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The Importance of Windows:   Creating and Installing Simple yet Stylish Window

Windows is one of the important parts of our home it provides our home with light, proper ventilation and warmth.   Installing energy-efficient window can minimize your cooling, heating and even lighting costs.

Our home is not fully finished yet, it is not even halfway to completion. The sole bedroom has no windows installed yet so when a typhoon or a strong rain came the water rain goes inside as well as the dirt; it is somehow dangerous especially when a strong wind blew.  There are times my father just nailed plywood to cover the window to keep us safe inside.

We have been planning to installed windows but because of budget constraints it never materialized.  One of the disadvantages of having an open window is we can’t leave the house for a longer period of time without the thought of someone might go inside our house coming through the open window.

WIndow Design

Recently, my father lost his job so while waiting for another project to come he decided to installed one window in the bedroom even it is just going to be a temporary one since the window is facing the open field and it is really the center of attraction, my mother didn’t stop asking him to have it done because she fear our safety after a news of house thieves are encircling in the neighbourhood, and someone witnessing a man wandering around the houses near us.

He uses the left over woods to create and design the window frames, from a distance the window creates an illusion that it is a window glass but if you will look at it closely the window was just made of woods and thick plastic cover. Very creative isn’t it?

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Choosing A Boat Lift For The Home

A boat house is often a luxury for many people. In order to maintain the condition of the home, it’s important to keep it out of the water as much as possible. There are times when the home can be in the water and float as it’s called a boat house. However, there could be times when the home sits in too much water if the levels are higher. Boat house lifts can help keep the home out of water when necessary. There are a few tips to keep in mind when it comes to purchasing a lift so that you get one that’s best suited for the size of the home.

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The lift can be used to gently get the home out of the water so that the bottom can be cleaned. It also provides a way to make sure there are no damages to the structure of the home as these can allow water to get inside. If there are any damages, then you can repair them before putting the home back in the water. Decide on what kind of lift you want to get. There are manual lifts as well as those that are automatic. An automatic lift can often be a better option if you don’t want to exert as much effort in getting the home off of the water. If you use a manual lift, you need to make sure the power source isn’t around an electrical outlet. Measure the bottom of the home before getting the lift to ensure that you get the right size. There are various sizes of lifts to purchase, and if you get one that’s too big, the home could shift while on the equipment.

A stainless steel lift is likely the best kind that you can purchase. It won’t rust as much as other materials, and it will often last longer structurally. If there are cables on the lift, you need to make sure they are in tact and taken care of so that they are easy to use while lifting the boat in and out of the water. Some lifts come with a warranty in case something does go wrong.

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Easy Home Décor Updates

Maybe company is coming or perhaps you just need a change in your home décor. It don’t have to be a total makeover – something as simple as new throws on the beds or couch can make a big difference in the look of a room. In fact a new throw can change your life if it happens to be an electric throw – they really help to ward off a chill and keep you cozy and warm while reading, watching television or just relaxing. Since most folks are trying to cut back and be more environmentally responsible house are just colder than they used to be.

Living Room Ideas

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A mundane bathroom can be a challenge because you are pretty much stuck with the tub, toilet and sink but there’s still an opportunity to transform the look of a bath or powder room with new bath and spa furniture. Teak is an amazing naturally water-resistant material – look for teak shower benches, bath mats and towel ladders to turn your boring bathroom into a spa-like getaway. A curved shower curtain rod adds extra elbow room and a new shower curtain can add a fun or festive look in minutes.

There’s no reason to deprive yourself, after all, the bathroom is possibly the most-used room in any home so it ought to be as nice as possible. Monogrammed bath towels add a touch of elegance while a towel warmer is both luxurious and practical. Imagine stepping out of the bath or shower and wrapping yourself in a hot, fluffy towel; there are counter-top, wall-mount and freestanding models designed to fit almost any bathroom.

Another exotic import that has become popular in upscale hotels and better homes is a handheld showerhead. These are easy to install without the help of a plumber and can totally transform your bath or shower experience.

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Three Rooms in Your Home That Need Lighting

Most homeowners ignored the importance of lighting when it comes to renovating their houses. It is important that lights should properly match to the color of the room because a proper lighting can emphasize the paint, decors, floors and other areas of your home.


Lighting is the integral part of any kitchen design since it is the busiest part of any house where food preparations are done. Proper lighting can make the kitchen more functional and enjoyable and furthermore food preparations often involves the use of sharp knives so having it will lit can reduce chances of injury.

Living Room Lighting

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Living Room

Lighting for the central area of the home is very important since it is the central areas where people tend to watch television, chat, play games, read and spend time with their family as well as entertaining guests. Through proper lighting you can create a warm inviting space for everybody.


It is also significant to use proper lighting in your bathroom. Lower level lights should not be place on the ceilings if the extra lights are not positioned close to the vanity. If you put wall sconce as your supplementary light, then you can get rid of the dilemma.

Lighting should be cautiously planned to be able to make the designs of your home projected properly. Decorating is not that hard as you think because you always have an option you can decide for yourself, hire an interior decorator, or even buy magazines about decorating.

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