Concrete sculptures are an excellent solution for decorating the courtyard of a country house, a personal plot, and a summer cottage territory. Despite the fact that real sculptors are not very fond of concrete due to some peculiarities, the material is perfect for making simple sculptures on their own at home.
Polyfoam can be found in any box from household appliances. Do not throw it away with a new purchase, it is better to put it in the pantry, take it to the country house or hide it in the mezzanine. It will not take up much space, but it will help out great when you have the time and desire to be creative.
Please note that if you do not plan to buy equipment in the near future, do not be discouraged and do not rush to go to the creative store - although there are blanks there, but at high prices. You can buy relatively cheap foam where there are building materials. A sheet of 100 * 100 * 10 cm will cost about 270 rudders. In a creative store for the same price, you would get a very small piece.
When planning the creation of a future sculpture from concrete with your own hands, it is important to choose the right production technology correctly. At home, you can implement three methods: hand sculpting, frame, casting into forms.
Hand sculpting is a method that does not require special devices and tools, but requires certain skills and the importance of preparing a solution of the correct consistency. Provided that the mixture is not too liquid and not very thick, it is convenient and good to sculpt from it, it is quite possible to create small crafts. Usually, this option is chosen to create a mass of small figures for decorating a garden, flower pots, stands for flower beds, etc.
The wireframe method is the most complex, but it makes it possible to create real masterpieces. So, first, a volumetric frame of the future figure is created from wire, then it is covered with a concrete mixture (they are glued, roughly speaking), they give the mixture a shape, wait for drying and paint, giving the desired color, drawing certain elements (when creating animals, they draw eyes, ears , wears. .). The method is suitable for creating sculptures of any size.
The technology of pouring into a mold is the simplest, since it only requires the presence of a form and strict adherence to all stages. It is important to correctly and accurately pour the concrete solution into the container, then wait until it dries and carefully remove the finished product. After that, it is allowed to fully gain strength, dyed at will, etc.
Forms can be made independently or purchased ready-made. Typically, this method is used to create shapes that are small but highly complex.
Round fasteners are often used when decorating curtains, so you can find different types of fittings. It is possible to choose eyelets for any palette or style direction.
The most common is the round shape of the fittings. Also fasteners are in the form of a square, oval, triangle. For decorating a children's room, you can find rivets on a marine theme in the form of a ship's rudder, a flower or dolphins.
Most often, there are plastic fasteners on sale. They can be painted in any color from standard chrome to vibrant yellows or blues. Such accessories are suitable for different styles of styles.
Chrome or matte rings can be used when draping windows in Art Deco, Postmodernism styles.
Wooden fasteners will complement the curtains in rooms dominated by rustic country style, Provence.
The inner size of the curtain fasteners is selected in accordance with the diameter and shape of the curtain rod. For curtains with eyelets, there is one condition: for the curtains to open and close easily - the difference in size with the pipe is 15-20 mm.
In addition to standard products, manufacturers offer a large selection of rings for curtains with rhinestones, patterns, imitation of the texture of wood, stone.
Grommet curtains have their advantages:
We often forget about things that were once sent to the balcony. And remembering, we note that they have become unusable or have lost part of their consumer properties. But if you organize the storage of your bike, tires and other useful junk on the balcony wisely, this will not happen. How to do this, we will enlighten you.
For the optimal arrangement of the space, several factors need to be taken into account - the type of room, the area, the presence of walls, glass, heating. All this is necessary in order to distribute the items that can be stored.
Sometimes, repairs are required before organizing storage systems. It is good if there is enough cosmetic, but capital is often needed. The capacity and ability to withstand a large mass also depend on the type of construction.
These basic views are additionally varied. When choosing a storage system, you need to pay attention to all the nuances characteristic of a particular design. Some are not suitable for heavy, bulky items, others require preliminary preparation.
A storage system on a balcony or loggia is a metal, plastic, wooden, cloth, cardboard structure or container designed for convenient distribution of various things in a confined space. Depending on the type, purpose of use, it has different dimensions, design, functionality, and also cost.
If you prefer to relax at home, but are not devoid of a sense of comfort and some exoticism, then the balcony or loggia can easily be redesigned into a comfortable lounge area. To successfully solve this problem, special attention should be paid to the interior of the recreation area. You must pay maximum attention to detail.
You can make a little effort to create a cozy corner, favorable with a calming atmosphere for relaxation after working days or just on a day off. All this can be obtained by solving the issues of color and decorative design of the recreation area.
Creating a decorative seating area can be broken down into several stages:
When decorating a loggia or balcony, do not be afraid to experiment with color and diversify the room, recreation area with accessories. Use a variety of ideas.
Pleated blinds are one of the newest and most modern models of light protection. Visually, they are similar to classic blinds. But this is only at first glance. The device, materials and other characteristics differ from Roman roller shutters or classic blinds.
Outwardly, the design of such curtains resembles ordinary horizontal blinds, but with a pleated fabric, that is, with clear folds.
Ripple curtains are a lightweight, elegant design, easy to use, which consists of a few simple parts:
Single is a single pleated canvas. Double or triple canvases consist of several canvases, sewn like a honeycomb.
Pleated is a small fold that does not lose its shape, does not sag, allows folding and unfolding the cloth. The direction of the folds is usually horizontal, but vertical folds are also encountered. The material is fabric or paper impregnated with a special compound. Treatment with a solution is needed in order to protect fabric or paper from fading and getting wet.
They can be in the range of 10-50 mm in width.
Pleated blinds are blinds made of pleated material, fixed on both sides in a special profile cornice.
Used to securely fasten the mechanism. The cornice and side profiles allow you to install the corrugation so that it hangs freely or fix it on the sides. If the structure is attached to inclined surfaces, then a cable is added to it for strength.
They are held on the glass by means of guides, which are strings stretched between the upper and lower strips of the cornice.
In the process of building a new home or renovating an existing one, owners often have a question about the size of the windows and the height of their location. It should be noted that modern plastic structures have standard sizes, and can also be made to order. The larger the size of the window, the more actively natural light enters the room. Large windows look very impressive, especially if they offer a beautiful view. The height of the window can be different. The most important thing is to adhere to the requirements set forth in the State Standards for the construction industry. So the area of the PVC profile should be within 6.0 square meters. m., and the area of the opening elements should not exceed 2.5 sq. m. Standard parameters of windows are presented in the table (at the intersection of a row and a column, the symbols of window structures are indicated).
The choice of the size of windows in a wooden house will directly depend on their purpose and location.
Normal dimensions are considered to be a ratio of 1:10, that is, per 10 square meters. meters of the entire wall area, glazing should be at least 1 sq. m.
When choosing the ratio of the area of walls and glazing, you should take into account the following patterns:
As a rule, when designing such rooms, they are located on the south-west side of the building. For a bedroom, high-quality lighting is not particularly required, therefore it is located on the north or west side, and only one window block will be enough for it.
It is also customary to place the kitchen and other storage rooms of economic properties on the northern sides. Historically, large windows used to be installed in Finnish or Scandinavian homes: because natural daylight improved mood and increased efficiency, which was important on short winter days. It was pleasant to be in these rooms all the time: bright natural daylight could additionally be enhanced by light and warm wall decoration and a choice of white furniture.
Of course, it is not always possible to perfectly copy the Finnish style in Russian houses, but some elements can still be borrowed.