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Will a Granny Flat Increase my Property Value?

The number of granny flats being built across the nation at the moment is higher than it has ever been before and given the range of benefits they offer, this comes as no surprise. There are many reasons why people will look to build this kind of dwelling on their own land. This article will explore exactly what a granny flat is, and whether or not it can benefit a property by increasing its value. What Exactly Is a Granny Flat? Small granny flats have been popular for a number of years now. They are self-contained homes which are built…

Granny Flat Plumbing

When you construct a granny flat one of the main issues is how to make the best usage of the space available. This rule goes for what happens inside the flat as well as what goes on during the construction of the flat. A challenge which so many have when building granny flats is how to access the utilities and how to ensure that the sewer system is fit for purpose. Adding additional utilities on a site also comes at a cost, and sharing the utilities with the main property can create problems. Small granny flats are a great idea…

How to Make a Smooth Transition Into Senior Living

When it’s time to move into a senior living facility, or help your loved one do so, it can be a stressful process. It’s not just financial—although care in Canada can cost around $6,000 per month (before insurance), you don’t want to pick a facility just based on price. Selecting a retirement home is important as the right home can ease the transition from your previous life into retirement life. The transition can take some time, so it helps to understand the process. To learn more, keep reading to find a few top tips that can ease the transition into…

Dressing Up Your Home with DIY Fabric Creations

“Home is where the heart is.” We often hear that, and nothing can be more accurate. Your home is your personal space where you can be yourself and do whatever you want to do. It is your haven from the world outside. And when you talk about home, you think about everything you own and how it all reflects your personality. What better way to inject more of you into your home than decorating it with projects you create by yourself. With DIY home decor projects, one of the best materials you can work with is fabric. With the wide…

Why You Should Hire a Junk Removal Service

Accumulating junk is an inevitable part of life. Regardless of how much you attempt to minimize clutter, you will still need a proper clean-up at least once a year. While some people enjoy cleaning and getting rid of household waste, most people dread this task. That is why hiring a professional garbage removal service is the best solution. It is the hassle-free answer to all your problems, especially when you worry about how to get rid of bulky items like old garbage and old furniture. If you are still unsure whether or not you should hire a junk removal service,…

End of Lease Cleaning in Adelaide

Adelaide is a pretty big place, and it’s very prone to have numerous apartment rentals and houses that are for rent. At the same time, with the increase in real estate in the area, it’s also very common that people may have to relocate. If this happens to you, you’ll want to make sure that you get your bond back right? This is also known as a security deposit back, and landlords can be sticklers to make sure that the property is in tip-top shape as it was when you move in. This can be harder to do than you…

Aiding Your Grown-Up Children on First Time Home Buying

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You have seen your child through life to the point of adulthood. There is no greater joy than seeing them grow into successful and responsible individuals. Speaking of responsibility brings to mind the moment they decide to get a house and leave home. This can be a great bonding opportunity for both parties as you can provide guidance and help make the process easier for them. This can be done without causing financial difficulties. The prevailing economic situation, characterised by mounding college debt, tough job environment, and high property prices, has made purchasing a home more difficult for the younger…

Cool Autumn/Winter Interior Design Trends For This Fall

If you are looking to give your home an exciting makeover this fall or winter, we have put together some of the top design tips that you could look to incorporate in your new-look home. Each year the expert interior designers of this world put together the hottest and newest trends for each season, and taking from their inspiration and in conjunction with our partners Chill Insurance,  we wanted to share some of the hottest tips that you should try to think about when re-styling your home. Oversized Florals A feature wall in your home can really make a lasting…

6 Tips Every First Time UK Home Buyer Should Know to Save Thousands

Buying your first home can be exciting, terrifying, and joyful all at the same time. But most important, it is an expensive venture. And for many people, they spend a lifetime trying to pay off the loan taken to purchase their home. But that doesn’t have to be you. By following the tips below, you can join the ranks of first-time UK home buyers that saved thousands of pounds on their home purchase. Shop extensively for a mortgage The type of mortgage you opt for to finance your home purchase will greatly influence if you end up with a burdensome…