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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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Little Touches To Turn Your House Into The Haven You Deserve

 

Your home is your pride and joy, and when you come home at the end of a long day you just want to relax and enjoy all of the hard work that you have put into it. It’s understandable to want to put in as much effort and work as possible into your home so that you can enjoy all of it on days off and downtime. Ever been stuck in a position where you’re not quite sure how to improve the work you’ve already done? No worries, here’s some little touches you can make to turn your house into the haven you deserve. Read more


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What To Include In Your Kid’s Bedroom

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When you are renovating or redecorating your kid’s bedroom, you might not be certain about what should be included in the room. A lot of it will be obvious, but what style, design or type of thing might be less obvious. Anyway, here are three things that you should include in your kid’s bedroom. Read more


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Finding the Perfect Balance Between Life and Working from Home

 

We all want to have a life outside of our careers, however, finding that balance between the two can be very challenging. Most people work an average of 45 hours a week and some 50+ hours. Not many people take personal time off and those that get vacations only use a week once a year. Sometimes working in an office outside the home, you may end up taking some work home with you and not having a lot of personal time for yourself. It is always important to give yourself some space between working whether it be from home or in the office as it is essential for us to be healthy. Overworking yourself damages us psychically and mentally. The mind needs time to regain focus which helps you to become more productive with work. Read more


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Your Home Isn’t Invincible. Protect It

 

Your home is going to be one of your most prized possessions, but it really isn’t invincible. There’s so many things that can go wrong with it at any time, most of them really are going to be out of your control. Yet many people take owning a nice home for granted. They abuse the privilege slightly, then when something does happen they’re completely not prepared for picking up the pieces. If this sounds like you, this article is here to change your view on your house, and what you can do to make sure it is protected. Read more


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Tips on Finding the Perfect House

Time has come and you want to purchase your own home. You want to find that perfect house for you and your family but unsure what is perfect and if perfect exists. I know that people may say that no home is perfect, however, I do think you can get close and as long as you think it is than it is perfect for you. Purchasing a house is a huge investment and I do not say that lightly as this will be your home most likely for 10+ years. My parents purchased their home in 1976 and my mom still owns it today. I am going to give you some tips on what to look out for to help you get started to finding your perfect home. Read more


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Preparing Your Garden for the Toughest Winter Months

 

Winter is well and truly upon us, and if you wanted to prepare your garden for it then you should have already done so by now. But, if you haven’t done so then all is not yet lost. Yes, because we have not yet entered the toughest winter months — you know, the ones where it is that cold that daily life becomes a chore— there is still hope. But, you’re going to have to move quickly if you want to truly prepare your garden for these months because they are looming. And, if you want to prepare your garden in this way then make sure to take heed of the advice below, too. Read more


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Your Home’s Exterior To-Do List For 2018

 

With the holidays here; the last thing you might be thinking about is the maintenance of the exterior of your house. However, if you’ve noticed a few issues when you’ve been stringing up the festive lights; it could be time to write a different kind of list, and plan what you need to do during the new year. Minor issues on the outside of your home can escalate to major problems, especially in various weather conditions. If the problems on your home’s exterior aren’t dealt with as soon as possible; they can begin to creep into your interior space and bring those issues inside the home. Therefore it’s crucial that you make a thorough list of all the jobs that need doing so that you have a comfortable and functioning household during 2018. Read more


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Renovation That Can Reveal Your Home’s Potential

 

You might look around your home and sigh because there’s not as much space as there used to be or it’s not in as good a shape as it used to be. You had children and, as your family grew, your home struggled to cope with the overload; the more people and possessions there are in a household, the smaller it feels. And let’s not forget that all those kids (in fact, one kid is enough) crashing about the house are bound to do some damage. Read more


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