5 Ways to Make Your Small Business Boom

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Everyone wants to increase their profits, but wishing helps no one. Taking practical steps to increase your fortunes is the only way to go. Here are five time-tested ways to up your small business’ profit potential. Expand One easy way to bring in more business is simply to expand locations. If your business operates behind a storefront, having more physical space means more opportunities to attract customers. A location in a new part of town means more access to traffic (both foot and vehicle), Read more [...]

How To Care For Your Flowers In The Lawn/Garden

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Flowers aren’t different than other living creatures you come across every day. They get thirsty, hungry and old, just like us, so it is crucial to care for them to prolong their lifespan and enhance their appearance. This is also what you need to do to create a stunning bouquet from the blooms in your garden, so you can enjoy the fruits of your labor outside your home as well. There is another reason to care for flowers: It encourages more growth throughout the garden in the summer months and Read more [...]

Make your garden look fantastic this spring with a new pond

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The arrival of spring is an exciting time - leaves back on trees, colour all around, and best of all? You get your garden back, and the chance to christen its rebirth with an incredible water feature or, to be more specific, the pond you've always wanted. For backyard enthusiasts, getting stuck into designing the ultimate garden-shaping pond is what it's all about, and a great place to get your pond starter kits from is Swell UK. Having this vital kit at your disposal means that all the fundamentals Read more [...]

Will Adding to Your Home Add Value Too?

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Adding unto your property may seem like a sure way to boost value. More rooms, more amenities, more money, right? Well, yes and no. The matter of making so-called improvements to your home and property for the sake of a price boost is a bit more complex than mere addition and subtraction. In fact, the wrong kind of addition can actually lower the value of your home. Here’s a rundown of the common options homeowners go for when looking to raise value, and whether or not there’s actual truth Read more [...]

Creating Curb appeal

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First impressions are very important and apply to many aspects in life.  The curb appeal of your home should make everyone, including potential homebuyers, want to see what is inside. Hooks and Lattice has given us an informative visual of how to increase the curb appeal of your home.   Read more [...]

10 Termite Prevention Tips for Homeowners

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The arrival of spring brings warmer weather, flowers, longer days, and termites. The springtime is when termites seek out places to establish new colonies. Any properties that have cellulose or wood components are at risk for infestation. Once an infestation is underway, termites can destroy a home from the inside out without the homeowner being aware that they are there. For this reason, Bay Area pest management company Planet Orange recommends homeowners get a termite inspection to prevent a termite Read more [...]

The Process of Buying a New Home

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Buying a new home is a big decision. It’s the single most expensive decision the vast majority of people will ever make, but it’s an investment in your future and few can deny the advantage of owning your own bricks and mortar. Elan Homes regularly sells homes to people in this position, and naturally, everyone wants to get through the process as quickly as possible. It’s important to know how the process works and how long it takes.   New Homes Fast   It’s nearly always Read more [...]

Depending On a Moving Company: Facts vs.Myths

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In the moving industry, there are various facts and myths just like in any other industry. Whether you are relocating to another town or just down the street, packing and getting everything ready for the move is one of the most stressful parts of the moving process. Most of the moving myths and misconceptions came into existence as a result of some unhappy individuals’ sharing opinions about moving companies. Falling for these misconceptions and myths will only make things harder for you as you Read more [...]

How to Stop Bedbugs Getting into Your Home

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Bedbugs are tiny little creatures that are very hard to see and get rid of. They’re also extremely difficult to prevent coming into your home because of the many different places they can hide away. In this article I’ll look at five of the precautions you can take to try to stop bedbugs getting into your home. Be wary of second-hand furniture People often throw away what seem to be really good items of furniture. For example, you may be driving past a skip and see a mattress or old Read more [...]

Roofing Types

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When building or modifying a home, you should designate some time to selecting the best roof type to match the architecture of your home. Below are designs I’ve either used or witnessed being used, to great effect. Mansard This style of roof originates from France and uses four slopes, two on each side of the house. Used on many iconic French buildings, including the Louvre.  The lower slope is more vertical than the upper slope, creating beautiful angles. The use of a Mansard can have Read more [...]