Home Improvement Projects Kids Can Help With

These home improvement ideas are the perfect projects that you can do with your kids!

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Household improvement and construction can be a drag. For example, when rebuilding a bathroom, your bathroom could be out of commission for several days. This means that you have to find another place to use all of the facilities until your bathroom is complete. Bathrooms are a trendy renovation in homes, and they can turn out very pretty and well done. 

But, several other home improvement projects may not be as overwhelming and require outside help. These projects are some that you can do with your kids. Hard work at a young age, through responsible and supervised projects, such as home improvement projects, can be a great way to instill a sense of pride and work ethic in your children. 

DIY Outdoor Playsets 

Building your outdoor playset can save you a ton of money. The premade treehouses, swings, and sandboxes can cost a fortune, but starting to develop sandboxes and swings as a weekend project can help avoid having to pay this massive fee.

Not to mention how comfortable and kid-friendly these projects are. If you are interested in getting your kids involved with household projects, these outdoor playthings, such as sandboxes and swings, can be a great place to start. Your kids will be thrilled that they are getting a new swing or jungle gym, so they will be happy to help out with the project. 

Shop for Supplies With Them 

It is hard for some of the more significant home improvement projects to get your kids fully involved with them. There could be dangerous power tools and nails sticking out of the floorboards, so you probably don’t want your kid around. But, one thing you will always need during these projects is tools and materials. 

You can always take your kids shopping for the materials and supplies you will need at the hardware store. Plus, this can give them a good education of what is to come in the future when they have to do their projects. 

Starting a Garden

Starting to make a garden with your kids is a great way to do a small project that must be maintained daily. Making a garden is one of the easiest projects to do in terms of hard labor, building, and power tools, but it is also one of the hardest to maintain because of how much attention they need.  A garden is a perfect way to show a young child responsibility, and there is an excellent reward afterward. 

No significant job should go unpaid, and because it was your children helping with the projects, you can not just hand them a paycheck. Instead of paying your kids with money, take a family trip somewhere enjoyable to show them that all of their hard work did not go undervalued. 

If you are looking for a great vacation spot, there is a lot of real estate for sale in Whistler. Whistler is one of the most relaxed ski resorts in North America, and there is something fun for everyone to do at these resorts and available houses for rent and purchase. More importantly, your kids will have learned that hard work pays off.

Furniture At Work® Advises on Office Health and Safety Standards During COVID-19

Stay safe while working from home with these safety standards!

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The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in governments around the world implementing measures to try to slow the spread of the virus. For many countries, this meant several months of lockdown, where all non-essential businesses were closed, and people were told to stay in their homes as much as possible.

Many countries are now beginning to relax these rules, but there are still strict rules in place regarding social distancing and other measures designed to keep people as safe as possible. For those that have returned to their place of work, things probably look very different.

The current advice in the UK states that people should work from home if it is possible for them to do so. However, there are many roles which require a physical presence in an office or other workspace. For these workplaces, employers have a responsibility to maintain the highest possible standards of health, hygiene and physical distancing for all employees, which includes performing a risk assessment before people return to work.

Furniture At Work provides a comprehensive range of protective screens and guards to help promote social distancing and keep people as safe as possible. The current guidelines state that all employees should ideally be kept two metres apart during the working day. Adding protective screens to each workstation helps employees to feel reassured that they are at minimal risk of contracting the virus while at work.

Other measures that workplaces should be implementing include practices that minimise contact and limit the amount of people each employee must communicate with in person each day. This includes establishing an infrastructure that requires minimal sharing of equipment and having fixed teams in place so each ‘bubble’ can be kept separate from others.

Specific work areas should be marked out with paint or tape to help people maintain social distancing, signage should be provided to help people stay two metres apart, and people who have to work closely should be set up to work side by side rather than face to face, to help prevent transmission.

Cleaning and sanitation are an essential part of keeping staff healthy in any business in 2020. If you want to keep COVID-19 out of your home, it is essential to learn how to stay safe and clean your workplace properly. All employees should be provided with hand sanitiser and any cleaning products that may be required, which should be of the correct potency to kill coronavirus germs. Staff should not only be provided with access to proper sanitation facilities, but also trained in how to use them effectively.

Cleaning should be performed regularly, particularly in high-traffic areas such as corridors or lifts. Employers should also be taking the time to talk to their staff regularly so that any concerns they may have can be discussed and dealt with, inform them of any additional support measures being put into place, and check up on their general health and well-being.

3 Basic Components of Vintage Style

Buying second-hand treasures is the hottest trend in fashion, as well as interior design!

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However, you can create vintage arrangements even if you lack time to visit antique markets and charity shops. There are two fundamentally different groups of vintage fans. The members of the first are thrilled mostly with the hunt itself – they love to wade through often cluttered shops to find real pearls on some piles or in the corner. The second group consists of people who genuinely love the vintage style – and they do not necessarily put importance to the story of the item or hunting for astonishing bargains. What matters for them is the effect.

However, how to define the vintage style itself? Technically, it consists of second-hand items. Nevertheless, in recent years the term “vintage” has slightly detached from its initial meaning. Nowadays, it is often used to describe an eclectic style composed of furniture and accessories “with history” or ones that…. pretend to have it. No holds barred! Only your imagination – and the assortment of a local shop – limits you.  

