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Your 3 Biggest Cabinet Organization Headaches, Solved!

It’s a safe guess that somewhere near the top of everyone’s to-do lists is a note that says “get more organized!” Despite our best intentions and occasional pushes to get organized once and for all, things do have a tendency to fall back out of place, leading us right back to where we were in the beginning. Is there a way out of this? The issue may not be with your particular habits, but rather with the way your storage areas are designed. No two cabinets are created equal, so taking a look at the way yours are set up could provide some insight as to why organization is a continuing problem. Here are the complaints we hear most often, and the best solutions for tackling them.   Headache: I Can’t See Anything in My Cabinets This may be one of the most common complaint...

What type of home to buy and how to choose the right one

What type of home to buy and how to choose the right one … Choosing the right house to buy takes some careful consideration. Different people have different criteria for what they are looking for in a new place to live. This could potentially be a house which the entire family spends the next few decades in, so it is a decision which should not be taken lightly. There are several different things to consider before buying a house. Read this helpful guide about what type of home to buy and how to choose the right one.   Budget The overall budget will affect the type of houses which are available to the potential buyer. A large budget will allow individuals to consider buying a flat in a luxury condominium or will ensure that families are able to purchase a sprawling three-storey ...

Creating a Relaxing Home Environment

Creating a Relaxing Home Environment … On a regular work day, most people tend to spend their day confined to an office only to return home after dark. Spending most of the time in a small, cluttered space can take its toll on your health. You may not even get to enjoy the sun and nature on a daily basis – even less so during winter due to the short daytime hours. This can alter your mood, making you feel more irritable and even depressed. Because of that, it’s essential that after those long work days, your home environment make you feel at ease. There are many ways you can improve your decor to make your surroundings cozy and accommodating. Here are four simple tips that will help you achieve it. Image Credit: – Freepix.com   Create space The less crowded your home is, t...

What Your Bedroom Says About You

Most of us spend more time in our bedroom than in any other room of the home, so it makes sense that it’s often the room where we feel the most comfortable expressing ourselves. Whether your style is clean and minimal, luxurious and decadent or downright messy and disorganised, what does your choice of bedroom decor really say about you? Read what The Bed Station have to say about bedroom designs…   Colourful Lots of bright colours can be stimulating – not always what you want when you’re trying to drift off to sleep. Bright colours in the bedroom can lift an otherwise dull space, but too much of a good thing might not be the way to create a calming oasis. If your bedroom is full of clashing prints, textiles and decor, and you still find you sleep soundly, you&...

How I Created the Home of My Dreams on a Budget

How I Created the Home of My Dreams on a Budget … We all dream of having a house that we can be proud of. A few years ago, my husband and I were fortunate enough to be able to build our own home. We wanted to make sure that we got everything exactly right – after all, this is the place that we are going to be living and raising our children in for the next couple of decades. However, there was not a limitless pool of funds, so we had to make sure we were smart about the way we did things. Here are a few examples of the goals that I wanted to achieve and how we managed them without breaking the bank:   Plenty of Natural Light I crave natural light. It was really important for us to ensure that there was plenty of sunlight streaming in. You can achieve this with either roof ...

Leaving the City: 5 Tips For Embracing the Suburban Lifestyle

Okay, you’ve made the move. You have decided it’s time for more space, time for a family, or just simply THE time. So you’re moving to the suburbs, and you know it’s a good idea, but the city was just so fun! Here are the top 5 reasons you will actually fall in love with suburban life, and perhaps the reason you will decide that your move to Yarrabend off the plan apartments throughout Melbourne was the best decision you ever made!   Driving, You can actually do it! Just imagine how it will feel when you drive somewhere at peak hour and make better time than if you just walked! The suburbs take you back to a time when the leisurely Sunday drive not only exists, but can be genuinely pleasurable, and when the GPS tells you it’s only a fifteen-minute drive, that is how long it will...

Top Reasons Why People Move

There are many reasons why people move house. Some of the reasons are entirely positive, whilst sometimes homeowners are forced to move because of a bad situation. Whatever the motivation for moving is, remember to file all the paperwork correctly and hire a reputable company which specialises in house removals in Perth. Prior preparation will make the move go as smoothly as possible. Read this guide to the top reasons why people move house.   When People Start To Have Families Needing space for a new baby or growing children is one of the happiest reasons to move into a new home. Make sure to buy a house which has plenty of room in the back garden so that the children will be able to stay as active as possible. Having lots of space in the new house is important because kids grow up q...

Life in Rural Thailand – Chiang Rai

For the past 13 years I was living in Southern Thailand, on the island of Phuket. For many foreigners and Thais alike, Phuket is often viewed as not really representing Thailand due to the now massive Western influence and in order to truly understand Thailand and the struggles most Thai people face you really do need to move north … I mean north as in the very top of Thailand. My wife has been pestering me for over 3 years to move back to her home village in Ban Saeo, Chiang Saen, Chiang Rai; I continuously avoided this as I really couldn’t see myself living in the middle of nowhere and in a dwelling that most westerners would consider nothing more than a shack. Finally, due to economic issues; that being the wife lost her job and my income from my home bargains website is scant to say th...

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...

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