Expanding Your Home’s Living Space With Outdoor “Rooms”

By Jayson Gerth

With more and more homeowners trying to maximize their home’s living space, it is no wonder home construction and renovation companies are recording record profits. But by assessing what you have and with a little creativity, new outdoor living and entertaining spaces or “outdoor rooms” can be had without spending the thousands of dollars it would take to actually add rooms to your existing home.

Late fall through early spring is a great time to assess how space is used in your home. Often, decks and patios go unused or underused. These areas are becoming “standard issue” add-ons in new home construction, and new homebuyers many times will not be prepared to furnish these areas after moving in. Obviously, these areas are great places to begin the creation of outdoor rooms. Also, places you wouldn’t normally think of for use in entertaining – flat, shady spots in the yard, for example – may also lie empty and waiting for use. In other words, when you think of your “home,” think of your entire property and how you can utilize each area to its fullest. Many times, there are ways you can create “backyard retreats” in these underused areas without much trouble or cost, and truly bring the indoors out.

The primary focus of a new or existing outdoor room could be a pond or falling water feature, fire pit or flowerbed. In most cases, however, the heart of an outdoor living space is an outdoor furniture grouping, either large or small. Lately gaining in popularity, groupings of “Adirondack furniture” including Adirondack chairs, tables, loveseats and rockers, are an excellent choice for creating seating groups. Naturally at home in the outdoors, wood furniture offers durability, comfort, and the natural look that you expect from a natural material. Adirondack furniture is exceptionally comfortable, and has a design that has withstood nearly a century of use. Thus, furniture groupings including Adirondack chairs and other Adirondack furniture will certainly give long, comfortable service during the warmer months of the year!

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In addition to the seating and table grouping you choose, strategically adding plants or small shrubs, either in planter boxes or large terra-cotta pots (for mobility and flexibility) can help to define the seating area of an outdoor room and create a more intimate “escape” just meters from your home. Small boxwood shrubs are extremely attractive when potted and placed around a furniture grouping. They are also very easy to maintain. Potentilla shrubs are equally as nice when potted, hardy in many climate zones, and will flower in yellow, white or orange throughout most of the summer. Erecting a cedar arbor or cedar pergola at the entrance to your patio or backyard retreat is a wonderful way to add a welcoming touch as well. Plant some climbing flowers or vines at the base of your arbor or pergola, and the setting will become that much more rich and lush.

As you take time to assess your increasing need for living space during the upcoming warm months, also take into account traffic flow from one area to another: from a deck to a patio and then on to a set of Adirondack chairs on the lawn, for example. Creating “hallways” from one to another with plants (either in pots or in the ground) or temporary or permanent stepping stones (either natural or cast concrete) will help tie each living area together visually as well as physically.

Finally, the most important suggestion in creating your outdoor living rooms: enjoy the experience! From brainstorming to planning to finding the furniture and accessories to the actual creation of your new living areas, have fun and be creative. The best outdoor living areas, like the best indoor living areas, are personal reflections of the owner filled with warm, inviting seating and objects that make visitors feel at home and the owners relaxed and comfortable.

About the Author: Jayson Gerth is the general manager of the

Iowa Adirondack Company

, which offers a large online assortment of the best

Adirondack chairs

, rockers, loveseats, chaise lounges and more.

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Chef who appeared on Gordon Ramsay’s ‘Kitchen Nightmares’ commits suicide

Wednesday, September 29, 2010 

Joseph Cerniglia, a chef who had appeared on Gordon Ramsay’s television show Kitchen Nightmares, has commited suicide. Cerniglia was the owner of Italian restaurant Campania. He jumped off a bridge into the Hudson river on the New York–New Jersey border. At the time of filming in 2007, Cerniglia owed suppliers $80,000.

Officials reported that 39-year-old Cerniglia had jumped off of the George Washington Bridge into the Hudson. His death has officially been ruled as suicide. His body was retrieved from the river after reports of a man jumping off of the bridge.

Ramsay released a statement to the Press Association saying “I was fortunate to spend time with Joe during the first season of Kitchen Nightmares. Joe was a brilliant chef, and our thoughts go out to his family, friends and staff.”

Cerniglia told Ramsay about his personal debt when he came to the restaurant in 2007. He said “I am financially in trouble. The debt of the restaurant alone is overwhelming. My personal debt — wife, kids, mortgage — that’s a lot of debt”.

