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Should You Renovate Or Move? A Few Things to Consider

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If you are unhappy with your current living arrangements or environment, you simply have two options: start again somewhere else, or make the most out of what you have. Moving is not without stress, and it can cost you a lot of money. Likewise, if you decide to renovate your home, there will be never-ending expenses and chaos. There are pros and cons to each solution. Below you will find a few pointers that will help you decide which ones are the best for you. Continue reading “Should You Renovate Or Move? A Few Things to Consider”

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Review | Make My Blinds

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The main thing I have hated about our kitchen diner in the last few years has been how dark it is. We opted for dark flooring, furniture and blinds when we first moved in 8 years ago and it never really crossed my mind that the space would feel so gloomy, I just liked the idea of not having any marks showing up. We brightened the walls up with yellow for the kitchen end and green in the dining end but it never really brought it all to life which is precisely why we decided to start the overhaul back before Christmas with the aim to add storage, update it and brighten the entire room. So, when Make My Blinds contacted me to ask if I’d like to review some from the extensive range online, I couldn’t say no! Continue reading “Review | Make My Blinds”

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3 Easy Ways to Add Value to Your Home

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Our home is often our biggest decision, our biggest expense and the place where we spend most of our time. As such, it makes perfect sense that we would want to invest some of our time and money into it, the challenge can be in deciding how best to do this. For those of us with young families, there is then the thought of the chaos that we would need to manage that can be putting us off starting anything, but fear not as we have got a few ideas for you. Here are our 3 easy ways to add value to your home. Continue reading “3 Easy Ways to Add Value to Your Home”

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3 Environmentally Friendly Ways to Style up Your Home

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We all want to live in stylish and visually appealing homes, and, increasingly, more and more of us are also becoming conscious of our impact on the environment, and mindful of the need to be environmentally responsible.

It turns out, there are plenty of things that you can do to turn your home into your own personal paradise, according to your particular aesthetic preferences, while also being careful to have the lightest possible environmental footprint in the process. Continue reading “3 Environmentally Friendly Ways to Style up Your Home”

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The Top Five Most Expensive Home Repair Jobs and How to Be Prepared for Them

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Owning your own home not only gives you a huge sense of pride and accomplishment, it can also feel like a never-ending money pit of expenses. Even if you’ve bought a newer home, it doesn’t mean that you are free and clear of renovations and repairs, it typically just means you may not have to worry about all of them popping up at once. Just as you would expect, all those big-ticket items in your home have a lifespan, and at that point repairs will be necessary and sometimes even require a full-out replacement. Continue reading “The Top Five Most Expensive Home Repair Jobs and How to Be Prepared for Them”

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Undeniable Signs That It’s Time To Say Goodbye To Your Car

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It’s a sad day when you have to say goodbye to your car.

After years of giving you driving joy and pleasure, knowing that it’s time to replace your beloved motor with a new set of wheels can be heartbreaking.

And it’s not only feelings of sadness you have to worry about. You might also experience feelings of worry and stress because when you know you have to begin the car-buying process again, you might have concerns about the financial implications involved. Continue reading “Undeniable Signs That It’s Time To Say Goodbye To Your Car”

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Qualities To Look For In A Family Car

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Aah, the family car. Whilst pre-kids it was pretty easy to pick out a car that you loved, you now shop for your vehicle with a different agenda in mind. Gone are the days of looking at those two-seaters, convertible cars, and in come the family-friendly alternatives. Whilst there are some things that you need to look for in a family car, it really doesn’t need to be boring or unappealing. Practicality and style can go hand in hand! Here are some of the things that you need to consider, when you’re buying your kid-friendly car. Continue reading “Qualities To Look For In A Family Car”