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5 Tips For Creating a Romantic Night and Fun Dinner at Home

Valentines Day is just around the corner and maybe you're already thinking how to make this occasion really special. Here are some ideas for a romantic and fun dinner at home either for several couples or just for two.
Sensual Scents
Whether planning for one guest or several couples, let robust spices (think cloves, canela, cardamom and black pepper) help set the mood with the help of a standard frying pan. Toast the spices just to their smoking point, and the room will fill with an inviting--and delicious--bouquet.
Pairing Is Caring
When prepping for a perfect evening, pairings are a fun way to turn any meal into a special occasion and spice up the fun. Plan three courses and pair each with a small cocktail. A fun and easy way is to use one base spirit in three different ways.
Make It A Group Effort Let your guests in the kitchen and encourage them to enjoy the tactile sensation of the food as it is prepared. Start the party early and enjoy cocktails as you cook.
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Simple Plumbing Upgrades

You do not have to tear up your house performing major renovations to get greater convenience and utility out of your bathroom. Fast, simple plumbing upgrades can also make a significant difference to your quality of life while not disrupting your everyday routine. For instance, it is easy to install a new shower head or add a water-saving device to your bathroom faucets, which helps you cut down on water usage and save money.

If your goal is to enjoy a hot, relaxing shower, an adjustable shower and bath head is a quick fix that allows you to change the direction and reach of the water spray to your convenience. Luxuriate in the soothing feel of a simulated rain shower beating down upon you when you choose a rain shower head with a flexible neck. It takes only about two hours to upgrade your toilet with a new model that uses a low-flow system. While you are it, add an elevated toilet seat that makes it easier for your elderly guests and relatives to use the restroom. Another easy plumbing addition is a pressure-balanced valve that keeps your water flowing at a relatively even temperature, virtually eliminating your risk of suffering a scalding injury due to a sudden change in water pressure. Also consider renovating your bathroom brushed metal faucets so that the water stops flowing when no one is trying to use it.


Quick plumbing upgrades are usually jobs that you can perform on your own within an hour. They are well worth the time due to the dividends they provide in terms of the money you save, the convenience you gain and the safety they bring.

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