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Are Hidden Health Dangers Lurking In Your Home?

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If there’s one place we should all feel safe, it’s in our own home. However, what if there were hidden health dangers lurking in the walls that you didn’t know about? Every year people are killed in their own home by toxic chemicals leaking from the brickwork. Here are just a few of those deadly chemicals. Obviously you won’t find these in every home – older houses may be more susceptible in many cases. However it’s always worth checking for, especially if you’ve been getting headaches or nausea or other strange symptoms. Read more


3 Ways To Bring Your Home Into The 21st Century

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More and more people are falling in love with the contemporary look when it comes to interior design. Unfortunately, though, they have come to accept that this is probably a pipedream for the simple fact their home is about as traditional and antiquey as a home can possibly get and so, without a complete overhaul (which will no doubt cost a lot), the chance for them to enter the 21st Century just isn’t feasible. Well, that is why we are here; to tell you you are wrong. Read more


Add A Little Sunshine To Your Home In The Summer Months


With the summer in full swing, the sun shining, the birds singing and the long evenings, there’s no better time of the year to get to work on the house. Could your home benefit from a bit of a makeover? Does it need freshening up? Take a look at some of these ways to add a little sunshine to your home.


Decorate With Flowers And Fruit





There’s nothing quite like flowers in bloom and ripe fruit to herald the arrival of summer. But you don’t have to keep your flowers in your garden and your fruit in the refrigerator: you can also use them as decorations. Look out for flowers in season, or whichever happen to be on sale at your local market, and put them in all your vases. Then find any unused bowls on your mantelpieces or window sills and fill them with brightly colored fruit. You’ll be amazed at how something so simple can make such a large difference.


Repaint All Your Dining Room Furniture


Furniture that comes out of the factory is deliberately designed to be as neutral (and as bland) as possible. But you don’t have to settle for boring. Painting your dining room is a cheap, quick and easy way to spruce up your house for the summer. Choose pastel colors for the most summery effect.


Repair Your Roof


No matter how good your house looks on the inside, if it isn’t looking its best on the outside, it’ll look drab and uninviting. It’s a good idea, therefore, to use residential services to sort out those hard-to-reach places, like the roof. Having your roof tiles cleaned and replaced will make an enormous difference to the appearance of your home, helping the insides to match the outside.


Replace All Your Door Knobs


Regular door knobs are bland and boring. They’re not in the slightest bit reminiscent of summer. But they’re also something that is really easy to change. You can get all kinds of doorknobs, but patterned is the best. Grab a screwdriver and undo all of the screws from your existing knob to remove it from the door. Leave the metal chuck in the middle and thread the new handle over the top of it and screw it into place. This is a five-minute job, but it can help make a door look brand new.


Add Colorful Towels To The Bathroom


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White towels are great if you want a hotel feel, but if you’re going for something a bit more homely, then you can’t go wrong with colorful towels in the bathroom. Colorful towels immediately give you that summer feeling – as if you’re lounging beside a pool in a far away land.


Add A Dash Of Yellow

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Want to add some sunshine to your home? What better way to do it than by adding a touch of yellow? If you want to spruce up the exterior of your home, you could paint your front door a bright yellow. Or, if you want to liven up the interior, you could introduce a yellow stool or lamp.



Contemporary Comfort; The 4 Best Ways

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Contemporary styling is what most people wish to achieve with their houses nowadays, but with the advent of technology and the increasingly popular use of metal within homes, it can be difficult to know how to combine comfort with contemporary interior decor styles! Metal and greyscale paint doesn’t seem very comforting, but it can be with these 4 ways! Read more


Love Nests: Home Design Ideas For Young Couples


Many couples look forward to the moment when they purchase a home for the first time. Most people won’t have children by that point, and so they want to create the perfect love nest. There are some ideas below that could help all young couples to get the best results. Still, it all comes down to individual tastes. For that reason, it’s wise to customize and personalize the suggestions in this post. If people do that, they should have no trouble creating something unique and stunning. Read more


3 Ways To Breathe Life Back Into Your Garden

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From time to time, we all get bored of our gardens. What we once used to look at with pride and excitement because it was new and we had put a lot of work into it now doesn’t have the same effect, and we see the same old garden everyday. But worry not! There are ways to revitalize your garden if it’s in dire need of a helping hand, so here are the top 3 ways to breathe life back into you garden! Read more


Is Your Home As Safe As It Can Be?


Safety isn’t something we all seem to consciously think about. Of course, we all want to make sure that we are safe in life, and that we’re not vulnerable to being attacked or burgled, but it’s not always the one thing that we think of when it comes to planning a happy home. But it should be. When you’re looking at remodeling your home, moving house, or are just interesting in ways to make your home feel comfortable, always think about safety first. And if you want to make sure that you’re covering off all the important bases, you should make sure that you consider the below ideas. Read more


What are GFCI Outlets?


What are GFCI Outlets?


Over the last 45 years, GFCI outlets have saved lives and prevented countless dangerous scenarios. These are ground-fault circuit interrupters and they are a way to control the electrical output of an outlet. The GFCI outlets are one of the greatest inventions in home safety over the last 50 years. When electrical levels get too high the electricity tries to ground itself and it can jump into people to get grounded. Read more


Two Become One: Tips To Master The First Year Of Cohabiting


Successful relationships encounter various landmarks throughout the months and years. On the list of importance, moving in together is second only to having children. Some people may argue that marriage is the bigger commitment. But that doesn’t change your daily lives in the same way that cohabiting inevitable will. Read more


Keeping Your Garden Pet-Safe


You likely put a lot of time and effort into landscaping and maintaining your garden. You fill it with beautiful plants, trees and shrubbery so that it can be a place of serenity where you go to relax and sip a cool drink at the end of a long day. Any gardener worth their salt has a responsibility to keep their garden healthy and well-maintained so that it can grow. But pet owners have a whole other level of responsibility, the difficult balance between keeping your garden beautiful and keeping it safe for our furry friends. Read more