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Water that tastes well

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gotas-flickrcomphotoscelesterc155892256We are made up of 75% water and changing the water in our bodies and stay hydrated is vital. Doctors insist, with increasing vehemence, that we must drink water not only when we feel thirsty and that the quantity of water we drink per day should be between a litre and a half to two litres. The problem in many of the Spanish provinces is that the tap water is not always the pure spring water we would expect it to be. With this we are not saying that it is not drinkable, just that sometimes it can be a hard water that does not fulfil at 100% our standards of colourless, odourless and tasteless.

O-picatura-de-apaHow many times did it happen to us to feel that our hair becomes frizzy or remains very smooth and bright when we go on holidays? This is also because of the hardness of the water and it makes us, especially the ladies, think how wonderful it would be to live in a city like that and it also makes us ask ourselves what would the effects on our bodies be if, apart from using the water for shower, we would use it for domestic consumption. If this is your case and you’re one of those lucky people who live in an area that has soft water, unless we have already fascinated you with the way we write, you can stop reading this article because your life is already wonderful enough.

pure2This article does not intend to sell miracle products that, over time, prove to be a big scam. This article has came up because we had the need to collect information about water quality and, after endless Internet searches and weighing whether a water is better than another or whether we should stop drinking water completely or not, we thought it would be a good idea to talk about the method that has convinced us, water purification by reverse osmosis. This way, you can decide for yourself which equipment best suits you, what is actually one of the team and if you really need one at home, being clear for us that you won´t need one if you’re one of those blessed to live in places such as Galicia and Salamanca.

esquema-osmosisThe reverse osmosis equipment that some of us already have at home and those we work with are five stages ones, easy to install and with a enough compact dimension to fit under the sink. They are water purification devices that promise to improve the quality of tap water, stopping us from having to be always aware of buying bottled water and from wasting so many plastic. With them we get quality water that is healthy both for us and for the children of the house.

Water filtration is done by filters which, to achieve their purpose, do not use chemical products and which decrease salt content, VOC and THM from water, causes of the bad taste and odour or the particles and microorganisms we can sometimes see inside it. Its desala11maintenance is done once a year by changing the three pre-filters, carbon and sediment, and changing the carbon post filter and RO membrane every two or three years, depending on the use we make of it. The equipment is accompanied by a pressure pump, in the case that the tap water pressure is lower than 2,5 bar, and a pressurized accumulator where the filtered water is stored until its used.

Reverse osmosis works with the help of water pressure that makes it pass through three pre-filters, two carbon ones and a sediments one, a membrane whose porous structure will only let water molecules pass through, and carbon post-filter through which the water passes from the accumulating tank to the tap.

462They´ll probably tell you that, in the process of producing filtered water, the osmosis equipment will waste a quantity of water that is too much compared to the filtered water it produces, but the fact is that in our homes water consumption has reached only about 10 euros more per trimester and, as we desire to protect the environment, we will gladly teach you tricks about how to economise with this tool and how to save that excess of water and use it to water the plants or wash the floors.

Our advice is that you should always try to stay hydrated, drinking at least the approach quantity of water suggested by the specialists in health, to stay active, and most importantly, to watch your health because you are an appreciated friend for us.

When modern is a trend

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578f00c5947262805134ef22591cc041Circles are no longer fashionable, what interests us now are squares and straight and clean lines, open spaces full of light and the pure white. We are talking about a type of decoration that is in full swing these days, the modern design.

This is a style that does not belong to the industrial or geometric nor minimalist styles, but thanks to the little nuances it has taken from them, it has achieved a special character which makes it very popular, especially among the young people. When you dd31ce045d88e87836623e2d92c2b91fwalk into a modern house, you immediately realize that the kitchen is not a kitchen, but an extension of the living room, the bathroom is not a bathroom but a spa as is due, the bedrooms are environments that invite to relaxation and the lounge is nothing else than a paradise of lights that sometimes merges with nature. The whole house invites you to think of purity, cleanliness and functionality.

