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DPC London builders: Comfort in a small bathroom. Part1.

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In glossy magazines bathroom looks like as a luxurious salon. Shine and glitter everywhere, every trifle has its own place on the shelf .


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In glossy magazines bathroom looks like as a luxurious salon. Shine and glitter everywhere, every trifle has its own place on the shelf, a glance through the window allows you to marvel at wonderful nature and clouds swimming in the sky. There is ample space for a training simulator, solarium and a couch to have a rest on it. But what do we have in a standard flat? Bathroom, combined with lavatory, with the area of 3-5 sq. m, which you can hardly dare to call “a room”. But if the designer assumes the slogan “it is better to have less, but better”, the result can be impressive. Today we will tell you about methods, which allow to make a small bathroom into comfortable enough, beautiful and modern.

Planning and location of the sanitary equipment is preconditioned by the location of lifting pipes, as well as run pipes of hot and cold water. The most fixed is the connection of the lavatory pan to the discharge stack. This part is usually hidden in the box that is hardly pleasant to look at. If the stack has been already built, it is better not only to hide it, but also to use it with utmost rationality, for example, to hide the toilet bowl into it. If you resorted to re-planning, the range of decisions widens considerably. Rational location of the sanitary equipment easily to free some useful space. Modern sanitary equipment allows to mount the wash-bawl and lavatory pan on the one low partition from different sides, which provides the economy of space and functional zoning of the water closet. There are modern models of lavatory pans with deep washing off, which is fixed directly to the wall. Such decision helps not only to save area, but also increase the convenience of washing the lavatory pan.

The partition can also divide the bathroom and the sink, or the sink and the shower cabin, which is thus reliably insulated. The principal advantage of such partition is that it conceals the pipeline system.

Installation of pipelines of the sanitary equipment also is possible in adjacent to walls low pedestals of the bathroom. It reduces the time and cost of construction jobs, in this case it is possible to do without the brick-mason and plasterer. Built-in objects of sanitary equipment have various design. The most popular are shells with jogs up to 1 m, their upper surfaces of which can be used as shelves. The pedestal elements can be faced by tiles, wall-papers or decorated by wood.

The area can also be divided by more functional things, for example, by furniture; in the small lavatory, the toilet and wash-stand zone can be separated from each other by the narrow toilet box with the sliding section, and this box would be located on the electric heater that adds the electric heating system for floor, or on the other item, used in the bathroom. For complete comfort, the distance from the partition or wall of the box to the lavatory pan is to be not less than 10inches. The assembling unit of the sanitary equipment with the facing panel, built-in in the corner, occupies the minimum useful space.

Corner decisions open large prospects. In the corner one can perfectly locate the laundry washer and small angular storage place over it, sometimes the bath, wash-bowl, lavatory pan can be assembled there, vacating their “traditional” places.

Corner shower cabin allows to achieve comfort on the minimum area. Such variant is optimum for cramped premises: the centre of rotation of the door can be customised, it is also possible to purchase cabins with corner entry, with sliding doors and with round and pentahedral shape. As it is made from natural glass, it does not encumber the area. In very small bathrooms it is possible to restrict yourself only to douche and to give up the build-in receptor. As a result, the room will seem more spacious. Such douche can be separated from the bathroom only by a light glass partition, which protects the premise from splashes.

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ARW Evaluating Laminate Floors

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Since the introduction of laminate flooring into the US in 1982, the sector has experienced growth of up to 20% per annum at the expense of other floor types, making laminate the fastest growing floor type in the country. The ARWpeal lies not only in its aesthetic value of its representation of real hardwood, but also due to its incredible durability and ease of maintenance.

The following factors will help you evaluate different brands and styles of laminate flooring in ord…


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Since the introduction of laminate flooring into the US in 1982, the sector has experienced growth of up to 20% per annum at the expense of other floor types, making laminate the fastest growing floor type in the country. The ARWpeal lies not only in its aesthetic value of its representation of real hardwood, but also due to its incredible durability and ease of maintenance.

