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Flooring Options For Your Kitchen

The modern kitchen has become the hub and rallying point for most activities. As such, the kitchen floor is put through a lot. With that in mind, your kitchen floor should be practical, durable as well as a major design statement. That means your kitchen floor must withstand multiple hazards while looking good at the same time. Reconciling these needs can be difficult, so we are going to help identify the...

Double Storey or Single Storey

When I was growing up double-storey homes were not common around where lived. I remember watching the Hollywood production, ‘Home Alone' and being in awe at the sheer size of the McCallister multi-storey home. Fast forward to the present day, double-storey, as well as multi-storey homes, are all over the place. If you are contemplating acquiring property and part of your decision-making involves...

Tips Building Your Own House

Building your home from the ground up can be both exciting and life-changing. Having a careful and well-calculated plan is required. Although it can seem daunting and at times overwhelming, building a home doesn’t have to be a painstakingly gruelling experience. Embarking on this journey with open eyes and a sound plan will spare you a lot of stress and sleepless nights. These tips will be helpful on...

Give Your Back Yard Some Flair

We have all seen those television shows that feature backyards that look out of this world. Unfortunately, most of us have always deemed such backyard marvels unattainable and merely a television illusion. However, it is actually quite possible to turn your backyard into the perfect outdoor oasis that oozes beauty and comfort. Here we take a look at how to create a backyard getaway that helps you and your...

Alternatives To Using Electricity

The Southern African region has just recently gone through a fairly dismal rain season. As a region that primarily depends on hydropower for electricity general, this means power outages will be a common occurrence. With this in mind, it is a good idea to take precautions so you don’t find yourself in the dark and unprepared. You can make losing power a less traumatic and inconveniencing experience by...

Rooms That Add Value To A Home

Many, if not all real estate investors are always looking at ways to increase the value of their property. One of the most frequently asked questions is how much fixing a room could add value to a home. Let's take a closer look at rooms that add value to a room. Fixing and improving these rooms is guaranteed to add some zeroes to your property price and increase its value. Not all renovations, upgrades...

Understanding house plans

To start with it is important to note that house plans are also referred to as blueprints or architectural drawings. House plans depict how your home, or property will look after it has been built. However, floor plans can be quite confusing for the inexperienced. As such we have compiled this guide on understanding house plans. The vast majority of people do not know how to interpret architectural...

Know Your Windows

Know Your Windows Windows installation depends on one's financial muscle. There are a variety of choices when it comes to the type of windows one wants for their building. There five major types of window frames that are used : Aluminium Steel Fiber glass Vinyl Wooden window frames Aluminium window frames Aluminium windows and doors contribute excellent thermal and sound...

Types Of Roofing Styles

Types Of Roofing Styles There are different types of roofing styles that are popular in southern Africa today. There is really no particular roof that is stipulated by the authorities so one just weighs the pros and cons to make a choice. It is important to choose wisely because the roof affects the image of the entire structure. The following are some common types: Flat Roof This kind of design...

Tips For Buying Land In Zambia

Tips For Buying Land In Zambia Location is important when you think of a building. If you are thinking of building your own home it should be even more important. The following are some things to consider: The proximity of the land to schools, hospitals, shopping malls and churches. Accessibility of the roads your type of vehicle. Rate of development in the area. The proximity of the land to...

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