Home Improvement

Weekend Reading 11.28.21

Well this week I had my fill of Thanksgiving flavors. We hosted a teen Friendsgiving on Tuesday, a classic Thanksgiving on Thursday, and attended a casual outdoor fried Turkey Thanksgiving yesterday where I discovered some new recipes I’ll be recreating soon. My belly was full many times and I felt so thankful for the health and harmony that exists in my life. This morning I went on a run around my neighborhood under blue skies and bright yellow leaves and felt so very blessed.

This week I’m just finishing up a few more decorations around the house for Christmas and I’ll be releasing new calendars for 2022 later in the week, I think you’ll love those!

Favorite links from the week:

11 facts you may not know about Christmas trees. image via bh&g

This Newport Beach cottage all decked out for the holidays.

How housing styles have changed in the last 450 years.

This Los Angeles structural renovation of a modernist dwelling.

20 festive mantels decorated for the holidays.

How to fold a cloth napkin in the shape of a Christmas tree.

Indoor holiday games to play on cold winter nights.

This impressive DIY electric fireplace project.

This IKEA hack reed trim nightstand.

Kudos to Lush for taking this stand as a beauty brand.

The best places in the world to see the northern lights.

This beautifully written story of friendship.

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Home Improvement

Tendering and Project Management for a Construction Project

The availability of required resources is a key aspect of ensuring projects are completed. Most businesses nowadays have gone ahead and employed procurement experts who work with different team members such as the project manager to ensure resources are available. The role of the project manager is quite large and includes working from every angle with every team member to make certain the building materials have arrived on time and are of good quality.

Tendering and project management mainly focus on completing short-term goals such as a construction project. In this article, we are going to look at some of the steps that are included for the entire process to be a success.

Planning for Tendering and Project Management 

Every development project starts with a plan. What are your plans to accomplish the objectives for tendering and project management? Who are the investors or stakeholders? How much time is needed to complete the project? What is the scope of the project? How large is the budget, and what is the quality level of the materials used? These are examples of questions that you might come across when developing the budget. Answering these questions ensures that there is an appropriate workflow in the tendering and project management process and that issues are aired out and can be resolved in the early stages of construction. 

Begin the Tendering and Project Management Process

Here, the main stage of construction begins. Everything will be determined by the goods and services received. You can start by listing all the potential vendors you are likely to receive resources from. Come up with a list of vendors that you feel will really help with the project. At this stage, you can feel free to communicate with more companies and builders and hear what their proposals are. 

After doing all this, it is time to sit down and make a list of builders and other companies that you want to involve in your project. Reputable architecture companies such as Humphreysandsons will help you with numerous construction services such as making plans, drawing the plans, seeking approvals, and even supervising the project.

Control as Part of Tendering and Project Management

Most vendors will promise you a lot of support in your project, but you need to be aware that not all will fully agree on the same terms. As a project manager, one has to go through and ensure that every vendor and builder has agreed with you about their intentions. Active oversight improves how work is carried out. The more vendors are aware that there is someone watching, the more performance improves at every level. 

Wrap Up the Project 

This stage of tendering and project management involves the project manager going through every detail included in the project and making sure that everyone has done their part respectively. In case of any unaddressed issue, the project manager will try and resolve it by forwarding it to the right person.

At the end of every project, the team ensures that the client is happy with what they receive and also that the team itself has learned from the mistakes made for future growth and improvement.  

Conclusion 

A successful project comes with its own ups and downs, which should be expected. The above article provides everything you need to know about tendering and project management. Read it to learn more. 

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Home Renovation

What You Need To Know When You Look For a New Rental Home

Renting sometimes gets a bad name from people who think that buying a home is the ultimate goal, and even if it is your ultimate goal, renting can be a great stop-gap for single people or couples who don’t want to be tied down. One of the biggest benefits of renting is that you can move on fairly quickly. You just need to give the landlord notice and pack your things. 

This can be really good if you’re moving to a new city for work, or you just want to try out a new neighborhood.

What’s In A Home?

If you are considering renting, though, there are some things that you should know before you start looking at apartments. This is a list of things that everyone who rents needs to know before they sign on the dotted line.

1. Work with a real estate agent

It’s important to make sure that you are comfortable with your decision, or else it could cause problems later down the road. Look at reviews for local estate agents, search for estate agents in Erdington Birmingham, or wherever you are looking, and see what their reviews are by renters to ensure you’re going with a good agent. They will be able to help you find the ideal home for you. 

2. What kind of space do you need?

Are you bringing your whole family with you, or just yourself? How many bedrooms do you need? Do you want to live by yourself or with friends? All of these things can make a difference when it comes to choosing a rental home so think about them carefully. 

