House & Garden Archive

If you are someone who spends the majority of their day in an office, then chances are you are experiencing some form of back pain or discomfort during your day. Spending long periods of time in the same slouched position can cause many complications to your back over time, so sorting this problem out as soon as possible is the best precaution you can take. Back pain is usually the result of bad posture and an ergonomic chair can help you diminish or eliminate this problem. An ergonomic saddle chair promotes good posture as it forces your body to sit in the up-right position and prevents you from slouching

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There’s a reason why bed sizes are referred to with royal titles. After all, a good-looking and comfortable bed has the power to make you feel like a king or queen sleeping in it. And when it comes to the look of your bed, there’s no better way to crown it than with a gorgeous bed frame. In fact, when chosen right, the bed frame can help set the desired tone for the bedroom. For a space that is better off free from too many furniture pieces and overwhelming décor, an attractive bed frame will serve as the perfect focal point. Not to mention its highly important purpose, that of properly supporting your mattress for ideal sleeping comfort. Needless to say, the frame is the

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Though we like to think there are exceptions to it, first impression matters a great deal; it is so with our appearance, and it is so with the appearance of our homes too. A lot can be said about the owner based on what the home looks like on the outside, which is why there’s no doubt the exterior décor is just as important as the interior. Adding curb appeal to your home is just the thing you need, and here are some tips on how to do it

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Mankind has always had a fascination with stone. All the ancient structures that survived to grace the world today are made from it. Stone looks imposing, has a certain classic elegance to it, and can last for decades, centuries, and even millennia. No wonder homeowners are crazy about this material when it comes to adorning their exteriors. But unless you’re a Roman emperor – enhancing your home’s value with stone might be a hard thing to do as it is a time, labour, and money-consuming challenge

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Whether it’s a large yard, a small alfresco, a balcony, or a roof-top terrace – consider yourself lucky if you own an outdoor space. First of all, it enlarges your overall living space, and second, it holds plenty of potential for relaxing, entertaining, and outdoor enjoyment. And when the weather gets warmer, you’ll probably spend more time there than in your living room. Therefore, it’s important to choose quality furniture pieces that will make it as comfortable as an outdoor living room. Here are some tips to help you in your hunt. Buy Off-Season No, you’re not reading it wrong. Buying outdoor furniture well past its season is like purchasing an expensive bikini in below zero temperatures. It’s not unheard off, and you might get

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Though the dining room is often overlooked in modern homes, be it out of not having enough space to create one so it’s blended in with the kitchen, or because of not having enough time to actually use the area for what it is intended for. One thing is for sure, the dining room has had a significant part in the home, and will always have, as it doesn’t only serve for breakfast, or dinner, but other occasions as well, like parties and game nights

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The bedside table is not just something you purchase to fill up the empty space between the bed and the wall or window. On the contrary, I like to think of it as a necklace for the bed – a complementary embellishment that sets the tone for its style and look. Not to mention how this small piece of furniture is the landing spot for so many of our things like the cellphone, bedtime reads, glasses, face creams, and the stash of our guilty snacks. So, it goes without saying that a beautiful and functional bedside table is just as important as a comfortable bed. In order to help you with your search, here are some tips regarding what you should consider

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We’ve all seen the old western movies during the gold rush era, where many people are on a life-long mission of finding a gold mine. Many sunk entire fortunes and their lives prospecting with a pan in a river. However, in modern times, mining for gold (and any other mineral, precious metal and fossil) is much more intensive, yet sophisticated. The most important step of finding anything of value under the earth is prospecting. Prospecting is the first step of geologically analyzing a territory. It’s a small-scale version of mineral exploration undertaken by many mineral companies in the search of finding commercially viable ore deposits. It’s a very physical process, involving a lot of specialized equipment, traveling, panning, sifting and investigating

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