Category Archives: Making A Happy Home

5 Simple Ways To Trim Home Improvement Costs

According to data from the BLS, Americans spend an enormous chunk of their income on home improvement. And since incomes aren’t going up all that quickly these days, those costs are getting out of control.

The bottom line is that you won’t always be able to do everything you want to do when updating your home. At some point, you’ll have to compromise. But compromising can leave you dissatisfied and wondering why you ever bothered with home improvements in the first place.

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The Easy Route In Home Decoration

A lot of people don’t have time to spend making their home look beautiful. When you have a busy job, home life, or simply aren’t interested in DIY, tackling this sort of area can be a nightmare. A lot of people will grow to ignore this problem, choosing to keep their home the way it is. Of course, though, it doesn’t have to be this way. To help you out with this, this post will be exploring some of the best ways to make any renovation a lot easier.

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How To Keep Your House Warm This Winter

Is it just me but is being cold one of the worst feelings there is? Not just any cold, but that seeping cold that hits your bones and makes it hard for you to get warmed up. That’s the cold that honestly is the worst feeling – especially during the winter months. When you’re in your cozy, warm house, having to go outside in the winter air is such a chore. You wrap up head to toe in coats,

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What to Do and Not Do Your First Night In Your New Home

The first night in a new house is always a challenge. With 20+ years associated with the military between my parents and my husband, I have had my share of moves and the challenge of unpacking boxes. Honestly, we’ve been in our current home for over 5 years and I still stumble across a box that needs unpacking from time-to-time.

Facing a move soon? Here are some tips on what and what not to do:

What Not To Do: Unpack everything.

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Home Weather Woes You Need To Know

Bad weather is always bad news for homeowners. With even a little bad weather, your home can suffer damages that will lead to expensive repairs that you are probably not going to be prepared for. The good news is that there are ways to protect your home from storm damage and fix any issues that arise.

Fix Your Garden

One of the problems with flooding is typically caused by a poor garden.

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4 Tips to Create a Home Sweet Home

There’s nothing quite like having a home that simply beckons you inside. There are certain indoor spaces in our lives that make us want to leave as soon as we walk through the door – your office, perhaps, or the doctors surgery. But your home should be somewhere you can sink into the minute you’ve hung up your coat, and relax comfortably for the rest of the evening.

A home that looks cold and ‘un-homely’

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DIY SOS: Complete Your Backyard Retreat

You’ve seen the DIY SOS of what to do when things go wrong within your home, now it’s time to see the one about what to do when things go wrong in your backyard.

Has your garden or backyard been in a state of incompleteness for some time now? Well, if this is the case, then it’s time to do something about it! Why? Because there no time like the present,