Posts Tagged“home”

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Moving into a new home in a new neighborhood can be stressful. Humans don’t like the unknown. New environments put us a little on edge until we settle in. Fortunately for us modern day homo sapiens, we can now scope out a new neighborhood before making the migration. Researching neighborhoods can help decrease the stress of moving. If you have kids involve them in the process as well. They can stress out about a move even more than adults if it means leaving their friends and school behind. While you’re comparing neighborhoods look out for these six characteristics. Crime Statistics…

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Your dining table or the desk in your home office has seen better days; it was never a luxury purchase to begin with, it’s been with you through thick and thin, and it’s definitely showing signs of its age. You’ve hauled it with you every time you’ve upgraded your home or condo, but now it’s finally time to upgrade your furniture, too. If you’re ready to bring dignity and beauty into your home furnishings, you can’t do better than buying solid wood. Modern wood craftsmen in Toronto have a special level of skill and dedication that goes back generations and…

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The price of a good air conditioning installation can be a little confronting at first, but the choice to replace an older existing air conditioning unit is a very smart move. Older air conditioners often need more repairs, costing you more in the long run. Older units also utilise older technology, meaning they are less efficient which ends up bumping up that electricity bill compared to more innovative air conditioner products out today. We’ll touch on key factors that you need to consider before contacting your nearest specialist air conditioning installers. Correct Unit Size        When it comes to size and capacity…

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Every once in awhile you may feel the urge to redecorate or renovate the house. Most commonly, home repairs are done when something is damaged or you feel like the house needs some tidying up. But there’s another reason to renovate – selling the house faster. If you want to make the house easier to sell here’s what you need to focus on: Fresh slick of paint Let’s start with the easiest way to update the house and prep it for a sale – painting. You want to pick the colors quickly and start doing the work yourself. A freshly…

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Ideally you wouldn’t have to do this in the first place. By laying quality sand and soil at the beginning before laying lawn down will hopefully avoid this process altogether. But if you want to improve your lawn and soil, then continue reading. A healthy lawn requires healthy soil, but it’s often difficult with an already established lawn in place. This is where top-dressing comes in. Top dressing can help with: Uneven terrain caused during the cooler seasons by freezing and thawing, run-off, tunnelling insects and bugs, and soil settling over longer periods of time. Nutrient deficiencies caused by leaching,…

FEMA Hazard Mitigation. Moving a water heater above ground level will help save the appliance and keep it working during a flood.

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The need for renovations arise every few years, but it renovating need not be just about maintenance. There’s a lot of ways to add value to your house by renovating smartly. In a recent interview, property renovation expert Cherie Barber shared her views on how homeowners can add value by renovating. “Focus on what’s visible,” says Cherie, “concentrate on the areas buyers love.” By focusing on certain crucial parts of the house, you can generate a substantial return on your renovation investments. So, if you plan on getting the house redone in the near future, here are some quick fixes…

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We all do our best to be live in harmony with nature. Or at least we try – some don’t, but let’s not waste time with them right now. As technology advances, we now have more ways to reduce our ecological footprint, hoping to leave more of the world as it is today to the generations to come. The most exciting project of them all is the “Zero Waste Sapioponic House” initiated by Adam Kokesh, activist, youtuber and self-published author. What does “sapioponic” mean? Sapioponic is a term that I think has much more right to be included in dictionaries…

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Looking to update your house in the hopes of boosting its value on the local real estate market? There are many home renovations that add value to the list price that you are looking to get from prospective buyers, so let’s get into a few projects that will achieve this goal… Changing your windows Along with your front lawn, the windows that grace your home’s exterior form a great deal of the opinion that home buyers will have of your property You can increase its value by installing ones that make a fashion statement, and keep the interior warm in…