Three Ways Your Home Decor Can Affect Your Mental and Physical Health
May 25 2012

When it comes time to decorate or remodel your home, there are many things to take into consideration. What kind of look are you going for? What kind of color scheme do you want? Do you like patterns or prints? To paint or wallpaper? Wood blinds or plastic blinds? Ceramic or wood? The questions seem never-ending. However, one of the most important questions you should ask yourself before you ever start decorating a space is this: How can I make this space healthy? Most homeowners don’t stop to consider how their home décor affects their mental and physical health, but it certainly can make an impact. From the difference between dark and sunny rooms, or a layout that is toddler-approved versus one that could potentially cause an injury, there are significant changes you can make to your space that will protect and promote the health of you and your family. Here are a few of the bigger factors:


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Top Ten Tools For Home Improvement
May 25 2012

Every home should have a set of tools available for use when the need arises. Having a good selection of tools at home means that you are prepared for any home improvements you wish to make. It is also useful to have a selection of tools in case of DIY problems, the odd broken cupboard or door handle can all be fixed with the great selection of simple tools listed below.


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Dangers Of Moisture, When Heating Equipment Really Helps.
May 21 2012

Conducting home renovations during the autumn and winter months will throw up a range of moisture and damp problems, which are often avoided instead of solved. If you are making changes to your home around these times, you are likely to encounter a number of problems, which can be easily solved, with a range of heating solutions that are out there. Expensive to purchase yet very cost effective to rent, professional heating equipment can really help you if you are encountering any of the following issues whilst renovating your home:


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How To Create Aesthetically Pleasing Bookshelves
May 18 2012

You don’t have to go out and spend hundreds on artwork or interior design accents in order to make your place more aesthetically pleasing – just spruce up your bookshelves!


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Home Makeover Tips
May 17 2012

When you decide on giving your home a makeover, a lot of things are involved. You don’t just want to buy a few pieces of furniture, paint the walls and buy some art to hang at specific areas, you want to change the way it looks and feels too. This is quite a bit of a challenge to take on for any woman. It takes meticulous planning, shopping, having a broad vision of the end result, and a lot of help. Many people these days prefer hiring a reputable interior designer to do the job. There are more than plenty interior design firms spread across the country that take on such work and execute it brilliantly. The one drawback though is that even if it is your vision that has been translated into the home, the detailing is definitely not yours. Plus, giving the job to someone else can never give you the satisfaction you might have in doing the designing yourself.


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Cleaning Tips For Bathroom Countertops
May 15 2012

Bathroom countertops are made from a variety of different materials, placed on cabinets and vanities alike. Whether you have a marble, laminate or granite countertop, each has its own beautiful look, giving the room a unique atmosphere. However, if you don’t keep countertops clean, then it may cause irreparable damage, diminishing the overall ambiance of your home.


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Residential Outdoor Lighting Guide
May 15 2012

Residential Outdoor Lighting Guide


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Interior Design Trends For Summer
May 14 2012

Interior design trends for summer


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Gardening Tips You Need To Let Go In One Ear and Out the Other
May 11 2012

Guest post contributed by Sally, on behalf of NewPro Containers, suppliers of indoor and outdoor planters for landscaping professionals.


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Remodel Your Home to Make It More Saleable
May 11 2012

Are you planning to sell your house and are not getting any good offers? The easiest way to bring in more buyers is to remodel the house. Sounds like a tough nut to crack? Well, it is. Unless you break it down to small manageable units anything is too tough. But if you break it down, even remodeling your entire house will be a breeze. Handling the whole project yourself might take more time than when it is being done by professionals but it will definitely come cheap compared to hiring workers and architects. Also, you can do things your own way. Discussed below are a few tips to help you with the work and these are very useful even if you are a complete novice.


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Four Steps To Planning And Designing For Your New Space
May 9 2012

Imagine the scene: you’re about to move into a new house, apartment, or hole in the wall, and it’s a space that you really want to design for. For months you’ve been diligent about jotting down interesting design tips and helpful hints from industry experts across various home décor blogs and magazines. Now it’s time for you to realize your interior design ambitions in a space that you can call your own, something uniquely and unapologetically you. This is your time to shine.


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Barriers That Protect And Fortify
May 8 2012

Any construction, no matter how big or small it might be, has doors or gates to protect the inner premises. It helps in maintaining the privacy of the house. Doors protect a house from trespassers and burglars. So it is important that doors are built strong. Gates are common in individual houses as there may be a garden or open space between the house and the main gate. Apartments usually have doors as there is no space for gates.


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Broken Balusters And The Easy Way To Repair Them
May 4 2012

A loose or broken baluster is not only unaesthetic but it could also turn out to be dangerous. It is relatively easy to make repairs in case you understand the way the pieces are secured. In the majority of the cases the bottom is cut in a fan shape and interlocked to the edge of the thread prior to the appliance of the noosing.


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Top Tips For Garden Design
May 3 2012

Garden tipsA view of a well-designed garden from your custom bedroom or custom kitchen will definitely make you feel happy and excited. Here is some of the best tips to decorate your garden in an attractive and more impressive way.


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Organic Gardening Reduces Environmental Impact
May 3 2012

Organic gardening means growing your plants without using synthetic products like fertilizers or pesticides. It is an intelligent way to fortify depleted soil, control pests, and make the best use of natural resources without damaging our ecosystem. For instance, by planting legumes, you are naturally adding nitrogen. When you grow plants that work along with nature, then the whole process eventually thrives well with our environment. As you feed the soil naturally using organic matter like garden waste, kitchen scraps, grass clippings, dried leaves, the soil will in turn feed the plants.


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Types of Residential Furnace Filters - Advantages and Disadvantages
May 2 2012

Furnace filters were originally intended to protect the inner workings of the furnace itself by keeping excess dust and debris from collecting on the fans and in the ducts. A Buildup of dust and other particles in the furnace and ductwork reduces the efficiency of the furnace and will eventually ruin the furnace. Today, while protecting the furnace and ducts is still an important function of the furnace filters, they also serve to keep many allergens, pollution and dust out of the air in the home.


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5 Funky and Contemporary Sideboards - From Blah to Hurrah!
May 2 2012

Furniture is usually far more than functional; it also reflects a part of the owner's taste and style. Sideboards are often considered an essential piece for any home, and since their introduction in the late 1700's, have become a showpiece or working furniture item.


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How To Create A Bigger Sense Of Space In Your Home
May 1 2012

If you are not able to knock out a few walls to give yourself a bigger space, you are going to have to get a little more creative. Even if you think that you have the most closed in space around, there are many things that you can do to give the feeling of a bigger space.


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