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The Best Things In Life Are Free (Kinda)

The Best Things In Life Are Free (Kinda)

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Sometimes, the best things in life are the things that the earth gives us. We don’t have to expand or develop on the things that it grows or produces in order for it to be something that we can use or adapt to our lifestyle. While this sounds a bit cryptic, we are probably missing out on quite a lot in our lives simply by skimming over the basics and leaning towards more complicated products – and it simply doesn’t have to be this way.

Products: Toothpaste and toothbrush

Swap for: Miswak or Charcoal

Swapping your toothpaste and toothbrush for miswak is like taking a step in the right direction. Miswak https://miswakclub.com/ comes from the Peeru tree and is harvested with your teeth’s health in mind. It naturally releases antiseptics, oils and sodium bicarbonate to help you achieve a whiter smile and fresher breath without having to use toothpaste or even water. There have been many reports to the benefits of charcoal powder used to whiten teeth too, and while it may seem counterproductive putting something black on your teeth in order to get them to a lighter and brighter colour, it’s one of those strange things in life that actually works … just don’t question it.

Products: Shampoo and conditioner

Swap for: Kitchen ingredients

You don’t have to be going to the store and investing in the latest shampoos and conditioners. Chances are that you already have the ingredients readily available in your kitchen to make your own. Generally speaking, the fewer ingredients you use, the better; you don’t want to overcomplicate matters by adding in stuff that isn’t necessary. A lot of people have cited coconut oil as the thing that works wonders for their hair, and olive oil and honey are constant contenders in the best ranked products that you can slather on your scalp. Although it may sound quite sticky, be assured that you can wash it out quite simply – you can find out more about different homemade shampoo and conditioner recipes at http://hair.allwomenstalk.com/fantastic-natural-homemade-shampoos/.

Products: Facemasks

Swap for: Fruit, Vegetables and Water

There is no way that you’ll ever be buying another facemask again after finding out how simple it is to make your own. It’s probably cheaper in the long run, too – especially if you make in bulk for a pamper party. As with the shampoo and conditioner, you probably have the ingredients lying around your house just waiting to be used up. Drinking a lot more water will help with the hydration of your skin and the receptiveness to the natural products that you are putting on it. Blend up your selected fruits and vegetables with natural oils and oats to make a thick mask which will do nothing but benefit your skin. Things like bananas and vinegar may seem like a messy (and rather stinky) combination, but your face will thank you for it. Utilise what you have got around you and see if it works – if you see any signs of a reaction, stop the use immediately and try something else.

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What’s Your Home Personality?

What’s Your Home Personality?

Have you ever considered the personality of your home? This might sound like an odd question but there’s a style in your interior décor – or at least, there should be. Just like your sense of fashion says something about you, such as, for example, your choice of colours, shapes, and materials, the way you decide to arrange your home will be just as revealing. If you have not yet thought about home decoration, it’s time to sit down and check décor inspirations to get started. The only way you can feel at home in your house is by giving it a personality that matters to you, by making your house a nest of comfort and elegance. While you can always check blog articles for ideas and read about the latest design trends, you need to go a little further to make it work. You need to figure out what you like and what you want to be surrounded with. Indeed, the more you adjust your home to your tastes, the homelier it will feel and the more you will love its comforting colours and lines. Remember that your home décor is your sanctuary; this is the place where you can recharge your batteries. So it’s important to make it work for you! Here are some of the main trends to suit most personality traits of homeowners. Which one is yours?

The Zen Master: Clear And Natural Colours

Modern and discerning personalities have a natural attraction for simple colours and shapes that are a reminder of the shades you can find in nature. Have a look at designers such as Milk & Sugar that have been discussed in a previous article of TheStylishSplash.com.au. Milk & Sugar is an Australia-based homeware specialist that works with a palette of earthy and natural colours. This type of colours is best suited for a homeowner who is conscious about his or her Zen potential and who wants to maximize the peaceful feeling in the house. If you are one who loves a little bit of Feng Shui philosophy in your home décor, this is exactly the kind of arrangement that you should be looking at. Additionally, it’s good to note that you will find it easier to set a zen décor in a new build structure, as most designs tend to be already built around a Feng Shui palette. Have a look at the models from VisionOneHomes.com.au, for example, that maximize natural light and neutral colours in a perfect Feng Shui statement. While you can create your zen paradise in any home, starting with a new build property will make it an easy and smooth switch.

