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How to correctly make alterations? How to combine the beauty and convenience in a small room? What materials and furniture will help to visually expand the space? What can save the repair, and thus require special attention? Answers to these and many other questions you can get in this section.

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Building a concrete block house by your own hands. Traditional methods

Dreamed of building a comfortable country house for the whole family, but do not let finances? Do not hurry to part with a dream. Build a foundation and a box without spending a fortune, now you can own, using the technology of the individual building. We will understand the intricacies and details of this “popular method” – “Individual construction technology” method (ICT)

The technology is the possibility of low-cost and environmentally friendly self build box house: the foundation and the walls on any grounds, including heaving and non-cohesive (except silt). All work can be performed independently, ie without the involvement of workers and construction equipment, using special equipment: drill and formwork.

Construction of foundations for this technology involves installation of pile-tape (pile-rostverkovogo) grounds. Designed specifically for the technology foundation to manually drill to drill in a ground depression (3 m) under the future pile. Its design provides for a plow, by means of which operate in the borehole bottom extension (600 mm) to form the heel support post foundation.

Before the foundation of the device calculates the required depth of the piles, their width, pitch and location under the internal load-bearing walls and houses, as well as the height and width of the grillage. Construction experience shows that to ensure the necessary strength enough step pillars 1.5-2 m below the external and 1.2-1.5 m below the interior walls and pile cap height of 200-600 mm. More accurate parameters should identify experts architectural office based story structure, soil type, wall construction material and other individual criteria.

The bearing capacity of a pile depends on the diameter of the sole and the soil type. For example, one column with 400 mm extension, set in loam, capable of withstanding a load of 7.5 tonnes.

Not to get piles ruptured  from frost heave and ground motionst (ie, separation of the main pillars of the heel), metal bar reinforcement IS HIGHLY NEEDED !.

For this purpose, the rebar diameter of 10-12 mm, a bent-shaped hole U. In the two brackets mounted perpendicular to each other (cross-wise) so that their upper parts project from the base of the column to the grillage height that will tightly bind its foundation with reinforcement. Apart from any use permitted rods steel lengthy material: squares, iron strips, folded net. It is important that the metal was clean, as rust, dirt or paint will prevent tight adhesion with the concrete.


After completing reinforcement wells, start pouring concrete. From the quality of the solution depends on the reliability and durability of the foundation and structure of the whole. Here you can use a lot of options for concrete composition. Take one of these: cement grade 400 – part 1; water – about 0.7 parts; building sand river – 2 parts; gravel or macadam – 2 parts. Since ICT – inexpensive construction technology, it is usually the owners in order to save themselves prepare concrete solution, but if resources permit, it is better to order ready-mix at the building site – this will significantly shorten the construction of the foundation.

Concrete in the hole lay gradually layers in the 150-200 mm, sealing each by bayoneting, i.e ramming made using special spit or thin rod. After filling the hole expansion in a cylindrical part mounted “shirt” – a tube of rolled roofing material and equal to the width of the support pillars – and is filled with a solution. This allows you to create a smooth surface of the pile, waterproofed it and prevent leakage of scum in the ground. “Shirt” let out at 150-200 mm for forming the formwork ground part of the pile.

Building a basement

Using formwork,  you can build and basement walls. To do this, departing from the piles of not less than 1 m, produce and perform excavation masonry walling module  is similar to the external masonry partitions.
The walls of the basement in a heaving soils will experience strong buoyancy effect, so every fourth well honeycombed walls lay the rebar diameter of 12 mm (four rods) and poured concrete, forming a powerful vertical reinforced concrete beams. Opposite walls of the basement top tightly bind floor slab, and bottom – a monolithic screed.
After hardening of the concrete pillars supporting all necessarily waterproofing – coated with bitumen mastic, and top veiled glassine or any bitumen rolled material.


For a uniform load on the foundation pile grillage combined. First house on the perimeter between the supporting pillars flush them perform podsypku sand, then construct her shuttering of wooden planks height of 300-600 mm and a width equal to the thickness of the walls of the future, taking into account insulation and facade decoration. Bottom waterproofing glassine or roofing material to avoid seepage of concrete jelly in the sand. Then stack of reinforcement bars (10-14 mm), connecting them with the reinforcement piles. This will prevent the horizontal shift of the foundation. After the formwork serves first batch of concrete and his bayonet. On grouted stack top layer of reinforcement and the mixture is poured to the calculated level. In the volume of concrete grillage can lay brick and concrete battle, as the requirements for frost to be met by this design, significantly lower than that of the foundation pillars that are moist.





After solidification of the grillage produce stripping removed sand underpowdering and proceed to build the walls of the blocks, forming them in place using prefabricated modules TISE. They are available in three versions: TISE-1 is used for laying of internal partition thickness of 190 mm, TISE-2 is used for the construction of both internal and external walls are 250mm thick TISE-3 – only for load-bearing structures in the 380 mm. Each module consists of a form of two removable blockout, pins and other additional equipment.

