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Life is expensive these days. The cost of everything is up and some communities have a shortage of financially viable employment opportunities. Homeowners are often looking for ways to improve their living space while saving money.  One solution is to do things that are good for the environment and your bank account. The following list of green home renovation ideas can lower your monthly bills so that you can live better and protect the environment. Update Old Plumbing and Water Heater Old plumbing is more likely to experience leaks and flow issues. A broken pipe can cost you in other…

In the US, homes are currently selling like hot cakes and we have data to back it up. According to the US Census Bureau, 2019, around 673,000 houses were sold in the US as of April 2019, which is 12.4 percent more than last year. In such a scenario, you may feel that selling your house quickly is a cinch, but it is easier said than done. Here are some tips to help you sell your house faster: #1 Know if you are ready to sell your house At times, people start the process of selling without knowing for sure…

When we’re shopping for our dream flooring, there’s many factors to take into consideration. One of the most important is how durable it is and if it’s going to stand up to the tests of a busy household, especially if you have pets or children. To answer this question, we’ve put together some of the floors that we think are the most hard wearing and the pros and cons of each. Solid Wood A traditional and popular choice, wood has been used on floors for hundreds of years and we can’t see it going out of fashion any time soon.…

Renovating a house can bring about a set of issues that will need to be resolved before your dream home can emerge — and these issues tend to involve hidden costs. Being aware of these and having a step-by-step plan of action should mean the project remains on schedule and budget. But whether you’re looking to improve your space to sell on for added value, or just to create your dream home, renovations are rarely as straight forwards as you would like them to be. The process can be complicated due to unforeseen circumstances and expenses, so it’s important to…

However long you’ve lived in your home, there may come a point where it’s time for a change. Whether it’s by adding a lick of paint to the walls, purchasing new furniture, or splashing the cash on major home renovations, many homeowners carry out home improvement projects to not only improve the overall look of their property but to increase its value.  If you live in an older property and want to bring it into the 21st century, or you’re looking to sell, here are 10 of the most common home improvements that you can carry out to add value…

“Gardening is the purest of human pleasures.” Undoubtedly, Francis Bacon was right to echo the truth that taking care of plants brings one of the biggest kinds of contentment. It is a form of therapy that relieves physiological stress and psychological symptoms. However, not everyone got magic hands to naturally be able to keep plants fed and happy. If you have got houseplants and wish to know how to take care of these beautiful greens than regularly watering them, below are some tips to help you take care of indoor plants without much hassle. Take the guide: Watering One of…

Cleaning is an unavoidable part of any business. And whilst it’s important to make sure that you clean your facilities and equipment regularly, we know you’d rather focus on more productive, interesting and profit-wielding things. So if you want to waste as little time as possible on cleaning, you may wish to avoid these three simple mistakes. Bad scheduling Inefficient cleaning is mostly down to bad scheduling. This could in part be down to not cleaning regularly enough. For example, if you run a small bakery, tackling all your display areas, counters and baking equipment daily will ensure that the…

For many homeowners who are looking to make cost-efficient upgrades to their homes, doing the demolition component of the work seems like a great idea. Save a bit of money and have some fun smashing stuff, right? Not so fast… There are several risks (both physical and financial) that come with DIY demolition projects. Here are some of those dangers and why hiring a contractor is often the smarter move. Potential Health Hazards When you disturb construction materials through demolition, you put yourself and your loved ones in harm’s way. Contact with older paint can expose you to lead, and…

It’s virtually impossible to track the total amount of trash dumped in the environment today. In the USA alone, millions of tons of garbage get dumped in landfills each year. Nevertheless, it’s no secret that the global garbage problem presents a lot of risks and issues to everyone. Due to the growing population and sometimes human recklessness, experts believe that the garbage problem will continue to worsen. Types of trash Rubbish can be classified into different types, namely household, medical, electrical, hazardous, recyclable, construction, and green waste. Each type of trash requires a specific type of waste disposal method. For…

Home ownership has been a strong hold of the UK market for many decades and will likely continue as long as the UK economy holds.  Blocks of Flats Insurer Deacon recently compiled trends on UK home ownership and some of the trends are expected, but others actually come as a surprise.  When you look at the history of home ownership in the UK, it makes for an interesting read as it has always been affected by financial and political pressures. The History of Home Ownership in Britain 100 years ago in 1919 following the first World War home ownership was…