How To Create A Water Responsible Home

How To Create A Water Responsible Home

Most of us are concerned about our impact on the environment these days and we try to do whatever we can to reduce it. There are all sorts of things you can do like changing your eating habits and only buying products that are produced in a responsible way. But it’s the home that takes the biggest toll on the environment. Your home uses so much energy and most of that energy probably comes from unsustainable sources so going green at home is essential if you’re concerned about the environment. That means cutting down on your electricity consumption and maybe…

6 Tips to Make Your Campsite Feel Like Home

6 Tips to Make Your Campsite Feel Like Home

If you’re anything like me, you’ll want to make your campsite feel like home. There’s nothing wrong with Glamping so these clever tips really will have you thinking your campsite is just like home. Who said camping should be rough and rugged? Whilst some would like to get the best out of nature and camp with just the basics, others prefer a campsite that could help them relax and be comfortable. Glamping is even coined to mean camping with style and glamour. This in essence remains camping, but you get to enjoy hotel-like amenities like linens, hot meals prepared by…

Property Maintenance for Older Home Owners

Property Maintenance for Older Home Owners

Property maintenance is a little like body maintenance. As we get older, things may take a little longer. But consistency and safety are the key for a healthier body… and a healthier home. Often, as we get a little older, strenuous physical activities and property maintenance can be harder to complete. Of course, it’s entirely possible to scale down our workouts. However, when it comes to the home, there are still things that need to be done. Luckily, I have some advice on the options that are available to you in that situation. Property Maintenance: Keeping Up The Garden First…

Home Management: Tips for A Smooth Running Home

Home Management: Tips for A Smooth Running Home

Home management is a crucial component of modern living. From singles to families, the ability to efficiently organise your home gives you more leisure time and a stress-free mindset. So how can you get into the groove? Your home is your castle and the place in which you should feel the most relaxed. Efficient home management will help you to get important things done. So you can confidently slip into a warm bubble bath with a face mask and a glass of wine knowing everything is done. Your home is a lot of things to you so keeping it running effectively…

Smart Gardening Tips For Success

Smart Gardening Tips For Success

Smart gardening doesn’t require fancy technological gadgets to analyse topography, soil nutrients, and the best time of the day to get into the garden. No. Most people who start gardening as a hobby don’t necessarily understand smart gardening. They assume it won’t be too difficult to get good results the first time around. In fact, there are a hundred different things that could go wrong and it’s difficult to diagnose what the exact problem could be. It could be your soil that’s not providing enough nutrients, or you could be watering a tad too much. Gardening conditions can be different…

Creating A Lush Garden In A Dry Climate

Creating A Lush Garden In A Dry Climate

Creating a lush garden in a dry climate is perfectly achievable with a few simple tips. Everyone wants a lush, green and vibrant garden so I’ve come up with some ways in which you can achieve it. The most vital elements to creating a lush garden is water. Very few plants flourish when they are placed in an environment which keeps them hot and dry. With water being a huge part of their structure, they simply can’t live without it, and even the hardiest will often lose their colour. When you’re trying to create a beautiful garden, this can be…

Mastering The Art of Home Maintenance

Mastering The Art of Home Maintenance

Are you interested in mastering the art of home maintenance? When many of us think of doing a spot of DIY, mowing the lawn on a Sunday afternoon or fixing a leaky tap, we feel like we are the kings and queens of home maintenance. We might be a tad handy with a spanner, know our way around a flat pack and can spend hours savouring the joys of weeding the garden. However, while you might be a dab hand at the small jobs and you can make a brief foray into the world of home maintenance, what about those…

Exterior Home Maintenance You May Have Forgotten

Exterior Home Maintenance You May Have Forgotten

Exterior home maintenance is a crucial supplement to all the pretty things you do to create a stylish home. And the reason exterior home maintenance is so important is for functional reasons, before style. The exterior of your home is the first thing people see and judgements are made from a quick viewing. While you may pay attention to painting, cleaning windows, sweeping paths and planting colourful flowers there are important exterior home maintenance issues. If neglected, these issues will start to degrade the value of your home, not just its appearance. Mould growing on your roof, chipped stone paths…

Ready To Start Saving for Your First Home?

