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How To Learn A New Language At Home
I've been trying to improve my French recently, and came across these awesome YouTubers called DamonandJo. They have self-taught themselves nearly 6 languages! I believe they speak French, Spanish, Portugese, Italian, German, and of course English! You can either watch the video above (which I suggest cause they have the BEST sense of humor) or check out their tips below: 1. Follow Famous YouTubers in the language you want to learn! There are tons of youtubers in other languages, and often if they are famous enough, there will be english subtitles. Listen to them to hear real people speaking the language rather than a text book! They're usually super entertaining too so it helps :) 2. Follow those YouTubers or famous people on twitter so you see that language each day! The easiest way to get used to a foreign language is to see it all the time and this really helps! 3. Change your phone/facebook/etc language to your desired language! Since you probably already know where everything is in your phone or facebook, you wont be confused and you'll learn a ton of new vocab! 4. Listen to audio books in the language you want!!! Audible has a ton of foreign language books. Try starting with a book you already know well (like Harry Potter for me - I'm trying to read that in Korean right now...) and listen throughout your day! 5. Sign up for foreign magazines or newsletters! Or even better download their app in another language! For example, my boyfriend gets push notification from Le Monde which is a french newspaper :) Even if you only read the headline, its practice. 6. Try cooking a meal using a recipe in a different language! You start to learn that a lot of words you actually already know (for example, sauté means the same thing in french and in korean bokkeum (like bokkeumbap) means fried! so literally "fried rice!" 7. Watch TV shows in the language Duh!!!! 8. Talk to yourself and dont be afraid! Practice speaking whenever you can, even to people who are strangers! be brave! What languages are you trying to learn?!
Bathroom Remodeling
A bathroom is probably the most important room of a house, especially when it comes to the resale value of a home. Remodeled bathrooms affect the price of a home so much that an average bathroom remodel will yield a 75 percent return on the remodel investment. Vancouver bathroom remodeling contractors offer services in bathroom remodeling and will get necessary permits and draw up plans for a remodel. Whether considering a complete remodel or addition of a whole new bathroom, there are many factors involved with a bathroom remodel. One aspect of bathroom remodeling is choosing a vanity. Vanities are the fixtures that have a sink fixed into a countertop that sits on top of cabinets. Vanities can set the theme of a bathroom or match the existing design of a bathroom. They can also transform the use of space within a bathroom by creating more space with the cabinets. The cabinets in a vanity provide storage space to prevent a bathroom from becoming cluttered. The cabinets of a vanity can be built from many types of materials, making them customizable right down to the hardware and handles. Bathroom cabinets can be any color or style and can have more cabinets added on for more storage. Remodeling contractors can help choose and install bathroom vanities that work best with the space and allotted budget. Another major aspect of bathroom remodeling is shower and tub remodeling and installation. Shower and tub installation is best handled by professional contractors because of the building codes and permits involved. Contracting companies can custom build showers and typically draw up shower plans to match the opinions and desires of the client. Shower areas can be showers only or be enclosed within a tub. Tub enclosures come in many styles and colors and do not necessarily have to include shower heads or full standing showers. Whether a bathroom is remodeled to have a shower, bath, or a shower within a bath depends on the client's preference. Sometimes a home can benefit from the addition of a whole new bathroom. Adding a bathroom to a home is a major project which is why this job is also best handled by a remodeling contractor. Contractors draw up blueprints for a new bathroom based on the requests of the client. Once the plans are drawn up, the contractor will obtain the building permits and complete the project. A good contractor also follows up all projects, additions and remodels, with final inspections to make sure the remodel is up to code. Talk to a remodeling contractor about remodeling your bathroom. Factors to Be Considered for a Bathroom Remodeling Project Depending on the kind of work which the bathroom needs, the essentials of the remodeling project will vary. Bathroom remodeling can vary from making minor changes to beautify the bathroom to overhauling the bathroom and making it completely new. The bathroom is amongst the area of the house which people wish to keep clean and sparkling at all times. Hence, irrespective of whether the bathroom remodeling project is small or large, certain things must be kept under consideration before the work begins. By having a clear idea of your needs, you will be able to achieve the results you desire. Not only is the bathroom a place which must be kept clean, it should be comfortable and relaxing. Cleanliness and comfort can be achieved by keeping the bathroom clean and sanitary along with getting the bathroom remodeled, so that it contains fixtures and fittings which match your standard and adhere to your taste. Before undertaking a contract for bathroom remodeling, the following aspects must be kept under consideration so that any kind of mishaps can be avoided in the future. The very first thing you need to do is make it clear to the contractor about the kinds of materials you wish to make use while remodeling your bathroom. Provide a list of things which you wish to be fixed in the bathroom, the size which you deem appropriate and other concerns which you may have. By doing so, the contractor will be able to get a better idea of what you wish to achieve from your bathroom remodeling project. Before the contractor begins working on your bathroom remodeling project, provide him with a detailed house plan. This will give the contractor an idea of the electric cables which run through your house, where the water pipes are located and any other technical details. By having knowledge regarding these issues, power cut offs and damage of water pipes would be avoided. Next, you need to have a certain budget allocated to your bathroom remodeling project. This is the only way in which you will be able to avoid over expenditure. Make sure the amount you set aside covers the cost of materials, labor and any other kind of contingencies. Make sure while one bathroom in your house is undergoing bathroom remodeling, there is another for the members of the house to make use of. Since bathroom remodeling is likely to take a while depending on the amount of work you are getting done, you will need an alternative bathroom which everyone can use before the work is completed. Once all these aspects have been taken into consideration, speak to your contractor about the major issues regarding your bathroom remodeling. Set a target for when you would like the bathroom remodeling project to be completed. By doing so, the contractor will ensure that everything goes smoothly and you will also be able to keep a track of the progress made. Since a bathroom is fitted with water pipes, these might need to be shut off in order to avoid the spilling of water. If these are connected to the entire house's supply of water, you will need to find alternative ways of getting water to all the rooms in the house. Make sure that the materials being used for the floor of the bathroom suit the way in which the bathroom is being remodeled. Everything must be done in a systematic manner and should balance and enhance the other elements. Also, keep in mind that the flooring would have to be heated for the winter months. Remodeling the bathroom can bring about the much-needed change needed to give your bathroom a better look and feel. However before embarking upon a remodeling project, make sure that you have taken out the time to carefully plan the remodeling project and have the money to carry it out to its end.