Planning to Remodel

5 Questions to Ask Before Starting Home Improvements

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Starting a new home improvement project can be intimidating; other than your home and car, renovations are among the biggest investments you’re likely to make. Fixing up your home can be a great investment decision—but before you sign on the dotted line, make sure you’ve asked the questions of yourself and your contractor.

1. Is my contractor accredited and insured?

Smart Technology: The Key to a More Energy Efficient Life

Smart technology has transformed, and is continuing to transform, modern life in more ways than we could ever have imagined. Most modern technology is created with the purpose of making our lives more efficient—getting from A to B quicker, being able to do more on your phone, cleaning the house more efficiently—so it is only natural that there would eventually be technology available that would help us to live more energy efficient lives. Here are just a few of the ways in which technology is helping us give our homes an eco-friendly makeover.

Turn Your Garden Into a Learning Place For Your Kids

Today, many children are known to spend most of their free time indoors. In order to ensure that these kids are active and safe while playing, parents should ensure that they create an enticing garden that the kids won't be able to resist. The garden should be child friendly and must have swing sets and other places that are mainly set aside for children only. Parents should always ensure top safety and also provide play areas that are well protected from direct sun, using canopies and other types of shades.

Challenge the Imagination

Simple Hacks For Quaint Apartment Units

Curtain room divider in Studio Apartment

Interior design for apartments can be quite a challenge since you will always be concerned about the space and how to properly and efficiently utilize (the lack of) such. But with some creativity and good research, you can accept the challenge and transform your space into a well-utilized abode. As a Buzzfeed article on simple interior design hacks points out, “no matter how tiny that studio apartment is, nothing beats having your own space.” 

Don’t be shy about bathroom DIY – and don’t be afraid if you have to pay

Chances are you've thought of doing some DIY home improvement work in the past. In case you have, that is a really good thing since the good news is – there is indeed a lot of work you can do on your own without anyone else helping you that much. The bathroom is one such area which you can fiddle around with in your spare time and get some amazing results. This is, of course, provided you already have at least some DIY experience. If not, nothing to worry about, with determination everything can be mastered.

Burglar Proof My Home... Affordably!

Secure home

You can safeguard your home from unlawful entry even if you don’t have the money to invest in an expensive alarm system. There are lots of cheap and practical ways to deter burglars from breaking in when you’re not at home. One of the best ways to protect your home is to make it seem inhabited, even when you’re only a few blocks away. Leave the radio, television or a couple lights on and don’t let the mail pile up when you’re on vacation.

How to Choose the Right Construction Material Supplier

When it comes to choosing a construction supplier, you need to go for nothing but the very best. Currently, there are so many people who are doing their own construction at home due to economic challenges. Others spend a lot of money on professional construction companies for rather small jobs to make sure their construction is done perfectly. Either way, to get the best work done, you need a top quality construction supplier. Below are the factors to consider when choosing a construction supplier.

6 Ways to Adapt a Small Living Space

Many of us are faced with living in a small home, whether by choice or necessity. Small houses and apartments can be difficult to manage and organize, since there is little storage space and options we are presented with. Still, there are some easy tips we can all apply and make the most out of our small homes. We only need to carefully plan what to do with every inch of the space we have to work with, and by applying some creative solutions concerning decoration and space organization, we can make our house or apartment into our little dream home.

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