Monday, February 26, 2018

Simple Ways To Improve The Ambience Of Your Home


Some homeowners feel a little bit overwhelmed when they start looking at websites, magazines, and television shows that focus on home improvement and home decoration. They see rich and famous individuals investing thousands and thousands of dollars into their homes. And while these homes do look beautiful, average individuals do not have to spend that much money or make all that much effort in order to improve the look and ambience of their home. There are simple ways that you can improve your home. The suggestions will make your home more comfortable, bright, and attractive.

One of the areas where it would be wise for individuals to focus some of their attention is on the lighting that is in the home. First, look at the options that are available for natural light. Perhaps you could do something as simple as change out heavy curtains for curtains that are silky and let in a little bit more light. If you are up for a small home improvement project, it may be a good idea to install some new windows or even knockout pieces of walls in order to install larger windows.

The second area where you want to look is at the actual lighting fixtures that you have in your home. There are a lot of different lighting St Petersburg FL options that are available. Something as simple as installing new overhead lights can go a long way in making the home on look more attractive and have light that is appropriate for the room. Some forms of lighting allow homeowners to adjust the light settings, depending on the time of day or the activities that are going on. The settings can be lowered for the evening when it is better to have soft lighting. It may be a good idea to work with a professional when it comes to installing lighting in the home.

Doing something simple like applying a fresh coat of paint to certain rooms in the home can go a long way in making a home look more attractive as well. This is not expensive and does not require tons of your time. If you do not have the money to purchase new furniture, you may be able to purchase furniture covers in order to freshen up the look of your living room or dining room. Clearing out clutter is going to go a long way in making any room look and feel better.

Top 10 U. S. Cities For Bed Bugs and How To Treat Them


Bed bugs are parasitic insects that hide in beds and feed on human blood. Here are the top U.S. cities for bed bugs and the top bed bug treatment options to try if you find them in your home.

New York

New York comes in at number one on the bed bug list. Even trendy clothing stores and hotels have fallen victim to the little bloodsuckers. See more, click here, etc. about New York’s bed bug problem here.

Philadelphia

Philadelphia is known for a lot of things, including its historic sites, beautiful countryside and…bed bugs. This city has earned the number two ranking for bed bug infestations in the United States.

Detroit

The human population may be on the decline in Detroit, but the bed bug population is thriving. This city has claimed the unfortunate title of number three in the U.S. for bed bug infestations.

Cincinnati

Cincinnati, Ohio is one of the most popular spots for bed bugs. They’ve even been found in the public library.

Chicago

Chicago has a reputation for its jazz music, deep dish pizza and old-timey gangsters. However, it’s now adding bed bugs to its list of notable features. Public health officials are urging citizens to learn the signs of bed bug infestation and popular bed bug treatment methods.

Denver

Pest control experts in the Mile High City are receiving an unprecedented number of bed bug calls. The creepy crawly creatures have been spotted in hotels, movie theaters and homes.

Columbus

There are many things to see in Columbus, Ohio, including the renowned Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, the Franklin Park Conservatory and the German Village. Unfortunately, many tourists can’t avoid seeing bed bugs during their stay in the popular city.

Dayton

Dayton, Ohio, has drawn some unwanted attention in recent months due to its thriving bed bug population. The city has earned the number eight spot on the list of bed bug-infested U.S. cities.

Washington, D.C.

America’s Capital may be able to hide many of its political scandals and secrets, but it can’t hide its bed bug problem. The nasty critters can be found in many hotels and some public areas in the city.

Los Angeles

Humans aren’t the only species that like to party in L.A. It turns out the city has a healthy population of bed bugs as well.

Treatment Options

If you have bed bugs in your home, call a pest control company right away. You can also remove excess clutter from your home so bed bugs have fewer hiding places. Click here for more information about bed bugs and Terminix treatment options.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Organizing Your Wardrobe Space


Whether you're a student, an office worker, or a homemaker, everyone deserves a well-organized wardrobe space.  Not only will it save you from being late for your appointment, class or meeting but it will also allow you to have a proper inventory of your own personal things.  In that way, you can properly account for the things that you need to get rid of, things you want to donate or things you want to reinvent.  

In my case, keeping a well-organized wardrobe allows me to have a peace of mind.  I am a person who hates clutter so I always make it a point to arrange my clothes and other personal things neatly.  To achieve this, it is very important that you sort out your clothes according to their use.  Office clothes must be situated in one row, sports clothes in another and casual clothes must have their own space too.  There should also be a designated area in the closet for your party clothes. This way, it won't be difficult for you to get them once you need them.  Those that are often use must be placed on the most visible area, probably in the front row.

