Make Your Deck Creative and Innovative

Many people neglect the usefulness of their roof or other elevated areas of the home. If you have limited patio space outside, look above you and be bold. The possibilities are virtually endless where elevated decks are concerned. You can choose from a variety of materials and looks. Your friends and neighbors will surely be jealous at the result, and you will be enjoying many relaxing afternoons and evenings looking over the expanse of your property.

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Consider Your Roof

Many people view their roof simply as a structure that supports the home and protects the inside from the elements. While this is certainly a valuable component, there is so much more that you can do with this part of the home. If a section of your roof is flat, you have valuable space that could be turned into something useful. The structure of the home is already solid enough to support a deck being installed up there. This is an area where you can entertain and relax. Just think of the parties and functions you can throw from you very own deck that is elevated to give your family and guests a truly unique view of the area.

There Are Many Surfaces to Choose From

When you go install a deck, keep in mind that there are a variety of surfaces that you can choose from. This speaks to your personality. You can go for a marble tile look the replicates what you find by a swimming pool, or go with a more traditional wood floor appearance. The only parameter that you have is that you want to ensure your choice of flooring is of the non-slip variety in order to protect you in the event of water. Outdoor flooring is designed to hold up well to the elements, so dare to be different here. Choose something that really highlights the overall look and feel of your property.

Install Your Own or Have the Professionals Come Out

Many people today enjoy a good do it yourself project. There are companies that will provide you with everything you need, including the equipment, to install your own deck. If you would rather not do it on your own, there are capable and professional technicians in your area with a great deal of experience that would be glad to get you set up in no time at all.

Instajunction Framed Prints Review

It has always been my plan to print the photos in my phone or in my camera but that has actually never happened. But when Instajunction offered me to do a review on one of their products, I chose the framed prints! Find out why.

Instajunction loves Instagram. I love Instagram too. Instagram has been a witness to the growth of my little boys and my family’s daily adventures. So Instajunction puts your Instagram photos on unique, high-quality products that can be used daily, give out as gifts to family and friends and for decorating the home. Instajunction likes to print photos, not just boring stuff but fun and exciting things you can share and show off to people. Simply put, Instajunction prints photos from your Instagram, Facebook or any uploaded photo in a range of fun and unique high quality products – from sticker books to coasters, polaroid style cards to wall vinyl, magnets, cufflinks, wrapping paper and so much more. So I chose the framed prints because I want to adorn our bare walls with my boys’ fun and cute Instagram photos!

Here’s what I got from Instajunction:

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My framed Instagram photos!

Here’s my son so happy to see photos of him and his baby brother!

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The Instajunction framed prints has displays of 1, 4, 9 or 16. I chose the nine because for me it showcases more photos, though the 4 and 3 are also nice. Anyway, the frames are made of solid wood, and the paper is made from 350gsm heavyweight card. The frame is also ready to hang as it has already been supplied with. Its size is 37.5cm x 37.5 cm, just perfect for our bare and empty living room walls. I am planning of getting one or two more frames as each costs only £24.99 (about or less than $40) plus a flat rate per order. If you want to order, do it NOW! Instajunction gives you all my readers 25% discount on all orders placed up until the 8th of December. So head over to their website, Instajunction ships fast and your order will definitely reach before gift-giving time!

I hung it on our still empty living room wall and it does need two more to make it more lively!

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I love that Instajunction has very easy to follow instructions on how to make framed prints or other products. I chose the framed prints first then picked my photos from my Instagram account, then followed the payment or check out procedures and it was done! The print came in just about a week after I ordered it! Fast and easy! Instajunction products are perfect as gifts too, just give them the address where you want the product sent to and they’ll send it.

I love Instajunction, so if you like Instagram, you might want to check out Instajunction or follow them on Facebook and Twitter for specials, discounts, promos and more information.

*Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received the product mentioned above for review purposes only. The opinions are my own, based on personal experience with the product.

5 Must-Haves For Your Home

1. A dining table

Eating around a table is so much better than eating off your lap on the sofa. Even if you avoid the temptation to put the TV on, it’s hard to have a proper conversation when you’re not face to face with your guests or family members. For something a bit different, look for an antique or flea market table that you can polish up and personalise with table runners and other decorations.

2. Plants

Indulge your green fingers and give your home new life with a few plants. As well as looking attractive, they help to keep the air fresh by removing chemicals and breathing out oxygen. If you doubt your gardening ability, opt for particularly tough indoor plants such as aspidistra, aloe vera and the parlour palm.

3. Photographs and pictures

Whether it’s the latest print from your favourite new artist or a selection of family photographs, putting up pictures helps to give character to your rooms, allowing you to express your sense of individuality and personality, and also creating a talking point for visitors.

4. Books

A few coffee table books can, like pictures, give your guests something to look at and talk about. They can also be a great way of sharing your interests with your friends and family. Fashion photography books such as Conde Nast’s Coming into Fashion make popular talking points, as do travel books – try Lonely Planet’s 1000 Ultimate Sights. Display books within easy reach of the sofa for guests to flick through.

5. A guest bed

People often tell guests they’re welcome to stay over ‘any time’. But if there’s nowhere for them to sleep, they probably won’t take you up on the offer! Whether it’s a stylish sofa bed or a pretty new day bed for the spare room, a guest bed will always be a useful addition.

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