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Tips to Repair Wall and Floor Cracks

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 Category: Building Concept

Cracked Floor TilesCracks can be very dangerous for houses, especially when they occur on the whole building or on a two storey building. It would be much better to plan for home renovation because structural cracks might endanger the family members’ lives. Yet, if it is only a hair crack, or structural crack on some points only, you can use another way to deal with it without having to do a big house renovation.
Therefore, the first step to do is to find the type of cracks:
Hairline cracks
This crack is less than 1 …

Is an Open Truss Ceiling Good or Bad?

Monday, April 7, 2014 Category: Building Concept

Traditional Interior Design with Exposed Beam Ceiling
Ceiling is a roof truss cover that makes the room neat and clean. It is generally flat shaped, following the pattern of the existing space. There are variations of ceiling shapes, including the drop ceiling in which the middle part is raised about 10 to 20 cm. The shape makes a room more beautiful, attractive, and not monotonous.
But we often find ceiling that follows the slope of the roof, usually called slanted ceiling or sloped ceiling. The resulting impression is the room looks spacious and roomy as if the room …

Reviewing and Renovating Houses after the Floods

Sunday, March 30, 2014 Category: Building Concept

Flooded HouseFlood is a seasonal natural disaster which often occurs in various areas in various countries. After the floods hit homes, the home owners will deal with a lot of things related to house cleaning. If you experience the same thing, you might  deal with some flood problems at house as follow:
1 . Floor
Some of the most common problems found are hollow sounding tiles, a continuous discharge of water from the grout, and a dirty grout. Although the tiles are still in a good position, the tiles are no longer glued …

How to Cool Your House Naturally

Saturday, March 29, 2014 Category: Building Concept

Wooden Bedroom Design on the Secon FloorImage credit: hometrendesign.com
One of my friend once asked me a question, “My bedroom is on the second floor and it feels very hot there, especially when it is sunny. I use zinc roof. How to make my room cooler naturally?”
I have a brief explanation to that question. Well, second floor is always warmer than the first floor. It is because the second floor receives more sunlight and does not get a good cool air supply due to its location which is far from the ground. In addition, the zinc roof …

Terracotta Tile: Solution for Efficient Exterior Wall Treatments

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 Category: Building Concept

Modern House with Brick WallExterior wall of the house is the area most exposed to the sun or rain water. That is why we often spend extra money in constructing the exterior wall. Some use exterior paint that resists weather changes. There are also waterproof wall coatings available in various attractive colors. In fact, some people prefer choosing materials other than paint coatings. They chose to protect the exterior walls with ceramic or natural stone with a reason that those materials are easy to maintain and to clean.
It turns out that the idea of …