A Complete Guide to Matching Rugs with Floors

Rugs are a great option for any room. Not only do they help to protect your floor, they offer another way to create a stylish space, helping to improve the décor and make a room that bit nicer. However, it’s important to find a rug that matches the floor type!

Not doing so runs the risk of choosing a rug that really doesn’t add anything to the room, so you always want to find the right match between floors and rugs. It’s easy enough to do, providing you know what to look for to ensure they match!

The first thing to think about is the texture and style of both the rug and floor, as not every style and texture works well with every type of flooring. Then, you need to consider if the colour and the patterns match those of the floor, especially in non-carpeted floors.

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Beautifying Your Home For Spring

We all know that Spring is a great time to get your home looking good and in better order – but what is often less obvious is how to actually make that happen. As it turns out, there are a number of things you can consider doing if you want to make sure that your home looks its absolute best in time for the Spring, and that is what we are going to look at today.

Many of these are pretty easy to do, and yet they will produce the kind of effect which is immediately captivating, long-lasting and effortless.

Consider the following if you are ready for your home to look the part for the warmer months to come.

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Hot Weather Requires Fast Repairs: Know Your Options in Case Your Cooling Fails

If your air conditioning has stopped working for whatever reason, don’t panic! Sometimes, the problem can be much smaller than how it appears on the surface. In some cases, you won’t even need a repairman to fix it. But how can you really tell?

Luckily, there are a bunch of simple ways to diagnose it, and we’re going to take a look at the most common ones today:

Hot Weather Requires Fast Repairs Know Your Options in Case Your Cooling - Air conditioning unit

The air conditioner won’t start

The obvious one is to check whether the unit is plugged in (you know the drill). After that’s out of the way, you need to ask yourself whether the condenser is operational or not. Is the thermostat running?

Sometimes, all you need to do is set the thermostat to 5 degrees and that alone immediately solves the problem without needing to pick the unit apart or call the repairman. If that didn’t help, you could be dealing with a blown fuse, in which case, you’re going to need to contact Air conditioner repair Oshawa or one of the local service providers to fix it.

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Where to Place the Hot Tub in your Garden

Hot tubs are a home accessory that was previously only for the extremely wealthy. You might have been lucky enough to enjoy one in a luxury hotel room. But for the most part they just weren’t an accessory most people could previously afford. Since demand has increased, hot tubs are much more of an affordable luxury and now there are over 300,000 households with hot tubs in the UK, compared to around 100,000 in 2013.

The many benefits of a hot tub are much more recognised and people have hot tubs for socialising, for muscle therapy, for relaxation and as an addition to a swimming pool set up.

Where to place the hot tub in your garden

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There are various different types of hot tub available, including free standing hot tubs, built in hot tubs and even extremely inexpensive blow up hot tubs you can purchase from supermarkets.

Homes are now much more likely to have a hot tub, which presents a whole new area of home decor consideration. Just as you have to plan out how a swimming pool works in relation to a house, or an outdoor seating area, you have to put equal planning into your new, hot, bubbling arrival.

Where will it go? Can it be placed on any surface? How far away from the house should it be? Will it look nice?

Take a look at these handy hot tub placement Q&A’s to help you get your hot tub installation absolutely right:

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How to Treat Your Tank in the Spring

After what’s turned out to be one of the worst winters in recent years, we’re all grateful for the signs of spring that we’re seeing. One of the best things about spring is not having to worry so much about how much heating oil we’re burning through, even though you found this website for cheap fuel. You can cross off yet another heating-related worry by checking over your tank and getting it and the rest of your system serviced after their busiest period.

You should quickly check over your tank once a week or so, ideally, to check for rust, bulges or leaks, but spring definitely warrants a more thorough inspection by you and an engineer.

How to Treat Your Tank in the Spring

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Here’s what you can do once you spot a few daffodils out and about.

Clean the area immediately around your tank

If your tank is outside then it’ll gather weeds, leaves, mud and all sorts of other debris over the winter. The walkways and hard standing can become slippery, which will make life difficult for you and your engineer, so take a while to sweep, brush or jet-wash the remnants of winter away.

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Do Home Improvements add Value to your Home, and to what Cost?

With Spring around the corner, it’s that time of year when you start thinking about home improvements. I have already been chatting to my husband about improvements we could make this year. I have always wondered, do they home improvements add value to your home? If so how much would they add? When we moved house last Summer, I spent ages tidying and cleaning up our old house ready for sale. Weekends were spent deweeding and decluttering the garden, but did it add value to our home? If I’m being honest no, but then it was only surface work and what you can see we carried out.

Did you know that data from the Office for National Statistics has predicted that those in the UK collectively spend almost £30 billion on home improvements annually? That works out at £43 million each week.

If you are looking to significantly add value to your house then maybe you need to check out these ideas. DM Design, a bespoke bedroom specialist, has carried out research to discover how much home improvements can add to your home’s value:

Fitting a new Kitchen

Everyone loves a kitchen, it is the focal point of a home. If you take Phil Spencer’s advice from Location, Location, Location he says that a new kitchen will typically add 4.6 percent onto the overall value of a home. He also points out that the kitchen must match the value of the home. For example it’s no good adding an expensive £25k kitchen to a house that’s only worth £175k.

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