Choosing the Right Style of Home for Your Family

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While many of you looking to purchase a house to make it into a home, may already know what style you have in mind, there are so many different styles available in the market, that it makes sense to understand them before you take the final step of purchasing one. While shopping for a house, you need to narrow down your choices to only those styles that are most suitable for your family.

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How to Add Value to Your Property When the Housing Market is Flat

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Despite estate agents, the government and construction companies "talking up" the housing market, anyone who has tried to sell a home outside of London in the last 3 or 4 years knows the market is flat. House prices have either fallen or remained stagnant (depending on the area you live in).

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Home and Garden Review: HireJungle.co.uk

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With the prolonged downturn in the economy (5 years and counting in the UK), people are still reluctant to spend on DIY related items - even though they have lots of plans for their home (dreaming up plans are free, fulfilling them, sadly not! ). But business wouldn't be business if it wasn't about answering a need. Hiring items - instead of buying them - is a much more viable option for cash-strapped home improvers.

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Interior Design Courses: Job and Passion

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Becoming an interior designer (somebody who deals with the home furnishings) requires a lot of passion and dedication. It is also needed a knowledge and a competence which are not common, that must be put at the customers" service the interior designer acquires them thanks to years of experience and attending training courses. In order to be an interior designer it is also indispensable to be endowed with a natural and marked aesthetic sense which allows the creative and original professionist to associate interior glass doors with resistant parquet, wide and spacious windows with curtains that don't make them heavy, colours and original furniture which create all together environments with an impeccable taste, capable of satisfying the client's requests. So, personal inclinations that must be associated with an appropriate formation: for this aim, there are many courses ideated for the emergence of interior designers who are able to design and organise spaces in a rational but still harmonious way.

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Getting Inspiration from Local Trades Shops

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It can be hard to know what to do with your home in terms of DIY. You can look through the glossy brochures, and the ideas laid out before you on glossy print all look fabulous.

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Add Some Fire to Your Life

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With energy bills constantly on the rise and people finding it harder to make ends meet, the home is often now more a thing of function rather than beauty. There are many things which make a house a home, those little quirky touches that make it individual and special.

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How to Affordably Say Goodbye to Inferior Interior

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Everyone wants to update their home, but not everyone can afford to make it as luxurious and fancy as they would like it to be. This is a sad realisation that people have to accept, especially given the growing cost of living in regards to mortgages,utilities, vehicles, gas, and etc. Thankfully, there are some very easy ways that you can go about changing out your interior design without having to take out a second mortgage on your home. To take advantage of these, you must be willing to think outside of the norm.

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A Look at Task Lighting, Background Lighting and Ambient Lighting

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There's more to lighting than merely illuminating a room. Lighting should serve a specific purpose - perhaps to add to ambience to a room, or just add some background level light, or a task-orientated light - perhaps a spotlight on a desk for reading.

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Five Top Tips For Buying Tiles Online

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Nowadays so much of our shopping is done online. After all, it's so much quicker and easier, and quite often cheaper. However, there are certain things which a lot of people would much rather buy in person so that they can get a better idea of the quality of the product which they're buying. Tiles are a product which would probably fall into this category, however, we're here to give you five top tips for buying tiles online so that you get a great deal, and more importantly get the tiles that are right for you. Understand the product and your rightsOne of the fears that some people have when buying tiles is that they'll turn up on your doorstep and be completely wrong, or not what you were expecting.

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Hard Water Can Give Your Home and Health a Hard Time

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Hard water - water which contains a high mineral content, with high levels of calcium and magnesium carbonate - can produce negative effects - to your pipes, electrical appliances, clothes and even your health. This article will look at the various consequences of hard water, and ways in which it can be softened.

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Guide to Refrigerated Wine Cabinets

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Refrigerated wine cabinets are a viable alternative to wine racks they allow you to store your wine collection in a cooled space. They provide the ideal conditions as a short- or long-term solution.

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Simple Ways To Increase Your Home's Security

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The security of our home is definitely highly important and we do need to do all that we can in order to keep ourselves, our valuables and our loved ones safe. Working with home security specialists is always a great idea but this does not mean there are no things that you can do alone.

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How to Declutter Your Home and Give it a Minimal Look

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There's no doubt that a cluttered house just makes you feel like your life is disorganized. You go home, and there's just so much stuff everywhere - you run out of shelf space just trying to store it all.

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The Benefits of Fire Doors, Beyond The Obvious!

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I think we can all agree that Firedoors are lifesavers. They are designed to prevent the spreading of fires throughout a building to allow an easy and safe exit.

