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Choosing the Right Underlay for the Perfect Floor

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Wood flooring projects are more popular than ever, and with the latest advances in laminate flooring, it is obvious to see why. Once seen as one of the worst examples of 1980s plastic fantastic, today you can get excellent quality laminate flooring that is almost impossible to tell apart from the real thing. It is also incredibly cost-effective, with a great choice of colours and styles available from flooring specialists such as Discount Flooring Depot. Furthermore, it is easy to install for the home DIY enthusiast, provided the right preparations are in place. This is where the choice of underlay…

Preparing your Home for a New Baby

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If you have a baby on the way, you have probably been through 100 articles and guides about the essential supplies that you need, and the preparations to be made so that you are as ready as you can be for baby’s first weeks. However, there are some broader, long term preparations that you might need to consider in transitioning your living space from an adult-oriented environment to a family home that ticks all the boxes for you and your growing child. Some of the following points are more applicable to a small child than a baby, but get them…

DIY tips for amateurs

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There is a wonderful sense of satisfaction once you have completed a DIY home improvement project and this is something that can be enjoyed by experts and amateurs. A DIY project can be very cost effective, helping you improve your home on a modest budget. Regular improvements increase the value of your home and you will be more satisfied with your living environment. Your project could involve a sizable renovation or simply involve perking up a single room in your house, depending on your skill level and the patience you have for completing the work. It is often a good…

5 Reasons You Should Leave that Tree Stump to a Specialist

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Should you have the problem of an eyesore on your property such as an unsightly stump, it just might be tempting to try to get rid of it by yourself. It doesn’t look like a big job and seems easy enough, but actually there is plenty that can go wrong. It’s in your best interests to make sure the job gets done carefully, safely and effectively by hiring a professional service to take care of it. Here are the five main advantages you get by using the experts: Professionals Will Make Sure That No Other Part of Your Landscape Gets…

7 Ways to Keep your Valuables Safe

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Modern society definitely has its drawbacks, and with rising crime figures worldwide, home security has never been so necessary. The modern housebreaker is not at all like the stereotype we see in the cartoons or in the movies, in fact, you could walk past one and never know it. Once inside a house, they know instinctively where to look, and what to look for, and are often in and out in a few minutes, and if you feel your home security is not what it should be, here is some good advice on how to keep things safe. Consult a…

How to Negotiate When Buying a Condo in Montreal

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  It’s not always easy to find affordable condos in Montreal, or at least affordable ones in the size you want. That’s especially true when you’re buying from an owner instead of a developer. Owners who have lived in the condo often have an emotional connection to their property, so they may not be very willing to see it go for a low price. And, even worse, some sellers may have an asking price that is unrealistic, making it difficult for them to sell (and for you to buy) their condo. However, it is always possible to negotiate with the…

Open House Tips to Attract Homebuyers

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Home staging professionals, real estate agents, and developers like Louie Santaguida all agree on the importance of a great open house. It’s an excellent opportunity to lure in prospective buyers and convince them why your property is the right investment for them. Staging your home can seem intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be nearly as difficult (or expensive) as you might think. You don’t need to consult a home staging expert or rent temporary furniture achieve a look that buyers will fall for. Here are some simple and cheap tricks that can bring you the offer you want. Let…

4 Questions to Ask Yourself before Installing Outdoor Lighting

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There are many benefits to installing high-quality outdoor lighting at home, from beautifying the property to making its outdoor spaces more appealing places in which to spend time. However, if you’re to achieve your desired effect and realise the many benefits of a successful outdoor lighting project, you need to ask yourself the following four questions. Which Outdoor Areas Do You Use Most in the Evenings? While you will undoubtedly use outdoor lighting to illuminate areas of your home that you don’t spend much time in, like the area in front of the front door, regarding the outdoor areas of…