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February 2016

Walk In Bathtubs For Your Safety And Comfort

Walk In BathtubsWalk in bathtubs are hugely popular because they are designed for the safety and comfort of users. Bathroom safety is a high priority as many accidents in the home take place in the bathroom. The main reason is because bathrooms generally are wet and slippery in most areas. This is especially true when it comes to bathtubs.

What is the main difference? The walk in bath has a step which is only a few inches high. It usually has an extra wide inward swinging door, slip resistant textured floor and grab bar to hold onto for added support. When a standard bathtub is too difficult and risky to climb over, a walk in bathtub offers a great solution as it enables the bather to safely and comfortably walk into the walk in bath.

What are some of the other reasons why walk in bathtubs are in great demand?

Most walk in bathtubs are designed with easy access and comfortable bathing in mind. Many are equipped with Jacuzzi technology and a variety of safety features. Though preferred by the young and old, the elderly have a greater preference for them as they are easy to get into. No need to climb or step up to. Just step in and they can enjoy their bath. Thus, walk in bathtubs add an extra element to independent living.

In addition to being safe and easy to enter, walk in bathtubs are also just as easy and safe to exit. This is because most of the good ones have a large walk-in tub door.

One other reason is that walk in bathtubs come with great features. This may include a soaker, a quick drain that allows users to exit the bathtub as soon as they are ready. Users do not have to wait long for all of the water to drain before they can open the door to exit. They come out sooner smelling and feeling fresh.

Many models have a water tight door system, slip-resistant tub floor, easy-grip door handles as well as strong metal support frames.

Some of the good ones even have air and hydro massage walk in tubs. This is ideal for a therapeutic bathing experience as hydrotherapy has proven to provide relief for many ailments such as arthritis, back pain, inflammation, fibromyalgia, depression, multiple sclerosis, and many more.

Above all, most walk in bathtubs are easy to install and are specially designed to fit the narrowest of bathrooms. At the same time, they provide for a sufficient amount of leg and waist room. To many people this is important not only when they fly. They also expect it in their baths!

The Best Way To Accomplish Interior Painting

Interior PaintingI am sitting on my patio thinking about the project that I like to accomplish the least. That would be painting. When I am on a project and the interior finishes start the painting is something that I could be at the opposite end of a 500,000 Square foot building. While the crew painting is at the furthest distance from me and I would have paint on me. So I think this article will be about the proper way to have the interior of a building painted.

Even though I can paint the most enjoyable way to have the interior of a building painted as far as I am concerned is have someone else do it. Enough about my thoughts on painting now let us to get to the subject at hand, the best way to accomplish the interior finish of painting.

In new buildings with no finish floor down the fastest way to paint the ceiling and walls is spraying with high build paint usually a 2 mil thickness. The best type of paint to use is an eggshell based paint finish; this is a washable paint, but does not have the wall imperfections telescope through the finish.

Windows are masked off, the spraying is done before any trim work or cabinets are installed in the units being sprayed. On some jobs the specifications forbid straying of the interior units for one reason or another so the walls have to be cut in and rolled.

When the walls and ceiling have to be rolled out I have seen the painters using rollers that are 2 feet long to put the paint on the walls and ceiling. They can paint a unit almost as fast as they stray a unit out. Rolling out the walls would also be done when you’re in a building that the floor finish is to stay or an occupied building. In these cases the floor finish has to be protected with sheet ploy or drop cloths.

In recent years the Architects have started to spec out that the ceilings are the same color as the walls, where they used to have the ceilings a white color. The Design Professionals have found out that the ceilings look lighter than the walls when you use the same paint as long as it is not a very dark color. It also looks better as where the painters cut in between the ceiling and the walls, if the corner is not perfect you can see the imperfections.

In my opinion if you are can spray the interior of a building high build paint should be used, the paint should begood quality eggshell based paint. When rolling the interior of a building large rollers can be used to save time. If the paint is not too dark you can use the same color on the ceiling as you used on the walls. If anyone has anything else to add to this email me so we can discuss it as I am always willing to learn something new.

A Quick Guide To Selecting Bedroom Furniture

Bedroom FurnitureYou need to use a careful approach while selecting furniture for any part of your house because it plays a significant role in creating a specific appeal inside an area. Other than considering decorative essentials you must take into account important technical factors, which could lead you making an ideal interior for your house.

Suppose, if you are going to select furniture for your bedroom, you need to think twice before making a final decision because all that you see on the magazine pictures or internet is not necessarily to be fit into your room. Usually, the bedrooms of luxury homes in Pakistan are designed by professionals, who select furniture while keeping the below mentioned key points in view.

Considering the Size and Dimensions

To measure the size of a bedroom is essential so that you could select furniture accordingly. A bedroom may not always bee square, depending upon the overall area and location it can be rectangular or sometimes pentagonal. Therefore, a professional first examines the length, width and dimensions of a room and then finds the furniture accordingly. Too large furniture would create a messy feel inside your bedroom ultimately making it difficult for you to walk around easily.

Selection of Furniture Items

A bed is ‘must-have’ furniture in a bedroom but as far as the rest of the items are considered such as sofas, chairs, table, you need to make a selection while keeping the size and theme of a room. Make a list of the furniture items priority wise and place them in your bedroom accordingly. For smaller bedroom, placing a bed set that contains side tables and a dressing is enough, or you can place two sofas alongside a wall, if there is enough space to walk around.

