Gone are the days then a TV was just a TV; a TV is high definition, it is plasma, LCD, etc, etc. Also gone are the days that you put a video cassette into a VCR and watched a movie.
Now are the days of the home theater; this is all about outsize screens to rival any multiplex screen, about a surround sound system that faithfully renders and amplifies every nuance of the film’s soundtrack making for an optimal viewing experience.
The home theater is also about the setting, the seating, ambience, furniture and here are some home theaters that make an extraordinary experience of the process of movie viewing right at home:
Featured there is a drive in home theater, which though spectacular, may not make a lot of sense to some people because one may not really see the point of driving into your own home to see a film. But for those that have the cash to spare; well why not! And there’s the black and white classic Casa Blanca for you!
It seems that every time you turn on the TV or read the newspaper there is a story about local violence that shocks you as the slow wave of contemporary realization reminds you that this is not the fifties and that people are not even safe in their homes anymore.
If you are familiar with this feeling, you may want to think about installing a home security system to protect you and your family from becoming the next victims hit the front page.
When most people initially consider getting a home security system they assume that a professional should be hired to come in and install it.
The idea of making a mistake with something like your family’s safety may seem intimidating, not to mention all of the wires and electronics that you would have to install and hardwire around your home!
However, the truth is even if you are not the type to take on DIY home projects you may find installing your own home security system because it is much easier than it sounds.
In fact, many home security systems are designed for the market just to make it possible for people so install it themselves!
The modern design has become an art trying to find its balance between style, esthetics and utility.
Of course, in order to be able to play with all the elements connected to the home interior design, you must have available proper spaces or creative ideas to maximize the potential of your home.
Store accordingly to the space available
In order to decide over the necessary space a person needs to first consider the amount of objects that need storage in harmony with the nature of the room.
You have to get rid of the objects you no longer need either by throwing them away or storing them some place else. The best solution is to use wall anchored shelves in order to keep things organized.
Store by category
The decorative storage capabilities refer to the form as well as the function. For this reason the objects need to be organized so they will play a decorative role and hide the unnecessary from the eyes of the guests. Put every unattractive object in boxes or baskets. For example you can use china jars for kitchen supplies instead of the paper packages.
While we concentrate on the aesthetics of our home decoration; the paint matching the accent pillows matching the paintings.
However how often do we think to stop and make sure our lovely decorated home is a safe place for us and our loved ones as well?
Do you have a swimming pool? If so is there a privacy pool fence around it? Some states regulate homeowners’ associations and mandate there are privacy fences around any swimming pools, however some states or cities do not mandate this.
Secure your swimming pool so that neighborhood children are not able to slip into it as well as neighborhood pets.
Do you have a trampoline? Do you have a swing set? Do you have a garden? These are hidden safety issues just waiting to arise. Make sure your trampoline is secured and neighborhood children cannot get to it. Also consider putting a net around your trampoline.
If you have a swing set it is extremely important to make sure it is in top-notch condition at all times. If there are cracks in the foundation of the swing set or if it is getting too old consider taking it down for safety purposes.
To hang a door now you do not need the tools or knowledge that you would have required in years gone by.
You will not need drills or strikes, just a hammer, finish nail gun and some shims.
The first thing you need to do when hanging a door is check that the door frame is at a minimum of 2 inches wider than the door. [Interior Doors]
The opening needs to be plumb and square, if it is not, your door may not hang correctly.
Use a level and framing square to check that the door is plumb and square. A drywall saw or sawzall may be required to cut back the opening if it is rough.
When hanging a door you want the door to swing towards the wall. Place the door in the center of the opening and check that the door jamb can move to the left and right in the opening.
A gap of 1/8 of an inch between the door jamb and the hinge side of the door is required; make sure that you have the same space at the top as the bottom.
