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Japanese Style Window Treatments

Going for that Japanese or Asian dcor? Read on for suggestions on the right window treatments for your home.

I have always been fascinated by Japanese culture and style and decided to put together the following suggestions.

Today’s decorating trends are all about globalization. As different cultures discover each other, they also appropriate traditional and modern elements of local interior design. Japanese influences were one the first to find their way into the multi-cultural design repertoire, and it’s easy to see why. Japanese culture is famous for its clean lines and use of natural textures, from bamboo to thin rice paper.

Home Plywood Boat Building Stitch And Glue Or Ply On Frame

There are two general modern techniques for building plywood boats at home: the traditional, Ply on Frame construction and the newer Stitch and Glue method. Each has its advantages and disadvantages. Both methods of boat construction are capable of producing very functional, strong, and safe vessels. Which boat construction method a potential boat builder should select, depends as much on the skills, patience, and preferences of the builder as on the desired characteristics of the finished boat.

Lets begin by discussing the traditional ply on frame construction method. It’s done by starting with wooden frames, sometimes called ribs. These are usually straight sided, however some older designs try to incorporate curves in the rib elements, complicating the construction considerably. These frames are positioned using a construction jig, generally oriented so that the hull is built upside down.

Longitudinal frame members are attached into notched slots in the ribs. The first one is a heavy frame element called the keelson that runs down the center of the ribs. To the forward end of this element, the vertical timber that forms the prow of the boat is attached, called the stem.

Building A Darkroom On A Shoe String Budget

Developing your own film and prints is one of the many fun parts of being a photographer as well as a great way to have some quiet time expanding your photographic skills. There’s something to be said about a door that literally cannot be opened and the impact of having no interruptions can have on your work. Unfortunately, few people have access to a local darkroom, so the best alternative for developing your own prints is to create a darkroom at home.

The Location Really Does Matter

Garages, sheds, basements and extra rooms are all great places to have a darkroom. Just remember before choosing a location that you’ll need access to running water and that the chemicals are hazardous and smelly. Additionally, since the room you choose will have to be completely sealed of light, it’s a good idea to choose a room with no windows that you don’t mind removing from normal life – once you make a room a darkroom it’s not going to serve as anything else. That’s why sheds or basements are common darkroom locations because they can be used just for that purpose and have running water and electricity. You can also set up a darkroom in an unused bathroom however this might be a bit cramped.

Choosing An Energy Star Home

When you make the decision to build a new home, you want a builder who will provide the highest quality at an affordable price. Many Knoxville home builders can offer competitive prices but when you are investing in a new home, you want the best. Home ownership is a great investment, but it can also cost a lot of money over the years. You can save in future ownership costs if you choose a builder who can build an Energy Star qualified home.

What Is Energy Star?
Energy Star is an international, governmental standard for energy efficiency in consumer products. When you own an Energy Star home, you have a home that performs better than most homes in America. Your cost of upkeep and ownership is reduced, and your home will last longer without the need for repairs.

What Makes a Home Energy Star Qualified?
Energy Star homes have higher standards for insulation and water management. In an Energy Star home the walls, floors, and ceilings are all tightly sealed and properly insulated to reduce drafts and leaks. Proper insulation not only provides lower energy costs, but also better air quality. Energy Star homes will have protection from more pollen and dust then regular homes.

Clever Ideas For Low Cost Bar Stools And Discount Seats

Discount bar stools are always available at big retailers like Wal-Mart and Target. Unfortunately, these same stools aren’t very well made and are about as comfortable as their $5.99 price tag would suggest.

If you’re looking for ideas on what to do with your bar stools, whether collapsible or not, keep reading.

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Different Home Furnishing Options

Home furnishing is supposed to be the most imperative part of home remodeling and construction. People pay special attention to their home furnishing needs; even they play well before in advance before the construction phase in order to get the most suitable and best fit interiors. People deploy different types of home furnishing aspects from rugs to the furniture items that reflect their sense of living.

They often prefer high-concept and truly elegant sectional sofa sets and recliners that only exhibits their way of living but also punctuates their status symbol. In fact, proper furniture placement enhances the experience of comfort and also the gives a feeling of delicacy, elegance and style. Today, people observe decorating their home as a fun activity and take it as exciting aspect to decorate their comfort places. They choose from the large selection of trendy – everything right from contemporary to casual, traditional to ornate.

They select sofa sets as per their requirements that have the ideal design for their homes. They choose a design that reflects their inner personality and complements their unique taste. They also select the inventory of fine furniture in order to accommodate their budget and render exceptionally high quality and ravishing look. Most of the people prefer finely crafted and highly-beautiful sofa sets and other living room furniture that are available in different varieties, colors, patterns, and finishes.