Interior Design Tips for Decorating a Studio Apartment

Having limited space is one of the biggest problems that many people face today. With today’s trend of having smaller spaces and rooms, those who are living in a small studio apartment are facing an incredible challenge. If you are living in an apartment unit, you have a good idea how limited the space can be.

So how can you turn your studio apartment into a comfortable, relaxing, and inviting living space? Here are a few interior decorating tips; however, you must first consult your landlord or property management to ensure that your interior design ideas are acceptable and allowed.

Bring In What Is Necessary

The most basic tip for decorating your apartment is to make sure that it doesn’t appear crowded, cluttered, and small. The best way to ensure that you are not overwhelmed by the small space is to bring in what is absolutely necessary. You must avoid adding non-essential items. Remember that a studio apartment won’t provid

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Plumbing Innovations – Energy Efficiency

New Plumbing Innovations That Create Energy Efficiency.

The plumbing industry hasn’t changed much over the past decade, but there has been a rise of new plumbing inventions taking the market by storm with energy saving technology and features. These new innovations are perhaps just the beginning of a greener world. Thinking about upgrading your home’s plumbing system, find out how you can save money and energy below.

Pex Pipes

Forget old rusty copper pipes in your plumbing system, use a PEX pipe that is polyethylene plastic. Known to be cheaply made and possessing cross linked structure that provides dissolution resistance, high tensile strength, flexibility and even ant-scratch/facture. Using PEX pipes in your home is a huge benefit for your plumbing system, not only will you get cleaner drinking water, the special fitting on PEX pipes allow to be connected to copper pipes. It’s more affordable and durable, which is more than enough to make yo

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Great Importance of Industrial Heating and Air-Conditioning in the 21st Century

Growth in population and rising income level of the middle class has resulted in an unprecedented demand for food, consumer goods, and many more things. Consequently, industries are nowadays using the latest available technologies to meet the evolving needs. For the same, industrial heating and air-conditioning has become a matter of paramount importance. Industries have a dependence on the generation and efficient use of heat since time immemorial, but the recent surge in demand and technological advances have pushed them to go for industrial heating and air-conditioning services from the companies that provide the same in a competent manner.

Industries Demanding a Heating System

A large number of industries today have such kind of system to have heat efficiency and less heat wastage. Some of them are the following ones:

Chemical – For many processes in this type of industry, steam is used, which needs to be regulated vi

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Cleaning Dryer Vents – Tips To Prevent A House Fire!

Make It A Ritual!

If part of your household maintenance plan does not include cleaning dryer vents then it should. Every year there are over 15,000 home fires caused by dryer fires with over 300 injuries and leading to 30 deaths. Not cleaning dryer vents also causes 90 million dollars in damages in the United States alone. Based on these statistics, it is important for every homeowner to be aware of the recommendations and procedures for cleaning dryer vents that will keep them safe and comfortable in their home for years to come. Take a look at these important questions about cleaning dryer vents and facts to consider when you are deciding how to do it, when to do it, and who should do it.

What Are Clues Your Dryer Vent Needs Cleaning?

If your dryer is taking longer to dry a load than it used to, then the vents may need cleaning. As a general rule, dryer vents should be cleaned every six months. A simple reminder is to start cleaning dryer vents t

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What to Do Before the Furniture Delivery Driver Leaves

When you receive furniture delivery, there are actually many situations that can arise and put you in precarious positions. Almost all of these positions are completely avoidable by simply knowing what to do when the driver arrives, and more importantly, what to do before he leaves. Furniture purchases are usually far too expensive to be ignorant to this information, and the last thing you want is to be stuck with damaged or otherwise incorrect furniture. Here is a little guide on how to handle furniture delivery from start to finish.

The first thing you need to do is make sure you are there when the furniture arrives. While this seems like common sense, many people have “others” take in their furniture. Take the day off work (or half day) and make sure that you receive exactly what you were promised. Additionally, you should make sure that delivery includes setup. If your furniture delivery does not include this service, then you are going to need some help from

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Save 20 Percent (or More) on Heating, Cooling Bills: Top Five Home Energy Efficiency Upgrades

Anyone who wants to learn how to save money on their heating and cooling bills – and who doesn’t? – must familiarize themselves with the term, Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio, (SEER) as part of an overall strategy to upgrade the energy efficiency of their home. (SEER is the energy-efficiency rating of a residence or small commercial business.)

Consider the example of Bill and June. Bill and June own a 40-year-old, one story, 2,000-square-foot home in rural Florida. He dislikes the high humidity, while she detests the high air conditioning bills even more, but they are both at a loss about what to do. What upgrades could Bill and June make to their home to reduce the cost of their utility bills?

Here are five home energy efficiency upgrades and their benefits.

Upgrade the HVAC heating pump

Most homes built in the 1990s, 1980s, or older have HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning) systems with SEER ratings

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DIY Salad Dressings

Have you ever prepared a beautiful salad with all the fixins (lettuce, tomatoes, onions, garlic, carrots, boiled egg, cilantro, green onions, kale, cabbage, etc.), you know, one of those salads that take about a half hour to fully prepare, only to realize that you only have enough dressing to cover one bite of your awesome salad? Well, NEVER FEAR, I am here to tell you that you can make your own salad dressing that will have you enjoying your DELICIOUS salad in less than 5 minutes. Skeptical? Well, don’t be, I’m Not Joking!

You can find the complete list of ten DIY salad dressings all over the Internet that are sure to knock your socks off and wow your guests! Whether you enjoy Ranch, Italian, Poppy Seed, Asian… there is at least one dressing you will love (Guaranteed!) =)

Most of the dressings have only four or five ingredients, and I’m not talking about ingredients you have to go out of your way to buy… I’m talking about normal, ev

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Tips on Cleaning Your Office Common Areas

Now that more people are returning to their offices in Singapore, here are some tips on keeping your office common areas clean throughout the day.

Step 1:

Check to see that your office cleaner has suitable Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) on. This includes wearing gloves (in case of handling cleaning chemicals) and covered shoes.

Make sure your cleaner has the necessary tools to get the job done. This includes cleaning tools such as a vacuum cleaner, mop, pail, broom, dustpan, cleaning cloths and safety signages.

Step 2:

Start off by dust mopping or vacuuming the office floors. Pick a time when the office is least-busiest to carry out vacuuming so that the sound does not interrupt or become a disturbance to office staff. Check to make sure that the vacuum cleaner bag has sufficient capacity and is not full.

Step 3:

Once the dust mopping or vacuuming has been completed, proceed to mop the floor area. Check to ensure correct proporti

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