13 2 / 2014
Choose materials and colors that work well with your cabinets and appliances. Complementary colors or variations on your your dominate kitchen color give a traditional look. Contrasting materials give a more contemporary look. Textures make a difference too.
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10 2 / 2014
Because paint is one of the least expensive options, it only make sense to consider it as one of our easy kitchen backsplash ideas. Dont use paint from the bargain bins though! Think of your kitchen backsplash as a high-traffic area and purchase WASHABLE paint. Easy kitchen backsplash ideas
08 2 / 2014
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06 2 / 2014
Curbed Photo via The Atlantic Cities Before the 2014 Winter Olympics realized Putin’s dream of filling the resort town of Sochi with a bunch of flashy new developments, another Russian ruler had some pretty grand designs for the place. As… Curbed Decking offers the look of wood without the work Composite decking materials offer the look of wood without the need to stain.
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03 2 / 2014
Handyman Firing 3,000 Rounds A Minute From A Machine Gun Becomes Unlikely Star Of Youtube With 20million Hits
Handyman firing 3,000 rounds a minute from an M134 MINIGUN Firepower: The 3,000 gun is one of only 30 models in the world and can fire 50 rounds a second Mr Hailstones owns around 50 airsoft guns, but he says the machine gun - nicknamed ‘Old Painless’ - has a ‘fear factor’ which his other weapons cannot match. ‘When you walk into a room with it people say, “I think I’ll go now,”’ he said. ‘The whole kit weighs five stone, you have to try and trudge. Handyman firing 3,000 rounds a minute from a machine gun becomes unlikely star of YouTube with 20million hits
01 2 / 2014
As of April, Microsoft will no longer support Windows XP, which means no more patches and no more security updates. (Microsoft will support Microsoft Security Essentials antimalware protection on Windows XP through July 14, 2015.) Some security experts believe that attackers are hoarding Windows XP exploits and biding their time until April. Then the gloves will come off, and it will be open season on Windows XP systems. Whole article at http://www.pcworld.com/article/2092226/the-top-5-security-threats-to-watch-for-in-2014.html
30 1 / 2014
“The mayor has demanded that the proposal to build the swimming pool be scrapped and has issued instructions to civic officials. Municipal Commissioner Sitaram Kunte must listen to residents and not come under the pressure of local politicians,” said Narvekar. Meanwhile, Prabhu said, “The residents met me and lodged their complaints. Yuva Sena chief Aaditya Thackeray has also requested me to scrap the proposal and so I have taken this decision. Mayor scraps Colaba swimming pool project
27 1 / 2014
Two years ago, the focus of the construction changed to expand preschool learning options in the district, Cooper said. The market value for similar portable buildings is $130,000 to $140,000, while the preschool portable cost $65,000, Cooper said. The classroom enabled Carencro Heights to offer its first regular education preschool class, said Martha Rose, school principal. Previously, the school had four-year-old classes for English as a Second Language students and a reverse mainstream class, which is a class of special needs and non-special needs students taught by a special-education teacher. The new classroom is a Taj-Mahal of classrooms, Rose said.
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25 1 / 2014
Porch Makes Home-improvement Data Available For 75% Of U.s. Homes, Launches Its Home Improvement Network
Instead, it provides an approximate location for the project, but with enough details so that you can figure out who the most popular contractor or cleaning service in your neighborhood is. Contractors can also upload photos from their projects to help Porch users get inspired and share ideas with the professionals they are working with. The company currently gets its data from larger onsite service franchises, as well as from individual contractors, and the Porch team believes that the service has a built-in virality that will soon make it almost mandatory for professionals to add their data if they want to stay competitive. At this point, the company boasts that it contains data from about 1.5 million professionals.
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24 1 / 2014
Do you have a home improvement project that requires some substantial labor and are wondering if you can afford to hire outside help? You just schedule the time you need help, and tell all of your friends and family that they just volunteered. In the old days they had a barn raising, and you can make your project fun like that. You can do a lot of work by yourself, but not as much as having a group of people help you, particularly if you need to paint your house or tear down a wall. Getting help from your friends who you haven’t socialized with for a while, can be done when you have a project that can be used as an opportunity to bring you together.
Sprucing up your home doesn’t always require you to buy new items. Sometimes you can do this by simply reorganizing the possessions you already have. As a matter of fact, occasionally the greatest thing to do is give away some items. If your home or a little bit of it is muddled, you should make an effort to make it feel more roomy. In order to decrease clutter, you should do whatever you possibly can, for example giving things away, donating them or finding a place to store things. Or else, even beautiful furniture and embellishments might be invisible to visitors. Don’t be afraid to try out some new things because just reorganizing your furniture and other items can make a huge difference.
One furniture item might look awful in one room and then work really well in a different part of the house.
Putting up the right sort of art on the walls, as well as other embellishment, can help change the look of a room. If you have blank walls, you should think of ways to make them more interesting and lively. The best thing about art is that you can find it in any price range. You can look in thrift stores or on the Internet to find all kinds of artwork for super low prices. If you have a liking to a certain artist who is famous, you might not have enough money for the original painting although you might want to look for a nice print or copy. There are also other attractive items that can decorate your walls, such as tapestries, mirrors and small rugs. Opt for embellishments for your walls that are well-suited for your furniture, rugs and accessories.
Now you have some economical home decorating ideas you can start applying right away. Once you start thinking creatively, you’ll discover that your options are almost limitless. Once you’re clear about your objectives, you can begin forming a plan or system. It’s a good idea to write down all of your decorating ideas in a notebook or file so you can keep track of them.