May 23rd, 2013
We all have a side of the bed we really like to sleep on. It could be close to the bathroom or the alarm clock, or you may just have some sort of weird reason all on its own. Whatever side of the bed you sleep on your mattress may interfere with you getting up in the middle of the night without waking your partner. Your bed could also be a part of the problem if you have some squeeky boards under it for support.
Your bed has many different choices when it comes to the mattresses that you place on it, with options that will help support your back, contour to your body and even those that elevate your head and or feet. The thicker the mattress is not always the better, but if it has an extra pillow top comfort than it can help you from waking your partner as you get up from your side of the bed. Also the same cane be said for a contour bed where the foam stays to the shape of your body and adjusts to your individual needs on the part you are laying on, not the entire bed.
Stop rolling into your parter and stick to your side. Better yet both of you can stick to your sides with a new mattress.
February 9th, 2013
We’ve finally managed to buy our starter home in London. It is relatively close to the centre so we’ve cut down on commuting costs, but the place is small. The prices of
property in London are daunting and we’ve spent nearly a year looking around for something we like that is within our budget.
The bedroom, the kitchen and the rather poky entrance hall, all open onto the sitting room, which means that there are doors in three of the walls. In the centre of the forth wall, there is one of those lovely modern fireplaces that use bio ethanol. This is of an unusual design and was probably the deciding factor when we bought the flat. The bathroom is en suite which is convenient for us.
We’ve bought the basic furniture, a bed, a sofa and a table with four chairs. That doesn’t leave much room but we hope to pick up a few special pieces of furniture in the sales. At the moment we’re happy just painting the place in the colours we want and adding a few pictures.
August 25th, 2012
Garden furniture is not cheap so it is advisable to maintain the quality to get long lasting use out of it. One aspect that can make a difference to the life of your furniture is the weather. It can cause untold damage if the furniture is subjected to its full force. So obviously, you want furniture that will cope with unexpected rainfall. Ideally you want furniture that can cope with the cold, sunny and wet elements that the weather will throw at it.
What Garden Furniture Can Be Left Outside?
Many people assume plastic to be the most durable garden furniture but it has a major flaw. Constant sunshine can cause the color to fade and overtime, it will become brittle. If you opt for plastic furniture, ensure you buy a large umbrella to protect it from sun damage.
Wicker and steel framed furniture is very popular due to the look and overall feel. Wicker is typical of an exotic climate while steel reminds us of the old-fashioned garden furniture from years gone by. These two types of furniture however are the worst when it comes to surviving the cold. If you choose to buy them, ensure you put them in storage during the winter months.
That leaves us with two other choices and that is aluminium or wood. Aluminium is susceptible to rust especially when the cold combines with wet conditions. Wood is generally the best option but it should still be painted with a weather protective coat. Remember to check this every year and touch up if needed.
Reminder – always place accessories like cushions and umbrellas in storage when they are not in use.