Elde Rinst https://elderinst.com Mon, 30 Jul 2018 06:42:16 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.7 Things to do before Installing a Green Roof https://elderinst.com/things-to-do-before-installing-a-green-roof/ Mon, 09 Jul 2018 11:38:13 +0000 https://elderinst.com/?p=499 Insulating, pollution-deterring, and most of all, aesthetically pleasing, green roofs are the natural, organic thing of the future. Capping your roof with plants, however, takes more than just planting. Here are some tips we think you might need when you want to install a green roof at home.

Haven’t you ever wanted to have a living garden as a roof? Not until recently, green roofs have been quite rare, found normally only in fantasy books and in movies. Now however, people have taken to planting their gardens not just on their backyards but on their roofs as well. Green roofing installation however requires more than just planting. It needs a framework, a plan. It needs certain things considered. As such, we compiled here all of the things we thought you might need when you’re planning to set up your own green roof.

1. Consider the Cost

Green roofs aren’t exactly cheap, but they don’t also have to be expensive. Each square meter, depending on the materials, can hover around from $10 to as much as $40. Prices normally vary by your location, but you’re likely to spend around that margin.

2. Consider the Time

Green roofing installation takes time as well. Depending on the size of your roof and your arrangements, the roofing installation proper can take days to probably a little over a week. Nevertheless, you should always keep in mind the season you plan to start your roofing installation. Start on planting season to see faster results.

3. Consider the Location

Some roofs are more difficult to turn into green roofs than others. Consider the slope of the roof. Flat roofs and roofs that bend by lower degrees will be better as green roofs than roofs that are completely slanted. Also, will your plants get enough sun on your roof? Keep in mind as well that some locations will require you to get a permit before you can start installing things atop your roof. It would be best to check for that before you start anything on your roof.

4. Consider the Maintenance

Low-maintenance plants and dwarf shrubs are the best plants to plant atop your green roof. Plants such as wooly thymes or dwarf spruces are excellent choices when it comes to green roof planting. Having these plants for your roof will ensure your plants will continue to thrive, even without your everyday attention.

5. Consider the Installation Process

Do not forget to install a draining layer. Drainage is extremely important as you do not want to retain too much water. Mind the weight you are putting on your roof. Hire a structural engineer if need be and discuss with him the types of soil and other means of design you wish to put atop your roof.

Easy DIY Backyard Ideas for Summer https://elderinst.com/easy-diy-backyard-ideas-for-summer/ Mon, 09 Jul 2018 11:26:28 +0000 https://elderinst.com/?p=490 Backyard Ideas for the summer, we’ve got some great ones you can try out. The kids will be home, you might have family over and different times and you want to spruce up your backyard for those family BBQs and summer parties. Check out these DIY backyard Ideas you can try right now!

Try these Backyard Ideas


Quite sure the kids will be playing in the pool all summer long; the summer heat calls for it. You can give them the complete beach experience by making them there very own sandbox. The one shown here is from Design dining and diapers, and the cover gives it a cool tepee vibe while protecting your little ones from the sun.

Backyard Playhouse

The fanciest playhouse you’ll see all summer, and the best part is that its not just for the kids. The kid at heart, at any age can enjoy this cool creation designed by  Jamin and Ashley Mills. This two-story backyard hideaway has screen doors, display shelves and a hammock; it even has a trap door on the second floor.

Personalized plants

This one is not for the 5 minute crafter; it will take longer than that. However, if you can actually recreate this you will feel totally accomplished and your backyard will be better for it.

Outdoor Lounge

Liz Marie can show you how to transform an ugly outdoor space into a trendy outdoor lounge. Check out her tutorial on her blog here

Grill Set Holder

Lil Luna made her very own grill set holder, and lets be honest, we’ll be doing  alot of grilling this summer. You can see her step by step tutorial here

We hope these summer backyard craft ideas were helpful,share your comments with us below.

