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Planning Tips for an In House Party

Planning Tips for an In House Party

In-house parties are common to many people. They are inexpensive ways of hosting friends and family in a homely location. However, for them to be a success, good planning is paramount.  There is a menu to prepare, decorations, guest list to make, entertainment and all the other things, which are essential to create an awesome indoor party.  With all these matters, which need to be attended to, you may feel inadequate to hold a party at home. Nevertheless, with the following helpful tips, you can prepare a fun party that you and your guests will enjoy. Picking the right location to host the party is the first party. It is after this you can choose the theme and the decorations, which will go well with the place. While selecting the room, put in mind the number of guests, the theme and the attendees. If you are holding a birthday party for your kid, the basement or the playhouse will stand all the mess that the children will create.  Where the guests will be sitting most of the time, the dining room will make a perfect location. For a more relaxed atmosphere the backyard, will be a great choice.

A party without guests is never enjoyable. Hence, spread the word about the party.  Start by setting a guest list.  Know whom to invite and to be on the safe side, consider placing some age restrictions. You certainly do not want the authorities, gate crashing your party, in search of a teenager who is supposedly in your midst.  Emailing your invites is a convenient way of inviting them. However, you can personalize the invitation by drafting a little note.  Invite more people than the figure you would want to compensate for those who will not honor your invitation. Create a theme that is commensurate with what you are celebrating. If it is ladies night, colored lights and fun pillows will pronounce the mood. Decorate your party, depending on the people on your guests list. Tailor everything in the room to blend with your theme. Eating and drinking forms most of an in-house party. Look for a menu that will be acceptable to all your guests. 

Remember to factor in those with special needs such as vegetarian and the like. To ensure that you do not start running, in the last minute, ensure to shop for the supplies earlier. Use the Internet to search for great recipes, for your party theme.  You too want to enjoy the party, hence go for dishes that take minimal preparation and serving time. Decorations, serving utilities and the like, will be required in your indoor party. Buy these supplies as early as possible. To trim the overall cost, consider making some of the decorations on your own. This will ensure that you have a beautiful location for your party, without having to dig deeper into your pockets. Lastly, if you are inviting friends for your birthday party, you need to be available to interact with them. It is also your party and you should enjoy it. Make this possible, by letting guests serve themselves, simply provide the cutlery, the drinks and label the food. The next parties you will hold ensure to implement the above in-house party planning tips.

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DIY Toilet Installation

DIY Toilet Installation

When you are ready to rejuvenate your bathroom, you will likely paint the walls a new color, maybe hang a new Roman shade over the window, install a new shower curtain, or upgrade to a glass shower door, and change your old toilet out for a newer design that uses less water. Changing the toilet is a simple thing to do and requires very few skills or tools.

When you shop for your new toilet, you will also need to pick up a new wax ring seal. The wax ring goes beneath the toilet to create a seal where the toilet connects to the sewer drain pipe. These seals do not come with the new toilet, but have to be purchased separately. The wax ring will be less than five dollars. Anytime you have to lift the toilet up, or you experience leaks around the toilet, you will need to change this seal.

There are water lines behind the toilet that provides the water to it. You will notice the valve handle that shuts the water flow off. Turn the valve to completely stop the water flow and flush the toilet so that as much water as possible will drain out of the tank and bowl. All of the water will not drain away so you need to have some dry absorbent towels handy to clean up the water that might escape when you lift the toilet to move it out.

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Relaxing and Comforting Seating Ideas for Living rooms

Relaxing and Comforting Seating Ideas for Living rooms

 

 

 

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Creative Ways of Enhancing your Home Theatre Experience

Creative Ways of Enhancing your Home Theatre Experience

Entertainment has become part of today’s life. True to the old saying that goes work without play made Jack a dull boy, you certainly cannot stay without some fun. Gone are the days that you had to visit your local theater to catch a nice movie or go to your bar to watch a game. Now, you can make your home the center for entertainment.  You will be glad that you did, especially in the evenings after a rough day at work or when your little ones are on holiday. How do you transform your home into a theater?


To begin with, you must create that mood you get when you enter a theater.  Hence, pick a room without windows. This will shelter in all the sound coming from your system. Your basement will be a perfect choice. If that is not an option, pick another room and place heavy curtains to prevent natural light from filtering in. This will make the room great while improving the picture quality of the shows, movies and games.


Where money is not an issue, invest in an automated system that simultaneously draws the curtains and dims the light in front of the screen.  Then, paint the walls black or any other dark color and accompany it with red carpeting and theatre-style seating. Recliner seats are paramount in this room for comfort. Choosing a screen is the next step making your own home theatre.  A large screen will give a better view no matter where you place it.  It should also be portable and one that starts up fast. In addition, go for options that are energy efficient and those, which will not need regular maintenance.  If you decide to install a projector, choose a LED light source and hybrid laser for the projector, which hardly fails in brightness over time.

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DIY Deck Decorating Ideas

DIY Deck Decorating Ideas

Decks provide a fun and relaxing outdoor space. Upgrading your deck can cost you a substantial amount of money, if you engage a contractor. However, where your budget is constricting, or you want a unique outcome; it is best if you decorate it your own. You need a place that will offer maximum comfort as well as one, which represent your style. There are many ways of decorating your deck including the following. They are simple and interesting to implement. First, the deck is away from the main house. Hence, you will need some shade, for those hot summers or during the rainy seasons. Choose a shade that will be functional and at the same time enhance the look of the deck.  You do not need an expert to come up with a shade. Buy some colorful shades and install them. Then, bring in some ornate metallic chairs under the shade and a table to go with.  However, if you are lucky to have a tree canopy over your deck, hang decorative lights on the branches to create an amazing effect. If you want to restrict peeping toms, use curtains or screens to protect your deck area.

Nothing brings out the best out of a deck, then potted plants. They make it look natural and appealing. You can get creative by painting the pots in different colors, depending on the theme of your DIY deck-decorating project. Another simple thing, which will accentuate your deck, is a water feature. This can be anything from water circulating in a pot to a water garden.  This will create a sense of tranquility in those hot afternoons as you enjoy the breeze. You can get water features in all sizes and shapes, for all budgets. Therefore, a big deck is not a prerequisite when considering a water feature. Lighting is important in decks. Nevertheless, in as much as you require light, the lights you choose must be suited for all weather conditions. Hence, when shopping ensure the lights are designed for outdoors.

You can play with various lights from lanterns to spotlights to create a lovely ambience in your deck.  Use rope lights around the deck railings. Hang them on the potted plants. This will transform your deck a beautiful place for your families and friends when they check in. Lastly, you need furniture. Whatever you settle on, it should complement the design of the deck. You can extend your home décor to this area or you can contrast it.  It all depends with your preferences. Nevertheless, select furniture that will stand the test of time.  Wooden, steel and wicker sets are wonderful options and in particular when laced with loose cushions. Wooden chairs and tables will need some regular treatment. Most importantly, the furniture should be comfortable. Decorating decks does not have to be a nightmare anymore. Regardless of its size, you can still make a haven out of it with minimal costs and some degree of creativity.

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