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The Taste Of Simple Things: Sunny Greek Style

If you are one who loves the tastes of simple things such as a glass of milk or good company, you need to make sure that your home décor reflects on this approach to simple pleasures in life. Working with a Greek-inspired décor gives you access to a handful of colour and material options that are designed to create a spacious room and to make the most of natural light. This starts with whitewashed walls, or white painted. Any proper Greek villa will have elements of blue, whether you decide to paint your doors or to use a blue throw, it’s up to you. The delicate mix of white and blue reminds the peaceful waves of the sea under a clear sky. What more does one need to be happy? Choose simple materials, such as cotton and olive tree wood to create a soothing ambiance that will take your worries away.

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The Warmth Of A Spanish And Mexican Style

For those who love a southern approach to life with a lively and energetic lifestyle, have a look at Spanish and Mexican décors to balance your feisty personality. All you need is to set a scene with colourful walls in orange ochre, red and yellow to remind the colours of the favourite spices of the Spanish cuisine and to maximize the effect with statement cushions. While it may be a little tricky to find the right type of cushions in your everyday shops, check for sellers on Etsy.com who are local artisans with a great knowledge of style. Finally, finish your southern style with the display of bright paintings full of temperaments such as a reproduction of Picasso’s cubist portraits or a landscape by Dali.

The Romantic Soul: British Cottage Comfort

If you are one who cries when reading Jane Eyre or who love the story of Little Women, there’s no doubt about it: Your strength is your sense of romance. Make it also your sanctuary with an elegant British cottage style that combines flowery patterns for your furniture and wallpapers, elegant laces for your tablecloths, and pale shades of pink, blue, cream, and green for everything else. Remember to buy a proper porcelain teapot to complete the picture of ideal British romance. There’s a special charm to romantic little cottages that comes from the presence of tamed wilderness in the garden. Check some of these garden ideas from Countryfarm-lifestyle.com to turn your garden into a British cottage jewel. With this style, your house will immediately feel 10 times homelier and, this is the ideal design to put your traditional family values at the center of the attention.

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The Creator: The Brave Modern Eye

Creative personalities have a lot of fun with decorating the home as they can experiment with their sense of colours and shapes to create new statement pieces. If you have the courage of a creative mind, you will need to look for ways to break the natural structure lines of your home with the introduction of new materials and colours. The use of unexpected combination such as a concrete kitchen countertop in an old-fashion room, for example, can create a new sense of space. It’s not uncommon to mix materials and add metal and glass elements in the least expected areas, such as adding a glass floor in one room. Additionally, as a creator, you also have a strong sense of high tech which allows you to pick the latest technology for your home and to highlight them in the most stylish fashion.

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Beautiful Skin From Within

Beautiful Skin From Within

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If someone were to ask you about your skincare regime, you’d probably start talking about creams and lotions.

You’d talk about your nighttime routine, how you use face masks, what you think the pros and cons of K beauty are. There’d be a mention of serums, beneficial acids and how you use them, the luxurious feel of a moisturizer seeping into your skin.

That’s skincare, after all. It’s topical lotions applied to your skin, face masks draped over your face. It begins and ends at your bathroom vanity, save for the occasional research trip online.

… Right?

Wrong.

There is a fundamental to good skin that many women miss out on, purely because it’s not mentioned very often. The food you eat and the liquids you drink make a huge difference to how your skin looks. In fact, it’s genuinely not pushing the bounds of supposition to suggest that if you’re not taking care of what goes into your body, what you put on top of it doesn’t matter.

Your Skin Is The Biggest Organ

… so treat it like one.

Let’s say you wanted to improve the health of your liver. The best way to do that is through diet changes, both additional (such as eating more beneficial foods such as tomatoes and avocado) and by subtracting (cutting down your alcohol intake). The liver is an organ and thus we recognize the things we consume impact it – so of course, the same is true for our skin.

Improving Your Skin Health Improves You

It therefore easily follows that improving the health of your skin is going to make you healthier in general, too. Should you choose to eat and drink better as an additional to your skincare routine, then all that goodness is going to improve your general health. As Pink Mama points out, managing your well-being doesn’t have to be difficult.

So if it takes the idea of better skin and thus less need for lotions and potions to motivate you to make generally-beneficial changes, then all the better!

The Changes You Can Make

There’s no need to be patronizing, so there’s not going to be a list of the things you shouldn’t do for the sake of your skin (and overall health). You know it already. You may have heeded that advice or you may have ignored it, but most of us have heard it a thousand times over.

