Month: December 2018

Dec 31 2018

Bathroom Remodeling Suggestions

The bathroom is the only room in your house you can be sure everybody gets to see sooner or later. It is not a luxury it is a necessity, everybody has to go. It’s the one room in your home that your visitors will ask directions to.
It makes a lot of sense then, when you’re improving your home, to think about the bathroom as a very important target on your list as it could potentially make a very big services- bathroom remodeling
To my amazement evidently many people do not put the bathroom at the top of their list when planning house improvements. This could possibly be because they imagine a bathroom improvement is too big a job or their restroom is just too small to do something with. This isn’t necessarily the case.
Remember that enhancing a small lavatory does not need to be about its actual size but rather about it’s apparent size and how you give the illusion of space to your visitors. Selecting gentle colors, including lighting around the edges of the room and carefully putting a mirror or two are all cheap and comparatively simple things you can do that can make loads of difference in a small bathroom.

Reasons for Remodeling your Bathroom

The main reasons that most individuals undertake a bathroom remodel fall largely into the classes that follow:

Improving your living standards
Increasing the worth of your property
Energy efficiency

Lets take each of those and see how they apply to your small bathroom.

Small Bathroom Repairs

Repairing leaky taps, broken mirrors and cracked bathtubs are all things that you ought to be doing no matter the size of your bathroom. That the room is small might mean that there’s less to go wrong, however it also means that it might be more awkward to fix. There’s no doubt that making repairs to your restroom will improve your home to the advantage of your family and improve the value of your repairs
Bettering your living standards
Adding and improving the features in the most used room in the house could make a significant difference to your living standards. Make the bathroom a spot that you’re comfortable to spend time in.

Increase the value of your property

This is often a deciding factor when creating the very best small restroom design that you are capable of. In the case of promoting your property, an elegant restroom can make a significant difference. If you are planning to sell in the near future then you ought to pay particular attention to your bathroom.
Power efficiency
With just a little thought towards your small bathroom design you can save energy and do your part for the good of the earth. By installing an on-demand water heater in the shower and taking showers as a substitute for baths you’ll be able to reduce your electricity and water usage. Swapping your toilet for a dual-flush sort may also save water.
Some folks just want a change and there isn’t anything wrong with that assuming you’ve got the money and the time.
Remember that remodeling a bathroom no matter the size can make a significant difference in your life. If you need help with that call the plumbing experts

Dec 20 2018

Britain’s Gatwick Airport shut down due to drones flying overhead, causing holiday travel chaos

Airport shut down

Flights into and out of Britain’s Gatwick Airport were halted for hours Thursday after drones were spotted for two days in a row over the airfield, and authorities said tens of thousands of travelers would be affected well into Friday.

“There are 110,000 passengers due to fly today and the vast majority will see cancellation and disruption,” said Chris Woodroofe, Gatwick’s chief operating officer. More than 750 flights were scheduled to fly into and out of Gatwick Thursday, The Associated Press reported.

Woodroofe didn’t expect the airport to operate smoothly for some time, as the cancelations would be compounded by the rush of the holiday weekend.

“Realistically it’s going to take several days to recover,” Woodroofe said.

European air-navigation agency Eurocontrol announced Thursday afternoon that all flights would be canceled through at least 6 a.m. GMT Friday (1 a.m. ET). Gatwick officials urged travelers not to come to the airport Thursday or Friday without checking the status of their flights.

Gatwick is Britain’s second busiest airport with 46 million people passing through in the past 12 months, compared with Heathrow’s 80 million, according to the airlines.

The airport first closed its runway Wednesday night after two drones were spotted over the airfield. It reopened for less than 45 minutes before closing again at 3:45 a.m. GMT Thursday (10:45 p.m. ET Wednesday) after more drones were spotted, according to airport officials.

“It cannot be right that drones can close a vital part of our national infrastructure in this way,” Wingate said. “This is obviously a relatively new technology and we need to think through together the right solutions to make sure it cannot happen again.”

He said he couldn’t say with certainty when airport service would return to normal.

Katy Day, who lives in Cambridge, was trying to get home to her family in Orlando, Florida, for the holidays. When she got to Gatwick, she couldn’t even check her bags.

Airport shut down

“It’s Britain, so it was chaos. But it was a very chilled chaos, a very stiff-upper-lip chaos,” Day said. She was eventually shuttled to Heathrow where she was waiting on Thursday afternoon for a flight to Orlando.

While some travelers already at Gatwick waited, others whose flights were scheduled to land there were diverted to Heathrow and other airports, including in Manchester and Birmingham.

Luke McComiskie, who landed in Manchester, more than 160 miles away from London, told the AP that the situation “was just chaos, and they had only two coaches (buses) and taxis charging people 600 pounds ($760) to get to Gatwick.”

EasyJet, a major airline operating out of Gatwick said they were providing ground transportation, hotel accommodations or reimbursements for people who were diverted away from Gatwick.

As sales of drones have risen, aviation experts have warned that a drone colliding with a plane could have disastrous results.

Flying a drone near an airport could result in up to five years in prison in the U.K.