Posts made in September, 2015

Ready Made Curtains | 3 Vital Considerations For Introducing The Perfect Curtain To Your Home

Ready made curtains are excellent and economical choices for most rooms because they embellish and add character to the area beautifully. Since they are available off-the-rack, they tend to be cheaper than custom-made curtains. But while you’re probably thinking that you’ll have an easy choice when buying ready made curtains, think again! You’ll need to consider size, colour and gathers to get the right curtains for your rooms. This guide is designed to help you choose the right ready made curtains for your home.

Take Measurements Based on Preference

Even though you’ve decided to go the ready made way, different styles come in different lengths and sizes, so you’ll want to measure your window width and length to determine the size you require. You can look for curtains in the category of the width and length needed. For example, some homeowners may prefer larger floor-to-ceiling wide curtains, while others may prefer sill-length curtains that simply cover the length and breadth of the window. Measure the size of the curtain pole to help you with width. When it comes to length, you can choose curtains at a windowsill level, below windowsill level or floor level.  

Consider the Gathering You Desire

Curtains with gathers have a pleated, bunched or looped look to add more style and character to the drapery. Without gathers, curtains look like flat fabric pieces with no personality. You can choose the type of gathering based on your personal style and existing home décor. For example, pencil pleated curtains are pulled into thin bunches at the top to give the effect of a row of pencils standing together. They are perfectly suited to vintage and older style homes with elaborate furnishings. Eyelet curtains are more contemporary, where the top of the curtain has large openings for looping into the pole, forming consistent large pleats ­­–– ideal for people that enjoy uniformity.

Choose a Colour that Refreshes the Room with Style

When it comes to colour choices, you can blend in with the existing walls and décor by using the same colour tone in a darker or lighter shade, or you can choose to highlight your curtain drapery by choosing an offbeat colour that creates added personality. Choosing similar colours in different tones gives the room a more formal finish, while choosing an unconventional colour is better suited to more casual spaces. For example, a neutral curtain in neutral living room décor adds a degree of elegant formality. If you want to get funky with colours, you could add bright red or blue curtains to your pale yellow bedroom walls for a refreshing change.

If you have an evo track curtain heading system, be sure to look for ready made curtains that fit into this technology. Follow these vital considerations when choosing curtains for your home.

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Troubleshooting the Causes of an Uneven Cut by Your Lawn Mower

An uneven cut by a lawn mower, commonly referred to as step-cutting, is a common occurrence and may be as a result of a malfunction in or wrong use of machinery. You can easily troubleshoot an uneven cut, if you are aware what you need to look for. Diagnosing a lawn mower should be done on a horizontal, level surface, similar to your driveway. Furthermore, both the engine and the blades should be inactive during the process of troubleshooting the lawn mower. This article addresses two key areas an ordinary homeowner can diagnose as far as an uneven mowing cut is concerned.


Because the wheels of the majority of walk-behind lawn mowers serve to fine-tune the height of the mowing cut, it’s a no-brainer that it should be the starting point when looking for problems. This involves checking the height of both the front and back wheels using a tape measure. Firstly, roll the lawn mower onto a flat surface, for example a concrete slab. In case the wheels don’t touch the ground, the problem could be that one of the wheels isn’t correctly adjusted or set at the same height as the rest. Find the wheel adjustors and properly adjust to the necessary wheel height. Additionally, inspect to see whether the front and back wheels are of a similar height. Using a measuring tape, take the perpendicular distance measurement from the ground to the mower deck at every wheel. Note that all these distances ought to be similar at every wheel.

Furthermore, the issue of inflatable tires may also be attributed to an uneven mowing cut. Inspect the pressure in every wheel. Add the recommended air pressure to those tires with low pressure because they often cause the lawn mower to slope and thus cut unevenly.


  • Dirty blades

Generally, blades gather dirt, grass clippings and other types of items while cutting. Over time, the buildup tends to stick and cover the blades, thus affecting the quality of the grass cut. Using a blade cleaning kit, get rid of the buildup present in the blades in order to achieve a more level cut.

  • Loose blades

Loose blades account for many of patchy or uneven mowing cuts. Inspect the blade’s position on a level ground by rotating the blades manually until they point vertically to the equipment and then measure the space between the blades and the surface on both the top left and top right sections of the lawn mower. The distance ought to be similar on both sides or else the blades are misaligned. Repairing it calls for a visit to a professional lawn mower repair contractor.

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