3. Think about what size storage space you will need

This is significant because, in some apartments, the storage space is in another unit or building. That could make moving in and out much more difficult if the landlord doesn’t offer help for this process. It’s important to find an apartment that makes moving in and out as easy as possible for the tenant. 

4. Consider neighborhoods

This is important for a lot of reasons. For instance, if you want to live in a neighborhood that is safe and has great schools, this could be beneficial when it comes to your child’s education. If you want to live near a park or restaurant, something like that can also make moving in easier and more convenient. 

5. How durable is the building?

One of the most common complaints about rental homes is the quality of construction and material quality. This can be very important for both tenants and landlords if they want to avoid costly repairs down the line, especially since this will happen regardless of whether you own your home or rent it.

6. Does the property owner have a reputation for managing repairs/maintenance?

The landlord’s reputation is important to know before signing an agreement, especially since these disputes can go on forever. It’s important to have a sense of whether or not the property owner is responsible over the long haul. 

7. Does the property have any history of complaints about pests?

There are some things that are just unavoidable, but some landlords will knowingly rent out properties that have pests. It’s important to ask around and see if the landlord has a reputation for being on top of this sort of thing or not. 

 

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Home Improvement

DIY Wall Christmas Tree

I wanted to create something different for a holiday tree this year. I was inspired by this wall hanging christmas tree and thought to build a taller version for myself for less money and I did!

This wall Christmas tree is made with lattice strips and pine garland from Lowe’s and decorated with lights and ornaments just like any holiday tree, but this version is flat on the wall so it’s perfect for small spaces!

 

The “trunk” which supports the design is painted the same as the wall color so it recedes into the background.

 

To recreate one for yourself the supplies are: two 8’ lengths of 3/4” pine lattice; 9 feet of pine holiday garland; 1¼” wood screws; battery operated lights; large picture hanging strips; paint (same color as wall); holiday sprays and ornaments of choice; miter saw; level, paintbrush; pencil; wire cutters; floral wire.

First, cut the two 8’ strips of ¾” lattice into the lengths shown: 6’ “trunk” with 5 “branches” in the following sizes: 30”, 24”, 18”, 12”, 6”.

 

 

 

With a level and pencil, mark the 6’ “trunk”on the wall. Apply the picture hanging strips to the back of the tree “trunk” and (following the instructions) press the back of adhesive hanging strips to wall. Remove it from the wall and paint it the same color as the wall so it blends with the background.

Mark a 12” separation between the “branches” on the “trunk” and drill pilot holes through the center.

 

Cut the 9’ pine garland with wire cutters into the lengths of the “branches”.

 

Using floral wire, attach the trimmed piece of pine garland to the individual “branches” and insert any berry or leaf sprays.

 

One the paint on the “trunk” is dry, reattach it to the wall with the Command large picture hanging strips. Using a drill or screwdriver, attach the garland embellished branches to the “trunk” with wood screws.

 

Add battery lights, hang ornaments, and add any other decor!

You could also use the same tree to display your holiday cards too!

See today’s Instagram Reels for the full step by step video.  🙂

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Home Design

Weekend Reading 11.21.21

I’m finishing a fun holiday DIY project this week, plus preparing for family guests coming on Thanksgiving. My 17 year old daughter is hosting an outdoor friendsgiving at our backyard on Tuesday, it will be extra work but a lot of fun, she has the greatest friends and she’s a high school senior so it’s extra special since they will all be off on their own personal journeys next year.

My teenage son was making fun of me yesterday because I was playing holiday tunes. He says it’s against the law to play Christmas music until after Thanksgiving but I disagree. I have to listen to holiday music when I cook or decorate this time of year! Which camp are you in?

Favorite links from the week:

Don’t miss the lovely library and stone kitchen island (wow!) in this alpine home remodel.

Loving the blue painted bookshelves in this cozy, moody library.

A leather sofa and vintage furniture makes this a very cozy living space.

What a difference a stencil pattern made in this courtyard.

From red brick rancher to modern white farmhouse: this exterior makeover.

Some legit criticisms of new build modern homes.

Very cool process: this coral reef art.

So simple and so cute: this bow tie gift topper.

Tips on handling big holidays when you’re co-parenting.

Made me laugh: this unofficial Target ad.

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Home Renovation

Contemporary Electric Fireplaces

Yesterday as I was adding a touch of festive decor to my studio while the fireplace was on and I was reminded of how much I love the one in my small sitting space.

It will be my third winter with this one and it is so great for warming up this room on colder days. This electric fireplace I bought two years ago is still available but in a lighter color wood and also in white.

