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The Hottest Flooring Trends for 2017

Trends matter - even when it comes to the humble floor. In the world of interior design, whether you're planning your next house extensions or you're just refreshing your existing layout, it's important not to forget about the floor. It might seem less significant than furnishings, layout and décor, but the floor is the basis of your entire interior decorating theme. Having said that, there are so many choices - and you want to be up-to-date. For decades homeowners have had the options of h..

How safe and secure is your Home?

People spend a great deal of time preoccupying themselves with matters of aesthetics and comfort, neglecting one thing that should be a top priority. Even when they consider safety, homeowners think in terms of crime and burglary. Well, sorry to break it to you, but this is only the tip of the iceberg. Home is the place where most accidents and injuries tend to occur, including those with the fatal outcome. There are many dangers that lurk in the living environment, and the best way to de..

En Suite Bathroom Design Considerations

Today, more and more people are deciding to add an en suite bathroom to their homes. This doesn’t come as much of a surprise since there are many benefits. First of all, if you have kids, you know how difficult it can be to wait for your turn to take a shower. But with an ensuite, you will be able to hop into your private shower straight from your bed. Not only this, but an en suite bathroom will make your home more suitable for having guests and increase its value. Still, if you decide to..

5 Ways a Home Alarm System Can Protect Your Family

When it comes to protecting our families, our possessions, and our precious pets, it's important to choose the best options. Installing a home alarm system can keep your family safe from several threats and give you peace of mind. 1. Secure your possessions Buying home owner’s insurance is one step towards protecting your valuable belongings. But the payout doesn’t entirely make up for the inconvenience and heartache of having to replace your favourite things. A home alarm system can preve..

4 Smart Design Solutions for Small Spaces

Living in a small apartment or house usually makes you think about crowded areas with limited design choices and not enough room to turn around. However, it doesn’t necessarily have to be this way; especially if you have the right approach and creative ideas. You shouldn’t despair. Think of different ways to make the most out of small spaces and make them cosy and stylish. Here are some tips on how to combine functionality and style to create your little heaven. Small Living Rooms ..

How to Effectively Burglarproof Your Doors

If you’re wondering where to start with adequate home protection, begin with the entrance to your home. There are many ways to burglarproof your doors and they are all equally important so don’t neglect the necessary steps needed for your own peace of mind. Choose the right material Not all materials are the same. Therefore, you have to be very careful when choosing the doors and consider your own needs and budget options. Basically, you can choose between sturdy wood, metal, fiberglas..

Know Your Options Before Your Hot Water Goes Cold!

So it's been a long day at work, the kids have been shouting at you, and you've even run out of coffee. Worst case scenario. But it's all about to get better - in a steaming hot shower or bath. Thank your lucky stars your hot water system is always there for you. But when you really need hot water the most is usually when it goes bang. It might even say farewell with a friendly little flood. So if you don't want to spend too many days easing your stress under a torrent of freezing cold wa..

Home Safe Home: 5 Residential Security Innovations

[caption id="attachment_2707" align="aligncenter" width="850"] Source: unsplash.com[/caption] They say that home is where the heart is, so you’d better keep it safe, especially since burglary rates are rising throughout the world at an unabated speed. Fortunately, homeowners today no longer have to rely on old-school lock and chain, because the modern technology continues to produce scores of fresh home security systems & solutions every year. The 2016 CES brought many cool devices to t..

5 House Extensions That Will Increase Your Property Value

One of the most exciting things about owning a property is seeing its value increase over time. Do house extensions add value to your home? Whether you are looking to up your property value before selling, or just wishing to improve your home, a house extension can be a worthy investment. As a matter of fact, The Guardian recently found that a house extension can add up to 20% to your overall property value. Alongside this, house extensions will improve your everyday home life. Whether you..