Instead, let’s look at what you can eat to give your skin health a boost – and all with a much lower price tag than the latest anti-aging fad serum!

 

  • Avocadoes. Packed with healthy fats and with a high lipid content, your skin will love you for adding these to your diet.
  • Sardines. They might not be the most tempting, but sardines pack a serious punch with omega 3 and 6 – all nutrients that your skin is craving.
  • Nuts, especially cashew and brazil nuts. Nuts have a high calorie content, but they are also full of nutrients and fatty acids that your skin will love!

 

Bone broth. Make it yourself from leftover roast dinners and you’ll increase your gelatin intake, improving skin health exponentially.

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Real Men Dating “Lesson 3”

Guest Blogger and Musician, Cy Bryon

“Lesson 3”
So often attractions are so commonly physical nowadays that getting to know someone has become a lost art. You think just because you’ve seen her with her clothes off, you think you’ve seen her naked.

Ok, so, tell me her dreams. Tell me what breaks her heart. Tell me what she’s passionate about, what makes her cry? Tell me about her childhood. Even better yet tell me one, just one memorable story in her life that doesn’t include you…….. I’ll wait ??????????????

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You need to look at her as if she is art.

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Learn her curves, her lines, where they begin and end. Discover her depth. Interpret her as her creator sculpted her. See her with imagination. She’s not just beautiful, she’s art and art makes you feel something .

Of course, she accepts your compliments on her face, her hair, her body, etc. graciously; and she is, indeed, beautiful. But not like just a girl in a magazine. She was beautiful for the way she thought, the way her eyes sparkled when she talked about something she loved, for her ability to make other people smile even though she was sad. She was beautiful because she fearlessly wore her scars with pride. She wasn’t beautiful for something as temporary as her looks.

You can compliment her over and over and she will smile when she hears it, for she has that beauty that eyes can’t deny. Just Remember, if she’s amazing she won’t be easy, if she’s easy she won’t be amazing. If she’s worth it you won’t give up and if you give up, you are not worthy. Yes, she is beautiful, yet strong enough to only be moved once you see her for the beauty that is her spirit.

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The Five Crucial Stages Of A Romantic Relationship, And How To Know You Are Ready For Them

The Five Crucial Stages Of A Romantic Relationship, And How To Know You Are Ready For Them

Romantic relationships are amazing and stressful. But wonderful, yet can be confusing. In fact, they can have you thinking that up is down and chasing around in circles. But romantic relationships don’t have to be so confusing. Especially if you use the guide below to work out which stage you are at, and whether you are ready to move on to the next one. Then you will be able to move forward with confidence and truly enjoy your life as part of a couple.

You are ready to date

How do you know when you are ready to date someone? Well, most people think it’s when they are lonely. But this isn’t actually the best reason to start a relationship. In fact, a lot of advice now, is that you have to learn who you are first. Before getting tied down with someone else.

This is because if you get into a relationship too early is easy to start to take on some of the other person’s personality before yours is fully formed. In fact, this can happen at any age if you haven’t first taken the time to get to know yourself and what you want out of life.

But what does getting to know yourself look like? Well, it can be anything from exploring the things that you are interested in. Such as art, literature, exercise or any other hobbies. Or it can involve traveling the world and have new experiences on you own. Which is not only tons of fun but will show you that you can cope when thing get tough, without being codependent on another person. Or if could be that you give yourself some time to pursue your career goals. So you can dedicate your focus and energy to that and having some fun, before you decide to settle down.

Most importantly getting to know yourself is about not letting being single define you, and learning to deal with emotions of aloneness is a constructive way. By doing this, you know that any relationship you do decide to get into will be for the right reason. That is that you have a true connection with that person, rather than the fact that you feel uncomfortable being on your own.

You are ready to ‘go steady.’

OK, so this isn’t the 1950’s! So maybe ‘going steady’ isn’t the best term to use. But you know what I mean! I mean dating someone exclusively, making a commitment to them as your significant other, and working towards bringing your lives together as a couple.

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But how can you tell that you are ready for this stage of your relationship? Well, despite the lovely notion of a whirlwind romance, for most folks it takes a little time to know if you want to invest your emotion in another person or not. Yes, it’s easy to mistake the first flushes of a relationship for something more lasting. But in reality it’s best to wait for a little and see how things work out in the longer term.

That is partly because it takes a while for you to really get to know the other person and what make them tick. As well as how this fits in with you and your goals in life.

