I Discovered Leather Furniture

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I have been decorating homes and helping other people decorate their homes for as long as I can remember. I have always had a visual eye and a knack for putting colors and fabrics and pieces together to create beautiful rooms. I had been against using leather furniture at all costs up until recently. I discovered, however, just how great using leather furniture can be in a home after I helped a client place leather furniture in their cabin.

I’m not sure why I was so agains…

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I have been decorating homes and helping other people decorate their homes for as long as I can remember. I have always had a visual eye and a knack for putting colors and fabrics and pieces together to create beautiful rooms. I had been against using leather furniture at all costs up until recently. I discovered, however, just how great using leather furniture can be in a home after I helped a client place leather furniture in their cabin.

I’m not sure why I was so against using leather furniture in homes. I think I remember my mother, also and interior designer, telling me that leather furniture was not meant to be in homes. She would allow her clients to place leather furniture in medical or law offices. So I guess I came by my distaste for leather furniture honestly. I think the fact that I have been an interior designer for nearly twenty years and that I have yet to put leather furniture into a home has also helped grow the feeling I have that homes can be done and done beautifully without leather.

My turnaround came a few months ago when a client hired me on to decorate a cabin they had just purchased for a summer home. They suggested leather furniture early on in our meetings and each time I would shake my head kindly and attempt to change the subject. They finally confronted the issue as I was bringing out photographs and samples of the kinds of furniture I saw for their cabin. They asked me why I didn’t encourage people to use leather furniture and I realized for the first time that I didn’t have a great answer for them.

After a few hours of looking at samples of leather furniture online I became slowly convinced that maybe it was a good option for this particular project. So I broke my twenty year pattern and helped my clients place the right kinds of leather furniture at different places throughout their cabin. The project turned out amazingly well and I even began to reconsider the plans I had made for my own lakehouse.

I have since become so fond of using leather furniture in some projects that I have led clients to that option at least five or six times. I have even purchased two pieces of great leather furniture for my own lakehouse. I’m forever glad that I finally discovered leather furniture.

Keyword: ‘Rubber Roofing

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Rubber Roofing

When we talk about roofing, does rubber ring a bell? Rubber roofing may not be popular among homeowners. But for those living in mobile homes, rubber roofing has quite a number of followers. Its popularity can be attributed to its capacity to provide a cool atmosphere during summertime and can protect you from the biting cold of winter. Rubber roofing, which comes in two forms, the seam and the seamless, is the newfound answer for low slope or flat roof homes.

EPDM rubber (ethylene propylene diene monomer rubber) was first used in automotive weather stripping and seals, now it is used as a roofing material. Renko/Saarnova material is one of the leading providers of EPDM rubber. It has a proven track record of producing excellent EPDM rubber. Application of the rubber is very easy because Renko/Saarnova also provide a complete sealing strips and adhesives.

Ecostar is a leading manufacturer of sophisticated imitation of wooden and tile roofing made of rubber. The protective qualities of rubber are restored, yet it doesn’t look like rubber at all. Their rubber roofing material is made of 100 recyclable rubber and plastic polymer. This material is light that it weighs only 1.26 pounds, which makes it easy for installation. It can stand strong winds, heavy rainfall and hail. Some of their famous brand names are, Majestic Slate, Colonial Tiles, and Celestial Slate Tiles. They also have Designer Series, Seneca Cedar Shake Tiles and Titus Tiles.

For anyone who wishes his or her roof to be made of rubber, one important consideration that should not be taken for granted is installation. If you want to do it on your own, a do-it-yourself kit will come in handy, especially if the type of rubber you are using is seamless. Remember that the saying “practice makes perfect is not a good motto to follow otherwise; you are going to need a lot of money to perfectly install your rubber roofing.

If you think you need the assistance of a pro, try the ones with an excellent record of rubber application. Mounting rubber is such a tedious task; it’s going to need a lot of patience and hardwork. Rubber roofing may be an alternative choice of roofing material, but it does not guarantee a leak-free roof. Once you have laid the plies of rubber, be sure to check for leaks so that immediate repair can be done. Be sure to seal everything off before you rest from a whole day of backbreaking job.

