Hidden home renovation costs are those sneaky expenses that blow out the budget. That’s why you should add 25% to your budget for blow-out costs. However, if you can plan ahead of time you will save yourself thousands. Most people, when they plan to renovate and redecorate, will put sums down on paper, research the costs and secure financing. Homeowners are keen to ask around for estimates or quotes and weigh up the pros and cons of each architect, building firm, and interior designer to try and find the perfect balance between quotes, speed of completion, and reputation. And, most…
When the colder temperatures set in, you’ll soon be looking for ways to keep your home warm and shield it against harsh winter elements. Before cranking up the heater and running the risk of increasing your energy bills, Merlin has a few tips to help homeowners keep their home warm this winter.
Fashionistas understand street cred – that indefinable sense of style and absolute cool. Home street cred is the extension of this design aesthetic. Your home is your castle. It can be a highly personal piece of you. Your pride and joy. And you want it to be the most incredible property in your neighborhood. That chic property everyone stops to look at for a few extra seconds. The home your friends and family love to visit on weekends.. and crash when your entertaining excels. It’s that vibrant property you can sell in a jiffy the moment you decide to move on.
Your house is supposed to reflect your personality and fit in with your lifestyle.You’re house proud and love to style it with new ideas, and you don’t follow every trend (let’s hope you don’t), right? Yet there’s always the cleaning and decluttering to be done. Shakira got it right when she said ‘hips don’t lie’ but maybe your house is telling lies about you. No matter how much daily housework you do, there are certain things around your house that can be letting you down. It’s like a constant nagging “but I just cleaned it yesterday’ mantra.
Transforming your home with budget-friendly ideas may be important if you feel it needs a little sprucing up. Well, you are not alone. We tend to re-decorate some of the rooms in our house between every 5 and 10 years. Living in the same surroundings year after year can become stale and not in keeping with your needs. This is especially common if your decor is trend-specific. Even if you’re planning on selling your house, it’s still worth considering giving it a style makeover.
DIY must know will help you keep a cleaner and tidier home without having to pay a contractor. There are some simple things you can master now!
I remember that incredible feeling when you buy your own home. Owning your own walls, your own floors, putting up shelves wherever you want – it’s freeing and one of the best feelings in the world. But when things start to go wrong – that’s when the glow starts to wear off and it starts to feel way too real.
Home maintenance is one of those on-going joys that comes with home ownership, no matter the season. However, hot weather has its own complications for maintaining a healthy home.
Here in Australia, there is one thing that we just can’t ignore; the heat of summer! We are lucky to live in the country that has one of the best climates on the planet so we shouldn’t really complain. But sometimes the summers get too darn hot! Thankfully, there are plenty of things that you can do to prevent succumbing to the heat too much. Some of the best steps begin at home. Here is my handy guide for three top home maintenance tips will help you feel as fresh as a daisy no matter how hot the temperature is outside!
Good home design and high-quality windows go hand-in-hand as both have a lasting impact on the quality of life in, and enjoyment of, your home. Viridian Glass have kindly provided advisory guidelines for glass maintenance to help you clean and care for the valuable glass around your home. 1) Glass Protection – Glass needs to be protected from any contamination caused by building materials and methods used during home construction or DIY. Construction dust, leachate from concrete and rusting from steel can contribute to the formation of mild chemicals which can stain or damage glass. 2) Safe glass handling –…