Monthly Archives: January 2018

18Jan/18
Home Renovations

Home Renovations Using Surplus Building Materials

Renovating a home can be costly and sometimes the need for materials is specific. It can be difficult to find some items. But if the designer and homeowner are creative, there are ways to source unique materials and even find materials that are scarce.

You can pick up bits and pieces, and small lots of surplus building materials of good quality at a fraction of the cost. This is a boon to homeowners renovating their homes on a budget. Continue reading

13Jan/18
Eco-friendly

Making Your Home Beautiful While Keeping It Eco-friendly

Sometimes home refurbishment can be a daunting task, especially while you try to keep things under budget or if this is the first time you planned for a project like this. However, it isn’t exactly undoable and there are a lot of things you can do to make the task incredibly easy. In fact, you can even choose eco-friendly materials and methods while giving your home that much needed makeover. Here are some tips to get you started:

  1. Get professional help and plan ahead. If this is your first time trying to renovate and refurbish your home it would be wise to consult a professional and ask for tips and pointers, or even hire him to lead the project if you have enough money to hire him. If you don’t have the cash to consult a pro, there are sites and videos on the Internet that have professionals doing tutorials and giving tips on different styles and designs, including how to pick low cost decorating supplies and apply them.
  1. Do not be afraid to spend a bit more. Keeping your project under budget is good, but there are times when you have to spend a bit more for extra purchases, especially when it comes to the necessary materials and items you need for this project. What you should be avoiding however is unnecessary extra expenses. Avoid making changes to your plans while the project is going on. If it is possible, try to balance out the price and quality of the materials you’ll be needing.
  2. Eco-friendly materials. Choosing eco-friendly and energy-saving home furnishing materials or items for the lights and the bathroom will benefit you in the long run, so choose these items as much as you can. Some of it might be slightly more expensive than ordinary lights or toilets but you’ll get your money back and more after a while.
  1. Using innovative materials. Some materials have special properties that can help you reduce the need for future cleaning materials. Using these new materials will help you make your home eco-friendlier and reduce future costs for cleaning materials. Many of these materials are quite common and cheap and it only takes your imagination to incorporate them into your project.

Finally, before starting the project, check everything once more to see if all the expenses fall within your budget. And remember to stick to the budget as much as possible when the project begins. Also, if there are surpluses, it would be wise to sell them, rather than keep them, if you don’t have a good place to store them. This way, you’ll also get some of your money back that you can use to start saving up for your next project.

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07Jan/18
Eco-Friendly Bathrooms

5 Ideas for Eco-Friendly Bathrooms

If you were thinking of going green, your bathroom is one of the best places to start. Even though it is probably the smallest room in your home, it still consumes a lot of resources. Luckily, you can lower your impact on the environment by reducing the usage of water and energy, choosing more eco-friendly materials, and using more natural cleaning products. So, if you interested in making your bathroom more green, here are five things you should keep in mind. Continue reading

05Jan/18
Countertop Clean

Keeping a Stone Countertop Clean and Mould-Free

Kitchen countertops made of stone such as granite or marble are a sight to see. They possess their own characteristics that give life to an otherwise boring kitchen. These countertops can be of different colours, designs and shapes. But just like any other kitchen component, you have to keep them squeaky clean, as they serve as counters for food – both raw and cooked. If you have either a marble or granite countertop, here are some tips on how to maintain its cleanliness.
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03Jan/18
buying_house

7 Factors to Consider Before Buying a House

Housing is the biggest investment that we generally make in life, so we have to take into account a number of factors to make the right purchase. It is common for experts to recommend doing the calculations of the monthly mortgage payment or comparing the mortgage offers that are currently available on the market, but there is more to purchasing a house than simply the mortgage aspect.

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