Learn to Blow Glass

Glass blowing is a wonderful hobby that results in some beautiful artwork for your home. My name is Natalie, and I started in glass blowing as a hobbyist, but now I teach classes in this skill. Some people think glass blowing is difficult or dangerous. That's not the case at all. As you build your skill level, you will find that you learn very quickly. In this blog, I will examine the misconceptions about glass blowing and teach you some of the techniques. I will also give you helpful tips about where to find a glass so you can practice this new skill yourself.

Want To Tint Your Home Windows? 3 Ways To Keep Your Pets From Causing Damage


Keeping your home at a comfortable temperature is a process that involves many factors. Where your windows face and what type of windows you have can make a huge difference. It also matters if you have trees around your property that can provide you with natural shade throughout the day. If you notice that you are using the air conditioning system more than you would like to, you should find a solution. Investing in residential window tinting can help you accomplish this goal. But, with both cats and dogs in your household, you need to find ways that you can prevent them from causing damage to the tinting.

Arrange Furniture to Block Access to the Windows

An easy way to prevent your cats and dogs from creating trouble is by blocking their access to the windows. For instance, you can put a side table, couch, or recliner up against a window. This will be most effective for households with large dogs as they cannot fit into small spaces. With tinted windows, you also do not have to worry about the sun causing damage (like cracks and fading) to your furniture.

Fill Up Windowsills with Decorations

With decent-sized windowsills, you may find it difficult to keep your cats from gazing out the window. Unfortunately, their curiosity may cause them to scratch the window when they see something interesting outside, but you can prevent them from gaining access to the windowsill with decorations. Using a windowsill as a decorative space gives you a perfect opportunity to create an attractive and functional vignette.

Add Window Treatments

While tinted windows will naturally improve the energy efficiency of your home, you can enjoy even better results by adding a window treatment such as insulated curtains. When you close these curtains, it becomes more difficult for your pets to nuzzle their way through them to gain access to a window.

If you want something a little more permanent, you can opt for window shutters. This kind of window treatment is going to be more costly than just mounting a curtain rod and hanging up some curtains. The average homeowner spends $1,666 on whole home installation. When you leave the shutters closed and only adjust the opening, it is easy to protect the tinted windows from pets.

Adding window tint is a highly effective option for keeping your home at a cooler temperature. But, you should also invest in methods that protect the tint from pets to make sure it lasts for many years. Contact a company like A-Pro Glass Tinting if you're interested in tinting your windows.


18 May 2016