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Tips And Tricks For Decorating On A Budget

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So, you’ve been thinking about sprucing your home up for a while, flicking through interior design magazines every night, watching repeats of Grand Designs and browsing through the IKEA website, drooling over the images of stunningly redecorated rooms. The only thing is that’s it’s all just too expensive, with new furniture costing hundreds. Although you may lust after a dreamy new interior, your decorating budget just won’t stretch, and you’ll be stuck with your dated décor forever.

Fear not! There are so many ways you can freshen up your interior without breaking the bank. Continue reading “Tips And Tricks For Decorating On A Budget”

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One Foot In The Material World: Learning To Live A (Partly) Minimalist Lifestyle

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It’s not something that necessarily enters our mind as a parent. While we want to teach our children about budgeting and being sensible with the money, these days, with the ever-mounting costs, we still need to find a way to ensure that we live a good life, but not necessarily have a lot of stuff (as well as credit card bills and debt). The minimalist lifestyle can seem like an enticing prospect. But so many of us don’t find it practical to live with the bare minimum. So how can we start on this road to living a minimalist lifestyle without completely throwing everything we own out the window? Continue reading “One Foot In The Material World: Learning To Live A (Partly) Minimalist Lifestyle”

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Be Mindful Of These Risks When Planning A House Move

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Thinking about moving home? There are plenty of reasons why you should, but considering the stress and the risks involved, as we suggested here, you might resist the upheaval.

Still, moving doesn’t have to be stressful; well, not more than should be expected, anyway. And by knowing the risks involved, you might be able to make life easier for yourself. Hence our article. Below are two of the house moving risks you need to be aware of, with some suggestions to help you manage them. Continue reading “Be Mindful Of These Risks When Planning A House Move”

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Whether you’re moving into a brand new home that’s a blank canvas ready to be decorated, or you’re thinking about doing a total refurbishment of your property, you’re going to need a central design philosophy to work to. Interior design trends come into and go out of fashion through the decades, but for you and your family, it’s all about what aesthetic you find to be the most beguiling. The only way to get a quality home renovation is knowing precisely what you like and how you want your home to look. It might be worth doing detailed research about trends and styles so you can compare and come up with some incredible ideas. Below you’ll find out some of the significant interior trends in the interior design world, and which will suit you, your family, and your home best. Continue reading “What Interior Trend Suits You Best?”

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Choosing art pieces to display for your home is a great way to bring some personality to your home, and an even better way to show off your tastes and add some colour to your decor. But how do you choose the right pieces for your home? 

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Each year brings new and fresh interior design trends that we can use to transform our homes. In previous years, we have seen a rise in the use of gold, exposed light fixtures, and subway tiles as some of the more popular home décor trends. With every new year there comes new decorating styles that we can use, new materials, new colours and textures to fall in love with. If transforming your bedroom interior is at the top of your list for this year, then here are some popular design ideas that you can experiment with.

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Roof replacements are one of the most expensive repairs you’ll ever have to do on your house and one that homeowners dread the most. This is why many try to patch here and there, hoping that the whole thing doesn’t come crashing down. But in some cases, there is no way around it and you’ll have to have the roof replaced before things get dangerous. Let’s take a look at some of the signs that you may need a new roof ASAP.

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