Deciding on a clock for your kitchen

Written by Joey Lewitin

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The other major color source forrepparttar kitchen’s colors will come from its utensils. These can include spoons, bowls, knives, cutting boards, andrepparttar 135650 rest ofrepparttar 135651 repertoire of tools that a chef may use. The colors of these items will often be basic wood or steal, although they can also come in almost any color. Even though their location is semi permanent, they act as natural decorations and have an enormouse impact onrepparttar 135652 feel ofrepparttar 135653 room. If your kitchen is designed using natural materials it should be easy to find a wall clock made inrepparttar 135654 same or complimentary materials. Stone clocks come in a wide variety of colors and can be made from almost any kind of stone, including ceramics. Steal and metal colored clocks are also widely available, and can range from simple round to artistically soldered works. Wooden clocks can match cabinets, tables, and chairs, but you have to be careful withrepparttar 135655 kind of wood used. Certain woods will warp under extreme heat such as can be created inrepparttar 135656 kitchen. Wood is also an easy material to stain, and a pop of pasta sauce flying out ofrepparttar 135657 [pot inrepparttar 135658 wrong way can destroy an otherwise elegant décor item. For this reason getting a faux wood or plastic wall clock may be a better decision to make. If you can manage to balance creativity with utilitarian design, you can make a truly unique statement in your kitchen using something as simple as a wall clock. Your local yellow pages should be able to direct you to some good resources if you want to go to an actual clock store, and online there are hundreds of sites with a wide variety of clocks available. For starters you may want to try

Joey Lewitin is an author, artist, and designer of unique stone furnishings and home décor. The original designs of him and others can be seen at the site

6 Steps to Prevent Mould in Your Bathroom

Written by Mark Davies

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5. Check For Leaks

A constant but small leak can lead to untold damage if left unchecked. Ensure all pipe-work is bone dry (especially around connections). Have a close look aroundrepparttar shower tray and bathtub to make sure that all ofrepparttar 135600 seals are still intact. Mould growing inrepparttar 135601 silicone seal itself usually (but not always) indicates that moisture has got behindrepparttar 135602 seal.

6. Install Surfaces That Do Not Harbour Mould

Ceramic tiles are commonplace in most bathrooms but are cold torepparttar 135603 touch, attracting condensation. Althoughrepparttar 135604 tiles are waterproofrepparttar 135605 grout used betweenrepparttar 135606 joints can retain moisture and lead to mould growth.

Plasterboard (drywall) ceilings and walls can suck in moisture if they come into contact with water, enabling mould to grow even ifrepparttar 135607 surface looks dry.

A modern alternative to these products is bathroom cladding. This is a form of waterproof wall panelling that is warm torepparttar 135608 touch, so condensation will not form on it. Bathroom cladding uses no grout - each panel slots intorepparttar 135609 next using a tongue and groove system - so there is nowhere to harbour moisture.

Following these steps should lead to a mould free bathroom.

Mark Davies is the owner of The Bathroom Marquee(, a UK based online store specialising in bathroom wall cladding, ceiling cladding and the Outasight concealed shower curtain system.

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