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Bedroom Lighting Guide

The bedroom is a haven, and as such, it needs to have the correct ambience and lighting. This guide gives some tips that should be considered for bedroom lighting. The good old bulb in the centre of the room can be more interesting. Layering light Layering the three basic types of lighting will help you make the most of your bedroom lighting options. Moreover, it is the key to creating an effective and...

Designing Footpaths

All yards have paths, planned or otherwise. Well-designed paths keep your feet dry and provide safe, easy access to your house. Great paths do more, they make your garden more inviting. A successful path also shapes and defines garden areas as it connects unrelated parts to create a coherent whole. Keep reading to learn how to design a garden path to link the house to the garden visually as well as...

Types Of Kitchen Cabinets

Types Of Kitchen Cabinets Kitchen cabinets are undoubtedly the major piece in the modern kitchen puzzle. Other pieces include lighting, faucets and other accessories. A lot goes into the selection of the perfect kitchen unit design that maximises the available space and still looks great. There are different types of kitchen cabinets but they can be split into 3 major types. Base Kitchen Cabinets As...

Installing rooftop Solar Panels What To Consider

More and more people are starting to invest in solar power systems. Solar power technology has advanced dramatically in recent years. Many of these improvements have helped to reduce the cost of the equipment needed. Installing solar panels on your roof is also a wonderful way to generate electricity for your home and business, as well as the grid, without increasing your impact on the environment....

Glossary Terms

In this article, I will be compiling a real estate glossary to help you with definitions for common real estate terms. Common real estate terms Active Under Contract When a buyer makes an offer that the seller accepts contractually, the status of the listing then turns to 'active under contract'. Adjustable/ Variable Rate Mortgage A type of mortgage where the interest rate applied on the outstanding...

The Different Toilet Types

Are you on the hunt for a new toilet? Well, you have lots of options to choose from. There are few home elements that get as much use as your toilet. As such, your commode needs to be comfortable, functional and fit your bathroom’s design. But with so many toilet options available its easy to become overwhelmed when shopping around for a new toilet. In addition to the size, shape and colour, you’ll...

Home Curtains What To Know

There is that finishing touch that every room in a house needs and that touch has to be the window treatment. It can be the last thing you think about when designing your house, but it's the complement every room deserves. The window treatment that we are talking about is adding sheer, curtains, shades, and draperies to the window. Curtains: These are the most common type of window treatment, it's...

Before They Go Out Of Style

Let us take a closer look at ceiling fans before they go out of style. They remain the more affordable option over air conditioning features. The pros and cons of ceiling fans Pros Lower ambient temperature One of the biggest advantages of ceiling fans is that they lower the temperature of the room they are in regardless of other circumstances. This means a room with no air conditioning gets cooler and...

More About Kitchen Backsplash

You’ve picked beautiful cabinets, appliances flooring and furniture for your kitchen. Your new kitchen design is coming together rather nicely, but something is still missing – a backsplash. It is the little details like a backsplash that can really bring your kitchen t life. Your kitchen backsplash is a personality piece that allows you to be creative while letting you showcase the colour scheme and...

Painting Mistakes To Avoid

Many people think painting their home is a simple task. After all, you simply pick your wall colour, grab a brush and start panting, right? The reality is that there is more to painting a home than most people realise. It is inevitable to make a few painting mistakes regardless of how careful or experienced you are. Here are the most common painting mistakes to avoid at all costs. Once you remember not to...

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