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Inside to Out – Improve the Flow Between Home & Garden

 

 

When most people consider the design of the inside and outside of their homes, they tend to do it separately. Indoors is the most prominent priority, of course, and once that is finished, you can focus a little more on creating a fantastic garden space. Read more


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Make The Most Of Your Tiny Space

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Let’s face it, just about all of us would like to be able to live somewhere just a little bit bigger. Of course, just because you would like it doesn’t mean that it’s something that’s actually possible. As nice as it would be, most of us are pretty limited in how much space we actually have in our homes. However, just because your home isn’t that big doesn’t mean that you don’t have the chance to make the most of the space that you do have. Here are a few things that you can do to get more out of even the smallest home.

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Luxe up Your Boidoir in 4 Simple Steps

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Your bedroom is the most private space in your home. Your beautiful boudoir should be a place that makes you feel calm and relaxed, a place that welcomes you to unwind and feel at peace.  With all the mayhem circulating our day to day lives it’s so important that our bedrooms feel lovely, laid back and look as sumptuous and luxurious as possible. So with that in mind, here are a few simple tricks to making sure your bedroom feel extra special. 80 Read more


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Keep Your Kitchen Clean With These Upgrades

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Cleaning can be a chore. Fortunately there are many modern kitchen gadgets and features that can take out the elbow grease. Here are a few ways to keep your kitchen clean more easily. Read more


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Smart Home Gadgets to Bring You Into the Modern Age

 

If you don’t already have smart home technology, then you’re missing out. Thanks to smart home hub devices and the appliances they can connect to, we’re getting a glimpse of what the future will hold. We can now use our voice to control everything from the lights to our coffee machines, and the future is only getting brighter with more appliances coming with built-in smart features that can connect to our digital ecosystems. Read more


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Awesomely Creative Ways to Use a Spare Room

 

Many of us have one – a spare room in the house that we don’t do anything with. Maybe it is a bedroom but you don’t often have people over to stay or it is just a dumping ground where boxes and other clutter has started to stack up. So, why not get creative and transform that room into somewhere that you can use and enjoy? If you are looking for a few ideas for what you could do with the space, this guide is here to give you a helping hand.

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: 3 Jobs You Can Do Yourself When Renovating A Fixer Upper

 

There’s nothing more satisfying than purchasing a home that you can put your own stamp on. The wallpaper may be peeling, the dreaded black mold may be emerging from under the window sills, and the swirly beige carpets might have been all the rage back in the ‘70s. Nevertheless, there’s something about this property that you love. You know that you can transform it from a derelict shell into a much-loved family home. As with any fixer-upper, the costs can quickly skyrocket. Take a look at these jobs that you could complete yourself allowing you to get truly immersed in your project as well as saving you some cash. Read more


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The Garden After The Storm

 

Storms are traumatic for everyone. Let’s be honest; they’re frightening. We all love a little rumble of thunder now and again. But, the fun stops when things get more serious. When the forecast predicts bad news, we head for home and fear the worst.

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And, often, nature doesn’t disappoint. As we can see from the horrendous images of Hurricane Harvey’s aftermath on sites like http://www.nationalgeographic.com, nature has the power to floor us. It can ruin our homes, our health, and our happiness. And, it can do so with fairly little effort. Just a few hours of heavy rain and winds are enough to cause untold damage. Read more


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Things To Look For When Buying A New Home

 

Buying a home is an exciting time for anyone that’s never done it before. In your mind the possibilities are endless on what you can do with your new home, and it’s a great feeling to get to that stage in life where you can afford to buy your own property. Before you buy anything, make sure that you’re clued up on what you should be looking for when viewing a property. In this article are going to be some of the things that you should look for when buying a new home.

Price

First and foremost, you will need to set yourself a budget on what you can afford to repay as a mortgage. Even though it would be amazing to move into a mansion for your first home, the repayments would probably cost you more than your monthly income. That is if you could even afford the deposit on the property. Be realistic and speak to a mortgage advisor on how much you could ideally afford and then you will know what kind of property to go for.

 

Another thing that you should be wary of, is that some people tend to put the price of their homes higher than they are worth so that they can make a large profit when it sells. If you find a property that you love, try talking the price down because most people will jump at the chance of a sale.

Layout

An important factor to take into consideration is how the property is laid out. For example, if you have large pieces of furniture that you will be moving into the property, small and oddly shaped rooms won’t be ideal for you to move into. Make sure that when you’re viewing a house you take some measurements of your furniture so that you can imagine where you would put your belongings.

 

Think about whether you’re looking for a home that’s going to be practical as well as a home. For example, if you live in an area that’s prone to flooding, make sure that the home you’re buying is flood proof. Take a look at a modern house plan which would give you an idea on what sort of property you want, especially if you are after a modern house with solar panels, or you’d like to go for a more contemporary look with your home. Read more


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Five Fall Fixes for Your Home

 

Five Fall Fixes for Your Home

 

Many of us get back into the swing of things when fall rolls around. As we gear up for the coming winter, many of us begin to think about the home that keeps us warm. Fall is a great time to take on home improvement projects, as the cooler weather allows for easier work. With a bit of determination and a willingness to get down and dirty, you can make your home both more beautiful and more valuable. Read more


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