Archive | January, 2013

Choosing the Best Bathroom Mirror From a Huge Variety

Bathroom mirrors add to the decor and elegance of the entire home, as most of the mirrors today are designed with some of the best features. These are available in various shapes, sizes, designs and prices to suit almost all kinds of interior decors. Unlike the earlier days when it stood as simple accessories to view your reflection, the modern mirrors are symbols of sophistication, charm and elegance. However, there are many things to consider before you choose for your bath. The size, color, frame and designs can vary from product to product. So it is necessary to consider these facts before you choose to buy mirrors to emblazon your entire home.

Amazing Varieties of Bathroom Mirrors

These are classified according to its designs, shapes and sizes.

Framed: Some of the mirrors have exclusive and beautiful frames of different designs and shapes. Frames are available in different varieties including copper, silver, wood, brass and so forth. Continue Reading

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Custom Designed Pergolas For Your Patio

Tailor or custom made goods are often noted by many individuals as something that is possibly expensive. The fact that something is specifically made to fit a person’s requirements has often entailed to the good or service being overpriced and is basically not a suitable alternative for those whose budgets are limited. This however holds no bearing of truth since it is easy to locate custom made pergolas at an affordable rate.

Some of the most typical instances that demand a tailor made pergola are areas like terraces or porches that require some sort of covering. The requirements for covering up large areas tend to use angles and typically need a structure that is able to offer a unique alternative. Continue Reading

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The Log Home Plan For a Traditional Pioneer Look

The traditional log home plan originated in north Europe during the Bronze Age (about 3500 B.C.E.). When European settlers arrived in America there was already a millennial old tradition of using logs for homes, barns and other structures in the Scandinavian countries as well as Russia and Germany. These regions had large forests of softwood trees which could easily be crafted with hand tools. Log homes were built of logs stacked horizontally and notched on the ends so the walls interlocked. When the Swedes and Finns arrived in New Sweden (the Philadelphia region) they imported their knowledge of log construction with them, as did later settlers from Germany. Settlers from the British Isles had no such tradition of log building but they soon learned the technique since log building was so convenient in eastern America. There were abundant softwood forests at hand, and other building materials including nails and spikes were unavailable, expensive, or difficult to transport. Moreover, log homes are easy to build: a man working alone could build a cabin in a few weeks. Using skids of logs leaning against the wall as inclined planes, it is possible to lift logs with ropes to construct even a two story log home.

However, usually a log home floor plan consisted of a single room, perhaps twelve to sixteen feet square. There would be one door, but in most cases no windows. When windows did exist they were covered with translucent greased animal skins rather than glass. Fireplaces were built of stone or clay and the chimneys of wattle. Because this is not a very fire-safe mode of construction, stone or brick were used where obtainable. The fireplaces furnished warmth and light as well as a cooking area. The interior walls of the log home were chinked with cloth or clay; and the floors were simple tamped earth (although some log homes had a puncheon floor, made of split logs laid flat side up). Higher designs had lofts which were used as sleeping and storage areas. Roofing depended upon what material was available, but often cedar shingle roofs made with hand split shingles were laid over two-by-four rafters. Continue Reading

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