The following factors will help you evaluate different brands and styles of laminate flooring in order to determine which laminate floor best suites your ARWplication.

Laminate floors are constructed using two different methods of manufacture: Direct Pressure Laminate (DPL) and High Pressure Laminate (HPL). Direct pressure laminate is made up of three layers, while a High Pressure Laminate is made up of a minimum of five layers. Is one better than the other? Yes. HPL is a far superior product. The addition of Phenolic Treated Kraft Sheets make the HPL a far stronger, more dent resistant and stable product. The catch is that they come with a higher price tag. Do you need HPL in your home? No. Most laminate floors sold in the US are (DPL) and are built for today s active households. However if you are looking for a floor that will withstand the vigour of small children and large pets and still look good in 15 years time, then High Pressure Laminate is a good alternative.

Laminate cores range in thickness from 6mm to 12mm, with a thicker core usually denoting a more stable product. The only exception to this rule is High Pressure Laminate (HPL), which although has a much thinner core compared to (DPL), is stronger and more durable. Composition of core material is also an important factor. A good laminate floor is constructed using High density Fiberboard (HDF) as the core material, which has been treated with water repellent chemicals, offering stability and a high level of water resistance.

Joint integrity can be an important factor, especially when placing heavy items on your laminate floors. Laminate floors are engineered to withstand normal day to day wear and tear and are designed to withstand the weight of normal household furniture. If you wish to place an extra heavy item of furniture on you floors, such as a very large fish tank, you might want to consider purchasing a floor that has an aluminum locking system. Laminate floor joints should also be treated with water repellent chemicals, such as paraffin wax, which is impregnated into the tongue and groove of the floor boards.

A good laminate warranty should cover the following aspects: Fading, Denting, Wear and Tear, Staining and should have some kind of water warranty, although keep in mind that no laminate warranty covers flooding. Always be sure to scrutinize the duration of the different aspects of a laminate warranty, as a 25 year warranty might refer to manufacturers defects only, while the wear and tear aspect of the warranty only covers a 15 year period.

North American Laminate Flooring Association (NALFA): NALFA is the organization that sets the standards for laminate flooring in the USA. NALFA is a non profit organization, and its members are unpaid volunteers. Laminates submitted o NALFA undergo a range of stringent tests. If the laminate floor meets or exceeds NALFA standards, it will earn the right to display the NALFA seal of ARWproval. Note that submission of laminate flooring to NALFA is voluntary. The following laminates carry the NALFA seal of ARWproval: Pergo, Mannington, Wilsonart. A more complete list can be found at the NALFA website.

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Paving Dublin

L2L Floor Safes – Proven Protection

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With an alarming increase on crime rates these days, more and more people are getting cynical about their belongings and how they can protect them against intrusion and the elements. Thus, manufacturers and entrepreneurs came up with an idea on how to safeguard man s valuable things and properties through a device that can endure the test of time. And so, floor safes came into the limelight. Basically, a safe has three main classifications or configurations. They are the wall…


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With an alarming increase on crime rates these days, more and more people are getting cynical about their belongings and how they can protect them against intrusion and the elements. Thus, manufacturers and entrepreneurs came up with an idea on how to safeguard man s valuable things and properties through a device that can endure the test of time. And so, floor safes came into the limelight. Basically, a safe has three main classifications or configurations. They are the wall or wall-mounted safes, the freestanding safes, and the in-floor or simply floor safes. Without going into the details of the other two, let us discuss the compositions of floor safes.

1. The Nature Of Floor Safes

Basically, floor safes, like its two counterparts, are specially designed to provide protection and security to valuables and other pertinent documents. As it name suggests, floor safes are exclusively made to be mounted into the concrete slab of the floor. Because of its position, manufacturers of floor safes strongly suggest that the position of the safe must be carefully analysed and considered so as to maximize its potential. If mounted properly end extensively, floor safes can be the best protection against burglary and even tragedies like fire.

