It’s hardly news… solar panels are a great way to generate your own electricity to save money. With prices sitting at historical lows, it makes sense to think about going solar. However, even with the current low costs, a solar panel investment can still require a considerable outlay. How much you will save on your […]
Remodelling to add value to a property is very different from renovating for lifestyle. If it’s your ‘forever home’, you will gain emotional and physical comfort from your expenditure. But if you are remodelling to sell – to increase the value of your property – you need to think hard before committing. Home owners who […]
Every home accumulates rubbish and trash over time. Especially if you’re cleaning and decluttering when transitioning to a different season, your home will have many wastes that need to be disposed of. Skip bins are one effective and convenient way to get rid of your home rubbish. Save yourself from the hassles of daily trash […]
Summer is one of the best times to purchase an air conditioner (AC). If you already have one, have you recently checked the condition of your AC? While the equipment appears to be in good operating order, you can never be too sure if one of its components could be faulty. Ignoring minor warning flags […]
Most homeowners often overlook the garage despite using it a lot of times. In many homes, the garage door serves as the main entry and exit point. Some use the garage as a space for storage, or for engaging in hobbies. As one of the essential spaces in your home, it’s vital to keep the […]
As we’ve learned from Flint and other disasters around the world, ensuring you actually have clean drinking water you can trust can be incredibly difficult. For instance, how do you address lead removal in your drinking water when it’s the pipes and fixtures in your home that are causing the problem? Do you need to […]
Your house is your castle and it’s the only place you want to be. But what if it’s time for a makeover? What if your home doesn’t look as sweet as it did a few years back?
Choosing a security camera isn’t as easy as you might think. There are countless systems out there and not all of them will fit your budget or requirements. We’ve rounded up the best in the market to help you make the right choice.
Having a property that you can rent is a great way to earn some extra cash. But if you are not doing anything to improve it, you are depriving your bank account of quite some savings. With a little effort and work, you can pull in the right tenants, show them a space that they […]
Your HVAC system is vital in your home. It can control the humidity, temperature, and quality of the air to make you feel more comfortable. This system prevents you feeling overly hot in the summer and keeps you warm in the winter. Here is what you need to know about your HVAC system, including how […]
Although Ireland is a country with relatively calm weather, we still have our shares of storms and other extreme weather conditions that often cause severe destruction to our homes. However, with proper preparation and protection in place, you can dramatically reduce the effect of these weather conditions on your home and properties, saving yourself not […]
When you planning your new home, there are lots of things that you need to think about. There are the obvious ones like needing to consider the way that the rooms will be designed and the type of furniture that you want to include. But there are also the less obvious and sometimes, overlooked. For […]
You’d think bathrooms are the perfect environment for plants, but you need to choose with care.
No one wants to figure in a situation where the need to call for emergency help is necessary. But if you are a hiking novice or are a newcomer to the outdoors, it’s vital that you are equipped for such a scenario.
Furniture manufacturers offer sectional sofas in a variety of modules. This allows for customization well beyond a simple sofa with an attached chaise. In fact, buyers today can create custom configurations for specific spaces and activities! So it can be tricky. “Shopping for a sectional sofa isn’t like shopping for a simple chair, when an […]
We all know rice is a delicious side dish, but you can use rice grains around the house, as well.
Drying is a form of food preservation because by getting rid of moisture, you prevent bacteria from ruining your fruits and vegetables. It’s a great snack idea as well, especially for the kids! But electric dehydrators can be too energy-consuming as they run all day long. If you live in a tropical area or where […]