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  1. Home Efficiency Tips From The Pros

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      For many of us, making sure that our homes remain energy efficient is a top priority. After all, with the rising cost of bills, we need to ensure that we use as little as possible.  But how do you actually make your house more efficient? In this post, we explore some advice from the pros. Steal some of the ideas below for your home.  Add Extra Thick Insulation To Your Attic Most homes have a couple of inches of insulation in the attic. But when researchers did a cost-benefit analysis of insulation thickness versus money saved on heating bills, they found something interesting — the thicker the insulation, the lower the overall cost of running a home (up to a certain...
  2. 5 Telltale Signs You Need a New Bed

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    A new bed or at the very least, a new mattress is essential for your general wellbeing. You need to ensure you get a good night’s sleep and keep your back supported while you do. As we age, back pain and problems become more common so why tempt fate? If you aren’t waking up rested or comfortable, then chances are you need a new bed. Here are some other telltale signs.  You wake up still tired Perhaps you toss and turn during the night or wake up still tired. This could be a sign you’re not sleeping properly in your current bed. Getting a new bed is much easier nowadays, and even with the recent restrictions, you can still ...
  3. 5 Popular Paint Colours To Choose For Your Home Interior

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      The colours we choose for our home interiors make a significant difference in its aesthetics. However, choosing your best colour is not simple as there are a variety of colours and hues, plus decor trends can change a lot over time. Depending on the interior statement you want for your house and home, you may also be required to choose different colours for different rooms. When you buy paints online, you have to choose a colour you love since colours have an impact on the overall mood of your home. Thankfully, there are many gorgeous paint colours that have stood the test of time, that are popular to use again and again over the years. Bringing the outdoors in with green When you are decorating your outdoors...
  4. Instant Improvement: Making Your Home Better In A Couple Of Easy Moves

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    Improving your home can be a challenge when you don’t have much DIY experience. Paying someone else to handle the tasks around your home can cost a small fortune, and many people simply don’t have the resources to cover costs like this. Living with a home you don’t like because you can’t afford to pay someone to work on it should never have to be the case, though. To help you out with this, this post will be exploring some of the easiest ways to add instant improvements to your home. This will be cheap, fast, and won’t force you to learn a new profession in the process. Wall Panels Walls can easily get damaged over time, with many homes slowly turning into a mess. A lot of people don’t...
  5. Low budget outdoor ideas for you to steal

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      There are a lot of things that have changed ever since COVID – 19 unfolded in the country. Jobs have been lost, lives changed, income reduced, and outdoor activities stopped. Travel restrictions, social distancing, educational institutions closing, and hindrance of general activities have sent shock waves around the country.  People are running around to save as much money as they can while their jobs are always at stake. At this point the last thing in your mind would be to spend money towards having a good garden, backyard, or front yard. People either wish to continue with what they have or discard even their basic needs and expenses.  However, having a decent backyard or an outdoor place is not something that you should rule...
  6. 8 Ways To Transform Your Garden For The Summer

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    Transforming your home for a new season is important because each season can be a little different and therefore warrants a fresh look. The same principle applies to your garden. Keeping up with regular maintenance and updates of your garden is important to ensure that it stays in a healthy condition but also is welcoming to look at and enjoy. Here are eight ways to transform your garden for the summer. Give The Outdoor Furniture A Clean Firstly, it’s good to take a look at your outdoor furniture is it’s likely that it hasn’t really been used over the cooler months. A lot of debris can build up and so it’s important to give it a little bit of a clean down so that it’s...
  7. Ways to save money on a home renovation

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    You might have been in your home for over two decades and it may be time to renovate, especially if you are looking to keep your house up-to-date in the home marketplace in the event you will want to sell. Renovation costs can be expensive but there are ways you can save money. If you are wondering how you can pinch pennies on a home remodel, here are some ways you can renovate your home without breaking the bank. Stick To A Budget This is so important! Determine how much money you are willing and able to spend before you start thinking about design ideas. Doing this ensures you are pricing things like fixtures and materials in a way that fits into your budget. We...
  8. How to get the most out of your Conservatory

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    I am a fan of home makeover shows – especially as I am planning a house move – and am always looking for inspiration – I cant wait to have a new project. Many of the houses  on the house move websites have conservatories, but I know having had conservatories built before – I didn’t use them as often as I had anticipated. So what are the options? How do you ensure that you can fully integrate your conservatory to be a fully functioning part of your home? Is your conservatory too cold in the winter yet sweltering in the summer? Unfortunately, you can’t always rely on the weather, and it often interrupts those lovely evenings when you’d like to sit with a book or entertain...
  9. Tips & Tricks For Upgrading Any Room In Your Home On A Budget

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    At the moment we are spending more time in our homes than ever before. With social distancing in place and no travel on the horizon our homes have become our sanctuaries. Now is the ideal time to tweak our home interiors. Nothing beats overhauling and redecorating a room and then walking into it and feeling like you’ve just entered a brand new house. Creating a fresh look in your home when money isn’t on your side isn’t always an easy task – in fact, it can seem almost impossible to revamp your home when your funds are limited.  Luckily however, that isn’t the case – regardless of having a small budget, there are plenty of handy hacks that you...
  10. Reinventing Your Life Over 50 the French Way : Part Three Downsizing

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    Article by Meredith Keeve a.k.a. The Wandering Parisian   RIGHTSIZING…and learning to live in smaller spaces   In a sense, many French women have a head start, they have been living in tiny Parisian apartments and thus have managed to avoid accumulating too much. But for those of us who lived in houses (as I did in North America for over a decade) the luxury of space meant the luxury of acquisition and now, as they say in museum-speak we must de-acquisition. If you are so inclined Marie Kondo and her Konmari method is everywhere in books, on television and on youtube. If she is not your cup of tea there are other organizational methods, numerous books and articles…. But, if you cannot be bothered...
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