Choosing the Right Floor Type for Your Home

Floor is one of the most important parts of a house. And the floor is usually very rarely replaced since the house was built. Therefore, choosing the right type of floor for a home requires very careful consideration. Moreover, the existing building technology offers so much variety of materials that can be used to coat the floor of the house. Here are some factors you need to consider in choosing the right floor type for your home:

Room Function 

Each room has its own function. The type of floor used should be tailored to each of these functions. For the bathroom, for example, the tile floor is certainly better than the wooden floor. Among the various types of ceramics, ceramic with a rough surface is preferred. Weight of the load that may be borne by the floor also needs to be taken into account.

For example for a garage, the floor should be able to hold the weight of the car, so it takes a strong material, such as granite. Granite floors usually also have small pores so it is not easy to absorb oil spills from the car. The surface was not too slippery so it does not cause the car tire skid.

Room Size

The size of the room will not only affect the amount of costs that must be incurred to purchase flooring material. The size of the room will also affect the color and size of the floor tiles you should install. For a room that is not too broad, light-colored floor will help make the room feel more spacious.

In addition, large tiles will also make the room feel more spacious. Therefore, it is better to choose a floor with a size of tiles large enough for a small room.

How to Clean

To clean the floor in the proper way, you need to understand that each material needs its own way of care. Carpeted floors need to be cleaned with a vacuum cleaner, so that the dust trapped in the carpet fibers can be perfectly lifted.

Marble floors are relatively easy to clean, but are vulnerable to chemicals contained in certain types of cleaning fluids. Before choosing flooring material, first identify how to clean it. If you are super busy, choose the type of floor that can be cleaned easily and quickly.

Pricing and Maintenance Costs

Different materials of course have different prices. In addition, in one type of material there are various levels of quality that are directly proportional to the price to pay.

However, it is not just the purchase price of the material that you need to take into account. Some types of materials may be cheap, but may require more or more maintenance costs to be damaged. In the long term, this kind of material needs a lot of money.

Beautiful Your Room With Flower Vase

Want to change the room to be more homey and fresh? You can add a flower vase in the middle or in one corner of the room. Currently, the vase made of glass is indeed the most ogled by many people. The design of this type of vase also varies. Start of a tall slim, up to a round.

Moreover, the vase colors that lure more and more can change the atmosphere of the room to be more stylish and modern. Therefore, this type of vase is suitable to be installed in a minimalist model house.

Many ways to beautiful your room with flower vase. Most commonly, some stalks are arranged in vases. Because the shape and type of vases vary, you can display different flower arrangements. One two flower stalks suitable for a high-style minimalist vase. You can also apply another way, that is to cut the flowers just below the petals, then float in a vase filled with water. Put this trinket on the console table foyer, coffee table living room and sitting room, on the stairs, shelves, dining table or near the window.

Although more expensive, the beauty of fresh flowers can not be replaced with plastic flowers. Although it can only be enjoyed for a while, you can ‘juggle’ the dried flowers into potpourri. The use of vase now is not merely as a place to put flowers. The more creative, the more that can be applied. Like putting twigs in the sand, fill them with colorful hydrogels, make a rainbow in a newfangled convex vase, or just leave them empty. Uniquely, glass vases, especially large ones, can also be a display without filled flowers or other objects. Vases and flowers can be displayed separately. You can put it on the guest table, dining table, or on the shelf.

Water Pipe Installation Guide

A habitable home certainly requires a clean water pipeline because it is one of the things that must exist in the dwelling. Planning the clean water installation can be made properly according to technical rules so that the process of water distribution for home purposes can run smoothly and efficiently. Here are some important factors in water pipe installation guide:

Water sources

In this section is to understand from which clean water for your home needs will be supplied. In general, the availability of a decent water source for the home needs is a pipeline of government water company and groundwater.

Once you have determined the appropriate type of water source, then the plumbing can be planned more carefully. For example is: If using water source from government water company, of course you will be given distribution line from pipe which have been provided by government water company manager and you are prohibited to modify pipe size or change it yourself.

The use of ground water in the sense of making your own well and installing a water pump will make it easier for you to manage your water needs as long as the water source is always available and not drought.

Installation Model

There are two types of water pipe installation model that you can apply by adjusting the field conditions and the availability of budget funds.

Closed Systems. Pipe installation of this model is also called the term circular connection means the entire end of the pipe connected without disconnecting. The advantage is to make the water pressure stronger and when there is a water tap in the open simultaneously it will get the same water debit.

Open Systems. With the cheaper cost, the installation of this type of water pipe if wrong in the planning there will be many problems in the future such as unequal water discharge between the faucet one with another, and if damage at any point will make some distribution channels dead totally Got water supply.

Installation Location

According to the technical procedures of installation of a sewer installation there are two methods to choose from, namely embedded and attached installations. For the embedded will certainly look neater because it is in the ground or walls, but also still complicate if later there is repair or maintenance.

Open Kitchen Design Ideas

The room can be classified into the first two types, in a closed room and the second open space. The enclosed space is a common room in every home with doors and windows.  And open space is a room that is close to the exterior of the house like a fish pond or garden.

On this occasion we will discuss about open space at home. One of the rooms that can be designed open is the kitchen. Open kitchen design ideas is very good if viewed in terms of air circulation, so the kitchen becomes more cool and comfortable. If you want to design a minimalist kitchen with an open model, of course design must be done from the beginning, together when building other space, so no need to change other designs in your room.

Here we give 3 ways to design an open kitchen for your minimalist home.