Bright DIY Outdoor Lantern Ideas For A Cool Garden Design https://elderinst.com/bright-diy-outdoor-lantern-ideas-for-a-cool-garden-design/ Sat, 07 Jul 2018 19:21:00 +0000 https://elderinst.com/?p=438 Any of these DIY outdoor lantern ideas will spruce up your garden design so check them all out now! With the outdoor seasons in full swing, you will want to spend more and more time outdoors, especially this summer. These DIY outdoor lantern ideas for your garden will make your stays even more relaxing without the expense. Whether you want DIY outdoor lighting without electricity or outdoor hanging tree lanterns, we have it here. Beautifully illuminate your yard with DIY outdoor lantern ideas in summer and all year-round!

1. Mason Jar Prism Light

Mason Jar Prism Light | 21 Bright DIY Outdoor Lantern Ideas For A Cool Garden Design

Create a stunning lighting effect with this mason jar prism light. Make a few of these mason jar crafts and place them around your yard to enjoy magical star-like effect they give off when illuminated.

2. Writable Mason Jar Light

Writable Mason Jar Light | 21 Bright DIY Outdoor Lantern Ideas For A Cool Garden Design

Get some lighting you can also write on. This writable mason jar light is an easy and simple mason jar lighting project, you can write a poem, special note, or funny phrase to keep your spirits high. It’s a really cool lantern to display outdoors.

3. Mason Jar Oil Lamp

Mason Jar Oil Lamp | 21 Bright DIY Outdoor Lantern Ideas For A Cool Garden Design

Want something practical and pretty? This DIY mason jar oil lamp will give you both, as an added bonus, you can also add fragrance oil to make it smell amazing.

4. Tin Lantern

Tin Lantern | 21 Bright DIY Outdoor Lantern Ideas For A Cool Garden Design

Here’s something that definitely won’t break the bank. You can use either a tin bucket or upcycle a coffee can – so many options. This beautiful tin lantern is not only kid-friendly but also perfect as a centerpiece, garden decor, and even as gifts.

5. Easy DIY Mason Jar Lanterns

Easy DIY Mason Jar Lanterns | 21 Bright DIY Outdoor Lantern Ideas For A Cool Garden Design

These easy DIY mason jar lanterns are easy as one-two-three. You just need a mason jar, a few wires, and a tealight candle. You can make it in minutes, then hang it to light your home or use it to light your summer outdoor party.

6. DIY Mason Jar Solar Lights

DIY Mason Jar Solar Lights | 21 Bright DIY Outdoor Lantern Ideas For A Cool Garden Design

Your nights will be brighter with these easy DIY mason jar solar lights. Create this mason jar craft and have a whimsical lighting for your garden or patio with little to no cost at all.

7. Outdoor Tuna Can Lantern

Ever considered making a lighting project out of a tuna can? Well, the end result is pretty amazing and enough reason to recreate this outdoor tuna can lantern for your yard.

8. DIY Firefly Lantern

Make your gathering magical with these DIY firefly lanterns. You won’t believe how easy it is to make: it requires 3 basic crafting supplies and will take only 15 minutes to put together. Then, you’ll be reliving the joy of catching fireflies in a jar.

9. DIY Solar Lanterns

Make a garland with these adorable DIY solar lanterns. Try to make it as colorful as you like to display the summer’s beautiful vibrant colors.

10. Macrame Outdoor Lantern

Macrame Outdoor Lantern | 21 Bright DIY Outdoor Lantern Ideas For A Cool Garden Design

Check out how to make a macrame patterned holder for your candle lantern. It’s not as hard as you think, so gather your crafting supplies and have fun making your own macrame outdoor lantern and let the summer festivities begin!

How To Clean Marble Floors https://elderinst.com/how-to-clean-marble-floors/ Sat, 07 Jul 2018 19:12:48 +0000 https://elderinst.com/?p=429 Do you want to know how to clean marble floors and make it glimmer again? Having marble flooring signifies elegance and somewhat tells us the level of our social stature. Most of the prominent structures, buildings, and architectural sensations have luxurious marble floors. But if it’s full stubborn dirt and grime then it will lose its eye-catching character and class. Marble floors have to be maintained properly and regularly. Check out the easy steps below in making your marble floor rejuvenated.

