Natural stone has been used to create beautiful roofs, floor and walls since a long time. A house with properly installed and maintained natural stone can last for hundreds of years. Any hard mass of rock is known as natural stone. In the old age, they were used in the building of various types of monuments, structures, commercial and residential places. In the current scenario, they are mostly used as a flooring material. The use of indigenous stones for the work of non-residential and home decoration has been around since 4,500 years. Natural stones were also used to construct the famous Pyramids of Egypt. Natural stones are basically of three types- igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary. Marble and slate are the examples of organic process stone, while granite is an example of the igneous stone. Limestone and Travertine are the examples of sedimentary stones. Natural stones are easily available in the market in different colours, shapes and sizes. Some common types are natural Stone Mosaics, Natural stone Tiles and Travertine Mosaics. The most popular types of natural stones are single tiles and multiple tiles. Properly maintained natural stone can last a long time. There are certain tips on how to care them. First, regularly clean the floor with a mild detergent. After cleaning, thoroughly rinse and dry the surface with soft clean cloth. Spills on natural stone surfaces should be wiped out as soon as possible. To protect floor surfaces, do cover it with non-slip mats while place trivets or placements on countertop surfaces. Do not use cleaners that contain acid on marble and limestone surfaces. Acids are harsh on natural stone. Natural stone turn out to be perfect materials for patios in tile form. It could be used as a paving for pathways and could be used to surround swimming pools and fishponds. It can resist terrible weather outdoors. Natural stones prove to be extremely good for fireplaces inside your home. Fireplaces are the location to flaunt the beauty of stones. The solidity and natural strength of the correct type of stone can secure and show off a fireplace as its best. A well-planned fireplace with natural stones can be a thing of great beauty in your room. Huge structures that are completely cast out of stone are a lovely sight to behold and easily catch attention. It is a strong and concrete structure. Even though it is more expensive, the end result would be stronger, more elegant and having a long-lasting investment. Every home has its own elegance and beauty which is portrayed best by the materials it is made up of. Building your dream home close to nature will surely add loads of beauty to it. In terms of timeless designs and durability Natural stone is the best material.
The new “golden child” of Collin County, the quaint little North Texas town of Prosper is expected to increase its population from 7,116 to 85,00 by year 2035. Its southern border extends for 9 miles along Highway 380 providing prime commercial opportunities and access to major thoroughfares for easy commuting. Schools are among the best in the district, and sports and recreational facilities abound. In anticipation of this alarming growth spurt, planners have begun adding a series of communities reflecting a variety of lifestyles and price ranges. The average home price in Prosper in 2008 was $424k and prices range from the mid $200s to over $1 million. All the communities have exceptional amenities and take advantage of greenbelts and natural areas such as ponds and lakes. Here is an overview of some of the communities, their amenities and price ranges. Whitley Place: This scenic neighborhood borders Wilson Creek, which winds through the community providing a natural focal point. The adjacent greenbelt remains with the addition of walking trails and parks, community pool and lake pavilion. Price Range: $300s to $1. 5 million Whispering Farms: 300 acres of country living just outside of town characterizes this community of large lots, lakes, trails, parks and a world-class equestrian center. Building lots for custom homes are also available. Price Range: From the $500sChristie Farms: This 48 home, gated community offers secluded one acre custom estate homes. Price Range: From the $500sDeer Run Estates: The luxury homes here sit on 1/3 acre cul-du-sac sites with an abundance of green space. Price Range: From $427,700 to $569,900. Gentle Creek: This premier golf community includes 630 acres with homes ranging from 8,000 square feet to 1 acre plus lots, and moderately sized patio homes. Price Range: From $300s to $1. 5 million. Custom sites bordering the course are also available. Lakes of Prosper: This is a quiet, extremely family friendly location with reasonably priced homes. Continue reading Golden Communities of Prosper Texas
Reston, VA-Net lease investors interested only in freestanding retail properties are ignoring a very lucrative investment opportunity–net lease retail condos. These properties offer many of the same benefits as traditional net lease investments. Moreover, they allow net lease investors (or net lease brokers) to put money into areas that traditionally exceeded most net lease investor budgets: dense urban areas with strong foot traffic. “In general, retail condos are very well located and have very good demographics and demand drivers,” says Harmar Thompson, senior vice president of Lowe Enterprises Real Estate Group. The Los Angeles-based developer recently sold the retail portion of its CityVista project to Columbia, SC-based Edens & Avant. Located in Washington, DC’s Mount Vernon Triangle neighborhood, the mixed-use project includes 441 condominiums, 244 rental apartments and roughly 116,000 square feet of retail. The project is structured with a condo regime, Thompson says, which allows Lowe Enterprises to sell pieces of the project to monetize other components.
