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Landscaping property value

People trying to sell their homes often look for any way possible to increase the property value. Kitchen and bathroom remodelling, as well as painting and depersonalizing the space are safe bets. However, sometimes, even doing these things won’t get you exactly where you want to be. As a last resort, people often turn to improving their exterior and landscaping in particular. Still, this poses yet another question: does landscaping really increase one’s property value? Let’s find out.

Good First Impression

For starters, you can never get a second chance to make a good first impression.… continue reading

Bathroom remodelling

Bathroom is the most personal room in one’s house, so there’s no doubt it should be designed according to the needs and desires of the members of household. If you’re living in an old house or if you have just moved into a new one where you couldn’t possibly have had a say in the design decision, you’ll probably want to remodel the bathroom to adapt it to your wishes and habits. Still, renewing the bathroom is much more than deciding and working – there are so many other considerations in between.… continue reading

easy garden tips

With your busy lifestyle, it can often be the case that when it comes to home improvement, the little spare time and energy you do have is put in behind closed doors – to the detriment of your garden.

But your garden is your own slice of paradise, and just because you’re pressed for time doesn’t mean garden landscaping should be put to pasture.

Here are some effective, easy garden tips to breathe new life into your personal paradise without breaking the bank.

1. Keep your lawn beautiful

A beautiful lawn is possible without doting on it day and night – you just need the right advice.… continue reading

Perfect Garden Fence

So for whatever reason, you have decided to install a garden fence in your yard or improve your existing fencing solution. It’s just a matter of setting aside a Saturday afternoon, grabbing the materials and a hammer and getting to work, right? Not quite. Like all home improvements, you will need to carefully think it through and plan meticulously so that your vision becomes a reality, so here are some tips.

What’s the purpose of your new garden fence?

The first thing to consider is what precisely you need or want the garden fence for. … continue reading

Faux-Taxidermy

An empty wall is a sign of a house which is not yet turned into a home. Truly, a room without a focus wall can seem rather unappealing, unfinished and sterile. It leaves the impression that it is either a new or a freshly renovated house just waiting to be decorated. Tackling a big blank wall, although necessary, can be a really complicated task, which requires not only a lot of effort, but also imagination and creativity. If you are stuck in the emptiness of your bare walls, do not worry, we will try to get your creative juices flowing with the following ideas, and you will take it from there.… continue reading

Types of Pavers: Concrete Pavers

Choosing pavers for your garden landscaping? Before you go looking at paving patterns it’s important to know the best type of pavers for your purpose, budget and taste. In this post we’ll help you choose the right type of pavers for pools, driveways and paths. Let’s look at the pro’s and con’s of the most common types of pavers, clay, concrete and natural stone.

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Clay Pavers – As Rock Solid as Their Origin

The Romans paved their streets with clay bricks everywhere they went because all they needed was clay soil, water, and sun to dry them. … continue reading

burst colours garden

Gardens are alluring oases that provide healthy food and shelter from everyday stress. They are also inviting green sanctuaries adorned with a rich spectrum of colours. More and more people are migrating to outdoor spaces in pursuit of a rejuvenating pastime, and there is no better decoration than pretty flowers dotted across the landscape. The stunning natural environment ornamented with splashes of colour will leave you and any visitors standing in awe. So, roll up your sleeves and let your green fingers do their magic.

Leave a colourful mark

To assemble a vivid spectacle, it is best to first ponder on specific colours.… continue reading

wood with white walls

People living in the Scandinavian countries are well-known for their taste in interior design. They have come up with magnificent ideas on how to incorporate and maximise the light during the entire year. So, what is it that they do that makes each home in Denmark, Sweden and Norway so light, cosy, minimalistic and stylish? Here are a couple of tips on how to recreate the Scandinavian interior look in your own place with all of its beauty, simplicity and utility.

Colourful or colourless?

White is definitely the new black when it comes to the interior design trends.… continue reading

Downsizing your home

Are you ready for downsizing your home, but not sure where to start? Is clutter driving you crazy? Would you think clearer and work more efficiently if only you could find the space? Here are some top tips that will show you how to downsize successfully – from getting organised, to finding a secure self storage unit, to getting in touch with a reliable moving company.

1. Plan your new home

This is the fun, inspiring bit! Downsizing your home means you get to come up with a brand new interior for every room, if you want to.… continue reading

Landscaping Art Functionality

Most people see landscaping design and garden functionality on two different levels. Ask yourself: Do you want to create a garden which is a work of art meant only to be viewed, or do you want to create an extension to your home that will allow you more comfort and more pleasurable moments in your backyard?

In order to achieve the latter, while considering the aspects of colours, shapes and balance, the design should always go hand in hand with purpose. A retaining wall or a bench can be turned into a work of art, without hindering the functionality of the garden.… continue reading