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Upgrade Your Floors to Give your Home a New Lease of Life

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If you are looking for ways to give your home a new, fresh look this summer, then perhaps the first place you need to look is down. The floor is often the last thing we think of, yet it can completely alter and revitalise the whole look of your home. There are more choices of floor covering than ever before – just take a look at the range available from specialist suppliers like Discount Flooring Depot, and you will see a great range of ideas for every room in the house, from kitchens and bathrooms to living rooms and conservatories.…

Modern Bathroom Design Ideas 

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A modern, contemporary look is easy to achieve in any bathroom with smart use of geometric patterns, angular and sleek surfaces and a focus on high quality materials and detailing. What is loosely defined as “modern” is a phenomenon that really gained momentum with the rise of northern European designers in the post-war era, who focused on a no-frills approach that placed function over finery. Making the most of your smallest room Modern designs look great in a bathroom of any size, but the clean, sleek and unfussy lines that underpin modern designs work particularly well when space is at…

8 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Air Conditioner This Summer

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Hooray, summer in Australia has finally arrived. Spending more time outside is always eagerly awaited by many, but just because the sun is out, it doesn’t mean you must be outside all the time. Downtime within your home is equally important, and if you live in Australia, that means you definitely need a good air conditioning unit to provide that essential comfort. Here are some tips on getting the most out of your AC unit this summer. And if you don’t have one, then it may be time to consider an air conditioning installation? Setting the temperature on your air…

Combining Sand and Soil to Yield Better Results

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Sand as a gardening material has long been used to increase porosity by opening many different types of soils to other elements, primarily air and water. Mixing sand and soil is a favourite to many gardeners alike as it boosts the overall quality and performance, giving the avid gardener a much nicer garden. By simply adding sand to a stiff clay type soil helps separate the particles so that air and moisture are able to freely move, therefore correcting the soil, allowing it to properly crumble when squeezed into a ball. Sand can also provide bigger pore spaces where vital…

Can’t Decide between a Freestanding Bath and a Built-In Bath? Here’s Your Important Guide

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Bathrooms are not really complete without the addition of a nice bath. Whilst a shower is all well and good, especially if you are in a hurry, it’s still nice to relax in a bath at the end of a long, tiring, and stressful day. With a bath in your home, you can indulge and pamper yourself and make your bathing experience a truly intimate one with music, candles, aromatherapy, and more. But if you can’t decide between a freestanding bath and a built-in (or inset) bath, here are the most important facts you should know. The difference between the…

The Need for a Mortgage Broker with Great Social Skills

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The reason why you are hiring a mortgage broker is that you don’t have the time to do the job yourself. You can’t locate all the best mortgage options. You also don’t have the time to look for the best property to buy. This broker will help you deal with all the details. In short, if your broker has more connections, then you will have more options. This helps so that you can come up with a choice that fits with your personal preferences. Limited choices mean that you will be forced to go for something that is not necessarily…

The Top Five Reasons Why Quartz Worktops are an Excellent Choice

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For those looking for the ideal worktop, there are undeniably many choices out there. You can opt for a natural stone worktop such as granite or marble (still popular due to their innate beauty), or you can make a more practical choice (yet still benefit from a uniform look and appeal) with a quartz worktop. Quartz worktops can still be considered a variant of natural stone, as they are made up of about 90% natural stone material, anyway. The only difference is that they are engineered or man-made, and the natural stone pieces are bonded together with resin. This results…

6 Common Storage and Space Issues when moving into a new home or building

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There is a vast ocean of issues that can spring out of your decision to move from one place to another, whether it’s for residential or business reasons. It’s not easy; you will find challenges along the way. But there are solutions to these problems. For storage issues, for example, employ professional Gloucester removals services. Design issues, on the other hand, can be dealt with by an interior designer or construction expert. It highly depends, but most new home or office owners are faced with a common set of problems. Here are some of the most common issues that you…

Fun Urban Farming Ideas

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Grass yards are so 1999! For the past decade urban farming has been the latest trend, turning your lawn (which does nothing but look pretty) into a active farms which are great for the environment, your health, and even the resale value of your home. Here are some fun urban farming ideas that will let you switch out your lawn for a green garden and so much more. Vegetables Let’s start with the basics, when we think farming we think vegetables. There are countless ways to get grow vegetables from upside hanging tomatoes to raised beds, to converting your entire backyard…