Deciding on a clock for your kitchenWritten by Joey Lewitin
When deciding on a clock for your kitchen, it is important to understand conditions and requirements that this piece should fulfill. The kitchen is, in essence, a utilitarian room. It is designed to be an area which makes work of cook easier and more effective. However kitchen also serves a dual purpose, as a center of social interactions between different groups. Many people are drawn to warmth, good smells, and tasty treats of kitchen, making it a natural setting for gathering together. It is these two purposes that you have to consider when deciding on appropriate wall clock to use in this setting. UTILITARIAN CONSIDERATIONS Counter space is important in a kitchen. It is place where chopping, stirring, and setting out your ingredients occurs. As such you don’t have room for desk or floor clocks in kitchen, and you may want to decide early on to go with a wall clock as piece you use for rooms design. Designing cuisine is an art that utilizes fourth dimension of time. If you do not pay attention to when things occur; how long to cook an item, when to add a special ingredient; you will find it basically impossible to produce quality dishes. While most ovens have timers, a wall clock with an additional alarm would allow you to time two different things at once. You can set wall clock to go off when soup on burner is ready, and leave oven timer to determine when roasting chicken is ready. At very least you will want a seconds hand on this clock. Occasionally you have to do preparations that require small amounts of time, such as when boiling an egg. For occasions such as this, convenience of a seconds hand readily available on wall will be a welcome perk in your kitchen. DECORATIVE CONSIDERATIONS The wall clock you choose should fit seamlessly into design and color scheme that already exists in your kitchen. Work with structures that are permanent to room, allowing clock to act more like an accent to these designs rather then as a center piece. The colors of a Kitchens décor are determined by several factors. Due to function of kitchen, internal structures, such a counters, walls, and floors, will probably rely heavily on stone, wood, or ceramic, as these materials are resistant to stains and are highly durable. Large equipment such as ovens, sinks, and microwaves are generally made from metal, but can be painted almost any color.
6 Steps to Prevent Mould in Your BathroomWritten by Mark Davies
Despite regular cleaning mould can always occur in areas of high humidity around home. Baths and showers create warm, moist air that condenses on cold surfaces providing ideal breeding ground for fungi that produce mould spores.
The following steps will help prevent mould from taking root in your bathroom.
1. Extract Moist Air
Opening bathroom window is not an efficient way of getting rid of condensation, as it can simply blow moist bathroom air into rest of house. Mould will not grow on a dry surface so ensure you have an extractor fan fitted in your bathroom that will expel moist air outside.
2. Rent a Dehumidifier
The majority of mould problems are caused by condensation, and most condensation is caused by poor ventilation. A dehumidifier will condense moisture out of air in your home and store it as water in a reservoir, which must be emptied regularly. Renting a dehumidifier for a few weeks from a local tool hire company will soon establish whether you have a condensation problem or not.
3. Remove Carpets
Stepping onto carpet when getting out of bath or shower can lead to it getting wet, which will keep humidity level high in bathroom. Look into alternative bathroom floor coverings that do not absorb water.
4. Remove Pot Plants
Pot plants need to be watered regularly, keeping soil moist. This is an ideal breeding ground for mould producing fungi so keep them out of bathroom.