Author: <span class="vcard">Tasha Rodriquez</span>

4 Ways to Make a Home’s Entrance Inviting all Year

The entryway tends to be an overlooked space but it’s actually one of the most important areas of the entire house, today I’m going to show you some ways to make that entryway really stand out and separate from the living room. The entryway gives the first impression to your guests and it sets the tone. So it’s really important for the exterior especially entrance to be absolutely singing and inviting as well, so I’m going to go over what needs to be taken care of.

Have a Designated Entryway

The best way to create a designated entryway is to use a floor rug which is not just functional but it also serves as a nice divider between the entryway in the living room. The next thing you want is to have a table or hanging hook so that you can drop your keys or your jacket off as you come in the door, this will allow the energy to pause before rushing in to the next room. The entryway sets the tone for the whole house so placing a picture of your family or a photo that’s inspiring to you is a great way to really make the entryway its own designated space.

Front Door

Your front door is one of the first things visitor see when they approach your home if the door is drafty or not opening properly it’s time to make some improvements. Replacing your front door can be a great investment both in curb appeal for your home and energy efficiency. Even if you’re on a tight budget you can invest in improvements in your front door for example you could add new weather stripping to your door that will help your energy efficiency and it could cost as little as ten dollars and if the actual structure of your door is in good shape but you’re just not happy with the way it looks a fresh coat of paint and some new hardware can really brighten it up. Another way to update your home’s look at a fraction of the cost is to install decorative glass into your current door most doors 99 out of 100 doors there’s nothing wrong with them unless there’s some kind of a rot or the frame is broke you can use your existing entryway and in less time and considerably less cost and less mess update that entryway for a very elegant enhancement. More details here: http://www.princeedwardartandantiques.com/are-your-windows-killing-birds-how-to-prevent-collisions/

Mirrored Furniture

I’m a big fan of mirrored furniture and if you’re into bling you’re probably more likely to go with mirrored furniture. Also now it is not kid-friendly so if you have a lot of kids or things like that I probably wouldn’t recommend it but you know for you if you’re single or anything like that definitely you can go with it. The drawback with mirrored furniture is it can be quite expensive and so what you can do is if you don’t want to you know have the expense of mirrored furniture, you can incorporate it into your accessories such like a mirrored lamp as it also gives that mirrored and that blinged effect giving you that sparkle.  Another thing is chandelier, if you could find a gorgeous blinged-out chandelier to put in your entryway and replace that standard grade entryway light with a beautiful light fixture it would do wonders.

I hope that you can find these quick tips are helpful in making your home entrance inviting all year and I wish you so much luck with your entryway.


Are your windows killing birds? How to prevent collisions

INTRODUCTION

Watching birds and nature at home should be pleasant. The death of birds is an unintended consequence of a home project. But with a bit of creativity and imagination, you can prevent birds from flying into your window and give them security.

1.Apply strips of tape to the windows on the outside surface

Use a tape that can withstand wind and rain. Place a 4-inch ribbon on your window vertically to alert the birds so that they will know that the glass is in place and prevents them from flying into it.

2.Put bird decals on the outside surface of window glass

Bird labels or stickers can be used for quick and easy control of preventing the bird. Always place stickers close to each other. Stickers need to cover the windows because one or two stickers on the window cannot prevent birds.

3.Apply soap or window paint to the outside of the windows

Another way to avoid bird from windows touching is to place a layer of soap on the window and create a visible film to the bird’s eye. With this method, you need to keep in mind that you need to keep a video several times a week to close the window. Another option is to use color in the window or the tempera colors. Create a funny art project and create bold and clear patterns with the color of the window.

4.Put a film on the outside of your windows

Transparent window shades are available, but the outer one is opaque. Use a foil that covers the entire outside of the glass. Most window films have been made to allow light inside but are opaque and reflect the light to the birds. Some films also appear in samples, such as strips or blocks that help the birds to fight birds.

5.Add window screens or a net

There a lot of bird screens as well as net available which can help to prevent birds from flying into your windows. Get a dark bird screen which is made from dark mesh that you can hang on the windows. You can customize your mesh to fit your windows. You can use a durable netting and also look for lightweight polypropylene.

6. Install exterior shutters or sunshades

If you do not have shutters on the window, consider installing them. If you don’t want the birds to hit the glass, you can also close the windows when you have gone out. Outdoor blinds can also be a good way to save energy and keep the heat in your home without turning up the heat. You can also install shades or awnings. They block the sunlight through the wings and are in the shade, relieving the birds to prevent marking and flying into it. Click here.

7. Switch out the glass for ultraviolet, patterned glass

For durable solutions, you can turn off the glass in an ultraviolet patterned glass. The glass has distinctive patterns that are not visible to humans but visible to outside birds. Although this is the most expensive option, it is also the most durable. Ultraviolet glass windows can be found on the Internet or in special places in households and furniture stores.

CONCLUSION

If you plan to install windows at home, you should go to slightly inclined windows. Ask the contractor to arrange the windows so that they are slightly vertical and facing down. This allows the window surface to reflect the surface rather than the sky and trees. Positioning such windows will prevent birds from hitting and will prevent them from seeing.