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8 Ways of Soundproofing a House that Actually Work

For those who stay in metro cities, it can be a nightmare to suffer from the entire disturbance created because of the noise outside. Moreover, if you happen to share a wall with your neighbours then things get even worse. A good way of dealing with this problem is to soundproof your house. There are several budget-friendly ideas that you can incorporate. To begin with, you can determine the source of noise and then work on the areas of your house which are the closest to it. Below are the top 8..

Kitchen Renovation Projects that Bring More Value to Your Home

After many years at the top of the buyer’s checklists, the kitchen and bathroom are still the kings of the home. Whether you’re renovating to sell, or you just want to increase the value of your home in the long term, these are still the most important areas to focus on. It’s no surprise buyers prioritise the kitchen given how much time they expect to spend in it, so much so that many are willing to pay an additional percentage of a home’s selling price for something modern and on-trend...

5 Tips for Saving Money on Cooling Your Home

On a blistering afternoon when the sun is beating down, hot and suffocating, there are few greater pleasures than returning to the comfort of a cool home. But reviewing the monthly utility bill can leave you frozen. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to maximize your energy efficiency. Many of the suggestions in this article take next to no effort to implement, most are inexpensive, and others are even free! With a few easy changes and a fix here and there, you can cool your home in a cost..

How to Design a Home That Uses Land Efficiently

Designing your dream home is equal parts exciting and challenging. But before you even begin the build, it’s important to examine how the land you’re using will impact the type of home you design. There’s a lot to consider, but to break it down a little, here are four factors to keep in mind. 1. Slope and steepness Designing a home on a slope comes with its own set of challenges, risks, and expenses. But done right, it’s an amazing opportunity to create a home that’s unique and us..

5 Home Appliances That You Should Get Regularly Checked

Homeownership comes with a laundry list of responsibilities. One day you're unclogging a drain, the next you're cleaning gutters. The week after that, you're unclogging the drain again. These issues cover only a few of the fixtures in your home, to say nothing of the other devices you rely on to keep the place in working order. In that regard, no amount of post-it note reminders will suffice. There's simply not enough space on your fridge. But if you prioritize your duties, household maintena..

Home Styling Secrets: Tips from Interior Designers

Arguably, there is no better way to style a home like a pro interior designer than to actually pick the brains of one, or several. If you’re looking to bring in that “wow, who’s your designer I must have their number” effect from every guest that sets foot into your home, then you’re going to have to take a more calculated approach and redefine every space for maximum aesthetic appeal and functionality. Usually, though, one tends to overshadow the other, especially when you’re mov..

Interior Design Rules Worth Breaking

When speaking of interior design, you need to know that there are a lot of rules regarding almost every single aspect of it. From colour combos to furniture placement and size, there just seems to be plenty of dos and don’ts you need to be aware of. But, you know what? Rules are there to be broken, so don’t hesitate to rely more on your gut feeling and follow your heart when decorating, because only that way you will be able to create a space that truly feels personal. Therefore, let’s ..

8 Cheap Moving House Tips

Moving heralds changing times, and while you may look toward a bright future, the moving process brings along its stresses for the ride. You budget for your new living expenses, but then need to factor in your moving expenses, finding moving boxes and packing everything up before the truck arrives. A recent study from ING found the average cost of moving in Australia is $1,618, which many people fail to plan for. Fortunately, you still have the power of choice to cut costs. Here are eight way..

Small Space Design to Make More From Less

They say the best things come in small packages, but it doesn't quite feel that way from a design perspective. Minimal square footage can limit you as you decorate your home — at least, it can initially. It turns out there are some tricks you can use to make even the smallest space feel larger, more functional and, most importantly, well-designed. Here are seven tips for doing just that. 1. Keep Things Cosy There's no better feeling than walking through your front door at the end of a lon..