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A Great Guide To Refurbishing the Exterior of Your Home

A Great Guide To Refurbishing the Exterior of Your Home

Have you been thinking about making over the exterior of your home? If so, you may need a little help knowing where to begin. If this is to be an all-encompassing project, there are a lot of components to take into consideration. It may seem like an overwhelming task to think things through to the degree necessary, but you really ought not make haste with any of this until you’ve at the very least thought about what each will entail, what should be accomplished in what order, and how cohesive the finished product will be. Getting the Gestalt Picture If you’re totally scrapping the current look of your house, you might want to draw...

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9 Easy to Change Home Decorating Mistakes

Small changes that you can make in your home decorating can lead to a much more satisfying home environment. Almost everyone has been guilty of one or more of these at some point in their home decorating. However, learning to recognize these “big” mistakes can lead to a much more put-together look. 1. Too Many Photos You don’t need to display every family picture that you’ve taken for the world to see. Most people aren’t even interested in your pictures of the bird that visits your patio or every smile your baby makes. Consider framing just a few of your best and favorites for sitting or hanging and put the rest in a digital...

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DIY Door Installation: How to Go About It?

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Over the past few years, there has been a perpetual growth in crime and violent incidents. Every day we have reports of violent incidents taking place around us. Most such untoward incidents are an...

Greener Homes: Tips for Going Green

Greener Homes: Tips for Going Green

Nowadays, energy efficiency is at the forefront of the minds of many when it comes to buying home appliances. Whether you have just bought a new house, or are just looking to update your existing home with green friendly energy features, the following five energy efficient tips are ideal for any householder looking to do their part for the environment. 1. Roof insulation Investing in the right roof insulation can prevent a significant amount of heat from entering your roof and as a result, your home can enjoy cooler temperatures in summer and warmer temperatures in winter. Aside from minimising your energy output, the benefits of going g...

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How to Save Money by Hiring an Architect

So you’re thinking of building a new property, you’re thinking “I’ve got experience, I can do this.” Or maybe you’re considering adding an extension to your current home, and you say to yourself “This isn’t a big job, I don’t need an architect.” You’re thinking you can save money by simply not hiring one. I’m here to tell you that’s not the case. You are almost guaranteed to save money on building your project if you hire an architect – and that’s including his or her fees! Read on to find out how… The Costs First and foremost, you’ll want to know how much you’re going to pay. Traditionally, ...

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What The Future Kitchen Will Be Like?

What The Future Kitchen Will Be Like?

With technology moving at such a fast pace within a multitude of spheres spanning nearly every area of everyday life, it wasn’t long before the digital age was reflected more within the appliances we use in the home. This has prompted the question concerning the kitchen of the future and what we should be expecting in the next couple of years. well, for the more technologically persuaded it would seem the kitchen of the future is already here. Network-ready appliances seem to be the ones causing the biggest stir, one of the biggest examples being the lg smart fridge. its cutting edge design will include features such as LCD touchsc...

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How To Make Your Flat Look And Feel Bigger

How To Make Your Flat Look And Feel Bigger

One of the biggest challenges of interior decoration is to make a small space look bigger, whether it's just one room, or an entire apartment. Space is an expensive business in today's property market but a cluttered living area can be frustrating and not the most comfortable of places to come home to. Fortunately, there are plenty of simple tips that can create the illusion of extra space without having to get the builders in. Utilise the Light It's generally well-known that paler colours can enlarge a room before your very eyes, so as a first step, always choose a light or neutral shade as the main colour for your walls. Light is al...

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The Old Brutalism: A Beton Brut Style That’s Hard To Forget

There are many people who would argue that after WWII, especially in North America, architecture took a depressing turn. One in which design became simplified, where beauty and any resemblance of elegance was replaced with a blocky, rough appearance, often allowing exposed structural materials to take center stage in style. Most were little more than brutally omnipotent and oppressively styled structures. Buildings that could easily be associated with and fit into George Orwell’s novel 1984, where images of big brother would be strewn across their sides. The term Brutalism was coined from the French word “beton brut” which mean...

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Go Green with Energy Efficient Lights

Go Green with Energy Efficient Lights

There is no doubt in the fact that saving energy resources has become one of the most crucial aspects in today’s world. Well, with the advancements made in the field of technology, various new methods have been introduced, which can play a substantial role in reducing energy consumption at each and every terrain. One of the largest areas that need immediate attention is to find out an ultimate energy efficient lighting solution. Whether, it is about lighting up your homes or a street, it is very important to use electricity in an optimum manner. This is when eco-friendly lighting schemes come into play. These go green lighting tech...

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5 Bedroom Theme Ideas

5 Bedroom Theme Ideas

The bedroom and what you would like it to be in your home is a very personal affair, and so it is only natural that what you do in your bedroom will dictate what kind of theme is a good idea for you. A themed bedroom is a bedroom that has been carefully thought through to make sure that your night times are exactly as you want them to be. And being the only room in the house that is guaranteed to be your little secret, away from the eyes of any guests and visitors, here are some ideas to theme your bedroom to make sure you are getting what you want out of it. 1. Peace If your bedroom is your personal sanctuary where you seek peace,...

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External Awnings – a Fashionable Addition to Any House

External awnings are generally not considered good for styling. Particularly in the old fashioned houses, they are considered to be rusty and often eyesores that cannot be used. However, in recent times both the use and look of the external awnings have undergone a lot of developments. The materials are now much more improved and a lot of importance is being given on the designs. The external awnings of today can certainly be a very stylish addition to all types of home. Besides being stylish, they also take care of the practical aspects too. It is never true that in order to protect some areas of the house you will need to compromis...

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