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Multiple Home Office Layouts with Glass Wall Partitions
May 1 2013
Glass wall partitions are all the rage nowadays, thanks to their increasing availability and use as well as their affordable prices. You will see glass partitions in residential units, hotels, condominiums, schools, laboratories and commercial offices because they are extremely versatile and you can use them in almost all types of settings. Flexible, space-savers and value-adding, glass partitions are really convenient and stylish to use.
Before selecting the perfect wall partition, you need to make up your mind first about the layout of your home office. You can opt for any of the following layouts that will fit your lifestyle and preferences.
After laying out your home office design, it’s time to have partitions. In planning to install glass wall partitions, check out the following important points:
The combination of the right home office layout and the perfect glass wall partition will surely make your friends and neighbors turn green with envy on your cool, efficient and stylish workspace.
David Darga has been working in construction since he was 17 years old, he took over his father's business at the young age of 24 and has turned it into a thriving success. David now focuses on luxury home renovations, featuring folding glass walls and other one of a kind builds.
How to Choose a Layout for Your Kitchen
Apr 30 2013
If you're considering remodeling your kitchen then there are many decisions to be made. Kitchen cabinets are one of the most expensive parts of your kitchen budget. Not only do you have the exciting, and sometimes daunting task of choosing your cabinetry, but also you need to plan the layout for your kitchen so as to make the best use of the available space.
The overall layout of your kitchen will ultimately affect how you use your kitchen so it's important to get the layout right. Kitchen design is very different today to how it was say 10 years ago. Then a kitchen was used primarily for preparing and cooking food but today, it's true to say it really is the hub of the home and is used for a variety of purposes.
In many houses kitchens are replacing the Great Room and are being used for family dining, entertaining friends, and a place for the kids to do their homework, a makeshift office, and even a place for arts and crafts. So when thinking about the layout of your kitchen, do keep in mind what you will be using it for.
Here are a few more key points to consider when planning your layout:
When it comes to buying your kitchen cabinets be sure to make use of the free design service, which most stores offer. That way you can see your design in 3D and armed with some of your suggestions, the kitchen designer can come up with the perfect layout for your space and needs.
The author is an Interior designer and has been writing on home improvement ideas from couple of years. The author holds an expertise in Kitchen Renovation projects and works for the RTA store.
Low Water Pressure – Reasons for and Solutions to the Problem
Apr 30 2013
Low water pressure can lead to a number of problems. When the water pressure in the pipes is low, everything from taking a shower to washing dishes becomes a hassle. There are many reasons for low water pressure in pipes. The common ones are corrosion in pipes and in-line devices, clogs, low volume of water, low delivery pressure, a kink in the pipe obstructing water flow, and many more.
In some homes, the faucets or shower heads may be clogged. Many faucets and shower heads contain flow restrictors. Even a tiny piece of sediment may clog the restrictor's openings, leading to low water pressure. Alternatively, someone would have used the shutoff valve, and wouldn’t have opened it properly later.
Only after the cause has been found out, can a solution be offered. Some common causes/problems related to low water pressure and their solutions are given below:
Unscrew the fixture
If the problem is in the fixture, unscrew it with your hand or a pair of pliers and replace it after rinsing to remove obstructions, if any. If the parts have corroded, change them.
Change the supply line
If the supply line feeding the branch is small and this is the reason for low water pressure, change it. You can substitute it with a supply line of a bigger diameter, which allows the free flow of water.
Replace main supply pipe
If there is inadequate water flow in the whole house and if you've added new fixtures lately, the main supply pipe may have to be replaced to increase water supply. The main supply pipe that carries water from the water meter to your house should be replaced with one which is bigger in size.
Use a booster pump
If your house is located on top of a hill or at the end of a municipal system and draws water from a well located lower than your house, a booster pump may have to be installed to solve the problem.
Check the valves
If you experience the problem of low water pressure, then be sure to check the position of the valves. If there are any partially open valves, then do open them completely as they might be the cause for low water pressure.
Check the heater
If the issue of low water pressure is only affecting your hot water supply, then be sure to check the water heater. Make sure that the shutoff valves near the heater are completely open so as to ensure adequate hot water pressure. You can also contact a plumber to check whether your heater system is working properly.
Check for leaks
A water leak in your plumbing system can affect the water pressure. Do check for leaks and replace the faulty pipe lines in case of low water pressure.
Grace is an experienced professional associated with Water Works Canada, which is a well-known drain cleaning and plumbing provider offering services to GTA and Toronto residents for the past 16 years!
3 High-End Furniture Pieces for Your Home
Apr 18 2013
high-design molded plywood and leather chair to Hästens Vividus' traditionally crafted Swedish bed, the following furniture pieces are practically art fixtures that will provide your interior space with luxury and timeless design.
Eames Lounge Chair
The legendary Eames lounge chair and ottoman are timeless furniture pieces designed by Charles and Ray Eames for the Herman Miller furniture company in 1956. Various Eames chairs are expertly crafted with an industrial design and the pieces are indicative of an exceptionally high-end, yet classic, interior style. Eames pieces are indeed so fabulous, that they actually "live in museums like MOMA in New York and the Art Institute of Chicago," according to HermanMiller.com. As the focal point of documentary works and books, the Eames Chair and Ottoman will make a world-class statement in your interior space. Not only will the chair look timelessly exquisite, it's supportive, comfortable and versatile. Create a collection of pieces by adding a colorful fiberglass shell chair and a molded plywood dining chair, Eames' iconic 1946 DCM chair, in natural cherry or white ash.
LC4 Chaise Lounge
Design Within Reach features the 1928 LC4 Chaise Lounge chair for eclectic interior spaces with bold personalities and stylish homeowners who have a flair for edginess. The LC4 Chaise Lounge, also known as the "relaxing machine," provides exceptional support and comfort because it mimics the natural curves of the body. Not only is the chair designed with multiple angles and a moveable frame for unparalleled relaxation, it's designed to dramatically enhance the aesthetics of a particular space in your home. Create a contemporary interior-design theme by starting with the LC4 Chaise Lounge covered in cowhide upholstery. For a truly bold appearance, complement the cowhide LC4 Chaise Lounge with the cowhide LC1 Sling Chair and a Colombian cowhide rug. Accessorize with animal-print throw pillows, a cowhide ottoman and antler furniture for a one-of-a-kind space that'll leave a lasting impression with your guests. If you prefer more neutral hues, metal, tobacco or cream may better suit your style.
Homeowners who have an excellent taste for exemplary spaces, superior comfort and furniture designed with global expertise will sleep like the gods on a Hästens Vividus bed. Your master bedroom is your sanctuary. Create a luxurious, and minimal, space for rest by eliminating distractions such as a TV and other electronics. The masterly built bed Hästens Vividus is the prodigious result of various experimentation using natural materials and expert craftsmanship. Hastens.com ensures the first-class bed "lifts your body and provides support, while allowing you to sink down and relax." Tailor this dream bed to meet your size, firmness and color requirements. Its signature checked design provides chic and aesthetic simplicity. Choose single black check for a dramatic and stylishly stark bedroom theme or go with wine red or green check for a bright and cheery look.
by Brandon Jolley
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