Generally, you know that you are ready to go steady in a relationship if other potential suitors start to lose their appeal. Maybe you are thinking about the person all of the time? Or perhaps you have started imagining what your future together would look like? If this is the case, then it’s probably a good idea to have the exclusivity talk and make it official.

You are ready to move in

Now, back in the old days, it used to be that folks would date for a while and then get married. But that isn’t always the case now. For a lot of people, there is a stage in between where they cohabit or move in together.

But how do you know that you are ready for this momentous step? Well, if you are spending an inordinate amount of time looking at houses for rent online and in the paper, that might be your first clue. You are obviously thinking about how it would be to further integrate your lives.

Or it might be that you are sick and tired of living out of a suitcase. As you and your other half spend so much time together, one or other of you is always at the others place.

But moving in together is a big decision and shouldn’t just be based on convenience. You have to think about the longer term effect that it could have on you as a couple as well.

For instance, it can be a lot harder to break up if you live together. As you not only have to stop seeing that person, but you have to deal with the financial and material issues of splitting one household back into two.

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You are ready to get engaged

So some people might take this step without living together first, perhaps for religious reasons? While others will do this after they have lived together for a while. But how do you know that it is the right time to pop the question, or say yes when it’s asked?

Well, first of all, if you are dreaming of diamond rings, and your other half getting down on one knee, you need to come back to reality, first. Yes, it’s super fun getting engaged and celebrating your love and commitment with your friends and family.

But getting engaged is a promise to marry, and spend the rest of your life with that person. If you can’t see that happening, then it might be better to not take this step in the first place.

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Secondly, your decision needs to be based on the amount of emotional intimacy that you share as a couple. With the general idea being that you see each other as soul mates. Meaning that you feel that this person gets you in a way that no one else has, and that you have an unshakable connection and respect for one another.

If you worry that you will break up every time you have an argument, then maybe you are not quite at the getting engaged stage. As you need to be able to weather the bad times as well as the good times to make it succeed.

Having said that, it is unlikely that you won’t have any doubts as to whether you are doing the right. In fact, it would be worrisome if you didn’t, as then you obviously weren’t thinking about things deeply enough. Which you should be doing when making a true, life long commitment.

In fact, that is why having the time of being engaged before you actually get married is so useful. This is because it allows you to work out any remaining issues in the relationship, while you prepare for the wedding.

You are ready to get married

It’s funny, but if you are an anxious person, you can know down deep inside that you are ready to get married. But still, worry from time to time in the lead up to the wedding whether you are doing the right thing.

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But sometimes instead of looking for a huge thunderbolt moment, it’s the little things that can convince you that you have made the right choice for your life partner. For example, if you are calmer when you are with them than when you aren’t, it’s a good sign.

Or the small fact that they take the time and effort every day to make you smile can help reassure you that you have truly found the one you are meant to marry.

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Six Quick Tips For A Spick and Span Home

Six Quick Tips For A Spick and Span Home

We all know that cleaning your home can be an extremely time consuming task. You want to kick back and relax after a hard way of work, but it’s impossible when you see the list of household chores stretching out in front of you. Luckily, there are a few things you can do to save yourself valuable time and free up your schedule to do more of the things you care about. Here are just a few ideas to get your spring cleaning started.

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Use Aluminum Foil…To Do the Washing Up!

This may be one that you have simply never considered before, but aluminum foil can be a useful tool when you are washing up. We have all experienced the nightmare of trying to scrub stuck on food off casserole dishes or baking trays. Screw a clean piece of foil into a ball and use a couple of drops of dishwashing liquid to scrub away those stubborn stains.

Use A Pillowcase…For Dusting!

So far, this blog seems to be using various items for jobs they were never intended for, but using a pillowcase for dusting will work – trust me! If you have some ceiling fans around the home, a pillowcase can be the perfect tool for stopping dust going everywhere. Slide it over one blade at a time, slowly drawing the fabric back. The dust will then be contained in the case rather than being spread back all over your room.

Use A Rubber Glove… To Pick Up Fur!

Though you may adore your cat or dog, you certainly won’t love the fur that they leave all over the house. Even vacuum cleaners can struggle to pick this up. A simple way of picking up the fur that has been left on furniture is by putting on a pair of rubber gloves and running your hands over the upholstery. Any fur will then end up sticking to the gloves.

Use A Vacuum Cleaner…For Vacuuming!

