Monthly Archives: May 2014

Bamboo Fencing DIY for Condos and Apartments

bamboo fencing diy for condos and apartments

Bamboo Fencing DIY for Small Spaces

Decorating small patios and areas for condos and apartments can be frustrating at times. Fortunately, Bamboo fencing DIY is the perfect solution for creating a beautiful yet space saving design. It can also be the easiest DIY you have ever come across. The only hard part is deciding the height, thickness,and color of your bamboo fencing!

The first step is to decide why you need bamboo fencing. Are the walls or balcony unsightly? Do you need more privacy? Or maybe you just want a new look to your outside area. Whatever your reasons are, these factors will help you choose the best type of bamboo fencing. If you would like more coverage and privacy, 3 or 4 foot fencing is perfect for smaller balconies. Some condo or apartment associations may allow up to 6 feet of fencing but if you live on the second floor, a 3 or 4 foot fencing is sufficient.

The thickness of bamboo poles is a personal style choice. Thinner styles are subtle and blends into the background better than thicker style poles. Thinner poles are more versatile in style while thicker poles look more tropical in style. Bamboo fencing makes a great backdrop for your design needs. Unsightly patio bars or aging drywall can be easily masked by propping up bamboo fencing. Dress up your patio space with some clean and modern planters or a small patio furniture set.

Bamboo fencing comes in various shades. Natural, Natural Black, and Mahogany are all very popular colors when it comes to making over your patio or balcony space. Natural Black and Mahogany are beautiful contemporary shades that will work with many designs. Natural is a warm and neutral color that would also be a great addition to your condo or apartment.

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Doing Home Fountains the Right Way

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Types of Home Fountains

Adding fountains for your home is a huge benefit in terms of design and lifestyle. Your home is one of the most important place in your life  so why not invest in it? Home fountains are perfect for creating your own oasis that you can enjoy everyday. There are many types of fountains and it can be a bit daunting to choose the right one for your home. We’ll help you walk through the steps of choosing the perfect fountain for your home!

Vacation in Your Own Home

Including a fountain in your home automatically enhances your home space. Home fountains create a beautiful and calm atmosphere. Not only are fountains aesthetically pleasing, but they are wonderful to listen to as well. After a long day at work, nothing is more pleasant than coming back to the cheerful and bubbling sounds of your fountain. During days off, it is the perfect background noise while reading a book or holding a get-together.

Home fountains aren’t just restricted to your outdoor areas. Fountains can be added indoors for an extra source of interior decor. Create a focal point in your living or dining room by adding a wall fountain.

Add Fountains from Your Table to Your Yard

When people think of fountains, the first thing that comes to mind are extremely large and tiered fountains often seen in parks. That’s definitely one type of fountain size option to consider but they come in many other sizes as well. Some fountains are even small enough to add on top of tables! If ground space is limited, why not also add a wall fountain? It creates just as a large impact as ground fountains but takes up less space.

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Reasons You Should Add Fountains to Your Restaurant

Why you should have fountains for your restaurant

Adding  fountains to your restaurant can greatly enhance your business! With the explosion of Yelp and other social sharing services, it is highly beneficial to put your best look forward. Fantastic food is important, but in reviews, people also like ranking atmosphere and service. Creating a beautiful restaurant space creates a better experience for customers. Fountains can be used both indoor and outdoors depending on the style. Extremely versatile in size and styles, fountains are a great asset to your restaurant business.

1. Fountains Add Ambiance

Fountains creates a lasting impression that will bring back customers back over and over again. Not only are they beautiful to look at, but it create auditory stimulation and relaxation as well. Flowing water instantly creates a serene environment. The bubbling water also increases air movement around the area. This in turn lowers stress and relaxes the customer. Lowered stress means customers will enjoy the experience of your restaurant and it will turn into a positive environment for them.

2. Highly Customizable

Fountains come in variety of hues and textures. For some types you have the freedom to customize the type of material you want. Go for a marble look! Or how about a rustic stone style? Texture and color are quick ways to change the look and feel of your fountain. Different colors and textures can also bring out different accents to your restaurant.

Fountains come in a variety of sizing choices. Fountains can be small enough to be used on a counter or table. Wall fountains are the least obtrusive in space yet it creates a huge impact in design. Classic tiered fountains are great for restaurants with an outside patio area. Add floor fountains to the foyer or courtyard.

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Benefits of Adding Fountains to Your Office

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Think of fountains as an investment with high returns. Fountains create a bold impact for your business space. Cold office spaces are slowly starting to become a thing of the past. Warm and inviting office spaces are slowly starting to pick up in trend. Trendy office spaces such as the Google campus or Amazon campus are built with aesthetic in mind. These businesses realize that environment plays a huge key in increasing employee and client/customer happiness. This in turn increases productivity and brings in more customers and clients.

Aesthetically Pleasing Fountains

Fountains are a major decor piece when it comes to designing your business space. Use them as a focal point. Brighten up cold and bland walls with a beautiful wall fountain. These wall fountains come with unique rock/slate backs or mirror backs. Mirror wall fountains are great for bringing in extra light to the room. The semi-reflection is also perfect for small office spaces since it makes the room appear larger. They also come in many types of metal. For a cool and sleek office style, choose silver. For warmer styles, copper is best.

Mood Enhancer

The sound of bubbling water will instantly calm customers and visitors while creating a zen like environment. This relaxed state of mind, will bring in business since clients feel more at ease. With a beautiful space, the area will seem inviting and business forward. An office building that is well decorated shows that the business is forward thinking and capable. This creates a positive environment that will bring back customer and clients again and again.

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