To create the blocks used solution sand, cement M400 and a small amount of water, in a ratio of 3: 1: 0.5. This semi-dry mixture allows for stripping immediately after molding “bricks”. Module TISE set at the beginning of the series and in two steps lay in his prepared solution with layer seal rammer until laitance, then remove the formwork and placing it next to the finished block form New. Wall build in layers. Each subsequent row is laid up on the previous one and without underlying solution.

Important quality modules TISE – they dampen seismic and vibrotolchki. Blocks TISE indispensable in the construction of buildings along roads, flyovers and railways, as it does not transmit vibration loads.
When forming units prepare holes for ventilation, electrical wiring or slots under the beam. For this purpose, the module is inserted into special inserts, which are removed together with the stripping. After placing a number of 5-10 “bricks” seams between them overwritten concrete and sand mix solution. Every four or five rows of masonry reinforcement performed using welded mesh or rods with a diameter of 5-6 mm.

The walls are lined up on technology ICT, insulated foam boards, polystyrene or mineral wool or fill internal voids shaped blocks of insulating materials (foam chippings, concrete block, etc.).

To avoid thermal bridges sometimes produce masonry walls in two rows, using formwork ICT-1. The space between the baffles also fill insulation.


As you can see, to build the foundation and walls on ICT own, without the involvement of workers and special equipment is quite possible. This will require only the time (at least two to three months) and strength. But is economically justified such construction? If we count only the cost of building materials (concrete mix, rebar, formwork boards,ICT equipment ) necessary for the foundation and walls of the two-storey house 6 × 8 m, then they will be about 200-250 thousand. Rub. The price of one unit ICT – $ 2., In principle, comparable to the cost of foam blocks ($ 2-4.), So in terms of man-hours to build a more profitable building envelope of cellular concrete. Another question – the reliability of the walls of these porous materials. Apparatus foundation for this technology would cost significantly smaller amount compared to the base of the finished screw piles, so in this case ICT itself justifies.

Happy building !

Glass Top Steamer Trunk Coffee Table

Steamer Trunk Coffee Table with Classic Look

Glass Top Steamer Trunk Coffee Table

What is steamer trunk coffee table? Have you ever seen this kind of coffee table yet? Great moments such as religious holidays are often used by people to beautify the home. One room that is often highlighted in terms of decorating the living room of course, because this space is the most frequently accessed our relatives or friends. In decorating the living room at home, a time to a moment of your time to choose the right type of table to complete the living room. Coffee table has a very important role in supporting the function of the living room, because here we can put the food and drink that we will serve for guests who visit our house. We certainly know, there are several types of tables on the market that provides different design and functions.

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The selection of the type and model appropriate table for your living room is certainly necessary in order to look your living room becomes more attractive and aligned with each other. In addition, it is also necessary to consider the function of the coffee table is tailored to our needs. For example, coffee table type End Table with trendy and stylish design can make your living room look more visually appealing. It is flexible and can be changed in accordance with the desire to make this type of coffee table is suitable for dynamic young people. Besides End Table, there are several types of coffee table that you can find in the market. However, some of you may be unfamiliar with some types of the coffee table like this steamer trunk coffee table. Therefore, to give you an additional reference in choosing the right coffee table, this time will be explained about steamer trunk coffee table more detail.

Steamer Trunk Coffee Table

For those of you who love to collect furniture or middle hunting vintage items, now is the time you are looking for a small-sized tables to add to your collection. Although small, this sort table maximizes space while meeting your needs. Steamer trunk coffee table presences many benefits, such as to put drinks, books, or even just support feet while sitting on the couch. Conversely, if you do not use it right, you will only add to the stack goods at home. However, the use is not confined to a small table in the living room or family room. You can also put this table in the bedroom, bathroom, or in the dining room. Due to the presence of a small table can make a big difference between sitting room uncomfortable and very comfortable sitting room. The origin of the coffee table is still vague. One assumption says the coffee table from the time of the Ottoman Empire. Other sources said the coffee table was first originated in England in the second half of the 19th century. Regardless of its origins, the coffee table is an important part of home furniture in the mid 20th century. You can choose to decorate your interior to make it looks unique by utilizing this trunk steamer coffee table.

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Mid Century Coffee Table with Imagination inside the Room Interesting Spot

Mid Century Glass Coffee Table

Mid century coffee table becomes more and more popular to be chosen for the room furniture. It is familiar with elegant and simple characteristic. This table for coffee commonly uses shapes and texture as the main point of it design. Simple design is the part if modern design. Therefore, if you have modern style of room, you can definitely choose this mid century coffee table. With the presence of calm and comfy accent, this table stresses style and beauty of furniture. Fortunately, there is vintage or retro style of room will be appropriate to combine with this table. For instance, retro sofa, chairs and vintage decoration will be wonderful combination inside your room. In addition, there is benefits that you can get only from choosing this mid century table. There are storages as the part of coffee table. You can find that it will be very functional and stylist as the part of the room item.