Before we proceed with the cleaning, you need to have the following things within your convenience. Cleaning your marble floors conveniently will make not only make it glisten even more but also saves you a great deal of time.

Things You’ll Need :

  • Warm water
  • Bucket
  • Mop
  • Ammonia (only if necessary)
  • Neutral pH cleaners
  • Soft cloths
  • Marble cleaner and/or polish

Step 1 – Fill Bucket With Warm Water

Fill your bucket with warm water. Since water is a natural solvent, when it is warm it can loosen grimes on the floor.

Step 2 – Mop The Floor

Wet your mop and wipe it on the floor. You can create small figure 8 circles when doing it.

Step 3 – Use Ammonia or Neutral ph Cleaner

When chemicals are dissolved in water, the mixture’s pH level can become eitheracidic or basic (alkaline). Vinegar and lemon juice are acidic substances, while laundry detergent and ammonia are basic. With a pH level of 7.0, pure water is neutral.

If the floor has persistent dirt and grime you may want to mop it twice and add ammonia or a neutral floor cleaner to the water.

Step 4 –  Rinse The Floor

Rinse the floor with warm water and remove the excess solution.

This should happen at least every two weeks in order to reduce allergens.” If you have tile or linoleum floors, use a cleaner every two weeks to mop and address spills. Wood flooring only needs dusting once monthly, and an occasional spray with a wood cleaner to create luster and remove gunk.

tep 5 –  Dry And Polish The Floor

To dry your floor, wipe the floor with the use of a clean cloth to avoid water spots. You can wrap the cloth around your mop and soak up the excess water. Then use a marble cleaner and polish your floor to restore its true grandeur.

Marble floors are truly elegant so they must be cleaned and maintained well. And other than that, it is hypoallergenic so those people with asthma or those that are allergic to carpets and certain kinds of wood will not experience an attack. And since having a marble floor implies class, I’m thinking of changing my man cave’s floor because a real gentleman has class and distinction.

DIY Garage Storage Shelves to Maximize Space https://elderinst.com/diy-garage-storage-shelves-to-maximize-space/ Sat, 07 Jul 2018 18:56:12 +0000 https://elderinst.com/?p=425 These DIY garage storage shelves are a brilliant way to maximize storage space. Check out this tutorial to help organize your garage clutter.

I love our DIY garage storage shelves because they give us another way to organize and store our things without sacrificing floor space. I’ve got to say, these shelves are definitely one of the best hacks when it comes to maximizing space.

Here’s what you’ll need to make DIY Garage Storage Shelves:

  • 2×4 boards
  • 3/4” plywood panels
  • Miter saw or hand saw
  • 3” decking screws
  • Wood glue

Reminders to make the DIY Garage Storage Shelves:

  • Ensure the structure of your garage can handle the weight.
  • Although it may look like extra work, adding the cleats in will help ensure your boards are straight and leveled.

Step 1: Measure the Area for the Shelves

Measure the Area for the Shelves | DIY Garage Storage Shelves to Maximize Space

Measure the area where you want the shelves to be. For this tutorial, a 2×2 board will be placed on the wall. Take note, this will be the height of your shelf. Another 2×2 board will be placed on the ceiling to mark the distance of how long you want the shelf to extend from the wall.

Step 2: Cut the Wood into 2×2 Boards

Cut the Wood into 2x2 Boards | DIY Garage Storage Shelves to Maximize Space

Get your 2×4 boards and make a mark in the middle to get them to 2×2 measurements. Once you’ve done this, proceed to cutting with either a miter saw or a hand saw.

Step 3: Do Accurate Measuring Using the 2×2 Boards

Do Accurate Measuring Using the 2x2 Boards | DIY Garage Storage Shelves to Maximize Space

Measure out how long you’d want your DIY garage storage shelves to be. To do this, you can simply hold the board against the wall to eyeball where it will be cut. Don’t forget to leave a small mark on the board to help you know where to cut.

Step 4: Cut The Boards Into Necessary Pieces

Cut The Boards Into Necessary Pieces | DIY Garage Storage Shelves to Maximize Space

Once you’ve got the sizes of your shelves settled, go back to your handy miter saw or hand saw and cut the pieces according to the marks you’ve just placed in step 3.

