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
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
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
When you move to a new house, you spend an awful lot of money. It’s not just the cost of packing the boxes, it’s hiring the movers, hiring cleaners to do thoroughly clean the house, it’s the deposit and first month of rent if you’re renting – the list goes on. A house move is not a cheap endeavour and if you’re moving to an unfurnished property, you face the bigger challenge of finding the money to furnish the house. Read more
If you packed off and moved to the urban jungle you can sometimes be left a little starved of green. Whilst it is brilliant living at the heart of the action with your finger on the pulse and a social life to make all your friends jealous, you might be missing out on something special. A little piece of earth to call your own.
It’s always exciting to put pen to paper, grab the keys, and move into a new home. However, it’s very rarely the case that we’re able to move in and be more or less completely happy with what we’ve bought. And that makes sense, because it’s unlikely that the previous owners were capable of knowing what our dream home would be! In many ways, getting the keys is just the first of many steps to getting the property we want. Before then, we have to eradicate problems and find out what we’re going to change the home to – and how we’re going to do it. But don’t worry – the dream house will materialise eventually! Read more
Spring is in the air… everywhere you look around? Okay, not entirely. But it won’t be long! Already, spring flowers are cropping up. The cold weather is lifting. A little… The point is, spring will be here before we know it! So, it’s that time when you need to start thinking about shuffling your home for the seasons. Spring is the time for rebirth and starting again after a long cold winter. That’s why it’s the perfect time to spruce your home and garden.
There will be one house that you will consider as your forever home. If you’re not there yet, you’ll get there eventually; it is the house that you know you will never leave. This can be quite the disenchanting thought for those who don’t think they’ve gotten to that stage yet, but it could just be that you haven’t fallen in love enough with your home to warrant such a strong emotion. Read more
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It can be hard managing household costs, along with all the other responsibilities we have in life. No one loves to pay the bills, but there are many efficient ways to cut down on your overall household expenses. You just have to know the shortcuts. Read on if you want to find out how to cut the costs and have more cash saved for that rainy day.
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Things to keep in mind when hiring landscape contractors
There is a fair amount of misunderstanding going around when it comes to landscape contractors. A lot depends on the scale of their business or their particular field of expertise. This is why it can sometimes be challenging or frustrating to hire just the right people you need. Below are some tips that can facilitate this process.