Decorating Small Bathrooms

You can never change the space of your bathroom though how elegantly you decorate it. You can make an illusion though that your tiny bathroom space is spacious by adding some strategic and inventive decorating ideas.

Bathroom vanity units will also help make your bathroom look good, elegant and attractive. So despite the minimal space that you have, you can always play with your decorations. Decorating small bathrooms is very challenging for designers and decorators. However, if you have the right combination of furniture and fixtures, colors, flooring or surfaces and lighting, it will be possible to create a look of a bathroom that has a much larger space. As we step into the 21st century, most bathrooms have significantly expanded in relation to size. Some master bathrooms today have palatial size equipped with all sorts of bathroom vanity units. On the other hand, homes that were built several decades ago usually feature smaller bathrooms. There are even new constructed homes in highly urbanized areas that feature small bathroom space.

These small spaces can greatly benefit with certain decorating tricks that will help create an illusion of a spacious room. One of the first things that you need to keep in mind when decorating small bathrooms is to consider the color and light. Generally speaking, any space that has a bright lighting will always look larger than those with dim lighting. It is for this reason that you need to take advantage of the natural light that streaks into the room. Ensure that the curtains are translucent. Keep the windowsills free from any objects that will block the sunlight from getting inside the bathroom. Accordingly, choose paint colors and have a color scheme that focuses more on lighter tones and livelier hues. Your overall style will affect the look of your bathroom. It is recommended that in a small space, use traditional, country or rustic styles.

These styles tend to feature more embellishment and décor when compared with modern styles. Lighting will help you greatly in making a small space look more spacious. The shower area and the sink should be lighted with task lights. Space over and below cabinets also need to be illuminated in order to create a height and depth in the small space.


New Concept: Airport Personal Transport

A group discussion with the Link Airport has given us idea regarding the latest design being developed right now into a prototype. The said design is that of an airport personal transport that the passengers will be able to have access to reach terminal gates and destinations within the airport faster. The designed buggy will be driverless and will be parked in the car park where the passenger can start his ride.

The speed of the said personal transport is three times faster compared to walking. In order for designers to create a prototype model of the driverless airport personal transport, they need to raise around $100,000.

The personal transport will be beneficial to those who are in a rush to catch up with their flight. It will save the passenger the trouble of walking around the airport maze to the terminal gate carrying heavy luggage.

The driverless car is being developed by an 88 year old designer who graduated from Harvard University. The aim of the designer was to lessen the stress caused by rushing to meet the boarding time since the buggy will be accessible from the car park.

The Harvard graduate is from East Falmouth, Massachusetts and is named William Alden. He and his colleague William Donkin who is also from Massachusetts are the brains of the Airport Personal Transport system. They have started a campaign in order to raise around $100,000 which they will need to build a prototype.

The vehicle will be powered by electricity and can accommodate two passengers at a time. It is semi-autonomous and has a speed of three times the walking making it possible for passengers to reach their destination at 1/3 the time needed.

Their aim of building a prototype is to show how the vehicle will look in real life and how it will operate in transporting passengers. It will be automatic and though small, it can carry the passenger’s bags as well and move around the airport, pedestrians and vehicles.

They have nicknamed their design as the personal automated chauffeur which they have posted on their website. It will be an additional option when booking an airline ticket. Passengers will need to book an APT as well.


Millions All Over The World Expected To Join Earth Hour In Response To Climate Change

According to UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, hundreds of millions of people all over the world are expected to join the Earth Hour and switching off their lights this coming Saturday night as a way of demanding a solid global agreement concerning the climate.

At 8:30 pm (GMT), Saturday, you can expect many of the world’s finest and brightest structures will experience an hour of darkness as Earth Hour peaks in on its 9th year. The secretary general said via video, this year’s Earth Hour will hold considerable significant because in about 9 months, there will be a pivotal UN meeting regarding the changing climate of the world which will be held in Paris.