2. Installation

Floor safe installations are actually more complicated and more expensive compared to wall safes. When installing floor safes, you have to cut a slab out of the floor first. Then, you have to dig a hole. After which the safe is placed into the hole and more concrete is poured to cover the area. This will firmly ground the safe and prevent it from being physically removed during a burglary.

3. About Floor Safes

Floor safes are under the category of composites safes. That means that they have a combination of two functions, to combat fire and burglary. In its entirety, the floor safe has been tested against all forms of burglary. The ratings that floor safes obtain will also determine the price of the item.

One drawback that consumers find on floor safes is that it has a tick wall covering, which, by practicality, floor safes render smaller space as compared to the typical metal vaults or the ordinary filing cabinets. But people must understand that the main reason why floor safes are designed this way is because of its purpose, and that is to protect the valuables and not just be a mere storage item.

The other feature of floor safes is its electronic lock. It provides convenience to the user because they no longer have to rotate on a counting basis so as to open the safe. Plus, because it is electronic, the floor safe s combination can be changed as often as you like.

The ironic drawback of floor safes is that, during a burglary, the burglar will have no option to try and take the safe with him, which may instigate him to be more hostile and violent with nearby hostages in hopes of obtaining the combination. Thus, the floor safe should be considered the absolute ideal safe for coverage at night and when no one is present.

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Tarmac Cork

CC Rope: The Best Tool

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A rope is a very useful tool, which can be found in every house, factory or industry. The rope has an unlimited number of uses, ranging from household to industrial. The rope can be defined as length of fibers, twisted or braided together to improve strength, to pull and connect. There are various materials that make up a rope. These materials include manila, hemp, hair, nylon, and steel. The most important feature of any rope is its compressive strength and flexibility.

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A rope is a very useful tool, which can be found in every house, factory or industry. The rope has an unlimited number of uses, ranging from household to industrial. The rope can be defined as length of fibers, twisted or braided together to improve strength, to pull and connect. There are various materials that make up a rope. These materials include manila, hemp, hair, nylon, and steel. The most important feature of any rope is its compressive strength and flexibility.

Ropes can be divided in two types according to its uses. Ropes that are used for general domestic purposes – such as to pull domestic animals, dry wet clothes, and fetch water or any other purpose – these ropes are classified as simple ropes. The second category is the industrial rope. These ropes are used for production and manufacturing. The ropes can also be divided into many categories according to the fiber used in these ropes. Ropes are used right from the prehistoric times to the modern age. Yet, the utility of the ropes have never decreased.

Simple Rope

Simple ropes designed for domestic purposes. These ropes are not very strong. The common materials used in simple rope include natural fibers such as Manila hemp, hemp, linen, cotton, coir, jute, and sisal. All these fibers are obtained from plants. Some synthetic fibers are also used for simple rope making. These synthetic fibers include nylon, polypropylene, and polyethylene, such as spectra. A high modulus polyethylene fiber, such as Kevlar and polyester or polyethylene terephthalate, is also used in the simple rope. Some simple ropes are made up of other fibrous materials such as silk, wool, and hair, but such ropes are not generally used. Simple ropes are also used is the adventure sports, such as rock climbing and bungee jumping.

Industrial Rope

These ropes are much stronger than simple ropes. They are made for heavy-duty use in more demanding industries. These ropes are generally made out of metal and steel fibers. Industrial ropes are mainly used in pulleys to create a mechanical advantage and to share the load of the object. Industrial ropes are often used for building purposes.

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Tarmac Patio Paving Waterford

DDW How To Prevent Home Repair Scams and Disputes

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Spring is right around the corner and it will once again be time for the home repair scam artists to come out of the cold.


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Spring is prime time for home repairs — and that makes it prime time for outright scams or frustrating disputes. You can take action to avoid both problems.

