Sep 112014
 

encimera de granitoLaminate kitchen worktops used to be the in thing, nowadays though more and more people are opting for the granite alternative.Granite worktopsobviously cost a lot more than laminate and they do the same job so why are people willing to pay so much more for the same thing?

One of the most basic reasons that people might pick granite over laminate is because it looks so much better. It’s a much higher quality material and is available in loads of different colours so it can really bring your kitchen to life. If you choose a granite worktop you can choose between colours such as blue, black, pink, grey and you can choose a finish too so it’s up to you if you want a stunning gloss or a classy matte.

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Originally posted 2014-01-26 15:52:26. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Sep 112014
 

GDM_AChorizFlow_sceneCentral Air is popular because it has the ability to cool an entire home evenly and maintain a comfortable climate throughout. Other popular alternatives include individual window units and some combination of fans. There are a number of reasons to prefer each style of climate control during the summer, but for the most part, if you want an energy-efficient way to cool your house – the question is different for apartments and smaller, urban dwellings – central air is the way to go.

Nearly every home should integrate fans with whatever air conditioning system they choose. If you want to go low-tech, you can survive with just fans, like people did for decades; only 17% of homes had an A/C unit of any kind in 1973. But even if you want a comfortable 68 degrees all day, you can save money and energy by combining fans and A/C.

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Originally posted 2014-06-03 15:52:30. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Sep 112014
 

Give your kids their own shower

ferrum_cabina duchaA common challenge faced by families with teenagers is the daily fight for the bathroom in both the morning and the evening. Households with one bathroom and numerous teenagers will know that it is difficult to get time in the bathroom there’s either someone already in there, or someone banging on the door wanting to get in.

It is understandable. Teens are extremely conscious (and often very sensitive) about their looks and hygiene, and so a 45 minute shift in the bathroom becomes a necessary part of the daily routine. Unfortunately, this can become a source of frustration and, at worst, conflict – as other members of the household are unable to get in the bathroom, making them late and generally irritated.

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Originally posted 2014-07-25 03:52:31. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Sep 112014
 

green-do-it-yourself-home-improvementThe term going green is everywhere and it can get overwhelming with influences hammering at you from every direction; energy saving, recycling, organic this and organic that.

Going green isn’t the problem, it’s where to start. It’s helpful to have some simple, manageable steps you can take at your own pace. The following list contains Do-It-Yourself projects for your home, which you can accomplish whenever the mood takes you.

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Originally posted 2014-02-15 03:52:29. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Sep 112014
 

roll_up_shutterHouse décor is usually divided into two categories – interior and exterior. Windows are the only part of the house that falls into both groups because they are seen from both the inside and the outside.

That is why maintaining windows is essential to keeping your home looking marvelous and appealing to both friends and strangers. And window shutters play an important role in defining how a window, and by extension, the house looks.

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Originally posted 2014-05-08 03:53:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Sep 112014
 

AIRE ACONDICIONADOWhen renovating it is important to make sure that the area you are working in is well ventilated and protected from moisture.

At this stage of progress, most people who have identified a ventilation issue will opt for an air conditioner.

Before purchasing or hiring your air conditioning unit, it is important to know which kind of air conditioning unit you are choosing and why. Here is a short guide

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Originally posted 2014-06-12 03:53:39. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Preparing For A Hurricane

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Sep 112014
 

hurricane_house_damageAs we saw with Hurricane Sandy, the end of the summer does not necessarily mean the end of hurricane season.  It’s never too early or too late to start planning for a hurricane and there are some things to take care of both before a hurricane and when the storm is impending. 

Boarding up windows, securing outdoor furniture in basements or sheds, getting your insurance in order, and having a proper emergency plan are just some of the things that should go into prepping for a hurricane.

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Originally posted 2013-09-20 17:05:03. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Sep 112014
 

The first thing a person would notice upon entering the perimeter of a house is its aesthetic value. Does it have a distinct modern sophistication?

Is it charming in a classical, vintage way? Or does it exude a timeless, minimalist elegance? The way the decorative elements would captivate your guests, after all, is the initial impact.

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Originally posted 2014-07-29 03:52:55. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

The Best And Worst Flooring Types For Homes In Moist Climates

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Sep 112014
 

If you live in a city or a part of the world that receives lots of rainfall and tends to be pretty moist for the better part of the year choosing a flooring that can withstand all that dampness is important.

You may also want to choose a solid flooring for a few wet places like your basement or a few semi wet places like your bathrooms and kitchens. Even though the overall quality of the flooring available today has certainly increased and improved there are some types that are way better than others in this type of climate.

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Originally posted 2014-08-10 03:53:53. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Sep 112014
 

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If you don’t have to struggle with the choice between a hot tub and a swimming pool then things are looking pretty good for you but for the majority of people being able to have one would be a luxury. Choosing between a hot tub and a swimming pool though can be difficult, especially if you haven’t got the advantage of being able to recall experiences in both.

A lot of people think that a hot tub and swimming poolare very similar and that one’s just smaller than the other, this isn’t the case though, they are actually both very different.

 

pool is a lot bigger than a hot tub which in some respects is a huge advantage but in others it’s a definite disadvantage. The fact that a pool is large means that it’s great for exercise, fun and games for all the family and it’s a great venue for parties. However, its size means that you’re giving up more of your land – which is you have a lot isn’t a problem – and it’s likely to cost more too.

If you choose to invest in a swimming pool then the whole family is guaranteed to be able to use it at the same time, you can purchase waterslides, inflatables and diving boards and there’ll still be enough room for a relaxing swim.

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In a hot tub on the other hand there’s probably only enough room for five or six people comfortably, which is fine if there won’t be many people using it and you want to minimise the garden space that you’ll be losing but as opposed to a pool, a hot tub is purely for relaxation. The intention is to sit in it on a freezing night in the middle of winter with a glass of your favourite wine and relax whereas if you choose to have a pool built then you can relax, have fun, throw a party or do exercise as and when you want to.

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The cost is another thing to think about when you’re considering whether or not a pool or a hot tub is the right choice for you. Although the maintenance costs of the two are very much the same the initial costs can differ massively.

If you choose to have a pool built then you’re looking at anything from around £20,000 upwards whereas hot tubs can cost anything from around £3,000 up to around £20,000 depending on the size and functions.
The choice between the two should definitely depend on how you’ll use it but if you’re looking for somewhere you can relax, entertain and have fun with the family then a swimming pool is definitely the choice for you.

Gemma Lyons has quite a large garden but had struggled to decide between a hot tub for the adults and a swimming pool for the whole family until she contacted build-your-pool.com and saw how a swimming pool could improve her entire garden.

Originally posted 2014-07-29 15:52:29. Republished by Blog Post Promoter