DIY On Vacation: 5 Great Crafts For Traveling

DIY On Vacation: 5 Great Crafts For Traveling

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The warmer months are right around the corner, which means that most of us have already begun preparations for our summer vacations. If you’re quite a crafty person, you may not like the idea of spending days or weeks without a craft. Thankfully, regardless of where you go or how you travel, there will always be downtime within which you can get creative. You just need to find a project that can survive the trip. With that in mind, here are five great craft ideas for travel.  

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Small Bathroom? Here Are Design Tips For You

Small Bathroom? Here Are Design Tips For You

If you have a small bathroom, it can be a nightmare to create something that is both relaxing and functional. So what do you do? Go minimal? Go all out? Well, big bathrooms have the bonus of being pretty easy to decorate, but what works for them won’t work for you. But you’ve heard that the best thing come in smaller packages right?

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3 Things You Can Do with a Large Room in Your Home

3 Things You Can Do with a Large Room in Your Home

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Having a large room in your home that you’re not quite sure what to do with is, let’s say, a pretty good problem to have. Sure, it can be harder to cool or heat a large room, but there’s a lot that you can do with it if you set your mind to the task.

All too often, people with large homes, and oversized rooms to spare in those homes, end up using their free space for nothing more sophisticated than chaotic storage.

It’s not exactly uncommon to walk around a large home and be impressed with how tidy and well organised it is, only to then open the wrong door and see mountains of clothes stacked haphazardly all over the place, along with assorted bits of furniture, memorabilia, and general-purpose clutter.

Instead of doing that, here are a few suggestions for things you can do with a large room in your home.

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Things To Ask Before Buying Your First Home

Things To Ask Before Buying Your First Home

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Buying your first home is certainly an exciting time, but it’s not something that should be taken lightly since it’s not only a big financial commitment, but also something that’s going to take a lot of your time and energy to really get things going the way you want them to, so in this post we’re going to share with you some of the things you should always ask before buying your first home so that we can hopefully help you find the best possible deal and also find your ideal place to live and build a life in. Continue reading

How To Turn Your Garage Into A Multi-Functional Space

How To Turn Your Garage Into A Multi-Functional Space

Most people use the garage for storing their car or maybe just as a storage area for all of the junk that they don’t need but haven’t thrown away yet. But is that really the best way to use that space? There are so many other things that you can do with the garage and if you’re just using it for storage, you’re wasting a valuable space in your home that you could be using for so many other practical things. If you haven’t been doing much with your garage, here are a few simple things that you can add to make it a lot more functional.

 

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Fantastic Fireplaces: Inspirational Ideas

Fantastic Fireplaces: Inspirational Ideas

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Fireplaces have long been a staple of human homes, serving the dual purpose of providing warmth while adding extra aesthetic appeal to the room. However, what actually constitutes a ‘fireplace’ has changed significantly over the years. Modern fireplaces are far more flexible and dynamic, and if you want to make the most of yours, here are a few ideas you might want to keep in mind…

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5 Good Reasons To Downsize

5 Good Reasons To Downsize

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Is your home too big? Sometimes bigger isn’t always better – a smaller home could be more convenient for your needs. Here are just five times when downsizing could be a good option.

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Get The Most Out Of Your Home!

Get The Most Out Of Your Home!

 

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A lot of us have kind of a strange relationship with our homes. It’s the place where you can often feel the happiest and most comfortable but it also has a habit of fading into the background in our minds a lot of the time. This can lead to not really having the same joy in your home that you might have had previous which means that those little problems that crop up become that much more frustrating to deal with. With that in mind, here are some simple things that you can do to really get the most out of your home.

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Signs that Your Family Has Grown Out of Your Home

Signs that Your Family Has Grown Out of Your Home

Every now and then, there comes a time when we take a step back and think about the home we live in. Does it still serve our purpose? Are we ready to move on or build an extension? Maybe just changing the layout of the home will help. No matter which problem you are dealing with, there is a solution, you just have to find it. Below you will find a few tips on how to make the most out of your home by relocating or renovation. You will also learn how to spot the signs that your home is no longer working for you.

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4 Things That Can Ruin Your Home’s Curb Appeal

4 Things That Can Ruin Your Home’s Curb Appeal

Do your neighbors regularly point and tut when looking in the direction of your home? That might well be the case if what we say in this article is true to your home. You see, first impressions matter, so no matter how nice the inside of your home looks, if the exterior is unkempt and shabby, you could be single-handedly responsible for lowering the house prices in your area! Okay, so we are exaggerating a little, but in any case, if you don’t want to incur the wrath of the local neighborhood association, and if you would rather add value to your home than reduce it, consider the following things that can ruin your home’s curb appeal.

#1: Clutter


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Is there litter spilling out on your drive from your waste bins? Are your children’s toys littering your garden and walkway? Is last year’s Christmas tree still perched against the wall? To improve your home’s curb appeal, you need to get on top of the mess outside your home. Buy bigger waste bins, recycle anything that you don’t want to keep, and form good habits within your family to ensure the outside of your home stays clean. Your neighbors will thank you for it!

#2: A neglected lawn

Do you remember those posters you put up asking people to look for your missing cat? You could take them down, as chances are, if you haven’t mown your lawn for months, she may well be hiding in the increasingly long grass. Get the mower out if so, but be careful of poor moggy as you go. And you might want to cut down the bushes and tree branches that are intruding on next door’s home too, or if they are too chaotic for you to manage, you might consider hiring a tree doctor to do it for you. Get your garden sorted, and not only will you stop the grumblings of your neighbors, but you might also get to enjoy it once the summer months kick in.

#3: Contrasting colors

Does the mailman shield his eyes every time he walks up your driveway? Have you painted much of your exterior, from your garden fences to the garage doorway in every color of the spectrum? Then beware, you may have reduced your home’s curb appeal. While it’s perfectly okay to add color to your home’s exterior, you should focus on understated colors from within the same color family to make a better first impression. For an exploration of these and other suggestions, check out these useful tips to better decorate the outside of your home.

#4: Chipped and peeling paint

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And on the subject of paint, check for any areas that have become worn with age. Not only does chipped and peeling paint look unsightly, but it could also be symptomatic of other issues, such as spots of damp around your home’s exterior. So, call out the relevant person to conduct any repairs on your home if need be, and then get to work with your paintbrush, remembering our last point by choosing a color combo that is pleasing and not horribly blinding to the naked eye.

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So, take a walk around your home’s exterior today. If you notice anything that we have said today, from issues with your curb appeal to the withering stares of your neighbors, get to work and improve your home surroundings. House prices will go up, your neighbors will retreat indoors, and you will have a more pleasant home to return to each day!