Home repair scams by traveling con-artists work like this: Con-artists stop at your door, give you a hard sell, and offer sensational low prices. It might be for roofing or painting, tree-trimming, or asphalting your driveway with material supposedly “left over” from a job nearby. The con-artists insist that you pay in advance — but they do little or no work and never return. Remember, legitimate contractors very rarely solicit door-to-door. Be skeptical. The main rules are to check out a contractor, and never pay large sums in advance to a contractor you don’t know. Help older neighbors who might be pressured or intimidated into paying traveling con-artists.

A few ‘bad-apple’ local contractors also take large advance payments but fail to do the work, or do just part of a job or very shoddy work. This is hard to prove as fraud, but it’s costly and frustrating. Follow these tips to protect yourself when you hire a contractor:

Beware of high-pressure sales tactics such as “today-only” discounts, offers to use your home as a “display home” for replacement siding or windows, and “lifetime warranty” offers that only last for the life of the company. Always get several written estimates — shop around for the best deal before making such a large investment.

Check out a contractor before you sign a contract or pay any money. Request local references — and check them out. Contact the Attorney General’s Office to see if it has complaints or contact the Better Business Bureau. You can also contact your county clerk of court and ask how to check if a contractor has been sued by unsatisfied customers.

Get it in writing. Before any work begins, agree on a written contract detailing work to be done, responsibility for permits, costs, and any other promises. Ask for a copy of the contractor’s liability insurance certificate. Put start and completion dates in writing, and consequences if the contractor fails to meet them. (Example: the contract could be nullified if the contractor doesn’t start on time.) If you sign a contract at your home, in most cases you have three business days to cancel.

Avoid paying large sums in advance if you don’t know the contractor. If you have to make a partial advance payment for materials, make your check out to the supplier and the contractor. Insist on a “mechanic’s lien waiver” in case the contractor fails to pay others for materials or labor.

Be very cautious of credit or financing arranged by a contractor. This is an area of serious abuse by a few contractors in Iowa who arrange credit with high-cost lenders. Such loans may have high interest rates, steep up-front fees, hidden costs, and even costly brokers’ fees. Be wary of offers to incorporate credit-card debt or other debt into a second mortgage. Check first with your attorney or a local lender you can trust.

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DDWex Children s Bedroom Decorating Ideas Begin With The Right Furniture

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When you are trying to come up with children s bedroom decorating ideas, it is important that you select the proper furniture to go with the kids bedroom decorating of your choice. It may not have even crossed your mind that there is actual furniture out there created specifically for decorating a kids bedroom, but these are essential for creating a child-sized space that is easy and safe for your kids to live and play with.

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When you are trying to come up with children s bedroom decorating ideas, it is important that you select the proper furniture to go with the kids bedroom decorating of your choice. It may not have even crossed your mind that there is actual furniture out there created specifically for decorating a kids bedroom, but these are essential for creating a child-sized space that is easy and safe for your kids to live and play with.

There are many different styles of furniture that you can use for decorating childrens bedroom, so the first thing that you will need to consider is the age of your child, the size of the room, the shape of the room, and whether or not the room is being shared. No matter what, this do it yourself bedroom decorating for kids allows your child the ability to:

* Rest well
* Study in comfort
* Play in a safe and attractive space
* Store all belongings in easily accessible places

Among the best children s bedroom decorating ideas for creating space is to purchase multi-functional furniture. These kids bedroom decorating ideas allow the furniture to be used for many purposes such as storage, bins, bookcases, and stackable crates. Decorating kids bedroom this way allows you to keep things off the floor, but still remain within reach of the kids.

Other real space-saving bedroom decorating ideas for kids include using bunk or loft beds when children are sharing the room. This allows two beds to be in the room, taking only the space of one. When your children aren t sleeping, they ll really appreciate these children s bedroom decorating ideas for the extra play space they have.

You will be certain to discover that when it comes to children s bedroom decorating ideas these days, the options are practically limitless.

