4 Tips to Prepare Your HVAC System for All Seasons

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Summer is just around the corner and warmer weather outside means turning on the air conditioner. But before you do that, there are some preventative maintenance steps to take so you don't have an HVAC emergency during the hottest part of the year. Here are four things you need to do to make sure your home stays comfortable year-round. Clean Your Outdoor A/C Unit Prior to turning on your air conditioning for the season, you need to clean the outdoor part. Use a garden hose and spray the interior Read more [...]

Deciding on a deep foundation for the next big construction project

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Some studies have shown that the typical cost of foundations can be 20% of a project - and that's for just the simple cases. In other words, once you start getting into high-rise buildings, the cost can suddenly shoot up, and that's before surpassing ground level. Of course, high-rise buildings and other large developments are in a breed of their own. V. Reddy Kancharla is one of a few experts in the industry who knows how crucial this stage of development is and particularly, selecting a suitable Read more [...]

The way properties are presented to prospective buyers has changed dramatically over the past two decades

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The rise in internet usage and the growth in computer design technology has turned house-buying into a whole new experience. In the mid 1990s, when just 1% of the UK population were online, the average property specification sheet would consist of one outside photograph, plus a garden or indoor photograph if you were lucky, followed by a list of measurements and features, room by room. First-time buyer Now, when 90% of us are internet users, the first port of call is usually a property site Read more [...]

How to Choose the Best Aluminum Fence for Your Home

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Aluminum has become one of the most popular materials for fences today. It is incredibly durable, requires very little maintenance and is cost-effective for homeowners. It is easy to place a fence around your property to improve the appearance or increase security. Here are some things to look for when trying to choose the best fence for you home. Height The first thing to consider is the height you want for the fence. You can get fences in all heights from something well below eye-level to Read more [...]

Granite Colours That Add Elegance to Your Worktops

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When you are choosing the new colours for your kitchen remodelling project you should pick something that expresses your preferences and carries out your theme of interior design. You can use the colours of your cabinetry, the worktops that you have installed, and lighting and plumbing fixtures that accent your choices. With stone surfaces, the depth and richness of the colours add appeal and a splash of interest to your food preparation station. Instead of the usual boring colours that are always 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 [...]

Improve Your Home With a Loft Extension

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It can be difficult to sell a home in these straightened financial times. So what are you to do if you have an impending addition to the family or you find that your existing family has outgrown your house? One way of getting round this problem is to consider extending the property. Whilst for some people there is the option to extend outwards, for others, lack of external space means that this is not a possibility. In those cases, the one remaining choice is to extend upwards in the shape Read more [...]