I also take time to fix my husband's closet once in a while.  I made sure that plain shirts are separated from polo shirts and long sleeves shirts and that slacks are tucked neatly.  Some clothes are bulky though like those Motorcycle jackets for men so you have to decide whether you want to fold them neatly or to hang them.  If you have an ample space in your closet, hanging them would be a better option.  Motorcycle apparel sometimes can be very expensive especially when it comes in a complete set so proper care and storage must be properly observed.

Fixing your wardrobe space or closet is as important as choosing your wardrobe. You should be careful in choosing the clothes that you wear as this, most of the time defines your personality. We used to shop clothes from reputable stores, not necessarily branded but we make sure that they are of good quality.  For those riding gear and accessories, I recommend BikeBandit.com.

The only thing that puts us into limits sometimes, when it comes to our wardrobe space is the size of our room.  However, if you are creative enough, you will be able to design this to accommodate all your stuff.  There are lots of storage solutions for small spaces and you may find a lot of inspirations from the internet.  You may even consider DIY if you are concerned about your budget.  In my case, I even recycle and repurpose things around the house.

Organizing my own wardrobe space has always been a challenge to me but I would say that it's also an enjoyable experience.






Entertainment Room

My daughter has been hinting me for the longest time that she wanted to have an entertainment room in the house or if not a room, at least an area where we could place a home theater, a widescreen TV, a basic sound system with all those surrounds and speakers that would provide us of course, a totally relaxing experience. I think that was a good idea. Nowadays you have to make your home a comfortable sanctuary for every member of the family especially for the kids so you could at least keep them at home most of the time.  Providing them with something that would make them stay home is definitely a good idea.  Chanced upon this design and I think this is doable.



Some teens and young adults though are spending most of the time on the internet so providing a PC or a laptop on the area or on their own respective rooms would be a plus factor.  Nowadays, there are so many useful things that we can find on the internet that tends to make everything automated and makes our lives much easier to manage.  I for one had relied so much on some Apps that's been helping me out with my daily tasks and finance records making me organized in no time. Likewise, my son had mentioned about these Baseball apps that he had seen from some of his friends and he just sounded like really interested. Surprisingly my daughter is much into sports too and had taken advantage of this Free IOS Sports app where she keeps herself updated with latest sports news, games schedules and statistics of the games she's interested in. Her favorite part too is that she can customize her own list of favorite teams and have a quick run through of all the activities and games of her favorite players.  Well, I support her with this of course and I even make myself available to listen to all her stories about her favorite teams and players and guess what? It was really fun!

Since most members of the family are into sports, I think it would be a great bonding experience watching CBS Sports network live online together in a relaxing entertainment room. I might consider the above design or incorporate my own style.  After all, designing a room is not all about beauty or functionality but a balance in between.






Designing My Own Bedroom

Even before I have started this home blog, I already love to design my own space.  I have developed this great love for interior decorating since I have started dreaming to build my own home.  I grew up with parents who did not have that passion for styling and beautifying homes. For them, functionality is more important than beauty but not in my case, I personally believe that I have to strike a balance in between.  If you could make it functional and at the same time pleasing to the eyes, that would be a lot better, right?

However, I am a practical person and I believe most Moms are and I have developed this great love for anything DIY.  Why not? it does not only bring out your creative juices but you get to save a lot of money in the process.  Who says that beautifying homes should only be limited to those who can afford? 

Just recently, I have worked on completing my new master's bedroom.  it's on the second floor so I have the chance to have a small veranda where I can sit and relax and get some fresh air.  I was so fortunate that my eldest was here to assist me every step of the way.  He is such a big help in providing some ideas and doing some of the things himself.


This sliding glass door leads to my veranda where I plan to put up a coffee table and pocket garden.



I personally asked our handyman to fabricate s small table for me where I could do a little of office works. What you see in the picture is not the final thing yet.  As of this time, I have gradually introduced a lot of improvements.  I wonder why this appears to be too small in this picture.  Underneath, I would be putting up a personal ref.


The shape of the room is a bit odd because the space on the left side was taken away by the staircase so the whole room was no longer square.  But hey...that's the challenge,  right? Making every space functional is a must but the key is you don't have to lose your artistry.


This wall art was a joint effort from my two kids and I so loved it! It made my dull wall appear more interesting.

I'm not totally done yet but I will do the rest little by little. You know DIY decors take time. :)

I'll keep you posted!



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