Monthly Archives: October 2018

Home and Garden

Gone are the days when a hot tub is used just for a quick soak. Modern hot tubs provide numerous health benefits thanks to technological advancements which give you hydro therapeutic results in the comfort of your own home or garden.

The Home and Garden Spas 6-Person 40-Jet Hot Tub from Great Escape Spas falls in the mid price range and is loaded with numerous features for increased comfort, relaxation and luxury. Does it provide the epitome of luxury or does it fall short? Read on further to find out.

Features of the Home and Garden Spas 6-Person 40-Jet Hot Tub

  • 6 person capacity
  • Easy to use digital control panel
  • Slip resistant surface
  • 40 customizable, adjustable stainless steel jets
  • MP3 input with Sub-Woofer and Waterproof speakers
  • 6 HP motor

6 person capacity

Size is often a major aspect to consider when choosing a hot tub as you want all your friends or family to share the experience with you. This has a 6 person capacity which is very adequate for most families.

It features a slip resistant acrylic surface which is actually recommended by experts to hot tub owners so it’s very good to see this safety precaution.

Relax with the music

An MP3 input with waterproof speakers and a sub woofer is included so you can hook up your mp3 player and rejuvenate in true luxury whist listening to your favourite music. I’m very impressed by this feature as it takes the experience to another level.

40 jets

40 customizable stainless steel jets are strategically located to provide you with a relaxing messaging effect. The neck, shoulder, calf and foot jets provide full benefits of a hydrotherapeutic experience to relieve stress and easy away your discomfort.

The jets are powered by a 6 HP motor that runs very quietly which helps maintain a relaxing atmosphere whilst being in the tub. The motor has been designed to consume low energy so this keeps down the operating costs to a minimum.

Digital controls

The easy to use digital controls allow you to adjust various settings such as the temperature and jet pressure. They are very user friendly so even if you aren’t tech minded you’ll be operating the settings with ease.

Final Thoughts

The customizable jets are terrific and provide a great way to unwind and relax from a stressful day, the motor is quiet and the integrated speaker system with mp3 input is a really nice touch. The lounger seat with the comfort cushion headrest is really nice and relaxing, everyone in the Tub will be eager to sit there.

If you’re not savvy with electronics you’ll need an electrician to hook this up to a 220 volts outlet so if you’re looking for a true plug in play style solution then this hot tub won’t be for you.

Overall, the Home and Garden Spas 6-Person 40-Jet Hot Tub is an excellent choice for those who enjoy the finer things in life and should provide many years of enjoyment.

Benefits of Attending a Home and Garden

When was the last time you thought of giving your home a makeover? If you are like most homeowners, this is something that is always at the back of your mind. Unfortunately, your lifestyle doesn’t allow you to get down to work. Of course, there is always the fear of jumping into the unknown when it comes to new décor or landscape design, which might also explain your procrastination.

However, this doesn’t have to be so. You can borrow inspiration from a home and garden show to get started sooner rather than later. This might not have been the first thing in your mind but the moment you set foot at one of these events in your city, you will instantly realize what you have been missing.

If you are struggling to get your home improvement project off the ground, below are some of the reasons why a visit to these shows is a must:

  1. Meet the TV show stars: You have probably longed to meet your favourite TV star face to face and during a home renovation show, you have a chance to do so. From Mike Holmes Jr., Matt Muenster of BATHtastic!, Carson Arthur of Home to win among others, there is so much star power and you can bet this will be inspiration enough to learn even more from them.
  2. Meet the experts: So, you are planning a bathroom remodel and you don’t know where to get started. The beauty of home improvement shows is the fact that there are experts among the celebrity guests and also exhibitors. It is possible to even get an estimate for your renovation project, which is a good place to start. From builders, designers, general contractors, architects, home security consultants to landscapers, there are many professionals ready to share their expertise.
  3. Learn the trends: The construction industry is fast paced and there are new building technologies coming up every day. What’s more, efficient materials are being developed every day and you will learn this and much more from these events.
  4. Opportunity to test out products and services: With so many new products and services being advertised in the media, you have the best chance to find out more about them and test them out. If you have been wondering whether that nice looking flooring material is a real deal, you will find it at a home and garden show where you can test it out.
  5. A fun outing for the family: This can be a fun outing for the entire family as they will get to enjoy the products and also engage in the activities available.

