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Lifehacks You Need For Designing An Easy To Clean Home

Lifehacks You Need For Designing An Easy To Clean Home

Having a clean house is very important for one’s health and wellness, as it means the number of germs and allergens is reduced as much as possible. There are hundreds of lifehacks to help you clean your house, but how easy it is for you to embrace these hacks depends on your house’s interior design. There are materials and designs which allow a quick and deep cleaning, while others are prone to make your life harder.

How many germs are there in your house?

A research conducted at the University of Colorado concluded that there are over 9.000 different species of bacteria, fungus, and microbes in the average household. The amount of species of these depend on the gender of the people who live inside the house, the geographical location, and if there are any pets in the house. Generally speaking, your house is filled with germs, but some of them are meant to be there and they are harmless. Others are dangerous for the humans, leading to allergies, and other ailments.

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Your house can harbor small leaks from the water pipes, which makes up the perfect medium for mould. Then you have the carpets and furniture which are the breeding grounds for dust mites and are usually clogged with dead skin cells. The bathroom rug where you dry yourself off after taking bath can become an yeast manor. On top of these, you have the HVAC system, which is spreading all these dangerous germs around the house. All of these can and will cause respiratory problems, asthma, and problems related to the yeast and fungus. There are definitely many ways your house can make you sick, but if you are diligent about your cleaning routine, you can successfully minimize the risks.

However, because we are talking about lifehacks, you can take the shortcut and make sure your very interior design helps you to stay away from diseases.

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Here are inspiring tips on how to choose the best finishes, materials, and fabrics for your house, so you can minimize the time you spend to clean the house and stay away from ailments triggered by your own house.

1. Floors: less carpets, more concrete

The biggest surface you must clean is the floor and it’s also the largest area where germs can build up. People are walking around the house, the pets are lounging on it, and the kids are spilling food: the floor has a lot to endure. Having carpets or a porous surface is going to make cleaning hard as the germs will manage to stick to the surface. To avoid this problem, pick non-porous surfaces, such as concrete. You can go for stained concrete, which can be enhanced with a sealer. Lack of seams and cracks will make the floors easier to clean and more hygienic.

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When it comes to carpets, the less is more, so minimize the areas where you install carpets. A good option is installing carpet tiles, which come with more advantages when it’s cleaning time.

2. Countertops: sealing is the keyword

The second biggest area you need to clean in your house are the countertops. Because they are used to work on, cook on, and do a lot more activities on the countertops can easily become the main source of germs in your house. To avoid this, choose countertops that can be sealed, to avoid grout. Another option are stainless steel, laminates, and quartz countertops which don’t require sealing, come in one big piece, and are easy to clean.

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3. Backsplashes can help

In your kitchen, there are going to be spills and stains on the walls, so you can protect them with an easy to clean surface. That surface is called backsplash and there are multiple options when it comes to materials. From the cleaning perspective, glass splashbacks are the best solution, as they are easy to clean, easy to install and there are no seams, cracks, or porous surfaces where germs can nest. Another big advantage of glass backsplashes is the fact they come in one large piece. Plus, you can choose from a wide array of designs!

4. Rollout storage

Dust is one of the main allergens in the house, so minimizing the areas where dust can deposit is a good plan to prevent ailments and ease the cleaning. Rollout storage and even a rollout pantry are great solutions to reduce the amount of dust in your house. They also make wiping and dusting easier, as you only need to take out the drawers and wipe them.

Casters are another good option: moving your furniture around when you are mopping helps you to reach the most inconvenient spaces, which could remain untouched otherwise. However, make sure the casters have breaks, otherwise, your furniture might ride the house at the worst moments.

Featured photo credit: Oyvind Solstad/Flickr via flickr.com

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Create an Eye-Catching Logo to Focus Your Brand

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We live in a world where brands surround us. We recognize companies through their logo designs rather than their service or products. Our philosophy is that if it’s a brand, it means it’s good. Why? Because it’s known and recognized by all. Youngsters prefer to wear Nike or Reebok footwear, even if there are the same designs in local companies, just because they will be easily recognized as branded by their friends and family.

A logo is a statement of a business or a company and a sign of individuality, which distinguishes one brand from another. Even a child would recognize the M of the McDonalds, even from far away. The people use the logo to associate with the brand or the company. Creating and setting up a business is easy, but making it a brand is difficult. To make your business a brand, the most important thing is to create an eye-catching logo design.

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One must think that how difficult would it be to create a catchy logo? It is a major task.

There is a lot of work that goes into the making of the perfect logo, which is a recognizing factor for people. Here are some of the tips that will help you in creating a logo design that will make your business a brand.

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Gauge the Market

Study your business or company and see the competitor company’s logo designs. Know the business in and out and write down all the important points and use them to create a related logo design.

Research

Conduct research about the client and customers and the target market. What is the business about? If the products cater to children then create a colorful and lively logo, while if it is for corporate parties, then create a formal and attractive logo.

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Link It

Whatever logo you design, keep in mind that it should relate to the company and the nature of business. The logo is used to recognize the brand, so it should have connections with the company’s history and future.

Use Resources

There are some applications available for you to download and create a perfect logo. You can use the variety of samples and tweak it a bit to your liking by changing the colors or font.

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Font and Colors

Always make sure to use bold and striking colors. Study the color therapy and what affect each color has on the onlookers. Choose bright colors for an attractive and appealing logo design. Use creative fonts so that it instantly hooks up the customers.

Customize

Learn Photoshop, Adobe, and Illustrator for that eye-catching logo design. Create a customized logo design with abstracts and images, or choose a picture. You can also make use of solid shapes or go with a flow and retro design. A tagline or your company name or your name initials can also be a logo design. Just incorporate it in a unique way, so it stands out from the others.

The logo is a signature of your brand; it is one of the company’s most valuable assets. A well-designed logo is the one that exposes your business and communicates your message to the public.  Designing an eye-catching logo is not that simple as it sounds; it demands a lot of creative imagination and out of box thinking.  Whatever logo you design, ask your friends and family to view and ask them their suggestions and change and set it accordingly, as they represent the public. A well-designed logo should represent the true and perfect image of a company to the people. Make sure your logo design represents your brand and has striking effects.

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