Whole House Water FiltersWritten by Mandy Thomson
So you know benefits of purifying your drinking water and have already installed a filter for your kitchen tap. But what happens when you get thirsty upstairs and closest water faucet is in bathroom? This is where a whole house water filter system will benefit you.
A whole house water filter produces purified water for all water sources in your house. Because it is a point-of-entry system, you will have purifed wter for every faucet, bathtub, even toilet in your home.
Using filtered water to flush toilets and wash dishes may seem like a waste at first glance. However, reducing household chlorine chlorine could play a crucial role in well being of you and your family. The Environmental Protection Agency states "Every household in America, on municipally treated water, has an elevated level of chloroform gas in area, specifically in showering, washing dishes, washing clothes, and flushing toilets."
Chloroform is a poisoness byproduct of chlorine that may cause damage to nervous system and kidneys. Chlorine has also been linked to asthma. Several studies have linked chlorine inhalation from swimming or working in pools to severe asthma-like symptoms.
Beyond Paint: Decorating Walls With StencilsWritten by Kathy Burns-Millyard
Painting walls in various colors is a quick and easy way to decorate any room in your home. But when you're looking for something a bit more artistic and unique, you might try your hand at stenciling.
Stencils come in a variety of forms: Simple geometric shapes to elaborate scenery. Really good stencils can actually reproduce famous paintings and designs too.
A simple room decoration stencil pattern to start with is borders. Stenciling borders can be done in addition to existing wallpaper, or as a replacement. Stenciled borders can be repeated geometric designs, or more detailed repeating patterns such as vines, flowers or leaves. Borders can also be placed at top of a wall, bottom, or in dead center for variating effects and design influences.
Stencils allow you to create friezes as well. This is done simply by starting with a strong contrasting color at top, and carried downward through gradually fading tints until they are lost in general color of wall
There once was a pink and silver room belonging to a young girl, where salmon-pink walls were deepened in color at top into almost a tint of vermilion which had in it a trace of green. It was, in fact, an addition of spring green dropped into vermilion and carelessly stirred, so that it should be mixed but not incorporated. Over this shaded and mixed color for space of three feet was stencilled a fountain-like pattern in cream-white, arches of pattern rilled in with almost a lace-work of design. The whole upper part had an effect like carved alabaster and was indescribably light and graceful.