Home And Garden Party

If you’re a home and garden party consultant, helping your hostesses come up with ideas for their parties can be a win-win situation for both of you. For the hostess, having a printed list with ideas, themes and even recipes can take a big part of the stress off her shoulders, and make her more motivated and enthusiastic about the party. For you, the consultant, having a happy hostess means happier and more relaxed guests, and everyone having a wonderful time at the party. This also can translate into more sales for you.

Although a garden party may make you think of elegant women in large hats, sipping tea out of tiny porcelain cups, in reality it doesn’t require a home in the country with a large lawn, beautiful grounds and lots of outdoor furniture. Successful garden parties can happen on small patios in the city, in the backyard of the suburbs or even in a living room or dining room. In fact, some of the most successful garden parties don’t even happen in the hostess’s home – we’ve had successful garden parties at the local park, at a family member or neighbor’s home, and once, even on a mother-daughter camp-out!

Garden parties can range from the elegant to the casual: from large affairs to cozy, intimate gatherings. The most important thing when planning a garden party is to decide on the theme, and then use it to create the atmosphere you want.

Of course you’ll have to take into consideration the time of year, the time of day the party is being held, the number of guests expected and the location. But here are some fun themes that have resulted in successful parties with better-than-average sales and party bookings. Feel free to adapt them so that they work for you!

Tea Party: Get elegant with cloth tablecloths and napkins, fancy napkin rings and place settings. The centerpieces could be glass bowls, decanters or bottles filled with flowers, fruit or candles. Serve tea, finger sandwiches and elegant little desserts on stacked trays.
Use flowers or potted plants if the party is on the patio, or set it up in the garden itself, if the time of year is right. Place your displays inside the house or around the outdoor area, and use the same tablecloths and elegant theme as the party. Light classical music, guitar music or new age would blend in beautifully.

Afternoon Delight: Set up a whimsical party with beach umbrellas or patio tables and umbrellas, a free-standing hammock, and drag out the kids’ plastic pool to fill with sand and use it to hold your outdoor display items. Serve icy margaritas or delicious mimosas with a little Jimmy Buffet in the background, and make sure your games are fun and that guests feel relaxed and at ease. Crackers, cheese and fruit make simple refreshments.

Bridal Shower: Although this idea is a little unusual, it’s actually a good marketing campaign and has been a surprising success. In your next marketing campaign – aimed at brides and maids (or matrons) of honor, mention that you hold garden party bridal showers. The guests get together, laugh, talk, eat and play games, just like at a regular bridal shower, but the bride can register for the gifts that she’d like for her new home, and guests can choose from her list, as well as picking up a little something for themselves. Themes can vary, but some nice touches include: stringing fairy lights and hurricane lanterns around the garden or patio (especially if the party is being held at night), using ribbons, lace and the bride’s wedding colors. Refreshments can be anything from a light buffet using fresh fruits and vegetables of the season (for spring and summer) to soups and a selection of elegant appetizers in the fall and winter months.

Bloom Where you’re Planted: This party is all about celebrating life and enjoying who you are. Table decorations can be tiny terra cotta pots with tea lights in them. You can use flower seed packets as place cards (write the guests’ names on the packets). Set up baskets or pots of flowers and plants around the tables. Use a wheelbarrow or garden cart for displays or refreshments, and if you have a trellis or standing metal archway, it makes a lovely setting for your display. Keep the games light and upbeat and the general theme about gratitude and how wonderful it is that we are all unique and different as flowers in a garden. Refreshments should be kept light – ice tea, lemon-aide or fruit smoothies and finger sandwiches with cookies or a variety of desserts works well.