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Landscape Design: Bridge the Gap between Art and Functionality

Most people see landscaping design and garden functionality on two different levels. Ask yourself: Do you want to create a garden which is a work of art meant only to be viewed, or do you want to create an extension to your home that will allow you more comfort and more pleasurable moments in your backyard? In order to achieve the latter, while considering the aspects of colours, shapes and balance, the design should always go hand in hand with purpose. A retaining wall or a bench can be turn..

3 ways house window replacement adds value to your home

Whether you’re looking to move house as soon as possible, or you just want to up the sale price so you can further line your retirement nest egg, investing in home improvements can pay dividends in both the short-term and in years to come. House painting or landscaping the garden are two obvious ways to add value to your home, but how effective is house window replacement? In this article, we’re going to take a look at what a new set of house windows can do for the asking price of your h..

9 unusual wedding flower ideas for your big day

Want your wedding to stand out in yours and your loved ones' memories? Then consider getting crafty with flowers. When we think of wedding flowers we often just consider the bride's bouquet, but there are a whole host of other wedding flower ideas you can use to make our wedding one to remember. Here are nine unique wedding flower ideas: 1. Flowers in the background Why not create a large flower arrangement to stand behind you and your husband-to-be at the alter? Use greenery to cut down on c..

A sustainable way of life is at our doorstep, how should we let it in?

[caption id="attachment_1131" align="aligncenter" width="2340"] Source: hammerandhand.com[/caption] When building a house, most people are concerned with constructing and running costs. There is, however, one toll that many overlook, one that Mother Nature pays. Commercial and residential buildings account for a tremendous amount of global CO2 emissions— around 39% in the U.S. But, even if these figures do not bother you, sustainable design has much else to offer. Advancements in green tech..

Plumbing problems: DIY or call a professional?

So your tap is leaking, or your toilet won’t flush. Is it worth calling out a plumber for these plumbing problems or should you try and fix the issue yourself with the use of a YouTube tutorial? With the plethora of information now available online from every DIY job you can possibly imagine, it can be tempting to try and fix it yourself and avoid paying an emergency plumber to do the job. There’s only one dilemma – often plumbing problems aren’t as easy to fix as you may think. Th..

Your Guide to Creating a Healthier Home Office

There are so many benefits to working from home. You get to have the freedom of being your own boss, and even the clichéd idea of working in your pyjamas is a real plus. But in truth, your working life at home can only ever be as good as your home office, and so many at-home business owners or freelancers get the home office totally wrong, from home office furniture to lighting choices. Here are some of the ways that you can make your home office, a healthy, happy and productive place to work. ..

Why you should consider LED lighting for your home

When you come to think about it, in some of the world’s oldest religious texts, as well as some of the earliest legends, we can clearly see human fascination with light. It is interesting how little changed in previous dozen millennia. Even today, in almost every aspect of our lives, the issue of light and illumination reigns supreme. Here, home decoration and home remodeling are no exception. However, no longer are we concerned solely with the visual aspect of illumination, as of latel..

7 Home Improvement Ideas to Increase Your House Value

Home improvement protects the largest investment many of us are ever going to make. We hope to have a healthy profit someday when we sell. To make sure we do, we need to keep a hand on things and steadily improve the quality of our asset. Here are some great home improvement tips that should keep you happily occupied all summer long. Increase Your House Value With These Home Improvement Ideas Give the Garden a Makeover - We get used to the way they things are too easily. The garden lawn..

8 Crucial Ways to Avoid Wedding Day Beauty Disasters

Congratulations. Your wedding day is pending, and it will be the culmination of your dreams. Could you ever forget the first tentative kiss, meeting each other’s folks, and those special weekends away? Memories are for treasuring. You have been following a bridal beauty timeline for the last six months. Tomorrow you are set to be a wedding day beauty as the planning finally all comes together. But wait: You are not there just yet. There is the night before you - your final night before ..