Step 5: Place Cleats

Place Cleats | DIY Garage Storage Shelves to Maximize Space

Having cleats up on the wall will make installing the shelves much easier. Simply cut a piece of scrap board and then cut out a notch at the end for the molding. Hold the cleats in place with 3” deck screws. Once you’re sure the screws have gone into every wall stud behind the drywall, remove the cleats.

Step 6: Install Ceiling Boards

Install Ceiling Boards | DIY Garage Storage Shelves to Maximize Space

It’s best to look for the appropriate joist first. Don’t forget to ensure the ceiling board is parallel with the back wall before driving the screws in.

Step 7: Prepare the Vertical Boards

Measure the distance from your ceiling board going down to where the bottom of the shelf will be. Once you’ve got the measurements, cut the boards accordingly and pre-drill the ends.

Step 8: Put The Vertical Boards

Put the Vertical Boards | DIY Garage Storage Shelves to Maximize Space

Since you’ve already pre-drilled the ends, attach the vertical boards to the 2×2 ceiling board with 2 3” decking screws and some wood glue.

Tip: Drill 2 screws per connection.

Step 9: Attach The Floating Boards

Attach the Floating Boards | DIY Garage Storage Shelves to Maximize Space

Here’s a nifty trick to installing the floating board: Screw a scrap block onto one of the vertical boards as a pretend shelf. Proceed with attaching your floating boards and then remove the scrap board once done.

Step 10: Install Shelf Bottom

Install Shelf Bottom | DIY Garage Storage Shelves to Maximize Space

Cut your panels to size, then slide the shelf panel in. Prevent it from budging by drilling in some screws. Don’t worry, you won’t need to drill a lot of times. A handful of screws is enough.

And there you have it! You’re now a proud owner (and not to mention, builder) of your very own DIY garage storage shelves.

Stunning Floral Arrangement Ideas https://elderinst.com/stunning-floral-arrangement-ideas/ Sat, 07 Jul 2018 18:48:14 +0000 https://elderinst.com/?p=414 Floral Arrangement adds a classic and beautiful style to your home that you can quite achieve with other types of decor. However, if you thought the basic,’flower in a plain vase’ scenario was all there is to it, were going to prove you wrong. Check out some creative floral arrangements you can try.

1. Fruity Floral Arrangment

Summer Adams used something you would never think of using in a flower arrangement, lemons. However there’s a trick to it, and you can see her tutorial here

2.  Paint Bucket

An old paint bucket can easily turn into a DIY floral arrangement as shown here by Albuquerque florist. Instead of your usual one-scoop-on-top-of-another style ice cream, the store creates its ice creams in the shape of flowers, which quite frankly, are too pretty to eat! How do they do it? Well, i Creamy co-owner Pichaporn Sapsittiporn told the Broadsheet “we do it petal by petal,” and revealed that she uses a shoehorned shape spatula to carve the flower petals from the tubs.

3. Collander

When you’re colanders get old, don’t toss them out just use them as hanging flower pots instead. A colander is a container in the shape of a bowl with holes in it which you wash or drain food in.

4.Wine bottle

When the wine is done you can still have some fun at home, just a different kind that involves flowers.

5. Ice Cream Flowers

Everyone loves getting flowers, and everyone loves ice cream, right? Well, the good ice cream makers at i Creamy in Sydney, Australia, have married the two together to create the prettiest ice creams we’ve ever seen! Unfortunately you can’t eat these, but they sure look delicious don’t they? This is a great idea for a dinner party floral arrangement and all you need are some sugar cones ( try not to eat them) and some long clear vases or glasses.

Stylish Throw Pillow Ideas for your Home https://elderinst.com/stylish-throw-pillow-ideas-for-your-home/ Sat, 07 Jul 2018 18:26:04 +0000 https://elderinst.com/?p=402 Throw pillows can really spruce up your sofa or couch; they are super comfortable and stylish. You really dont need to spend and arm and a leg for these either, you can make your very own using materials and colors that work with the other design elements in your home. We have some really cool ideas you can try today, just read on for more.

