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  1. When should I splurge for the best materials?

    You get what you pay for, as the saying goes, and there are some areas where you shouldn't skimp on quality – building materials and contractor services, for example. When you cut corners in important areas, you'll typically end up paying a lot more in the long run. You might have higher operating costs, have to pay extra to fix the mistakes made the first time around or replace something years before you should have to.

    –– Insulation. Properly insulating your home improves comfort, ...
  2. Modernize Your Home on a Budget With these Easy Tips and Tricks

    There are numerous trends and design styles that might bring your home in this day and time. Modernizing your home certainly is expensive, isn’t it? Well, not necessarily, especially if you invest exclusively in those bits and pieces with big visual impact. Cosy up your home and make it look like it belongs to a luxury-indulging family with these simple tips and tricks but also additions.

    Invest in cable railing

    Wooden railing can easily become outdated and might make your ...
  3. Types of Mattress Toppers and Protectors, How to Choose One?

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ID:	11089Choosing a mattress topper or protector is a simple choice, however, the two can be confused at times, so it helps to have a good idea of the purpose of each one.

    If you are on the hunt for a topper or protector, remember that there are different types available, usually differentiated by the kind of material they are made from. One of the most popular choices are those made from cotton.

    What is the best material for a mattress topper ...
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  4. Office cabinets: Fundamentals for a sophisticated office look

    Most of us have a place we call an office, where we carry out daily business or work related activities. As a rule of thumb, the office is a sanctuary and should always be organized since we welcome and make clients feel comfortable in it. What better way to entertain your clients and assure their corporation if not through a well-organized and classy office. Cabinets don’t entertain clients but they complement your work area and give a major statement on your sense of organization. It is inevitable ...
  5. 5 quick ways to reduce your heating bills

    Heating bills are looming large. Check out these five tips to quickly cut your energy costs without sacrificing comfort.

    1. Stop leaks. Drafty rooms suck (the heat out of your home). Single-pane, older windows without reliable storm windows can lose heat quickly, so use plastic sheeting – like the 3M Window Kit – to seal them. If drafts are coming in around the frame, fill those with caulking.

    Sealing leaks around windows and doors will instantly raise the comfort level ...
  6. How to renovate an older home without compromising its charm

    There's a lot of talk these days about the many ways to bring historic homes into the modern era. But if you've purchased an older home – or watched enough of the TV shows featuring their renovations – you know that the original features can lend the most charm. Here are some things to consider as you work to maintain the integrity of a vintage home through updates, upgrades and renovations.

    KNOW WHAT YOU'RE GETTING INTO

    Historic homes are popular for a reason. They exude ...
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