This one may not exactly seem revolutionary, but so many advances have been made in the world of vacuum cleaners in the last few years, buying a new one will save you a huge amount of time and energy. Check out http://www.bestvacuumfor.com/ for guides and recommendations. You will need to work out the type of surfaces you will be using it on, how mobile it will need to be and whether you want an upright or a canister model.

Use A Toothbrush…For Scrubbing

Okay, we’re back on track again. A toothbrush can be used to get into those hard to reach areas – the nooks and crannies that regular brushes and cloths simply cannot reach. If you’re a stickler for making sure everything is clean, this could be the choice for you.

Use A Towel…For Curtain Cleaning!

Many people vacuum their curtains, which can be immensely difficult and time consuming. Instead, hit them with a towel so the dust falls onto the floor and vacuum from there.

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Real Men Dating “Lesson 2”

Guest Blogger and Musician, Cy Bryon

“Lesson 2”
A few months ago a friend asked what my opinion of a real relationship should be!

Well here ya go lesson #2 ? It’s when naked means unveiling your walls ,your fears, and emotions.

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It’s when a kiss can make you weak and tremble. It’s when there are no secrets only raw truths. It’s feeling safe and comfortable and never questioning. It’s having a person so close to you that undressing their mind and thoughts is the sexiest thing you can do. It’s loving without fear and jumping without regret ! It’s leaving for work and rushing home just bc you crave that person. Finding that a night in can be 10x the amount of fun as any bar. It’s little notes randomly placed to be found later just saying i love you or your beautiful . Just cooking dinner while they tell you about their day over a drink . It’s never wondering how you’ll feel tomorrow bc you know you just know that they desire you with the same intense passion that intoxicates you every second. It’s sleeping every night with nothing but their name on your lips.

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Cabin Fever! Decorating Your Wooden Home

Cabin Fever! Decorating Your Wooden Home

So, you’ve taken the plunge and have bought a wooden home. The craze for cabins has been all over the place recently, and more and more people are chipping in to purchase one of their very own – either as a permanent residence or as a vacation property. Wooden homes and cabins hold a lot of appeals. They tend to be in remote locations, away from the hustle and bustle of city life, surrounded by woodland or mountains. Not a bad view to wake up to every morning, then! They are also much sturdier than the majority of people would think, with the latest designs being capable of withstanding even very strong winds. Finally, they are an interior lover’s dream – after all, is there anything more Pinterest-worthy than an adorable, cozy cabin? If you’ve just bagged your own cabin and want to make the best of it (who wouldn’t, really?) here are a few tips on nailing that rustic, chalet-style décor.

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Soft furnishings

The number one rule with log cabin décor is to make anything soft and fluffy your best friend. One of the most desirable things about cabins is that they look warm and welcoming – think back to the recent trend of Danish hygge. Your cabin needs to be cozy, so invest in plenty of rugs, blankets and cushions, so the place doesn’t feel too bare. A sheepskin rug is always a winner in a log home, and don’t be afraid of buying throws and cushions in a mismatch of styles and colors. The haphazard look of clashing prints will make it look as though you have lived there forever, collecting hand-me-down blankets as you go.

Caring for the wood

One thing is for sure about having a log cabin: you need to be prepared to take good care of it. Of course, all homes need a certain level of care, even one made from traditional bricks and mortar. But your log cabin will need specialist care, so it is worth educating yourself about the best exterior wood stain for log homes, among other things. Your wooden walls will be at risk of things like damp or termites, so always make sure your humidity levels in the home are at a reasonable level. If you do need to clean the wooden walls in your home, always patch test with a product first, as some cleaning products could potentially damage your wood.

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Bring the outdoors indoors

Cabin style is all about being close to nature. Hang up beautiful nature paintings, or even your own personal photography of the place you are lucky enough to call home. Don’t bother spending money on fancy ornaments and statues – simply find an unusual looking branch outside, bring it inside and pop it in a quirky vase. It’s super cheap, but sets you on your way to creating that rustic look! Having an abundance of house plants can also help create a cabin wonderland, especially if you use seasonal flowers and leaves.

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It’s A Building Site!

It’s A Building Site!

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You know how you’ve always wanted that dream kitchen, gorgeous lounge or en-suite guest bedroom? There’s never been a better time to carry out some home improvements because with spring in the air the weather’s warmer and less prone to storms. You’ll also have the pick of the builders because lots of people choose to hold off on having building work done in the months leading up to the summer holidays. Why? Well if you’re away you can’t accurately check on their progress, can you?

