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How to Create Your Own Outdoor Meditation Space

DIY
Americans have less free time than ever in our history. Schedules that are jam packed, constant and instantaneous cyber-connectivity, families and engagements take a toll on our peace of mind and inner peace. Studies show that illnesses related to stress are skyrocketing, but the percentage of people who describe a happy and comfortable life is declining at free-fall rates.This plight doesn't have to be your plight, however. Experts in mediation and those who study it have long known that it can help recovery and prevention from mental and physical conditions. In fact, our overall health is greatly improved through deep breathing, relaxation and time to reflect. If this all sounds good to you, maybe come spring you can create an outdoor meditation space that will help you find mindfulness ...

Maybe the Backyard Pool Could Do With Some Exciting Upgrades!

Flooring
Needing to keep up with the times extends to every little bit of property. That certainly includes the little swimming pools often seen in backyards, conveniently tucked away, unseen. Why not spruce it up at some minimal expense? Everything appears very costly, thanks to media hype. The truth is often different and affordable costs exist with the appropriate people. Beautification, additional features like firepits, a patio, adding seating and cooking arrangements etc. Consider lighting that would bring the nights alive and a firepit to achieve warm nights by the poolside.The ROI factorA positive advantage of extensions and upgrades to the property is the increase in its value. One never knows when properties would have to be bought and sold due to transfers or change of circumstances. Kee...

Homemade Eco-Friendly Cleaning Solutions for Drains and More

Cleaning Tips and Tools
Many of today's over-the-counter, store-bought cleaning agents contain high amounts of harmful chemicals and toxic solutions. Not only can these be dangerous to humans, pets, and wildlife, they can also damage your home's plumbing systems, appliances, and more.Various products on the market today fail to specify their dangerous chemicals on the ingredients label. So the best way to avoid contact with these types of dangerous products is to simply replace them with safer alternatives. There are several environmentally friendly cleaning products on the market that can be purchased at your local department store; however, many homeowners suggest creating your very own cleaning solutions! Making your own chemical-free household cleaning products is extremely rewarding. Best of all, it is a lot...

Is Fantasy Brown a Marble or Granite?

Flooring
Fantasy Brown is an Indian stone. This is one of the most sought-after material from India. This has beige, brown, white background with brown, blue and sometimes purple veins and cloudy pattern. This is mainly used for kitchen countertops, benchtops and flooring.Most people are confused that it should be called marble or it should be called granite. This has every similarity to both marble and granite. Here we try to find out what is it exactly.Chemical TestThe physical test of this stone suggests that it has a lot of calcium carbonate. The calcium carbonate is one of the main element any stone to being a marble. This stone has a lot of calcium carbonate with silica. But it has a very good percentage of quartz too. This quartz makes the stone harder to cut. However, the percentage of quar...

Tips to Buying a Micro Inverter

Energy Efficiency
A micro inverter is an essential element that you will find when you decide to remove yourself from the grid and enjoy solar energy moving forward. All solar systems comprise of panels, batteries, inverters and more, working together to convert the sun into energy that you can use to power your home or office with ease and confidence.There are some important factors you are going to want to take into consideration when it comes to choosing micro inverters. The most important things is to ensure you buy a good quality product that is made to last and that you buy from a reliable and reputable company that will deliver the item to you without delay, so you can get up and running again without being in the dark for too long.The best place to shop around for a micro inverter is online. The INT...

5 Things to Keep in Mind Before You Hire a Plumber

Plumbing
Are you going to hire a plumber for the first item? If so, you need to ask some important questions first. Hiring a plumber is an important decision that may bring joy or problems in your life. Therefore, we suggest that you consider 5 things before making your ultimate decision. Read on to find out more.1. Total Cost Although you can get quotes on the phone, don't just make your decision based on these quotes alone. Typically, good plumbers don't give quotes unless they have inspected your piping system first.Apart from this, good contractors provide a quote only after adding the cost of parts that need to be replaced. So, make sure that the final quote includes both labor costs and the price of parts to be replaced.2. SubcontractorsSome plumbers use the services of subcontractors or help...

Create a Paradise In Your Home With Proper Plumbing

Plumbing
The plumbing in your home is very important. Poor plumbing can leave you with water damage and thousands in water damage. You need to ensure the plumbing in your home is up to proper standards. In fact you may need to hire a journeyman plumber to help you with your drainage problems. With proper step-by-step instructions you may be able to achieve this with a little help from your friends.Plumbing is not rocket science. However this trade does involve that persons involved have the correct experience when it comes to solving water flow problems with your drainage system or potable water lines.Fixing the plumbing systems in your home with little or zero plumbing experience will require instructions that will help achieve you goals in a timely and cost-effective manner.You will need to under...

8 Benefits of a Wall Safe

Security
A safe in the wall is a lot better than other types of safes since it offers a lot of advantages for your home or business. Here is a description of a few of those advantages.Easy to HideYou will find that safes are a lot easier to hide in a wall. Hence, it will be a lot safer as it will be hidden from the eyes of the burglars. To make the safe safer, you can hang a painting on it.Easy to AccessYou can access a safe in a wall more conveniently. You don't need to bend over to open the lock or get something out of the safe. Since the wall safe is at your eye level, you can get access to the content inside the safe without any problem. You can put your put your stuff in the safe while in the standing position.SecurityMost of the quality safes have bolts on the inside so they can't be accessed...

Top 6 Tips For Home Renovations

Remodeling
Are you going to do some home renovation projects? If so, you may be looking for a good professional. Given below are our top tips for you to get the renovations done without breaking the bank. Read on.1. Set a Budget It's important that you know what you can get for your budget. If you know how to price the required skills and material properly, you can save a lot of money. Yes, each builder is different and builders need to know what your expectations are.You should get at least 3 quotes and don't go for the cheapest professional. Your selection should be based on the experience, personality and the reputation of the home renovation expert.2. Make decisions in a timely fashion You should make each decision before the work begins. Good builders will let you know about all the situations, ...

3 Ways to Keep the Desire for Learning During the Summer of 2020

Home and Family
The 2020 Pandemic has challenged you to rise to new levels of creativity and flexibility for you and your family. Many school districts have had their teachers in Zoom virtual classrooms teaching your school age children for 4 to 5 hours a day! Also, some parents have homeschooling their children to maintain a learning environment for their children.Now that summer has arrived, how can you leverage the familiarity with technology and combine it with the resources at your fingertips to keep your child's thirst for knowledge alive during the Summer? Here are 3 simple strategies to create a fun adventure for your family:1. Involve your child (or teen) in the "virtual vacation planning" process. This is essential for them to buy into the idea and maintain interest. I'd recommend creating a sho...