Interiorscaping: bring the nature inside

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First things that come to your mind when you hear the word landscaping are probably – everything connected to the outdoors; planting greenery, flowers, trees – overall change of the looks of yards, gardens, or parks. But what comes to your mind when you hear someone says “interiorscaping”?

The opposite of the outdoor landscaping, interiorscaping actually does the same thing only applied to indoor plants. Why not care for your houseplants with the same tendency you look after the ones decorating your garden? Arranging living plants around your home will not only make it look attractive but will also bring the nature inside your home.

Beneficial and marvelous

The benefits of choosing interiorscaping, besides the fact it gives almost any place distinctive and marvelous look, it provides better conditions for employees at workplace or people in their homes. By affecting the physical and mental health of individuals surrounded by plantscapes it creates healthy surroundings, positive energy and good atmosphere – a place where people enjoy spending time at and feel connected to nature.

It is a fact that individuals (especially flower lovers) are more productive and inspired to do, create and work when their surroundings are appealing. Imagine being able to smell the colorful flowers decorating offices while working, or just taking a lunch break and enjoying in a company’s lobby redesigned into atrium filled with greenery.

Who wouldn’t want that good office life?!

Clean air and positive energy

Choosing plantscape for your interior means you are choosing healthy. There are many positive sides to bringing the nature inside and reconnecting with the environment. Not only plants remove carbon dioxide and produce oxygen they also enhance the air quality by filtering it. They make their own microclimate that helps providing more oxygen-rich air and increase humidity while keeping the air temperature down at the same time. Also affects saving energy which is only one more plus for choosing indoor landscaping.

Different types for different personalities

Deciding what style of indoorscaping suits you the most is the easy part. The possibilities are truly endless and you can make anything that comes to your mind. Adding color and texture using different types of plants can make it into a work of art. Think about what will make you feel most comfortable, search online for advices, tips and tricks.

Love the DIY? Well, if you have a green thumb you can make your own indoor gardens, small or big depending on the available space in your home, but first research various kinds of plants and the ways of taking care of them. That means – if you spend a lot of your time away from home, make sure you pick easy-care plants such as cacti or succulents. Not enough natural light in your home? Not a problem! Pick plants like Dracaena or Parlor palm trees that are not only aesthetically pleasing but don’t need much sunlight.

Linking Outdoors with the Indoors

Interiorscaping is closely connected to landscaping. Considering you are a type of person who enjoys outdoors as much as indoors and spends an equal amount of time both in the house and the garden, it is best to find a way to link your outside and inside plants. Consider asking the experts in the field for advice. Some of the best landscape architects indicate that outdoor space is an extension of our lifestyles and therefore should meet our needs. So think about investing in plants that can be outside during hot months and inside during winter. That way you will enjoy looking after the plants you own and love all over the year. Create extra room around windows to use for interiorscaping and you will make sure there is enough light for your greenery.

Conclusion

Now that you have created a beautiful site out of your home or office, it is important to ensure the plants continue looking beautiful and healthy green. Bringing the nature inside was easy but if you are not really sure what to do, or if you are a bit scared of accidentally harming the plants, hiring horticulturists or plant care specialist can help you. They will make sure your greenery is fertilized, pruned and watered regularly. That way you can concentrate on your work and enjoy the scenery.

 

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Caring for your stone countertops: 6 quick tips for the holiday season

This time of year, your kitchen becomes the star of the show. Between the cookie baking marathons and the festive party preparations, your beautiful countertops will be working double duty to accommodate all that holiday cheer. And let’s not forget about your bathroom surfaces—which may be in for a shock when friends and family come to visit.

 

Here are 6 quick tips for caring for your countertops before, during and after the holidays:

 

1.    Safeguard Your Stone

 

Countertops made of natural stone such as granite, limestone and marble are popular because of their beauty and natural durability. However, they still benefit from a little TLC. Seal your stone surfaces to prevent them from staining, and wipe up spills immediately to keep liquids from penetrating the surface.

 

2.    Always Use a Cutting Board

 

Beautiful countertops are made to stay that way. In the kitchen, always use a cutting board when preparing food. Cutting directly on the stone surface can scratch and dull your countertops, and bacteria from cutting meat can seep into the stone.

 

3.    A Little Soap and Water Go a Long Way

 

Using standard chemical cleaners may strip the seal on your countertops and expose the porous surface of the stone. For everyday cleaning, use mild soap and water to help keep your countertops free of grime and preserve their luster. A non-abrasive cleaner or countertop-friendly wipes may be used for stubborn stains. Always rinse with clean water after using any cleaning product.

 

4.    It’s All in the Wrist

 

When cleaning your kitchen countertops and bathroom countertops, try to remember to wipe in a circular motion. This will help prevent dulling the stone and will preserve its luster.

 

5.    Be Gentle with Your Surfaces

Avoid excessive force or thermal shock (extreme heat or cold) to keep your countertops looking their best. Gently lay down heavier items such as pots and pans, and keep hot pads or trivets handy in the kitchen for supporting hot dishes. In the bathroom, be careful with blow dryers, flat irons and other heated appliances.

 

6.    The Best Way to Get Rid of Goop

Once the holiday hustle and bustle has cleared, do a thorough survey of countertops. For any dried, stuck-on spills or goopy toothpaste globs you may have missed, use a plastic putty knife to get them up instead of a knife or abrasive pad.

 

Enjoy Beautiful Countertops from One Season to the Next

Our countertops endure a lot. Making sure we take good care of them can help them stay beautiful from one season to the next. Not sure which countertop style is right for your home? Just ask the experts at Primera! We can help you determine which materials will best fit your lifestyle.

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