1. Prepare the open space for the kitchen

The first stage is to prepare the room to be in design. For that There are two ways to prepare open space when viewed from the situation of the room. The first, the kitchen room has been designed in private, demanding you to slightly remodel the house building in the kitchen. If your kitchen is already located facing the park, you can make a large door made of glass that is transparent to keep looking at the park without opening the door. Another way to re-unpack on the kitchen roof. Also make a small garden by hanging some plants around it.

2. Adjust the furniture with an open kitchen concept

Kitchen furniture that fits this design is natural furniture with fresh colors. Which made from wood is very suitable, especially on the kitchen set. In addition to filling the kitchen corners with potted plants.

3. Add kitchen with supporting elements

Park is one of the supporting elements, Why is that? Because between the kitchen and the park itself has become a unity that can not be separated in the open model kitchen design. Simple ways that can be done to achieve harmony by designing the garden door frames with lights.

Why Choose Kitchen As A Room For Open Design?

In addition to adding beauty, other reasons certainly beneficial to your family when organizing events outside the home, for example, like a garden party. You do not have to bother to pace out of the house to the park, can by passing the back door of the house. This open design can also be combined with the dining room, to make the atmosphere in the place of eating becomes more fun.

 

Choosing The Right Carport Material

The current home carport has become a major requirement. Almost every house has a motor vehicle, both cars and motorcycles, which in fact requires protection in the form of a roof that shelter. Carport roof should has a strong and sturdy construction, durable and high durability.

Consumers should be smart and wise in choosing a carport material for their homes, so it is imperative for them to know the ins and outs of any carport-forming material to be able to compare and select the appropriate ones.

For the concept of a minimalist home, of course, consumers will also choose a minimalist carport to match and create aesthetic of high value. Two carport materials that are currently favorites are iron and mild steel. Each providing a minimalist and beautiful carport view. But what is the difference between the two materials? Here we will discuss one by one about choosing the right carport material and of course with the advantages and disadvantages of iron carport and light steel carport .

Iron Carport

This carport uses a hollow iron (pipe iron) as its frame. Iron carport construction is quite simple and easy to install. In force against winds and earthquakes, the iron carport has almost the same strength as a lightweight steel carport .

In terms of appearance, because of its thick size it will look more beautiful than mild steel thinner. The drawback is easy to rust, so it must be painted and done regular maintenance. But there is also galvanized hollow iron, which is anti-rust and white, automatic price is more expensive than ordinary iron hollow but it is in a more beautiful appearance. Iron carport production needs welding, and is usually done in workshops (production sites), then taken to the consumer’s home.

Lightweight Steel Carport

Unlike thick iron, this lightweight steel carport frame is very thin, which is 0.6 to 1 mm only. With a very light weight and a “frail” look does not mean mild steel is not stronger than iron. Lightweight steel has high tensile strength G-550 Mpa, stronger than ordinary steel.

Other advantages are rust resistant, anti-fire, and almost no experiencing expansion and shrinkage. It can be argued that lightweight steel carport is longer than iron carport. The price of light steel carport is very economical, cheaper than the price of iron carport. In addition, lightweight steel carport do not require maintenance as well as on iron carport, which can save expenses for maintenance costs. For earthquake-prone areas, a mild steel minimalist carport is the right choice.

Basically iron carport and light steel carport have almost the same strength. But for those of you who have a limited budget, choosing a light steel carport is the best solution. By choosing a lightweight steel carport, not only can you save money early, but also throughout use, because mild steel does not require significant maintenance.

Lightweight steel carport models are quite diverse, with a choice of single or double frames and a choice of roof coverings ranging from go-green roof, metal roof tile to polycarbonate roof. Do not worry, lightweight steel carport can also look as pretty as an iron carport, using a U-shaped sticky joint and are designed to be double.

 

Choosing the Grass Type For Your Home Garden

The house that has a garden looks more beautiful, beautiful, cool and pleasing to the eye. One component to beautify the home garden is the grass. Sometimes we choose grass that is not in accordance with the design of the house or not in accordance with the weather around our homes. So we need to know what kind of grass is suitable for our home garden.

Elephant Grass

This giant grass nutritious and true for animal feed, such as cattle, goats and other livestock. However, this grass can also be used as garden grass. Although seen from the less good texture, but elephant grass easy to grow and resistant to human footrests. So it is suitable for parks that are often passed by people. Elephant grass is growing very fast. So we must diligently cut it.

Mini Elephant Grass

Mini elephant grass may be currently much like it. Because when compared with ordinary elephant grass, elephant grass mini texture better and smaller. But still the same as the usual elephant grass, mini elephant grass is resistant to human footing. So it is suitable for children’s playground. Grass was cut enough once a month. Mini elephant grasses can still grow even though only 50% of the sun is exposed. For that it is suitable planted in a place that is difficult to reach by the sun.

Mini Varigata Elephant Grass 

Different from the two previous elephant grasses, this mini varigata elephant grass looks unique. In terms of appearance, characteristic and texture, the elephant grass mini varigata is similar to the characteristics of the mini elephant grass. It’s just different in color. Mini elephant grass only has one color green. While varigata elephant grass has a mixture of white color on each leaf blade. So it looks good to park at home. But the price of mini elephant grass varigata more expensive than the mini elephant grass.

Japanese grass

The leaves of Japanese grass lean and grow tight. Every month should be trimmed so that the sunlight can penetrate the bottom, so the bottom is not yellowish. Compared to the mini elephant grass, Japanese grass needs more urea fertilizer. It usually takes twice as much fertilizer in a month. Ordinary Japanese grass

Peking grass

Characteristics of peking grass is almost similar to Japanese grass. It’s just leaf peking grass less frequently than Japanese grass.