Traditional architecture found throughout the home building industry typically provides two-story homes with the main living space on the first floor and the sleeping quarters on the second floor. However, a popular alternative to this floor plan has evolved that has become known as reverse living. Read on with me as I explain reverse living and help you decide when a reverse floor plan may appropriate for you.
In traditional two-story homes, active living space found in rooms such as the living room, kitchen, dining room, study and family room are found on the first floor. This arrangement provides ease of entry to and exit from the house during the normal course of the day, when homeowners and their families tend to make frequent and multiple trips into and out of their home and, in the process, want the convenience of a same-floor relationship between their indoor and outdoor living space. The more passive activity of sleep, typically occurring in the bedrooms, is relegated to the second floor, the least convenient level of the traditional two-story home.
The simplest form of a reverse living floor plan is the reversal of the living space and the sleeping space within a two-story … Read More
Do you know what one of the most frequently problematic thing is in a bathroom? A lot of people are tend to think things like the toilet but the real culprit is often a towel bar. Towel bars can come loose, break a piece, have fittings come out, etc., etc. It may seem that every time you’re turning around some part of your towel bar is slipping or just not working right. Well the problem may not be the towel bar. It may be that you don’t have the right kind of bar for the work you’re asking it to do.
All pieces of bath hardware come with certain capabilities. Usually they all have weight capabilities. What this means is the amount of weight that they can hold or the pressure they can handle being put on them. When it comes to these bars there are two ways this adds up. First is the weight of the towel itself. For hand towels this is negligible. But for bath towels heavy, high-end towels can be a couple of pounds apiece. Now add to this the pressure and weight you’re going to be exerting on the bar each time you pull on … Read More
I developed hemorrhoids when I was in my 20s. Occasional flare-ups occur when my stress levels are high and I eat too much junk food and too little fiber. After a few days of eating right, drinking lots of water and exercising more, symptoms disappear.
In May 2009, I moved from my home of 19 years into a condo. I did a lot of renovation work and I love my new place. But even good stress can cause problems. In October, I had a severe flare-up of hemorrhoids. Only this time, nothing helped. Finally I got prescription ointment and suppositories, and the bleeding stopped and pain subsided. Within days, it started again and got worse.
I did some research on the internet. There is a lot of good medical information and advice out there. I found one site that was loaded with helpful yet hilarious advice. Check out 001yourtranslationservice.com and follow the links to his natural hemorrhoids treatment page.
I experimented with herbal supplements, took sitz baths, ate bran, psyllium fiber and fruits and veggies, drank even more water and started exercising regularly. Everything helped a little but nothing stopped the pain or cured the condition.
Terrified at the prospect … Read More
Once upon time, in a quiet village, stood a small bungalow, which suffered from neglect because its owners didn’t have any money to maintain it properly. A sign "for sale" had been standing in the front garden for a very long time, but nobody was interested since the bungalow was of very modern design, which was a sharp contrast to the rest of the historic village. Day after day the wood rotted away and nature slowly took over the garden, until only a complete make-over could help the bungalow to survive…
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