So, when it comes to roofing, does rubber ring a bell?

No Dollar, No Client?

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You are now a business owner, congratulations! You have everything you need right down to the business plan but one thing is missing. Customers.

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You are now a business owner, congratulations! You have everything you need right down to the business plan but one thing is missing. Customers. As you sit in the darkness of your living room at night, you wonder how you can afford to advertise and where.

The next morning you drag out the Yellow Pages looking for a company that specializes in marketing or advertising, make the call and to your dismay the person that you speak to informs you of the prices for their services. They tell you that it will cost from several hundred dollars to as much as 15% of your total business. You have a little bit of money left from the loan that you obtained to get the business up and running, so you agree and set an appointment to meet later in the week.

What is wrong with this scenario? Nothing if you have a lot of money to spend. The problem is that most small business owners have limited budgets to work with and expensive advertising campaigns are simply out of the question. So what is the alternative?

Business-to-Business networking affords the small business owner an opportunity to reach hundreds if not thousands of prospects for very little cost. In fact, the small business owner who finds it easy to talk to others can benefit in a big way from simply getting together with other business people and talking about their business.

Does this sound to good to be true? It is true. This phenomenon called Business Networking has spawned hundreds of networking organizations around the world. Each day, more and more business owners are finding clients and prospects at networking meetings or Chamber of Commerce meetings and spending very little needed cash to do so.

Business networking is easier than cold calling, cheaper than advertising and is the fastest method available to build your business. If you are considering spending money on advertising, consider networking instead, or in conjunction with your advertising campaign. This will give you an opportunity to build the crucial relationships with prospects, converting them into customers that will refer their friends and business associates to you.

How Your Light Fitting Could Save You Money!

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Most people know that the increase in energy that we are consuming, coupled with the many other activities we enjoy daily, are starting to take their toll on the Earth’s environment. However, making your home more environmentally friendly can be costly and can mean making drastic changes to your lifestyle. BUT it doesn’t have to be that way.

The average light fitting in the home contains a bulb which runs off your electricity supply. These vary in brightness and strength, …

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Most people know that the increase in energy that we are consuming, coupled with the many other activities we enjoy daily, are starting to take their toll on the Earth’s environment. However, making your home more environmentally friendly can be costly and can mean making drastic changes to your lifestyle. BUT it doesn’t have to be that way.

The average light fitting in the home contains a bulb which runs off your electricity supply. These vary in brightness and strength, and this is shown in the wattage of the bulb. Generally these bulbs are fixed into the light fitting either with a bayonet or a screw cap. These can be different in diameter dependent on the lamp but a wide range is available in most supermarkets, department or hardware stores. Bulbs start off quite cheaply and get more expensive the more specialised they are, but a standard 60 watt light bulb can cost only a matter of pence.

Energy saving light bulbs have become more widely recognised over the past decade. However, traditionally they have been expensive to purchase and so have put many people off fitting them in their homes. The good news is that the price of these light bulbs has reduced significantly over the years and that even more is now known about the benefits of using them. In addition, the energy saving bulbs used to be large, bulky and an odd shape. They are now available in more shapes and sizes than they were originally and although they are still slightly bigger than standard bulbs, the difference is minimal.

Energy saving light bulbs are initially more costly to buy than standard bulbs. This is an unavoidable fact. However, they use approximately one fifth of the electricity that a standard bulb costs, meaning that they last eight to ten times longer than a standard bulb. The energy saving bulbs don’t cost as much to buy as 8 standard bulbs and so you are saving yourself money as soon as you make the initial investment. Couple this with the fact that where you would need a 60 watt standard bulb you will only require a 12 watt energy saving one, meaning that you will also benefit from a reduction in the amount of electricity you use, therefore cutting your bills.

If the financial aspects of suing energy saving bills are not enough alone to convince you to buy them then bear in mind that by doing something as small as changing your bulb you are also having a positive effect on the environment of the world in which you live.

