This Summer, Prepare for an Energy-Efficient Winter

This Summer, Prepare for an Energy-Efficient Winter

Thanks to ever-raising energy bills, there has never been a more economical time to start taking steps towards making things a little more energy-efficient in the home. While there are simple ways of reducing your home’s energy output (unplugging appliances, taking baths rather than showers etc.), many people fail to notice the real energy consuming culprit in the home – the heating circulator pump. A heating circulator pump is installed into every household, many homeowners don’t even realise that it’s there! It is used to move hot water from the…

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Turn Your Boring Half-Bath into a Glamorous Powder Room in Six Simple Steps

Turn Your Boring Half-Bath into a Glamorous Powder Room in Six Simple Steps

If you have a boring half-bath with just a few furnishings, it makes your whole house look a little duller. Simply putting a toilet and sink into a small room makes a half-bath, but it doesn’t take much more effort to turn this room into a glamorous powder room! Here’s how you can do it. Step 1: Decide on a colour scheme and style Surrounding rooms and other bathrooms can provide some ideas for designing your new powder room. You will want a colour scheme, style, or some key element…

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Knowing Termite Habits Can Help ID Them Before Major Damage Is Done

Knowing Termite Habits Can Help ID Them Before Major Damage Is Done

Termites are definitely a frustrating problem for homeowners and apartment building managers, as they can cause a large amount of damage before they are even detected. Structural damage, ravaged wood, and damage to furniture and carpeting can all be caused by termites, and typically the only way to successfully get rid of an infestation is by contacting a professional exterminator. However, there are certain tell-tale signs that termites leave that can signify a potential infestation, and by watching for the earlier signs and remedying the problem as soon as possible,…

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How to Mix Modern With Traditional Furniture and Pull It Off

How to Mix Modern With Traditional Furniture and Pull It Off

Interior decorating is an art; it involves the creation of balance and harmony. Mixing and matching traditional with modern furniture can give your home a sophisticated yet charming look. However, incorporating both styles can result in a house that looks cluttered and poorly designed. With a few tips in mind and a keen eye you can decorate your own house and make it a comfortable and inviting place that you look forward to returning to after a long day at work. Your home should be your own personal space that…

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How to Lay Laminate Flooring

How to Lay Laminate Flooring

Finishing Touches & Helpful Tips Anyone can learn to lay laminate flooring, but it can seem like a pretty scary prospect if you’re not so hot on your DIY knowledge. Don’t panic, though, because that’s what this guide is for! We’ve been taking you through the entire installation process, step-by-step, and we’ve already covered preparation and laying laminate flooring. The only thing left to do is finish it off, so that’s what we’ll be teaching you to do in the final part of our Floormaker guide, as well as offering…

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DIY and Perfect Flooring

DIY and Perfect Flooring

DIY. Those three simple words can leave anyone feeling daunted, unless you’re a DIY enthusiast, in which case I envy your passion for such a tricky task. For most of us though, I think I can rightly say ‘I’ll start tomorrow’ is the easiest way out of it; to just keep putting it off until eventually you’ll have the money to splash out and get someone else to do it for you. Am I right? But, what if I told you DIY could be fun, would you believe me? DIY…

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5 Indoor Garden Improvements Within Your Budget

5 Indoor Garden Improvements Within Your Budget

Indoor gardens are all the rage these days not only for those that aren’t blessed with a conventional garden, but for thousands looking for the best way to bring a touch of the outdoors indoors. However, most will inevitably realise a few weeks of months into the endeavour that it isn’t quite as easy as it might sound on paper, especially when it comes to making an indoor garden that actually looks good and blends in with the rest of the home. In fact, it’s all-too easy for an indoor…

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Fixing a heated towel rail

Fixing a heated towel rail

Heated towel rails are an increasingly popular heating solution in modern bathrooms. Their duel-functionality makes them more energy efficient and greener than regular radiators, resulting in lower energy costs if used correctly. As with any other home installation, they may require maintenance, with the most common complaint coming when they have not been properly fastened to the wall and have come loose. Though it is most common it is by no means guaranteed, but it is useful to understand how to fix your heated towel rail should such an issue…

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Tips to Improve Your Office Space and Make it More Fun and Inspiring

Tips to Improve Your Office Space and Make it More Fun and Inspiring

Working at office day and night or for more than expected hours can trigger much stress. This can actually make the ambiance fun-filled and exciting, which can relieve you from stress easily without taking any medicine because you tend to combat stress in its early stage itself. It is your own workstation that enables you to think innovatively and work freely while unveiling your personality. Each office space setup has its own tale as well as ambiance, and contributes to the successful completion of work. Although we do not realise…

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Choosing Travertine for Durable and Stylish Flooring

Choosing Travertine for Durable and Stylish Flooring

Choosing some new flooring for your home is not always the most simple of tasks. In fact with so many options now available, you may find yourself becoming increasingly confused and frustrated with the choices available to you. We need a floor that is both strong and stylish. One that will withstand a great deal of usage and continue to look as pristine and glorious as it does from the first day it is installed. With these requirements in mind, an increasing amount of home owners are turning to travertine…

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