Below you will find some elements that will help you in creating a vintage look of the interiors without higher expenses.

Ceramic and Porcelain Handles

Do you love to give the furniture a second life? Adopting abandoned cupboards and chairs is something you cannot resist doing? Well, zero-waste lifestyle is in fashion – however, it’s good to renovate the furniture before putting it your interiors. Treat them with chalk paint – that doesn’t require taking off the old layers of the paint. Moreover,  change the handles. You can find a big choice of this kind of element on the market. Ceramic handles look spectacular and give the interior design a vintage vibe. Especially the porcelain ones will look stunning, especially with bright furniture.


Obviously, not blockbuster posters received for free from the local cinema. We mean rather old-style ones that will give your arrangement a nice touch. Don’t be afraid to mix! Putting together Toulouse-Lautrec’s iconic works, 90s rave announcements, modernist designs, and art house cinema posters can give stunning results. The same goes for mixing sizes!

Handmade Accessories

It is hard to imagine a valid vintage style without some handmade products. Buying second-hand allows you to avoid mass-produced items for the chain stores. Because you are not buying something new, the quality doesn’t have to be compromised. That’s why fans of vintage often have handmade, high-quality accessories at their disposal. Macramé wall hangings and flower hangers, crochet accessories, embroidered pillow covers, and so on – this will give your interior design a nice touch.

Enjoy your vintage hunt, and remember – minimalism is already passé!

Spruce Up Your Home’s Décor This Summer with These Easy Ideas!

Give your home’s décor a little color with these easy summer ideas!

It’s always a great idea to give your home a little color during the warmer months such as spring and summer. It’s time to remove all that heavy drapery and warm textiles in your home and go with something a little lighter. Here are some easy ideas and swaps that you can make at home that are bound to create a huge difference!

Fresh Flowers

There is something about a bouquet of fresh flowers that elevates a home and gives it life. Flowers make magnificent centrepieces are one of the best home décor accessories designers swear by. Petunias, hydrangeas and roses are one of my favorite types of flowers to decorate with. Just remember to change the water daily and never use fake flowers!

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Sisal Rugs

Rolling out a sisal rug is a great way to tie your home’s decorating in with nature. Sisal rugs are made out of dried grass making this a wonderful choice to give your home a natural summer feel. What’s also wonderful about sisal rugs is that they are popular when layered with cowhide rugs. This is a neat trend you can try out at home without having to break the bank.

Mirrored Furniture

If you are a fan of adding a little glitz and glam into your life, mirrored furniture is a popular way to make sure your home looks designer grade. Here is one of my popular tricks when decorating: mirrored furniture reflects natural light throughout your home making it look bigger and brighter than it actually is.

Light Wall Colors

Give your home a fresh lick of paint to make all the difference this summer. Off-white, dove gray, and pastel hues are popular summer colors that make your home feel fresh, cool and are a great way to add some value to your home. To add color to your home spruce it up with accessories such as throw pillows, rugs, flowers, and colorful candles.

Metallic Hardware

Here is an easy decorating swap that makes a huge difference. All you need to do is remove your old hardware like kitchen drawer pulls and knobs and install new metallic gold or chrome hardware to give your home a modern and updated look. This is an easy and budget friendly way to refresh your home this summer!

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Spotlight on Litom – Use Litom’s Solar Wall Lights to Light up the Exterior of Your Home

Make your outdoor space brighter by using solar lights!

Give your outdoor space some attention by brightening up the exterior of your home using solar wall lights by Litom. These wall lights are perfect for outdoor lighting since they are incredibly bright at 400 lumens, which is more than enough to illuminate any dark corners of your yard. Litom’s solar lights are the perfect solution to help you navigate in the dark around the exterior of your home. If you are like me and have a side entrance to your home, a walkway to your garage, or a path around your backyard, solar wall lights make the perfect lighting option.

You should definitely consider installing solar lights if you are looking to amp up the security around your home. Litom’s solar wall lights not only light up when the sun goes down, but they also have a PIR motion sensor that can sense even a cat. For the safety of your family and your kids, Litom’s 122 led solar lights can sense anything within 33ft and have no blind area like other known solar light brands. They also are super bright, up to 3-4 times more than other brands and have a 270 degree wide lighting angle that provides excellent illumination and larger coverage.

If you are new to solar wall lights, do not hesitate to purchase them. These lights are the perfect way to invest in lighting that will eventually pay for itself. Since the sun’s rays power them, your only cost for these lights is to purchase them. No more operating costs required! Even on a cloudy day, all your solar lights need is 3.5 hours of light to provide all night lighting. Now that’s what I call a great deal! They are also very lasting (can last more than 3 years) because they are waterproof, heat-resistance, frost-resistance, and can withstand all kinds of extreme weather conditions.

To install, all you need is a drill and 2 minutes of your time. Litom’s solar lights are much easier to install that standard lights, since there is no wiring required, just drill two holes onto the exterior wall of your home and screw them on, and you’re good to go!

Solar lights are perfect for lighting outdoor areas, they are super affordable, and can make a huge difference in the safety of your home. Whether you are looking to amp up the security around your home, or would love some easy to install solar lights for an elderly family member, Litom’s solar lights make the perfect buy. So what are you waiting for? Visit Litom for solar wall lights and outdoor lighting! We would love to hear your thoughts and experiences below!