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Top Tips For Clearing Blocked Drains

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There are few things that are as unpleasant as the experience of blocked drains. Whether it is the nuisance of slowly emptying sinks, unpleasant smells or worse, drains backing up and returning their contents to the kitchen or bathroom, blocked drains are horrible.

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Steps to Selecting a Quick House Sale Firm

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When selecting a quick house sale company, you must ensure that you make an informed decision. Here are some quick tips to help you choose a quick house sale company:Do an independent valuation - Get three estate agent to give you independent valuations of your property after which you can compare with what the quick house sale company is offering. Take your time - While it is true that you may need to sell off your property quickly, do not rush to make a decision.

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Vacuum Cleaner Bags: a Common Issue

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It's not always as simple as this of course, but more often than not, a problem will have a simple solution. I know, it would help if we could define simple really wouldn't it? Well, as sweeping a statement as the opening line of this article includes, there is a lot to be said for looking at a problem in depth as you may be pleasantly surprised to discover that what appeared to be a complete disaster at first glance is actually not that big a deal when you focus in on the individual issues.

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Bring Spring Into Your Home With Some Flowers

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Well as I write this, the sun is shining down on me in the UK, and that's quite remarkable considering the washout we had in April (the wettest on record). The only thing I miss about my current home is that we don't have much of a garden to speak of.

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On Giving My House a Complete Overhaul

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I inherited my house from my parents, and most of the furniture harks back to the 60s and 70s. It's a testiment to the craftsmanship back then in regards to how they've weathered they years.

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Spring Home Improvements

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Sometimes the annual spring cleanjust is not enough. The season of transformation may inspire some homeowners to go one step further and make some real changes about the house - both internally and externally.

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A Recent Trip to Japan Inspired me To Get Some Sliding Wardrobe Doors

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Nowhere is space at such a premium like it is in Japan. And because of this, the Japanese have become masters at saving space when and where they can - you have futons that can be easily folded away to create space (instead of traditional beds), and sliding doors where traditional doors would be.

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Home Improvement For The Hard Of Hearing

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9 million of the UK's estimated 65 million strong population are thought to be hard of hearing. The overwhelming cause is age related (presbycusis), a natural process that diminishes one's ability to hear.

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How to Make Homemade Coasters to Match Your Décor!

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We are always looking for new ways to spruce up our homes. We try big redecorations and moving furniture.

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An Important Piece Of Furniture

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On average we spend at least 25-30% of our time in our home on one piece of furniture more than any other - our bed. It provides us with pleasure, comfort, a feeling of well being, and of course the necessary sleep for a healthy lifestyle.

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Older Homes

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Many of the homes built in this country before the 1930's were usually constructed of brick and/or stone and have the benefit of good sized gardens. They also often have lots of character and charm unlike much of the housing built since.

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UK Homes

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Most of the homes in the Uk fall into just four categories - detached, semi-detached, terraced, and flat/apartment. Located in cities, towns, villages, and scattered small hamlets they offer a secure base from which we run our daily lives.

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Houses Today

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Modern HomesThese days homes in the UK are mainly built of brick under a tiled roof. Long before these modern building materials came into use homes were constructed of wood or blocks of turf.

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10 Tips for Sustainable Homes

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There are many reasons for going green in the home. For some, it may be a concern for the environment and a desire to reduce one's carbon footprint.

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Sheer, Room Darkening, or Blackout Curtains: The Pros and Cons

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Do you have plans to redecorate a room in your home? There are many decisions to be made, such as how much you can afford to spend, whatcolor palette you'll stick to, whether to buy new or upcycle, and more. If your room has windows, you may also have to decide what type of curtains to hang.

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Thinking Bespoke Feature Wall? We Answer Your Wallpaper Questions!

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Spring is only just upon us but perhaps you're already thinking about that new look for your home. A new you, fresh room, a change of theme or style. You're thinking options, change, what's new, what's different; what's possible. Thinking about decor? Colours and paints, curtains and rugs, possibly wallpaper ideas for that living room or bedroom feature wall.

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How Designer Radiators Can Add Value to Your Home

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The typical household radiator can be a bit of an eye-sore. I'm perhaps being unkind since it does a good job of keeping the room it is in warm.

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The Advantages of Vertical Blinds

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Finding right window dressings is an essential when contemplating a new interior design. Made to measure vertical blinds provide complete heat and light control and are perfect for large window areas like bi-fold doors, sliding doors or areas where you may have minimal clearance.

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