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Three easy building projects for your outside space

Three easy building projects for your outside space

Are you thinking about trying to add value to your property by doing some building work in your outside space? You can potentially add plenty of value if you build an extension to your property. The only problem with this type of project is that you end up having to pay out for plans to be drawn up and to have a topographical survey completed. Of course, the expense can be worth it if you end up with a property that is worth significantly more money.

If you do not want to take on the expense of building an extension to your property, there is still work that you can do which will add value. We are going to show you three easy building projects that can add beauty and value to your home.

Creating an arbor bench

Sitting outside when the weather is warm is one of life’s great pleasures. You can curl up with your other half and just enjoy the sun, or you can relax with a book and a glass of wine, and just enjoy some “me” time.

Of course, you can buy garden furniture which can be placed outside when summer arrives and stored away during the winter months. But, what about creating your own little seating oasis in your yard? An arbor bench is just such an oasis. Creating one is not a complicated process, if you give yourself enough time. Once you have finished the bench, you can sit back, kick off your shoes and enjoy the beauty of the flowers that cover the arbor around you.

Building a shed for storage

Garden sheds come in all shapes and sizes; from the small and simple to the large and luxurious. It’s worth noting that for larger structures, you may require permission before you start to build them. You can start off with a simple structure though; somewhere for you to store garden tools or kids’ toys, or where you can simply go to take a break.

It’s possible to build a simple shed over a single weekend. You just need to make sure you have all the materials in place, that you have a good plan and that you remember to remain patient.

Making your own fire pit

It should be said that this is a lot easier than extending your home, but possibly a little more complicated than our earlier suggestions. That being said, if you manage the task, a fire pit is an excellent addition to your outside space. It’s a place for family and friends to gather around as summer days turn into night. You can even make use of calm weather at other times of year; after all, you have the fire to keep your warm.

If you are thinking of building a fire pit in your yard, you should not forget to check local regulations for any restrictions that may be in place.

So, there you have it, “Three great ways to add beauty and value to your outside space”. Hopefully, you have seen something that you like.

 


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Socially Anxious? Here Are Some Excellent First Date Ideas

 

Having elements of social anxiety can mean the dating game becomes a real hassle. That’s an issue because research shows that a high percentage of people suffer from that condition. I wanted to offer some advice based on my experiences and those of my friends. You don’t always have to arrange your first date in a fancy restaurant with lots of other people around. Sometimes it’s best just to find somewhere quiet where you can get to know the other person. Three ideas on this page should help to point you in the right direction. Maybe you could use one of them the next time you have a date on the cards?

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  • Go for a long country walk

 
Walks in the countryside are often romantic. For that reason, nothing is wrong with arranging a day date with your prospective partner. It will show them you’re interested in more things than drinking alcohol. When you opt for a traditional date with drinks, that’s all you learn about each other. Also, your partner will feel thrilled that you’ve planned something a little different. If they’ve been dating a lot recently, they’re probably getting bored of upmarket restaurant food. So, take a packed lunch and some snacks. You could have a picnic when you find a beautiful location, and everyone loves those.

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  • Netflix and chill

 
Sometimes you have to take ideas from the younger generation when it comes to first dates. That is especially the case if you have social anxiety. Everyone loves movies and TV shows. So, spending time watching them together is a wise move. You just have to find out the type of things the other person enjoys. These awesome ‘Netflix and Chill’ ideas from NetflixUpdate could improve the experience. The best thing about Netflix and chill? You’ll probably end up snuggled up on the sofa. That is a fantastic way to break the ice, and it will make you feel less anxious around that person.

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  • Cook your date a meal

 

 

Just because you don’t enjoy spending time in restaurants doesn’t mean you can’t have a meal. Nothing is wrong with inviting your date around and cooking them something special. Just make sure you ask about the type of meals they enjoy ahead of time. You should also inquire about any allergies. The last thing you want to do is cause a reaction that means you have to take them to the hospital. However, if that does happen, at least you won’t forget the date!
There are many other ideas you might like to consider when planning your first date. I just wanted to point you in the right direction and provide some examples. When all’s said and done, if you spend time together, you’re doing it right. There is no rulebook, and you don’t have to spend a fortune to impress your date. If they expect you do that, you should probably look elsewhere. Being socially anxious is a real pain, but you can still live your life to the fullest if you work around the condition. With that in mind, I sincerely hope you find love this year.

