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The best way to keep your house pest-free this winter

Even if you think mice are sweet the last thing you want to see is one sticking its head out of the bread bin or sat in with the cheese. Mice do look sweet, but they can bite and they create waste constantly, that’s why you can trace the path of a mouse by looking at feces. Unfortunately, their urine and feces do carry a number of viruses that can leave you ill. That’s a good enough reason to make sure the mice and other pests stay out of your home this winter. If you’re not sure whether you have a…

Tips on How to Keep Your Home Fresh and Clean

A home is usually the place most people feel safe. It is where fond memories are made that involve growing up and eventually building a family of your own. For many homeowners, maintaining a fresh and clean home is a thing of pride. Most children grow up seeing their parents, particularly mothers, seemingly obsessed with tidying up the house. Only when they become homeowners or rent an apartment, do they realise the work that goes into it, the joy of coming home to a clean space, and truly appreciate the health benefits for keeping their family safe and healthy. If…

How do I keep my kitchen pest-free?

The kitchen is still considered the heart of the home because this is where families meet and spend the most time together. It’s also the most desirable place for most pests because this is where the food and water is. If you have a pest issue then, in most cases, the first sighting of the pest will be in the kitchen. In fact, you can use the first sighting to locate a nest as there will always be a trail, you simply need to follow it back. If you’re not sure how to do this then your local pest control service will…

Why every handyman needs these two tools at home

A basic set of tools is essential for any handyman to get jobs done and get them done right (first time) – whether that be hammering nails or tightening screws. And for any self respecting handyman there are a couple of tools that they need above all others If you want help deciding what other tools you should be buying for yourself, click here to read.  After a long and hard deliberation on this subject, we finally settled on a quality hammer and a good set of screwdrivers as the first two tools that should go into your tool box.…

HOLIDAY HOME FURNISHING TIPS EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW

If you’re planning to give a new touch to your home during the holidays, this is the perfect time to start. Don’t you want to rock that Port de la Mer apartments  by Meraas? Here are some tips so you can get the best of your home on holidays. 1. DON’T BUY ALL YOUR FURNITURE IN THE SAME PLACE If you buy all of your furniture and decorations in the same store you’ll be risking your home to look too uniform; it can give a sensation to people that everything’s pretty much the same. Mixing furniture and home decors from…

Become Obsessed with Beautiful Ways to Incorporate the Artichoke Lamp

As far as aesthetic approval is concerned, beauty is in the eyes of the beholder, and indeed the Artichoke Lamp is an eternal masterpiece. Choosing the right lighting can really influence the appeal and functionality. Let us guide you on how to augment beauty in your lives because when done right, appropriate lighting can lend the perfect place to let your design shine, but when done poorly, it can devastate your aesthetic. If you’re looking in upgrading your lighting design, you’re in the right place as we will give you all the information you need: 1. A gold lining amidst a…

Be Prepared for a Natural Disaster

When a natural disaster strikes, you will most likely be caught off guard because you never know exactly when it will happen. You may expect it if you live in an area that is prone to natural disasters or if you have been following the news and there is a tornado headed your way. But you will never know the exact hour or even day that you will need your natural disaster survival kit or when you need to go through the emergency routine that you have already rehearsed a few times. The best course of action is to be…

6 Ways You Can Make Your Home More Elegant on a Budget

Any home should feel like a safe haven where you can relax and unwind. Your space should speak to who you are as a person and have a certain flair that is unique to your personality. But there is one factor that can greatly hinder this task. Living on a budget can make it feel like the home of your dream can never become a reality. One of the greatest challenges to creating your dream home on a budget is turning it into an elegant space. Design features that have an air of elegance don’t always come cheap. The good…

Use of Natural Materials in Bathroom Décor

Use of Natural Materials in Bathroom Décor PVC and fiberglass are incredibly maintenance-friendly and affordable, yet, when it comes to bathroom décor things are not so simple. There’s nothing that can make your bathroom appear… well, more generic than the use of PVC and vinyl, which is the impression that most people want to avoid. Furthermore, easy to clean is not the main focus in designing a bathroom. This is the room in which your day begins and ends. As such, it affects your mood in more ways than you can imagine. So, here’s a short guide on how to…

Interior Home Décor Shops

Very often, people think interior designers and interior decorators are the same, but they are not, and people are confused over their roles. Getting the right people to help redesign your interior space can be a difficult task. It can be overwhelming because there are many options available and choosing between an interior designer and an interior decoration is another thing to figure out. Here are some of the things to know to help us choose to best suit our needs: Interior designers need to go through formal training and have to have specific architectural skills. They will have to…