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By Roelf Nel

Add a touch of elegance with an indoor Slate Wall Fountain

The wall fountain is a new way to enjoy the beautiful aesthetics of flowing water inside or outside your home. Depending on where you choose to place your wall fountain, determines the overall style of the fountain. Indoor fountains create a more modern look and lie flush against the wall, like a framed painting or work of art.

An indoor wall fountain will bring tranquillity and a touch of nature into your home. The gentle flow of water can bring a sense of relaxation and create a stress-free space. A safe haven to go to and unwind from a stressful day.

There is a range of different materials used to create a wall fountain. An elegant option is to select a natural stone like slate. Imagine a beautiful art piece hanging on your wall, the canvas is natural stone, and the picture is water gentling gushing down, creating a tranquil space to get mesmerised. A space to dream about the future or to think through the events of the day.

The Slate Wall fountain is like purchasing an original art piece. This natural art piece will differ in variations of colour and textures. Each slate surface being different to the next and each manufacturer designs a different wall fountain. With so many options in size, frame finish, and slate colour, you can customise slate wall fountains to suit your taste and home decor.

Depending on the room you are choosing to install the wall fountain, you can have a small fountain in the bathroom or a large three-slab wall fountain to cover a wall of your living room. Most slates are grey in colour and range in a continuum of shades from light to dark grey. Slate also occurs in shades of green, red, black, purple, and brown. Finish off your art piece by framing the slate wall fountain with a stainless steel finish or rustic copper, and antique black copper.

You can accent any room with your unique slate wall fountain. The slate wall fountain calms and relaxes the environment with its natural touch, while the water circulating humidifies and purifies the air. Not only does a slate wall fountain add elegance and beauty to your home, it creates a sense of relaxation and tranquillity. Who couldn’t use more tranquillity in this fast-paced busy world?

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By Roelf Nel

Enhance your backyard with a fire pit

Many people want to be able to utilise their backyard space year round. They want to be able to enjoy all of the benefits of having a nice patio or deck and have a comfortable living space created. Many are turning to putting a fire pit in their backyards to enjoy this space all year round.

A fire pit can make an attractive and functional addition to a backyard space. When designing your patio is a good time to include the fire pit.

Typically, the patio and fire pit are concrete with the same design work featured in both the patio and fire pit. This is a great idea to make a very sturdy and functioning fireplace that matches the entire patio.

There are other types of fire pits as well. A pit is generally one that is circular and open. A Chimeneas is a type of fire pit that is enclosed and has a chimney. Some people prefer this type of pit as it cuts down on ash that is blown around since it is enclosed; children also can’t get to the fire as easily.

A traditional fire pit is open but a screen is optional to close it preventing ash from flying. This type of fireplace has tall sides made to sit on by designing benches around the pit.

Some of the fire pits that are on the market today are portable. This is ideal if you want to move your fireplace around your yard. This makes the pit very versatile and useful.

Make a traditional fire pit by digging a circular hole and then placing stones around it. This may seem practical for camping but may not be the best choice in a backyard where there may be pets and small children that will inevitably trip and fall into the fire or stones.

Families have learned that once they install a fire pit, backyard entertainment takes on a new dimension. There are many occasions for gathering around an open fire and adds new possibilities to your outdoor entertainment.

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By Roelf Nel

Brighten Up Your Bathroom

A bathroom can have the tendency to have a cold feel. Surrounded by marble, tile, travertine, porcelain, glass, and metal, it is no news that the bathroom isn’t the warmest place in the house.

It is easy to counteract the cold feel of a bathroom by the application of lighting styles and effects that bring out the warmth of colour and brighten up the room.

Bathrooms tend to be dark. Unless you have a window, it can be hard to give natural lighting to an enclosed room. Typically, a bathroom has one single source of light. This highlights all the bathroom’s dark spots. The single light source creates shadows that make the room look smaller.

Brighten up your bathroom with scattering lighting around the room to cast light in all the dark corners. You can add character and style to your bathroom by the light fittings you select.

If you have to install switches in unusual locations, make sure to select from the lighted ones so that you can identify the switch in the middle of the night. A great way to add intimacy to a bathroom is to incorporate a dimmer that will give you a wide array of options when it is time to take a relaxing bath or when getting ready to go out.

Another way to brighten your bathroom is by adding wall lights around your mirrored cabinet. Not only will it make your room look bigger, but also it has the added benefit of aiding your morning makeup or shaving routine.

Mirrors are a simple way of increasing both how big and how bright your bathroom looks. A small trick that will have a big impact is having a very narrow frame on your mirror, maximising the effect it has on the room.

A sun tunnel is an investment you can also consider. Sun tunnels are a great way to bring in natural light into a windowless room and are suitable for both flat and pitched roofs.

White surfaces will help any light really reflect around the room, illuminating as wide a space as possible. Try to keep the room as white as you can and use an accent colour for your fittings or décor to help the light spread.

Contain all the light with a white ceiling, and glossy white tiles will make the walls and floor shimmer with light. When choosing an accent colour, having a distinct contrast between dark and light shades will help to emphasise all the bright areas in the room. This could work nicely as an accent wall in either a bright colour pop shade or a dark earthy tone. You could also try having patterned tiles around the basin or above the bath to draw attention to your fixtures.

Metallic or shiny accessories will reflect the light brilliantly; gold or silver accents on your fittings will do the trick perfectly.

For many bathrooms, there is a lack of natural light, but there are many tricks you can try that will effectively brighten up your space.

Try out a few of these tips and you will soon notice the difference in your dark or windowless bathroom!

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Add a touch of elegance with an indoor Slate Wall Fountain
Enhance your backyard with a fire pit
Brighten Up Your Bathroom