HOW TO BOOST THE VALUE OF YOUR HOME

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Right now you probably can’t imagine ever selling your beloved home, especially if you’ve grown quite attached over the years. But you never know what the future holds. It pays to be prepared in case you do one day crave a change of scenery or choose to move for any number of reasons. Should this come to pass, you definitely want to sell your home for the highest price, which means it might be time for a little “fixer upper”. Not only will this boost the value of your home, it will Read more [...]

Four Signs It’s Time to Call in a Plumber

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There are all kinds of reasons people choose to tackle home projects, renovations, and repairs on their own. With so much information in books, online, and in-store, it’s provided homeowners with a newfound confidence in approaching these DIY projects around the house. With that said, there are still projects and repairs that are best left to the professionals, so as not to cause further damage. Royalty Free Photo One thing that homeowners should be wary about “fixing” on their own is Read more [...]

The Affordability of a New Home Purchase

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“There has been much recent public discussion about the rising price of… homes, and concern that an increasing number of families are [being] priced out of the… home market.” – John C. Weicher. Are you looking at purchasing your own home? Do you need to take out a mortgage bond in order to fund your new purchase, or are you one of the few fortunate people who are able to purchase your home cash? Are you considering renovating the house once you have purchased it? The fact of the matter Read more [...]

What You Need to Remember When Remodeling a School Cafeteria

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The future of the world lies in the hands of the younger generation. With this knowledge in mind, it is necessary for governments around the world to provide the best possible school facilities in order to provide the highest quality of education. Creating an environment that is both comfortable and conducive to learning helps to achieve this goal. When designing the different areas of a school, such as classrooms, cafeterias, libraries, and lounges, the designer must take numerous factors into Read more [...]

Times To Call An HVAC Techician

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Your cooling and heating systems affect the comfort of your home. Unless something traumatic happens, like the furnace going out during a cold snap or your air conditioning going out during a heat wave, you probably don’t give your HVAC system a second thought.  However, there are several reasons why you should give an HVAC professional a call. Here is a look at four times you should consult an HVAC technician. 1. Routine Maintenance: Make it a Regular Thing As was previously stated, you do Read more [...]

How You Can Make Savings Around The Home

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Just buying a house and getting it ready to live in is expensive enough let alone running it, most homeowners out there will be watching every cent that they spent and trying to look for ways to save. The amount of money spent on the home really becomes apparent when you need to shell out for something big, perhaps a vacation, a gift or even renovations on the home. Thankfully, since the 2008 economic crisis, more and more people looked for and found new and novel ways to save money around the house. Read more [...]

Go Green: Vinyl vs. Linoleum Sheet Flooring

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Flooring design plays a big part in the overall design of the house. Good quality flooring enhances your home’s interior design and improves your home’s living experience. Although it may appear to be the least important aspect taken into consideration by every home owner, flooring is one of the top priorities that should always be examined. The floors of the house are usually the first surfaces to reflect wear and tear due to constant home activities. That’s why choosing a good quality flooring Read more [...]

Should You Install a Fireplace in Your Home?

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There is a different touch to a home only a fireplace can bring. It can not only warm the feel of a living room; the comfort it brings during snowy December months is also incomparable. Installing a fireplace is a huge investment, so there are some things you need to cross off your checklist before successfully having this addition to your home. Here are four basic things to keep in mind before you get that fireplace installed. Safety Fire will always be a hazard, and storing up wood will present Read more [...]

Why having a pool won’t break your budget

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Gone are the days that pools and leisurely sun bathes are restricted to the upper class. Although times are tough and we all feel the need to cut our budgets here and there, having a swimming pool area in your garden is actually an extremely affordable investment. All you need to do is follow the right steps from the beginning, and all the hard work of installing a pool into your sunny South African garden will pay off in no time. One of the numbers that will shock you on your new investment Read more [...]

The buying versus renting debate

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The debate over ‘Buying Versus Renting’ has been going on for the longest time now. Since property transactions involve large sums of money, this is a huge decision. People sometime use their lifetime of saving to buy an apartment. In metropolitan cities, where the cost is so high, it is almost impossible for a common man, to buy a house in his lifetime. But we associate pride and honor with property in India. Owning their own house or land is every man’s dream in India and the common man saves Read more [...]