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5 Tips for Setting up Smart Home Security Cameras

5 Tips for Setting up Smart Home Security Cameras

There are a million and one reasons why homeowners should look into smart home security system cameras. Apart from the foolproof safety they offer, smart home systems are different from conventional home security cameras that people are used to.

Benefits of Smart Home Security Cameras

Before we give you the lowdown on setting up automated protection for your home and the entire family, here are some benefits you can get from automated smart home security cameras:

Smart surveillance home systems don’t only alert you when the damage has been done. You will have the power to proactively do something to prevent further damage because notifications are real-time via internet connectivity. Monitoring your family is more important than watching your home. Due to the automation it offers, you can ensure everyone’s safety at all times.

Automated home surveillance systems also enable you to control other things like thermostat, lights, and appliances from a mobile phone or portable gadget. This also prevents fires and other electronic mishaps. Installing this cutting-edge technology can let you save on your utility bills by making sure everything is turned off when the house is empty.

It increases the home’s value when it’s time to sell. According to a survey, 81% of homeowners with smart home devices are willing to purchase a home with integrated technology.

Tips for Setting Up Smart Home Surveillance Devices

1. Opt for door sensors and motion detectors.

As a homeowner, you want to be on top of everything. And that includes being alerted once someone suspicious is lurking outside. You want to be ready for the next step. Surveillance cameras with sensors and motion detectors can help you prepare for the worst.

2. Consider a monitoring service.

Monitoring service is a subscription-based service where emergency calls are transferred to local authorities. However, if homeowners want to avoid the hassle of having the fire department or police officers every time a false alarm goes off, they can buy a DIY system that doesn’t need a subscription. Once alerted, homeowners can call the police themselves.

3. Put the cameras in conspicuous places.

Most homeowners have this notion that hiding cameras are more effective when catching the bad guys. However, this only gives criminals more confidence in completing what they came to do. Putting the devices in prominent places can shoo away criminals or, at the very least, scare them.

4. Placement matters.

The right placement matters when setting up surveillance systems. If you’re putting them in all the wrong places, then home protection will be futile. Here are some of the common areas where you should put them:

  • Front door Back door
  • Off-street windows
  • Garage Basement
  • Second floor Driveways


5. Pick power-operated outdoor cameras.

Although battery-operated outdoor devices are as efficient as power-operated devices, they are dependent on the battery source. If the battery dies, then all hell breaks loose. This may not have a considerable weight if there’s always someone who can monitor the batteries. However, if the home’s inhabitants are gone for days on end, opting for an electric power source might be a viable alternative.

Author Bio:

Lily Brooks is an ardent blogger and frequent traveler who writes about home improvement, travel, and the latest trends on emerging technologies. She is currently working with EyeSpySupply, which offers a wide range of spy equipment and tracking device, including spy wireless camera, nanny cams, GPS trackers, and voice-activated audio recorder and more.

Decorative Kitchen Backsplash Tile Murals

Decorative Kitchen Backsplash Tile Murals

We all love farmhouse style interiors that bring a lot of warmth and comfort but they also can be glamorous and elegant. Our kitchen backsplash murals have all you need to feel amazing while cooking for your family and entertaining guests. They will add the perfect mix and match we all enjoy in rustic interiors.

Painted decorative kitchen backsplash tile murals are available on our website in standard and made-to-order dimensions. You can buy a ready design from the online store or send us an image with which you would like to decorate your backsplash. We are always trying to create the most unique products that will make your backsplash to stand out, being hand-painted production. Additionally, we offer you a choice of buying kitchen ceramics with a hand-painted border or without them.

The ceramic painted backsplash tile murals are a great addition to any kitchen wall decor. With the Mexican tiles “Colonial Town model” that represents a postcard of a colonial village overlooking a lake and mountains, you will add a lighthearted spirit with its blue, yellow and red colors. If you like the living colors of the Mexican Day of the Dead you can choose one of the ceramic kitchen backsplash murals inspired by that tradition so full of mysticism, ancient culture, color, and the warmth of the people. Following this authentic Mexican theme, you can also find kitchen tile murals that illustrate Frida Kahlo or the Virgin of Guadalupe painted with bold and vivid colors. For a classic farmhouse decoration, you can choose among our collection of nature that consists of many beautiful paintings of bottles of wine, buckets of fruits and flowers. This will add a true bucolic vibe to your kitchen. We created a search menu on our page so you can sort your favorite tile murals and copper range hoods by colors or themes such as animal or floral inspired tiles. With our vast image catalog, you are just a single stop from finding the Talavera mural in a perfect palette.

backsplash tile mural in a kitchen

Besides kitchens, we can imagine any of our backsplash tile murals in other areas of your home like verandas, patios, gardens but also bathrooms. As Mexican ceramic murals are glazed, they can also be used in wet areas of bathroom, shower and sauna. Choose some bright scene creating peacefulness and calm to your washroom. It could be a Southern looking village or perhaps a sun or moon picture. Our ceramic murals can be installed in the exteriors as well as long as there are no freezing temperatures. They could decorate marvelously the walls of your patio. Being functional beautiful mosaic tiles, they are easy to care for so you can consider installing them in both interiors and exteriors

Therefore, do not settle for elementary white walls  like everyone else and go for creating a unique rustic ambiance with those hand painted traditional murals of farmhouse daily life, fruits wine, Spanish colonial architecture and country scenery and many more. Apart from protecting your cooking area from splashes and stains, without a doubt, they will make a great statement piece in your kitchen.

