Tips On Buying Your First Home

It’s extremely exciting saving up to buy your first home. The feeling of achievement when you are given those keys is second to none. I can still remember the phone call now a few years back just before Christmas saying we had done it! The house we wanted was ours! Buying your first home can feel a little daunting. It’s like entering this big grown up scary world of being a homeowner. That’s why I want to share with you my tips on buying your first home.

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A first time buyer is classed as someone who is purchasing their only or main residence and have never owned a freehold or have a leasehold interest in a residential property in the UK or abroad.

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The Pros and Cons of Open-Plan Living

Open-plan living is the perfect way to combine a kitchen, with other rooms and the garden to create one large multi-functional and light-filled space. Lately open-plan living has become a popular option when redesigning and configuring a new kitchen design. There are a great number of advantages, including increasing the value to your home.

The pros and cons of open plan living

Did you know that research conducted by the National Association of Estate Agents revealed that opening up space, and kitchen renovations are within the top four home improvements that will increase value to a property?

In last year’s UK Houzz Report, which is based on survey results from the Houzz community, 54% of homeowners were making their kitchens more open to other rooms, with 35% knocking down walls and opening up space completely.

In a recent Houzz poll, which asked, “Yay or Nay to Open-plan Kitchens?”, the result was overwhelmingly in favour of the idea, with 840 voting “yay” to 230 voting “nay”.

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Style and Elegance: 3 Tubs That Can Improve the Look of Your Bathroom

When you’re renovating your bathroom, this is a fantastic opportunity to make some drastic changes to its style. After all, it’s where you spend your intimate moments, relaxing after a hard day at work, so one could argue that your bathroom has an effect on the quality of your life. So what are the top 3 models to consider in 2018?

style and Elegance: 3 Tubs That Can Improve the Look of Your Bathroom

OVE Rachel 70-Inch Freestanding Acrylic Bathtub

Simple and elegant, it features an elevated slope to rest your head on during a long bathing session. If you want to buy an elegant freestanding tub with a smooth surface, this is as good as it gets. In fact, it’s made of 100% acrylic, and the fact that it’s reinforced with fiberglass is what creates the smoothness and it’s glossy finish.

Since this is a freestanding tub, you can place it anywhere in the bathroom and it will do its job just fine. Since it comes with comprehensive and detailed instructions, you won’t even need a handyman to install it. According to the proud owners, its glossy finish will remain intact even after a decade has passed, and its beautiful looks won’t fade away.

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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.

Beautifying Your Home For Spring

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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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