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Effective ways to boost a home's curb appeal

Effective ways to boost a home’s curb appeal

If you wince at the thought of your home’s curb appeal, it might be time to implement some DIY improvement ideas. The exterior of your home is the first impression potential homebuyers will have, so you want to make it positive and inviting. For some, this first impression can make or break whether they take the next step to learn about what’s inside your home. Here are some easy do-it-yourself curb...

Importance of a pest inspection

Importance of a pest inspection

When you move into a home, or even after you’ve been in there for a while, you don’t want it to be a habitat for various critters. While a home inspection covers the general systems and structure of a home, a pest inspection is specialised. It’s always a good idea and may even be required, depending on the type of mortgage you’re getting. In this article, we’ll go over the importance of a pest...

How your home affects your wellbeing

How your home affects your wellbeing

The average person spends a lot of time thinking about their house. From maintenance and repairs to design and décor, it commands a lot of attention. But did you know that all of the different elements of your house are impacting your mental health and emotional wellbeing? Research has shown that your environment can have a strong impact on your mental health. So, it’s important to make sure your home...

Everything you need to know about modular homes

Everything you need to know about modular homes

Some homeowners dream of their own custom-made home. However, they don’t want to put in the time and expense needed to manage architects, engineers, and construction workers required to build a home. Modular homes and prefabricated homes are a great alternative to a traditional design-and-build home. They’re cost-effective and can save you lots of time (and headaches). In this guide, we will look at...

Safety precautions for indoor painting

Safety precautions for indoor painting

Is it time to get started on that painting project? You’ve probably purchased brushes, paint, rollers, and more, and everything is almost ready to start. However, have you taken all the necessary safety precautions? While painting safety is not something a lot of people dwell on, it should be seriously considered if undertaking a DIY painting project. Consider if you have all the equipment needed if...

The benefits of living near a park

The benefits of living near a park

Finding the perfect home isn’t just about locating a fantastic neighbourhood. The amenities found near your home can make it a community that offers convenient and fun ways to enjoy the outdoors and bond with your family. Moreover, the natural vegetation, playgrounds and exercise areas are associated with different health benefits. Here are just some of the main benefits of living near a park. The...

Benefits and drawbacks of buying a home on a busy street

Benefits and drawbacks of buying a home on a busy street

Finding the perfect house can be tough as there are lots of aspects to consider. One important issue is whether to buy a property in a busy location or a quiet one. Although you might assume that most people would want to avoid buying a house on a main road, there are actually pros to consider along with the cons. So here are some benefits and drawbacks of buying a home on a busy street. Benefits and...

Tips for upsizing

Tips for upsizing

Upsizing may appear to be a simple process. After all, it's just a matter of finding a bigger place to live, right? In reality, it’s a lot harder than you think. While upsizing may be necessary, it can be time-consuming and complex. There are various reasons to upsize: growing families, accommodating ageing parents, and work-from-home lifestyles all necessitate extra room. To determine whether upsizing...

How to protect your home from lightning

How to protect your home from lightning

A lightning strike can cause a home fire or other physical damage. It can also cause an electrical surge, which can damage your appliances and electronics. A few safety measures can save you a lot of money and headaches. If you protect your home from lightning, you may not even know it’s been struck. However, if your defences are down, you could be looking at a hefty repair bill that insurance may not...

Key considerations when installing a fence

Key considerations when installing a fence

A fence is an element of your home that can elevate your curb appeal, provide more privacy for your family and help secure your property. While DIY improvement shows can make fence installation seem straightforward, installing one can be a serious undertaking. Before you begin digging holes in your yard, consider the number of factors that impact fence installation, including your property's terrain, which...

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