From wood materials, bamboo, steel and glass are the main material that commonly used for this mid century coffee table. Something stylist and beautiful design for room tends with pretty pricey budget. Therefore, you need to remember what you are going to choose with it inside the room.

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Enhance the look of your house with mission style coffee table

Mission Style Design. As for me it`s the best kind of design, cozy and comfy, can`t irritate an eye and never to get too boring.

As an architect style Mission Revival Style was an architectural movement that began in the late 19th century for a colonial style’s revivalism and reinterpretation, which drew inspiration from the late 18th and early 19th century Spanish missions in California.



The missions’ style of necessity and security evolved around an enclosed courtyard, using massive adobe walls with broad unadorned plaster surfaces, limited fenestration and door piercing, low-pitched roofs with projecting wide eaves and non-flammable clay roof tiles, and thick arches springing from piers. Exterior walls were coated with white plaster (stucco), which with wide side eaves shielded the adobe brick walls from rain. Other features included long exterior arcades, an enfilade of interior rooms and halls, semi-independent bell gables, and at more prosperous missions curved ‘Baroque’ gables on the principal facade with towers.


Nowadays its commonly spreed at East cost and south of the US where the influence of the Spanish architectural style of the most prevalent. Which king of furniture design is appropriate ?  No doubt its mission style design !















As  coffee table is part of everyone’s house, regardless of its size. There are different traditional as well as modern tables available in the market these days. You can easily find one as per your choice. However, if you are looking for a long lasting investment to be made, then the mission style coffee table should be your choice. The mission style furniture has been in demand since forever. It is best known for its craft style and the art of making it. It is one of the most demanded type when it comes to adding traditional look to your house.


Well keep in mind where are two different types of such a design: luxery south (spanish) and north folk-style  (amish style). Absolutely not appropriate to furnish south-style lodging with amish furniture and vice versa

The mission style “amish-style” table is made keeping the mind the art and craft technique.Mission Style Coffee Table - by AandCstyle














It, even today, is crafted by the hands not by the machinery. The machinery is only used for the cutting of the raw material. Any form of art done by hands makes it 10 times more worthy than any machine made designs. This is the reason that it looks unique as compared to other styles. If you are looking for an environment safe material, then the mission style should be your choice. This style of the coffee table is made by the friends that are completely environment friendly products.  And keep in mind – “amish” is not means an  inexpensive thing . You cannot buy a brand new table for peanuts !


This oak mission style coffee table costs $ 700  !














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Happy shopping !

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Round coffee tables

Winsome Genoa Round Coffee Table

Furniture is now days not only used for regular purposes, but also are used for improving the aesthetic value of the houses as well. It like the round coffee tables is recently available in various designs so as to become the centre of attraction when compared with any other furniture in the household. The round coffee tables are easily available in the market and even cater to its very basic purpose of serving as a place where the coffee mugs can be kept while having coffee.

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The round coffee tables can be placed at the centre of a two chairs and is very much portable so as can be carried anywhere round the house where the mugs can be placed while enjoying a cup of coffee. They can be made up of various materials like wood, plastic or even metal. They can be purchased from any nearby furniture stores or can be even bought online. There are a wide variety and types of tables that are available both over the online markets and also in the local stores. They are available in all budgets so as to fit every pocket and are also available in different colours as well.

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The coffee tables are a perfect match for the kitchen and the household accessories. They generally fits into a small space therefore get easily accommodated in narrow and small places as well. There are different types of round coffee tables available in the markets that are made only for the specific needs like the Metropolitan, the wooden coffee round table, the Steel and iron and many more. They are a must have for every household as they are perfect for being used as both as a decorative and a utility item around the household and the kitchen.

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Luxury Coffee Tables as Multi Purpose Furniture

Classic vintage luxury coffee tables

Luxury coffee tables without doubt will be great centerpiece inside the room. It is surely beautify the room with its amazing design. Moreover, the presence of unique, elegant and extraordinary choice for coffee table will make your room look more attractive. For instance, there are from some different characteristics that you can find in the piece of luxury coffee table. Whether you want modern or traditional luxury coffee table, both of them will represent strong high-end of furniture appearance inside your room. If you have modern style of room and want modern luxury furniture, you will have chances to choose many designs from beautiful and interesting pieces. It is about the room spirit to support the visitor find their pleasure in certain desirable room atmosphere. With a high-end room style, you will be able to persuade others with its strong integral characteristics.

Moreover, luxury coffee table will deal with certain color selection. This color will be very possible affecting people’s eyes and feeling to spend their spare time joining you in this coffee time. Whether wood, leather or glass countertop will have their point of interest for luxury room style. You can add shiny gold accent to make this room looks more striking.

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