In life, there’s always a lot of different things that cost. Not only do we have to put our money into surviving, we do it to make life feel that little more comfortable too. And that we never seem to mind. When you work hard for your money, you feel good spending it on whatever you feel like. But sometimes, those costs continue to creep up and you no longer feel happy about the things that you’re money is going on. One of the biggest expenses we can ever have in life is often our home. And although you’re happy to pay to have a home that you love, you can sometimes feel like it drains every last cent that you have. Read More
So, you’ve bought a fixer-upper. Congratulations!
The bad news is that there’s a lot of hard work ahead. The good news is that you stand to generate a fantastic return on your investment. Moreover, it gives you a fantastic chance to create the home that you want without wasting money. Given that you’d have probably redecorated a perfectly fine property anyway, this has to be considered good news. Read More
Any parent will tell you that there’s nothing they dread more than the sound of their child crying. We all live in fear of hearing that piercing noise coming out of the blue. Sadly, parenting is a rollercoaster ride, and it’s impossible to prevent every accident. Even if you wrap your kids up in cotton wool, there’s always a risk of accidents. Creating a safe environment at home is really important. If you’re a new parent, you’re updating or renovating your home, or you’ve moved recently, here are some tips to help you create a child-friendly haven. Read More
When you become a parent, you are acutely aware of the dangers in the home. Your once beautiful glass coffee table now looks like a sharp-edged baby-hurting tool. Your antique oak unit with all your ornaments is like something out of the Saw movies – dangerous for children! It’s like you can zone in on anything that could potentially hurt your child and your brain is immediately thinking of all the ways you can make each room in the house safe. Given that the living room, nursery, and kitchen are the three main places you and your children will be in the house, they’re naturally the first places you make as child-friendly as possible. The bathroom is usually the last room in the house that gets upgraded, mainly because it’s the place you wash and use the toilet, so you don’t exactly hang out in there all that often. Read More
Laying star shape on the bed- hot, bothered and unable to sleep. We’ve all been in this position at one time or another during a heat wave! Since the body has to drop in temperature to initiate sleep, when our surroundings are too warm it can hugely impact our ability to drift off, plus it’s uncomfortable too. With summer on the way, here are some things to bear in mind for those warm nights. Read More