Improve life through Feng Shui

You might be wondering why Oprah Winfrey, Sir Richard Branson, and Donald Trump have attained a lot of achievements in their lives already. Some people say it is their charm, luck and hard work that made them accomplish the best. There are some folks who believe that it is the power of Feng Shui that taken them to where they are today. However, only some people really know the whole lot about Feng Shui.

What is Feng Shui?

Feng Shui, commonly pronounced as Fung Shway, is an ancient art form that increases the flow of Chi or good energy around us. It aims to show that the material environment must begin acquiring positive alterations in our lives. Because of some decorations inside the home such as art, interior designs, and mirrors, the positive flow of energy can flow more generously. Feng Shui can be the answer to your enquiries regarding love, success, prosperity, stability and good health for it is very practical and balanced in giving your necessities.

There is a lot more to Interior Design than first meets the eye

Interior design is a complicated profession. It is sometimes referred to as interior architecture and often confused with interior decorating. It involves the design, organisation and planning of an interior structure rather than just refinishing and furnishing existing interior spaces. It involves managing a business, hopefully meeting the desires of the client and delivering to them an interior environment that is both functional and aesthetically pleasing. There is a lot more to interior design than first meets the eye.

The further you go back in history, it can be seen how interior design has blended with artistic societies such as during the Italian Renaissance. It has been shaped by numerous styles, movements, social developments and technological revolutions. It has crossed emotional boundaries, traveled across continents and has publicly revealed much of the lifestyles of societies and their artistic cultures in any marked period in time.

There are different types of interior design. Residential interior design involves dealing with home owners normally on an available budget. Some interior designers specialize in working on bathrooms, kitchens, living areas or even bedrooms. Others work in the larger and lucrative commercial interior design market. In this marketplace, interior designers are spoiled for choice and may select the retail industry, the hospitality business, the commercial building sector or specialize in related business as diverse as creating exhibits for art galleries and trade shows.

Simple Tips To Beautify Your Homes

A well organized and beautiful home is dream of everyone. Homeowners adopt all types of modern interior design techniques to make their homes beautiful and worth living. You can transform the look and feel of your sweet home and make it a pleasant place to live through several ways. Interior Designing, attractive furnishing schemes, lighting and marble flooring are some most practiced techniques of home decoration.

Interior designing, new furnishing schemes, lighting arrangement, and marble flooring are better applicable in case of newly built homes. It costs a lot, and spending your hard-earned money on above said stuff at your old home is not a wise decision. But that does not mean that you cannot beautify your existing homes. There are some traditional ways of beautifying your homes and it does not cost you a fortune.

Following are some low cost options of beautifying your home:

How To Tighten Tension Wire On A Chain Link Fence

You made the decision to build a chain link fence. You have the posts set. You even figured out how to get the rail ends on and have the top rail in place. Now its time to put the bottom tension wire on. No matter how hard you try or how hard you pull the wire, you just cant seem to get it taut.

The common cable used as bottom tension cable on chain link fencing is a 9 gauge galvanized wire. It usually comes in rolls of 170? or more. The wire is thick, heavy, and is difficult to stretch. Here is a simple way to tighten the wire, and all you need is a pair of pliers. Start by attaching one end of the wire at a terminal post (also known as an end post or corner pole). Put the wire through the brace band and wrap it around its self a few times. It is not recommended to try and pinch the wire in the brace band to secure it. Reel the cable out along the fence line.

Cut the cable a couple feet past the next terminal post you are securing it to. Walk the fence line again and make sure the tension wire has no kinks, is not caught on any roots or under growth, and get out as many of the loops (caused by it being spooled) as you can. Take the free end of the tension cable and thread it through the brace band at the terminal post you are going to attach too. Pull the cable as tight as you can get it, and wrap it around itself a few times as you did at the first pole.

The Future Is Bright For High Density Polyethylene Outdoor Furniture

Furniture made from recycled plastics is gaining prominence in the outdoor furniture industry. Recent advancements in manufacturing the material have made it a feasible alternative to what is traditionally used.

High density polyethylene or HDPE is a material derived from the number 2 type of recycled plastic. The most common container is the gallon milk jug. They are those semi-white jugs that you can see through a little. They are not the material used for solid white containers or the clear 2-liter bottles.

One form of HDPE that has come onto the market is called Polywood. It essentially is plastic lumber produced from type 2 waste recovered from recycling centers. Polywood is actually heavier and stronger than lumber cut from wood. First, the recycled plastic is crushed into pellets and then melted in a pot. Next, ultra-violet substances and color are added. This gives HDPE a huge advantage over traditional wood lumber. The liquid is then cured in molds shaped to normal sizes of lumber. The final product has a grain finish instead of having a smooth polished feel. I expect this material will soon be sold side by side with wood lumber in the home improvement chain stores.

Flooring Options – Carpet, Ceramic Tiles Or Timber Flooring

If you are about to take on a new real estate purchase the style of flooring you choose will impact your lifestyle. Let’s compare the three obvious flooring options that will best suit you and your family.

Carpet – Advantages. Potentially the greatest advantage of carpet is the noise decrease attributes a carpeted room allows for. Wall to wall carpeting offers a snug and homelike surround which is also dictated by the variety of carpet – you can not beat a dense sumptuous plush pile under foot but if you detest carpet pilling stay clear from woollen styles.

Carpet – Disadvantages. The obvious disadvantage is the maintenance factor and the ability to stain carpet through general all purpose usage. And if you have a susceptible reaction to allergies, carpet might not be an advisable alternative because of its ability to carry dust inside the carpet fibers. Dust mites also breed within carpet so if your lifestyle suits a carpeted floor, take steps to maintain a high level of hygiene and maintenance.

Londons Dirtiest Buildings

An energy survey that carried out recently on several public buildings in and around London shows that Buckingham Palace is the least energy efficient of them all. The palace which was built in 1820 and was first ever occupied by Queen Victoria received the worst possible green score of 0 out of 10 when a team of energy surveyors carried out a survey of the palace following Januarys big freeze.

The surveyors was carried out by using thermal image testing to find out where the building was leaking energy. However, despite these tests being carried out in total darkness, the palace still lit up due to the amount of heat that was escaping from the building. The major culprits for this big loss of energy were the windows, the roof and even cracks in the wall. According to the surveying team, it appears that Buckingham Palace is better at heating the air outside than inside.

Furthermore, the latest Royal Household Financial Report that was carried out in 2008 showed that 5.9 million were spent on running Buckingham Palace, of which 2.2 million were spent on utility bills. However, according to the energy saving expert Ivan Lucas, the construction of Buckingham Palace does not lend itself to easily turning it into an eco-home.