it for a longer duration? Then the automatic and electric system are a must do. The carefully controlled closing and the opening of your electric powered awning help you counter any chance of damage occurrence. The damage we are talking about here could come from forced unrolling of the awning over time.
Optimum shade and sun control
Adjusting the amount shade or sunshine provided by your awning is possible. The height of the electric awning can be easily adjusted to your desired levels.
This can be done at the comfort of pressing a button. Are you out or inside of your house and you want to be let some shade because it is too hot, you can use the fingerprints to achieve this purpose.
Integrate automated awning system accessories
There exist a wide range of accessories on the market that can be complimented with the electric awning system with ease. This will eventually give room to do most of your awning at whatever time or weather of the day.
Wind and sun sensors can be as well installed so as to make sure your awning opens or closes automatically depending on the temperatures and breeze. These are the top benefits of the electric awning system. A careful look at these benefits will help you know which the best awning system to go for.…
Posted on July 24, 2016
Kitchens have been termed as second living rooms in many homes. This is very true because in most cases, other than the obvious chores of cooking, a kitchen is a common meeting place for family members. The best kitchen splashbacks are that which combines both function and glamor. For this reason, it is important to keep your kitchen walls glamorous and dazzling as much as possible.
Acrylic splashbacks are a practical choice for your kitchen. They are modern high-gloss, colorful, and hygienic offering an excellent and durable finish. The products can be smooth or rough depending on your needs and are easy to clean using warm water, soap, and a wet cloth.They come in a range of colors including olive, ivory, Titan, read and steel specially designed to bring in a completely new feel and look in your kitchen.
Advantages of using Acrylic splashbacks
They are hygienic since they do not have gaps that could otherwise accumulate food or germs. Cleaning is also easier.Easy to install and maintain. Relatively affordable as compared to the glass kitchen splashbacks.
The sleek high gloss look can transform walls of any kind.lighter in weight as compared to glass and thus the risk of shattering is eliminated. The disadvantage of using these kinds of splashbacks is that they cannot be installed directly on cooker tops because of the enormous heat.
Installing Acrylic Splashback
To get the best appearance of your splashback, it needs to be installed properly. Do not remove the masking film until you complete the installation; they are meant to protect it from scratches and marks.
Start by getting the right measurements of the space to be filled and cut the right panel sizes. The panels can then be smoothened using a sand paper or a file; the shiny edges can be restored by applying a polishing wax.
Before the real installation is done, ensure that your surface is uniformly flat, clean, dry and free from grease/dust. Fix the panels into position using either screw, wall panel pads or adhesive pads.
If using adhesive, ensure that the beads or pads are less than 300mm. Once the adhesive ( silicone) has set, finish off with a waterproofing seal. At this level, the masking film can be removed and the seal allowed to dry for further 24 hours before it is ready for use.
This overview gives you direction towards getting your dream kitchen splashback. Acrylic splashbacks are the top selling kitchen worktops due their versatility.…
Updated on June 25, 2016
Building a home gym on a budget can be fairly cheap and simple if you know what to buy. If you are someone who doesn’t enjoy training in a crowded gym or you can’t always get the time to go to the gym, then the best solution for you is to build a home gym. Building a budgeted home gym requires a small investment of money, dedication, and enough space for your trainings.
Here are some of the vital equipment and safety tips that will help you set up a budgeted home gym
Barbell and weights
There are two types of barbell; Olympic and standard. Barbells are built with bars that are designed to bend easily and are easily obtainable. They should not hold more than 200pounds and are good for both light and heavy trainers. As for plates, you can easily find them anywhere at only $1-50 cents per pound and are good for beginners
A power rack
This is the centerpiece of a complete home gym. Almost everything can be done here, plus they add a substantial measure of safety. It is equipped with j-hooks to allow you perform any free weight move you think of and the pins to save you in case you miss a lift. Most racks are built with attachments like pull-up bars and dip to improve their functionality.
Dumbbells are as useful as barbells. They come in both standard or Olympic that makes easy for you to match the barbell plates and most of them are plate-loadable. Olympic handles are simply the best, but I highly recommend the standard handles of you are on a tight budget.
If you want to build a six pack abs and a solid core, then there’s no better tool than this one. Ab wheel comes in all sizes, but the dual-wheel version is the best if you want to begin with the wheels.
Some movements like a bench press require a person to lie down. If you are diligent enough, you will find a decent training bench. Most new benches are at an affordable price so if you are a serious lifter, look for an adjustable bench that can uphold your weight and height too.
Before building your home gym, it is important to first visualize and decide on your space. Preferably, you should have free reign that will affect the gym’s feel, look and sound. Also remember that patience is a virtue and in order to build a good budgeted home gym, take your time to plan first as you start with the essentials.…