Minimal Corner sofa bed Is Often Better

There is a good tendency today towards minimizing the heavy ornamentation of 
so-called antique or Barbizon-type frames by giving them an all-over neutral  effect with only touches of color or gilt as accents.
The beginner in frame-making is often confused as to the choice of molding or  finish for a particular picture and therefore falls back on the practice of  copying a frame or finish he has seen elsewhere. Every-one learns by imitation,  but it is certainly better to develop one’s own critical faculties by trying to work out each problem individually. 
Since corner sofa bed framing is a skill that requires experience to develop to the point of  real facility, analysis of each framing problem by oneself will add to confidence  and the next job will be that much easier to do.
Picture corner sofa framing follows all general changes in sound decorative style, so no  one can expect to produce a frame which need never be changed. By keeping the  principles of good taste always in mind, we will not turn out something faddish  or freakish.
There will be times when a small or even tiny picture gains in importance  and is not necessarily over-powered by a very wide molding if used judiciously.  Again, a very large picture may only require the simplest of narrow Moldings  to set it off properly. There is no call to be precious, but care employed  when choosing the exact value of color for the frame or mat may make a  tremendous difference in the final effect.

Creating a Recreation Area at Home

Working out regularly has numerous health benefits including controlling weight, decreasing the risk for stroke and type 2 diabetes, improving your mood, and promoting better sleep. Swimming is an excellent form of cardiovascular exercise that can be completed daily to achieve these benefits. Enclosing your pool will allow you to reap the benefits of swimming year-round, instead of only during favorable weather. An enclosed pool is also an excellent space to create a recreational area to add variety to your workouts.

Planning will play a major part in the creation of a recreational area. One of the first things to consider is the type of activities you would like to enjoy. Are you going to share the pool enclosure with a more traditional idea of a home gym complete with weight benches and free weights, or are you going to create a more family friendly space, for playing games such as basketball and volleyball.

If you plan to incorporate activities utilizing various types of balls, polycarbonate may be the preferred glazing option in that portion of the pool enclosure. Polycarbonate is an impact resistant material that allows natural light to enter the space. This will ensure that any object that may strike the walls and/or ceiling will not require one to have replacement glass on standby.

Adding a folding glass wall or glass curtain wall will allow you to separate the two areas. This division will help prevent unwanted objects from ending up in the pool during an intense game, and will also help prevent the resulting humidity from encroaching into the workout space. Incorporating ridge and eave vents into the structure will provide ventilation; helping to control the temperature and humidity. Adding windows and ceiling fans will provide more air flow to the space helping to maintain the proper temperature and humidity. The separation of the two areas will also keep the moisture rich air around the pool from entering the workout area and creating rust on any metal weights that may be there.

Creating a recreation area for your home will allow you to use your pool year-round and enjoy other healthy activities, such as basketball or weight lifting. An interior dividing wall not only provides separation of the areas, but also a clear view from one end of the structure to the other; allowing you to watch your children play in the pool as you workout.

For more information on how to create a recreational space in your pool enclosure, please contact a pool enclosure specialist.

Getting a Recreational Therapy Certification

With a growing demand for qualified professionals, a career in recreational therapy can be a great choice for anyone interested in a medical profession that does not actually involve attending medical school.

Recreational therapists play an important role in our communities in helping patients dealing with developmental and other challenges to live full and happy lives. The profession requires dedicated schooling and also attaining a recreational therapy certification, and there are a number of ways in which that can be accomplished.

Educational Requirements for Recreational Therapist

Although in the past it was possible to complete an Associate’s degree in recreational therapy, and there are still a few educational programs out there that have not yet upgraded to comply with recent changes in the field, a Bachelor’s degree is generally required.

Additionally, it is essential for those attending programs to ensure that they are accredited schools, since failure to do so will likely affect the graduate’s ability to sit for their recreational therapy certification examinations.

This is standard policy in both the US and Canada, although there are a number of educational options for completing that degree and becoming eligible for certification.

In the UK, and a number of other countries, professionals working in different recreational therapy areas are schooled and registered according to specialty such as art therapy, music therapy and more.

These specialties are earned as part of the educational curriculum for general medicine or physiotherapy, and not as their own degree.

Although there are a number of certificate and “diploma” courses available for those seeking a career in recreational therapy, students will want to be very careful in assessing them. Unless obtaining a bachelor’s degree or higher, graduates will likely be ineligible to take their certification examinations.

Certification in Recreational Therapy

Once graduated, students in the US and Canada must become certified before they can seek employment, and then licensed, depending on the state or province.

Although there are a few regions which do not actually require certification, those are few and far between, and even so, most employers seek certified individuals to hire.

Certification greatly increases a graduate’s qualifications for a much wider array of job opportunities, so it is strongly recommended that all graduates go through the certification process.

Unlike with many other healthcare industry professions, there are three main ways in which candidates can qualify to get their certification. The first and main way of doing so is to graduate from an accredited, specific therapeutic recreation educational program and earn a Bachelor’s degree.

The second way involves having a Bachelor’s degree in any major from an accredited institution, having also completed certain social science and humanities courses, and having at least 5 years minimum of paid job experience in therapeutic recreation services; students can also qualify with a graduate’s degree in any major, along with the above mentioned courses and at least 3 years of job experience.

Certification Examination

The third way in which students can become eligible to take the certification examination is by having a Bachelor’s or graduate degree in any major from an accredited institution, having also completed courses in social sciences, humanities, anatomy, physiology, abnormal psychology and human growth and development.

Along with at least one year of paid job experience in therapeutic recreation services. All employment must be recent, and under the supervision of a recreational therapist who holds a CTRS certification. Work in administrative service or other positions that do not include direct patient contact are generally ignored.

With these different options, it is possible for students who have already started school and have either changed their direction, or wish to do so, to still complete their education in such a way that they will be eligible for certification. It is recommended however that students taking one of these alternative paths verify that the supplemental courses they wish to enroll in will fulfill these requirements.

In the US, the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC) handles all recreational therapy certification, and accreditation of educational institutions is governed by the Committee on Accreditation of Recreational Therapy Education (CARTE).

In Canada, certification is also done through the NCTRC, and recognized educational programs can be found by contacting the Canadian Therapeutic Recreation Association (CTRA).