411homerepair.com

Latest Articles

The Best Glass Garage Doors for Restaurants

Restaurants have different sizes and features. But so do garage doors. When they meet each other, they make the perfect pair for all the right...

on Nov 17, 2017

How to Repair Your Forklift Battery

Although in principle forklift batteries are similar to car batteries when it comes down to repairing them the process is very different. In...

on Nov 15, 2017

Why Sectional Doors are the Best Garage Door Option

One would think that an overhead garage door, which consists of many parts, and needs good care to remain safe will not t be so popular. But the...

on Nov 15, 2017

Neighborhood Garage Door Service Expert Gives 7 Important Security Tips

Usually, having a garage offers extra security for your home and your important possessions such as your vehicles. But this advantage can become a...

on Nov 15, 2017

How to Align Garage Door Tracks

What happens when garage door tracks fall out of alignment? Is this an easy DIY? And what do you need to consider before you try to align tracks...

on Nov 14, 2017

How to Choose the Right Garden Apartment

by Boris Dzhingarov on May 12, 2014

Selecting the right place to call home is a task. The apartment or home needs to be comfortable, roomy and have the amenities that you require. When you walk into a place you should be able to picture yourself there.

Garden studios are ideal, especially for people that wish to bring some of nature inside. It is a space that can be open to the outdoors when you want it to be.

When selecting an apartment to call home, keep the items below in mind. Create a checklist and use that to select the right place along with your overall gut feeling.

Consider Sun Direction

In a garden apartment, sunlight is important. You want the open area to face the most direct amount of sunlight possible. With that being said, a space with a large door that opens to allow the sun to completely flow in is best.

Reasons for direct sunlight:

  • More nutrients for plants
  • More vitamin D for you and your guests to soak up
  • Cleaner and more oxygenated air
  • Less electricity use from more natural light getting in

This will also allow for more air flow and warmth to come into the space, thus cutting down on energy consumption and the need for fans.

Sunlight can also be a good source of energy to power solar lights. Solar lights can be placed either inside or outside of your home to further reduce energy costs. This is another big benefit to having a garden apartment.

What is the Flooring?

The flooring in the space is important. In a garden studio or apartment, the ideal type of flooring is tile. Tile is able to withstand some moisture and humidity. Hardwood flooring can warp with humidity.

Carpet should not be in the space, it stains and molds when moisture get into it. Plants can leak water onto carpet, even when something is placed underneath them.

If carpet is present, ask the homeowner or leasing company about taking it up and revamping the flooring out of your own pocket.

How large is the Space?

Space is always an issue, mostly when it comes to storage. Look for closet space or unused areas that can be converted to storage. Your furniture should also fit comfortably without looking too full.

Consider the bedroom, kitchen and bathroom sizes. In a bedroom you should be able to fit a bed, side table, dresser and sitting area without tripping over anything. The bathroom should have enough room for storage and enough room to move comfortably.

Cost of Utilities and Rent

Figure what the total expenses are going to be including rent and utilities. This should be compared with your income and other living expenses such as groceries, vehicle expenses and insurances.

Considering the benefits of energy conservation alone, a garden studio or full size apartment is ideal. Most have plenty of natural light from all rooms of the space. The rooms themselves are often spacious for entertaining and having garden space indoors.

Combining life with nature is easily done in this type of living situation. It will be a comfortable space that gives you plenty of room to do what you enjoy most.

Growing vegetables indoors while living in an urban area is another possibility. Factor in the savings in regards to food cost for this perk. It costs a few cents per vegetable when it is broken down, to grow your own at home.

Author

Random Articles

How to Find the Best Deal for Your Long Distance Moving Service

Is there anything worse than moving? It’s one of the biggest stressors that people can put on themselves; it isn’t just about...

Real Estate / Finance

Great Patio Ideas to Add Life to Your Home

The patio has its practical uses. You can use it to enjoy meals with family, or use it as a setting for many garden barbecue parties. You can use...

Garden / Landscaping

How to Draw a Layout of Your Kitchen Counters

If you’re looking to install granite countertops, most fabricators now ask you to provide a layout of your existing counters. Drawing your kitchen...

Kitchen / Bathrooms

Resin Flooring: A Great Choice for Industrial Applications

Choosing the right material for your industrial flooring requires taking a lot of criteria into consideration. Traditionally concrete was the go-to...

Floors / Tile / Hardwood

How to Give Your Bathroom a New Look on a Budget

A bathroom is one of the most vital rooms in any house and, whether big or small, it is a space that is constantly in use. Being a room that...

Interior Design / Decor

Actions

Contact Us | Submit Article | RSS | 411homerepair © 2017