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Eco Friendly Outdoor Lighting Options For Your Garden

The UK became the first major world economy that took steps to completely end its contribution to global warming by 2050, thus, committing to a ‘net-zero’ target. In its efforts, in January 2021, the Ministry of Housing announced fresh eco-legislation. The law passed sets out plans for all new domestic buildings in the UK to be constructed following strict energy efficient standards. Hopefully, this would result in a plan for all new homes to be 'zero carbon ready’ by 2025. How can you as a homeowner contribute? There are many ways. The viessmann.co.uk points out that by 2050, the average net-zero  home could feature the following: 1. Altering the building makeup to have increased levels ...

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Create The Look of A Charming Cottage Garden in Your Yard

The efficiency of modern technology requires career driven professionals and business minded individuals to work at a faster pace in order to keep up with the trends. This should not be a problem for a motivated and dedicated worker until the body gives in to stress and results to breakdown. Everybody needs a break from the hustle once in a while and one way to get some peace and quiet is to spend some time in an idyllic place like a charming cottage garden or a nature resort of your choice. Cottage gardens or villas are some of the practical choices for quiet relaxation. These quaint venues exude an atmosphere of leisure where you can leave all your cares away and simply indulge in the ...

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Spicing Up Your Yard to Add Curb Appeal to Your Home: 4 Best Tips

You don't have to live in Florida or another area that enjoys tropical temperatures to liven up the outside of your home. Spicing up your yard can achieve both relaxing and beautiful results. The type of investment you put into your home's exterior could do more than add curb appeal to your home. It could increase the overall value of your property. If you're at a loss as to where to get new ideas for your yard and garden, start researching different types of outdoor furniture. A great way to get ideas on the type of outdoor furniture you can add to your yard's appeal is to take pictures of outdoor furniture you see while traveling. For example, if you travel to different regions of the ...

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Happy International Cat Day!

So it's International Cat day, but isn't cat day everyday? Like, don't we spoil our furbabies so much, we work our ass off to make them comfortable? :) That's a meme that cat moms and cat dads have shared a lot around. How to Spoil Your Furbaby on Cat Day Well, there isn't really  a lot more to do than give extra brushes, extra treats, probably an extra spoon of their favorite hooman food (ham, beef steak, fish). 16-hour Sleep Cats sleep at least 16-hours a day, but what would an extra hour or two be for cat day? Well, make sure to play a lot with your furbabies on cat day to exhaust them enough for them to sleep that long. Treats and Treats Brush and Scratch Items to Have for ...

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Beautifying The Balcony: 5 Charming Set of Additions

I grew up surrounded by plants and trees, most especially tropical fruit trees which I truly love. Talk about papaya, soursop, avocado, coconut and banana. There are pineapples, mangoes, starfruits and a lot more though I may have forgotten what they are exactly called. Now living in a city, in an apartment high above the ground, there's just no way that I'd be able to have any tree at all. The most I can plant to have some greenery around our simple abode are ornamental plants and to make things smell sweeter, herbs and some smaller vegetables. I've seen a lot of balcony photos on pinterest and pretty ones while out travelling and those have piqued my interest on how others are beautifying ...

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6 Things to Consider When Redesigning Your Home

You have some time on your hands. As I do. If you have decided that it is past time to redesign your home, there are a number of things that you will need to consider. Your ideas will depend on a host of many different factors. If you are planning to do the job yourself, there are many guides and tips that can help you. If you are planning to hire a design firm or contractor, there are other things that you will need to consider. Costs The cost of your redesign project will depend on the specific room that you are designing, the size of the space you are working with, and your specific goals for your project. The time required will also depend on these factors. You cannot expect to ...

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3 Points on Home Designing with Minimal Furniture

Have you considered a minimalist home design? Does home designing with minimal furniture really make a difference? It may be different when you have a big house, but designing the interior of a small apartment, loft, or condominium unit usually poses a challenge to most people. Figuring out how to put everything you need inside the room can be a test of patience and spatial reasoning skills. There are simple ways you can do to update the look of your home. You’ll also need to get your creative juices going in choosing furnishings and décor that do not clash or make the room look cluttered. One can deal with their design dilemma with less fuss – and stress – by sticking to minimalist designs ...

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3 Neat Ways to Update the Look of Your Home

Thinking of How to Update the Look of Your Home? Regardless of the type of property you live in, it is important to update a few things every now and again to keep your home looking its best. Wear and tear is normal and you might have to carry out a few repairs to prevent bigger, more costly issues in the future but if you keep on top of these projects, you shouldn’t have too many problems. Here are three ideas to help get you started if you want to update the look of your home. Lighting To give your home a little face lift, you may consider installing some exterior lighting. This has many benefits, in additional to aesthetic appeal. Outdoor lighting is great for deterring ...

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4 Points to Protecting Your Home Against Cracks and Leaks

No-one wants to have to handle cracked walls or leaky ceilings, particularly if they own the property and are responsible for the repairs. It can be an expensive problem and one that you can actually help prevent if you know a few of the techniques. Read on for some guidance on Protecting Your Home Against Cracks and Leaks, a list from a pile foundations company in the UK. Firstly, you need to keep an eye on your home as much as you can because cracks and leaks don’t just appear overnight; there will be tell-tale signals. The sooner you spot these signs, the simpler and more affordable it will be to repair and renovate. Here are some of the warnings: Your windows get stuck when you ...

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The Benefits of Hardwood Flooring

  Harwood flooring offers a slew of significant advantages to property owners. From potentially increasing the market value of a property, to the hypoallergenic benefits of natural hardwood flooring, hardwood flooring might be the best choice when it comes to replacing the flooring in your home. Hardwood flooring adds a sense of elegance to virtually any home, which makes this flooring style immensely popular in the home décor world. The diversity of styles, cuts and colors also makes hardwood flooring a great choice when looking for a flooring style to coordinate with your existing décor. Whether hoping to achieve a rustic look in your home or an elegant look, hardwood flooring can ...

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