Becoming a home owner for the first time in your life is a remarkable achievement. After years and years of hustling, you finally get a chance to crown all that hard work, and what better way to do it than buy a property. But buying a house is not just putting a roof over your head; it is also investing in the future. And as with every investment, you want to know about all expenses that come with it. That is precisely why we have prepared this list of four unexpected costs for first home ow..
We all routinely clear that rack of dirty dishes and clean our teeth. But there's something we don't think about until there's a problem: How to unblock a sink. That's because in the kitchen, bathroom, laundry and beyond, we rely on the smooth operation of drains day in and day out - without stopping to consider what might happen if it all goes wrong. Do you have a blocked kitchen sink? Is your bathroom sink gurgling? Then you'll know. It's nasty. Blocked kitchen sinks in particular st..
Spring is a beautiful time of year with flowers in bloom and the weather warming, but it also means some less desirable Australian spring pests. While it's true that you should keep an eye out for pests in and around your castle all the time, you may not know that depending on what season we're in, you are more or less likely to encounter certain kinds of pests compared to others. To trained pest control experts, common household pests are actually pretty predictable critters. You can be read..
For most home owners, there is one particular 'T-word' that strikes terror into the heart: termites. That's because these little critters are an awful lot more than a nuisance - they can cause terminal damage to your valuable home, investment or business premises. Worse still, many signs of termite activity can go pretty much unnoticed to the untrained eye until thousands of dollars worth of damage is done - damage so severe that the basic safety structure of your home can even be irreparably co..
One of the greatest dangers every household faces is fire. A moment of negligence is enough for a fire to break out and destroy your home or even the lives of those dearest to you. This is why it’s important not to leave anything to chance, but take all the necessary home fire safety steps to prevent or properly manage emergency situations. When your family and home are at stake, there are no cutting corners, which is why you really need to take the following advice into account if you wis..
Without a plan and the right approach, the entire process of moving can become a nightmare that lasts for weeks. You can easily get stressed out and the feelings of anxiety and uneasiness can suppress the excitement of living in a new home. Since there’s a lot to be done, you need to start as soon as possible and create a plan that will make the moving process stress-free. Creating a plan A moving plan will guide and keep you on track through the entire process. Having a rough schedule and a..
Forget about those boring paint swatches and swap them for some beautiful and interesting textures. You can use different textures to manipulate your bedroom’s depth, by playing with light and shadows, and create a unique atmosphere. Whether you want to go big or opt for a more subtle texture, one thing’s for sure: Your bedroom will look amazing. Let’s have a look. Go big or go home If you want to achieve a dramatic and bold look in your bedroom, you can opt for some textured wall pa..
It seems people are more focused on treating a disease than identifying its cause. Even when the agent has been identified, people are still reluctant to change their habits or the way of life. Aside from tobacco, there are many more or less obvious causes – lead, asbestos, mercury, pesticides, aerosols, and food like trans-fats. One of more alarming disease causes is noise pollution. According to WHO, it is harmful to every third person in Europe. Individuals cannot change their environme..
Interior design trends are constantly changing. Each year we are introduced to new chic colours, patterns and textures that should be present in our homes. However, there are some that will always prevail no matter what the other trends are. These 2017 interior design trends are some of the hottest right now and they are probably here to stay for a while. What is more, you don’t have to renovate the entire house to incorporate these trends, since they are simple, but will entirely change the ..