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My mother in law gave me different kinds of expensive curtains as her gift for me for my birthday. We both have the same taste in choosing colors and style when it comes to curtains and other home accessories. I am not really expecting that she will give me a very expensive stuff. I am so close with my mother in-law and we treat each other more than like real mother and daughter. Being an additional member of a family is not that easy. We need to remember that it will take time to be accepted in the family. Problems with in-laws are inevitable especially so when they simply meddle in the couple’s parochial problems. The best way is to know the emotional state, social needs, physical problems or worries. Knowing them better would lead to better understanding of their attitudes towards you. We need to remember that developing resentment would only widen the gap between the families. We need to learn to accept our in-laws feelings in order for us to be able to understand them. I am so lucky that I am well accepted by my husband’s parents and families right away. I will always be thankful for all their efforts and help to me and my husband.
My friend last night asked me about opinions regarding what she has to change or renovate within her house. She showed me around and asked me to look at every corner of the house. She has a great house, which is why I wondered why she even needed to renovate or conduct home improvement. Her house was a two storey house, the first level was consist of her kitchen, dining area, living and receiving area and a bathroom at the end of the hallway. And her second floor was all about the rooms of the house, the house has 4 rooms, 1 for master’s bedroom, 1 for her sons room, 1 is for the maidens’ room and the 4th room is left for their guest room. The masters’ room has its own bathroom and another bathroom that is being use for the whole house. She wanted to change the setting of her house, in terms of the lighting and repositioning of all the furniture that she has in their living area. I gave her some sort of advice and I suggest that she better ask the help of an expert like an interior decorator so that she will be directed properly about her plans.
My wife just gave birth to our first born son few months ago. As days and months go by, we all of a sudden thought and felt that the house was not too safe for the growing baby anymore. So in order to cope up with the problem, we decided to conduct a home improvement, to be able to attend to our growing concern. So we went on to ask opinion from an interior designer on what we could do or change in the design of our house, for it to be hazard free for a growing baby. He told us to lessen sharp cornered furniture to prevent the baby from bumping its head once it started to crawl and walk already. He also advised us to remove all accessories and things that the baby could possibly pick up and swallow. We wanted our home to be more kid friendly for the sake of the safeness of our first born son. Having a kid friendly home is far more comfortable to live in with, because it has a lesser risk of injury for the baby and lesser prone to accidents as well. So in return we have a little fear than the usual because we are guaranteed that our son is safe while he is at home.