Monthly Archives: January, 2016

How to Find the Perfect Spa For You

Just so you know that not all Spas can give the services that you want. And there are also people who are not contented with the way some spa give their services. Perhaps, it is too hard or too soft for them, depending on what you want to have on the menu. Yes, there some spa who does not provide quality services their customer needs. That is why people usually find a spa that is perfect for them.

However, even if there are a lot of spa in the Philippines, it is still difficult to find the right and perfect spa for you. Of course, you should also find a spa where you can feel at eased and be satisfied with the way they give their services to their customers. And whatever massage you want to have, they can still give it to you with a high-quality level of service.

Well, if you are one of those people who are looking for the right spa for them, then below are some tips for you on how you can find the right spa that can give you want you to want when it comes to relaxation.

Check the menu

Not all spa have the same menu. There are some who offers this particular service while the other spas don’t. Just because they call their shop as spa, it doesn’t mean they have the specific services that you want them to have for you. That is why, before you decide on what particular spa you want to go, make sure you know what services they offer, for you not to regret later on.

Moreover, make sure that the personnel who is handling the service is also an expert in that particular field. Yes, some of them just do what you said without any idea at all of what they are doing – which can compromise a quality service.

If you have something in particular that you want them to do, make sure to tell them ahead of time for them to know who what you really need when giving the services.

Know spa etiquette

If you are a first-timer, there are spa’s employees who can help you guide on the things you should do. Of course, there are also procedures that you should know and what you should expect when you go to a spa massage. Well, it is still good if you know what you need to do ahead of time, that for you not to be ignorant of what you should do.

However, if you think that that particular spa is not that welcoming and accommodating enough with their clients, then it is better for you to find another one. They don’t have the right spa etiquette towards their clients or customers. Moreover, as a customer, you should be treated like a VIP and not just an ordinary person where they can just let you do whatever you want to self-service. It is definitely a no-no!

Make sure the spa is clean

If spa treatments are not delivered properly or in an unsanitary condition, this can cause a potential spread of germs and bacteria that leads to infections. And if you think that the spa is too dirty, not just the place itself, but also with the facilities and other tools they use, then you better find another spa. They are not worth your money and time. If you still do, you might not like the result of it.

That is why, before choosing a particular spa, you also need to know if they are following sanitary practices. That is also for your own safety and for your health.

Have a realistic expectation

Yes, we all do have an expectation for a spa to perform and deliver their tasks properly. However, it is also your responsibility to not expect too much from the spa employees. Be realistic enough to achieve what the services should be. Of course, they are still human with limitations. If you set your standards too high, then you might not like the end result of it. There are also tendencies that there will be no spa that is too good for you.

Moreover, you also have to be contented on what they give to you. If you think that they are not doing their task properly, then you can also ask them to make do it the way you wanted it to be. Yes, there is no wrong if you just ask them to. With that, you will have a nice and relaxing experience with a spa massage.

How to Incorporate Palm Plants To Your Home

Are you one of those homeowners who are having difficulty integrating your love for plants into your home? Perhaps, you just have no idea at all on how you can decorate in a desirable way, or you don’t know what and where to start. It doesn’t matter if you are living in Park Point Residences or any other real estate in the country, turning your home into a place where you can still have your collection is already attainable.

For some reasons, integrating plants into your home is a healthy way to have a healthy lifestyle. Of course, plants can give you a nice and cozy atmosphere in your home. Moreover, having greens on your home is also pleasing to the eyes. However, not all of us here can efficiently and successfully achieve what they want to have in their homes. Well, if you are one of those homeowners who are having a hard time, below are some tips on how you can turn your home into a tropical oasis with easy-care palm plants.

Pick your spot

Before you can decide on to where and what part of your home are you going to put your plants, you have to know that not all place in your home is the best spot. That is why knowing what part of your home can be best for the plants to have is a must for you to do. Whether you choose to put your plants in the kitchen, bedroom or living room, make sure they look right on those spots.

If you can find a perfect place for your plants, you can have a nice and warm ambiance of your home. Additionally, before deciding where you also have to make sure that the plants would not be a bother whenever you want to roam around the house. Well, you can put the plants in the corner of your living room or any other rooms in your home.

Choose the right palm

As a plant lover, you have to know that not all plants would match your lifestyle. Some of the plants don’t want to be put inside the house, and some just don’t fit for the right ambiance of your home. That is why you should also know your plant. Well, below are the kinds of palm plants that may be suitable for your home.

Lady palm (Rhapis excelsa)

 

Howea palm (Howea belmoreana)

 

Bamboo palm (Chamaedorea seifrizii)

 

Pygmy date palm (Phoenix roebelinii)

Kentia palm (Howea forsteriana)

Parlor palm (Chamaedorea elegans)

 

Well, you can also have all these palm plants if you want. Just make sure you know how to take good care of it.

Caring for palms

Caring of palm plants is not as hard as you think it is. That, of course, that if you know what you are doing. Right? However, not all homeowners know how to take good care of the plants.  As a result, their plants are not healthy and good looking at all anymore. Well, for you to achieve a healthy palm plant, you have to make sure that that the pot has drainage holes so that the water won’t collect and rot the roots.

However, if you don’t want to have a pot that has holes, you can make use of a plastic container and use the pretty one as a decorative cachepot. With that, it removes any water that accumulates in the base.

Also, make sure that you plant is placed in a spot with indirect light, but bright enough to sustain its growth. Of course, don’t put it in direct light for as not to lose its color and its nutrients. Moreover, if you think or notice some palm problems such as pests or bugs, you have to attend immediately and know how to take care of it properly.

Don’t Decorate Your Office Space Just Yet!

