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10 Important Tips Before You Move

Moving house can be stressful, so it is a good idea to be as organised as possible throughout the process. Here are ten important tips to consider before moving.   Make sure all the paperwork is completed Moving house requires a lot of paperwork to be completed. Complete paperwork promptly in order to make the sale go through. Keep all documents in a secure file and make copies of each original page in case they get lost.   Plan the floor space of the new house Deciding where to put furniture can be laborious. Plan out the new floor space in advance to save time. Working out a plan for the furniture allows people to settle into the house quickly without having to spend hours shifting chairs and tables about.   Put unused items in storage Clutter can build up in the attic and...

Construction Techniques That Protect Against Pests

Termite damage alone totals more than $2 billion in the U.S. every year. Thousands of structures are affected by millions of insects. If you’re lucky enough to construct a home from scratch, you have the opportunity to take additional measures to protect it against pests. The most unfortunate thing about pest infestations is they can be prevented in many cases. There are numerous things that can destroy a home, but insect infestations are one threat you can control to a large degree. Before you lay the foundation, consider taking a few extra steps to stop pests from the ground up.   Build With Steel Lumber materials are what attract wood-boring insects like termites and carpenter ants to a home. The more wood alternatives you use the less there is for insects to chew through. Metal an...

Things That Can Go Wrong Before Selling Your Home

Selling a home requires a lot of careful planning and preparation. Ensuring that everything is in perfect working condition will help to make the sale of a house run smoothly. However, unforeseen circumstances can potentially derail a house sale, so it is important to always be vigilant. Dealing with problems quickly and efficiently when they arise will help to keep a potential sale on track. This is a guide to some of the things which can go wrong with a house before a sale. If these problems are ignored, they can derail a house sale and become an expensive headache to fix. The guide also contains tips on how to deal with these problems.   Bad Plumbing Faulty plumbing can make the house water inefficient and prone to flooding. Any problems which require an emergency plumber in Perth ...

5 Expert tips for renovating your kitchen

Remodelling the kitchen is an opportunity to improve the living space, and if one is contemplating doing just that, there is much to consider. A new kitchen certainly isn’t a job for the DIY enthusiast, so some expert help should be enlisted from the outset. A reputable kitchen renovator would assist in the design process, and with hands-on experience, can very often suggest alternatives that are cost-efficient and practical.   1. Efficiency rules At least it does in the kitchen, the room where food is prepared and often eaten should be well designed to maximise the use of space. The “working triangle” in a kitchen refers to the relationship between the fridge, the sink, and the cooking range, the three most important locations in any kitchen. A kitchen designer would focus on practic...

Large and in Charge: Big Home Tips for Bigger and Better Homes

While smaller homes, apartments and condos can in their own right be difficult to design, larger rooms can just as often prove to be awkward to set up, style and furnish, as well. Large rooms tend to be so big that it can be difficult to create an intimate space for entertaining, such as a way to sit with friends or family and have a conversation. To know exactly what to do with extra space can be a challenge; especially when it comes to styling a large room in a stylish way. Not to worry — here are some of our favorite tips for making large rooms work, all while keeping it looking incredible.   Know How to Divide the Room Into More Than One Space Just because there are no walls or partitions doesn’t mean one room can’t become two. It all comes down to knowing how to transition ...

Builders in Perth are World Class

Perth is a city which has seen much development over the past few decades, and with so much practice, the construction companies in Perth are very good at what they do. For someone who is looking to buy a home, Western Australia leaves you spoiled for choice, with many stunning developments designed for modern living.   First time buyers Builders in Perth are so much more than just people who construct houses, with schemes for first time buyers that cover every stage of the buying process, including assistance with the first time buyer’s grant, which the Australian government recently increased to $10,000.   Show homes When thinking about the design of your soon to be built dwelling, it is ideal to be able to experience the structure before making any commitment, and show houses ...

