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Autor: | Montag, 7. Oktober 2013 | Kommentare

Zen GardenOver the years, the word “zen” has been slapped on everything from New Age drinks to rock album titles, so much so that its true meaning—a particular strain of Buddhist philosophy—has become a bit obscured. Still, even in its current amorphous version, “Zen” correctly connotes tranquility, harmony with the world, and a deceptively simple complexity.

Within popular culture, the Zen garden has come to typify this vision of Eastern serenity, and rightly so. And for those of us who seek a harbor from the mania of the outside world, a zen garden is not only possible, but very affordable. Here are the basics you’ll need to establish your haven of meditation and safety.

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Autor: | Mittwoch, 2. Oktober 2013 | Kommentare

It is no secret that houses aren’t selling very quickly these days and it can be disheartening to be a seller, especially if you need to move out quickly. There are certain steps you can take to make your home stand out from the crowd to attract viewers and once you have them through your door, get that all important offer on the table. It isn’t all about those little touches like flowers, the smell of fresh coffee and a welcoming smile, but it has to be said that every little helps!

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Autor: | Montag, 30. September 2013 | Kommentare

Photo Credit: http://yourssmiley.deviantart.com/art/Beautiful-garden-266095133A nice front lawn is a hallmark of a happy home. People take in the whole picture, not individual elements. This means that every aspect of the yard matters when one is considering renovations and upkeep. Creativity is important when maintaining an attractive lawn on a budget. By strategically placing plants and other items around your yard, you’ll liven up any yard pronto.

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Autor: | Freitag, 23. August 2013 | Kommentare

Buying a home is a tough decision. And why won’t it be? You have to live there, feel its warmth, eat, sleep, and spend family time there. So, it certainly has to be special for you. But, that doesn’t mean you give away any price that the seller is asking you for a house you have liked.

Reconsider Your First Love
Loving a property at first sight is common for home buyers, and who wouldn’t be attracted to a house reflecting beauty, comfort, and elegance? But, keeping your emotions under check and letting your practical side take over is wisdom when it comes to home buying. Else, you will soon be on the road of regret for having paid a much larger amount for something that didn’t have that much value.

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Autor: | Mittwoch, 21. August 2013 | Kommentare

The Muli-Purpose Home Security Camera Act

Whatever your home security needs, security camera systems provide scalability. There are do-it-yourself units, and those that require professional installation, but all are good deterrents for crime and can capture someone in the act. Some can be controlled by your computer and even your smartphone or tablet.

Most systems allow you to start out small and add cameras as need them. Companies such as SecurityCompanies.com can direct you to different security services to find more about what you may need for your home. Here are four benefits home security cameras provide.

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Autor: | Montag, 19. August 2013 | Kommentare

Improve Your Home's ExteriorHave you renovated the interior of your home and still think there is something missing? Perhaps you’re finding it difficult to sell? If either of these applies to you then perhaps you need to begin looking at your home’s exterior; you can increase the kerb appeal of your home and also its valuation by doing so. Today I will give you some good things to consider if you are not sure how to improve your home’s exterior.

You may not even know what your options are for transforming your home’s exterior; there are options such as a new porch, new doors or windows or adding cladding however there are also some significant improvements you can make for a much smaller price which will also tidy your home up.

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Autor: | Freitag, 16. August 2013 | Kommentare

Asbestos_1Each year, an estimated 4,700 people die of asbestos-related diseases in the UK, which can include mesothelioma, lung cancer and asbestosis.

If you think you might have asbestos in your home, you’ve got to carry out an asbestos survey. Why? Because, otherwise, you may be unwittingly exposing yourself and your family to harmful asbestos dust.

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Autor: | Mittwoch, 14. August 2013 | Kommentare

A guest post on going-green:

Working in the commercial contracting industry has afforded me a lot of time to spend with green materials and sustainable buildings. Most business owners who I encounter really want to save money, but they don’t think that they can do that with green technology. Since the advent of eco-friendly materials, it’s been shown that over time, solar energy, wind turbines, green household products and organic materials really save money and help the environment. Businesses have been able to take advantage of solar technology but also develop their own systems for saving water, conserving energy and preserving wildlife as much as possible. In the home, much of these same techniques can be emulated, and these are just a few businesses that prove this idea.

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Autor: | Montag, 12. August 2013 | Kommentare

It isn’t easy trying to sell your property, but there are things you can do that will make all the difference. Learning what sells and understanding your customer are key. But before selling your home you need to land registry phone number to check your land registry issues.

The property market certainly isn’t what it was, but it is still possible to secure a sale. Ed Mead, sales director at Douglas and Gordon, says that „The two most important factors when selling a house are presentation and price“.

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Autor: | Donnerstag, 8. August 2013 | Kommentare

Today we have a guest post on matching your cabinets and countertops, from Jennifer Parker:

Image retrieved by author using Creative Commons (“labeled for reuse”)Are you looking for ways to help match your cabinets with your countertops? When choosing the right style, it’s important you know which particular style you want to go for, which one suits you, and which ones best accommodates you and your family’s lifestyle.

The primary things to consider when matching your cabinets with your countertops are style and budget. Following these three steps will help point you in the right direction and help you choose that one particular style that best suits you.

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