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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 [...]
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Reduce the Effects of Junk Mail And Clutter

For many people, on numerous occasions, clutter has become unnervingly prevalent. Clutter defines a mass of random items in stasis and usually branded as useless. It’s easy to recognise but complex in composition - this is partially due to the truism that clutter attracts more clutter. When clutter goes unchallenged, it is largely dealt with in two different ways: unconsciously (in other words, filtered out of perception) or resignedly. In either scenario, negative effects include: stress caused Read more [...]
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Professional and Personal Benefits of Social Interaction In Home Improvement Industries

There are a tremendous number of benefits that come from social interaction over digital realms these days, and that includes the home improvement industry. And in this case, ‘industry’ doesn’t necessarily mean that you belong to a big corporation. You may, in fact, just by a hobbyist. However, when you do home improvement projects on a personal level, you’re still going to be working within the industry, technically. So all things considered, regardless of the size of your involvement in Read more [...]