One of the musts-haves, when you’re running a business, is the office space. An office is a place where you can do your work efficiently and productively without any nuisances or disturbances from the outside. Moreover, it doesn’t just end up having an office space, a good location also matters. While others are still planning on to what kind and where they can have a proper office, some are already having an office space at up technohub.

 
But no matter how good your office location is, if you don’t know what to do when it comes to its interior design, it still means nothing. If you don’t know anything about arrangements or any decorations that would convey a corporate and professional working environment, then you better stop. Don’t do anything that can jeopardize the beauty of your office.

 
Hiring an interior designer would not hurt your pride and money. In fact, they can make your office space look good beyond what you have anticipated. Well, below are some things you can expect them to do when you hire them. Just make sure that they know what you want for your office for them to follow and think about what design that would match your taste.

Lighting

 

 

Your interior designer knows that the lightings are crucial in every office space. Of course, the light is one of the factors that can contribute to our productivity at work. When the installation of the lights is properly done, it eliminates shadows that can cause eye fatigue and headaches. With that, doing our job would be much easier and faster when we have a good lighting. Moreover, interior designers avoid fluorescent lights since they know that it can cause you and your client headaches, which is also one of the reasons why our energy is gradually draining.

Desk placement

 

 

Arranging the furniture in the office is not just merely placing things to where they look good. Especially when it comes to the desks, it should have a proper arrangement to avoid some nuisance. You should avoid putting your desk at the back of the door or entrance; avoid having your desk faced on the wall. And if possible, make your desk face perpendicular to the door/entrance. With that arrangement, you will have a good view of everything inside.

Décor

 

 

Some decorations are definitely not suitable for the office. They are also some that don’t match with the things around them. That means you have to choose the right decorations for your office space. As much as possible avoid fancy decorations that can be annoying to the eyes of your clients. If you want, you can go for minimalist decorations to prevent any distractions to the eyes.
Moreover, make sure that you know what and where to put that particular décor. Don’t put them anywhere. If it needs to hang on the wall, then make sure that it is beautiful and pleasant to look. And don’t forget the color of your decals, make sure they match with the things inside the office.

Lobby

 

 

This is one of the reasons why potential clients are tempted to get into your office. When you have a good lobby, it most likely can convince customers to get in since it catches their eyes. Make sure that your lobby should be reflective of the goals of your brand, it should be spick and span and your lobby should be upgradeable. Don’t just have some lobby for the sake of having one. Make it is as one of the faces of your business or company.

Temperature

 

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Whether you realize it or not, the temperature inside your office also matters. It is your responsibility to make sure that it is not that hot, and it is not that too cold for your employees and to your clients. If you think that your office is too hot, then you better have a good ventilation or an AC in the office. With that, having a right temperature will also help us make our work even easier and faster. Moreover, this will also create a safe working environment that allows all to work efficiently and productively.

All You Need to Know About Ruining Your Living Room

The living room is one of the important areas we have at home. Of course, it is in the living where we usually gather and have good moments together with our family and friends, and it is also where we spend our spare time to entertain ourselves. Well, it doesn’t matter where you live. Whether you live in condominium Manila or any other condo units in the Philippines, you can still have your living room.

Some of us here don’t realize that they have been arranging their furniture in a way where it ruins the style and beauty of their living room. Yes, not all of the arrangements are stylish and good enough for the area. Of course, before you decide what you should do with the furniture, think about whether or not the things you want to include would fit perfectly with the other furniture.

Well, if you are one of those homeowners who don’t have any idea at all when it comes to the arrangements of their furniture, then you better stop and read these tips below for you to know what makes your living room look bad. Of course, avoid these things.

Uncomfortable furniture

One of the most common misconceptions of most homeowners is that, whenever they see something that looks great, they include it in the arrangements. Just because they look good, it doesn’t mean that it is also fine to add it in your living room. Remember, the things found in your living room are mostly useful. And if you think that that particular thing is not useful at all, then you better find other furniture that can be of use. It is better to find another one than filling your living room with useless things.

The wrong paint color

This is one of the most common mistakes a homeowner can do. They Paint their home with the wrong choice of color. Remember, the color of your home plays a big role when it comes to beautifications. When you have the wrong color, you will most likely have a hard time finding the right furniture or interior design that would match the color that you choose. Moreover, you might not want that particular color that leads to not having the enthusiast to make some decorations at all in your home.

Bulky overhead lighting

For some homes, having a large overhead light might not be a good idea to them. Unless you want your home to look dark and your ceilings to appear lower than they are, then going big might not be for you. Moreover, if you want to have a sense of light and roominess, you better not choose the heavy fixtures for your room – it doesn’t look good. Well, you better look and choose light fixtures with open designs, slim lines, and try something with crystals on it if you want to go stylish and to reflect some light on it.

The wrong size rug

Whether you realize it or not, there are different kinds of rugs not just the rugs we have at our front door. In fact, some rugs are intended for the living room – rugs that are stylish enough for you to include it as one of your furniture. However, if you choose the wrong size of the rug, it might not look good. Before deciding on what rug to buy, you have to think first of the furniture that you have. If the rug that you want to buy would fit or match with the other furniture that you have, then you can have that rug.

Following trends

There is no wrong if you follow home décor trends. But there will also be a danger when you tend to follow different trends – it might not look good on your living room. Just because it is a trend, it doesn’t mean it also suitable for the living room. No, not all. As a homeowner, it is your responsibility to know your living room and the kind of ambiance your home has by heart. With that, it is easier for you to determine what design would you like to have for your living room. Give some personal touch to it, not just merely following the trend. It is also one of the many ways to give your home a homey feeling.