Ways to Improve the Kerb Appeal of Your Home

** In Collaboration**  Is your home lacking that extra something when it comes to how it looks from the outside? Many people are unhappy with their home’s kerb appeal, but there are plenty of ways to revamp it and make it look fresh and appealing. It’s all about improving those initial impressions and making your home look as presentable as it can. Here are some ideas that you should make use of if you want to boost your home’s kerb appeal. Get Creative with the Number First of all, you should think about the number that’s on the front of your door. This is the thing that helps people identify your home as yours, so you want it to stand out and grab people’s attention right away if possible. There are plenty of ways in which you can get creative. You could find two mismatched number fonts and combine them to create an interesting style. The options are limitless. Install New Lighting Having good lighting outside of your home really is essential. You want your home to be visible day and night, especially if you’re putting hard work into making it look great. So think about installing new lighting as soon as you can. These outdoor lights can be attached to the home or you can opt for freestanding lights along the path and outside the front door. Revitalise Your Windows and Window Frames Old and damaged window frames can […]

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House details #7

It has been almost three months since my last ‘house update‘ blog post so I thought it was time for a new one. The bar has had a few new additions, and was also used for a party for the first time a few weeks ago! Some more plants have been added including some chilli plants which I just potted […]

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Things to Consider Before You Move to a Remote Location

** In Collaboration** If you are thinking that living in the countryside and away from the hustle and bustle of the big city is for you, it is important that you consider the consequences of your move, so you don’t end up regretting it like many other people before. You might be missing your friends, the pubs and restaurants, and the convenience of the public transport. To make sure that it is worth the sacrifice, you will have to consider every aspect of your move carefully, so you can ensure that you don’t have to move back due to not being able to get used to your new lifestyle. Find a few pointers below. Infrastructure One of the things you have to consider is the roads and the services available. If you are far from the next exchange of phone lines and broadband, you might end up paying a fortune for a satellite phone and internet, which will make your lifestyle even more expensive. Likewise, if you cannot get gas or electricity and have to pay for the services to be led to your home, you will increase your cost of move. Do your research to avoid disappointment. Road Networks It all sounds idyllic to live in the countryside, but will you be able to cope with the dirt road in the winter when everything is muddy or covered in snow? You might be stuck in your home for weeks, […]

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House Details #6

To see the ‘House Details #5’ post click here The house has been a working progress for almost 1.5 years now, but the lounge room is finally almost done! I especially like the loungeroom in the morning light! New chair from Fantastic Furniture  ! We needed an extra chair as one of my friends is moving in (& three people […]

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House details #5

It has been a while since the last house detail post, mainly because it is has been a while since I have updated the house. But now there are a few new additions… New artwork in the ensuite! From Etsy and Oliveetoriel  Little details on the mirror New artwork in the kitchen! New coffee machine, and again more little details. […]

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Signs Your Home Is Wasting Energy

** In Collaboration** If there is one thing that most homeowners are guilty of, it is wasting too much energy. This is not something we should simply accept, though. After all, when you waste energy, you are wasting money too. Do you just want to throw cash away needlessly? It’s unlikely! So, with that being said, read on to discover […]

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The Finblog on “The Psychology of Plants”

Indoor plants aren’t just visually pleasing (& great for Instagram pictures) – there’s a few psychological benefits hidden among their leaves too: Stress reduction Are you a fan of red-flowering geraniums? If you would describe yourself as a ‘stressed woman’, then your answer most certainly should be yes. A 2002 study(1) revealed that red-flowering geraniums may promote faster and more […]

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