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Creating An Open Plan Space

Open plan living is trendy, modern and highly desirable but it’s important to note that not all houses are designed for it , and if you do decide to knock down walls, create archways and take off doors then the aesthetic of your entire home will change. It’s also worth thinking about heating and lighting as wooden doors tend to act as natural draft excluders so if you remove these you could find your gas bills increase almost overnight. When it comes to planning the design of open spaces you need to consider what that room used for and how it interacts with other rooms nearby.

For instance, what can you see from your living room right now? If there’s a wall up it’ll probably be nothing but once that’s removed does the lounge back onto the kitchen? Dining room? Or into the hall? Which rooms get the most light or overlook the garden and do you have enough space to move around without bumping into furniture? Don’t forget to think about how far your dining room or proposed eating space is from your kitchen too!

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Converting Your Loft

Before you begin covering up floorboards, sketching out room designs and calling builders for quotes when it comes to loft conversions you need to think smart. You may believe that it isn’t much of a big deal, but a transformation is going to change the structure of the house, which means you need to know if the building can take the extra weight. Don’t forget if you plan on turning the loft into another bedroom you need to be able to stand up in it! If you’ve got a sloping roof, there’s obviously going to be much less room than downstairs so check the head height first. You may also not have thought about it yet but how are you planning on getting up there?

Existing ladders are fine for the occasional trip to pop something in storage but if you’re converting, fire regulations state you’ll need actual stairs as well as possibly needing to remove the old boiler or water tank to elsewhere in the house. If you have an en-suite, you’ll need to install plumbing as well as make sure there’s extra blown fiberglass insulation as lofts can get quite chilly. Conversions will need building approval, but not necessarily planning permission as it all depends on what you intend to do with the space. If in doubt speak to a local builder who should be able to advise you on your design as well as any costs, materials and the time the project’s going to take.

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How to cool a memory foam mattress?

Guest Blogger, David H.

How to cool a memory foam mattress?

Memory foam mattresses are very comfortable. But unfortunately some of them are just too hot to sleep on. As a result, you might not be getting enough sleep or waking up feeling very tired even though you have a high quality memory foam mattress and you need to immediately find the best hot mattress solutions so that you can sleep well.

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Your memory foam mattress gets too hot because you are in direct contact with a foam block. It is normal that it heats up and it won’t be a nice feeling. So in this article we will provide you with the best hot mattress solutions:

1-     Use a mattress cover:

A mattress cover will allow your body to cool off. Many people feel very comfortable with their foam mattresses that they don’t want to change them even if they are too hot. But with a mattress cover, you can hardly feel any difference.

You should choose a mattress cover that is breathable and designed to absorb your sweat. The mattress cover will also protect your mattress from stains and spills and it can be easily washed in the washing machine.

 

2-     Use a Mattress Topper :

This is one of the best hot mattress solutions. Mattress toppers are designed to provide more cushioning. But you already have a foam mattress and you don’t need any more cushioning. So in this case, you should go for a thin mattress topper, ideally from 1 to 3 inches.

When you choose to buy a topper, you are actually creating insulation between your body and the foam in the mattress. It is normal that your body heats up during sleep, but sleeping on the mattress will heat up the foam too. That is why; you should use a mattress topper that is not made from foam so that it doesn’t transfer your body heat to the mattress where it gets trapped.

Cotton is used to make mattress toppers because it is breathable and will act as a barrier between your body and the mattress. Wool is another material that will draw the moisture away from your body and will make you cooler.

 

3-     Use the right sheets:

Some materials are known to trap heat more than others. Synthetic materials in general heat up way more than natural ones. If you always wake up sweaty, this means that you are not getting the comforting type of sleep. Moreover, some people will wake up no matter how tired they are because their mattresses are too hot. Go for sheets that are made from materials like cotton. Choose a thread count between 200 and 800, to ensure that your body heat will not be transferred to the mattress. Sateen is a cheaper option to silk and will stay very cool. Bamboo sheets will keep your body very dry as it absorbs your body moisture while feeling like cashmere.

 

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4-     Control the temperature in your room:

You can keep your room cool by adjusting the AC temperature, keep a fan going or keep a window open. Bed fans are designed to blow air under the bed and along the sheets. They are usually very quiet and the speed can be adjusted with a remote control without ever having to leave your bed.

 

Conclusion:

Cooling your mattress can improve the overall quality of your sleep which will have a positive effect on your health. Follow these tips to have the best hot mattress solutions and make sure that you are having a night of uninterrupted sleep.

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