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Posted by on 1:58 pm in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Creating Shade And Privacy While Still Feeling Outdoors In Your New Sunroom

Outdoor living is a desirable feature for homeowners, but you may prefer a more comfortable, conditioned addition of living space. Considering a sunroom is an additional living space that offers an outdoor feel without the extreme weather conditions, it can be a worthwhile investment for your home. While surprising to hear, the addition of a sunroom can offer you an estimated 80 percent return on your investment. Since you will be spending a great deal of time in your sunroom, consider adding shade and privacy using these unique window treatments and décor. Window Treatments The addition of a sunroom is a large, expensive project, so you will not want to close off the glass completely with window treatments. However, blocking off the harsh sunlight during certain times of the day will allow you to enjoy your sunroom more. Fortunately, here are a few attractive treatments that will block out some sun without decreasing the appeal of your sunroom: Blinds – Faux wood or wood blinds are great options for your sunroom, since they allow you to open and close off the sunlight when necessary. In addition, they can give you privacy when preferred. Shades – Installing shades in the sunroom is also an option to consider for shade and privacy. To align with the natural appeal of your sunroom space, consider shades in a bamboo or woven material. Curtain Panels – For a lighter feel, hang traditional curtain rods around your sunroom and arrange traditional curtain panels on the ends of each rod. Close the drapes to block out the sun or to create privacy, but allow the curtain panels to remain open when you want to enjoy the outdoor feel of your space. To create a natural, light, and airy space while still enjoying a little shade and privacy, consider using sheer curtain panels. Decor As with any living area of your home, you will want to add decorative elements to your sunroom. Thankfully, you can use décor to enhance the shade and privacy of your room. Consider purchasing multiple ceramic planters and pots and place around the perimeter of your sunroom. Install live trees, such as lemon or lime trees, that will not only add color and lush greenery for shade, but also provide fruit for cooking. When choosing a pot, make sure it is larger than 18 inches in diameter to ensure your fruit tree has sufficient space for growth. Tall bundles of decorative grasses are also great options to decorate your sunroom space. Bunches of hay, straw, and other floral elements provide shade in necessary parts of your sunroom while giving your space color and texture. You can enhance your sunroom space with window treatments and decorative accents without preventing the feel of being outdoors. Using this guide, your sunroom will become a favorite spot of your home. Contact a company like Rollins Construction for more information on...

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Posted by on 1:31 pm in Uncategorized | Comments Off on The Four Main Types Of Lightbulbs

Lightbulbs are the most common and arguably the most important electrical appliance in every home. They come in a wide range of different sizes and powers, and though they all provide the same function, work in different ways to do so. Understanding what the main types of lightbulbs are and the advantages that each type of lightbulb offers can help you choose the type that best fits your home’s illumination needs. Incandescent Fluorescent lights are by far the most common type of lightbulb, mainly because of their low cost. They work by passing an electrical current between metal filaments, producing light and heat. They are best suited for homeowners who are operating under a tight budget, and can be cheaply purchased in bulk. They also do not contain mercury, which means that they are not a health hazard when broken. However, incandescent lights are not very efficient. They use a great deal of energy to produce a relatively small amount of light, as a lot of energy is used to produce heat as well. This means that using incandescent bulbs will increase your energy bills in the long run when compared to other types of bulbs. Fluorescent Fluorescent lights are the second most common type of lightbulb, and are slowly replacing incandescent lights. They work by passing an electrical current through gases within the bulb, creating light. They are more energy efficient than incandescent lightbulbs, as energy is not wasted through the creation of heat, which can help keep energy bills low. However, fluorescent bulbs are slightly more expensive than incandescent bulbs, which can be limiting if you need to replace a large amount of lightbulbs. Furthermore, fluorescent bulbs contain mercury, which can be a serious health hazard if the bulb breaks. LED LED lights are the most efficient type of lightbulb on the market. They do not produce any heat when they are plugged in, and provide greater brightness when compared to other types of lightbulbs. They can work both indoors and outdoors, and will save you a great deal of money on your energy bills. However, LED lights are extremely expensive initially, which restricts their benefits to homeowners who are able to spend a great deal on new lightbulbs. Halogen Halogen lightbulbs work almost identically to incandescent bulbs, heating a filament to the point of glowing. They are slightly more energy efficient, but still produce a fairly significant amount of heat. They are mainly for outdoor use, though indoor variants do exist. They do not contain mercury, which makes them the ideal choice for homeowners who want a more energy efficient option but are worried about the hazards associated with fluorescent bulbs. Halogen bulbs are slightly more expensive initially than their incandescent counterparts, but make up for it through their improved energy savings. For more information, contact an electrician (like those at C & R Electric,...

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