Saturday, August 6, 2016

Sunrooms Have Many Uses

A sunroom can be just that, a place to relax and enjoy the sun and fresh air as well as the outdoor scenery but within the comfort, weather-free, and bug-free atmosphere of the indoors. A sunroom can also be the site of additional space in order to entertain guests or business customers or co-workers, become the home office to give it an additional purpose in the pleasant surroundings, be an exercise room filled with appropriate equipment, be used for growing plants and starting seedlings, be a crafts or hobby display room, or for anything else for which you might like to use it. There is the additional asset that it also adds value to your property.

Other names

A sunroom is also called a sun porch, sun parlor, solarium, patio room, Florida room, a garden room, garden conservatory, and a few other flattering names for an attached or integrated structure that allows the pleasure of the surrounding landscape while being in the shelter of your home. 

Benefits and Advantages

1. Construction costs often are less than those for other types of additions because of the savings if you simply close in a porch, deck or patio. In addition, installing screened windows lets in sunshine and fresh air. 

2. Sunrooms cost around one-third less than a stick-built room and is usually completed an average of 60 percent faster. 

3. Construction supervisors and/or project managers are available at any time throughout the building of the sunroom to explain all phases to you as the homeowner and to make sure that everything flows efficiently, smoothly, with the best craftsmanship, while staying on the agreed-upon budget.

4. The sunroom is custom built to match the architecture of your home and to be as unique as the house to which it is attached. 

5. The entire sunroom addition is completely handled from the design, necessary permits, the manufacturing and construction, and service afterwards. 

For more information:

If you are among those considering sunrooms San Diego or anywhere in southern California, or have any questions about how a sunroom will benefit you, please feel free to call TEKNIK INC, an experienced and knowledgeable licensed remodeling contractor, at 858-775-7628 or toll-free at 1-888-747-2013. An initial consultation is FREE. 

Sunday, July 31, 2016

DIY Wall Dividers

I'd been eyeing to do a bunch of DIY projects at home.  Not only it's economical and practical, but I guess this is so fun and fulfilling.  Imagine doing something great for your homes by just using cheap resources and a little sense of creativity.  I am still in the process of completing our recent project which is the additional bedroom and I'm thinking of what wall divider would be best to install in this additional room.  I want something unique and captivating. 

I have found these ideas though and thought that these are something worth considering:

I was so ecstatic seeing all these designs. This can be a big relief from the traditional wood or concrete wall dividers. Really a winner!

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Aluminum Balusters Enhance Decks

Although iron is a strong building material, many decking builders use aluminum balusters because they’re durable, reliable, and less expensive. Over time, aluminum won’t corrode or rust; this is why professional contractors always use aluminum deck supplies in harsh environments. 

Benefits of Building a Deck with Aluminum Balusters

Aluminum is a lightweight material and has a thick coating that’s stronger than steel. When compared to iron, aluminum is less expensive, so it’s a great option for homeowners on a budget. 

Once the material is in place, very little maintenance is required because aluminum balusters can handle wet weather and dry heat very well. Thanks to the special coating, aluminum balusters remain shiny, so you won’t have to invest in any paints, varnishes, or polishes.

Since aluminum is easy to use, many baluster manufacturers make their products in a variety of designs. If you own a home that has a unique layout, you can still build a deck using aluminum balusters because they can be customized.

Why Aluminum is a Great Investment

When aluminum is manufactured, workers place a protective layer into all surfaces. This film prevents corrosion in damp environments. Stainless steel doesn’t offer the same benefit since the oxidation process happens fairly quickly. Oxidized metal surfaces aren’t attractive; when air and moisture covers the material, the surfaces become dull and brown. Aluminum is a better financial option because galvanic corrosion hardly ever occurs. This process only happens when aluminum materials are exposed to a nobler metal and an electrolyte that produces a high level of conductivity.
Ensuring Long-Lasting Resulting 

When shopping for aluminum deck material, select a product that has a powder coating. The coating is made out of a dry material that gives the metal an extra layer of protection. If your home has a vintage or modern design, you can easily build a deck that matches the design scheme since the powder coat is manufactured in different colors.

Aluminum balusters for decks are worth considering because they’re durable and dependable. The materials stand out on residential properties. This is why many contractors use them during typical renovation projects.

Ways To Decorate With Stones

I have lots of garden stones at home which were used as garden flooring last time but for some reasons, I've found this flooring idea unfit for our kind of set up.  You see, I have several dogs at home and my little dogs would love to "do their thing" either on the garage or on the garden area, so cleaning their mess on the stone flooring at the garden is really a pain in the neck.  Because of this, we need to update our garden to something else, so we've decided to remove the pebbles on the floor and replaced them with tiles.  Because of this, I have lots of spare garden stones.  Some were put on the plant box and pots and others were just kept in sacks.  

This is the reason why I am looking for ways to decorate with stones and I was very pleased to find great ideas such are the ones on the photos above.  I think these ideas are very easy to make and are fun to do.

I am doing these projects very soon and will post my actual pics once they're done. I am really excited to try these, hope I could find time to do this together with my other craft projects.

What Qualities Do Great Interior Designers Have?

Interior designers can come in handy in a wide range of circumstances. You might have just moved into a new home and you are not thrilled with the way it is currently decorated. You need an interior designer to help you to put your own stamp on the place. You might also have been living in the same house for many years. You are sick and tired of looking at the same decorations every day. An interior designer can assist you in giving your home a new look that will make you feel like you have bought a brand new home. So what makes a great interior designer stand out from all the rest? Here are some of the traits that you should be looking for.

1. Originality

You do not want the interior design of your home to be a cheap imitation of a different home that the designer has worked on before. You should strive to have a completely original design scheme for your home. This will require a person who is very inventive and has an endless amount of ideas regarding how to make your home look fresh and exciting. You can get a very good idea regarding what an interior designer is all about by looking at some of his or her previous work. This will show you if the person truly has what it takes to design your home. 

2. Speed

Some people do not want to spend a long time dealing with the interior decorating of their house. They want to get the entire process done as quickly as possible. These people appreciate an interior designer who is organized and can get the process underway and completed in a very short period of time. This is very helpful for people who need to decorate their home by a certain deadline. You should hire someone who specializes in designing luxury home interiors in order to get the job done quickly.

3. Professionalism

The true professionals in the field of interior design are dedicated to satisfying their clients. The best interior designers will do whatever is necessary to please the people who hire them. This means that you should be able to call up the designer and tell him or her that you are not happy with a certain aspect of their work. The designer should fix the problem to your satisfaction.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Yes To Zen Garden

I have been doing a lot of research lately on different small garden designs that would best fit the space outside my dining area.  I purposely saved that space to be my future zen garden.  I wouldn't deny it, I have a great fascination for Zen inspired themes for home decors.  I don't know but there is always a kind of peacefulness within me every time I happen to look at any zen inspired garden.  I just love it's simplicity and elegance.  Well this is aside from the fact that this theme is not so common in the Philippines but probably is in other countries in South East Asia like of course Japan, Korea, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam.

I love the design on the first photo a lot because of the combination of zen inspired decors and bamboo plants. This makes the space even more relaxing and fresh.  I am not decided on what would be the final concept of my future zen garden yet but I one thing is for sure, it will be simple, elegant, fun and affordable!  I hope most part of it would be DIY's as I really love to bring out the creative side of me.  I am still zero as to where will I source the materials that I will put in the Zen garden but I am positive that I will be able to find one around the place where I live.  I don't want to travel far and spend more money on the process, so I am hoping that I could source all the materials nearby.

I am so excited for this future project and I can't wait to feature it here again, soon.