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Moving House Mistakes and How To Avoid Them

Moving House Mistakes and How To Avoid Them

Moving house mistakes are common because moving house isn’t always a straightforward undertaking. While many people believe that you have to simply pack up your belongings and transport them to your new home, the reality is much more complicated. There are many decisions that must be made throughout the moving process, as well as details to consider and plan. If even one step goes wrong, you could be faced with a very stressful experience. This is why it’s so important that you don’t make any moving house mistakes. With that in mind, here are twelve huge ones you must avoid…

Saving The Hassle Of Moving Into A New Place

Saving The Hassle Of Moving Into A New Place

While all of us know that moving to a new place is often exciting, it’s not always the most pleasurable idea. But why is this? Largely, because we know that this will often be quite a stressful time. Not only do we have to start from scratch in a new environment, but we also have to take part in all the menial work to develop our home and ensure everything is to our tastes. In other words, as fun as this is, it can be stressful. Saving the hassle of moving into a new place might become necessary if we’re…

The Importance of Proper Waste Disposal

The Importance of Proper Waste Disposal

Waste disposal isn’t a pretty or sexy subject when it comes to an interior design blog. However, if you want to live in a beautiful home on a beautiful planet, then your waste disposal regime is vital. Here’s what may happen if you DON’T take charge of your own waste disposal. It ain’t pretty. Imagine one house’s exterior looks pristine—manicured lawns, well-designed patio, even a newly added water feature to increase the property value. The interior is no push-over as well: great layout, updated appliances, spacious floor area. It looks and feels like the perfect house, and it could be,…

7 Ways To Create A Greener Home… environmentally that is

7 Ways To Create A Greener Home… environmentally that is

We are very privileged to live in a world that we do today. However, having a greener home is more necessary than ever. We can use the energy around us to drive, to make things, to enjoy light when it should be dark. We get to build houses rapidly so that we all have somewhere beautiful to live. But it has to be greener and more sustainable. The thing is, the lifestyle that we keep is more important than you think, and a lifestyle that maximizes being eco-friendly? That’s just a must today. Our world is filled with natural beauty,…

Understanding What Burglar Alarms Need To Do

Understanding What Burglar Alarms Need To Do

Burglar alarms have become an integral component in most homes. People recognise that the need to protect their assets is unfortunately more important than ever before. Thankfully, the security industry has evolved over the past few years. Burglar alarms are more than capable of matching up to the changing needs in the industry. An alarm system has always been the first and most important product people look towards. It alerts people of danger and warns off intruders; the perfect combination.   Burglar alarms must warn and deter When burglar alarms were first introduced the main focus centred on the alerting process….

10 Easy Home Security Tips To Keep Your Family Safe

10 Easy Home Security Tips To Keep Your Family Safe

The house you live in is much more than just a building to rest your head. It should also act as a retreat, protecting you from all of the bad that goes on in the rest of the world. When you move into a new home, you want it to feel just as safe and secure as the old one. This is where home security comes in. Although decorating your house is more fun than defending it, the latter should always come first. A new burglary occurs every few minutes, after all. To protect your new property and your family,…

Will You Be Saving Money If You Move House?

Will You Be Saving Money If You Move House?

Saving money is a priority for most people especially where buying or renting a home is concerned. If there is a positive side to the stress and expense of moving house, I’m sure you’ll want to hear about it. Are you saving money to rent or buy a home? It’s easy to assume that because renting or buying your first home was such an expense, that moving to another home is going to be the same. Although the mental stress might definitely be the same, it doesn’t mean that your bank account has to suffer. Yes, you might need some…

Complete Guide To Hiring A Builder for Your Home

Complete Guide To Hiring A Builder for Your Home

As an interior designer, I am used to hiring a builder on behalf of my clients. Whilst I tend to work with a small group of builders and tradies I know and trust, how can you find the best builder for your home? How do you know who to trust? To start with, understand what you need when hiring a builder. What are your main expectations? What is the scope of work? Is a cost-effective quote more desirable than a quick turnaround? Would you like builders with a proven track record for the project for which you want to employ…

Save Money On Your Home Insurance With Simple Tips

Save Money On Your Home Insurance With Simple Tips

Everyone wants to save money, right? So when it comes to home insurance it’s not about cutting corners, it’s about genuine ways to save money while also protecting your home. Home insurance is so important because you need to protect yourself in case you’re burgled or there is damage to the home through flooding or fire etc. If you don’t have insurance, you’ll have to pay for all of those repairs and replace any belongings that were lost or damaged and that can be incredibly expensive. Check out this guide on everything that you need to know about insuring your…

Home Building Anatomy… from the ground up

Home Building Anatomy… from the ground up

Yes, home building anatomy is a ‘thing’. Because building your own home could be one of the biggest projects in your life. So the path to success needs structure and rules… just like the anatomy of your own body. Building your own home will certainly always be rewarding… if not a little challenging. So our home building anatomy will guide you through the initial steps to start your build. The idea of being able to control what your dream home looks like from start to finish is always amazing. It will allow you to add the elements which you love…

Home Insurance Guide for Newbie Home Owners + Renters

Home Insurance Guide for Newbie Home Owners + Renters

Home insurance is a very important component of home ownership. If you’re new to home ownership or renting, this quick guide will help you to take action. Home insurance sounds pretty straightforward and so it should be. However, home insurance isn’t only for home owners. It can also be very relevant in the rental market. House Insurance Vs. Contents Insurance House insurance is one type of home insurance option that is available. The other is contents cover. These policies can either be bought individually or combined. While neither are legal requirements, it is important to protect your property and your…

How To Choose The Right Skip Size for Your Renovation

How To Choose The Right Skip Size for Your Renovation

The skip size for your renovation or garden overhaul project is important. If it’s too small you’ll need more than one. And if it’s too big then you’re just wasting money. So how do you choose the right skip size for your renovation? If you are hiring a skip for rubbish removal, one of the main decisions you need to make is the right skip size. Needless to say, you don’t want to underestimate and end up with a skip that is far too small. Equally, while it may be tempting to simply go for a bigger skip than what…

5 Things to Consider When Adding a Home Extension

5 Things to Consider When Adding a Home Extension

Adding a home extension is a great way to get the home you want without having to relocate. You could extend your living space by adding rooms or a second floor. It can be combined with a renovation in other parts of the home. The possibilities for adding a home extension are exciting. However, this also opens the door to making mistakes you have to live with. Here are five things to consider when adding a home extension to make the idea and implementation as smooth as possible. The Need for a Vision Before you start calling for estimates, decide…

Signs You’ve Found Your Perfect Property

Signs You’ve Found Your Perfect Property

Finding the perfect property to buy can take many months of searching and viewing. This is quite normal, as there is often something that is not quite right about each property you visit. Generally, some of the minor things you pick up on are just an excuse that it’s not the perfect property for you. However, you will know when you have found it. Top Tips for Finding The Perfect Property If you have used phonehomes.com.au in the search for your perfect property, it is likely that you have found it to be a quicker service than you thought. This…

Easy Moving House Tips for A Fearless Shift

Easy Moving House Tips for A Fearless Shift

Easy moving house tips will help you and your family to create a stress-free move that takes away the fear of change. It’s an exciting time, so make it a calm and pleasant time too. Many people paint moving home as an exciting time full of new possibilities. However, many people don’t actually talk about the fear that can come with moving from your current home and into a place brand new and unfamiliar. You might think that your fear of moving is irrational, but actually, many people get the fear. Below, you’ll find some pointers that will help you…