 


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Basic Car Care 101

 

Having a car that is up and running is vital for any commuter or busy family. But, as with most things, cars do need a bit of tender loving care from time to time. They need to be looked after, especially if they are kept busy on a daily basis. Cars can also be expensive to replace. So if there are things that you can do to prolong the life of your vehicle, then you’re going to want to do it, right? Cars and their engines can be pretty complex. But some basic car care doesn’t have to be. So if you’re not too sure what you should be doing with your car or the checks that you should be looking at, then you’re in the right place. Here are some basic tips for caring for your car. Read more


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Pet Prohibition? These Suggestion Might Help

 

The problem with owning animals is that while is very rewarding, it’s not just possible for everyone to do. This can be particularly hard if you have your little one asking when they are going to get a pet all of the time! But maybe it’s impossible because a member of the family has an allergy to a dog or cat fur? Or that your current living situation just doesn’t allow for pets? Or, it could be that the type of animal that you want to have are currently beyond your means such as horses or pedigree dogs? But stress not, as there are some interim measures you can take to placate your animal loving family, even just for the short term. Until you are in a better position to consider getting a real pet. Read on to find out more. Read more


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Deck Out Your Deck for a Sizzling Summer

 

A deck is a wonderful addition to any backyard. You can use it as a dining area or just somewhere to relax. It’s even a great place to put a hot tub, either sunken into the deck or on top of it. If you have a deck or you’re planning to install one, you’ll surely want to make the most of it. There’s a lot you can do with even a small deck, whether you like to use your yard for partying or relaxing. Start making your deck more magical with the following ideas, and you’ll never want to leave it.

 

Set Up Lighting
While you might spend a lot of time on your deck during the day, you don’t want to go inside when it starts to get dark. The right lighting will let you party into the night, or maybe enjoy your deck in the quiet of the early morning. If you want to add lights, you can consider a few different options. One is to wire in some lights so that they’re connected to an energy supply. This is a good option if you want powerful lights and full control over them. Another possibility is to use solar-powered lights. These will charge in the day and usually come on automatically at night. Or you could stick with more natural lighting, using lanterns, candles, torches, and even a fire bowl. Read more


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6 Exciting Alternative Tips For Selling Your Home

 

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We’ve all heard how difficult getting on the property market is, but selling a property isn’t much easier. Dependent on how the house values are in your area you might struggle to sell your house as maybe you might have done a few years earlier. Read more


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Giving Your Garden A Spring Clean

 

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The inside of your home might not be the only place that needs a spring clean. Winter wreaks havoc on our gardens and can often lead them in need of a makeover. Here’s how to bring your garden back to life so that it’s looking bright and cheerful for summer. Read more


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The Car Wash That’s Worth $2000

 

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Cars, trucks, vehicles or every kind are expensive. It probably goes house first and then vehicle second; so it is definitely up there in huge expenditures. That is why it so important that you get top dollar when it comes to selling it. That is why it is so important that you know what will affect the resale value of your once beloved four-wheel friend. Read more


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All Wrapped Up In Gift Packaging Glitches?

 

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After all the panic and worry about finding the perfect gift, you may think that you’re on to the easy part. The selection is made and there’s nothing more to worry about; all you need to do is wrap it and sit back and wait for the joyous excitement when you hand it over to the recipient. What could be easier?

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Five Things Every New Driver Must Know About Cars

 

Cars: they’re mysterious things, especially to the uninitiated. There are over 30,000 parts in them, and it’s hard to know where to start learning about them. However, there are a few things that are very important for everyone, especially new drivers, to know about their vehicles. Read more


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