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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..

Roads towards a Cosier Living Room

The living room is the heart of your home – it’s a place where family meets daily and a place to host your friends in a casual atmosphere. So, not only you and your family spend a lot of time in it, it’s also a part of your home your guests get to see the most, so it’s perfectly normal you want to make it cozier and create a welcoming atmosphere. It’s all about the details, so here’s how to make your living room functional yet cozy. Create a focal point Rooms without a focal po..

Reduce moving stress by leaving things behind

Relationship breakdown, divorce, starting a new job, planning big house extensions - all really stressful, right? Well, according to a study, moving house is even more stressful than that. However, the average adult will do it five times in their lifetime, and the stress of the situation apparently lasts more than three months. So if you're about to move, you could probably do with a golden tip: if you can, leave it behind. That's right: take the opportunity of moving house as an ideal oppor..

6 Steps to Adding on Above the Garage

As the family grows bigger the house becomes tighter on space. That is why a lot of people decide to add another room above the garage. However, this project is not simple and there are plenty of safety measures and adjustments to be made. Consider these steps in order for your addition to be safe and steady. The Curb Appeal Over-the-garage additions can greatly affect the curb appeal of your house because they are large and usually face the street. You don’t want it to look bulky and to..

Hints on Creating a Chill Lounge Area at Home

When choosing an apartment or a house to live in, most people are focused on the “critical” rooms, such as kitchen, bedroom and bathroom. There are no properties without them, since living would be almost impossible otherwise. However, there are some elements that make the places we live in much more enjoyable and inviting. Such features also make it easier for us to call that place our home. One such example is a lounge, or chill-out area. Although often used to describe a living roo..

5 Tips for a Modern and Cosy Bedroom

"Sleep is the golden chain that binds health and our bodies together" – Thomas Dekker [caption id="attachment_1934" align="aligncenter" width="850"] Source: elledecor.com[/caption] If we want to be healthy, we must sleep. And if we want to sleep, we must have a sleep-friendly room. Bedrooms are our retreats, where we go to get some rest and gather energy for all the new challenges ahead, and they should be decorated with these functions on mind. Comfort is the first thing you should st..

2017 Home Innovations You Will Love

As we’re slowly wrapping up the 2016, we are logically starting to wonder what 2017 has in store for us. Well, from where we are standing, it will not be a dull year, especially when it comes to home innovations. From new and unbelievable interior design trend to smart and connected appliances, the following year will make our homes better and more prepared for the future. It would be impossible to name all the things on the horizon, but here are a few home innovations you will most defini..