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The sofa is one of the central focus points in your living room. It’s impossible to ignore when you walk into the room. Not only does it possess visual dominance, it’s also a major investment when it comes to furniture. Sofas should last for years; in fact, the average lifespan of a sofa should be from 7 to 15 years without wearing out the frame or doing too much damage to the fabric. The sofa is one piece of furniture that your family will use extensively, from entertaining guests to afternoon naps. How do you make sure that your sofa…

Just about any renovation task in the home is likely to run up quite a cost and this is the same whether you are installing a new kitchen, adding an extension or re-decorating a room. For many people the financial burden of a renovation project can be enough to put them off taking it on altogether, but this doesn’t have to be the way. The key to starting a project such as this, is to be able to go into it with financial confidence and the knowledge that you have plans in place to absorb the cost of the job,…

Saving money during the summer months is easier than you think and it might only involve changing a few everyday habits. When practiced consistently, these tips and tricks help cut energy costs. Here are seven quick and easy options for saving money.  Change Your Light Bulbs You can save a lot of money if you pay attention to what bulbs are frequently used around your house. Be wary of incandescent lightbulbs, which give a lot of energy off as heat. You should replace the bulbs in frequently used light fixtures with energy-efficient LED bulbs that last longer and can save…

If you’re aiming to be a landlord, you’re in good company.Many property owners opt to rent out their old places instead of put their property up for sale.This way, they can enjoy a steady stream of income over time. It’s important to prepare your home before you lease it out to a tenant. Here is a list of recommended steps from the best pest control company to help homeowners know what to do before renting their homes out. Clear the Exterior Space Before you tackle the interior of your home, take a survey of the outside. Clear out your exterior…

Many homeowners, both old and new, take necessary precautions to ensure their home’s safety and wellbeing. After all, they did invest a lot of time and money into turning their house into a home. As a safety-conscious homeowner, you’ve performed a plethora of improvement to protect from natural disasters, criminality, and structural damage. But as floods become more frequent and severe with climate change, protecting your home has gotten a lot more serious. You may wonder: Is it possibly to truly flood-proof a house? Well, not completely. But if you take the right precautions, you’ll minimize flood damage as much…