Common Issues With Older Buildings We Live In

Common Issues With Older Buildings We Live In

If you live in a lovely old farmhouse, you will already know that there is always something to do around your home. The fence needs fixing, your doors and porch need an extra layer of protection and a lick of paint, and you will need to work on the wooden structures and inlays that make your home so unique. If you would like to stay on top of your home, look out for the below areas to address next.

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How Much Waste Does Your Home Produce?

How Much Waste Does Your Home Produce?

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If you stop and think about it, you might be surprised to discover just how much waste your home actually produces. Probably you will find it is hard to really estimate it or work it out fully, but it should be clear that you produce plenty and that it could also be reduced significantly too. The truth is that most homes could produce less waste, and it is in our interests to make sure that we are pursuing that goal as best as we can in our homes. Not only does it help us live happily and healthily, but it ensures that the environment is in a better position as well, and that is something that also affects all of us. In this article, we are going to take a look at some of the ways in which you can expect to keep waste to a minimum in your home. Follow these tips, and you will find that it makes a huge difference to the production of waste in your home.

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4 Ways To Keep Your Home Safe This Winter

4 Ways To Keep Your Home Safe This Winter

There’s much to love about winter, especially when it comes to our homes. It’s a period when we all set in for a few months of hibernation. We barely do anything outdoors, and who would want to anyway? It’s cold out there. Until spring returns, our homes will be our refuge. But there are some added risks during winter that you’ll want to consider before getting too complacent. Take our tips below, and you’ll be on your way to ensuring that your home is kept in tip-top condition all through the chilly months.

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How To Get Stunning Furniture At Low Prices

How To Get Stunning Furniture At Low Prices

A lot of people rule out buying designer furniture because they deem it to be far too expensive. Whilst there is no denying the fact that there are furniture pieces that amount to thousands of pounds, there are also cheaper yet equally stunning options too. Of course, these will not be as cheap as the low-quality products you find in cheap high street stores in terms of the money you pay up front. But designer products and high-quality interiors last for a lifetime, and therefore, in the long run, you can say that they are actually better value for money. And when you consider the unique, high quality and innovative designer furniture pieces available, you see why you have to pay a little bit more.

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Making Your Home Warm This Coming Winter

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Making Your Home Warm This Coming Winter

Winter is just around the corner, and now that the cold weather is starting to kick in, a lot of us are thinking of ways to keep warm this winter – ideally without costing a fortune in heating bills.

The seasons would appear to be getting more and more pronounced, with more extreme weather hitting our shores on a yearly basis – the occurrence of sweltering summers and winter storms are showing a much more distinct contrast than in previous decades.  As summer was so hot this year, in most parts of the world, it tends to mean that we’re in for a particularly cold winter – so it’s time to batten down the hatches and find ways to make your house warm and cosy this year.

This article looks at three areas in which you can make your house warmer and more energy efficient this winter:

 

  1. FLOORS

Interestingly, whilst we all know the majority of heat is lost through the roof, the place we tend to feel the cold the most is through our feet.  Imagine walking on a cold stone floor on a cold winter’s morning and you’re instantly transported to that feeling of reluctance to even get out of bed, let alone, go about your day.

It’s therefore important, in terms of keeping warm and insulated, that you invest in some decent carpet and thick insulation that is not only soft and spongy to walk on, but it also much warmer for your feet and your entire house.

You might want to check out carpettogo.com/2016/08/5-best-carpet-brands-homeowners/ to find some of the best carpet brands for homeowners looking to kep the heat within their homes this winter.

In the alternative, if there are rooms where carpet isn’t appropriate, such as a kitchen, you might want to invest in some underfloor heating – or simply buy a pair of cosy slippers.

 

  1.  WINDOWS & DOORS

The heat we lose though the cracks between the windows and doors in our home is considerable.  Of course, there has to be a gap, otherwise you would be living in an airlock and unable to get in or out of your home — but there are things you can do to prevent this gap being a source of escape for all the heat that’s generated within your home.

In addition to installing double glazing or triple glazing you want to have some thick curtains and draft excluders around your doors and windows in order to keep the heat from escaping out the cracks.

 

  1.  INSULATE

The last, but most important aspect is that you ensure there is plenty of loft insulation – as we all know heat rises and escapes through the roof.  It’s therefore a good idea to consider whether your insulation needs upgrading, replacing or repairing in certain areas in order to keep as much heat into your house as possible.  Also, don’t forget the walls, in that if you are building an extension for instance, you will want to ensure the walls have plenty of insulation to keep the heat in.

 

Three Easy Ways To Spruce Up Your Home

Three Easy Ways To Spruce Up Your Home

Your home is something that you may always want to take pride in. Whether you rent or own your home, being house proud is something that we can all be if we try. But, your home may need a little sprucing from time to time to help you make it appear to look fabulous. Not everyone has a bank full of money ready to decorate every room, and not all of us really have the time for extensive refurbishments, but there than be easy ways that you can spruce up your home to make it look amazing. I wanted to share with you just three of the things that you could try.

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How to Make the Most Out of Your Renovation Budget

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How to Make the Most Out of Your Renovation Budget

So you have realized that your current home is no longer serving you, and there is time for a change. No matter if your circumstances have changed, or your preferences, maybe you have taken on a new craft hobby, or the kids left the house, it might be time for your home to work for you again. No matter how small your budget is, you will be able to make some small or big adjustments that will make a difference for the rest of your life. Below you will find a few ideas to help you plan your renovation and stay on your budget.

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