• Using Color Theory to Create a Restful Bedroom
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    Using Color Theory to Create a Restful Bedroom

    We spend around eight hours a day in our bedrooms, sleeping, relaxing, and enjoying quality time with our partners, so it makes sense to design a bedroom that’s conducive to all the above. Color is very important in this regard. The wrong colors will make it very hard to relax and fall asleep, so it’s essential that you give careful thought to the color scheme in your bedroom. In this article, we are going to look at some suitable colors for walls and soft furnishings. The best bedroom colors for sleep are pale and soothing. The last thing you need is a bright red or purple bedroom. Both colors are…

  • How To Get Rid of Troublesome Pests
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    How To Get Rid of Troublesome Pests

    Eeeeek! That familiar sound followed by a swift, loud thud as the newspaper squashes a roach. Pests are creeping in the home again despite best efforts in keeping food off the tables and doors closed. We’re in a battle with Mother Nature. Pests may benefit our ecosystem, but all bets are off once they enter our homes. These bugs, rodents, and parasites bring nasty disease into our homes and yards. Pests are an unsavory sight and embarrassing problem. There’s no way to stop them all… but you can wage war with the critters. If you want to bypass everything below, you can call some pest control places. One of the best…

  • Dad’s Guide To Creating The Perfect Man Cave
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    Dad’s Guide To Creating The Perfect Man Cave

    Every dad deserves to have a room that he can call his own. After a long week at work, nothing beats retreating to your man cave for a few hours of relaxed enjoyment or fun with a few friends. Unfortunately, very few men unlock the full potential of this comforting room. Whether you’re in the process of transforming an unused space or simply want to breathe new life into an existing space, these tips are just for you. 1. Embrace The Space In truth, the man cave is unlikely to be the biggest room in your property. As such, you need to ensure that you make the most of it.…

  • Balancing Form And Function In Your Decor
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    3 Simple Ways In Balancing Form And Function In Your Decor

    When it comes to defining the “style” of a space in the home, there are two ways that people tend to overdo it. The former choose style over substance, creating a consistent, gorgeous look, but at the sacrifice of space, sense, and usability in their design. The others do the opposite, creating a soulless yet utilitarian space. Here, we’re going to look at how you strike up a little balance between the two in your bedroom. Watch this space If there’s something that’s going to get in the way of the proper functionality of a space, it’s clutter. There are two kinds of clutter to watch out for. The bedroom…

  • 5 Spring Honey-Do List Items You Won't Mind Doing
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    5 Spring Honey-Do List Items You Won’t Mind Doing

    When spring rolls around, you can count on a handful of things: unpredictable weather, nightly thunderstorms, and a honey-do list. While the rain and storms are bearable, your honey-do list is typically full of items that make you want to say honey-don’t. Yet, doing so might land you in hot water. This guide, however, contains spring home maintenance ideas that will make your spouse happy and you more willing to fulfill her wishes. Check Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors Let’s start with the easy stuff first. Checking your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors involves no more than removing them from the ceiling and replacing the batteries. Ideally, you should replace…

  • Decor
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    7 Ways You Can Make Your Decor Look More Expensive

    We all dream of buying a new home with all the luxuries imaginable, but it is not always achievable. If you feel like giving some additional touches to your home without having to spend too much on upgrades, there are many ways to create the same luxurious look within your means. Here are six simple tricks to help you improve the face value of your home. 1. Use Art for Decoration Art makes a huge impact on any room and is one of the best ways to make it seem like you invested a lot of money in the decoration. Large, abstract art spanning all the way across the back…

  • Some Things Are Better Left to the Professionals
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    Some Things Are Better Left to the Professionals

    The Do-It-Yourself craze is so trendy; there are magazines, blogs, and even a television channel devoted to its allure. Whether it is making your jewelry, crafting the perfect wooden farm table and matching chairs, or just decorating a wedding cake with skills which rival a professional baker; when it comes to a DIY project, there are an endless plethora of experts attempting to guide you through the seemingly effortless process. Manuals, videos, and inspirational how-to tutorials lay out step-by-step instructions to assist you in completing the desired project with ease and success. So how is it, so many of us end up with a jumbled mess which looks nothing like…

  • Ornamental Plants
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    3 Methods When Creating Interest Using Ornamental Plants

    If your garden is a bit plain and you are looking for fast and effortless ways to cheer things up, just read on. Below are a few suggestions to help you to choose ornamental plants that you can use in creative ways in your family gardens. Often, just planting one or two is enough to really transform a space. Here are a few suggestions. Ornamental trees You could go out and buy a Crape Myrtle from The Tree Center or another firm that delivers to your area. These stunning ornamental trees are a fast way to make a significant difference. There are several varieties available, so ask the nursery you…

  • Protect Your Man Shed
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    7 Helpful Ways to Protect Your Man Shed

    The man cave/she’s/hideout is the ultimate retreat from the world of wives, kids and mother in laws. It is a place we can play with our gadgets, watch sports, drink beer and relax. But it is important that we protect our man cave from being invaded by women, children and thieves. 1. Security and insurance If you have your man she in the garden, you will want to make sure that the building is secure and that it is correctly insured. Insure the contents of you man shed to make sure you are covered in case anything ever happens. You can also install some security cameras and lights from a…

