How to Use the Space Under Your Stairs

When home owners think about updating their stairs and hallway, they tend to focus only on tasks such as replacing the stair balustrade, handrails, spindles and newels for a fresh new look. But there is so much more that can be done to improve this area, especially if you are short of storage.

One possible solution could be staring us right in the face – the space under the stairs. Here are a few suggestions for getting the most out of this all-too-often neglected resource:

Play den

How often have your kids complained that they have nowhere to play? Children love hidden nooks and crannies, so converting the cupboard under the stairs can be a great alternative to an outdoor play house – especially in winter.

If possible, cut windows and a doorway into the side panels of the staircase. This will allow light in and stop the den feeling claustrophobic. Strips of leftover curtain material stapled to the windows make a nice homely touch.

Use a beanbag or some large cushions to create a comfy seating area. Finally, encourage your little ones to personalise their new hideaway with some books, toys and, if there is room, a small desk for drawing or writing.

Cloakroom

If you’re tired of having to pick your way over discarded bags and coats in the hallway when you get home, think about converting the area under your staircase into a cloakroom.

Even if there’s only a shallow nook, it’s usually sufficient for a few

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Enter the Age of Home-Based Senior Care

In the Research Triangle area of North Carolina, more and more elderly citizens are choosing to “age in place” by hiring providers of Home Care Services. Durham NC residents have much available to them in the way of geriatric health and living services. From the run of the mill nursing facility to luxury retirement communities – seniors have a number of lifestyle options by the time they reach the latter years of their life and determine that they’re in need of more care than they themselves, or their loved ones, can provide.

Senior care, Clayton NC to Clayton MO, is not just another small, specialized area of health care – it is an expansive and lucrative business that is rapidly growing into a colossal industry as the Baby Boom generation continues to age, demanding a whole new slew of services – and lots of them. As the population of senior citizens here in North Carolina and across the nation skyrockets, the number of seniors using home care is expected to double – likely by the year 2030. Medical professionals, social workers, advocates for the elderly – not to mention the senior citizens themselves, are quickly discovering they’re more comfortable being cared for in their homes than relocating.

Home care services can be chosen based on the needs of the patient. Depending on where you live and what you have available, you can find round-the-clock care providers or nurses to come in just a few hours of the day, on … Read More

The Urbanite at Hertford

At the district 8 of Malaysia, Urbanite at Hertford is an attractive development to be owned. At 29 Hertford Road, the development is a 5 storied building consisting of 46 residential units. Prominent location, eye-catching architectural view, and affordable rates have made it so much lucrative. This new Freehold Condominium is there to ensure open living with necessary amenities within short distance.

The development has so many facilities around it to have a peaceful living environment. It is only 800m to Farrer Park MRT station. Other nearby MRT stations are Farrer Park, Little India, Newton, etc. Urbanite has easy access to major expressways to have natural movement to different parts of Malaysia, and this has been applied by マレーシア レジデンス.

If you are so much sincere about your child’s education and do not want to compromise about that, you will be happy to know that there are many schools and other educational institutions within short reach. Farrer Park Primary School, Anglo Chinese School, St Margaret Primary School, Stamford Primary School, etc are the nearby primary schools. Prominent nearby secondary schools are Bendemeer Secondary School and Balestier Hill Secondary school. For higher classes and other institutions, you will have Catholic Junior College, Malaysia Management University, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts and so on within 2km distance from Urbanite at Hertford.  

The living is not only time passing in the house or sleeping on the bed. A perfect living place is that which has some other facilities within or near … Read More

The hydrant is enabled by installing Hose and Nozzle and opening the Pillar Valve.

The Siamese Connection is provided with the intention that if the water used is used up, the fire team can inject water from the car into an existing hydrant installation or because the fire pump cannot be operated.

Sprinkler installation is an installation where each floor of each building has a head sprinkler equipped with a Flow Switch on the main pipe

This flow switch functions as a detector. When the break head sprinkler causes the water to flow through the sprinkler, the water flowing through the pipe will move the flow switch to send a signal to the Fire Alarm System to turn on the bell alarm.

The sprinkler head will work (broken) if there is a heat concentration exceeding 68ºC in the area where the sprinkler head point is installed, after the sprinkler head is broken automatically, the water media held by the head sprinkler will be emitted through the head sprinkler for fire security consultant suppression.

In the installation of a sprinkler before heading to the mainline floor a pressure reducing valve is also usually installed, which is intended to reduce high pressure to work pressure (the maximum limit of the head sprinkler’s ability to withstand pressure).

In order to operate the system properly, operators are strongly encouraged to follow the steps below:

Operation of the Fire Pump is recommended automatically.

The Jockey Pump function is to keep the water pressure in the installation system stable, so that if there is a slight leak in the pump, … Read More

Reasons Why You Should Hire a Professional to Clean Your Outdoor Surfaces

When outdoor surfaces are well-cleaned and maintained they add a great deal of beauty and warmth to your home. Here are the main reasons why you should hire Renew Crew of Johnson County professional outdoor surface cleaning experts to handle the task of maintaining and protecting your floors.


They Know How to Remove All Stains from the Floor 

Professional cleaners deeply understand the best methods of removing various types of stains from your surfaces. The Renew Crew of Johnson County utilizes various techniques to get rid of algae from your concrete driveways, wooden floors, and roofing surfaces. They also know how to remove oil from the surface, gum from your sidewalks and the graffiti from both sides of your home. By utilizing customized techniques in each instance, the team of experts will ensure they provide the best possible results. 

Your Family Will Remain Healthier 

Over time, pet dander and hair, pollen, dust mites, and other potential debris and contaminants can accumulate on your outdoor surfaces. Professional cleaners will be able to help you clean and get rid of these harmful materials from your outdoor floors, leaving your home a clean and healthier place for you and your family. For homeowners with allergies or asthma problems, professionally cleaned outdoor floors can result in a huge difference. Expert or professional cleaning will leave your outdoor floors cleaner and safe for your crawling kids. 

Your Outdoor Surfaces Will be Safe 

Using the wrong cleaning methods and supplies to … Read More

A Guide to Ethanol Fireplaces

Over the years, a lot has been said about bioethanol fireplaces and the potential impact the fuel will have on the traditional wood burning stove market.

We recently stocked a range of bioethanol fireplaces from Decoflame, a renowned Danish manufacturer and we want to give you an idea of the benefits you stand to accrue by choosing one of their fireplaces. In doing this, we also want to draw your attention some of the considerations you should make while purchasing a bioethanol fireplace.

Advantages Of Bioethanol Fireplaces

No Fumes, No Smoke, No odor

When you burn bioethanol, it only produces a small amount of water vapor and CO2. As such, it does not produce smoke, soot, or any odor. You do not need a ventilation or chimney. This kind of performance makes it an eco-friendly choice, especially when you compare it with wood, charcoal, or coal.

No Mess

Maintaining a wood burning stove is a chore. There is a lot of cleaning involved and this can be tiresome. However, when it comes to bioethanol fireplaces, there is no cleaning to do.

Simple Installation

Many of the bioethanol fireplaces we have on stoke are easy to install. Other work right off-the-shelf with no assembly needed. However, we also have others that are custom built to your exact specifications.

Easy To Use

To use bioethanol fireplaces, all you need to do is to add the fuel as directed. Thereafter, making sure there are no spills, you can light the flame. In a … Read More