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In the event you have plenty of home construction ideas in mind as you build the perfect home, where do you start? Besides the inevitable building the foundation, home construction projects can be rather easy or quite cumbersome. They can also turn out to be quite expensive when all is said and done. Although there is a good chance you will be turning to professional homebuilders and contractors to start and finish your home, you may very well get involved with a handful of tasks yourself as the home is being put together. Even once the home is done and…

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Hiring a skip can be a great way to get rid of household and garden waste with ease and they can be delivered directly to a home or place of business, so there’s no need to worry about transporting the skip. However, there are a few rules about what can and can’t be put into a skip and it is usually a good idea to contact the skip hire company for information about what they allow to be placed into their skips and what is banned. There are a few general rules when hiring a skip with regards to what…

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As a home owner, it is vital that you are prepared for all when it comes to things that can go wrong, because the inevitable truth is, that things will go wrong. When it comes to many home repairs, they will happen when you least expect it, and more often than not, when you least need it. In order to be sufficiently prepared for any housing emergency that you may have, it is important to have some trusted tradesmen on your contact list that ca come to your aid when you’re in need. Here are some of the top tradesmen…

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Knowing how hot water systems in a home work isn’t always essential, as it is far better to employ a professional plumber to help in the event of a problem. However, it is a good idea to understand the basics about how a hot water system works. Traditional heaters will work in a similar way and the main difference tends to lay in the fuel source, rather than the operation. To understand how a water heating system works, the best thing to do is get a professional plumber in to look at it and they will be able to explain…

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From shop window displays to glossy magazines that give us advice on how our homes should look, in today’s world we are surrounded by picture perfect homes that very often stray far from the truth about home living. It is true that we all want a beautiful home that is welcoming, warm, spacious and filled with love and life, the images of expectation that we are presented with however, are far from the reality. Furniture store IKEA recently conducted a survey looking into expectation versus reality when it comes to home living and here are some of the results. Spending…

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Whether it is a house for you, your family member, or a close friend; due to aging or other health conditions; getting around can be difficult. Here are some tips for making a home more accessible. It is important to have a space that is enjoyable for everyone. Don’t Forgot Outdoor Space Many people concentrate on indoor spaces but an accessible garden or yard can be just as crucial, fresh air is proven to be good for you. So when thinking about making a yard more accessible, you want to start with a hard flat path, that prevents slipping, tripping…

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Looking to sell your home for more this year? There are a few things that can be done that will improve the value that it will fetch on the open market. Check them out below, apply them, and reap the benefits of a bidding war that will drive your earnings well above asking price. 1) De-clutter your home Having a beautiful house in a sought after neighborhood might seem all you need to get an excellent price for your property. However, if suitors tour it with tonnes of magazines on the coffee table, baby toys scattered on the carpet, and…

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Our homes are a special place for our heart, and we’d all love to add a personal touch to them. Our homes are meant to be cosy, our favourite hiding habitat and maybe reflect our identity. Nothing does this better than decorating it yourself. Go shopping buy curtains you like, or get that gorgeous chair. Sometimes it’s best to do away with the colour pallet rules and themed ideas. A lot of online retail stores also offer some beautiful furniture and decor accessories, Mobikwik coupons only make it better. But if you’d still like to do things yourself here are…

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The United Kingdom’s population grew by 6.4‰ in the last year, the largest population growth in the whole of the European Union. While this might sound like quite a large figure in total, regional growth is incredibly uneven with cities and towns in the South growing considerably quicker than the rest of the UK. Places such as London and both the South West and South East regions saw their population grow by an average of 11.3%. In comparison, areas outside the South only experienced an average population growth of 5.5%. Furthermore Northampton and Cardiff were the only cities outside the…

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Are you tired of that old, drab kitchen? Well, we have some small projects that can help create a brand new-looking kitchen without the full remodel. Here is our top list of tricks to turn drab into fab. 1. Clean and Paint for a Refreshing Change 1. Clean and Paint for a Refreshing Change Break out the industrial cleaner and give your kitchen a cleaning makeover. When done, apply a fresh coat of base paint and change up the color scheme to something modern. Don’t be afraid to use bold colors because you can tone them down with art, accessories,…