Every year 2 million home burglaries are reported in the U.S. If homeowners were to take a few extra security measures, this large number can be reduced. It is very important to know what you can do to prevent break-ins as this is not only a matter of your personal belongings being taken, but also a violation of privacy and that can have many emotional effects on a person that last a lifetime. A few measures you can take include installing motion lighting, locking all doors and windows, and preparing for out of town trips. Please see the infographic below for more information.
Beginning a home improvement project, no matter what size, is exciting but it’s a bit daunting too! There is so much to consider. It’s important to take time at that stage to carefully think out what you want from the project, your budget, suppliers and so on. Even a project as small as creating a feature wall in your living room, for example, can make a real impact but effort is required to get the “project” done and done well.
Ask advice from (well informed) family and friends or if it’s a big enough project obviously professional advice is relevant. It’s a good idea to take notes at the outset about what you wish to achieve i.e. what are your goals. Perhaps you need more space in your kitchen or you wish to create a dedicated home office from a space under the stairs; it’s important to put your goals to the forefront and not let the project take over. If your purpose was to create extra storage space, don’t get deviated by side projects like updating paint colors without fulfilling your end goal.
Our friends over at EZ Living have put together this useful infographic that highlights some phone and tablet apps that will make the project (however big or small) a lot more planned and even fun. It also includes some handy quotes from relevant experts. Check it out below.
Buying a house is likely to be the biggest financial commitment that you will make for your entire life and, while the experience can be both exciting and nerve-wracking, it’s important to get it right in order to avoid excessive extra costs in the future.
And when it’s your first time buying a home, it can be a little overwhelming with lots of unknowns, legal wranglings and lists of things to do in order to get the keys to your first home.
Luckily, when you’re ready to make your first move, we’ve got this extremely thorough infographic created by Legendary Home Services to walk you through the must-do’s of your first purchase.
It’s been accurately quoted by Helen Keller that “The only thing worse than being blind is having sight, but no vision.” It’s not important what means are available to you, the wisdom of utilizing those means correctly is what counts. That’s exactly what we are trying to focus on in this article regarding the playtime for visually impaired children.
It’s important for children to be involved in games at an early age to be successful in every walk of the life. It was understood well by the ancient educationist and, therefore, included as a customary element for schools and colleges curriculum. In this aspect, the indoor games are as important as outdoor ones. Indoor games have a major role in shaping up a child’s mental health and intelligence. However, these games are not accessible for the visually impaired children or the blind children. In actuality, they too must sharpen their mind and intelligence using indoor games. If those children can make use of Braille, why can’t they have access to games which are intended for them? Has this question crossed your mind while having a read at this article?
However, with a gradual development in technology, a solution is available for this issue in recent times. Now games designed exclusively for visually impaired children are available for them. It focuses on innovative methods of involving children in art and craft activities. It surely helps them to learn a new manner of playing indoor games. If used on a regular basis, it can certainly develop a sensory proficiency for the visually impaired children. Have a glance at this infographic to be acquainted with additional information on the topic.
Playtime with Blind and visually impaired children by Wooden Toy Shop
Many of our readers will have used Houzz and will be aware of its popularity but the story of its growth is a fascinating one. It started in a very simple way when Adi Tatarko and Alon Cohen had difficulty finding inspiration when remodeling their own home.
Houzz is now home to 40 million users and has 25 million unique monthly visitors. Unique monthly visitors are important as it demonstrates how active the Houzz user base is and it really demonstrates what a vibrant community Houzz has become. 55% of their user base is in the United States but it has now launched in many other countries and is growing steadily. In the United Kingdom, the app has over 2 million users and its popularity continues to grow.
Check out this infographic from Half Price for more information on the growth of Houzz around the world.