Copper Bathroom Vessel Sinks

Copper Bathroom Vessel Sinks

Looking for some bathroom sink ideas? Have a look at our copper vessel sink and you will fall in love with this grandiose material. You will be able to create an incredibly personal ambiance in your bathroom and the copper vessel sink and soaking tub will become a focal point of any room you will install it in. Luckily it goes perfectly with many other metals if you want to keep your bathroom shiny but also fits gracefully especially with blue and white which are ideal colors. Imagine a spacious, clean room with a custom copper vessel sink that will catch an eye of every quest, being a decorative appliance.

This model looks equally great in a vintage as well as in a modern style bathroom. You can place it as an accent to a minimalist decor or as a sequence to a more Southern style washroom full of vintage appliances and Mexican ceramic tiles. It will also work wonderfully for commercial use in the restaurant, to add this very simple copper look.

The copper vessel sink is the ultimate trend in custom bathroom design. With thousands of intricate, colorful, unique styles out there, a good decorative bathroom sink is a perfect signature finishing touch, and a perfect way to add a little personal flair to any bathroom. This will be the most authentic and unique element as each of our copper vessel sink designs is a hand-made and hand-hammered piece of art. Made by skilled artisan craftsmen, no two are created exactly alike. More than that, they age naturally over time, developing a one of a kind patina.  Also, they are very easy to maintain and plus, this metal is naturally antiseptic, not just non-porous. The maintenance of a vessel sink is so easy that you will not have to worry about that at all as it is the most hygienic material that you can actually use.

If you are not afraid to be original and you are a fan of unique pieces, this copper vessel sink is just for you.  Created by craftsmen from the central part of Mexico, hand-made each piece, the decorative bathroom vessel sink embraced the true local metalwork that proudly carries on the historical tradition. Being such a versatile product, you can use it in any custom home improvement styles.

Custom Wall Style Zinc Range Hood

Custom Wall Style Zinc Range Hood

Metalwork in zinc is our specialty. We have long experience in working with wrought iron, copper and custom wall style zinc range hoods. Based on years of experience and being number one manufacturer on the market our company become trustworthy metal furniture producer in the US and beyond. Among other home products, we fabricate sinks, tables and made-to-order counters for bathroom and kitchen. We provide many excellent design choices and can will discover them while browsing our rustic online store.

Custom wall range hoods are the ultimate trend in kitchen appliances. Take a look at a considerable selection of our custom range hoods and you will be able to see excellent quality from very modern to a farmhouse models. We have in offer, for instance, a very versatile "Chicago" hood decorated with hammered copper apron and straps. This design can be installed as wall mount or island and has three texture options. Those are smooth, hammered and distressed. You can further customize zinc range hood by choosing between three colors. Those are natural metal, dark or polished. The first appearance of zinc in its natural with bluish tone that gives a lot of elegance and brightness into kitchen. It corresponds well with modern metal appliances to give industrial look. In contrast hammered finish, will go perfectly well with rustic style. For an extra touch, you can add various metal straps.  Add matching rivets for detail or select darker straps to bring more attention to the kitchen focal point.

custom zinc range hood

"Austin" vent hood impresses with its gently sloping edges blending together at the bottom with the hammered apron made of the same materiel. The hood design includes a crown molding that is usually attached to the ceiling. This hood is handcrafted in wall mount and kitchen island version. It can be used with both gas and electric stoves with ovens. Besides, the hood is available for any brand ventilating linear. We can prepare it for Broan, Vent-a-Hood or Kobe among other brands. If you require a making the hood ready for it, mark liner included. As a low cost option we offer our Mexican made hood vent linear incorporating 200CFM ventilators, light and filters.

If you want to find other outdoor metal furnishings that will go well  with your brand new custom hood, we would highly recommend our zinc table tops that are made of particle board with metal sheet covering it from the top, sides and little bid underneath. It makes the table safe to use as there are no sharp edges. Beside they can be supplied with various patinas just like the range hoods. They can have their surface smooth or hammered, natural or antique dark. You may consider installing a zinc kitchen sink. It will show typical for this material semi glass look. We produce them as drop-in, under-mount and apron style. Like all of our appliances,  are durable and long lasting.

We will work with you to produce a customized artifacts for your kitchen. To get started, click any of the custom range hoods styles from our collection. You can then click any item displayed to see pricing, customized dimensions and features. Delivery takes about a month. We offer free delivery of custom wall zinc range hoods to all mainland USA addresses.

