Painters – Why You Need Them

When deciding to renew and refresh the exterior of your residential home, finding a professional and reliable  painter  can be an intimidating or exhausting process. Some homeowners will simply decide to tackle the job on their own. However, a professional  painter  can significantly reduce the time and cost associated with internal or external jobs. Some…

Candle Chandeliers

 Chandeliers  have a classical elegance about them, and of all the  chandeliers  available, the candle  chandelier  “takes the cake” because of its lighting. Whatever the make of the candle  chandelier –wrought iron, crystal or antler–candles are fitted to it create a warm, romantic and inviting atmosphere. An incandescent candle  chandelier , with shadows flickering around it, is…

Anniversary of Sam Spade Radio Broadcast

Today’s date in history was the first time that Sam Spade was broadcast on the radio. On July 12, 1946, CBS radio set in motion the series as a Friday night special. When the audience heard it they enjoyed it so much and the response was so great that the network decided to make it…

Is Snow Shoveling Dangerous?

Snow shoveling used to be simple. Pick up a shovel and get to work clearing that driveway. These days it’s much more complicated. Many new models have come to the market for manually clearing snow because of health risks. Several studies have been done recently that show a strong correlation between increased risk for heart…

How to Install a Stair Lift

Ladder elevators can be a nice addition to the home to enhance accessibility. If the home has relatives or friends who are not able to move about the stairs easily, stair lifts are a good choice for this purpose. These days, it is extremely easy to install stair lifts and here are a few tips…

Introduction to Elevator Shoes

What are Elevator Shoes? Elevator shoes are also known as height increasing shoes, lift shoes or tall shoes. They are specially designed to invisibly increase the height of the wearer. The basic idea is to put thick insoles (lifts) , so that the wearer can get taller. (See “Inside Elevator Shoes” for more information.) Elevator…

Pyramid Vs Plate

As far as I can tell, the biggest difference between the food pyramid and the food plate is– nothing, just kidding! It seems that on the food plate there are less grains to eat. And, I do have to say that although food plate is a nice icon considering most of us eat our food…

Stove Buying Guide

Stoves are one of those appliances which are essential in any household. Buying all your meals outside can be costly while microwaving everything may be unhealthy. There are a wide range of stoves to choose from. But before buying a new stove from your local appliance store, there are some things you have to consider…

Go Green With a Pressure Cooker

Remember when you were young and you went to Grandma’s house for Sunday dinner, watching the old pressure cooker on the stove hissing and venting, wondering if this was the day when it would send the contents across the kitchen. Well thankfully technology and construction methods have moved on a great deal since then. Modern…

The Top 5 Most Effective Plank Exercise Positions

Ranked as one of the top exercises that target the core, particularly the oblique abdominal muscles, the  plank  exercise rises above the rest in simplicity, efficiency and practicality.  Planks  are mentioned in almost every top 10 article discussing core muscle workouts. It does not require equipment or any other special contraptions to perform. If you…

Office Handrail Systems

Commercial buildings are designed for public use and this opens many opportunities for the use of these handrail systems. Almost every commercial building likely has bathrooms that are equipped for the handicapped. This application involves the use of handrails for grab bars in the toilet areas. Handrail systems can be used to limit access to…

Learn Why Glass Balusters Are Popular

Decorative railings can add a lot to a property. This is why many people like glass balusters, since they are both appealing and functional. You should get to know a little about this decorative option before you decide whether to take advantage of the benefits of this product. Glass balusters are often installed in areas…

Different Kinds of Balustrades

Balustrades are commonly used in offices, homes, buildings, porches etc. A Balustrade is basically a railing, which includes an entire row of balustrades. They are widely used for staircases, terraces and porches. They enhance the beauty and outlook of your area. You can find different kinds of balustrades in the market. There is a huge…