DIY: Nightstand Upgrade

A few months ago I bought a plain wood nightstand at IKEA, and painted it white. I was satisfied with the result for awhile but I decided to make it fancier by adding a self adhesive marble paper.
The result was quite impressive! My daughter thought that it looks prettier than before. I also purchased some crystal diamond drawer knobs.
The self adhesive marble paper was super easy to apply on as well as screwing the knob.

DIY Project: Flower Vase

A cute burlap can make a huge difference! This simple DIY project can be done in less than a!
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Chair Slip Covers

Switch up your dining room decor with these sleek and stylish chair slipcovers, and transform your dining furniture for a whole new look!
These protective and decorative slipcovers protect chairs from accidental spillage, dirt, and food stains.
Order yours today!

What Can Custom Architectural Design Do For You?

Having a home custom designed for its occupants may seem to some people like the height of pretension, but custom architectural design isn't necessarily about vanity, prestige, or self-indulgence. Sometimes you may have special needs or considerations that make living in a standard home impossible, impractical, or inconvenient. If that's the case, an architect can design a custom home for you that meets your needs and addresses your concerns.
Single Family Residential Design

Handicap-Accessible Homes
The Americans with Disabilities Act requires public buildings to make accommodations for people with disabilities so that everyone has equal access. However, the law does not apply to residential homes, meaning that people who have physical limitations must either have modifications made to an existing home or have an entirely new home designed around their individual needs. In either case, an architect may be of assistance in the designing and planning process, translating your wishes into a practicable plan.

Environmentally Friendly Homes
Many people are concerned about the effect that human activities have on the environment, others are concerned about wasting money through inefficient use of resources, and still others are worried about health threats from environmental hazards within the house. 
Whatever the specific concerns may be, an architect can design a home that uses energy efficiently and has as little negative impact on the environment as possible. Some ideas you can suggest to your architect are rainwater harvesting systems for water conservation, solar panel installation as an alternative source of energy, and small rooms for energy efficiency.

Occupational Spaces
Perhaps you run, or would like to start up, a business out of your home, such as a woodworking shop, hair salon, or daycare. A standard home may not have the space available to accommodate it. An architect can help you modify an existing space or design an entirely new one.

When it comes to custom architectural design, it's not necessarily a matter of fulfilling your wants. Often, it's a matter of meeting your needs.

The Benefits of Creating and Building with Plastic

Plastic has become so common that it is easy to take its use for granted. One of the primary benefits of products made with plastic is there sustainability. Another benefit of products made with plastic is that they are versatile.
Plastic has the unique ability to be light and strong at the same time. Because of how flexible plastic is, it can be used to make something that has a soft touch or can be used as something that has a hard touch. There are even sharp objects like knives that have blades that are made completely out of plastic. Many believe that plastic is part of an overall solution to addressing climate change. This idea stems in part from the fact that plastic can be recycled and reused.

Plastic is currently being used to produce a wide range of products that most people do not even realize are created with plastic. For example, many are not familiar with the fact that there are a number of galvanizing tanks that are made from plastic. Another example is the Airbus A380. This is an immense double-decker aircraft. The reason why this aircraft is able to stay aloft and use less fuel than other aircrafts of its size is the fact that 22 percent of the aircraft is made from a lightweight carbon fiber reinforced plastic.

Plastic consumes a lot less energy than most people think. For example, when looking at the world's oil production, the plastic industry only represents four percent of the world’s oil that is used. The rest of the oil is used on things like transportation. When compared to producing paper, metal, or glass, plastic would not be considered energy intensive.

Or think about renewable energies. Without plastic, things like solar panels, wind turbines, and rotors might not be possible. Or if they were possible, they would require a lot more material and consume a lot more energy. Clearly, plastic is a product that should not be taken for granted.