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Landscape Ideas for Homeowners on a Budget

If you’ve recently purchased a new home, you know that you’ll want to do everything that you can to make it your castle. However, if you’re limited on funds, you may be wondering what you can do with your overgrown lot. The following landscape ideas are for Homeowners on a tight budget. Implement a Plan Before you begin to plant shrubs, bushes, trees and flowers, you want to come up with the right plan. If you’re trying to achieve a stunning outdoor space come spring, you need to find Read more [...]
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Before You DIY, Learn the FYI

Young or old, big or small, frenzied or relaxed – at some point, every person and every personality type is going to get the itch to do a DIY project. And that’s a good thing! Learning through personal experience is the best teacher that you can get. That said, before you actually grab that chainsaw, there are a few steps you should take. Four corridors of thought include – start by learning about the basics, practice with your tools before you use them on a project, always try a smaller Read more [...]
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Five Things to Consider When House Hunting

Looking for a new house can bring up a range of emotions in potential homebuyers. It is exciting to check out new places and imagine yourself starting a life there, but it can also be stressful to make such an important decision that involves so much money. Fortunately, we have put together a list of a few things you should keep in mind during the house hunting process. 1. Work with someone you can trust. Buying a home is a big deal, so it is important to surround yourself with professionals that Read more [...]
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How to Set Up an Attractive Chicken Coop in Your Garden

A chicken coop is a great addition to your garden if you want to get free, fresh eggs every day, you enjoy the company of chickens (they really do make great pets), or you want a little extra help with pest control. But a standard chicken coop may not be attractive enough for your needs. Thankfully, there are many ways to set up an attractive coop that will keep your chickens safe and comfortable and keep your garden looking beautiful too. Continue reading for a few tips. The Right Siding and Accessories First Read more [...]
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Three Options To Heating Your Home Efficiently

Depending on your location, heating can be a vital part of you and your family’s survival.  People die every year from insufficient heating in their homes.  Don’t fall victim to this fate.  There are many different methods to obtaining that perfect temperature.  Gas furnaces, electric HVAC systems, and wood-burning fireplaces are just a few options in home heating.     Gas Furnace   Using natural gas in your furnace is a cost efficient way to heat your home, but you must be Read more [...]
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Do I Need a Heat Pump or an Air Conditioner?

You are probably aware that some people choose to use heat pumps instead of furnaces to heat their homes. But, did you know that people can also use heat pumps to cool their homes instead of having an air conditioning system? There are pros and cons for both heat pumps and air conditioners, and the debate over which system to use rages on.   How Do Heat Pumps Work?   In climates that don’t have extreme temperatures shifts, heat pumps are an energy-efficient alternative for homeowners Read more [...]
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Tips for Designing Your Home to Avoid Baby-Proofing

When bringing children into a home, making the environment safe for them is of the utmost importance. Because of this, many people spend hours and hundreds of dollars working to baby-proof their homes before they bring in any little ones. However, if you’ve worked hard to design and decorate your home to your liking before you had children, you may find that making changes to accommodate a child won’t keep the coherent look you’ve mastered. To avoid this problem, consider designing your home Read more [...]
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Safety Reminders for Home Improvement Projects

“Safety shmafety” says the one-eyed home improvement expert. Who also has a wooden leg. And is missing three fingers. Yes, home improvement is fun, and yes it can be done both professionally and independently, but especially if you’re doing it on your own, you must keep your safety in mind! How many accident reports do you need to read before the light bulb comes on and you think ‘hey, I sure don’t want to end up on that list …’ And it doesn’t really matter what type of project you’re Read more [...]
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Reclaiming your family from their screens

It’s becoming an increasingly common sight amongst families – everyone’s sat around the dinner table or in the living room or even when you’re out and about and eyes are glued to a screen. Mum and dad may be glued to the TV screen, whilst children are more than likely staring intently at a phone, tablet or computer game. This is modern life and there’s little chance of it stopping unfortunately. However, it’s still important to make the effort to drag everyone away from screens every Read more [...]
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How to Declutter Your Bathroom

Bathrooms are areas in your home that can build up a lot of clutter. They are busy rooms, and accommodate a wide variety of grooming tasks for everyone who lives in your household. It may also be where you keep your laundry basket and sort out the washing. As the minimalist look is fashionable in homes, the last thing homeowners want is a cluttered bathroom. Below are tips on how to declutter your bathroom with a few easy steps. Make sure you have enough storage Storage space is vital in your Read more [...]