24Apr/18
pet owner

Top Ways to Keep Fleas and Ticks Out of Your Home

Pet owners and outdoor enthusiasts are not the only people who need to worry about flea and tick infestations. Both of these parasitical, disease-spreading pests inhabit lawns with low and high grasses and garden spots as well. Ticks also don’t need a forest to thrive. People and pets can bring ticks into homes and workplaces from contact with them on porches or wood piles and by merely walking beneath a single tree that has an active infestation.
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17Apr/18
Home Automation

Understanding Smart Heating and Home Automation

Home automation allows you to be in control of all electronic devices at home. This includes other accessories and appliances. It helps you feel more confident when you leave home since you are still in control of everything you leave behind. This is useful especially if there are emergency situations. A problem can be easily averted since you have control. You may also ask for help once you have received alarms or notifications. Once you have got used to it, you won’t have a hard time at all.
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25Mar/18
wardrobe

The Top Advantages of Bespoke Wardrobes You should Know about

Bespoke wardrobes have easily become a more popular alternative to traditional wardrobes or store-bought cabinets or wardrobes that are, realistically speaking, not really suited to many of our needs when it comes closet space and organisation. With a bespoke wardrobe, you can have a wardrobe of your choosing, a wardrobe that fits your precise requirements. But what exactly can you expect from a bespoke wardrobe, and what are its top advantages? Let’s find out.
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22Feb/18
wet-room

Reasons to Install a Wet Room

You must have come across the term wet room a lot while searching for bathroom renovation ideas. It sounds cool but you are not really sure what this term means. A wet room is basically an enclosure for walk-in showers. You can say, it is a separate section for showers but the thing that is specific to wet rooms is the waterproof walls and floor. In addition, there are other benefits of wet rooms as well. If you want to renovate your bathroom and give it a modern look, then a wet room is a great idea.
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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