• Appliances
  • Tips for finding a good dishwasher for your studio apartment

     

    Every time a studio apartment owner wants to redecorate, he/she gets in despair how to overcome the space issue without making a disaster. It’s challenging to think in terms of small, especially when you want a place that can truly feel like home.

     

    Luckily, manufacturers heard your pain and came up with small utensils in order to make your living a little bit more comfortable. In today’s article you will read about best tips for finding a good, affordable and small dishwasher for your apartment.

     

    Why do you need a dishwasher anyway

     

    First of all, no one has the time to do dishes anymore. With our crazy schedules, we don’t get enough time for many things. If you were a fan of hand washing dishes, we are sad to inform you but you have to find a replacement.

     

    Any dishwasher that is smaller than 24 inches wide is a perfect choice for studio apartment owners. There are many features you need to consider before buying one, and some of them include:

     

    Built in or countertop – both are a great choice for a small apartment, but the main difference is the design. Built in dishwashers are more complicated to maintain, because they have limited access to their components. On the flip side, they are a nice and modern feature in your kitchen because of their design (they are not one-colored boring dishwashers you can see in some old photos). Furthermore, built in dishwashers can be fully covered and blend in with other kitchen elements or semi-covered. Countertop dishwashers are top choice for those who like their appliances to be seen. Unfortunately, these are so small you can’t place anything on top of them.

     

    Quietness – if your kitchen is a hub spot of your home, you might be looking for a dishwasher that is super quiet. Why? First of all, if you’re throwing a party or celebration at your place, you don’t want your dishwasher to outloud a music player. Secondly, it’s not the best option for those who are light sleepers either. Thirdly, if you have a newborn in the house, noisy dishwasher can wake him up every minute, making your life miserable because you won’t be able to put him to sleep again.

     

    A water saver – an economical dishwasher is every housewife’s dream. With smart water consumption comes smaller bills and less power consumption. Make sure you check whether a dishwasher has water saving option installed.

     

    Stainless steel arms – dishwashers with arms made of stainless steel are more durable than the others. Stainless steel guarantees that the bottom of your dishwasher won’t get rusty in a year – after all you’re buying a dishwasher to last.

     

    Upgraded features – having the latest piece of technology comes with considerable benefits. In case of dishwashers, you get to choose between options like delayed start, child-safety lock or anti-flooding.

     

    Having a great dishwasher for studio apartment can mean a lot for a busy woman, but there’s one major deal breaker – most of the small dishwashers are spending too much electricity and too much water. Since it’s your only option (because of the structure of your apartment), we recommend to use your dishwasher only when it’s full. That way, you will use it rationally and avoid unnecessary expenses.

  • Health
  • Health Benefits of CPAP Machine

    Severe outcomes of awkward sleep apnea can be prevented or reversed with the help of CPAP. You can simply get rid of these health risks by getting this treatment:

    Heart Disease: –

    You can decrease the risk of heart disease by treating your sleep apnea. Each night sleep apnea causes you to stop breathing many times therefore, it is connected to plenty of heart issues and diseases.

    The changes in your blood pressure are caused due to these breathing pauses which can decrease your blood oxygen levels. An enormous strain is placed on your heart with this.

    A higher rate of death from heart disease is found in people with untreated sleep apnea than those with treated sleep apnea.

    You can protect yourself from heart problems for an extended period of time by using the CPAP therapy. It can also decrease your chance of dying from heart problems. These heart problems include:

    • Irregular heartbeat
    • Coronary artery disease

    Diabetes: –

    Your insulin sensitivity can be improved with the use of CPAP to treat your sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is connected to insulin resistance and glucose intolerance, both factors in type2 diabetes. Your risk of getting type 2 diabetes is increased due to untreated sleep apnea.

    Stroke: –

    If you have sleep apnea, your risk of stroke can be decreased with the consistent use of CPAP as it is one of the main causes of long-term disability and death. An immediate damage in brain function is caused due to a stroke.

    The chances of having a stroke are found more in the people who have untreated sleep apnea.

    Motor Vehicle Accidents: –

    You can become a safer driver by using CPAP as it reduces your daytime sleepiness. You are more likely involved in a deadly crash due to the untreated sleep apnea. Staying awake and concentrating while driving gets difficult for many people with sleep apnea.

    Daytime Alertness: –

    Some common symptoms of sleep apnea are sleepiness and daytime fatigue. Your normal sleep patterns can be restored with CPAP and it eliminates breathing pauses in your sleep by increasing your total sleep time. This will boost your energy throughout the while helping you wake up in a refreshing mood.

    Concentration: –

    Your brain tissue can be damaged by the severe sleep apnea. You may trouble to concentrate as a result of this damage.

    You may also suffer from memory loss. Your capability to think, concentrate and make decisions can be improved by using CPAP. This can reduce your risk of committing an expensive mistake at work and can also improve your productivity and creativity.