They are innovative houses, since one of its pillars being technology, and functional, considering that the available spaces 3679492ccab9fc55654995203c030a22and cabinets permit to save inside them absolutely everything that should not be visible. Metal, wood, glass, bright white and large abstract art pieces are part of almost every house decorated with this style and away from making them appear cold and soulless, they transform them into cozy houses where you will quickly want to return after work.

The walls are decorated, as we said, with abstract paintings, but also with photo frames or photo murals. The sofas are key in this type of homes, representing the more confortable and important point for meetings. Kitchens, most of them merged with the living room, won´t remind us to those of our childhood, they are instead equivalent to a neatness where we will not see cutlery or glasses scattered all around; in them, everything has its place.

112b7c2ded72b7af9c2392ea29ac3e68A part of being complementary of the white, and with this one always present, this type of decoration also blends with neutral colours like gray or beige and together they mix with the accessories of a room, avoiding always gathering together too many colours in the same area. The black is also one of the tones that fits in modern decoration and mixed with white, they make magic, transforming our house into the epicentre of elegance.

Regarding to the lights, large windows provide during the day all the necessary brightness and, at night, lamps and bulbs will 79a2ebfd8e3356687c352951a2367261illuminate us with natural tones. The furniture is simple, preferably built-in, with the appearance of being part of a room instead a complement. Inside, they will be functional and have a drawer assigned to each object or item that have to be kept within them.

The bathroom is a place for recreation and delight. Everything inside is in harmony and invites you to take care of yourself and to enjoy a long hot bath or shower. The hallways may seem to be a museum, decorated with paintings or murals of photographies. The lounge, which even if is not a large one it has to look like it is, has simple and stylish decoration, and it does not have too many decorative items. The settee, preferably with low back and also called the king of the house, will be accompanied by other chairs or armchairs and its queen will be a glass or wooden white or light gray table sitting on top of a soft carpet, and on the whfb2c1db0d97a28ba734081cb19d9d488ich we will find candles or a vase of flowers. And speaking about flowers, this is a type of decoration that recycles, uses environmentally friendly materials and respects nature to the point of moving it indoors. It is not hard to find then small and modern gardens in the lounge or to see how the backyard or the terrace have become zen jungles.

The modern style is preferred lately by most of our customers and, if you also want be part of this great family, let us make your home reborn and become the white swan it deserves. But if this type of design does not fit you, do not worry, we will also take you under our wings.

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What a pleasure to see it all gray

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fb905dde228353077099b807515988e8It´s finally Wednesday and it’s time to talk again about colours.

Many of us used to think that gray is a boring, monotonous and sad color, and to proof it there even are a few proverbs that define it as such. But, some time ago, we have discovered that this is not entirely true and we are decided today to change your opinion too so you can discover all the possibilities that your house can offer you.

4024ff528bdfa8200b8278df312da58eGray is a neutral color that brings elegance and sophistication to everything it touches. Of course, a gray sofa in the middle of a large living room with white walls will instil coldness and rejection, but we’re not here to talk about gray sofas. Like all the other colours,  gray offers a wide range of tonalities and it matches perfectly with the white. Together, gray and white, make the space seem more spacious and bright, embracing us in harmony.

44437b6edc7f50b1a9a2da9a40db221aAnd what about the combinations of gray and pink or coral? They will stand out over all the other existing colours, bringing grace, warmth and youth to a room. Combined with yellow, it makes it come alive and become the centre of attention of the room, and with green, your house will look like it is part of the nature. If you like those colour combinations that include gray, we suggest you to try a combination of three colours and you will succeed, try white and gray for your walls and other colours for the decorative elements of the room; you can choose pink cushions for a girl´s bedroom, brown sheets for a peaceful master bedroom, blue canvas for a modern living room or dark brown items for a rustic effect.

dc764e6e3a9531580fd02eece59cc04dWe recommend dark gray, without abusing, to highlight other strong colours, creating perfect contrasts. And if we think our house needs a touch of warmth, the best is to opt for light or warm grays.
This color does its job better than any other one in the industrial , nordic or modern style houses, achieving its goal of transmitting everything these three decorative styles have to transmit.It is also perfect for decorating bedrooms and living rooms because it g917535bd1d7f6ab686a03f979b327147ives serenity in moments of rest allowing us to have also a good time while in company of those who visit us because it is not an overwhelming or vibrant color.

