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Small space design

Living in a small apartment or house usually makes you think about crowded areas with limited design choices and not enough room to turn around. However, it doesn’t necessarily have to be this way; especially if you have the right approach and creative ideas. You shouldn’t despair. Think of different ways to make the most out of small spaces and make them cosy and stylish. Here are some tips on how to combine functionality and style to create your little heaven.

Small Living Rooms

If you spend most of your time in your living room you must make it as comfortable as possible, which means no useless items!… continue reading

Master Lock’s Bluetooth-enabled padlock

If you’re wondering where to start with adequate home protection, begin with the entrance to your home. There are many ways to burglarproof your doors and they are all equally important so don’t neglect the necessary steps needed for your own peace of mind.

Choose the right material

Not all materials are the same. Therefore, you have to be very careful when choosing the doors and consider your own needs and budget options. Basically, you can choose between sturdy wood, metal, fiberglass and steel. All these materials have their own advantages and disadvantages so make sure to do your research, analyze the possibilities and ask for help if necessary in order to settle with the right material for your home entrance.… continue reading

Hot Water Cold

So it’s been a long day at work, the kids have been shouting at you, and you’ve even run out of coffee. Worst case scenario. But it’s all about to get better – in a steaming hot shower or bath. Thank your lucky stars your hot water system is always there for you.

But when you really need hot water the most is usually when it goes bang. It might even say farewell with a friendly little flood. So if you don’t want to spend too many days easing your stress under a torrent of freezing cold water, you’ll want to replace that bung hot water system pretty smartly.… continue reading

Home Security Innovations

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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

Living Room Lightning

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

Leave behind moving stress

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

Add a room above the garage

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

chill lounge area

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

bed mattress

“Sleep is the golden chain that binds health and our bodies together”
– Thomas Dekker Source: elledecor.com

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

Landscaping on a budget

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