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When you flip through magazines, turn on home improvement shows, or peruse your favorite home décor blogs, all the homes seem perfect. They have the latest trimmings, most modern fixtures, and are flawlessly coordinated to create a dream home. If you’re like most people, it’s simply not feasible for you to change your window treatments, paint colors, flooring, and furniture every single year. You don’t have the funds. But if you’re on a budget, there are a few things you can do to make your home look and feel elegant. 1. Install a Fireplace For functional and effortless beauty in…

Residential solar power in Utah has been popular among homeowners as evidenced by the number of installations, which is the third biggest in the U.S. based on an analysis. Almost 30% of houses in the state, or more than 319,000 homes, have solar energy installations. This trend stems from the availability of a $1,600 state tax credit, aside from a 30% credit from the federal government. Utah plans to reduce the tax rebate to $1,200 by 2021, so now is a good time to take advantage of the incentive. What are Solar Tax Incentives? The Solar Investment Tax Credit allows you…

When you think of a happy family, you could picture the members enjoying quality time at home and doing different activities together. It may not be much, but certain devices at home could affect this kind of bonding, if not make it stronger. Most households have common appliances, and you may not realize how much they help you create quality time with your loved ones. After all, how can you do some of those said activities if you don’t have the equipment? Through Hot and Cold Living as a family means that you’ll have to go through many kinds of…

If your home or apartment has a small bathroom, then organization will be essential to enjoying the space. A small bathroom can be enjoyable and functional, but you will need to have the right organization and storage in place. Here are some tips to help you make the most out of your small bathroom with creative storage. Use the Back of the Door A storage caddy or towel rod mounted to the back of the bathroom door creates storage that is out of the way. This also keeps the items close at hand. When the door is shut, you can…

Renting your home out – whether you rent out your entire home or just one guest room – is a very lucrative business. You’ll need to ensure your apartment building or neighborhood allows Airbnb, and you’ll also need to ensure that you have proper home insurance, but once that’s settled, it’s not difficult to turn your home into a holiday rental. You can rent out a portion of your home, a furnished room in your home, or you can rent out your entire home if you are going away on a trip or living elsewhere. Using your home as a…

As a homeowner, it is normal to eventually want to renovate the bathroom. This can easily cost a lot of money so planning the entire process is something that is necessary. Everything needs to start with checking the old pipes and the plumbing system that is in place. Pipe locating is offered by numerous professionals, like Fix It Right Plumbing. The reason why you want to detect pipes is to quickly realize if there are some problems that you have to deal with. Wasting Money Before the renovation starts, do make arrangements with a plumber. This is because the presence…

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Traveling can always be a fun time for a family vacation or a much-needed getaway with your partner. Wherever and whenever you go, the journey is the hardest part. You fly in tight airplanes that put you and a couple of hundred people squished together like sardines, not to mention any layovers that seem to drag on and on. Dragging luggage through crowded airports and having to find either public transportation or renting a car to get to your final destination seems a never-ending endeavor. When you finally arrive at your hotel or your accommodations for your trip, getting a…

Wherever you live, good shelving is a key investment. Whether you live in a studio flat and you’re seeking clever ways to maximise the space or you need somewhere classy to display your favourite things in your family home, the right shelves can make things look chic and stylish.   One particular type of shelving that’s particularly fun to style is the ladder bookshelf. These are fabulous additions that work well in an array of spaces and can really add a sophisticated touch.  If you’re thinking of adding a ladder bookshelf to your home, here are some inspired ideas to…

  There are many home-owners who take at-home safety very seriously. If you’re one of these safe-conscious types of home-owners, you’ve likely taken serious steps to make sure your home is a safe place. You’ve probably set up a good home security system to keep your family safe from home invasions or burglars, but what about a safe room? When you decide to work on some home improvement projects, as many home-owners often do, shouldn’t the addition of a safe room be considered? A home safe room or panic room is a secured space in the home that will keep…

Renovating a home is an exciting but tedious task for homeowners. More than you might see on any home improvement show there’s a lot of details that need to be ironed out in order to make sure things go off without a hitch. When inexperienced, homeowners can get so carried away in the aesthetics that they forget to remember more important factors. This, of course, leads to a bunch of chaos and confusion. If you’re planning a home renovation in the near future, here are a few things that you don’t want to overlook. A Budget You may want to…