Making Your Home More Eco-Friendly

Nowadays we have to start to be more aware of the environment and the best place to start is in our home. If we all make little steps to make our homes eco-friendly, this will create a big step to improve the world for all of us, and more importantly for our children and future generations. So here are my tips for trying to make your home just a little bit more eco-friendly. 1. Solar Panels These may be expensive to install, but the long term benefits are huge, especially with cost of the energy you’ll save. Of course you’re… [Read More]

The 4 Biggest Dangers of DIY Appliance Repairs

Malfunctioning appliances are never easy to deal with and there’s never a good time for a washer, dryer or any major appliance to fail on you. However, while going DIY might seem like a good solution in some cases, it’s not always recommended to perform DIY repairs on appliances because of the dangers involved. Here are some of the most common dangers associated with DIY appliance repairs. Electrical Issues Most people only have a superficial understanding of electrical appliances and how they may affect your grid and other components. Electrical work is no simple task and there really is no… [Read More]

Home Security Tips, Crime Prevention and Home Safety

Your home should be your safe place where you can relax and unwind after a difficult day. Unfortunately things can go wrong even at home. You can even be targeted by burglars. In fact a burglary takes place about every 18 seconds in the US. Fortunately, thanks to the second amendment you have the right to protect your home with a gun; providing you have obtained it legally. There are several ways in which you can secure your home: Get A Gun You can visit a local store for your weapon and then visit to locate the right accessories…. [Read More]

Heating Your Home: Gas Or Electric?

If you live in a country like the UK, which I do, then unfortunately you have to put up with many months of cold weather. In fact, the temperature rarely raises above zero degrees for quite possibly three to four months in a year. Also, there is no doubt that sometimes in the summer months it can get cold, so you need to take the chill off in your home. With smart technology in the home now becoming more available, it’s fantastic that you can turn your heating on before you arrive home, so that when you do get home… [Read More]

How to Combat Draught in Your Home Extension

It can be a great idea to build an extension to your home. This is one way to increase the amount of living space you have, which is especially useful if you have a growing family. It’s also a means of increasing your property’s value. But how do you make sure your new room is up to the same standard of the rest of your home? And how do you ensure that it doesn’t adversely affect other rooms? Well, to answer these questions it’s probably best to look at just one area, and we’re going to focus on draught. This… [Read More]

The Pros and Cons of Using an Online Estate Agent

When you decide it’s time to sell your family home, you can face uncertainty and worry. As well as trying to make your property look more appealing to buyers, you have the added stress of finding your new home, and trying to ensure that the move has as little effect on your children as possible. Before, you may have contacted your local high street estate agent and asked for a valuation. Now, there are online estate agents, too. If you have not used an online agent before, here are the pros and cons to help you decide between online and… [Read More]

Four Storage Ideas to Clear Clutter (and Encourage your Kids to be Less Messy too)

Nobody wants to spend hours tidying up every day, but practically everybody prefers a clutter-free living space. The answer is organised storage, so you can find stuff easily without tripping over things or endless searching when items go walk-about. Storage Furniture in Living Areas Storage furniture is a godsend for households with gadgets galore and an advancing army of toys and games. Coffee tables, end tables, vintage chests or trunks, sideboards or cabinets all make it possible to do very quick tidy-ups. If children like to play in the kitchen while you’re doing the cooking, why not give them a… [Read More]

6 Tips For A Greener And Healthier Home

We all dream of easing a little pressure off our conscience every now and then. Creating a greener home is something to aspire to, and is one step forwards in securing our children’s future. We also want our home to be healthy as well as green. It can be, however, a daunting task. What’s supplies do I need? How will it affect my outgoings? Is it more effort that it’s worth? Don’t worry, you can create a greener home in many different ways. Making changes, no matter how large or small, has an impact – so it’s worth trying. 1…. [Read More]