Getting More Sunshine into Our Homes Helps Me with Seasonal Affective Disorder

Ever since I was a child I never liked the dark. I wasn’t afraid of it, I just would feel low or even depressed when the days were dark and gray. I liked the snow days when we lived up north, but the sun setting early and rising late affected my mood. All my life I craved the light, and I think this is why I gravitated toward getting orange county shutters for our home that my wife and I built. Fortunately, she is also one who likes to let the sunshine into the rooms of our home.

I have an uncle who keeps the windows closed and the curtains drawn in his house. He has a dark study with no windows at all. He likes the feeling that the cavelike space gives him, and he likes things such as dark paneling and subdued lighting. His wife jokes that he lives like a vampire, but she is no fan of sun-filled rooms herself. Not us. We like to get up to the sunlight filling our bedroom. The plantation shutters let us fully control the light coming in.…

Distinct Features of Genuine Cowhide Rugs

Distinct Features of Genuine Cowhide Rugs
All homeowners occasionally decide to enhance and update the existing decor in their dwelling. If you have decided to complete some remodeling or makes changes, it is the perfect time to consider the addition of a decorative, attractive cowhide rug. Such rugs can revitalize the appearance of any room in your home and they blend well with virtually any interior design. In addition, they not only offer exceptional longevity, but are also far more stain resistant than carpets and rugs made from traditional, synthetic materials. These and other benefits make such rugs a worthwhile investment. Below are just a few of their unique characteristics:

 

A Cowhide Rug Adds Warmth
Cowhide rugs can be used to great advantage in essentially any area of a home that needs a warm touch or any room a in which you wish to create a cozy ambiance. They are perfect for cabins and rustic homes, but also add a touch of warmth to dwellings featuring modern, traditional, trendy, eclectic or contemporary decor. They are an especially good choice in areas featuring hardwood floors, as they reduce wintry drafts and create an inviting focal point for the room.

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Installation Process of Casement Windows

Installation Process of Casement Windows

Designed to match most architectural style, modern casement windows are generally installed in a vertical position and utilize side-hinged models that open manually or by use of a crank. The modern casement styles exude an unencumbered optimal flow and visibility as opposed to old designs that were fixed by use of lead strips hence compromising on some properties.

An awning window which is a classic example of a casement window that can be installed in new construction or as a replacement product. To be guaranteed of the best window styles that are ideal for your needs and application, take a look at this guide to casement windows.

Casement Windows Installation

A typical installation puts the window vertically, so the mode of the opening is the same as that of a door. This gives the window a smooth opening. Of importance to note is that they can be used as one or mulled together.  An awning window is typically a casement window tilted on its side. The horizontal installation for these windows is ideal for kitchen areas and most above the sink.

Frame Materials and Finishes

In the recent past, oak frames were a common …

4 Tips for Buying Material Lifts

4 Tips for Buying Material Lifts

Load-carrying lifts have a wide variety of uses. They’re quite popular in factories and warehouses for industrial work, and they’re also a favorite among construction workers. Do you fall into either of these categories? Here are just four tips for buying your next lift.

1. Think About Your Workplace

Do you have multiple floors in your workplace? Vertical material lifts can help you move cargo from one level to another. Do you spend a lot of time hauling construction materials outdoors? Rust-resistant lifts won’t be damaged by crazy weather conditions. Before you start browsing different lifts, think about the one that would fit best into your workplace.

2. Give Yourself a Price Range

Lifts can get expensive, especially when you consider all of your potential costs:

– The lift itself
– Shipping
– Installation
– Warranty
– Maintenance

Make sure that your budget has factored in all of these things. You don’t want your final bill to be shockingly large because you forgot about an expense.

3. Examine Functions and Features

Just like any other product, lifts can come with a variety of features to dazzle potential buyers. For example, some lifts might have …

Shock Absorbing Casters Offer Stability and Mobility

Shock Absorbing Casters Offer Stability and Mobility
Shock absorbing spring loaded casters replace ordinary casters and cushion equipment motion by absorbing a portion of the load. The caster transmits vibration caused by movement into the spring to keep the equipment load stable. Swivel casters spin horizontally and enable a range of motion for the equipment load. Fixed casters support the equipment load and provide a stable platform. Most equipment loads use a combination of styles.

 

Swivel Casters Enable a Range of Motion
Shock absorbing swivel casters are usually mounted on the front of the equipment load with fixed casters mounted in the rear. This enables the load to be moved and rotated for easy positioning. When the equipment load is turned, the caster spins on its horizontal base to provide a smooth lateral motion. Swivel casters are mounted on a lever offset from the center of the mount in order to better transmit vibration and sudden shock into the spring mount. These spring loaded casters can be designed for light, medium or heavy loads. They are most often used in conjunction with fixed casters in order to provide both mobility and stability.

 

Fixed Casters Provide a Stabilty
Fixed

Is Your Bedroom All That It Can Be?

Is Your Bedroom All That It Can Be?

No matter what you do for a living, you can’t be your best if you’re not getting a good night’s sleep. There are a number of things that could cost you a good night’s rest, but one of the most obvious ones is a bedroom that isn’t up to par. Does your bedroom make you feel rested, relaxed, and ready to get a good night’s sleep? Does it keep you and your things organized so that you can get ready quickly in the morning without a lot of hassle? If not, there are simple steps that you can take today.

 

First of all, you should make sure that your clothing and other important items are easy to get to in your room. You don’t want to spend your time digging through clothes, jewelry, shoes, or accessories when it’s time to get dressed in the morning or evening. Look into custom closets in Pittsburgh to help you get some ideas on organization in your bedroom. You will also be able to keep your clothes, shoes, and accessories in good shape for longer by keeping them in an organized and neat fashion.

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