Decorating Kitchens with Relief Tiles

Decorating Kitchens with Relief Tiles

The traditional function of the kitchen was a designated room for preparing food. Today, we have seen a shift in the role of the kitchen that is combination of living, dining and a place including cooking. That is why designing a kitchen with stylish appliances is so important and our kitchen relief tiles are one of the extraordinary options availabel for the buyer or his/her interior architect designer.

Have Fun with Your Decorative Ceramic Tiles

There are infinite ways you can decorate your kitchen with our relief tiles. Whether it is small space or spacious concept, you can use them on walls as the main theme or just as an explosion of shades in the area you want to accent. Our kitchen tiles are mostly used for backsplash but we can imagine them as countertop of your kitchen island and if you are lucky enough to have a fireplace, our ceramic can beautifully highlight its mantel. Additionally, you can play it safe with solid color furniture and add contrasts to the tabletop with relief tiles. On the contrary, if you are a fan of a pigment burst, choose multicoloured and vivid scheme which can be echoed on the relift tile backsplash and countertop.

Relief Tile Design and Style

The kitchen relief tiles go perfectly with variety of style. The only restriction is just your imagination and design taste. With a little bit of ingenuity, your kitchen can twin a charming French space with a kitchenette with past century lookalike, desinger chairs, a vintage chandelier. Brows our online store for other custom  products with a foucus on our Spanish character items. Amoung othere sugestions, we like very much antique oak flooring pannels together with an apartment size electric fireplace. Many homes designed by a countryside enthusiast feature a country style copper sink custom-made by our professionals, wooden cookery island, and of course a final touch to it the picturesque Mexican relief tiles. Using ceramic colourful kitchen tiles embraces a fresh vision of hacienda that we specialize. If you prefer a minimalist and industrial flair in your home remodeling, you can use such decoration and just go with pops of colour featuring plain tone relief tiles chosen from our vast collection. They will no doubt infuse energy into a modest size kitchen design. Using natural iron range hood will bright space and pair with darker and brilliant tiles will open up the gallery area.

ceramic relief tiles for kitchen wall, backsplash, counter and accent

Our custom-made, rustic appliances and furniture department offers an extensive collection of handmade relief tiles. They are handcrafted the way the pattern is raised above ceramic tile background. Often used for a backsplashe, kitchen wall statements but also for stairs and swimming pool water line. You can buy them 4x4 and 6x6 inch tile sizes in over three hundred patterns. Those relief ceramic tiles are also about one and a half inch thick made of semi-porcelain material which makes them incredibly easy to clean and environment very resistant.

Custom Wall Mount Metal Vent Hood

Custom Wall Mount Metal Vent Hood

Custom Metalwork in Mexico

Mexico was famous for its metal working since the Meso American period with metals such as gold, brass, silver and copper and although the Spaniards focused on mining gold and silver and shipping those precise metals to Spain, the copper became quickly one of the most popular metal to produce domestic items such as pots and pans that you can still find being sold on the local markets around the country. Nowadays, the center of the traditional work in Mexico is based in the state of Michoacan and this is where our workshop was established in 2002. We proudly continue the tradition of beautiful metal working that implies precision and a unique technique that converts products in a one of a kind work of art.

For the last 17 years our company specializes in fabricating made to order kitchen furnishings and as you can see on our web page we offer a wild range of custom range hoods  to be chosen in a variety of choices including zinc, wrought iron and cooper. Any cooper vent hood is customized and due to that precise work all of the pieces are unique and they can be produced in any dimensions and designed in any type of finishing our clients require.

Made to Order Metal Vent Hoods

Having imagined your perfect metal kitchen appliances, our company can help you to make it reality. There are many aspect both aesthetic and practical, you should have in mind while choosing a perfect vent hood. First of all, where do you see your future hood to be installed? Vent  hoods can be wall or island type. Our custom cooper vent hood can be designed with many different finishing giving it extra modern or vintage rustic kind of look, just depending on which style you want your new kitchen to be. Although we specialize in Southern architectural elements and furnishings influenced by Spanish hacienda style which is popular in the region of Michoacan, we can produce your custom vent hood in a different shapes and finishing using for examples iron stripes that gives to the hood more modern look or, as seen on the image above, using smooth with hammered straps that are slightly darker we can give it more rustic flavor. The choice of finishing patina depends entirely on the buyer and usually depends on the kitchen existing decor, the color of floor and walls. Also the hammering techniques can vary. It can be round or more irregular making this precious metal look more or less antique.

Buying a Custom Wall Mount Vent Hood

Most vent hoods can be used for both electric and gas ranges in residential as well as commercial kitchens. They can be equipped with the ventilation system or without it. Whether it is large or small kitchen upgrade, our staff can help you in buying the perfect option for your custom made appliance and adjust to your specific needs. That of course includes any wall mount vent hood. However, working in metals is a time-consuming production so the time of the delivery (which is free of charge) can be around five weeks but the final product which is a unique and custom made element of your kitchen is totally worth waiting.