Talk:Georgia mother loses child custody over humorous religion

Okay, the article has been restored due to the fact that we finally have some court documentation to back it up. Hopefully that will make it more acceptable. –Modemac 02:36, 28 March 2006 (UTC)

http://www.wroctv.com/news/story.asp?id=22255&r=l but I have to go to sleep. Neutralizer 05:31, 28 March 2006 (UTC)

This article was killed several weeks ago when someone thought that it was a hoax. The editor also stated that “the Church of the SubGenius… have been known to pull some hoaxes in the past”. . . perhaps it’s time to cite such “hoaxes” that the SubGeni have done in the past. I don’t think you can do it.

I’ve restored the old edit history. Nyarlathotep 13:16, 28 March 2006 (UTC)

There are couple of minor errors in this news article (“Orleans” is a county in New York and should be specified as such, Punch being a county judge; the final link in the article should refer to “WROC-TV”, not “WROTC”). 69.204.116.80 00:38, 28 July 2006 (UTC)

As I was reading I thought, Holy Crap, how can a judge do this.. then I read other sources like the lady’s own blog.. The judge didn’t just decide to remove her kid as this article suggests. Her Ex husband Jeff filed a custody suit after hearing from the son about some of the crazy stuff the judge didn’t like. The fact that the article doesn’t mention that her son wasn’t living with her and that the courts were responding to complaints by the child’s parent and guardians is disturbing and demonstrates a very onse side POV type of article. The info is presented in a real persuasive way.. Just some thoughts.

Her pseudonym, though a reference to Mary Magdalene, should not link to that article. They are, of course, different people.

Talk:Georgia mother loses child custody over humorous religion

Okay, the article has been restored due to the fact that we finally have some court documentation to back it up. Hopefully that will make it more acceptable. –Modemac 02:36, 28 March 2006 (UTC)

http://www.wroctv.com/news/story.asp?id=22255&r=l but I have to go to sleep. Neutralizer 05:31, 28 March 2006 (UTC)

This article was killed several weeks ago when someone thought that it was a hoax. The editor also stated that “the Church of the SubGenius… have been known to pull some hoaxes in the past”. . . perhaps it’s time to cite such “hoaxes” that the SubGeni have done in the past. I don’t think you can do it.

I’ve restored the old edit history. Nyarlathotep 13:16, 28 March 2006 (UTC)

There are couple of minor errors in this news article (“Orleans” is a county in New York and should be specified as such, Punch being a county judge; the final link in the article should refer to “WROC-TV”, not “WROTC”). 69.204.116.80 00:38, 28 July 2006 (UTC)

As I was reading I thought, Holy Crap, how can a judge do this.. then I read other sources like the lady’s own blog.. The judge didn’t just decide to remove her kid as this article suggests. Her Ex husband Jeff filed a custody suit after hearing from the son about some of the crazy stuff the judge didn’t like. The fact that the article doesn’t mention that her son wasn’t living with her and that the courts were responding to complaints by the child’s parent and guardians is disturbing and demonstrates a very onse side POV type of article. The info is presented in a real persuasive way.. Just some thoughts.

Her pseudonym, though a reference to Mary Magdalene, should not link to that article. They are, of course, different people.

The Dangers And Risks Involved In Rhinoplasty

The Dangers and Risks Involved in Rhinoplasty

by

Terry Bayer

In Los Angeles, many people opt for rhinoplasty or nose surgery. Nose surgeries are usually intended for aesthetic purposes. In Los Angeles alone, more and more people are opting for nose surgeries in high hopes of perfecting their flawed facial attributes. However, a rhinoplasty can also be used to relieve people of nasal difficulties and conditions.

With the advancement of today s technology, conducting and receiving cosmetic and plastic surgeries have become safer than before. In spite of the high success rate of plastic surgeries in the city, there are still some situations where the results of the surgeries aren t positive. Although the dangers of nose surgeries are now reduced, there are times when patients will not be satisfied with the appearance of their nose after the procedure.

Discussing the dangers of rhinoplasty is not about preventing people from enduring cosmetic surgeries. It s more about preparing them for the process and effects of rhinoplasty. Most of all failed cases of rhinoplasty are caused by the patient s lack of preparation and knowledge about the procedure. Although the dangers of rhinoplasty has been minimized these days, there are still risks that a patient needs to know.

