Three reasons to install an external elevator in the house

A home is our comfort zone. A place to unwind and relax, to be free. it is really important to style a house as per your needs and your style. You can only be comfortable in a place that appeals to you, not those who visit you.Comfort signifies different things to different people. For someone a comfort may lie in lounging on a well cushioned lounge, for others this may reflect mess.

Ever thought of the comfort you can achieve by installing an elevator in the home. Elevators are not difficult to install. it depends on the kind you opt for. Small elevators that can carry upto 6 people are a good comfort for movement within the house. The EasyGlide home elevator by Grant Home Elevators is a cost-effective residential elevator solution. It has reduced shaft dimensions, minimal pit-depth and modest headroom, saving space and minimising construction and installation costs.

It has full height infrared beam entrance protection and an automatic Pipe Rupture Shutoff Valve to bring the lift to an immediate, gentle stop if there is a drop in hydraulic pressure, or if the lift over-accelerates in a downward direction. The EasyGlide comes standard with a panoramic glass landing door and features automatic return-to-floor under power failure conditions. Its motor and controller are housed in a small cabinet attached to the lift shaft.

Besides comfort and elevator also provides peace of mind and improve the lifestyle for those with physical disabilities. If you have an elderly person living with you or even someone on a wheelchair, the elevator provides easy access to them.

Convenience of taking the elevator instead of stairs is an important factor to consider in favour of installing an elevator. Transporting luggage or moving awkward household items is so much easier with an elevator.

Space constraint? Well the pneumatic elevator can be installed without any need to build a shaft or an additional room for the elevator machinery. For a new construction you can opt for the hydraulic elevators as they take up quite a bit of room, but for additions to an existing house the pneumatic elevator is the best bet. The pump box that runs the elevator is only 11 to 13 inches so a separate area is not required for the machinery.

Easy ways to add a Deck to a house

Outdoor extensions add to the beauty and grace of a house. Porches look stunning but are not that easy to install. Decks are an easy alternate for outdoor sitting and entertainment. Addition of a deck may require some amount of demolition to make way for the newer installation. The best way to do this is to call in the experts and that proceed with the deck installation. Focus Demolition offers an internal strip out service for houses that do not require a complete demolition.

Once the area has been cleared the deck can be installed. Doing this by yourself is not that tough if you can translate thoughts to actionable items. Here is a simple tutorial on installing a deck. However if you prefer to have this done by an external agency then just keep a few pointers in mind when you start work on the deck:

Decide on the materials you want to use. Options are many. So opt for a material based on the use the deck will be put to as well as the time and help available in maintaining the deck. When it comes to wood decking boards select the best quality that you can afford. Avoid curved and cupped boards. Weather and time will make your wood boards move via expansion and contraction, so make sure you space the boards apart. Here are some basic types of deck material that you can choose from.

The frills that you put in place. Is the fireplace important. Do you require a separate bar on the deck? Do not compromise on the safety standards. The ledger that attaches the deck to the house, proper fastenings, the footings for the deck – all need to cater to the safety standards. Not sure what these are. Read this comprehensive guide on deck safety standards.

Get the permit so that you have no legal hassles at a later date. The height and size of deck depends on the permissible height allowed by local authorities. So check this out before installing a deck.

Landscaping styles for a garden

Gardens bring us closer to nature. A beautiful planned and well laid out garden is a treat to the eyes. Nature calms the senses, heals the mind and spirit and creates a feeling of balance within the body. To be surrounded by greener is a great feeling.

Gardens are not limited to huge areas. Container gardening requires patience and care and the results are astounding. If you are renovating a home or even making additions, don’t forget the garden. Nexus Home Improvements uses modern building techniques that allow renovations to finish quickly without compromising on your lifestyle and other areas of the house. As far as the garden is concerned, here are a few tips that can change an ordinary garden to a place of serenity:

Start with the most basic. Add flowers in pots. Once the flowers are blooming, the pots can be rearranged wherever you like. Flowers add splashes of color and add cheer to the sitting area. Here the choice of flowers is important. Try keeping one color in a couple of pots so that when you place the pots together, the impact is more. Understand the height the plant is going to go and accordingly plant the flowers. This is especially important if you plan to sow the seedlings in flower beds. To add to the beauty you can mix pots – ceramic, mud and clay to give a different look. Be innovative with the pots and recycle some stuff from the house. Chipped mugs, bowls etc can be used as small containers. Succulents and small plants do well in these containers.

Vary the type of plants. Try adding a container that can houses water plants. Lotuses and water lilies look beautiful in deep containers. Creepers look great in hanging baskets and allow you to use up overhead space.

Add garden decor by creating pieces of art through arrangement of flower pots. This helps store the pots creatively and adds a touch of glamour to the area.

So go ahead and plan a garden where you can feel as one with nature.