    Emotional Stability: –

    Your risk of depression is increased due to untreated sleep apnea. CPAP can help reduce your risk of depression, improve your mood and improve your overall quality of life.

    Snoring: –

    The sound of your snoring is eliminated with CPAP as it keeps your airway open as you sleep. Your bed partner will also take benefit of a better sleep environment, while you may not notice it.


    The cpap nasal pillow is a great complementary product to support your CPAP machine and help alleviate sleep apnea symptoms.

  • Real Estate
  • Austin Realtors Designing Stunning Homes

    Last month I had the luxury of staying in Austin, Tx for SXSW and it was amazing… I recently also found out that Austin is an amazing place to vist and vacation.  I used AirBnB to get the perfect little home I stayed in.  What I really loved about it was the fact that everything was beautifully designed, and the realtor that I worked with to get the property was just extremely sweet.  She’s that realy cute chic we interviewed about the Interior Design Tips When Selling Your Home.  Check out how clever their ad was:

    • If you’re looking for a specific area, free month of rent, low deposit or just like working with people who genuinely care about your best interest – Austin Realty Consultants is for you.

    • If you’re simply looking for the best deal on an apartment or looking to get a REBATE ($$) to help settle and decorate into your new place – Austin Realty Consultants is also for you!

    We are currently offering a rebate up to $200 to clients who lease apartments through us, 
    even if we don’t meet you to show the apartment!!

    Say you just pop into an apartment complex and fill out a guest card.  Let them know you were referred by Sarah Williams of Realty Austin Condominiums (Make sure to add this to your guest card AND apartment application) and you will receive a rebate from us.*  Make sure to have the name written somewhere before you head out.  It’s that simple!!

    To start we are licensed REALTORS not just apartment locators.  We are very familiar with the different areas in Austin and the apartment communities.  If we don’t know about a specific apartment – we will research it and find out as much as we can to help you make an informed decision about your move.

    We are subscribed to an Austin apartment database which provides details about current apartment specials in Austin (and surrounding areas), availability and price.  In addition, we call every apartment before showing to confirm these details to avoid wasting any of your time.

    With our technology, passion and determination we can help you find the best apartment in Austin or surrounding areas for your needs.  Finding apartments in Austin has never been easier!

    Fill out our custom apartment search form to get started!

    When contacting us please let us know which area you are interested in.  Below are a few of the main blanket Austin area apartments:

    • Apartments in Central Austin
    • Apartments in Downtown Austin
    • Apartments in North West Austin (Arboretum / 360 area)
    • Apartments in North Austin (Near Wells Branch, Braker/Metric area and all the way out to 183/620)
    • Apartments in Round Rock
    • Apartments in Cedar Park
    • Apartments in Pflugerville
    • Apartments in South West Austin (Westlake & Bee Caves)
    • Apartments in Lake Travis
    • Apartments in East Austin

    If you have specific apartments you’re interested in or questions about a specific apartment in Austin (ie the floorplan layout, WD in units, # of pools, etc), please let us know the name of the apartment community.

    * Austin Apartment Rebates are paid at a rate of 20%** of the gross commission paid to a member of Austin Realty Consultants.

    Once you sign a lease with an apartment make sure to let them know you were referred by “Sarah Williams” from “JB Goodwin Realtors” as illustrated above.  After signing your lease, contact us and let us know when and where you leased, when your move-in date is, and when your lease expires.

    We will then contact the apartment to confirm the details (so the more detailed the details the better).  Once the apartment pays us – we will send you your rebate.  Currently, all rebates will be given in the form of a prepaid VISA Gift Card.  Redeem your rebate NOW!

    Examples on Rebate Structure for Austin Apartments for Rent:

    • If you rent an apartment for $1000/month and the commission structure for that apartment is set for 100% of one months rent, then we will give you a rebate of $200 (1000 x 1 x .20 = $200).
    • If you rent an apartment in Austin for $800 and it pays 75% commission then we will give you a rebate of (800 x .75 x .20 = $120)

    **If one of our agents has to meet you more than 2 times to show apartments, the rebate will be reduced to 10% of the gross commission instead of 20% (still has a $200 maximum).  This is to help compensate for the additional time and expenses incurred by our Austin Real Estate Agents.

  • Health
  • Doing Yoga With Your Nails Done

    Having gorgeous nails while doing yoga is a great idea and you need to do something special to have hot stylish nails as your hands will be on front and center on this day. All yogis spend enough time in selecting right dress and other accessories and go through different beauty treatments. Thinking of nails beauty is also one of the pre-yoga preparations. Here are some special tips for doing hard yoga poses with fresh nails.

    How To Make Sure You Don’t Break A Nail

    Designs for your nails that won’t get broken while you’re doing yoga is a tricky situation to try and fix if you are an advanced yogi.  If you want to make sure that nothing bad will happen to your nails then you’re going to have to fix them yourself.  Nothing can prepare you for th sharp pains you may feel if you break a nail while you are doing yoga.  Sheesh, I would no wish that pain on anyone!  There are a lot of different acrylic nail protectorates you can use in order to fix the nail if you don’t break it to deep.

