easy care plants
Garden Landscaping Blog

4 easy-care plants that will improve your home

February 22, 2017 David Best
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Indoor and outdoor plants are a cheap and easy to way to bring a little nature into your home and in turn make your home life that much better. Whether it’s the relaxation that comes with watering and tending a backyard garden, or that little bit of green colour from a small house-plant contrasting with the off-white hues of cement and mortar, plants can improve your home in more ways than you might immediately think.

The downside is, of course, the maintenance that is often involved in keeping plants healthy, which can put some people off when it comes to investing in them.… continue reading

Kitchen tap
Home Improvement Blog

Kitchen Tap: Making the Right Choice

February 15, 2017 Lillian Conners

When it comes to kitchen taps, most people’s first and only association will be their basic function – to dispense hot and cold water so you can wash your hands, food, or dishes. However, interior designers go beyond that and that’s how making the right choice becomes harder. You can choose from many styles, materials, finishes, etc. and it’s completely understandable if it becomes somewhat overwhelming. So, here’s a nifty guide to kitchen tap choices.

Handle the handle

The first thing to consider is handles on a tap. You can choose amongst single and double-handed but now there are fancy, contemporary taps that operate hands-free, so the choice becomes tougher.… continue reading

Home emergency maintenance
Home Safety Blog

Home Emergency Maintenance: How to tackle Urgent Situations?

February 15, 2017 Chloe Taylor

Apart from ordinary daily chores, we are sometimes faced with unpredictable and emergency situations in our abodes. Then, regular maintenance tips prove to be futile, which leaves many people at their wit’s end. Fortunately, knowing how to proceed in the wake of such a problem can save nerves, money, and ultimately the lives of people living there. The disasters need to be met head-on, without panic: You have to make informed decisions and take effective action.

Electrical hassle

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The first emergency case on the list is electricity going down.… continue reading

Home Life Changing Upgrades
Home Improvement Blog

6 Simple Home Upgrades That Make Your Life Easier

January 15, 2017 Chloe Taylor

Upgrading your home doesn’t have to cost you a lot of money if you’re still not up for some serious renovations. Actually, simpler and less expensive gadgets as well as certain tweaks and crafts here and there can surely improve your general lifestyle. All of the following investments are pretty budget-friendly and some can help you save money in the long run as well.

1. Reduce the flow

The amount of water you spend every month will reflect on your bills. In addition, wasting water uncontrollably is far from sustainable living that our planet needs.… continue reading

energy efficient appliance
Home Improvement Blog

Smart Ways to Prevent Unreasonably High Utility Bills

January 15, 2017 Lillian Conners

Regardless of your lifestyle, season, or the climate you live in, you’ll probably spend a big part of your paycheck on utility bills. Whether it’s heating, cooling, cooking, or washing your clothes – it all costs a lot. Luckily, there are a few more or less affordable things you can do to prevent this and only pay for what you actually spend.

Update your appliances

Let’s start with the biggest investment – switching from your old appliances to energy efficient ones, approved by Energy Star standards. The finance experts claim it’s an investment that should pay off in a few years but it still is a major step.… continue reading

hottest flooring trends 2017
Carpets & Flooring Blog

The hottest flooring trends for 2017

January 15, 2017 David Best

Trends matter – even when it comes to the humble floor. In the world of interior design, whether you’re planning your next house extensions or you’re just refreshing your existing layout, it’s important not to forget about the floor. It might seem less significant than furnishings, layout and décor, but the floor is the basis of your entire interior decorating theme.

Having said that, there are so many choices – and you want to be up-to-date. For decades homeowners have had the options of hardwood flooring, carpets, tiles and vinyl floors available.… continue reading

creative workspace
Painting & Decorating Blog

5 Tips for a More Beautiful and Functional Home Office

January 15, 2017 Lana Hawkins

Working from home sounds like a dream come true, but only if you have a proper home office. Having the option of staying in your pajamas, underwear or favourite T-shirt all day long instead of putting on a suit is useless if you don’t have a desk and a chair where you can work. The good thing with a home office is that you can decorate it any way you like, making it truly your own. If you need help with this process, here are a few tips how to reach a more functional home office.… continue reading

Secure Home
Home Safety Blog

How safe and secure is your Home?

December 13, 2016 Chloe Taylor

People spend a great deal of time preoccupying themselves with matters of aesthetics and comfort, neglecting one thing that should be a top priority. Even when they consider safety, homeowners think in terms of crime and burglary.

Well, sorry to break it to you, but this is only the tip of the iceberg. Home is the place where most accidents and injuries tend to occur, including those with the fatal outcome. There are many dangers that lurk in the living environment, and the best way to deal with them is to take precautions.… continue reading

En Suite Bathroom Design
Home Improvement Blog

En Suite Bathroom Design Considerations

December 12, 2016 Lillian Conners

Today, more and more people are deciding to add an en suite bathroom to their homes. This doesn’t come as much of a surprise since there are many benefits. First of all, if you have kids, you know how difficult it can be to wait for your turn to take a shower. But with an ensuite, you will be able to hop into your private shower straight from your bed. Not only this, but an en suite bathroom will make your home more suitable for having guests and increase its value.… continue reading

home alarm system protects family
Home Safety Blog

5 ways a home alarm system can protect your family

December 11, 2016 David Best

When it comes to protecting our families, our possessions, and our precious pets, it’s important to choose the best options. Installing a home alarm system can keep your family safe from several threats and give you peace of mind.

1. Secure your possessions

Buying home owner’s insurance is one step towards protecting your valuable belongings. But the payout doesn’t entirely make up for the inconvenience and heartache of having to replace your favourite things. A home alarm system can prevent them from being stolen in the first place.

When you advertise the fact that you have a home alarm system, it deters potential burglars before they even attempt to enter your home.… continue reading

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