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Affordable ideas to improve your home

Affordable ideas to improve your home

Home & Garden
Every so often, it’s nice to be able to undertake refurbishments in your home just to brighten it up a little and improve the appearance. Of course, renovation and redecoration can be expensive, and if you want to tackle your entire home, the costs will quickly add up. What you need are a few clever ideas to help you tackle a refurbishment project that won’t cost the earth, so try these top tips for affordable ways you can improve your home. Increasing storage This is a great place to start. By improving and increasing the storage in your home, you automatically create a way to declutter, keeping your home tidy and making it look more spacious. Even in a small apartment, there are ways to create storage by fitting shelving above doors and windows, for example, or putting a closet
Housewarming Present Ideas They’ll Actually Love

Housewarming Present Ideas They’ll Actually Love

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Housewarming parties are a fun excuse to get together with your friends. It’s also a wonderful time to give your friends a gift that they can use. Instead of grabbing that traditional bottle of wine or picking up a bouquet, find something unique they’ll actually enjoy. Use these ideas to help you get started. Wine Opener Instead of that typical bottle of wine, go one step further and make it a gift set by pairing it with a wine bottle opener. Think about getting the Oeno Box Solid Wood Corkscrew Wine Opener from Williams Sonoma—a model that’s not only functional and long-lasting, but beautiful as well. Made in France, the compact, solid opener has a vertical handle crafted from walnut that removes the cork with one smooth pull, so there’s no yanking or struggle required. Tree
4 Ways to Give Your Home a More Charming Appeal

4 Ways to Give Your Home a More Charming Appeal

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Curb appeal is something real estate agents talk about a lot because the view from the street is your home's first impression to buyers. That curb view is also the first impression for visitors and for you every time you return home, so why wait until you're ready to sell to enhance your home's curb appeal? Low-cost updates to a few key elements like your walkway, your landscaping, and your entry door can have a huge impact. Lush Landscaping   Soften the space where your home meets the earth with a few easy-care plantings and some ground cover. If your entry garden looks stingy or overgrown, pruning back or increasing your garden's square footage can make a dramatic difference. A wide entry garden filled with stones or mulch and planted with shrubs, small trees, grasses, ...
Why Should You Care About Fire Doors?

Why Should You Care About Fire Doors?

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According to a 2009 report by the  NFPA (the National Fire Protection Association), the chances are pretty good that you will have a fire. The chances that your household will have a reported fire in the average lifetime is 1 in 4. If that doesn’t scare you, the UK government reported over 30 thousand fire cases in a 2015/2016 report. Out of that number, nearly 20% of those cases resulted in injuries or fatalities. That’s some pretty hot stuff. But how can you help ensure you don’t become another number in those statistics? Start with a Door Unless you’re a builder, a contractor, or a home improvement enthusiast, chances are you’ve never given much thought to the doors inside your home. It's also probable that you've never given much thought to the types of doors in your home. Yo
How To Keep Flooring Tiles Clean And Beautiful

How To Keep Flooring Tiles Clean And Beautiful

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This is an era of tiles flooring. It looks beautiful and is durable. The tiles are water resistant and look elegant as well. Amid such good feature it is important to know how to take care of the tiles so that it looks good throughout. Below are some important tips to follow while cleaning: First of all it is important to know the quality of tiles as different cleaning method is required. Stone tiles are different from ceramic one and marble tiles are different from variants. If the flooring is done with unglazed or porous tiles, you need to know those are more prone to staining than other type of tiles and hence some extra attention is required. It is suggested to clean up the spills immediately. Also, never use such clean that has color in it. In case of glazed tiles it is s...
Tips How Gadgets Can Help Keeping Yard Green For Amateur Gardener

Tips How Gadgets Can Help Keeping Yard Green For Amateur Gardener

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People love to do gardening at the backyard of home but the job is tiring and challenging. The real challenge is how to keep the plants alive in all weather condition. If you are new to gardening the level of challenge is very high. So, it is suggested to take the help of technology to maintain your yard with ease while keeping it green forever. Below are some tips: Plant sensors Plant sensors are one of the important gadgets for gardeners who want to keep themselves informed indoor. The sensor devices gather information on the surroundings of the plants and send data to computer, smartphone or tablet to make you informed gardener. Plant sensor technology is actually used indoors for outdoor gardening to help keep the potted plants alive. It measures soil moisture and advises ...