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Bleeding is normal after enduring

rhinoplasty Los Angeles

. Too much bleeding, on the other hand, may cause complications like hematoma, where blood clotting occurs under the skin. Surgeons and doctors believe that hematoma is automatically cured once the body s anti-clotting mechanism steps in. However, when hematoma grows and spreads, it can cause infections, necrosis, and wound separation.

Necrosis is caused by the insufficient supply of oxygen to a particular body part. This condition is characterized by the death of tissues in that particular area. People opting for plastic surgery procedures including

rhinoplasty Los Angeles

are more prone to the disease. Necrosis in its early stages can be treated with hyperbaric oxygen treatment.

Scarring is more usual than nerve damage, since the former is involved with the healing capabilities of wounds. Nerve damage rarely occurs in

rhinoplasty Los Angeles

procedures, but can cause paralysis when left untreated for more than a year. To prevent all these these risks, it is best that patients choose the right cosmetic surgeon to perform the nose surgery. Patients are also recommended to follow proper recovery procedures and seek guidance from the surgeon regarding the post-operation treatments.

Go to http://www.sunsetcosmeticsurgery.com/ for more information.

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Celebrity plastic surgeon Dr. Frank Ryan dies in car accident aged 50

Tuesday, August 17, 2010 

Plastic surgeon to the stars Dr. Frank Ryan has died in a car accident at age 50. It is reported that the Jeep Ryan was driving crashed over the side of the Pacific Coast Highway and landed on rocks. Lifeguards were first on the scene and unsuccessfully tried to rescue Ryan. It is thought that no other vehicle was involved in the incident.

Dr. Ryan, a celebrity in his own right, performed plastic surgery on several stars including Janice Dickinson, Gene Simmons, Shauna Sand and Adrianne Curry. He appeared on several television shows and became one of the first people to perform plastic surgery on television in 1995.

A representative for Janice Dickinson released a statement about the death of Ryan. She said “Janice is deeply, deeply anguished! She is stunned and wants the world to know what a genius Dr. Ryan was.”

Ryan was traveling with his pet dog at the time of the crash; the dog was found seriously injured in the ocean and was transported to a local veterinarian. Dr. Ryan was pronounced dead at the scene.

Celebrity plastic surgeon Dr. Frank Ryan dies in car accident aged 50

Tuesday, August 17, 2010 

Plastic surgeon to the stars Dr. Frank Ryan has died in a car accident at age 50. It is reported that the Jeep Ryan was driving crashed over the side of the Pacific Coast Highway and landed on rocks. Lifeguards were first on the scene and unsuccessfully tried to rescue Ryan. It is thought that no other vehicle was involved in the incident.

Dr. Ryan, a celebrity in his own right, performed plastic surgery on several stars including Janice Dickinson, Gene Simmons, Shauna Sand and Adrianne Curry. He appeared on several television shows and became one of the first people to perform plastic surgery on television in 1995.

A representative for Janice Dickinson released a statement about the death of Ryan. She said “Janice is deeply, deeply anguished! She is stunned and wants the world to know what a genius Dr. Ryan was.”

Ryan was traveling with his pet dog at the time of the crash; the dog was found seriously injured in the ocean and was transported to a local veterinarian. Dr. Ryan was pronounced dead at the scene.

WWE wrestler John Cena undergoes neck surgery after injury

Thursday, August 28, 2008 

The Stamford, Connecticut-based company World Wrestling Entertainment issued a press release last night, stating that wrestling performer John Cena is expected to recover from his injuries, after a surgery.

WWE Medical Program head, described in a press release as a “renowned neurosurgeon” Dr. Joseph Maroon performed the operation on Cena, after he sustained injuries during the SummerSlam match on Sunday August 24. He suffered a herniated disc in his neck, in a lost match against a wrestler named Batista.

Just hours after surgery, he visited the locker room of the SmackDown/ECW taping, commenting to the WWE website that: “I feel great. Dr. Maroon is fantastic. He explained every possible procedure he could and could not perform, and the potential risks of all of them. I explained to Dr. Maroon not only my immediate goals, but also my long-term goals. He took them all into consideration and recommended the most commonplace procedure with the least amount of side effects.”

