Home Remodeling

5 Simple Tips To Deter Burglars From Raiding Your Property

Unattended newspaper says you are not at home

Looking for ways to protect your home from burglars? You don't necessarily need to invest in an expensive home alarm system, nor do you need to install a shabby looking barbed wire fence to keep burglars at bay. By simply following a few basic and practical methods around your home, you can effectively deter burglars from short listing your property for a raid. Following is a list of 5 simple tips you can follow to secure your home and deter burglars from breaking in.

Keep your doorstep flyer-free

6 Safety Tips to Consider While Doing Your Home Repairs

There are many odd jobs around the house that need your attention. Hiring a professional to handle these jobs seems wasteful. There are certain things you should be able to do yourself. However, dealing with such mundane tasks can sometimes result in accidents. These accidents can be fatal, so it’s best to take every precaution possible. Just because you’re not a professional, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t act like one. Here are 6 safety tips to consider while doing your home repairs.

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5 Simple Steps To A Kid-Friendly Home You'll Love

If you have children at home you need to do things a little differently than you normally would. A kid-friendly home is just as much about you as it is about them. Here are a few different things you should test out if you're not doing them already. I'm sure there will be a few you wish you thought of a long time ago.

Go with an open floor plan

 

How to Renovate Your Home While Being a Good Neighbor

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In 2010, 14,511,000 households underwent a bathroom remodel, the U.S. Census Bureau reports. An additional 8,452,000 homes received new kitchens. Home renovation projects like these might make your house happy, but what about your neighbors? Whether they're done by a contractor or completed by you, the homeowners, renovations are almost guaranteed to be noisy, create debris and make day-to-day life unpleasant for those living near you. If you're contemplating a home remodel, acting as a good neighbor can save you from any future payback.

Getting the Right Open Layout for Your Home

Open layouts for homes are becoming increasingly more popular. This is due to several different reasons. Homes with open layouts often have more natural light coming in, due to fewer walls, which makes the home more attractive. Open layout homes also look larger. The larger a home looks, regardless of its square footage, the more appealing the home will be. For this reason, many people are trying to create a home with the best design possible.

"House Flipping” Is Making a Return — Is It Right for You?

It sounds so simple: purchase a home for well below market value, make a few updates and then sell it for a profit a few months later. For many real estate investors, it really was that simple.

Until the real estate bubble burst in 2008. When the market tanked, so did the concept of “flipping,” or buying a house only to sell it again within six months. There may have been a surplus of affordable properties on the market thanks to foreclosures, but there simply weren’t enough buyers looking for homes — or able to get a mortgage in order to do so.

6 Tips for Restoring an Old House without Going Bankrupt

Grand Old Room

If you’re the adventurous sort, then the idea of purchasing and restoring an old house should excite you. It’s the perfect opportunity to obtain a piece of history that’s been neglected by time. A lot of old houses that date back almost a hundred years now lie in ruin. You can update this relic and keep its legacy alive. It’ll be nice to live in a house that has a 100 year old story to tell. And since the house is in shambles you’ll get a good deal on it. Here are 6 tips to help you restore an old house. 

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Art for Your Home Today

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Do It Yourself Art

In the wake of the publication of a recent book exploring the art in people's houses, attention has turned inwards to the art in our own rooms and the pieces of design with which we share our lives. Busy modern people might not spend much time assessing the display of artworks in their own homes, but the things with which we surround ourselves can make a big difference to our overall mood and contentment. In all houses, whether displaying an expensive art investment or the work of a talented family member, creating the right setting will make a big difference.

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