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If you haven’t shopped for kitchen appliances recently, you might be shocked with the number of devices on the market all with varying uses. Fridges now are smarter than ever with Wi-Fi capabilities to greet you with the current weather on your way to a snack. Juicers, fryers and coffee machines may not have been seen as essentials a couple of decades ago but over the last few years they’ve made a home for themselves in my list of seven modern kitchen appliances that you can’t do without. Check out the pages of Kitchen Appliances form Harvey Norman while I…

There is nothing more satisfying than cozying up in our living rooms on a cold fall evening, or collapsing in front of the TV after a long day at work. Now that it is increasingly more difficult to get on the property ladder, once buyers purchase a home they are driven by a desire to customize and put their own stamp on the space. Homeowners are extremely house proud, with the average homeowner spending $60,400 on renovations according to a recent study. Fortunately, injecting your personality into your living space doesn’t require a full home renovation. Here are some quick…

With the advantage of DIY videos and social media, every time something breaks in your house there’s someone in the house or a close relative who suggests they could fix the problem with just a little effort. However, most of the time that ends up taking a lot longer than required, spending much more money on getting tools and materials, or having a deficient repair that will eventually need a second hand. If you’ve ever been in this position, you can already relate with this issue, and you’re looking for a better solution, which is as simple as getting a…

For many homeowners, reducing the carbon footprint by creating a more environmentally friendly house is a long-term goal, but one that can be challenging to realize. Fortunately, improving efficiency doesn’t need to mean doing a floor-to-ceiling retrofit — there are many smaller changes that can be made before winter sets in that will guarantee lower energy costs and less waste this winter. Here are five of the most effective: 1. Replace Your Light Bulbs Good electric light is one of the most essential elements of a modern home, but lighting can also be a major source of energy waste if…

There are some home repairs and renovations that you can complete with basic tools and a little know-how, and there are others that should be left to trained tradespeople. Find out what types of projects you can conquer on your own and when you should call for help. DIY: Fixing A Small Clog When washing your dinner plates and forks, you notice that the soapy water in the sink is not going down. When you go to the bathroom, you see that the water in the toilet bowl is rising instead of falling once you flush the handle. You can…