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APD The Use Of Water In Home Decor

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People the world over have a natural attraction to water, and it is not only because drinking water is essential to our survival; nor because it is very important for cleanliness. Water has a fascination that causes millions of people to visit, or want to live by, the sea, waterfalls, lakes and large ponds.

Both moving and still water are not just attractive to the human eye, but seem to have a therapeutic value. Moving water in particular is said to give off negative ions…


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People the world over have a natural attraction to water, and it is not only because drinking water is essential to our survival; nor because it is very important for cleanliness. Water has a fascination that causes millions of people to visit, or want to live by, the sea, waterfalls, lakes and large ponds.

Both moving and still water are not just attractive to the human eye, but seem to have a therapeutic value. Moving water in particular is said to give off negative ions, which help to negate all the positive ions generated by modern living and can be harmful to our well being. Whatever the reasons, though, the fact is that people love water in nature. Closer to home, they like to bring those effects into their own gardens with water gardens, waterfalls, ponds and fountains.

What about within the home itself? Many of us bring nature and gardens into our home with plants, and decorative plant pots. It is therefore only one small step to bring in water features too. Water can, and does, play a very useful role in home decor; not on the grand scale in the average home, although it can do in a country mansion or more palatial home, but in miniature and in imaginative and decorative ways.

There are three main ways to use water features as home decor:

Indoor Waterfalls

By having an indoor waterfall in the home, you can bring to your home the sound of running water, which has such a relaxing effect. However, an indoor waterfall can do far more for your home. There are so many varied designs now, using quite a variety of materials, that you should be able to find a feature waterfall for the home that suits your decor, whether modern, traditional, or olde worlde.

There are basically two types of indoor waterfall: wall hanging, and free (or floor) standing. So, as far as the placing of the waterfalls is concerned, you have plenty of choice to fit in with your interior design. They come in many sizes, too, from very small right up to a very grand size of 6 feet plus in height and width. For the larger wall hanging waterfalls, you do need a substantially built wall on which to fix them. However, they can and do look very impressive; and the larger the size, the more potential you have for the sounds of flowing water.

The materials and finishes used can be chosen to fit in with either a modern or more traditional decor. Some of the most popular frames are stainless steel and copper, with a range of finishes to give either a shiny modern look, or an antique look with an aged finish. As in natural waterfalls, natural stone is often a feature of the indoor equivalent, as are pebbles. Slate, in many colours, is especially effective in indoor waterfalls.

Indoor Fountains

Indoor fountains are much like the waterfalls in terms of materials used. In fact, the names waterfall and fountain are often interchangeable when it comes to home decor. However, what you probably imagine as a water fountain can be found, and are often available in table top size. These can be very small, but still a delightful use of flowing water in the home, whether used on a table as a centrepiece, or as an ornamental feature on a sideboard.

Designs of the table top fountains can be quite delicate, and utilize decorative materials, such as jade and bamboo, in some unique ways. These table top fountains can go well in even a small modern home.

Fish Aquarium

While many people keep an aquarium because they like fish, and do so as a hobby, there is also a lot of potential to use an aquarium as a home decor feature. The sound of the water comes from the bubbling of the filter, while much additional movement and colour comes from the fish themselves. When you add some attractive lighting to the tank, you can create a very soothing water feature for the home.

As with fountains and waterfalls, an aquarium can be in a very wide range of sizes, free standing or built into a wall. The maintenance, of course, is much higher than for that of a waterfall or fountain, but you may well consider that worthwhile for all the pleasure the fish may bring.

If you have space, there is no reason why you should not combine all three of these types of water features. They are all attractive in their own way, and can complement each other in a larger home.

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RL Finding The Right Home Furnishing Store

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How do you find the right home furnishings for your budget and your tastes? Most of us only buy furniture once every ten years or so depending on which consumer study you check out. That means that when we do make those furniture purchases, we are usually a little uneasy about the process. After all, most of us buy a car more frequently than we do home furnishings.

