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Decorating ideas and projects for your home: The cheapest, chicest & most effective tricks

If you’re anything like me, you love a bargain – especially when it comes to home design and decoration! Moving into your own home isn’t cheap, so unless you’re really lucky, you probably won’t have much money left over for decoration once you’re in. You can save yourself a lot of money on the mortgage if you shop wisely – I use a mortgage calculator like this one, Habito is really fast, easy, and free to use. Even so, I found that I had a tiny, tiny budget for decoration. Here are a few tips and tricks to help your money stretch further, while still giving your new home the chic edge you’re looking for! Focus on the layout, first Make sure you know exactly what you want, and where you want it to go. Get your existing furniture in and arranged first, and plan your other decorations around it.…

Decor Tips To Sell Your Home Faster

Nowhere is it more beautiful than at home. After all, your own four walls are a personal retreat and oasis of well-being. This is where you can get away from the hustle of everyday life. All too often, apartments and houses are just the opposite, even if they meet all the criteria of a beautiful home at first glance. Your home should be a pleasant retreat, not only so you can feel good, but also to make it more valuable when you are ready to sell it. Here are some top tips. Have A Beautiful Entrance A beautiful house entrance gives a harmonious overall picture of anyone who enters. When designing your home entrance, simplicity is the key. This gives the entrance more structure and order, along with the right lighting, which ensures that positive energies find their way into your home for those that are considering buying it. Add…

Luxury condos in Miami that make a standout

Have you ever wondered why people love staying at 5-star hotels no matter the excessive and sometimes ridiculous prices? The answer seems simple; the high-end features and fixtures, the signature restaurants, the resort-style amenities and the feeling of living the good life. Pretty reasonable, huh? Now, imagine having the chance of, not only living the good life, but owning it. That is exactly what Miami offers you with the finest array of luxury condominiums boasting the most impressive finishes and with absolutely nothing to envy from the sought-after lux housing industry. Here are five of the top luxury properties currently on the market: Continuum South Beach This is a two-tower condominium set in the South of Fifth neighborhood with a structure visible from Key Biscayne and Fisher Island, making a definite standout with its location. You’ll love the resort-style amenities and services here, including a full-service beach club, lagoon swimming…

5 Luxury Properties in Miami Worth to Invest In

Miami offers an infinite world of fun and entertainment all around its heavenly extent: Paradisiacal beaches, a non-stopping nightlife, delighting dining options, signature shopping, and a lively atmosphere of exquisite sophistication. But that’s not all; Miami also boasts a true ‘high-end’ luxury condo living for those discerning investors who want to live surrounded only by opulence. If you are thinking of becoming the proud owner of a luxury condominium, today we are going to delight you with 5 of the hottest properties currently on the market so you can be aware of the world-class luxury Miami has to offer. Murano at Portofino This 37-story condo is located in the hugely popular South of Fifth District in Miami Beach, southernmost tip on the western side of the island. All units have incredible floor-to-ceiling views of the Atlantic Ocean, Biscayne Bay, and Miami Harbour. You’ll spacious dining/living rooms with terraces, nine-foot ceilings,…

4 Interior Design Tips For Your Home This Summer

Once summer has well and truly taken hold, what better way to enjoy the long, warm, sunny days than in the company of your nearest and dearest? If you’re planning exciting social gatherings in the comfort of your own home, it’s important that you get your home summer ready, and get your interior design looking and feeling fresh. Make the most of the natural light afforded, choose new furnishings, have a thorough summer clean, and don’t forget to clean up the BBQ in time for having al fresco dinner! Air purifying plants such aloe vera and bamboo fern, and aromatic citrus candles will helpyour home smell inviting and welcoming for your guests. Make The Most Of Natural Light Draw back the drapes or shutters and push open the windowsin your rooms to make the most of the natural summer sunshine. If you’re concerned about insects flying into your home, you…

A Guide to Creating a Sustainable Outdoor Space

Sustainability should always be at the forefront of your mind when transforming your outdoor space. By keeping that as your priority, it can ultimately help you to create a beautiful, eco-friendly garden that is easy to maintain. So, whether you are hoping to transform your residential garden or commercial exterior, read the following helpful guide to creating a sustainable outdoor space. Welcome Bug-Eating Birds If an outdoor space is experiencing a bug problem, which is impacting your shrubs, lawn, and flowers, as well as your happiness, you should try to attract bug-eating birds. Instead of using chemicals to banish the insects as this can negatively affect the planet, simply add a bird feeder into your exterior design. Placing a bird feeder into your space will help you naturally and effectively combat the problem without the need for harmful toxins. Hang Energy Efficient Lighting Are you planning to use lighting to…

3 Ways Your Home Might Be Making You Sick

Becoming sick is something we all strive to avoid, and making healthy lifestyle tweaks can be a relatively fun challenge. However, when all of your best efforts seem to fail, it is easy to become discouraged. A very common culprit that is often unknowingly overlooked is your environment — and not just the outdoors, where seasonal pollen or air pollution may be the source of your discomfort. Instead, your very home might be making you sick. Fortunately, you can make a few easy adjustments to ensure that your home isn’t a detriment to your health. Address Leaks and DampnessImage via Flickr by okchomeseller Keeping the house clean is a simple way to keep your health at its best, but if you keep a clean house and you are still getting sick, here are a couple tips to keep in mind. Bacteria can manifest itself in damp places, heating and cooling…

Welcome Home: Adjustment Techniques After The Journey Of A Lifetime

A post shared by Ann Kucsmas (@annkucsmas) on Apr 17, 2018 at 6:38am PDT How was the trip? Was it everything you thought it would be and more? Hopefully, the answer to the last question is hell yes! After all, it’s nice when a plan comes together and the journey you planned for ages was a success. There are too many things to see, people to meet, and beers to be drunk for it to be anything less than legendary. The only problem is you have to come home at some point. Well, you don’t, but the reality is it’s bound to happen. After a long time away from home, there will be an inevitable honeymoon period. Everything, no matter how benign, will seem awesome. Even the things you hated before you left. Of course, give it two weeks and the novelty will wear away pretty quickly. They’re called the…

Three Simple DIY Repairs and Upgrades Around the Home

A handyman can be expensive to hire and often not available when we need them. The cost can be prohibitive to have even minor work done. Having the skills to maintain your home is quite valuable when you consider what it might cost to hire a professional. Many home repairs and upgrades can be done correctly and competently by the average homeowner with a little knowledge. You don’t have to break the bank to fix a few things around the house. Taking on the challenge of performing DIY work on your home can be intimidating for some people but take confidence in knowing that there are many resources available. With some patience and attention to detail, professional results can be achieved. Clearing a Clogged Kitchen Sink Drain One of the cheapest and easiest methods of removing clogs is to pour boiling hot water down the drain. Clear any standing water…

3 Ways to Prepare Your Home Before You Travel

You are planning a major trip — perhaps a special event related to your job or for that vacation you have finally earned after years of hard work. You may be a little nervous due to the excitement of the travel and because you will be leaving your home unattended. Here are some easy and important steps you should take to keep your mind at rest during your travel. Keep Your Network in the Loop Image via Flickr by Traveloscopy If family and friends live near you, then let them know when you’ll be departing and returning. Ask this group to keep an eye on your home and to take in your mail, newspapers, or packages so these items don’t pile up and draw unwanted attention to your absence. Ask this group to call or text you if they see something suspicious and to call the police directly if something…

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