How to Stay Warm at Home This Winter

Colder temperatures do not have to mean being uncomfortable at home. There are ways to increase your coziness by taking a few steps to prepare for winter. Make Doors and Windows Shut Tightly As cold weather approaches, make sure all of the windows and doors in your home are able to close completely. Some simple housekeeping can help your doors and windows attain a tighter seal. Clean debris from door thresholds, window sills, and tracks by using a portable vacuum or dry paintbrush. This … [Read more...]

How Can I Reduce My Utility Bills?

High utility bills can be a big drain on the budget, and we're always on the look-out for ways to bring them down. Not only does it save money each money, using less power or water is better for the environment too.   More Insulation One of the very best ways to bring down your home heating bill is to reduce how much heat is being lost. Adding additional insulation inside the house can be difficult and can involve a fair bit of renovation to take down walls and rebuild … [Read more...]

Windows – curtains or blinds?

Sorting out the right window treatments in your home can pose a bit of a dilemma. Should you opt for drapes, for example, or should you choose blinds? Both curtains and blinds can be aesthetically pleasing and both provide privacy. In some ways the choice you make comes down to personal preference and decorating style although there are undoubtedly some particular windows that lend themselves to one or the other, or even a combination of both. Here are some things to think about when it’s time … [Read more...]

5 Common Water Heater Problems

Your water heater is an essential part of your household’s ability to function. Showering, bathing, washing clothes, and cleaning dishes aren’t possible if your water heater can’t keep up. If there’s a problem, it can wreak havoc on your entire routine for your family. Here are five signs that there’s a problem with your water heater. It’s important to act quickly if your water heater is showing signs of malfunction. 1. Supply Problems One of the most irritating problems with a … [Read more...]

Safety Equipment Is Vital When Completing a DIY Welding Project

When carrying out a DIY welding task, there is more to staying safe than simple precautions such as only welding on a level, flat surface and avoiding any water when you’re using a high power, high voltage welding arc. In fact, there are certain long term health risks and problems which are more likely to occur if you do not take the most basic of precautions when welding. The good news is that it’s not as difficult as you may think to protect yourself when welding and make sure that you do … [Read more...]

4 Simple Steps to Saving Energy This Summer

Summer is here, and the high temperatures that come with it. In many places, summer means high heat and humidity which many people avoid by turning on the air conditioner and staying indoors. While this is an effective way to beat the heat, keeping your home chilly by using your air conditioner can lead to high energy consumption and high energy bills. Try some of these tips to help increase your energy efficiency and decrease energy consumption this summer.   Line Curtains with … [Read more...]

How to Fund a Property Renovation

Renovating a property is a chance to create a home that fits your requirements. The property may already be livable, but in need of modernization or extending. On the other hand, it may be a dilapidated shell and the only person with the vision to see what it could be is you. Either way, you will need to fund the work, so here is a quick guide to your options if you are itching to begin a major property renovation project. Why Bother? Home renovations are not something anyone should take on … [Read more...]

The effect of weather extremes on house paint

Unfortunately no-one can control the weather. Wherever you live the weather conditions can have an adverse effect on the paintwork of your property. This can be due to a freeze and thaw situation, or it can be due to the effect that the sun’s UV rays can have. If you hire a professional to paint your home they should know about these potential problems and do all they can to protect against them. House painting professionals like Kaloutas have years of experience in making sure that … [Read more...]

How Do Hypo Allergenic Mattress Toppers Work?

Allergies can be annoying and difficult enough during the day, but at night, when they stop you from getting the right amount of sleep, they can be a real nightmare. It does not matter what your allergic reaction is, from sneezing to scratching, it can keep you awake. This means that you do not get enough sleep which makes you tired and irritable and even less able to deal with your allergy the following night. Hypoallergenic mattress toppers are made with allergy sufferers in mind; they are … [Read more...]

How Lighting Can Make or Break a Room

Kitchen and Fireplace

The goal within any home should be to create an ambiance so perfect, so pleasant, so balanced, so inviting and chic, that you feel the most at peace within your own abode, and can share that calming atmosphere with others. Good lighting to a room is like caffeine to a sleepy brain – the ultimate energizer that has the power to bring to life everything within it, making it possible for the eye to appreciate every component. The perfect way to accent your space with proper illumination doesn't … [Read more...]

Tips for re-painting your kitchen

With spring finally upon us, there has never been a better time to brighten up your kitchen and add a little life back into the heart of your home. It’s a job that only needs doing once every few years and you’ll be surprised with the difference it makes instantly. It’s really important to make sure that when re-painting your kitchen, you stick to a colour scheme. You don’t want to create a design that clashes or looks out of place. The theme of your décor is a way to reflect your … [Read more...]

What are the Advantages of Solar Energy for Homeowners?

Solar energy has seen a massive increase in popularity over the last 10 years, and many homeowners are now considering installing solar panels onto their properties to reap the benefits.  Whether you choose to have your solar panels installed by professionals, or prefer to take a DIY approach, below is a list of the benefits that homeowners can reap when they choose to make use of solar energy. 1. You Can Save A LOT of Money Based on research conducted in 2011, homeowners with solar panels … [Read more...]

Featuring Recent Posts WordPress Widget development by YD