 

You can always build a frame and mantel to create a more built in style, there are a lot of tutorial online from people who’ve done it. But if you’re not feeling like all that extra work, these portable electric fireplaces may be just the thing to warm up your space too.

hollis fireplace (also in black)

marble look

portable electric (also in black or white)

 

off white veneer

 

shiplap

traditional white

antero black

antique silver

faux stacked stone

barnwood

black fluted

wall mounted contemporary

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Home Design

The Best Ways to Make Your Home Business Look Go

Making your home business look friendly and professional can have a lot of benefits, especially if you are expecting to deal with customers in person on a regular basis. Even if you aren’t, being surrounded by a pleasant working environment is good for your health and mental wellbeing.

Sort Out Your Roofing

One of the first things you should sort out is the appearance of your home from the exterior, such as things like your roofing and the state of the grounds surrounding your home. In fact, you may even want to hire a company such as commercial roofing contractors in Brisbane, Australia. That way, you can ensure that your roof is well looked after and put together professionally.

First Impressions Matter. This is important because the appearance of your building is actually important. The impression you give to your customers when they see it is vital to their impression of your company as a whole. As they say, you only get one chance at a good first impression, so make sure your building doesn’t let you down.

Get Fresh Paint Going

To build on that, so to speak, you can also help to improve the appearance of your home by freshening up the paint on both the outside and in. It is sometimes hard to notice how much of an impact the color of a building can have on your customers, but that impact is there whether you like it or not.

You Want Your Clients in a Good Mood. One of the best things you can do to help your company thrive is to ensure that your clients are in a good mood when they are engaging with your business. This is beneficial for many reasons, and fortunately, there are plenty of ways to make sure that your customers stay happy; the appearance of your business is one of them.

Color Theory is Effective. If you can utilize specific colors to evoke certain emotional responses from your clients, then you want to be sure that you engage with the right colors to bring about that positive mood that can be so beneficial for business. This is why studying color theory might be particularly useful before deciding on the colors you want to paint your walls.

Implement a Dress Code

Finally, something you may not have considered that might help to spruce up your home office a little is to implement a dress code for yourself. By doing so, you can create a more professional atmosphere at ome, and make you feel more motivated and put together.

Your Appearance is Important too. Plus, what you wear has a psychological effect on your productivity. So, by wearing a crisp suit to work, even if you’re just at home, can help to make yourself feel more productive and keep more on top of your responsibilities for the day. This could even end up overall improving your business as a whole, as each of your employees could experience something similar.

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Home Renovation

How to Make Your New House Feel Like a Home

Moving is one of the most exciting yet nerve-wrecking things you can go through during your life. Whether you are moving out of your parent’s house for the first time or moving into your eighth new location, the feelings are still the same. Moving provides the chance for a fresh start as well as new opportunities. There are new neighbors to meet, a fresh town to get to learn, and a place to start the next chapter in your life. 

 

If you have ever moved house before, you likely know that weird feeling just after a move. Sometimes, it can be hard to come to terms with the fact that a new house is actually yours. It can often lead to you feeling like you are a guest in someone else’s home. However, this is only due to the fact that your home doesn’t have that homely feeling. But how do you attain that? You don’t have to wait years until you feel like you really belong in a living space. There are things that you can do immediately that can really make you feel settled in your new home. Here are some suggestions on how you can do that. 

Make the Most out of Your Sentimental Items 

Everyone is going to have that one box when they move that is full of items they are emotionally connected to. This could include the likes of stuffed animals, first clothing items, and medals and trophies. These are really important things to have in your home. They are all significant in terms of different stages of your life. Thanks to these items, you can be reminded of the good times in the past and where you came from. With this considered, you should try to make the most out of them when you are setting up your new home. Display them loud and proud to really make it clear that this is your home. 

Work on the Garden 

Part of having a home you feel like you belong is making it personal to you. This can often require a little bit of creativity. One of the best places in the home to get creative is the garden. There is so much room for unique designs that can make your garden special to you. For example, you can plant a variety of flowers that can really brighten up your garden. By finding gardening seeds sold in Australia from Happy Valley Seeds, you will be able to give your flower patch a unique combination of color and life. 

Don’t Follow Layouts or Pre-set Designs 

Many people will be afraid to get creative when moving into a new house. They follow the set designs and layouts, making their house look just like everyone else’s. However, there is no reason why you can’t get creative and do your own thing. Don’t follow any set of rules when setting up your home. Just do what feels right for you and your family to make it uniquely yours. 

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Home Improvement

The Wishbone Chair 3D models design

The Wishbone Chair by Hans Wegner came out in 1949, and it has since been hailed as one of the most important chair designs of the 20th century. The design consists of a bentwood frame with no metal screws or nails, making it an ecological marvel.