If you think about it, gray is a color that offers infinite possibilities because of its ability to blend with the other colours turning each one of them into what they need, and because of the wide range of available tones it offers us: wolf, slate, mink pearl, arctic … Don´t you think now that it would be interesting to see it all, or at least one wall, painted in gray at home?

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Baby´s bedroom for sale

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il_340x270.452387154_30o9Today at Reformas Vistahermosa, we are celebrating. Two of our clients have just informed us of the arrival of their little girl and we want to Wish them all the best and dedicate them this article. We invite you to read it as well, all those who are waiting for one of these wonderful little creatures that fill us with love and also those who already have your children in your arms and you started to think that it’s the right time that they have their own corner in our home as well, not just in our hearts.

b46ad99a123e1d511eb6e861004c031bWe know that parenting fills us up with excitement and joy but also with fears and doubts. We think that nine months will be more than enough time to have everything ready before the baby comes, by then we would thought of the name, decorated his room and will have even enrolled him in school. The truth is 7d12c58e6c2a4cd359645a1d9553f3cdthat we are not aware of the amount of things we will have to prepare and to do, and nine months fly by. We want to give you a hand and help you with something we are experts in, reforms. At a certain point, your babies will need their own spaces and we will give you the necessary ideas to make their bedroom a dream.

56f05422523fea9f0c250144f819de59Today, “pink for girls and blue for boys” is no longer mandatory. We have discovered an explosion of colours that will suit every family in particular. Colours that mix together perfectly and even make friends with murals and stickers to decorate the walls. We recommend that you follow your instinct when choosing the color of the walls, transforming the baby’s room into a cozy and nice place where, between meals and stories, you will also spend many hours.

mural_infantil_niño_pintado_a_mano_goku_y_bolas_de_dragon_la-que-pinta_barcelona_biel-1They say that children are the mirror of the parents. We invite you then to decorate one of the walls with a photo-mural of Dragon-ball Z and, in the future, your son may be, after you, the biggest fan of this anime series. Are you passionate about reading? We can find, in the new bedroom, a special place for reading stories and shelves to hang the books to read before going to sleep and, someday, your baby will learn to love reading as much as you.303bb4971788f16bc1622a9d42c05cb7 If you do not like books nor anime or video games, maybe you are a traveller, if so, we will cover one wall of the room with a map of the world and when your baby will be a grown up will make a hobby from pointing out all the places he have visited . And if you are more traditional, light colours are very fashionable nowadays. White, gray, mint, coral, pale pink, earth tones … there are so many you can choose. Anyway, our main recommendation is that the baby’s room should be a warm and pleasant place in which both you and the baby can feel comfortable and relaxed. Another recommendation would be 6c03342658ef74f7241a09670aee95d4not to fill it up with toys and too many other childish objects or it could become overwhelming.

Your baby will need, apart from kisses, hugs, affection and food, of course, wardrobes, a cot and a changing table. Our suggestion is to try using all the available space you can and buying things that, in addition to beautiful, are functional. It would be ideal if the changing table would have drawers, saving space for the nappies, creams and oils. It would also be great if the cot would permit us taking the bars off to transform it into a normal bed or if the cabinets would have hanger rails so when they will be big kids, seeing hanging clothes will 228341744872d4ef43de8a98b6b21123make it easier for them to choose what to were, feeling more independent.

We will install anti-slip floors, will cover all the outlets of the house and will place protection fences to be prepared for the moment when they will start walking. We will use dim lights for the lamps and the ceiling and curtains for the windows because, although it is recommended for the baby´s room to be well illuminated, we don´t want it to disturbed the baby while when sleeping.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERALet us decorate the bedroom of the newest member of your family and you will only have to be responsible of the carrycot, the layette, the toilet-bags, the buggy, the baby carrier, the wipes and creams, the high chair, the infant tube, the changing table, the clothes … because we know that a baby comes with a loaf under his arm, and with baby food, new wardrobes and clothes, illusions and laughs and lots of body stockings to wash and nappies to change.

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