How To Make Your Home Smart On A Budget

AD | Collaborative post A security system that allows you to lock and unlock your doors remotely. Smart thermostats that allow automatically keep the perfect temperature based on your preferences. And smart lights that can be controlled by an app. All of this sounds really expensive. The good news is that you can do all of this and more to create a smart home that automates a lot of your daily routine while still on a budget. And the best part is that many of these smart features will save you money in the long run. In this article, I

Changing Our Decor With Prints From Desenio

AD | Paid collaboration When we bought our house 6 years ago I think we moved in with the idea that we could re-do everything room by room and we could just work our way through things. We only managed to do 2 rooms before Erin was born and we did a fair bit of work on the garden instead. Owning our own home has never really been what we thought it would be and it’s taken us all of this time to really know what we want. Something I have hated about our house for the longest time is

Which Home Improvements Really Add Value To My Home?

AD | Collaborative post It’s true what they say: nobody’s perfect – and neither is your house. There are a myriad of ways in which you can improve your home, and in doing so, increase its value. With so many options, however, it can be daunting to figure out which improvement will be the best time and money investment. The most popular home improvements are often not the most financially beneficial or even the most appealing to potential buyers. Whether selling your home on the open market, at auction or via convenient residential property buyers like LDN Properties, you stand

The Start Of A Garden Makeover

When we moved into this house something we were quite excited about was having a large shed. We’d never had an actual garden before so having a huge 8×6 (I think) shed sounded like a great thing for us. However, we soon realised that not only did we not need that much space but we also managed to fill it with so much rubbish that we had to have someone come to remove it all for us… twice. We don’t drive so taking things to the tip ourselves wasn’t an option but it did mean shelling out £140. A couple

5 Smart Apartment Security Tips for Students

AD | Collaborative post Dealing with a leaky faucet is an annoyance. Having to wash off the front walkway because of the debris left behind by a storm is just a minor inconvenience. Living in an apartment with a busted window or a compromised front door can place you in harm’s way. Living in a safe and secure apartment should be your number one priority. Before you sign on the dotted lease agreement line, make sure there are provisions written into the lease that ensure your safety. Utopia Management, a prominent California property management company, shares these these five smart

Layering Patterns For Any Room

AD | Collaborative post When choosing something as personal as flooring, you want it to be unique. Do you know that you can do that with more than just the colour? Layering patterns are a simple way to make your flooring stand out and fit in with any room scape. This guide will offer a detailed description of the layering pattern process. Read on to find out more. Pick your colour scheme Colour, shades and textures are what makes a house a home. So, when picking the colour of your flooring, make sure it goes with the fixtures and fittings

2020 Summer Garden Plans

A month ago I think I might have been writing a very different post. However, the current situation means that things have changed somewhat. At the beginning of the year I wrote about the plans I had for the year ahead; the things I wanted to get done around the house. The garden has become a bit of a sanctuary for us at the moment, being one of the only places we can go to get some fresh air and to escape the house. Now that I’ve spent a bit of time out there, which I hadn’t done since last

The Reality Of Owning An Old House

I remember seeing our house for the first time. Well, when I saw it advertised anyway. We had just stated to look for houses and for some reason I was drawn to this one. It went under offer quickly though and I didn’t think about it again. I remember having a conversation with someone at work and saying if it ever came back on the market it was the one I wanted. Not much later this actually happened and I couldn’t believe it. We viewed the house and put in an offer quickly and things went forward quite fast from