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Our Cottage is Our Arcadia

Our Cottage is Our Arcadia

On 7th anniversary of their marriage Paula Anderson & Herbert Harris found that cottage. The old style cottage of 1930 was at the end of a dirt road, which was built from stones. This cottage was in California which was a place of peace & calm.

Paula says, yes she had a keen interest in old houses and enjoys country side rather than big cities. The house has not anything charming or attractive accept that was old style and dignified. Its layout was like this:
The upper floor was consisting of a master bedroom & bathroom, with a porch that may be used as the second bedroom, while the ground floor consists of two living room, dinner & kitchen. One of the living rooms was outside and the other was inside. Its walls were decorated with fine art. The fabric was colored and was from Central America.

The couple bought it and shifted in it. They saw that the garden has been overlook for a long ago and dead trees and plants were standing everywhere. Paula started her work from extending the living space with different outdoor rooms.

She said that she wished to separate the garden from the orange grove. Her idea was to construct stone walls and planting a mixture of meadow and grass in the front portion to give a ranch house look.

The husband and the wife decided to build a fireplace to keep them warm in cold season. Paula said that the place was not lacking with wood to burn and outdoor fireplace is used more instead of indoor.

Herbert said that on this ranch house only orange trees were not grown, but other than 600 trees like palm, peaches & pomegranates were there. The front area of house made of rocks which fallen down from the nearby mountain and filled the flood channels near the house. We engage an architect to make a marvelous plan and layout for the whole ranch house. He drew the plan immediately and started to work with our advice. Paula was in favor of building a portico in front of the structure and a car porch on the back portion.

Then a cobblestone row was necessary from the entrance up to the living room door. When the work was completed, a room was built on the first floor of the elevation to take the sun light in winter season.

Actually the house was built by an orange farmer, so he cultivated citrus fruits on a large scale, hence adding an extra beauty in the elevation.

Paula said that it is a place for a rest and artistic living, not for showing off. We always live with peace because of the nature. Surely you can’t live in Los Angeles like this. So we call our cottage ‘Our Arcadia’.

Decorate Your Apartment in a Fancy Style

You want to decorate your apartment, but have a narrow & limited budget, and then you have two options:

a) Select cheap and average items for decoration.

b) Decorate your apartment with luxurious and high priced items and don’t worry about the budget. Actually you want to decorate it so you don’t bother about the cost.

The bed sheets play a vital role in your apartment. They are multipurpose, because you may convert them to table cloths or curtains.

The color is not a disputed factor; you may obtain any color from market. There is an option for you that you choose a white sheet and obtain any color or pattern. That comes in low cost.

When you go to market it becomes a difficult task for you to make a choice for furniture, bed or utensils. On these moments you go to such stores which give heavy discount to the customers.

If you don’t find the items according to your choice on discount stores, then you have to see towards the flea markets. They sell the items on amazingly low price. If you buy them you have nothing to do, but to polish them & refinish them. You will find a treasure at your door.

The newspaper may help you in this matter. When you see any advertisement you become exited that the accessories are selling at very low price. Actually the advertised things are unwanted by the seller or he has not enough space to accommodate it.

Surely you have a desire to decorate the apartment in an artistic manner, for this you are no need to go to a museum. Take some artificial flowers and put them on walls or hang them from roof. To enhance the beauty of your living rooms, you may put them in vase.

Decorate Your Apartment in a Fancy Style

The colors count very much, select pink for walls along with white strips, it will give a wondrous look. The accessories which you are selecting for your apartment should give a good combination and if they will be in same color, they will add beauty. Unique items like Chinese lamp, looks attractive and appealing. You may arrange a glass coffee table with metal chairs around it. You will feel that the room became enlighten & sparkling.

If you are holding a family, then you should consider the choice of your family members too. The beauty, art and the classy depends upon your creativity of you mind. If you are creative then you may decorate more your apartment with fewer accessories and lower budget.

Keep in mind that before decorating the apartment, make a plan & layout for it. It will be nice to help with your house decoration friend who is master in this phenomenon.  First think, and then do the experiments.

Top 5 Tips to Make Your Ceramic Tile Floors

Top 5 Tips to Make Your Ceramic Tile Floors

There are many ways to make your home look beautiful. All of them need your care and time. Now days, people are used to construct their homes with tiled floors. These tiles give a nice Look to your home. One should be choosy about the selection of tiles for home. There are so many things to be considered. First of all, one should be selective about the material of the tile. There are a number of materials from which tiles are made. Among all, ceramic material is the Best one. Ceramic tiles are easily available in the market. Almost all sanitary accessories are made up of this material.

Second thing is to think about the color of your white wash. It will make your selection easy. Once, when you bring your tiles at your home you definitely make floors from it. After its Construction, the important thing is to give them beautiful look. For this here under, five tips are given. These can help you in this matter. Light colors should be chosen. Small printed tiles look more beautiful. Clean your tiles regularly. Tile shiner should be used once in a week. Wash your tiles after every fifteen days. Now we explain these all five tips clearly.

First of all selection of light colors help you to make your ceramic tile look beautiful. Ceramic is a material that looks shiny in dull colors and small designs. Ceramic is costly material. But it is matchless in its unique look. If its tiles are chosen in light color, it will definitely make your home look beautiful. Ceramic floors are usually slippery yet shiny. Second tip for making your tile look beautiful is to clean up your tiles on daily basis. It will clean up the dust from it. Normally, sweepers are careless and they do not clean your tiles regularly. You should check them. Third tip is to use tile shiner once in a week.

Tile shiners are specially made for your tiles. These are costly but good in its results. If you do not use shiner, your ceramic tile might get less bright look. Tile shiner enhances the shine of your ceramic floor tiles. In this way your floor looks more beautiful. Fourth tip is to choose small printed tiles for your floor. Ceramic tiles that are small printed always give a unique and marvelous look. Whether you talk about dress print or the tile print, small print looks good in both. Fifth and the most important tip is to wash your ceramic tiled floor after every fifteen days. It will clean up all the dust from it. Actually ceramic is that material which is shiny. If we take good care of it, we can give a marvelous look to our floors. By putting the whole in a nut shell, we can say if someone follows all the given tips, he can make his ceramic floors to look more beautiful.