While the option of fusion surgery was chosen previously by other WWE wrestlers (Edge, Steve Austin, Chris Benoit), Maroon removed a fragment from Cena’s spinal cord, which had been blocking a nerve.

The operation lasted 90 minutes; recovery is expected to take three months, instead of a previously suggested 12-14 months.

In his WWE career, Cena is a three-time WWE Champion, a three-time United States Champion, and a two-time World Tag Team Champion. He also won the 2008 Royal Rumble. Before being promoted to the main WWE roster, Cena trained in and wrestled for Ultimate Pro Wrestling and Ohio Valley Wrestling, holding the top titles of both promotions.

Dronagiri Sez

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Dronagiri is a large and comprehensive Port-based township, set over 2500 hectares of land. Dronagiri has office complex, warehousing facilities, exclusive residential area and SEZ. Located close to Jawaharlal Nehru Port, India s most high-tech and modern major sea port in the southern end of Navi Mumbai. It is currently handling 10 millions tones of cargo every year.

Dronagiri is named after the legendary Dronagiri Hills, surrounded with creeks and sea on three sides (Panvel Creek north, Arabian Sea west, Karanja Creek south). Dronagiri is one of the 14 nodal townships of Navi Mumbai. It is connected by National Highway (NH) 4B, State Highway (SH) 41 and the Panvel-Uran existing railway line which is on its way of conversion for commuter traffic. It is proposed to have hovercraft connectivity with Greater Mumbai. Ferry services are in place between Dronagiri (Mora Jetty) and Gateway of India.

A trans harbour link connecting South Mumbai to Dronagiri is in process. The existing Mumbai International/Domestic Airport is at a distance of 48 kms. and the proposed International Airport is only 8 kms away. The upcoming Mumbai-Navi Mumbai-Pune Knowledge Corridor is at a distance of 25 kms from the township.

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Navi Mumbai the city of the 21st Century is being developed as a counter magnet to Mumbai, with the basic objective of curbing further growth of the mega city of Mumbai. The largest new town development in the world, Navi Mumbai spreads over 344 sq. km with the entire essential infrastructure in place. This modern city, with a target population of 2 million is being developed as a series of self contained nodes strung along an efficient Mass Transport System. The well-planned transportation network consisting of Road, Rail and Waterway systems makes the Navi Mumbai easily accessible from all parts of the country.

The proposed Domestic cum International Airport is envisaged to further enhance this accessibility. A host of unique projects on the anvil such as the Multiplex and Family Entertainment Complex, International Exhibition Centre, Amusement Park, Golf Course, Special Economic Zone (SEZ) and the like are expected to catapult Navi Mumbai on to the world map.

Navi Mumbai, strategically located on the proposed Mumbai Pune Knowledge Corridor , has been receiving a lot of thrust with respect to Information Technology. The Government of Maharashtra has plans drawn up to develop Mumbai, Navi Mumbai and Pune as high tech habitats for IT Industry.

The proposed trans-harbour link between Mumbai and Navi Mumbai is further expected to enhance the status of this city by forming yet another link with Mumbai. The water and power supply is abundant and uninterrupted and meeting existing demand with major projects under implementation to meet future demands. A well planned system for drainage, sewage and holding ponds for tidal water ensure freedom from flooding during monsoon.

CIDCO takes great care in preserving the natural environment and has reserved 58% of land in Navi-Mumbai for parks, gardens, green belts under power transmission lines, open areas, no-development zones and afforestation, to maintain a green and clean environment throughout this fast developing metropolis.

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Five construction workers shot dead in Afghanistan

Friday, March 5, 2010 

According to reports from officials, four Pakistani and one Afghan road construction workers were killed in Afghanistan yesterday by armed men.

The interior ministry reported that the attack happened on Thursday morning, in the Panjwayi district in the Kandahar province, and noted that one other Pakistani and Afghan labourer were injured. The workers were reportedly en route to a building site operated by the SAITA construction firm.

“They were going to work when this incident took place. We are arranging transportation of their bodies back to Pakistan,” commented Ajmal Farooqi, an executive with the company.

Police official Agha said that two gunmen motorcycle opened fire on the workers, conflicting with reports from the interior ministry, which says that there were three gunmen.

Agence France-Presse reports that this incident bears the hallmarks of the Taleban; however, Taleban spokesman Yousuf Ahmadi remarked that “[o]ur friends did not say anything about it, we don’t have information about the incident”.