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Creating Relaxing Spaces at Home

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There is comfort in knowing that you can come home to a relaxing place regardless of how stressful your day gets. For this reason, keeping your home as relaxing as possible is a good investment. There are fairly simple ways to transform your home into a relaxing haven. You will find plenty of DIY decorating inspirations that you can use to create the ambiance you want.

1. Maximize natural lighting. Appropriate use of natural light can help transform your home into a relaxing haven. Use light and breezy curtains to allow sunlight to streak in at daytime. Open windows when the weather is great to let in some sunshine and fresh air. Adequate exposure to sunlight not only improves your mood. It can also regulate your sleep-wake cycle, which aids in maintaining a healthy sleeping habit.

2. Choose the right houseplants. Plants enhance the soothing look and feel in your interiors. It adds a feeling of freshness in your home. However, bringing in some plants is also a responsibility you have to be willing to take on. Consider the amount of time required in maintaining your houseplant, bonsai tree, or flower before you bring it inside. Taking care of you plant can also be a great form of relaxation.

3. Keep things organized. A daily home organization routine does not have to take too much of your time. Schedule at least 15 minutes of your time each day to declutter and organize your living space. Preventing clutter buildup on a daily basis is a good habit to cultivate if you want to make your home a relaxing haven.

4. Pick the right décor. What is relaxing to others may not work for you. Some people prefer the comforts of many ornaments and decorations while others find a minimalist approach more soothing. Whatever your preference may be, make sure to go easy or choose your décor carefully. Consider using minimal décor to make your living spaces appear more spacious, airy, and relaxing.

5. Use soothing colors. Design using naturally soothing colors and shades. Choose calming hues of blue or green as well as earth tones that remind you of nature. You can also use the same shades of colors in choosing rugs or throw pillows.

6. Create a relaxation spot. Find a spot or room in your home that you can transform into a private relaxation space. Consider it as your alone time spot or for anyone in your household who may wish to use it. This can be an excellent space for meditation, reading, or whatever activities you wish do during your personal time.

Awesome D.I.Y. Projects With Saw Blades

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Make awesome D.I.Y. projects with saw blades!

Here are some ideas:

  • For Painting. Yes, that’s right. You can use an old saw blade for painting, just like what MyndScapes artist Daniel Thomson has done – as featured on ViralNova’s article – way back in 2015. He has painted stunning illustrations of a lush forest, a picturesque riverside, and a calm ocean on old saw blades – specifically on old power saw or long saw blades.

Check out SawingPros’ Scroll saw guide for more info on other kinds of saws.

  • For Tools. Despite being old, saw blades have edges. Why not make better use of these and turning it into pocket knives of your own or any other sharp tools for other building and recreating purposes? All you need to do is cut a portion of the saw blade (outlined into a knife) and insert the cut knife outline into a wood handle.
  • For Hanging. Be it a plant or a bulb, you can use an old saw blade to make a hanging surface for these. All you need to do is attach nylon wires on the sides of the blade, pull the strings together in an upwards motion, tie the strings, hang it somewhere it won’t sway much, and voila – you’ve got your own hanging surface for plants and bulbs.
  • For Other Decorations. This includes making old saw blades into placemats on the dinner table, cup mats, plant holder, candle holder, wall clock, mirror, and more! Indeed, there are lots of things you can do with old saw blades. Aside from those already mentioned, you can also use it to decorate your vehicles as a tire plate or a bike plate.

In conclusion, saw blades can truly be more than just tools for cutting down trees or pieces of wood to make wood products. Time and again, saws have proven that they are not just useful as household tools, but also for showcasing creativity in art and other aspects of designing. Aside from that, especially antique ones, old saw blades exude a little radiance. It’s not just about being reused or used to create an entirely new thing. It’s also about the history that saw blade has gone through, all for those like us who consider just about anything in life instruments of art.

So, what are you waiting for? Make your own awesome D.I.Y. projects with saw blades and you’ll never have to worry about not having cool things like those I’ve mentioned above.

Cheers to saw blades, old or new, and creative people like us!

Making Your Own Juice Bar At Home

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Ah, the summer heat is really on. With that, nothing is cooler than making your own juice bar at home.

That’s right! Just as you can make your own fresh juice or refreshing smoothie at home, you can also make your own juice bar at home.

And here’s why making your own juice at home is better

Sounds great, eh?

Ah, you can even picture yourself making fresh juices or refreshing smoothies right at the comforts of your own home already, as well as inviting your family and your friends over for a healthy pool party or a grill picnic.

Now, here are some tips for you:

  • Dedicate an entire space for your juice bar. Instead of putting your juicers or your blenders in a corner, why not dedicate an entire space for your juice bar in the kitchen? This way, you don’t have to go back and forth on the said corner and the kitchen table when gathering ingredients for your fresh juice or refreshing smoothie.
  • Put your juice bar near the sink. Making your own juice bar at home is just like making your own juice bar business somewhere else. It has to be near the sink, where you can easily clean your juicer or blender as needed or rinse your fruits or vegetables before mixing them up with other ingredients.
  • Add in a juice cabinet. Not that you needed to have a special cabinet, but adding in a juice cabinet for your juice bar will help you organize things more easily. You don’t need to go through every drawer and other cabinets anymore just to use what you need for that fresh juice or refreshing smoothie.
  • Use the right juicer or blender. While others think that mixing natural ingredients in a juicer or a blender is enough, it’s not always the case. You have to use the right kind of juicer or blender for your specific needs, so as to ensure its freshness and quality (you need more condensation; hence, a blender like what’s seen on http://juicerkings.com/best-personal-blenders/).

Indeed, nothing is cooler than making your own juice bar at home. All you need to do is dedicate an entire space for it, put it near the sink, add in a juice cabinet, and use the right juicer or blender.

Want to make your own juice bar at home? If yes, what do you think about these tips? Do you know any other tips? Share them with us on the comments section below!

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