Wishbone chairs are some of those pieces of furniture that you can’t imagine living without if they fit your style and needs. They come in various styles, from contemporary to industrial to Danish design, with enough variation that you’ll never get bored looking at them again.

Before this chair existed, chairs were often plain, straight lines with nothing to break up the monotony. In contrast, the Wishbone Chair has a unique shape that appeals to both modernist and post-modernists alike. The chair’s shape also creates a sense of motion, making it an ideal piece for offices where people need to get things done quickly.

It is made entirely out of bentwood, and its unique way of having different materials makes it stand out from the rest. Hans Wegner used this design to make his brand known and make people curious and interested in his work and his designs, including the Wishbone chair.

Designers like to create something different from the rest, something with an original twist, making people think about it when they see it.

The Wishbone Chair is known for its simplicity and comfort, two qualities that make it a favorite among those who need to relax. However, this chair doesn’t come cheap as the production costs are high because of the detailed processes involved in its manufacture.

This chair is popular because it provides comfort and because it’s a functional piece of furniture. It can be used as executive chairs or dining chairs, depending on the needs of the individuals within the workplace.

Wishbone chair 3d model design

This article will explore the process of a Wishbone Chair 3d model design similar to https://hum3d.com/3d-models/wishbone-chair/, focusing on the shape, materials, and software involved. It will also explore how 3D modeling can be utilized by industrial designers like architects, industrial designers, product designers, industrial designers and sculptors.

3D modeling can be divided into two main categories – rapid prototyping and high-quality 3d printing. Rapid prototyping is where we might make changes quickly and produce a model in less than an hour, while high-quality 3d printing takes around 10 hours to make a product at scale.

Designers use software to design shapes and materials and generate models in the digital environment. Sometimes they use CAD (Computer-Aided Design) software that allows them to create intricate designs without any physical limitations, or they might use software specializing in 3D modeling such as Autodesk Meshmixer.

3d modeling software has been changing over the years. They have evolved from expensive and complicated software to affordable and easy-to-use applications like Sketchup and Tinkercad that can help you create your models without previous experience.

Designers use these tools to prototype shapes with different materials before producing the final product; it helps them make sure they are on the right track and have enough time to complete their project.

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Home Improvement

Tips To Grow Your Business Leveraging Influencer Marketing

The results of influencer marketing are phenomenal, and many of you even agree with that. The way digital marketing works has evolved in the last few years as the internet has reached almost every corner of the globe. With more and more creators emerging on the digital platform, influencer marketing has reached new heights, and with that, it has become a hot topic of the industry.

Yet, many businesses still lack the right and maximum benefit of influencer marketing. So, below are the recommended tips to grow your business with influencer marketing.

A quick definition of influencer marketing: Influencer marketing is promoting your content/products with influencers across blogging websites and social platforms.

Find Niche-Specific Influencers: Biggest breakthrough you can make with influencers is finding the right and best-match influencers that serve content related to your business. 

FACT: Nearly 82% of people follow the recommendations of micro-influencers.

Build a Walkthrough or Detailed Product Review: With a detailed walkthrough of your product, you can tell people about its compositions alongside its pros and cons. The better they explain your product, the better the audience can understand.

Populate Content: Once influencers share the video/blog on their platform, a new audience will reach your doorstep (website/physical store). It’s equally important to promote the content on your social platforms to get enhanced results.

Boost Your Organic Reach: With the right influencer marketing, you can boost your organic presence and add elevation to the sales count. Furthermore, integrating influencer marketing into your marketing strategy will also help in increased decision-making. 

Now, newbie markets will find different ways influencers can work. Below are the top ideas to work with the influencers. 

Technical Subject Experts: Many influencers have technical expertise, which can be advantageous to companies looking for a technical audience. Numerous technical experts are available that can help you create detailed content on your products and reach new audiences.

Connect with Influencer Bloggers: Undoubtedly, Vloggers are in trend, but bloggers still have a solid user base that makes them an excellent option to connect and populate your business content to new audiences.

Podcast Endorsements: Podcasts are the new way of running successful influencer marketing. According to the study, every third American listens to a podcast, making it another popular marketing tool. Advertisers can consider podcast endorsements to expand their reach.

Social Media Ads: Whatever influencer content you choose for your business promotion, you can leverage social media to enhance its reach and grab a new user base.

Find Influencer on All Social Platforms: Today, numerous social media platforms give birth to numerous influencers. Tiktok, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, and many more are some of the best examples. You can find influencers from all and turn their audience into customers. 

In short, the options are many, but it entirely depends upon how you take advantage of influencer marketing to boost your sales or organic reach.

So, these are the smart yet trending practices that can provide assured results to your business.

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