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Introducing Sustainability Into Your Home In Big and Small Ways

Introducing Sustainability Into Your Home In Big and Small Ways

The toughest thing about introducing sustainability into home in the modern day is finding the right balance of sustainability without compromising your bank balance. A sustainable home should, first and foremost, have a low impact on the environment. However, making your home more sustainable doesn’t just cover appliances. There are a variety of ways to make introducing sustainability into your home an easy decision. Let’s show you what you could implement, in big and little ways.  A Self-Sustaining Water Supply A rainwater harvesting system is a fantastic way to reduce your main water usage, but you can also get a…

‘How to Achieve a Sustainable Living Environment

‘How to Achieve a Sustainable Living Environment

Creating a sustainable living environment should be a top priority. You can do your part in protecting the earth from the harmful effects of climate change. Here’s how. You don’t have to be a green lover or a tree hugger to realize that everyone must do what is necessary to save the planet. Creating a sustainable living environment is best for you, the planet and its incredibly diverse species of animals and plants. Read on to discover how you can make a difference even in your backyard. Learn how doing so can save you money in the long run. A…

House Moving Stress And How To Avoid It

House Moving Stress And How To Avoid It

House moving stress is so common yet there are ways to avoid it… or at least minimise it. These five expert tips will help you to plan your move and reduce the stress. Moving house is one of the most stressful things that you’ll ever have to do in your life. Thankfully, it is generally not something that we need to do very often. But if you’re coming up to a point in your life when you need to move, you may be worried about how it will all go. Stress can creep in very early in a move and…

Major Decluttering – Scary, But Necessary

Major Decluttering – Scary, But Necessary

Major decluttering can feel a little scary. That’s because you’re on the cusp of potentially chucking out thousands of dollars worth of possessions in the name of making things tidier. It’s a big deal.  All sorts of thoughts race through your mind when you embark upon a major decluttering project. For instance, you worry that you’ll accidentally throw something out you’ll need in the future. And you regret the fact that you’ve spent hard earned money to buy things that you ultimately don’t use.  The trick is to push through these feelings and just get on with the job. Often,…

Don’t Begin Home Cleaning Until These 4 Vital Tasks Are Complete

Don’t Begin Home Cleaning Until These 4 Vital Tasks Are Complete

Before you can successfully begin home cleaning, there are four crucial tasks to complete. You’ll find that these expert tips will save you time and deliver a cleaner home. Bring it on.  Set out your home cleaning tasks first Just like any project, when home cleaning, you need to have a focus. Otherwise, it’s all too easy to become distracted, or even hyper-focused on getting one part of your home perfect.  With that in mind, be sure to make a note of what you want to complete when you clean. Reorder the tasks with the most urgent first, then if…

Eco Home Transformation and Creating A Haven To Love

Eco Home Transformation and Creating A Haven To Love

Are you seeking an eco home transformation? In recent years, there has been a noticeable shift towards eco-friendly living. Headlines warn of trouble ahead, documentaries highlight issues such as plastic pollution in our oceans and deforestation. Having an eco-friendly home is increasingly crucial to play our part in protecting the planet. One of the best ways to join the global effort is to think about how you can help with an eco home transformation and then spread the word. So, here are some top tips to transform your home into an eco-friendly haven.  Increasing energy-efficiency… Most of us use more…

Designer Decorating Concepts for Less

Designer Decorating Concepts for Less

Designer decorating usually comes at a cost. This is usually because interior designers have an incredible amount of experience under their Gucci belts. However, you can use their concepts for less. Interior design is something that can cost an incredible amount of money, especially if you get a professional interior designer involved in the process. However, designer decorating can also be something that costs surprisingly little. If you’re willing to put in a bit of work and unleash your own creativity, then use these tips. While it could ultimately end in a disaster (let’s hope not), there are fairly affordable…

Four Signs You Might Need To Declutter Your Home

Four Signs You Might Need To Declutter Your Home

Do you need to declutter your home? Sometimes we can let our homes get overrun with clutter. However, that’s normal because we’re all hoarders to some degree. But how can you get it under control? What we bring into our home needs to be valuable to us and bring more value in our lives. If it’s not, then it’s likely to be clutter that you need to remove. Here are four signs that you might need to declutter your home. You Struggle To See Floor Space If you’ve forgotten what floor colour of a room looks like, chances are, you’ve…

Sustainable Home Life… and how to get it

Sustainable Home Life… and how to get it

Having a sustainable home can take a little time to adapt to. However, we’re all more than capable of making it happen. As we progress further into the 21st century, the protection of our planet and sustainable living has become paramount. Here are some ways to create a more sustainable home and to help the environment as well. A Sustainable Home Will Have Solar Panels Solar panels are a great way to be more sustainable because you can end up using your own energy supplies without relying on the national grid for it. That means you’re contributing more and wasting…

How to Minimise Your Home’s Eco Footprint

How to Minimise Your Home’s Eco Footprint

Have you thought about your eco footprint lately? We’re entering into a bold new age as a species. In the past, mankind would essentially just do what they want with mother nature (a few spiritual tribes excepting). Now, we’ve come to understand about our eco footprint. We can’t just do what we want expecting everything to be OK. We have to be careful with our treatment of the natural environment, for everyone’s sake — the earth, animals, and humans will all be better off if we limit our impact. While the big changes will have to be written into law,…

Work From Home? Save Money With 6 Great Ideas

Work From Home? Save Money With 6 Great Ideas

The desire to work from home has become increasingly popular over the past few years. There are many reasons why this choice is preferred, from lack of commutes to control over work hours. But how can you also save money while setting up your home office? While many people decide to work from home on their couch or bed, professionals agree that you need a dedicated workspace to be productive. The trouble is, setting up a home office can be an expensive process. With that in mind, here are six ways you can cut costs when you work from home….

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,…

Flex Your Home Design Eco Credentials

Flex Your Home Design Eco Credentials

Do you want to add home design eco credentials to your renovation and home improvement skills? Even first-timers will benefit from knowing how to be more ‘green’ when it comes to their homes. Yes, the buzzwords of the moment are eco-friendly, green and sustainable. These environmentally aware concepts are seemingly permeating every aspect of our lives including our home decor and renovation choices. While you may not have considered ‘going green’ when purchasing a new dishwasher a decade ago, nowadays the focus is on energy efficiency rather than ergonomic design. Home Design Eco Credentials : Star Rating Purchase new appliances…

Traditional Home Decor: The Do’s and Don’ts

Traditional Home Decor: The Do’s and Don’ts

Traditional home decor can bring a beautiful, timeless look to your home, but only if you get it right. One thing you don’t want to do is end up making your home look like a place straight out of the 40s, 50s, or 60s. If you get traditional home decor wrong, your home could end up looking more like a film set than a genuine place where someone actually lives. Here, we’ll discuss the dos and don’ts of achieving traditional home decor style so you can make your home decor last, and seriously enjoy it too. Do Incorporate Old And…