When it comes to home furnishing shopping, there is actually some really good news. Whereas the furniture ret…


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How do you find the right home furnishings for your budget and your tastes? Most of us only buy furniture once every ten years or so depending on which consumer study you check out. That means that when we do make those furniture purchases, we are usually a little uneasy about the process. After all, most of us buy a car more frequently than we do home furnishings.

When it comes to home furnishing shopping, there is actually some really good news. Whereas the furniture retain industry used to have a reputation similar to that of used car lots, the industry has made a push to change that perception. Most home furnishing stores now use a no hassle, low-pressure sales technique. In addition, many of them have eliminating haggling from their pricing. Most of the stores are even now offering things like lounges and concessions to make your shopping experience easier. In addition, prices are dropping and customer service is rising.

So what should you be looking for, specifically, in a home furnishing store? That is a tough question to answer, because a lot of it is going to depend on your budget and your taste. Like with anything else, home furnishings range in price a great deal. However, for the price conscious shopper, there are a number of budget priced furniture stores. Don t let the prices fool you, though. Many of the lower priced stores offer great warranties on their furniture. The truth is that many times the cheaper furniture is made in the exact same warehouses as the more expensive furniture. The only difference is who is ordering the frames and what brand is burned into it. Therefore, it may be worth your time, no matter what your budget is, to check out your local home furnishing warehouse store.

The second thing you should check into is the customer service offered by the home furnishing store you are thinking of working with. Find out what kind of warranties the store itself offers on the furniture. Most wiRL use the manufacturer, but if you can find one that services at least part of the furniture themselves you can save yourself a lot of time and hassle down the road. The other consideration to make is how easily you are able to get in touch with someone if you have a problem with your furniture once it is delivered or picked up http://www.fairviewjournal.com/category/home-tips/. Do they have a central customer service staff? Or wiRL you be dealing with your sales person who has already made their money on the deal? These are things to ask about and then weigh against what you are looking for in terms of the furniture before choosing the store.

It is a big deal to buy home furnishings. It changes the look of your home, is a large purchase, and is something you don t do often. Because of those factors, it can also be very stressful. The best way to make the experience a good one is to make sure you work with a good home furnishings store that fits your needs. Check out their quality, selection, and customer service, but remember one other thing. The most important factor you should consider when buying home furnishings is how much you are going to like the furniture. Get what you like, stay in your budget, and odds are that you wiRL enjoy your new home look.

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Driveways Wexford

DDWex 10 Ways to Survive Builing or Remodeling Your Home

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Remodeling or building your home can be a very stressful experience. Here are 10 ways to take a humorous and lighthearted look at this expensive and often frustrating time.


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1. Think of the project as a new diet.
Who doesn t want to lose at least five pounds? This is one way to do it. Between running to stores all day and evening long, meeting with contractors, inspecting the work, searching the Western world for the perfect light fixture, who has time to eat? Provided you don t sabotage this new, unorthodox diet plan, with McDonalds drive through, you re good for losing five pounds. If you are a masochistic type who does some of the work yourself whether it be painting, laying tile, landscaping the yard you can count on another five to ten pounds of weight loss. Just think, you may be miserable, frustrated, exhausted, nd down right cynical about the good of the humankind, but your
jeans will fit nicely!

2. Write checks as aerobic exercise.
These workouts are great for toning the wrist and fingers. Usually done in hectic spurts as you race out the door in the morning while the contractors are breathing down your neck and your kids are beating each other with the lunch boxes you just prepared, the stress and frantic activity are sure to raise your heartbeat for a good hour. Grumbling under your breath that the plumber, electrician, or you name it, isn t really worth this much money adds greater intensity and calorie burn to this little publicized exercise regime.

