They say that home is where the heart is, so you’d better keep it safe, especially since burglary rates are rising throughout the world at an unabated speed. Fortunately, homeowners today no longer have to rely on old-school lock and chain, because the modern technology continues to produce scores of fresh security solutions every year. The 2016 CES brought many cool devices to the market to help real estate owners keep tabs on their nests’ safety, and here are just a few security innovations you can try to keep unexpected visitors off your property.… continue reading
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The living room is the heart of your home – it’s a place where family meets daily and a place to host your friends in a casual atmosphere. So, not only you and your family spend a lot of time in it, it’s also a part of your home your guests get to see the most, so it’s perfectly normal you want to make it cozier and create a welcoming atmosphere. It’s all about the details, so here’s how to make your living room functional yet cozy.
Create a focal point
Rooms without a focal point tend to look incomplete and messy, so decide which object in your living room will be the centerpiece around which all other furniture is arranged.… continue reading
Relationship breakdown, divorce, starting a new job, planning big house extensions – all really stressful, right? Well, according to a study, moving house is even more stressful than that.
However, the average adult will do it five times in their lifetime, and the stress of the situation apparently lasts more than three months. So if you’re about to move, you could probably do with a golden tip: if you can, leave it behind.
That’s right: take the opportunity of moving house as an ideal opportunity to trim down. Because if you don’t need it now, or it’s just too difficult to move, why add to the stress by taking it with you?… continue reading
As the family grows bigger the house becomes tighter on space. That is why a lot of people decide to add another room above the garage. However, this project is not simple and there are plenty of safety measures and adjustments to be made. Consider these steps in order for your addition to be safe and steady.
The Curb Appeal
Over-the-garage additions can greatly affect the curb appeal of your house because they are large and usually face the street. You don’t want it to look bulky and to disturb the symmetry of your home.… continue reading
When choosing an apartment or a house to live in, most people are focused on the “critical” rooms, such as kitchen, bedroom and bathroom. There are no properties without them, since living would be almost impossible otherwise. However, there are some elements that make the places we live in much more enjoyable and inviting. Such features also make it easier for us to call that place our home. One such example is a lounge, or chill-out area.
Although often used to describe a living room, a lounge area is actually something a bit different, something special and something that can provide a sense of calmness, joy and fulfilment.… continue reading
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If we want to be healthy, we must sleep. And if we want to sleep, we must have a sleep-friendly room. Bedrooms are our retreats, where we go to get some rest and gather energy for all the new challenges ahead, and they should be decorated with these functions on mind.
Comfort is the first thing you should strive for when designing your bedroom, but you should also make it feel relaxing and soothing.… continue reading
Our gardens are, more often than not, the last item on the list of household duties we need to do. If your garden is huge, the scale of the project can be intimidating, whilst small backyards pose the overwhelming pressure of maximising the space when you have very little to begin with.
Regardless of the size of the project, landscaping a backyard involves a cost, and when you have to repair a leaky roof or fix a mould problem, not much is left over for your garden. However, it is possible to transform your garden into a space that you can be proud of, without the expense.… continue reading
One of the most exciting things about owning a property is seeing its value increase over time. Whether you are looking to up your property value before selling, or just wishing to improve your home, a house extension is a worthy investment.
As a matter of fact, The Guardian recently found that a house extension can add up to 20% to your overall property value.
Alongside this, house extensions will improve your everyday home life. Whether you struggle with enough space for all of your belongings, or the kids constantly bicker about having to share a room, a house extension could provide the solution that you’ve been looking for.… continue reading
As we’re slowly wrapping up the 2016, we are logically starting to wonder what 2017 has in store for us. Well, from where we are standing, it will not be a dull year, especially when it comes to home innovations. From new and unbelievable interior design trend to smart and connected appliances, the following year will make our homes better and more prepared for the future. It would be impossible to name all the things on the horizon, but here are a few home innovations you will most definitely love.
The Age or 4K TV Has Arrived
We have been hearing about it for years, but most of us could never afford it before – the TV with resolution so high that you can see pores on Thumbelina’s face.… continue reading
Are you thinking of upgrading your bathroom? Perhaps you’re considering moving house and want to add some value to your home, or maybe your bathroom is so outdated it’s simply getting on your nerves. Whatever the reason for the home improvement, we’ve come up with some helpful DIY tips to ensure you get the bathroom you’re after.
Improving your toilet
Plastic toilets can look cheap, and sometimes, if you’ve bought a home off the plan, it might be a plastic toilet that comes as standard. Spend a bit of money on a ceramic model and you can create a modern touch to your newly renovated bathroom in no time at all.… continue reading