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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...

Ways to enhance the look of your property

If you want to enhance the way your property looks, either to add value to it or just to make it more enjoyable to live in, then there are lots of things that you can do. While many people will concentrate on changing the interior of their home, there are lots of things that you can do to the exterior of your house to make it more attractive from the outside. Nothing looks nicer than a beautiful courtyard area either on the front or the backside of a property and you might also want to think about adding something like a new carport as well. The first thing that you will need to do is set out a budget and this is something that you will need to discus with the building company that you use, so that they know how much you can afford to spend before they begin designing. You can have an open...

The Four Hidden Costs of Modern Home Ownership

When it comes to keeping money in our pockets, the debate of renting an apartment versus home ownership is a fierce one. The massive number of millennials renting instead of buying homes sparks even more controversy amongst home-buyers who argue against apartments.   As a result of growing up during the economic crises of 2008, many twenty-somethings have opted to ditch traditional commitments such as home ownership in lieu of economic independence and rentals. This has led to a sharp drop in first-time home ownership as last year, for example, only 32% of all home owners were first-timers.   However, The combination of economic recovery and rising employment in recent years has warmed many millennials’ opinions toward buying a home.   First-timers may not be aware of ...

5 Ways to Fake a High End Look

If you often find yourself wishing that your home looked more like an image from Elle Décor, then you may be surprised to find out that it’s not as hard as it looks. Here we give 5 simple tips to transform your home into a high-end looking space, without having to break the bank.   1. Never define a room to one style Browse through interior design magazines for inspiration and create a mood board based on your favourite things. A mood board will give you an idea of what works together and what won’t. Designed interiors aren’t just full of single-brand high-street buys. When buying pieces consider second hand shops, car boot sales and vintage boutiques to find unique one-off designs. Mix up shop-bought, trend-led pieces with your finds for a one-of-a-kind look that will leave guests en...

Expensive Looking Home Decor on a Dime

Organize Your Space Before you buy anything new for your home, it’s important to first organize the space that you do have. Think about the minimalist look of a luxury hotel—simple, yet sophisticated. The old adage, to have “a place for everything and everything in its place,” is actually excellent decorating advice. Organizing is such an inexpensive and simple step, but the payoff is amazing. Having a home for everything you need and like can help you “fake” more space in a room, and really opens things up. Make use of tables, bookcases, and shelves. Decorative bowls and baskets can help to minimize clutter. Use only the minimum number of knick-knacks you need. Take a cue from design magazines, or use one of the many 3D furniture planning apps to help you figure out how to organize your r...

What Core Features Add the Most Value to your Home?

Adding value to your home could be something you’ve thought about for a long time, or it may not be something that has crossed your mind yet. By adding value to your house, you could be helping yourself to move up the property ladder. Certain home improvements can make your savings work harder and you have options when it comes to being proactive in increasing value. You can’t sit back and wait for your house to make you enough money; if you are looking to move house or just sell yours, these are some great tips to help you along the way. There are certain features you can add to your home to help increase its value. Carefully consider each of the following options to see if they would be viable for your home!   Build a conservatory Having a conservatory added to your home is one of t...

Exterior Design for Your Conservatory this Summer

There are many reasons for investing in a conservatory, and as we enter spring and the promise of summer is getting closer, there is even more reason to have that extra room to relax in and enjoy the weather. Whether you wish to use your conservatory as a dining room, an office or just an extra living space, decoration for the exterior of your conservatory is just as important as the interior. In other words, your conservatory gives you the perfect space to bask in the view of your garden as it adds a whole new element to your home. Your conservatory from the outside can have an impact on the overall aesthetics of your property and make a big difference to your garden. There are many choices to make when you have decided to have a conservatory installed, from the brickwork to the colour of...

2016’s Top Home Design Trends

With growing concerns regarding global warming, consumers are making a conscious move toward greener practices

What to look for when buying foreign investment properties

Every year, hundreds of Americans returning from their vacation abroad come back with dreams of someday owning a beach front property on the pristine Mediterranean coast, a villa in luxurious Dubai, or a castle in the British countryside.

Building a Granny Flat? Here is what you need to know before you build one

Thinking about building a Granny Flat? Here's some interesting and insightful information that will certainly help you in building a granny flat that meets all your requirements.

Space Saving Strategies to Make Your Condo Feel like a Castle

Get more space out of your Condo with these Condo space saving ideas.

Stylish Home Heating

Big old clunky looking heating radiators are a thing of the past ... take a look at just how stylish home heating can be.

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