Tuesday, September 27, 2005
Home Show in October
This is one of the most exciting months to be able to find a great quality home improvement show, specialist log and timber frame home shows, general remodeling, design and decorating and garden shows.
It's well worth the effort to set out and visit a home near you for the chance to be able to talk face to face with professionals for ideas and advice on new materials and best building methods for your diy home improvement projects.
It's also a fantastic opportunity to be able to find qualified and certified contractors who will be able to do work for you to help you improve the quality of life your home gives you and help increase it's value.
Our extensive list gives details and contact links for more information on home shows on both sides of the Atlantic - with some of the very best home shows in the US and UK.
Please use the internet links or telephone numbers that we provide to confirm details before you set out for your home show in October.
Often the home show websites also provide money off coupons for the entrance price for their specific home show - and also details on parking - if it is free or if there is a charge.
Our list is available for you here at Home Show in October to help you plan you home show outings. You will also find a link at the end of the list to our main home show page which has links to other home show months - and tips and ideas on how to survive a home show in october.
The fall is thankfully a busy time for home shows where you can gather all the information and contacts to help make your home improvement project a success.
Enjoy your home show in October...
Home Improvement and Fianncing.com
Sunday, September 25, 2005
There is little that can have so much positive impact and at the same time be such an easy build than an esthetically appealing, typically flat roofed wooden pergola.
A deck or a patio area outside your home provides you with some good clean ground or above ground space where you and your family can sit out and enjoy the garden in full bloom in the sunshine.
If you want to use your outdoor living space for more than just sitting in the sun then you need to provide your patio of deck area with some sort of shade shelter.
Nothing can be adapted so easily to the many different types of architecture of different styles of homes than a pergola.
Plain designed pergolas with straight cut beam and rafter ends, show well against a more modern home and are often painted to suit the environment. Green, amber and purple are popular colors and tones of colors that can work well linking the home and the garden.
More ornate pergolas, with beautifully crafted beams give an elegent shade shelter to country style homes, these wooden pergolas are built using wood that has been sealed and even tone tinted - where you protect the wood and still enjoy the attractive grain.
The simplicity of the design of pergolas means an enourmous amount of flexibility of size, height and placement. An original pergola structure can be expanded down to another level and even be built to provide shade for your car.
A pergola gives a different dimension to your outdoor living space with climbing plants and hanging baskets - and can become an oasis garden room where you can relax and enjoy the view.
Find out how you can build your own pergolas and how you can make an individual design statement by adding your own carving ideas to beams and rafters ends.
How you can create a pergola open to the stars... or use a variety of materials to provide more shade from the sun, we have the articles and pergola pictures that give you the ideas.
As far as the design of pergolas go, the world is your oyster - when you understand the many building options and basics of How to Build Pergolas with our series of articles and including our Free Pergola Plans.
But please remember - as always, your safety is more important than your project, know your power tools and always wear and use your safety equipment.
Invest in your Nest and enjoy building Pergolas !
Home Improvement and Financing.com