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If you’re someone who loves to throw a good dinner party, or host the family Sunday roast every week, then you want to ensure you have a dining room that is warm and welcoming for your guests. Dining room décor is something that can be experimented with, as it’s very similar to the living areas within your home. It’s always good to keep your décor consistent throughout your interiors, but you often find that people like to add a few extra special touches to the dining room, to make it more enjoyable. If you’re struggling to get the right balance…

When it comes to an English summer, the only thing you can predict with any certainty is the unpredictability. That seems to increase exponentially when you are out in the sticks. A couple of weeks ago, some people were experiencing April snow showers, just days after the tabloids had started their annual round of “phew what a scorcher” headlines. So how can you make sure your home is at the ready if you need to batten down the hatches for a sudden cold snap? Most of us simply order a top up of home heating oil while the prices are…

No Chicagoan will ever forget April 1992, when the aftermath of the Great Chicago Flood resulted in an estimated loss of $1 billion and subsequent business losses, as was reported in this Chicago Tribune article, marking the 25th anniversary of this tragic incident. If history has ever taught us something, it is the ability to learn from our mistakes and be prepared for unforeseen situations. So, if you have a residential or commercial property, in Chicago or Glenview, in particular, you can seek the services of 24 hour plumbers, such as Mike’s Chicago Plumbing, which has been business since 1997…

Your home is your pride and joy, and it is important to treat your home with the respect it deserves to enhance its value and create a cozy environment. Whether you’ve recently moved in or been situated in your house for a while, there are various improvements which can be implemented to enhance the quality of your home and bring personal touches to make it feel your own. Since most of us spend lots of time indoors, it is important to make your dwelling as perfect as possible, whether that’s through creating a walk-in closet or impressive decoration. With creative…

There are a lot of other ways to decorate your windows without the use of curtains. Sometimes, flowing fabrics hanging by the windows just don’t go well with a home’s interior design. For example, a modern theme will look better with a window treatment that is fixed in position, like zebra sheer shades, to go along with the aesthetics. What are zebra sheer shades? Zebra sheer shades are window treatments made of alternating light-filtering fabric and sheer fabric. The alternating fabrics, sometimes in two different colors, bring a unique look to the room with its zebra print appearance. The shades…

Leather sofas have been a popular feature in many modern homes, and for good reason! Not only do they have the ability to complement any type of interior design, but the simple cleaning and maintenance routine of a leather sofa means that they’re easy to look after. If you’re interested in incorporating a leather sofa into your living area, the following steps will ensure that it is kept in perfect condition and will help to avoid the most common leather issues: What are the different types of leather? When it comes to quality leather sofas, you may find it useful…

Our home is our very own little nest, the place we always return to for safety and comfort at the end of the day. Seeing as we spend so much time in our house, it is essential to understand that its ambiance and overall condition can either lift our mood, by making us feel cozy and secure, or on the contrary, weigh us down. As with any other real estate property, time can take a toll on your house, doing some serious damage in the process. Improvements are therefore a must, as they will lift your spirits and give you…

Most of us want to keep our heating bills under control. Often the main driver behind this is financial. This is understandable because many people are now living on a tight income. However, that is not the only reason people want to cut their fuel bills. A lot of us want to play our part in protecting the environment, and see using less fuel to heat our homes as a good way to do that, which it is. The less fuel we waste the fewer pollutants are generated by it being burnt. In addition, the fact that less fuel has…