Friday 11 November 2011

Feng Shui Tip: The Benefits of Natural Oak in Your Home

You don't need to rearrange the furniture in your home to get a good vibe. Using natural woods, such as oak or pine can help turn your home into a calm and relaxing environment.

Unvarnished, natural wood matches any decor. For example, an oak sideboard will look great in a classic or modern setting and will stand the test of time. Oak furniture especially creates a great canvas to work with. Oak comes in many different neutral shades and when decorating your home provides a perfect backdrop for coloured candles, and decorations.

Natural oak, pine and ash are usually cut from sustainable sources. This means that when you add wood furniture to your house you know you are being environmentally friendly as the trees are regrown. This is in contrast to more modern furniture materials, such as MDF - which is often finished with a plastic veneer.

Easy to care for
Once properly polished, oak and other wood furniture will last for years with the minimum of care. Once a year it is advised to feed your wood furniture with a wood polish to ensure that the wood doesn't dry out. The advantage of natural wood furniture over modern alternatives is that even the deepest scratches can be polished out.

Feng Shui The Expensive Cost of Bathrooms

Even if buying cheap bathroom suites, remodelling your bathroom can be an expensive business. Here are some low cost tips to feng shui away the cost of a new bathroom to a minimum.

Shop online
If you have measured your bathroom and know exactly what kind of bathroom suite you require, then shopping online can save you a fortune. Many online bathroom stores are cheaper than their traditional counterparts and bathrooms are often heavily discountied. Cheap bathroom suites can often be found when manufacturers have end of line or clearance sales.

If you do not know what sort of bathroom suite you are looking for then shopping online can give you ideas. You may even pick up a bargain whilst you are shopping!

DIY bathroom
Installing a new bathroom suite isn't as difficult as it seems. Unless you want a custom bathroom or have a difficult space to fill then you may not need a plumber. You can also save money by buying a cheap bathroom suite yourself and then asking your local plumber to do the final installation. This method is often cheaper than buying a bathroom suite from a store and using their fitting service.

Finish the decor yourself
When remodelling your bathroom, once you have installed the main fixtures, such as the bath, toilet, shower and sink you can save money by doing the finishing touches yourself. Tiling is easy to do on a small bathroom and may not need to cover a big area. Adding those extra accessories, such as shower curtains or doors, toilet seats etc. is not as hard as it seems.

Tuesday 1 November 2011

Lighting the Feng Shui Path - Flow Chi' Through Your French Wooden Doors

Do you love remodelling and decorating your home? Thinking of letting the light in with a skylight? Think again! Why not consider a beautiful set of wooden french doors to flood your bedroom with glorious morning light instead? An amazing feature to help spread good chi’ throughout the home! Doors in the home act as energy valves much akin to the blood gateways thoruogh the veins of the human body. Doors can block or stifle chi', or oversely release it allowing it to flow through you're home invigorating every facet.

These lovely style of doors originate from the later French Renaissance era and are famous for their multi-window design. French doors are conveniently fit for both interior as well as exterior doorways.

Working with a limited amount of space in your rooms? Doors of this style work wonders to open up a small space and provide a beautiful partition at the same time enhancing your sense of well being and allowing energy to woosh through every gaping opening. Adding a gorgeous set of wooden french doors to the inside or outside of your home is a relatively affordable way to increase the value of your house and add to its aesthetic appeal as well.

Don't forget about all the natural light that they will let in, reducing your overall energy use and offering an efficient passageway for the sun's light. Absorb that chi’ from the cosmos and smile with bliss.

Feeling Feng Shui - Underfloor Heating Zen

There is nothing worse than stepping out from a hot morning shower onto an icy cold bathroom floor that rudely ends your morning relaxation.

You know exactly the feeling I refer to. It's that moment that your warm, wet foot touches that freezing bathroom tile and knocks the wind right out of you!

Ever considered underfloor heating to solve this unpleasant daily fact of life? This type of heating is ideal for bathroom spaces and is relatively simple to install yourself or have professionally installed by a contractor in no time at all.

Sounds great, right? So about how much are we looking at total for underfloor heating cost? Depending on the size of your bathroom or other area, the typical range is somewhere between £10,000-£12,000 including installation.

Not only is this one efficient method of heating your home and its cold surfaces, but it also adds a valuable asset to your home and increases its worth if you decide to sell in the future.