Buying Your First Home Isn’t Such a Scary Thing

Times have changed in many ways, technology has enabled modern society to develop, and life is convenient, with access to all the things one needs to enjoy an active lifestyle. Career opportunities ensure a person can make a decent living, and start a family sometime in the future, and then comes the daunting challenge of buying your first home.   A complex process Older people will identify with the following, and if a person is not of the age to remember vinyl records, they are indeed very fortunate. In those days, first home buyers faced a formidable ordeal, starting with land purchase. Repeated visits to the town hall would finally yield results, and the piece of real estate would be acquired.   The bank Before one could even begin to think about buying a house, a person must...

From Clutter to Calm: How to Transform Your Bedroom Into Your Sanctuary

We all have an ideal bedroom – the one with the billowing white curtains, a huge bed with sumptuous linens and freshly ironed Egyptian cotton sheets and cashmere blankets stored in an old oak blanket box. For most of us the reality is very different. So how can you achieve your own oasis of calm? Read the tips from Furniture Plus to help you transform your bedroom. Declutter, Destress The first step in bringing a sense of peace to your bedroom is to declutter. You don’t have to throw things out, just remember that less is more. Use your existing storage to clear floor space and create a beautiful blank canvas for yourself.   Keep Calm With Colour Calming neutrals are the most sympathetic colour scheme for a bedroom. Try shades of white, ecru, and camel for a bedroom that whisper...

Create your Dream Bathroom

If you take pride in your home, then chances are you have thought very carefully about the look of each and every room from the kitchen to the bedrooms. However, there is one room in every house than all homeowners like to customise and that is the bathroom. If you are lucky enough to have more than one bathroom in your house, then you might want to give them all a different look or you may prefer to decorate them all the same. How you choose to decorate is up to you but there are some things that you can do to any bathroom to improve it, whatever style you want to go for. Modern bathrooms rarely have bath tubs and even those that do will also usually have a shower as well. A simple way to modernise a bathroom is to add a glass screen to the shower rather than use a curtain and you can sea...

Luxury Bedroom Hints and Tips

The boudoir has always been a place for a little luxury, the room one spends more time in than any other, and making it that little bit nicer is always a good idea. People are affected by their immediate environment, and after a long hard day at the office, when things could have gone a lot better, it’s so nice to get home, take a shower, put one’s feet up, and relax in the luxurious surroundings of one’s bedroom. So, if someone is thinking that perhaps their bedroom could do with a touch of elegance and class, here are some ideas to bring that five-star look to any boudoir. Wardrobes If one is talking luxury, then walk-in wardrobes make a statement. For those who live in Western Australia, Lifestyle Wardrobes walk in wardrobes in Perth, offer the ultimate in elegance and style, for a reas...

Transforming The Home

Deciding to do a full house renovation is an exciting challenge. Careful planning is needed to make sure that each area of the home receives the attention that it deserves. By budgeting properly and using reputable building contractors, a lot of the stress that naturally comes with such a big undertaking can be removed. This guide should give homeowners plenty of ideas about how to give each area of a house an effective makeover. The Roof The roof is often the most neglected part of the house during a renovation, as homeowners can tend to focus more on decoration. Have the roof inspected to see if any tiles need replacing or repairing. Loose tiles can be a hazard if they happen to fall down and could injure someone. Check the guttering to see that is not cracked or leaking. Loft insulation...

Beautiful Copper Coloured Bathrooms

If you want to create a bathroom with a truly stunning look then consider copper coloured bathrooms. Copper is of course a natural material and with modern tiling processing technology the range of copper tiles you can now buy is just enormous with each providing a unique look and feel to any bathroom. But why copper?  Again copper is a natural material and therefore provides for a warm and inviting look. It’s also complex in appearance so lends itself well to almost any type of bathroom design from a country rustic feel to an ultra modern contemporary bathroom interior. Image Above: Simply a perfect example of a stunning contemporary bathroom where copper mosaic tiles have been used to produce a truly sublime appearance. The tiling allows for the bathroom suit and it’s accesso...

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