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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’.

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.

Tips & Ideas of a Wondrous Bathroom

Tips & Ideas of a Wondrous Bathroom

When ever you buy a new house, the first thing tick in your mind is a unique bathroom. You will find here marvelous ideas that fill color in your dreams. Surely you are not single and holding a family, ultimately your demand will be for a big size bathroom, attached with your bedroom.

There is an idea that you may separate grown-ups bathroom with the children.

Meet Agatha who buy an olden house, renovated it and then select a decent color scheme for it. She says, “I don’t like primary colors, so I cast my vote in favor of additive.” My husband choose a modern white suite with a big shower in place of a bath, we installed two basins, so we get ready without disturbing the other. For completing her scheme found so many things. She says, “I don’t like shining metals, so choice for brushed chrome for a softer look.” She made a join venture of white wall tiles with sand-colored Roman-style border.

This combination was exciting, but estimated a heavy cost. Whereas the big floor tiles give a warming looks to the room.

Agatha smiled and told, “The children have their own bathroom, but they like to come on our side, because of high-technology push-buttons.

The couple wishes not only for a high standard scheme, but make it update. They want a natural light from two side windows. Agatha choices for white suite, along with nickel fixtures. They select an extra-large shower for their room.

The mason who was working in their bathroom set the fitted cabinets with frosted glass to hide clutter. Remember one thing that for bathroom the color scheme should not be dark, because it made the atmosphere depressive. It will be advisable to install a skylight with deep side windows.

If the space opened up immediately, it makes the room feel pleasant.

Tips & ideas

1. If you have not proper space for a bath then install a big size shower, it will save a lot of space.

2. You are willing to install more costly tiles on any wall, and you budget is not allowing to do so, then team plain while with an attractive border.

3. You will hear to surprise that when you fix your lights around or behind the mirrors, it gives more illumination.

4. If you fit the cabinet to in your room you will get a remarkable storage.

5. If you have a natural scheme, then add accents of colors with decorative glass.

6. If you want to enhance the beauty of your bathroom then arrange flowers of magical colors in vessels.

7. It is no doubt that wooden floorboards are expensive and increase the expenditure instead of this buy lamination.

8. In this case, if you have a small bathroom you install and open shelf.

9. Open shelves are expensive, so install small cupboard for un-usual and everyday items.