Roofing

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Roofing

A cover is to a book while a roof is to a building. Roofing is one of the most important considerations in building your own or someone’s (for a contractor) dwelling place. The role of roofing is very crucial and vital, because its primary function is to protect the house from the changing weather conditions. It is where a big portion of your hard-earned money would be spent if you are planning to build a home. But, roofing matter shouldn’t be a bother at all. There are many experts to consult with.

Perhaps this little tip will do a great favor, especially to those who don’t have the luxury of time. First, we should take into account how much to spend. Bear in mind that we need to have a sturdy roofing system. Avant-garde design promises long lasting protection and weatherproofing to ensure durability and to take full advantage of having the roof. So, the tougher your roofing you want it to be might entail a huge budget from your pocket. Of course you can always make your creativity and resourcefulness at work. You can either go for yourself canvassing the best roofing designs and materials at an affordable price, so you can get your money’s worth.

Do you want it simple or elaborate, is the next question to answer. Your choice of style reflects your own taste and personality. Aesthetic appeal may not be a big deal. There are some who are willing to pay the price just to get the perfect roofing style they wanted to add to the overall attractiveness of their home. It also gives that feeling of exhilaration of being able to get what you wanted. Trendy and detailed designs are readily available for reference in housing magazines and even in the internet. You can also visit your local hardware shops to see some on hand designs and recreate your own by mix-matching the already existing ones. Ask for suggestions from the store staff too.

Now that you have already given a thought of the materials and the designs you are going to use, the final thing that we should tackle is who is going to do the roofing for you? Installing your roof is such an arduous task. Having this in mind, look for referrals for the job to be done. Your circle of friends is a sure rich source of information.

A good relaxing feeling of assurance that you would have roofing to protect you night and day, sunny days or rainy days would be realized after the exhaustive planning and installation to follow are completed.

Niche Marketing – How to Contact Your Audience

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Is your website targeting a niche market?

Whether you are following the advice of top Internet Marketers or if you just happened to have a business that caters to a very specific target audience, you must be able to find them, and they must be able to find YOU.

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Is your website targeting a niche market?

Whether you are following the advice of top Internet Marketers or if you just happened to have a business that caters to a very specific target audience, you must be able to find them, and they must be able to find YOU.

One of the joys of niche marketing is the luxury of tapping into a favorite hobby, occupation or expertise and building a business around it.

If you are expanding an existing off-line business by setting up a webpage you may find your most valuable contacts right in your store. Make some brochures or cards that announce your online presence, or ask customers if they’d like to sign up for your online newsletter.

Now you can contact your customers about new products, industry news or specials with no postage costs or time consuming envelope stuffing.

Invite your subscribers to recommend the site to friends who are interested in the topic. Even better, have a place on your website to ‘tell a friend’. Your visitor will enter their own email address and name as the sender of the message to avoid spam complaints. Warning – do not start emailing the invitee unless they sign up personally for your newsletter.

Niche sites will really benefit from a newsletter. Create a small free gift, such as a special report or how-to manual that they will receive with their subscription. By providing valuable information related to your topic you will gain the trust of subscribers. By contacting them at least several times a year – up to once a week if possible – they will always be reminded of your website when looking for information or products in your niche.

Create a website that has informative content. Incorporate the keywords (words or phrases visitors type into their search engines) into the content to improve your place in the search engines.

Write articles that will set you up as an ‘industry expert’. If you don’t feel capable of writing them yourself you can hire a ghostwriter. End the article with your name, a comment about your business and a link to your website. Submit your article to relevant websites or ask if website owners would like to use your contribution. Be sure they agree to keep your name and website link intact.

You may find discussion groups that cater to your market. Involve yourself in their conversations and attach a signature with your website address if the policies permit. Do not advertise on these groups, however you may be able to offer your free item when the situation allows.

Try to determine where your market is. Are they parents? Retirees? Home owners? Pet lovers? If you are selling art supplies you may find hobby sites will cater to your audience. If you sell information for do-it-yourself projects you should show up in home decorating as well as financial sites (‘Save Money on Home Building Projects!’ for example).

Always look for new opportunities and offer your best, the rest will follow!