He said that climate change is a problem of the people because the people are the ones who have caused it and they are the ones affected by it. It is because of this, it is only the people who can put a solution to this growing climate crisis. For this very reason, the United Nations will be bringing all of the nations together in Paris so that there would be a new universal climate agreement full of purpose and meaning. He said that the meeting will culminate a year of sustainable development action.

The organizers of the meeting said that this will be their biggest demonstration yet. The Earth Hour chair, Sudhanshu Sarronwala, said that the Climate Change is the issue of the generation and that an hour without lights will affect and inspire millions of people around the world and spread awareness.

About 7,000 cities in 172 different countries are expected to join the demonstration. Most of the world’s most famous landmarks will also be turning their lights off. Among these landmarks are the UN building in New York, the Houses of Parliament in London, Rio de Janeiro’s Christ the Redeemer (Cristo Redentor) and the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France.

Ed Davey, energy and climate change secretary of Britain said that it is time for everyone to recognize how climate change can affect everything that we know and do.



Police Recovers Stolen Property From Key Peninsula Storage Facilities

Commercial storage units are important for a number of reasons. When your furniture is piling up, storage units are perfect for extra storage space. They can also be used to store the personal belongings of a family member, or a loved one, who had passed away. You can use them to store the valuables of your college kid whenever they come home.

Storage units have become an important part of life as evidenced by the number of storage facilities and units that people rent out all around the world. But unfortunately, there are also people who take advantage of the convenience that storage units provide. People with ill intent like thieves and criminals would often use them to hide stolen valuables. They use the security provided by storage units the wrong way to soothe their own twisted needs.

Just like with the storage units in The Key Peninsula located in the Puget Sound area in Washington. Just recently, police have recovered a large sum of stolen property in the storage units located there. Like all recoveries, it first began with a loss, or in this case, theft.

According to the police, it was the employees of a certain business establishment that had discovered a break in within their premises last April 24. They had noticed that a truck was missing along with lumber. They had managed to find the truck but they had also found out that it had traveled to Fox Island. The police were able to develop leads and identify names of a number of suspects who may have been involved in the crime.

When they had made a search warrant on one of the suspects, it became evident that there was a large amount of property hidden in a storage unit that can be found in Pierce County. Another $200,000 was found during another search warrant on the storage units and they had also discovered at least 8 truck thefts which had left 9 victims.

Authorities have said that the operation had primarily centered on commercial or rental trucks so that they could steal property. About $1 million worth of property were revealed to be stolen while only a small amount had been recovered.


Outdoor Décor Made Good With Hanging Baskets

Baskets are useful in any way you can think of using them. Each type of basket has its own unique purpose like the Paper Mart baskets which people can fill with goods and give as a gift. Baskets can also be used as a good decoration. Some people would decorate their baskets and place them in their home.

But there is also another way baskets can be used as a form of decoration. Hanging baskets have become a popular outdoor décor in the past few years. They are the best choice when you want to put some life into your patios, porches and decks.

There is no doubt that wherever they may be put, they will always bring with them color and fragrance. Other than that, hanging baskets can be a great alternative for people who wish to engage in gardening but do not prefer the flower bed route.

According to a professor at Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute, it takes about 3 to 4 months for a hanging basket to grow into a marketable size. It takes quite a lot of tender loving care in the greenhouse which may also be the reason as to why these baskets, and the plants that come with them, do not come cheap.

If people would buy hanging baskets, they would need to make sure that they would take care of the hanging baskets.

When you decide to get a hanging basket, you must first consider the plant that would go along with it. This could be tricky because in order to pick the plant, you must also consider the place you are going to put them. You should be knowledgeable enough to know where your chosen plant can survive and there are often labels on them that can help you do that.

Since hanging baskets are perfect for the outdoors, you should always make sure that they receive sufficient amount of water.

Finally, you should know that hanging baskets would need proper maintenance. They can be really messy if they are not taken care of properly. Make sure you would remove the dirt or the flowers and leaves that fall on the ground.