Consider Bedroom Theme

A bedroom theme is created while keeping several factors in view, one of which might be your ‘personal choice’. For instance, the theme of a teenager bedroom would be different from that of a kid and elderly people. The age and living style matters a lot while selecting a specific ambiance of a bedchamber. For a teenager bedroom you need to select the furniture accordingly. In the similar way, try to pick the one that is most comfortable and decent in style. The bedroom of luxury homes in Lahore, are designed while keeping the gender, the age and the living style of an occupant.

Choose Smart Furniture

Select furniture that not only looks stylish and but also provides maximum storage and comfort. For instance, choose a bed that has storage spaces underneath where you can place all the items of important use.

What’s the Trend?

Along with various other things, you need to see furniture trends. Search your nearby market, consult your professional and also explore the internet to know about the latest trends. The best option is take the services of home furnishers because they design furniture while keeping the interior of your house. These days, instead of using carved and heavy furniture, people prefer sleek, smooth and light weight design.

Which Material to Choose?

Quality stands above every other thing. Which kind of furniture you want to select for your house? Although, you have plenty of choices to choose from but iron-rod and wood are most frequently used materials in furniture making. Pure wooden furniture not only gives an elegant look but it also lasts longer than any other material.

Budget Limitation

What’s the budget for your bedroom furniture? While making a choice, you also need to see the items within your budget range.

While selecting furniture for your bedroom or any other area of your house, you need to keep the above mentioned factors in view, as these not only allow you to make the right selection but also save your time and money too.

Fixing A Sticky Door

Sticky DoorThe method used for fixing a sticky door is easy if you don’t put off this little project. The steps below will help you fix a two hinged wooden door typical to any house interior wooden doors with wooden frames and jambs.

For the most part, it’s gravity that causes a door to pull away from the top hinge and that force over time pulls on the hinge and creates a gap along the side edge of the door where the top hinge is located. This makes the door slant away from the hinge. A gap will also be created along the side edge on the lower half of the door on the side opposite the hinges.

Now notice that the part of the door where the lower hinge is located has no gap. Likewise, there will be no gap where the door “sticks” on the upper opposite side of the door.. This is because the door is actually leaning away from the hinge at the top and leaving no space for the door to open and close without using muscles that aren’t usually tested on opening and closing doors.

Fixing a sticky door is fairly easy. You have to adjust the top hinge. Below are the steps to follow to fix a door that sticks.

Simple Steps to Fixing a Sticky Door

Note: Keep the door closed through this process.

Determine which part of the hinge is attached to the door. This is the piece that will be adjusted to fix the sticky door. It will be the half of the hinge that is attached to the door by the knuckles. There are five knuckles. Depending on how the hinge was first attached, there could be two or three knuckles attached to the side of the hinge that is screwed into the door. These are what we will adjust to fix the sticky door.

When you look at the door, you will see that the door is “sticking” along the edge of the upper half of the door opposite the hinge and actually leaning against the door’s frame. If you look below the knob at the edge of the door along the lower half, you should notice a gap that gets wider the closer you get to the floor. This is because gravity has done its job on the door.

Pull the pin from the upper hinge using a pair of dikes and a hammer. Put the cutter edge of the dikes under the head of the pin and use the hammer in an upward motion to smack the side of the dikes. Once you feel the pin start to give, you can fit the dikes against the pin (under the head) more snugly, and another blow or two of the hammer while pushing the dikes up simultaneously should release the pin. This is all it should take to free the pin from the hinge.

Once the pin is disengaged from the hinge, leave the door in place and closed. Take a medium sized crescent wrench and bend the knuckles of the hinge attached to the door (whether two or three) toward the door and away from the door frame. Only bend the knuckles as much as the widest part of the gap you noticed along the opposite edge on the lower half of the door. You can measure this or eyeball it if you’re feeling lucky.

Now take a small piece of plywood, just enough to make a wedge under the door where the door slants closest to the floor. Slide the plywood under the side of the door (under the knob) opposite the hinged side. If there is still play, slip another small piece of plywood under the first one and tap it with a hammer to get it in place if necessary to raise the door so that the door sits evenly in place. You may need more than two pieces of plywood to fill in the space. Adding them by placing them under the ones already there is easier than trying to squeeze them on top.

Check to make sure the bottom of the door is even. Now check out the hinge. The knuckles you bent should now be in line with the knuckles on the other half of the hinge (the one attached to the door frame). If they do not match, adjust them with the crescent wrench.

Once the knuckles all line up, put the pin back into place. You may have to tap it a few times with the hammer until it completely falls into place.

En voila! Your door should now glide open and closed easily with no more sticking. You may want to add a touch of WD-40 to the hinges to keep them pliable and quiet.

If a sticky door is not fixed while it’s this easy to adjust, more work will have to be done to fix the sticky door. Simply manhandling the door every time you open and close it can lead to more work than what is explained in this article. The screws holding the hinge in place may come loose from the wall. Typically, people often just tighten them until the wood in the frame can no longer hold them. Then they may replace the screws with larger screws that will hold for a while. Eventually though, the holes created by the screws in the frame will need to be filled, dried, and re-drilled or realigned.