3. Save money through shopping burnout
Yes, even the most die-hard shopper will come to dread setting foot in any store. This affliction starts innocently enough as you go to look for light fixtures. How hard can it be? Hard! Either the light you want is being shipped from Yugoslavia and won t arrive until your youngest child buys his own home, or you just can t find the one you want. You ll shop every lighting and electrical store you know. You ll search Home Depot. You ll haunt hardware stores. And then there s plumbing fixtures. Sink centers, faucet handles, finishes, special orders. What s all that about? And the cost. You d think you were outfitting the palace for a former third world dictator. Of course, there s carpet, tile, hardwood, stairs, siding, windows. Enough already. And you thought it was a pain picking mints and sweet
table treats for your wedding.

After your 1000th trip to Home Depot (or Lowes or Menards or whatever), in addition to all the other trips you ve made for items that shouldn t count as shopping (toilet seats, for example), you ve had it. Your friends won t be able to bribe you to check out the latest sale at Bloomingdales. You ll think it will be better when you can pick out fun things like paint, wall paper, drapes, fabric, furniture but don t bet on it. At this point, the pressure to make your home look like something other than an empty rat maze will counteract any joy in shopping. Spending this much money has never been such a miserable experience. As a result, when your home becomes half-way presentable, you ll refuse to shop again even for groceries for at least six months. The money you save during this shopping hiatus will be sufficient for you to resume this previously pleasurable past time
once more without guilt.

4. Impress your friends with obscure facts.
Only someone that has built or remodeled their home can explain the fluid dynamics of a proper toilet water swirl. Or cite the International Building Code that calls for no more than 6 between electrical outlets. Or brag that triple glazed windows are really the wave of the future for light emitting device technology. See what I mean? 🙂

5. Pride yourself on your new creative skills.
You ll discover a creative side that you never knew existed. Like how to wash dishes in the bath tub. And how to make a full course meal for a family of four using nothing more than a toaster and hot plate. Or how to fit an entire family in a house smaller than your first apartment. They say that necessity is the mother of invention. That s probably true, but I also think that the only thing that separates modern and pioneer life is just one kitchen or bath remodeling project.

6. Yell at someone other than your kids and not feel guilty.
Honestly, as a modern woman trying to juggle the running of our homes, possibly a job, and the future Olympic soccer aspirations of our children, you have the primal need to yell. At someone. Anyone. Often our spouse and children suffer from this need of ours to release pent up negative energy generated from nothing more than some miniature human leaving smelly gym shoes on the kitchen table. (Ok, that probably deserves a bit of yelling we eat at this table!) But when you remodel your house, you have a whole cast of characters and believe me, they re characters that often deserve a good scream from time to time. Like when they tell you that they tore out the fireplace because they didn t think it looked right. Or when they show you a mistake made three weeks ago that now requires half the house to be torn down in order to fix. Yelling isn t immature or a result of too much estrogen, it s therapy.

7. Throw out (finally) your significant other s treasured [fill in the blank] from his bachelor days.
You know what I mean. It could be the semi-nude poster he won t get rid of. Or his collection of exotic beer cans. Or all of his Sports Illustrated magazines since the Chicago Bears last won the Superbowl. Now is the perfect time to get rid of it. If you need to move out of your house while the remodeling is done, or you are moving to a new home, such an opportune time may never occur again. Say it won t fit in the rental house. It s either this or his golf clubs. Gently remind him that the sentimental item really serves as a reminder of his advancing years. Anything. Get rid of it. It will be one positive you can remind yourself of when the stress of remodeling makes you feel that this project was the biggest mistake of your life.

8. Grow closer to your family through forced bathroom sharing.
The saying goes that absence makes the heart grow fonder. Perhaps that wise pundit had to share a closet sized bathroom with three kids and a spouse. In reality, there s no greater way to create intimacy in a family than by all trying to get ready for the morning in the same 7 x 5 space. You ll learn new exciting things about your children like toilet paper is purely optional for little boys. You ll discover that there is no bond quite like the one created when the entire family brushes their teeth together over the same sink. You ll realize why the older generation of your relatives only washed their hair once a week instead of facing communal bathroom time. But most importantly, you ll no longer need to yell at your kids to hurry up for school they re standing right next to you.

