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9 Ideas That Would Instantly Improve Your Garden

If you neglect your back garden, it can quickly start looking a bit ragged and tired. Gardens need constant attention and care if they’re to look as good as they can do. You have to try to find the right balance between design, intervention and letting nature takes its course.   So, if your garden has seen better days, but you’re not sure how to improve things, here are 9 ideas for you to try out.   1. A Water Feature   A great looking water feature can add an Read more [...]
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A Newbies Guide To Decorating

Decorating your home can change the entire feel and ambience of the house. It can alter your mood, boost productivity and increase happiness. Not only that, but it can add value to your home and wow your friends and family. If you haven’t got a clue where to start, you’re not alone. So many of us don’t know the first thing about colour schemes, proportion and balance. Fear not, we’re here to help you get started.   First things first - Make a plan of action. Start small and work Read more [...]
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Green Housekeeping: 6 Tips For Running An Eco-Friendly Home

Running an eco-friendly home benefits the environment as well as the homeowner. In making energy efficient decisions around the house, you will be doing your bit to preserve the environment for present and future generations. As far as the homeowner is concerned, energy saving methods at home are usually the most thrifty option. For example, reducing energy consumption and reusing household items are both green and frugal practices. So, if you want to help the environment and save money, here are Read more [...]
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Ultimate Guide To Getting More Natural Light Into Your Home

If you are feeling a bit blue this winter, it may be due to there being less light at this time of year. If your home lacks lots of natural light, this may exacerbate the problem. It is always good to get outside during our natural daylight hours, but in some places in winter, this just isn’t possible in the week.   There are a few ways you could bring extra light into your home to enjoy while you are there. Using natural light is environmentally friendly and can save you a fortune on Read more [...]
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Hot Tips to Maximize the Natural Light in Your Home

One of the worst things that can happen when you buy a new home is realizing that it doesn't get much natural light. You might have viewed it at times where the light was at its best or in the evening when you couldn't assess the level of light at all. And now you have a home that seems like a dark cave, unless you have all your electric lights on all day. You certainly don't want to run up a huge electricity bill having the lights turned on all the time, and it's not as good as natural light anyway. Read more [...]
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Home is Where the Heat Is: Keeping Warm This Winter

With the winter firmly on its way, it is now time to consider your heating matters. The glamorous world of heating is in full swing. But, while it may seem like something of a dull subject, knowing how to heat your home more efficiently is vital. With the price hikes on gas, it can be an expensive time of year for the average homeowner.   Now, it’s time to make sure that your home is heated throughout the winter. After all, you want to do this cheaply and efficiently. Here is how:   Insulation   Trapping Read more [...]
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Cool DIY Project: Make a Wooden Table with Stainless Steel Legs

If you love DIY, one of the best things you can do yourself is making furniture. Good quality furniture can be extremely expensive, and cheaper items don't see to last very long. When you make your own furniture you can use recycled or cheap materials, and you know just how well it's been made, because you put it together. People often think of making furniture as something that you need years of experience and expertise to do. But there are lots of simple projects you can complete, such as this Read more [...]
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Set Your Home Apart With Classy Finishing Touches

If you’re determined to make a statement with your interior design, take a look at the following tips. By applying these simple yet stunning finishing touches to your property, you can create a home to be proud of.   Use decorative film over glass panels   Glass is a fantastic material to work with. It has a classy, contemporary look and feel that makes it ideal for modern homes. Also, using plenty of glass in your property helps to optimize light levels. You can include it Read more [...]
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Contemporary Interior Design: How to Create a Chic, Modern Home

There’s never been a better time to get stuck into interior design projects. It’s now easier than ever before to access all the materials you need to revamp your property. By heading online, you can take your pick from a host of fantastic products and materials, and there is plenty of advice and information available on the web too.   It should come as no surprise then that Americans are spending big on property revamp projects. According to permit-tracking company BuildFax, domestic remodelling Read more [...]
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Glass – The Ultimate Fence

It is hard to imagine life without glass. Being so clear, it is almost easy to ignore. From the minute you wake up and open the bedroom window, your favorite coffee mug, the car window as you drive to work, to the beautiful glass office. Glass is an integral part of our everyday life. The use of glass can be traced back from ancient civilizations such as Mesopotamia and Egypt. Around the 12th Century, grand buildings such as churches were decorated with colored glass which formed an important part Read more [...]