Ready To Start Saving for Your First Home?

Got a dream home in mind? Now is the time to start saving. If that’s easier said than done you may need a few tips to help you. Your dream home doesn’t need to be a fantasy. However, you are the only person that can turn it into a reality. If you are ready to start saving for your dream home, there are a number of steps you will need to take in order to get to your destination. But it will be oh-so-sweet when you get there! With that being said, read on to discover some top tips to…

3 Reasons to Build a Granny Flat NOT An Extension

3 Reasons to Build a Granny Flat NOT An Extension

Build a Granny Flat not an extension onto your home if you value one or more of these specific lifestyle features. Common wisdom may suggest that, if you are running short of space in your home, the obvious thing to do is to build an extension NOT build a granny flat. However, I may beg to differ… but under certain circumstances. Extensions add instant floor area to your home for which getting planning permission is relatively easy. However, an extension can take a while, be messy throughout the building process and may not solve all your problems after all. So…

Sustainable Living With Four Starter Ideas

Sustainable Living With Four Starter Ideas

Sustainable living has certainly had a great increase in profile over the last 20 years. If you’re new to the idea, then try these four sustainable living ideas to get you started. I’m sure we can all agree that climate change is one of the biggest problems facing humanity right now. It’s making headlines all over the world, and there are some startling changes to the weather occurring in most regions. Lots of people want to do their bit to try and prevent any more catastrophic climate changes, but is that really possible? Well, if this is something that is…

Garden Protection With Three Simple Tips

Garden Protection With Three Simple Tips

Garden protection isn’t about security and privacy from human species, but ensuring the hard work you put in to your garden is protected from non-human pests. Homeowners all want their gardens to look as stunning as possible during the summertime and the fall. However, there are lots of threats to the modern outdoor space that most people don’t consider when thinking about garden protection. With that in mind, there are three simple tips below that anyone can use to protect their garden and ensure nature doesn’t cause too many problems. Three Simple Garden Protection Tips Cover the pond with cat-proof…

Perfect Party Decorating Tips (six of them)

Perfect Party Decorating Tips (six of them)

Expert party decorating tips can add to your own imagination when you are planing the perfect special event. Your role as host doesn’t begin and end with supplying drinks and food. The décor is important in order to get everyone in the right vibe. So regardless of who you are inviting to your home, you’ll need some party decorating tips and tricks for hosting the perfect special event this season. Party Decorating Tips #1: Blow Out on Balloons No party is complete without a few balloons. You can buy standard balloons, or get creative such as going with a colour…

5 Real Estate Tips for Purchasing The Right House

5 Real Estate Tips for Purchasing The Right House

Real estate tips are usually given by agents when you decide to buy a home. However, you probably need to understand the top 5 real estate tips BEFORE you engage an agent. First time homeowners may struggle with the realities of real estate which can be comprehensive. In addition to all the financial implications of purchasing a property, there are also other considerations such as your children, the size of the home, local amenities, location, and even the weather. This is where following some real estate tips becomes very handy. Buying a home is, after all, a hefty investment that…

How To Add More Natural Sunlight To Your Home

How To Add More Natural Sunlight To Your Home

When you add more natural sunlight to your home your mood immediately lifts. It’s why people in Scandinavian countries, for example, go to cafes with special lights in the winter. It’s part of their Hygge lifestyle because natural sunlight is something we all crave. And in cold climates when winter days are overcast and dark, people get a bit cranky without natural sunlight. Whilst it is important, the ability to add more natural sunlight is sometimes overlooked when house hunting. If your house suffers from a lack of natural sunlight you could move or go where the sun goes (which…