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Month: November 2019

American Bungalow Style Homes

An American Bungalow Style home is a perfect blend of beauty and functionality. These homes have a characteristic main porch and are usually single floor constructions that have a warm and cozy atmosphere. The American Bungalow Style is one of the popular options of architectural designed homes in the Hollywood Hills. This style of home has its origins and influences in several different styles from over the world as well as many variations. The word Bungalow itself is derived from the state of Bengal in India, where the word bangla was used to describe a low roofed dwelling with a central room having many adjoining rooms leading off it – a place of rest for travelers. When you view some architectural designed homes in the Hollywood Hills you will realize that although a few of them are described under the head of a bungalow style home, some have the craftsmen influence, others have traces of the colonial Spanish haciendas, and some other have the look of a Japanese tea house or a Swiss chalet. However, even though there are many variations within this style of American homes, there are certain distinct characteristics that set it apart from other styles. Of the architectural designed homes in the Hollywood Hills that are of the Bungalow style, a common feature is always a covered porch or verandah, that links the outdoors to...

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Find Your Solution

Life on planet Earth is riddled with problems. Little problems, big problems, we all have them, pretty much every day. But what matters isn’t the problem, it’s the solution! And oh, how easy it is to lose sight of that. My phones went down a couple of months ago. Since we don’t get cell reception where I live, I am completely dependent on my landlines. That’s why I have two of them, in case one of them goes wacky. Except this time both lines went out, and given how important communication is in my line of work, I was in full-blown panic mode. All I could think of was “What if one of my clients can’t reach me?” Sure, there’s email, but much of my work and other matters rely on the phone. What if there’s an emergency like a fire (common in our area) and I can’t phone out? I couldn’t even call the phone company to get my phones fixed! How’s that for ironic? Problem, problem, problem. No thought at all for the solution. Way too much “poor me” going on… And then I remembered Autumn Michels and Rachael Steffens. Autumn, at 14 years old, has been blind since a brain tumor was removed when she was 4, which saved her life but deprived her of sight. She adjusted beautifully, navigating her home, school and environment with...

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Cornwall Cottages – For an Unforgettable Holiday Experience

Cornwall is a beautiful seaside county in England and is one of the most popular vacation getaways in the world. Out of the many other holiday accommodation options such as hotels and serviced apartments, seaside cottages are the most popular. More and more travelers and tourists today are finding out that the best way to holiday in Cornwall is by booking a seaside cottage. Why Stay in Cottages? Tourists, travelling to Cornwall are slowly moving away from staying in hotels and serviced apartments. Why? They’ve all found a better way to have fun and enjoy the Cornish seaside. Seaside cottages bring with them, all the conveniences that a hotel can possibly provide at almost a third of the price of a five star hotel suite. Unlike hotels and apartments, most cottages (if you haven’t booked one away from the beach!) are located on the seaside. Prices Before we go further you need to know that most of them are on a self-catering basis. These Cornish accommodations are perfect for family holiday getaways and will give you a feeling of being at a home away from home. In general, a typical cottage will come at a fraction of the price of a five star hotel. There is no better way to enjoy staying near the Cornish coastline. Making Choices There are a number of cottage accommodation providers in Cornwall who...

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A Guide To In-House Planting

House plants when properly developed not only provide a pleasant look but also purify the indoor air. But in-house plants need extra care and here are some tips to guide you through proper in-house planting and care. To bring the highest development of leafy plants cultivated in the room, it is necessary to keep in mind that it is the leaf which prepares food for the whole plant. But leaves only function in the presence of sunlight and in a room, there is a lot less sunlight than outdoors. A plant one meter away from the window only receives about one-fifth of the light received outdoors. So the closer we place the plant in the window, the lighter it gets and the better it develops. Also keeping the plants near the window ensures a lot of fresh air supply to plants. The main mass of fresh plant is water. Plants cannot be live without water. The large leaf surface evaporates from water, more so in a dry air. Room air is dry, especially in winter in a heated room. The evaporation of water plays a significant role in plant growth, so the water loss from evaporation must be replaced efficiently. The evaporation is limited by low temperature and humid air. In addition to that, covering plants with a wet piece of canvas spread during the night also reduces evaporation....

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Essential Tips to Finding Condos for Sale

There are a few tips you may want to take under advisement when looking for a condo for sale so that you know the one you choose is the perfect match for you and your family moving forward, a place where you will feel safe and can enjoy for years to come. One of the first things you are going to want to take into consideration before you even start looking at a condo for sale is to consider your lifestyle. Are you a small family with young children a handful of pets? Are you a single professional looking for the convenience of a lock up and go or are you a young couple who enjoy spending weekends away at various destinations throughout the country? Your lifestyle will determine if condo living is the right choice for you. Remember a condo, or condominium, is a unit in a complex. This means that you will have neighbors close by, but you also get the added benefit of a host of facilities and amenities. Some come with swimming pools, others come with laundries and there are those that also include a small fitness center as an added convenience. With your lifestyle identified and you have decided that a condo for sale is the best choice for you right now, you are going to want to look for an experienced an agent....

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