There are many advantages of buying an older home if you can get the right deal on the right property. An old house can generally carry lower a price tag than brand new houses in the vicinity and being one of the first in the area, old houses can even be situated on the best plots. However, finding the right deal isn’t as easy as it sounds because if you are not extra careful, they can also come with a ton of problems. To help you avoid making such mistakes, here is a list of five things that you need to check before buying any old property.
Your young child is no longer small, and you decide that it is time to redecorate the room so that it is age-appropriate; however, makeovers can be expensive. From wall hangings to throw rugs to furniture, one can spend an exorbitant amount of money making over a child’s room. However, one need not spend a fortune to turn a small child’s bedroom into one that can grow to fit the needs of older children and teenagers.
A dull, dark space can often impact your mood, even on the brightest days. Fortunately, there are many clever tricks you can use to create a lighter, brighter space. Find out how to add some much-needed light into a dark room.
I like to set myself tasks, sometimes they are tiny things and sometimes very large tasks. The Summer Holidays are great as there is no rushing around on the school runs. This usually means I can get more done, as I am around the home a bit more than term time. With that in mind, I have a mini bucket list of things to do in the Summer Holidays around our family home. Some of these tasks would be a fun thing to do with the kiddies too.
The blueprints are ready. All the permits have been signed and approved. All that’s left to do is start on with the construction, but wait! Is your site ready for construction? Are you following all the safety codes applicable in your area? Many people overlook the importance of getting a site ready for construction. Failing to do so is bound to get someone in trouble or worse, result in someone getting injured. The most important thing to do at a construction site is to safeguard the labour and all the people involved in the building process, even the pedestrians. And to ensure their safety, certain measures must be taken.
When you have a family, there is always going to be some kind of special day that needs planning for. It could be the birth of a child in the family, a Christening, a Confirmation, a birthday, a wedding and even a retirement party for a parent that needs to be celebrated. While many families plan parties at major venues, others either don’t have the financial ability to do so, or they prefer more informal gatherings at home where everyone can just come as they are, relax and enjoy. In order to make that day more intimate, why not add a personal touch?
Traditionally thought of as an extension of the garden, or a space in which plants could flourish away from harsher outdoor conditions, the conservatory has fast become a popular addition to many family homes. With all the issues we had last week with our conservatory, it got me thinking about how we can re-design ours to make it a better room for the whole family. A real investment, a conservatory is an adaptable space – a room that could host toys and games one day, and a quiet study session the next. Just as your family will grow and its dynamics change, so too can your humble conservatory. What do you need to create that perfect family-friendly space?
I have been sent a fabulous Cricut Explore Air machine and I can honestly say I do not know what I would have done without it. I have been busy making gift tags, cards and even T-shirts for the children. It’s so easy to use and set up, you could spend hours making different items for yourself or for other people.
For all the busy mum’s and families out there it can get really challenging to find quality time while still managing all the other aspects and obligations of life. A great way to get in some family bonding time is to work on some small weekend projects with your spouse and kids and do a bit of DIY. There are of course, certain projects that are more geared to your pint size helpers but you may be surprised at how many small updates you can choose from to work on all together as a family. It is always recommended to find a local electrician or contractor for major home projects but for these mini projects you can round up your own troops for some family weekend fun.
Luckily for us, radiator designs and innovations have come a long way in the past couple of decades and so I wanted to briefly take you through some of the standouts and their uses, just so you can see how your home could look with one of these, plus your radiator could probably do with replacing as it won’t be working as well as it did 20 years ago.