Oct 312012
 

cocina_en_lKitchens of the past largely functioned as utilitarian spaces with the sole purpose of preparing meals. These days, kitchens have become the heart of the home where design for aesthetic purposes is just as important as the overall function of the kitchen.

Over the years, home designers have been able to optimize the function of kitchens while also staying in tune with the latest design trends. You can use the following ideas to get the wheels turning on how to spruce up your own kitchen.

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Oct 312012
 

MODERN RADIATOREssentially radiators are there to keep your house warm. That, you might think, is all there is to it. But there are a number of things you need to take into account when selecting radiators for your home. How big do they need to be and how do you work out the right size for your room? Where are you going to put them? What’s the best way to control temperature?

Unless you plan carefully, radiators can often get in the way of placing furniture, cause decorating problems and simply look unsightly. Many householders no doubt wish that their heating system could indeed ‘Fade Away and Radiate’ as Blondie sang in 1978.

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Oct 312012
 

A water feature adds life to the garden and forms an attractive centre of interest. You can enhance the attraction by adding some movement to your water with a cascade, waterfall or fountain.

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This not only makes for a more interesting feature and adds the soothing noise of running water to your garden, but can help to aerate the water, aiding fish and wildlife and reducing algae growth. Most natural bodies of water benefit from a constant supply of fresh water to replenish them and keep a natural balance. It’s possible to create a balance with plant life but the easiest way to replicate this in a smaller pond is to create an artificial flow of water.

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Oct 182012
 

Louis Comfort Tiffany began making his Tiffany style lamps near the turn of the twentieth century. From there, his lamps have been celebrated for their artistry and craftsmanship, with no two Tiffany lamps being alike.

This means that a real Tiffany lamp comes with a high price tag, anywhere between $10,000 and $2 million. Some sham merchants, however, often try to pass off fake Tiffany lamps for real ones. With several tell-tale tips at your disposal, you can be sure that you’re not ripped off and can tell a real Tiffany lamp and a fake one.

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Oct 162012
 

piscina mantenimientoFor decades, chlorine has been the gold standard for keeping swimming pools clean. It’s done its job well. There’s no debate about chlorine’s effectiveness in killing germs and keeping algae away.

However, there have always been some nagging side-effects to the use of harsh chemical chlorine typically added to pools, and even some serious health concerns. In recent years, pool companies report that salt water pools to have experienced a rapid rise in popularity, particularly in residential installations.

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Oct 032012
 

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All who have pools in their yards can only enjoy it in hot weather. Leaving them unused until next bathing season. If we want to extend the swimming season in our pool, the ideal solution for this problem is to have a pool enclosure, that allows  to keep the heat in the pool and not be exposed to cold temperature. 

Swimming pool enclosures are structures that allow you to protect the pool from the inclemencies of the weather and dirt that normally settles on the pools.

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