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Home Improvers Risk Hefty Repair Costs

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While the temptation is likely to be growing for many budding DIY enthusiasts to take on a project over the weekend, one insurance company is warning them against biting off more than they can chew. According to Saga, one in 20 people in the UK have at some point been forced to call out a professional to rectify work that they have carried out on their home themselves. While one personal loan may be useful in covering the cost of tools and equipment when planning to tackle a staircase or to repaint the exterior, there is a risk for the inexperienced that another loan might be called for to fund corrective work afterwards. However, the effect on the avid DIYer’s bank balance is not the only risk associated with taking…
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Home gardening made easy

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Home gardening made easy for people that do not have the special touch to let plants grow like jack and the beanstalk. It is not that difficult. All you require is music, a bright sunny day, a shovel, spade and a big garden. Landscaping is a skill that can be taught. Begin to obtain some general tips from family and friends that have green grass, beautiful flowers and breathtaking views from their back porch. Walk around outside and draw a line with your imagination where you want to have flowers and were you want put in paving etc. Read up to see which plants require sun, semi shade or complete shade. Preferably make sure that the trees are indigenous and evergreen. Paste this information into a scrap book. Refer back…
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5 Tips on Choosing Hardwood Flooring

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Hardwood flooring is classic and beautiful, with clean lines and the ability to last over time while being easily cleaned. If you’re looking to install new flooring, don’t be afraid to look into hardwood. The floors can be perfect for any home. The many varieties available in hardwood can match any style, but may sometimes overwhelm you with seemingly endless options. It helps to have a plan in mind instead of just rushing out to buy the first thing you see. With some help, you can make a successful choice. First, know how much you can afford to spend, and set a strict limit. With everything you have to choose from, there is a good chance you will want to buy something outside of your budget. You should be able…
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Decorating Your Home on a Budget

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You love all the furnishings available in your local stores and catalogs, but chances are looking at the price tag quickly puts a damper on things. Don’t despair – with creativity, you can spruce up the look of your home to have Hollywood style without spending Hollywood-level amounts of money. First, look at your walls. Painting them is cheap and easy and makes an instant dramatic difference. Give a new feel to any room of your house with paint, or even use wallpaper. Don’t bother with a contractor on wallpaper, though – try using it on just one wall or on borders. Wall sconces are another great idea, especially when easy to install yourself. .Lighting is another easy way to bring in a new feel to your room. Try lamps…
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Beautiful Interior Lighting

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Electric lights can create a fantastic mood to suit any room Lights can make all the difference in an interior design concept. By choosing your lighting plan correctly you will be able to transform a dull room to an amazing showpiece. Downlights are great to highlight artwork or workspaces. Also great for kitchen benches to give lots of light while preparing food. Soft uplighting using dimmers creates an adjustable mood effect for a romantic setting are for watching your big screen TV. Uplights create shadows and attractive features for larger wall and by designing the effect you want, it's possible to create an amazing effect on a large wall for a little cost. Uplighting is very good for outdoor areas and to highlight trees or features in your garden. Getting…
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Home Renovation ideas & Mistakes to Avoid

Home Renovation ideas & Mistakes to Avoid

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Renovation of a home is not a piece of cake. It involves a lot of hard work, creativity and organization skills. Once done, it is not something that can be turned around, so it is essential to monitor the work and also, ensure you have enough control over the process to avoid making any significant mistakes in the process. You will require the services of experienced painters, roofers, electricians and plumbers. Some of the primary home renovation tips are : Refinish Existing Cabinets – It is better to opt for a cabinet makeover, rather than complete replacement. This idea supports both, your budget and your creative mind. In doing so, you must ensure you only work with experts in the job as you need to receive value for money. Open…
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