Archive for Home and Garden

Easy Landscaping Tips for Your Yard

 

 

One way to boost your home’s curb appeal and increase its value is to create an eye-catching yard. Whether you are a beginner or a pro in landscaping, these tips will provide great insight for homeowners and landscapers looking to get started in creating a beautiful yard.   Read more


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Are Real Estate Agent Commissions Too High and What are the Alternatives?

 

We all know that you are going to be charged a handsome amount by real estate agents for selling your home or helping you find a home. The amount most of the real estate agents ask for is too high for a normal person to bare. Previously, real estate agents were the sole means for getting a lot of information about a particular property in a particular locality; however, things have drastically changed now that the use of internet has become mainstream. You can now get any information about any property whatsoever with a simple Google search. Read more


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Tips on Moving to a Different State

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Moving home can be stressful no matter where you are moving. Nevertheless, if you are moving out of state, it naturally becomes even more challenging. After all, if you do not plan your move to perfection, it could mean several trips, which no one wants to make. With that in mind, read on to discover some useful tips that can make your move to a new state a lot easier… Read more


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8 Organization Tips for Everyday Life

 

 

The best part about being an adult is that we get to decide what to do and how to do it. That means, we can organize our lives however we want and if we want. Yet, we’ve found that people who have organizational skills do seem to have a less hectic time with their day.

 

We focused in on these people and found the 8 best organization tips for everyday life they have for others. From sleeping to working, to money, to fun and to sleeping again, these people seem to have unlocked the mystery of work-life balance and make it look tidy and neat. This is what they have to say: Read more


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A Garden Shed’s Not Just For Gardening

 

Most people think that their garden shed needs to be solely used for gardening. Sure, it makes for a great place where you can store all of your gardening implements and equipment, and you could very easily turn it into a potting shed if you want somewhere dry to sort out all your seedlings.

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A Gorgeous Garden Needs the Perfect Patio!

 

Is your patio looking a little worse for wear? Rotten decking, cracked slabs and tonnes of weeds will never make your garden feel like an inviting space to sit. With spring on the way, why not start thinking of ways you can give it an upgrade, and get ready for some warm weather entertaining?!

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Looking for a Reason to Renovate? Why Not Look at the Outside of Your Home?

 

When we think about improving our homes we often turn to expensive renovations. Even if we know they’re going to cost a tonne of money, it’s still worth the money thanks to all of the assistance we get from expert contractors and the added peace of mind knowing that we have professionals working on our projects instead of our own amateur hands with limited knowledge. The truth is that as much as we love to have renovations done to our home, there will come a point where we simply can’t think of what to change that would be worth the money.

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How To Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

 

If you want your home to be greener or if you just want to use less energy on a daily basis so you can try and do your part for the environment then you have nothing to worry about. There are hundreds of things that you can do to try and make a difference and a lot of them start in your very own home.

 

Thermostat and Heating

 

If you are at work or if you are away from home then one thing that you can do is lower the thermostat for when you are away from home. Even if you just drop the temperature by a couple of degrees, you can actually reduce your bill every month. This is very easy to do and a lot of thermostats give you the chance to put your heating on a timer as well, so you don’t even have to think about doing it when you go to work.

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Compost Pile

 

In your backyard, it helps to have a compost pile. The waste that you have in your compost heap will dispose over time and this can make a great fertiliser for your plants. The reason why this can help you with your energy efficiency is because it lowers the amount of rubbish you produce on a day to day basis. This is very good for the environment and it also means that you are recycling your own waste as well. Read more


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Make Your New House Feel Like A Home As Soon As Possible!

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When you first move house, most people are pretty aware of the fact that they’re probably going to be dealing with a fair amount of stress. Between trying to get all of the financial aspects of the move sorted, to packing pretty much your entire life away into boxes, the whole process can be totally exhausting. And one of the most frustrating things that no one ever thinks about is the fact that you have to do it all over again in reverse when you get to the new house. Most people would much rather just start living in their new house right away. With that in mind, here are some things that you can do to make your new house feel like a home as soon as possible. Read more


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Who Wood Have Known? 7 Advantages To Using Wood In Your Home

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Wood may be one of the oldest materials, but it’s also one of the most reliable. Here are just five advantages to using timber in your home over other materials.

 

Sustainability

 

Harvesting wood does involve having to cut down trees, but nowadays most of this wood comes from renewable sources in which new trees are replanted in order to replace old ones. Compared to the production of wood and plastic, the production of wooden furniture and masonry releases few carbon emissions into the atmosphere. In fact, wood can help tackle climate change by soaking up carbon dioxide. Wood is also easy to recycle and more biodegradable than other materials. Read more


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