1. Round

Why not try something different instead of the usual square pillows. These are super stylish and easy to make as Shannon Brinkley shows in her tutorial.

2.Interesting Shapes

These are perfect for decorating a teenagers bedroom, and you can experiment with lots of different colors and shapes.


If you’re going for a vintage theme you can try these amazing embroidered options sold at Pottery Barn. These retail for almost 50 dollars, but you can simply purchase embroidered material at your local fabric store and make your own at a much cheaper price.

4.Fur throw

If you want your space to look expensive without actually spending a ton, just add some faux fur throw pillows. Once again you can probably buy these online, but you can easily create your own with faux fur  material and some needle and thread!

5.Animal Design

Calling all animal lovers, this one is for you! Society6  has this adorable elephant pillow perfect for a baby’s nursery. But you can also get an image of your pet screen printed and made into a pillow.

DIY Small Space Storage: Maximize Your Small Space On A Budget https://elderinst.com/diy-small-space-storage-maximize-your-small-space-on-a-budget/ Sat, 07 Jul 2018 18:09:05 +0000 https://elderinst.com/?p=392 Our personal spaces – big or small – are very dear to us, that’s why we only want what’s best for it. If your storage budget is the same as your space: small, we can always do something about it. You don’t have to go spend too much for your storage needs because the budget ones will do you good – or even better in fact. Check out which DIY small space storage solutions are going to suit your space.

It’s always best to make the most out of everything, and these DIY small space storage solutions are just the perfect examples of making the most out of everything. Don’t worry about the budget, as we can always work around that. What’s important here is that we are able to maximize a small part of the house. Let’s make the most out of it, as well as making the most out of your small space. A good solution for you would be DIY projects that are worthy to be added to your home.

1. DIY Kitchen Storage Ideas – The Sneaky Knife Drawer

Keep those sharp objects away from easy reach especially with children around. You can do this by maximizing your cabinet and adding compartments as storage to it. Get the full tutorial here.

2. DIY Bathroom Towel Storage

Easy to install, this type of storage will definitely save space in your bathroom and store your towels nicely. Tutorial here.

3. Bathroom Overhead Shelf

Make use of the space above your door and turn them into overhead shelves. This particular project helped store bathroom items. You can make one for your room and store whatever you want. Click here for the full process.

4. Uncluttered Kitchen Counter

Store your kitchen jars and containers neatly by the counter with this DIY space saver. This one’s a perfect storage for you who want to keep things arranged, at bay, and within reach. Get more details here.

5. DIY Foldable Drying Rack

This is for you who would not want too much space to be taken away. Dry your clothes and use this rack, and keep it when you don’t need it. Details here.

The Easy and Fun Summer Crafts https://elderinst.com/the-easy-and-fun-summer-crafts/ Sat, 07 Jul 2018 17:27:25 +0000 https://elderinst.com/?p=373 Summer crafts are the secret to having a great summer! Summer is right around the corner and you know what that means! For most people, it means heading to the beach to soak up some sun and catch a wave or two, but the best part about summer is having lots of free time to make some really fun and easy summer crafts. Check out this list of summer craft ideas to make in a flash.

 1. Make Your Own Beaded Cocktail Stirrers

Assemble these beaded cocktail stirrers before your dinner party! They’re quick and easy to create. You just need some wooden dowels, copper jewelry wire, colorful beads, and a pair of scissors to make these adorable cocktail stirrers perfect for any summer cocktail. It will surely excite your guests!

2. Mini Charcoal Grill Centerpiece

These creative and unique mini charcoal grill centerpieces are perfect for a camping party theme. Simply arrange melamine bowls in a trio for your table centerpiece, fill them with crushed charcoal, and top them with decorative food or signs. Seriously one of the best summer crafts for DIYers who love to throw themed parties!

3. Make A DIY Camera Strap

Upgrade your old, ugly camera strap into a fashionable one made from a soft floral scarf. To make your DIY camera strap, you need a scarf, chain closures, split rings, a scrap of leather and a few sewing tools! You can either hand or machine stitch around the edge of the leather.

