Posts tagged "home decorations"
Quiet Green Building Products for Hardwood Floors

Quiet Green Building Products for Hardwood Floors

Just about everyone loves hardwood floors AND just about everyone misses one important thing: Noise Mitigation! Read More…

Preventable Aging of Home Improvement Products

Preventable Aging of Home Improvement Products

Your brand new home is already starting to show serious aging.  Some types of patina are nice – say on wood flooring, for example.  However, streaks on your beautiful and expensive new slate or wood roof from your chimneys are not. Can it be prevented? Read More…

Living Without Regrets –Security Home Products - Safes

Living Without Regrets –Security Home Products – Safes

STOP:  Don’t be in the “I-should-have-had-one…” group of homeowners.  Protection of your valuables against theft and fire is not something to be casual about.  Yet most people purchase a safe after loosing their most cherished stuff – in a burglary or to fire.  Read More…

Kitchen Design: Memo meets Artwork

Kitchen Design: Memo meets Artwork

Stainless kitchen appliances continue to be the rage in kitchen remodels. How about continuing the vernacular of stainless steel surfaces into other highly visible items such as stainless steel message boards.The shiny surface of the stainless has a clean, edgy… Read More…

Green Power - Electricity in Motion

Green Power – Electricity in Motion

Green thinking can start with easy-to-do steps: How about your phone of coffee machine?! Charge your iPhone and/or iPad with Dexim , the Apple charger. This handy cord has visible blue light which moves along the cored while the unit is powering up and turns off when fully charged. For those of us who live with chargers plugged in throughout the house, it’s easy to forget that a device may already be fully charged and… Read More…

Chemical & Pesticide Free Mosquito Control Solution

Chemical & Pesticide Free Mosquito Control Solution

Given today’s widespread West Nile virus infections from mosquitoes, everyone who is outdoors needs to take precautions.  Go to any barbeque and hosts are offering their guests a variety of deet containing anti-mosquito sprays before getting to drink selections.  There is one more hidden but real danger… Read More…

Home Décor with Sound Absorption

Home Décor with Sound Absorption

Why is this simple looking curtain of interest? It’s what’s in it that’s noteworthy. Decorators will tell you: Empty rooms and homes are echo chambers until they are furnished. True. Sound reflects off hard surfaces such as walls and wood or tile flooring. Read More…

Get Plastered! A Fresh Touch to Bathroom Remodels

Get Plastered! A Fresh Touch to Bathroom Remodels

The soft, silky feeling of faux plastered walls is spectacular and impossible to capture on film.  Light seems to dance across it bringing a boring wall surface to life.   Faux plastered walls are slightly different depending on how light reflects.  Faux plastering has an energizing effect Read More…

Trend Setters in Home Decor

Trend Setters in Home Decor

Who are they? You would expect names of interior decorators to follow.  But instead,  it is Restoration Hardware – a store and catalog company with impact across millions of homes.  Read More…

Bathroom Remodels    Showerheads-Part II:     A Touch of Luxury

Bathroom Remodels Showerheads-Part II: A Touch of Luxury

Instead of having the “normal” showerhead protruding from the wall or ceiling Kohler makes square bodysprays modules that mount flush to the tile – ceiling or wall. Let’s call them “spray tiles”.  They have a sleek modern look but that’s just the beginning. Read More…

Have a Light Bulb Moment

Have a Light Bulb Moment

Incandescent light bulbs versus hazmat – light bulbs are among  the most basic of home products AND they are being phased out.  California leads with a full ban on sales starting in 2015. What’s next? There are two – very different & very important – replacement choices: One, so-called energy efficient light bulbs (CFL’s) or two LED’s. Read More…