Without question, summer is that time of the year when we soak up the warm weather, bright sunshine and head out to BBQ and chill out on our terrace on a cool breezy evening. However, as good as that sounds, summer is also the time when major renovations around the house can be made. Many homeowners pick summer as the fantastic DIY season because paint dries faster, floor lacquer evaporates better, and so on. Here are some of the project you can do on your own to spruce up your living area at this hot season.
You might think you spend a lot of your day in the kitchen or your living room, but did you realize that it is your bedroom where you spend the most time? As much as one-third of your life is spent sleeping. Add an hour before and an hour when you wake up, and that’s a lot of time you spend in the one room that gets the least attention when it comes to decorating. That’s no surprise because it is one room that can be difficult to furnish. Take a look around your bedroom right now. Does it look a little basic? Would you like to give it an upgrade but don’t have the budget to be too reckless? Here are some suggestions that won’t break the bank.
When your home gets too hot, you essentially have two options to help it cool down again. You can either use your air conditioning, which can quickly and effectively cool your home but can cost a lot to run, or you can use nature’s free “air conditioning” by finding ways to get air flowing through your home, thus creating a cooling breeze.
While both options certainly have their pros and cons, nothing beats the ability to stay cool and refreshed without spending a bundle on your utility bill. At the same time, all that outside air can bring a lot of bugs with it, which can quickly make your free air conditioning seem a lot less pleasant. To keep that from happening, here are a few ideas for letting the air in while keeping the bugs out.
Lighting is so important in our homes. We constantly struggle to find the perfect bulbs that put out the right kind of light, with the wattage that fits our fixtures and we also want the bulbs to last. Recently, I was sent a few bulbs from Sansi and to say that they have lightened up my home in more ways than one is a bit of an understatement.
There are thousands of different flooring options available on the market which can make it extremely overwhelming to choose the flooring that is right for you – especially if you can’t decide between hardwood and carpet.
We have found a detailed infographic that walks you step by step through the entire process of choosing your perfect flooring. It offers some top tips and considerations, as well as some killer statistics about the global flooring market.
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The process of renovating can be challenging under the best of circumstances. Not only are various workmen coming in and out of your house constantly, but drywall dust and other debris get everywhere. Some people prefer to schedule renovations when they are out of town entirely, while others want to be there to check in on a daily basis. No matter which route you choose, however, it is important to prepare your home for renovations. Here are 3 easy ways to keep your belongings safe during renovations.
These days, DIY-ers have come up with countless ways to use the ever-popular Mason jar to store just about anything in any room of the home. Mason jars are must-haves for unique decor and storage. The jars are found in various sizes and can be inexpensively purchased in bulk at most grocery or general stores and the beauty is that you don’t have to put too much work into turning them into adorable storage solutions. If you’re looking for some creative or fun ways to use Mason jars for storage around your house, read on for a little motivation and inspiration.
Perhaps your child has outgrown their little kid room decor. Or maybe they’ve developed an interest in a certain theme, like dinosaurs, horses, or superheroes. Whatever your reason for wanting to redo your child’s room, you can follow these simple steps to wow them with an awesome room transformation that won’t break your budget.
Whether you are preparing to buy your first family home or you are planning an upgrading or downsizing experience, you need to find an ideal property that lives up to all of your expectations. While style is understandably a primary concern when you are selecting a new family home, keep in mind that this space affects your quality of life, your daily family living experience, your finances and more. Turning your attention to these factors will help you to locate a lovely home that is practical and functional for your family to live in.
It is quite odd, but a lot of people tend to overlook garage doors when they think of household hazards. Garage doors, especially the older models, can be dangerous. Every year, thousands of people get injured by faulty or damaged garage doors. So, it is essential to keep and follow some safety guidelines when using your garage doors. The following tips, along with regular maintenance, should keep you safe.
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