4. Gingham Style Sunglasses Case

Keep your sunglasses scratch-free and safe with this cute sunglasses case. You can use lining with coordinating or contrasting colors of your favorite fabrics and finish it off with an elastic opening to keep your sunnies inside. So cute, right? Just in time for the summer sunshine!

5. DIY Beach Towel Tote Bag

Transform an old beach towel into a capacious beach bag, loaded up with everyone’s stuff. Who wouldn’t enjoy that? What you’ll need for this project is one old beach towel with a thick coordinating ribbon. Just fold the towel in half and sew up two sides, leaving the top side open (the one opposite to the folded side). Finish off by pinning the straps to the inside top edge of the bag. Your beach bag is ready for the beach. Oh, by the way, you can also add a bow using a sarong to the front of the bag. Lovely!

The Top Nutritious Foods High in Fiber https://elderinst.com/the-top-nutritious-foods-high-in-fiber/ Sat, 07 Jul 2018 16:54:10 +0000 https://elderinst.com/?p=355 Dietary fiber is a type of carbohydrate that your body cannot digest. This essential nutrient is found only in plants; you can’t get it from animal products. Although fiber passes through your gut undigested, it’s a very important nutrient for maintaining health.

The Benefits of a High Fiber Diet

A high fiber intake supports your health in a number of different ways, but it’s best known for promoting regularity. Fiber adds bulk to your stool, preventing constipation and making bowel movements easier. Fiber’s benefits don’t begin and end in the bowels. Eating fiber helps you feel fuller faster, which supports healthy weight loss. It reduces the risk of heart disease, diabetes, diverticular disease, obesity, constipation, and breast cancer.

Unfortunately, most of us simply do not get enough fiber in our diets. Experts recommend that people should eat between 21 and 38 grams of fiber every day. The average American only consumes 16 grams.

Soluble Fiber vs. Insoluble Fiber

There are two varieties of fiber, soluble and insoluble. Soluble fiber dissolves in water and turns into a gel in your digestive tract. Soluble fiber is good for controlling cholesterol and supporting heart health. Insoluble fiber doesn’t dissolve in water; it passes essentially unchanged through your digestive system. It aids digestion and helps relieve constipation.

What are the Best High Fiber Foods?

Because the average American diet contains so little dietary fiber, it’s important to plan your meals accordingly. Fiber supplements are readily available, but the best way to add fiber is always through food. Here are some of the best food sources of dietary fiber. All measurements are based on 100 gram servings unless otherwise stated.


Your mother knew what she was talking about when she told you to eat your veggies. A diet high in greens can lower blood pressure, improve heart health, and balance blood sugar. Vegetables are also an excellent source of fiber. These are a few of the best veggies you can eat to increase your fiber intake.

Brussels Sprouts

When cooked, Brussels sprouts contain 2.6 g of fiber. They are also an excellent source of folate, manganese, and vitamins C and K.


Chopped raw broccoli contains 2.6 g of fiber. Cooking actually concentrates this slightly to 3.3 g. Broccoli and other cruciferous veggies are loaded with health-promoting compounds called phenolics, which are associated with lower risks of coronary heart disease, type II diabetes, asthma, and other serious conditions.


Artichokes are the immature flower head of a type of thistle, and they are way more delicious than that makes them sound. One medium artichoke contains 6.8 g of dietary fiber, which is about 5.7 g per 100 g.


Fruit is cholesterol-free and naturally low in fat, sodium, and calories. Many fruits are also an excellent source of fiber. Here are a few of the best fibrous fruits.


There’s a reason they call prunes “nature’s laxative.” Prunes, also known as dried plums, get their constipation-relieving powers from a very high fiber content. Every 100 g of prunes boasts 7.1 g of fiber. They are also naturally rich in antioxidants, vitamin A, potassium, and iron.


Ripe bananas are high in a soluble fiber called pectin. One medium banana contains 3 to 4 g of it. Avoid unripe bananas. Not only do they taste bad, but they also lack the fiber content of the ripe fruit, and contain heavy starches that can cause constipation.