Bamboo sinks for the bathroom & kitchen

We’re always telling everyone how tolerant our bamboo boards are of water. Well here are some real world examples …
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5 Basic Additions To Increase The Curb Appeal, Look, Quality, Value, And Satisfaction Of Your Home

If your property was built by a standard builder in the last two decades, odds are they neglected to incorporate lots of features you wish you had currently. It seems builders and consumers have determined that obtaining “more for their money” means getting more living space, while disregarding the design and appearance of their house. [Read more…]

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Restaurant interior design ideas

Even when the chips are down, people love to escape to a restaurant. The interior design of a restaurant is critical to it’s appeal. Here are a few ideas that we have gathered from interior designers for you to consider: [Read more…]

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Ideas to decorate the Children Bedroom furnishings

With regards to decorating a kid’s bedroom it seems like an uphill task for the parents as to many questions pop to their head. Ought to they program the room around their child’s beloved cartoon character? Or ought to the mother and father paint the room to appear like a tropical forest or a fortress? [Read more…]

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When Building a Bed Frame Be Sure To Select The Right Size

When learning how to build a bed frame, it’s important to understand the different options available. Let’s talk about the different bed types available and the accessories that accompany them. One of the most important accessories for a bed is obviously  , the bed frames. Just like many other accessories bed frames can be found  in a variety of designs  , style and  size  , which range from double bed frames, to single frames, queen sized to king sized and many others  . As a rule of thumb , choose a frame size which concurs with the size of the bed, in other case the entire effort involved in the procurement of the frame will prove to be a waste of time . [Read more…]

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Choosing A Garage Door

Looking out to change your old garage door? Have you considered sustainable bamboo as an option? When it comes to choice of the right garage door there are plenty of options available.

Although there are a few sorts of garage doors, it is the sectional steel door that is the most common type. Made from steel, these are one of the most enduring and sturdy garage doors. Besides, they’re quite affordable. You can simply find one that matches your budget restraints well.

Often, there are not many options with regards to the size, design you are looking for sectional steel doors. When searching for a sectional steel door, you often only have the option to make a choice between narrow and wider doors.

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Study on the manufacture of bamboo panel components for a prefabricated house

Prefabricated bamboo houseINBAR performed a study to look at the feasibility of manufacturing a prefabricated house using bamboo panels. The study looks at some important considerations;

  • Physical and mechanical properties
  • Sound insulation properties
  • Thermal transmission properties
  • Fire resistance properties
  • Cost analysis

We’ve interpreted aspects of the study to represent South African conditions and requirements in the post. Have a look, we think that the results merit serious consideration of bamboo panels for prefabricated housing projects. [Read more…]

Outdoor Kitchen Furniture – Find Out How To Appreciate Your Own Open Air

Gone are the days of pulling your house seats and table to dine in the open. The grill has been replaced by the outdoor kitchen having all of the conveniences of the indoor kitchen yet none of the heat on a warm summer season day. In these days there is a totally filled backyard kitchen from stove, refrigerator, wine coolers and all sorts of things like the kitchen sink. The dining table and seats can now remain indoors as the outdoor kitchen furniture replace them. [Read more…]

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What to Decide Before Starting a Kitchen Remodel

A kitchen remodel is an exciting proposition.  There are many things to consider—and frankly—fun things to decide.  Decisions have to be made about cabinets, countertops, appliances, a shiny new faucet and flooring to name a few.  Unfortunately, like most home improvement projects, there are some things to consider before starting kitchen remodels. [Read more…]

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Potential shortage of lumber

According to Niel Poland (MD of Mullican Wood), we could be seeing a shortage of hard woods as early as January 2010. He says the US hardwood harvests have declined by 50% in the last 10 years.

Here is a copy of the audio interview.