There are several things you should consider when picking what plants to have indoors, and once you have made your choices in terms of what kind of plants you will use, there are certain other points to consider:
Use Planters: Using planters to house your pots is an excellent idea if you want to add an extra decorative element to your green display. It can be a style statement and can add color to the area as well.
Also a planter will protect your flooring from water stains form when you water your plants and also from the scratches and damage that will inevitably be caused by your potted plants.
Place Appropriately: The plant should get an optimal amount of light: the rule of thumb for this is, if your plant becomes leggy, it’s not getting enough light.
If you notice large brown spots on the leaves, it may be getting too much light. Rotate the plant periodically so that each portion receives light. Sometimes it may be necessary to put the plant out doors for it to rejuvenate.
Watering: Rule of thumb here is water when required. Rather than watering everyday or every week or periodically, you should water when the soil dries out.
Working from home is becoming increasingly more standard these days with the recent layoffs and the state of the economy.
Working from home as a collector, a graphic designer and freelance writer are some of the up and coming professions you can do from home.
Many of these people are finding it very difficult to work from home and stay motivated. There are the dogs that want attention, there is laundry to be done, and you want to make a homemade pie for desert tonight.
But seriously you have to make working from home as professional and as much of a priority as you would if you were still going to the firm every day from 7:30 to 5:30. How exactly do you do that? How do you make your home office functional? How do you create the perfect at home office space?
The room that you designate as your home office design needs to be just that; a home office otherwise you will find yourself going in there at midnight on a Sunday when you really don’t need to.
More people are turning their backs on paying for movie tickets, by creating a theatre in their very own home and modern technology means that this is more affordable than ever before.
To get the best possible ambiance a home theatre should be a room just for this purpose, that way you can make a great atmosphere and recreate the feel of a space dedicated to watching the movies. Seating should be comfortable and work well with the proposed size of the TV screen etc.
A large wall mounted flat screen is the ideal answer but if budget restraints mean you look for alternatives, then there are plenty to go for.
If you can’t have wall mounted don’t forget you will need something to house the electronic side of things. It might be worth drawing a layout and planning what goes where before making any major purchases.
Work out who will be using the home theatre and what they will be watching. For example if it will mainly be used to watch sports then the décor can be geared up towards it.
If you have the luxury of outdoor space to enjoy it would be a shame not to invest in some practical as well as aesthetically appealing outdoor patio furniture.
You may decide upon one or two pieces like a swing or a rocker or perhaps a set consisting of a table and several chairs. Patio furniture is not all about ugly molded plastic; there are several other options:
Traditionally wrought iron is an excellent choice for patio furniture. Not only does it look beautiful, adding an old world charm to a beautiful outdoor space, it is also very hard wearing and weather resistant; making it ideal to brave the elements.
Wicker Patio Furniture
This is another popular choice when you talk about patio furniture. It looks beautiful, is low maintenance and will stand you in good stead for years. Teamed with beautiful upholstery, it will give you joy for years.
Aluminum Patio furniture
Aluminum patio furniture has the advantage of neither fading nor rusting, making it an ideal choice for outdoor furniture.
Depending upon your budget, the time you are willing to spend on maintenance and other practical considerations, choosing the ideal furniture for your patio should be a snap!
Spring is usually welcomed after the cold dreary days of winter have passed, but unfortunately with spring comes spring cleaning which most homeowners do welcome quite so brightly.
However, once you finish spring house cleaning you will feel much better about your home as it radiates the same brightness that you feel when you step out the door.
Once spring is over you need to be sure to apply the same spring cleaning principles to the outside of your home as well as the inside if you want to get the true effect.
There are three types of cleaning that you should focus on when it comes to the outside of your home: gutter cleaning, window washing, and pressure washing.
Gutter cleaning is necessary to not only clean up the outside appearance of your home, but also in order to keep rainwater from destroying your home by leaking in.
If you do not keep your gutters clean they will not be able to flow and the clogging causes rain to sit or find an alternative way to drip out, which can mean through your roof.