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Are you considering renovating your home? While it’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of home renovations, this type of endeavor isn’t always easy on the wallet. In fact, American homeowners were estimated to spend $340 billion on home renovations in 2018 alone. Between the hiring of architects and contractors as well as the cost of building materials, it’s easy to see how quickly these costs can add up. For many, this financial burden can be enough to make homeowners reconsider the idea of a renovation altogether. Fortunately, there are steps that each and every homeowner can take…

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…