    Tips For Doing Yoga With Your Nails Done

    • Do manicure on weekly basis and pedicure once a month before six months of your yoga day. Consult a nail specialist and have treatment if your nails are weak.
    • Do special care of your hands & feet at home. Apply some nail oil or balm for better growth and healthy nails and avoid dish washing and dealing with soil in garden.
    • Select your wedding day shade for your nails that will be in best combination with your dress. Consult your beautician or manicurist in this regard.  This will make it a lot easier to do your downward facing dog.
    • Length of your nails must not be too long.
    • If you find it difficult for you to do nail art then you can also get some ready to use false nails with best art on them in different colors, sizes and styles. Here are some cool pictures of you to select best one or go to beauty saloons with an idea in your mind.
  • Exterior Tips and Tricks
  • Is a Chain Link Fence the Right Choice?

    Sometimes, bushes and short fences just aren’t enough. Privacy is now becoming an in demand thing for typical American households. It’s just not right to let other people see you sunbathing on your lawn or doing other private things that could possibly be the source of gossip around your neighborhood. Wouldn’t you love lounging in your backyard and not think how your next door neighbors would be able to see you? Or have some family events that you could do privately. That’s why fences are very important to most people because they serve as the boundary, the security and the privacy police of our lives.

    What Function is Your Fence Providing?

    There are so many fences to choose from but people typically use those that can really offer them privacy. However, some go for fences that offer more protection than privacy. In which case, chain link privacy fencing is more suitable. Chain link fences are generally made of steel that’s been galvanized. They are woven into each other and give a diamond shaped pattern look which is probably its most distinguishing feature. This type of fence is not advisable to those who want as much privacy as possible because the open patterns make it possible to see what’s inside and outside the fence. What it does offer is excellent protection from factors that you would not want to get inside.

    chain link fences

    We have to thank Charles Barnard for developing this method of “weaving” wires into each other in 1844. Since then, many people have greatly benefited from this type of fence, especially those who feel that security is their top priority.

    They are usually seen fencing around buildings or fields. Most popularly, they are used for baseball, softball or tennis fields because people can see what’s going on in the field but the ball can’t get out of the field when it’s thrown far away. Even parks use this type of fence. What’s great about the open patterns is that it allows sunlight and wind to come in. You could also see what’s outside (if you’re not after privacy), but remain safe inside its walls. Also, the fence installation process is also very easy. According to Pro-Line Fencing (https://www.facebook.com/prolinefencingmi/), just set up the posts, attach one of the ends of woven steels, unroll and attach the other end to the other posts.

    If you are after its protective characteristics but you still want to have your own privacy, there’s a simple solution to fix that. You could always use chain link fencing privacy slats. They are strips of wood or any other material that you can insert in between the woven materials to cover the open patterns of the chain link. It’s a good way to make your fence seem solidly built using wood but is actually supported by steel wires. You could also use them as a sort of decorative material to enhance the appearance of your fences. Some people even alternate the patterns of their slats to give it a unique and creative look. You could choose from the different materials used to make slats and decide for yourself which one of those will you use.

  • industrial design
  • Liquid Screed For Flooring Design and Style

    Choosing Liquid Screed – Design And Style

    Liquid screed floors are trending these days. People are more into giving a modern and chic look with these floors rather than going for the traditional wood flooring. They may be a little expensive but they are long lasting, and there is no fear of damaging them.

    Other than being trendy, there are other benefits of flowing screed. It is easy to pour and allows quick dry. There are many companies that are working as liquid screed suppliers in the market. Most of them are suppliers to the big fish in the market who are offering the services of installing liquid flow screeds. There are other suppliers who provide floor screeds to home and businesses. Watching out the changing trends, the suppliers keep all of their options open. This way, when the trend changes, later on, they will not have to face any problems.

    Before you chose to work with a certain supplier you need to look for a few things. Such as:

    Market reputation – you must move as around the market and do your researches before you hire a screed supplier. Customer reviews as important but so are the market reviews.

    Credit reputation – most of the suppliers, work on credit. You have to make sure that they have a good credit reputation, or your money can be stuck, and there would be nothing you can do about it.

    Customer support – a good supplier, has proper channels to communicate with its customers. It is a customer’s right to ask about his order and the time of delivery. The supplier who cannot give you the right information at the right time then there is no use working with him. You will risk your work and time.

    Keeping promises – a supplier needs to be responsible enough to keep his promises. If a supplier promises you to deliver on a certain date, then he should deliver it on the given date. If he is unable to keep his promise, then he surely is risking his reputation and customer trust.

    Reliable – people who are in supply business keep on changing their products as per the customer demands and changing trends. Try to work with a supplier who has been dealing with screed for a long time. It will ensure that he is going nowhere and you can always call him up for assistance.