9. Earn free flights from all of your purchases.
In what is admittedly (and somewhat sheepishly) the only practical survival tip on this list, get an airline mileage credit card. Charge everything on it lights, plumbing fixtures, windows, doors, lumber, carpet. The windows alone can get you close to one free trip. Whether you decide to share your miles with anyone else in the family or to escape on your own to a world of quiet solitude and, preferably, an open bar, is entirely up to you.

10. Hire some good looking contractors and feel like you re 15 years old again.
Hey, guys get a whole chain of restaurants and bars where the main attraction is busty waitresses in tight t-shirts (Hooters). Why can t us gals have some eye candy once in a while? Besides, it s a productivity tool. You ll be more likely to inspect the job or meet the architect if some young, fit, good-looking men are there especially in the summer months when shirts tend to become optional. For example, we once hired a roofing crew of male model wannabees for a house we built. My husband called them the Beefcake Roofers. They created quite a stir in the neighborhood that summer. Let me tell you, it made rushing to stop by the house to go over notes with the trades first thing in the morning a bit more interesting and much more fun!

Finally, remember, the end result of your new house will be worth the aggravation of the process. Plus, think of all the good stories you can tell!

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A flashlight, also called a torch is a portable device used for illumination and usually has battery cells for power. A flashlight usually consists of a small electric light bulb, a compartment for batteries which power the bulb, a switch for the bulb and a parabolic reflector for focusing the light. The battery compartment also acts like a handle for holding the flashlight.

Though the flashlight is of a very simple design, it is a relatively new invention. It came into be…


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A flashlight, also called a torch is a portable device used for illumination and usually has battery cells for power. A flashlight usually consists of a small electric light bulb, a compartment for batteries which power the bulb, a switch for the bulb and a parabolic reflector for focusing the light. The battery compartment also acts like a handle for holding the flashlight.

Though the flashlight is of a very simple design, it is a relatively new invention. It came into being after the incandescent light bulb and the dry cell was invented.

The name flashlight has a humorous background. In the early days of the dry cell, the power of a dry cell battery was very limited. To save the dry cell from discharging quickly, the flashlight was operated intermittently and just long enough to check out the environments, hence the name flashlight .

There are many flashlight designs available in the market today. Like dry cell flash lights, rechargeable acid type flashlights, rechargeable dry cell type, LED (Light Emitting Diode) type, solar charging type, electromagnet type, head lamp type, underwater type, rifle or gun light etc.

The dry cell flashlight is the simplest design and used in most households and consists of dry cells to power the electric bulb. As the batteries discharge the illumination dims in these flashlights.

Rather than buying a flashlight, which needs battery replacement frequently, a better design is to use rechargeable batteries, which can be lead acid type or dry cell type.

Some use solar panels for recharging during daytime. Electromagnet type uses a clockwork arrangement or a knob arrangement. In clockwork arrangement a spring mechanism is used to power the flashlight and has to be wound as required. The knob type arrangement has a moving coil or magnet which moves when the knob is pressed and charges a capacitor, which provides power to the bulb.

LED type flashlights are of a recent design. Though LED:s have been around for decades, the LED flashlight was not available till late 90s because the LED:s could not be operated continuously and their luminosity was very poor.

LED flashlights consume very little power compared to the conventional electric bulb as LED:s do not produce as much heat as electric bulb. LED flashlights usually have a metal body to dissipate heat by conduction since LED:s do not dissipate heat through the light beam like electric bulbs do.

A headlamp type has a flashlight on a helmet so that the hands are free. Underwater type is a special flashlight, which is used for illuminating underwater objects and is waterproof. Rifle or gun lights are special flashlights used for illumination of target.

Flashlights are fairly cheap and available in attractive designs. The price ranges from a few dollars to a couple of hundred dollars.