Friday, September 16, 2016

Fabulous Porch Sign Boards













I once told my family and friends that I prefer to stay in porches and outdoor rooms than inside the house.  That's because I want to see nature.  I love plants, trees, birds, flowers and butterflies.  I don't know but I do get a peace of mind and joy of heart every time I see nature.  It's very relaxing especially when you read a book, drink a cup of coffee or tea and listen to a soft music.  It really warms my heart.  I told my daughter that perhaps, I would be able to write a lot of things while staying on the porch.  I can't wait to see my new porch completed and perhaps, I would be decorating it with my own DIY projects.  I also want to have a small music player.  I am that simple, grand things like hot rails to satisfy my listening pleasure is not my kind of thing.  I prefer to use simple things, easy to operate and not complicated.  Maybe I would use such a thing if it's in line with my business or profession, for now I am contented with simple things that could still do wonders for me.

I hope to put up a porch sign, will be definitely choosing one from the above ideas. :)



Thursday, September 15, 2016

Garden Stones


If you wish to decorate your mini garden but you are tight on a budget, the easiest way to do it is through garden stones.  Garden stones are not so expensive especially if you just need a sack or two. You don't even have to hire a professional to lay it in your garden.  This could be a good weekend project for the whole family.  

You see, from the above photo, a mini porch was transformed into a simple but lovely place just by the use of few garden stones, garden accessories and few potted plants.  It looks so cozy yet so simple.  I am now working on the new outdoor room just adjacent to our dining area, I am considering a zen inspired room and is planning to use a lot of stones in that area since I still have a lot from the last project.

I can't wait to post photos once it's done. :)

Monday, September 12, 2016

Party Preparations

I was going through my photos in my desktop folder when suddenly I saw these pics of my daughter's debut party.  It was already one and a half year since we've celebrated her debut but until now, I still can very well remember all the details of the party and all the excitements we had felt during the preparations. Me and my son conceptualized everything.  We didn't hire a planner or an event stylist, everything was a DIY kind of thing and once again, our creativity paid off.




Party venue charges extra for the lighting effects but sound system was included in the package.  We wanted to bring a small band like acoustic band as part of the entertainment but we were advised that we have to pay extra for that.  It was not a practical idea so we just settled with the in house sound system.  They have a big speaker amp though and we thought that it was good enough, so we just commissioned a family friend who sings well to be our singer for the night.



The party turned out to be a huge success.  The party set up was done tastefully, simple but elegant. My daughter was so happy and cannot thank me enough. She had received a lot of compliments from her visitors and friends, citing that her party was one if not the most unique and coolest party they have ever attended.  Remembering how happy my daughter was during this very important event in her life just gave me that joyful feeling.  I am looking forward to more happy parties for her and probably this time, we would just be doing it in the house as we have already done a lot of home make over.


Saturday, September 10, 2016

Tips for Finding a Qualified Exterminator


Do you have a serious insect problem at your home, apartment or business? If you do, this sort of problem must be taken care of as soon as possible. Insects such as termites can destroy the foundation of your home. This means that they could cause major structural damage to your home if they are not removed quickly. You will find no shortage of exterminators if you go through the phone book or check online. Which company should you hire? This can be a difficult question. However, you should never make the mistake of believing that all of these companies offer the same level of skill and experience. Here are a few tips that will help you hire an extermination company to solve your pest problem.

1. Does the exterminator use green methods that are friendly to the environment?

You should not only be concerned about the removal of the insects from your home. You should also think about the way the exterminator will leave the environment after he leaves. Do you have small children or pets? If so, you need to ensure their safety by only hiring an extermination company that has a green approach to the way they remove pests from your home. You need to make sure the environment will still be safe for your children and pets once the pests have been successfully removed. Fortunately, there are many exterminators who have adopted green methods that they use to remove the insects from your home. 

2. Does the exterminator have at least five years of experience?

Exterminating insects at your home or business is not a job that you want an inexperienced person in charge of. You need to be absolutely certain that the person handling this job knows what he or she is doing. This is why it is so important to verify an exterminator's level of experience before they begin work.

3. Can the exterminator begin work right away?

You do not want to sit around for several days after you discover a pest problem. You need to find a Cape Coral exterminator who will come to your house within 24 hours of the time you call them. You should not tolerate a longer wait than that. Keep calling exterminators until you can find one that can come the same day or the next day. You need an exterminator who makes you a priority.


Sunday, September 4, 2016

Coffee Station

If there's one thing that I can't do without, that's having a cup of warm coffee every morning when I wake up and in the afternoon, while having a break.  I wouldn't call myself a coffee addict but coffee is something that keeps me going.  The aroma of freshly brewed coffee soothes my senses.  Because of my great love for coffee, I just thought of why not have a coffee station at home.  That would be a nice idea, I think.  I love something like these:







Well, I am thinking that if you have an organized coffee station at home, perhaps you will never find the need to visit any coffee shop where you need to spend a treasure just for a cup of fresh coffee. Indeed, it's true because I do bake cakes, cup cakes and other sweets, so there is really no reason for me to visit an expensive coffee shop except when I need to have a change of ambiance.  But you see, I'm doing my best to make my home a relaxing place to stay so having coffee elsewhere will only happen once in a while.

The designs for coffee bar/station as shown from the above photos are really perfect for a simple DIY coffee bar.  You just have to be creative, so there's no need to spend much really.  I especially like the quotes on canvass, I think they are super fun and cute.  I can't wait to have one soon. :)


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.