I took the plunge! I have pre-ordered mine new Kindle 2 two weeks ago. My new expected Kindle arrives on Tuesday February 24th (according to the shipping tracker). I am already convinced I want now to find the best cover for it. There are several places, also there is a fairly good discussion of the different kinds of covers available, but I am not sure about what’s the best. Now is available a wide variety of Kindle 2 accessories, including new covers from Cole Haan, Patagonia, M-edge, GelaSkins, Vangoddy, Belkin and more. For example: Cole Haan has many Hand-Woven Leather Covers for Kindle 2 that are indeed stylish, although they are rather pricey. This custom covers, made exclusively in India of hand-stained New Zealand leather. I should say that they are not for those who would rather have something mass produced in China or for those who don’t care to stand out from the crowd or draw attention. They are absolutely beautiful! I figured many might start ordering it. There is a strong chance that you will be quite unique as it is are rather pricey. For those of you who don’t know, Cole Haan is amazing and is actually worth the price you would pay for their stuff. I have one of their purses and about 5 pairs of shoes. The purse is the softest thing I’ve ever touched and the shoes make my feet sing. Seriously, their leather is like butter. Continue reading The Best Kindle Covers For My Kindle 2
Kerala- the land of God’s own country is wedged on the bank of Arabian Sea and rumbling Western Ghats. Its alluring beauty is attracting tourists from every corner of the world. Dressed in with the emerald green forest, colourful flowers, sprinkling water and perfume air, no doubt Kerala is the best place to spend holidays. Backwater destination, exhilarating beauty of Munnar and the copious beauty of the landscape gives a unique look than other tourist’s destination of India. These unique possessions of this place make one of the most admired tourist’s destinations of India. Visit any time of the year and you are sure to get spell bound with its mesmerizing beauty. The coconut country is blessed with serene beaches submerged in the golden smiles of sun. Its running waves and the silver beaches attracts tourist to touch the pristine water running towards the shore. Tourist enjoy there holidays in the beautiful picturesque beaches. Take a long walk on the silver line dotted with palm and coconut trees leaving a foot print on the silver sand. Some enjoy sunbath sipping the nature’s best necture that gives an awesome experience of beach life. Couples do enjoy the beach life in there fullest. While some enjoy indulging in the beach sports, some are seen sprinkling water on each other. Beaches of this place are full of life and give a perfect environment to spent memorable moments of your life and your visit to God’s own country. As one can never think life without oxygen, it’s same with Kerala backwater destination. This coconut state is incomplete without backwater destinations. Though time is changing at its own pace but beauty of Backwater retains its properties still the same. Enrolling yourself in this famous backwater gives memorable moments to cherish all through you tours to Kerala.
Timber window and door systems have grown into affordable, safe and aesthetic window solutions that suit all kinds of home and commercial designs. The timber window designs and shapes have evolved from classic to contemporary, providing window design solutions that create trendy and sophisticated home designs. Most facades of modern home design demand multiple windows, presenting designers with complex options of materials and designs to choose from. Modern windows are so designed to suit the specific requirement for individual homes, high rises and commercial office spaces. timber windows offer not just the classic good looks that wood can offer but also brings in the advantage of long lasting and low maintenance qualities associated with timber and timber products.
A fence extension can keep your dog safely in your yard without you having to increase the height of the fence or resort to chains or shock collars. Fence extensions are not unattractive and many are easily removed and transported to a new fence if the owner needs to move. This is a great solution to the problem of dogs climbing or jumping fences. Many homeowners have the problem of keeping their dogs in their yards because the dog climbs the fence. Many of the solutions to this are unsightly or unwieldy. “Invisible fences” have their problems too, as some dogs ignore the shock and the invisible fence does not protect the dog from people or other animals like a conventional fence does. Building a new fence or a taller fence is not within many owners’ means and some areas prohibit fences above a certain height. One answer is to install a fence extension that extends about a foot inward. This stops a dog from being able to get purchase on the top of the fence, with which it can launch itself off the top and out of the yard. Since dogs’ bodies aren’t set up to reach behind their ears, Rover will have to get used to staying in his own yard. In addition to preventing your dog from getting hit by a car, this also prevents the injuries that are caused by a 6 foot drop onto hard surfaces.
TAYLOR, Mich. , December 17, 2008—Wallside Windows—the largest retailer/manufacturer of windows in a single geographic market in the United States—has listed eight steps to follow whenever you face the task of washing the windows in your home: 1. Prepare a cleaning solution of one capful of ammonia in 2 gallons of water or 1 cup of vinegar in one quart of water. 2. Dip a cloth, sponge or chamois in the solution, and wring it out to almost dry. You want just enough solution to cover the window without flooding it. 3. Wash the surface of the window with the sponge, paying special attention to the sides and corners of the window frame, where dirt and grime tend to build up. 4. Dip a squeegee into a bucket of clean water. Press the squeegee lightly into the surface of the window, starting at the top and pulling down vertically, stopping a few inches before the bottom of the window.
Fleas And Roaches – A Safer Alternate to Poison Some years ago, I hosted a talk show about health on a Palm Beach radio station. Someone called in, and wanted to know what to do about fleas, as she was violently allergic to the various poisons that people put on the back of the neck of their dogs. (A lot of dogs and cats don’t like them either. )I had found solution years ago, and I told it to her. Purchase a large “squeeze bottle” type plastic bottle of Boric Acid. It’s in a fine powder, and if you point the snout down and squeeze the sides, it comes out in a puff of fine powder. To start, vacuum the carpet(s) where your pets sleep, or, ideally the entire carpet in a house where all the floors are carpeted. After a thorough vacuuming, go around squeezing the boric acid in a cloud all over the carpet. You’ll have to brush some of the excess into the carpet with your shoes, or a broom. It will take a week or so, but after that, even with outdoor cats and dogs, you will find very few, or no fleas. Boric Acid is virtually harmless, to children, and your pets, but deadly to most insects. Another thing that I discovered more recently, is a product sold at many health food stores. It’s a product made with mixing common yeast and garlic powder. Mix a half teaspoon into their food every day.