  • Home Bridge from Chamberlain
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    #AD MyQ® Home Bridge from Chamberlain is A Must-Have for the Family

    This post is sponsored by Chamberlain. I was paid for this post and received the featured Home Bridge as compensation. Nowadays when you look around, it seems like everything can be controlled through your smartphone. Honestly, I do pretty much everything possible on my phone, which is why I upgraded to accompany all the apps I have. I’m just as guilty as anyone else when it comes to social media, but my phone is used for so much more. My phone is used to pay bills, check my kid’s grades, ordering food from restaurants and even adjust lighting in my house. Recently, I’ve had the chance to check out the MyQ®…

  • Professional Clean
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    4 Tips to Keep Your Home Looking Good from One Professional Clean to the Next

    If you have young children in the home, chances are that your home is often disastrous. If cleaning the home has become too difficult to do, then it is time to call in the professionals. With a professional, cleaning your home will be easier and you will have more time to spend with the children or even simply relax. One of the best things that you can do is to have a cleaning service come in every so often to give your home a deep clean so that all you have to do is maintain that cleanliness until the next time they come in to clean again. You get to…

  • Transform Your Small Bathroom
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    How To Transform Your Small Bathroom For Under $150 DIY

    Most homeowners would love to have a spacious bathroom. Unfortunately, not every home has the spacious bathroom that the homeowner would like. If you have this problem, you have a few options. You can either sell your home and buy a new one with a bigger bathroom, however, this can be a huge hassle that isn’t worth it just for a bigger bathroom. Second, you can build an addition to your bathroom. If your bathroom is not located in an area where an addition would be possible, this also wouldn’t be a good option. Fortunately, there are ways to make your bathroom look larger by making a few cosmetic changes.…

  • Bathroom Tile
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    4 Helpful Tips for Installing Bathroom Tile

      Adding new floor or wall tiles to your bathroom is an easy way to give the room an instant upgrade. Even if you don’t have the time or money to perform a full bathroom remodel, laying down new tiles can still freshen up your old, outdated bathroom. Better still, the job is one that you should be able to easily do on your own over the course of the weekend. That being said, it is essential that you are patient and pay close attention to what you’re doing to avoid making mistakes or producing less than desirable results. For this reason, we’ll now take a look at a few…

  • Games Room
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    7 Ways to Improve Your Games Room

    After decades of runaway bro culture, the gentleman is back. Modern gentlemen’s barbers are springing up everywhere, offering classic trims, cut-throat shaves, and beer on tap – all while sparing fashion-conscious men from the dreaded salon. Classic cocktails such as the Tom Collins and the Old Fashioned have made a comeback in bars, offering gentlemen an option other than beer. The style of men’s suits, shirts, and shoes have also changed dramatically since the mid-2000s; many of the classic cuts of suit are now back in fashion, with brogues and tie clips also making a notable comeback of late. Isn’t it time that the humble man cave caught up? It…

  • Tankless
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    Looking to Make You Home Efficient? Is Going Tankless Right For You?

    Going tankless. What’s that? It’s not referring to taking your top off! Going tankless means getting a tankless water heater. This can be a great decision for some people, but of course there are drawbacks too. Here are some pros and cons that will give you a better idea of what’s right for you: Pros of Getting A Tankless Water Heater Never run out of hot water Last up to 10 years longer than tank heaters A more efficient option for the home They take up less space You can knock up to 20% off your water heating bill No possibility of flooding Cons of Getting a Tankless Water Heater…

  • Bored of Your Home
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    Bored Of Your Home? Learn How To Change It!

    Keeping your house entertaining is something that is often very difficult to do. It doesn’t matter how much time and effort you’ve put into your house, eventually you are going to get bored of it, but there are some things you can do to put a little bit of life and excitement back into it! But what can you do to achieve this? One of the first things you can do is upgrade your roof. You will need to hire a great team that have great ideas like blog.projects4roofing.co.uk/. Well if you keep on reading, you’ll not have to wonder! Sofa Pits Fast becoming a common feature in the most…

  • Finding Space
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    Room For Relish: Finding Space For Your Hobbies

    Before you have a family, it’s easy to store bulky items and keep weird equipment around the home. You had loads of free space and didn’t have to worry about safety. But, once kids arrive, you must start being a lot more diligent around the home. The items and gear you use for your hobbies and interests slowly disappear, as the room is taken up by other things. Of course, it doesn’t have to be this way, though. Instead, you just need to find a way to keep your hobbies from interfering with family life. To help you out, this post will be going through some of the best ways…

  • Lock Picking
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    Awesome Lock Picking With Everyday Items

    Every parent is faced with the fact that someday, in one way or another, there’s going to be a big event in their lives that’s not going to end well. Sure, you’ve stepped on a piece of Lego and thought that the whole world is going to end. Yes, there were times that you’ve laid sleepless on your bed because the baby won’t stop crying. And I agree, nothing beats kids running aimlessly around the house. But the worst part about everything is when you go home carrying bags of groceries and your children bouncing in your car and you just need to get inside your house. But hey, surprise…