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as important as serving good food?

as important as serving good foodWhen you invite guests to come to your home to share a meal with you, setting an attractive table is as important as serving good food. Your table setting is the first thing that your guests will see and can actually influence their appetites. This is why you should choose your setting carefully, based on whether the dinner is to be casual or elegant.

If you are having a formal dinner, then using a cream colored, linen tablecloth with matching cloth napkins is great for this type of dinner, like those find burlap fitted tablecloths. You can accent it with a crystal or gold vase filled with flowers. Be sure to use a low vase, so that your guests’ views of each other will not be blocked and you can use a large one for the center of the table and two small matching ones at the end. Candles also add a touch of elegance.

adding selling value into your home

adding selling value into your homeRenovations are always a good idea if you are trying to add some value into your home to increase its selling price. In today’s real estate market you need to be able to set your property apart from the majority or other homes that are available and new rooms are a great way to do it.

It’s a difficult thing to figure out which rooms will be best served by a facelift, so I went here. As usual there are a few likely and stereotypical candidates, these being the bathrooms and kitchens. The fact that these rooms can sell homes aside, don’t allow yourself to get side-tracked into focusing solely on these rooms. If you feel that other rooms need the attention, go right ahead and make the changes.

shopping for stands

It’s been three months since we moved here, basically everything is in its place. But, the long awaited television that hubby is dreaming of, Toshiba 32 inch LED tv, is still in store shelf. He has been dreaming and hoping to buy that television even before moving here. I even made a promise when I got my 13th month bonus, but still didn’t happen. He opt to save the cash for the much important endeavour, which is a long story.

Well, that long story of ours, might end this month. By that time, I’m sure he will definitely jump with joy and award himself. If that’s the case, then I need to start searching for flat panel tv stands for sale. Considering the purchase of a new television, the purchase of the stand is also certain so much better to find the best deal that doesn’t compromise the quality. The hunt now begins!

keep cool in your outdoor space

One of the most cooling and relaxing sounds is that of a trickling spring. It relaxes mind and helps body unwind. In the city, it can drown out the sounds of the daily hustle and bustle of life, calming and refreshing the spirit. People also love the glinting, reflective surface of water. You can have the soothing coolness of water without a huge space so why not recreate this in your outdoor?

The most popular ‘moving water’ items are tabletop fountains, outdoor wall fountains, statuary fountains and spitting creatures. All rely on a pump to circulate water through the feature. The water is pumped up through plastic tubing and released into the fountain, returning to the bottom where it is pumped up the tubing again. Most pumps run on an electrical connection but some smaller tabletop fountains have batteries. There are also solar units available that require no electrical hook-up. So soothe your senses with the calming sounds of moving water and keep cool in your outdoor space!

thinking of redoing the wall

I feel like this house decorating thing will take more time than I thought it would be. Actually, since work is in the picture, the progress is really slow. Hubby and I are doing it one at a time since both of us has a job to attend to and we seldom have the same schedule. Even if it’s slow, at least we are working on it.

Now, we are thinking of redoing the wall. Everyone who visited here seemed to have one common comment the walls are too white and plain. That’s true; the walls are really plain and boring. We are planning to put some wallpaper or paint it with a different color. Then, attach a decorative switchplate cover to make it more interesting. Hubby found some interesting and highly detailed switch plate online. Of course, we can’t pick now since we will have to choose one that perfectly fits to the design and color of the wall. Hmmm… I’m a little excited thinking about it. Let’s just see the result of this project in the future.

How to Choose Outdoor Furniture

Deciding on the right furniture for the outside of your house can be just as important, and sometimes difficult, as choosing furnishings for the inside. When furnishing your patio or yard, you should take under consideration the same factors you did when decorating your house. This is important because you will most likely want the outside of your house to reflect your lifestyle and personality, just like the inside probably does.

There are many ways to furnish your patio or deck. The location of your patio or porch can make a major difference. For example, most people would not place a table and chairs on their front porch. Instead, a rocking chair or swing would most likely be appropriate. Still, if you wanted to place a small table on your front porch, you probably could, given it would fit. Most people probably spend more time on their back porches than on the front porch, which is one reason why tables and chairs are placed there. Also, back yards usually allow for more privacy, and are often great for entertaining. Whether you entertain frequently, or simply enjoy the privilege of your back patio or porch, you want to be sure it is furnished to fit you.

The location of the furniture can make all the difference. For instance, a benched placed a shade tree can add to your decor. Before beginning, think about where you patio furniture will be placed. Then, you can decide how much of it you will need, and what specific pieces you will buy.

When choosing your patio furniture, consider the views you would like to enjoy. If you live on or near the water, you might want to place your tables and chairs in a location that allows you this view. Consider every option before making a decision. Continue reading How to Choose Outdoor Furniture