Posts Tagged‘home’

What to Know about Living in a Busy City

Big city living isn’t for everyone.  There’s endless traffic, too many people to even think about crammed into a tight space, and constant noise: but for those who love it, it’s home.  Big cities are the backbone of every country, innovation and inventing, turning out incredible businesses and talent that can’t be found anywhere else.  Unfortunately, those who are from smaller towns don’t know what to expect when moving into a metropolis. Here’s what to keep in mind! Everything is Both More Expensive, Yet Cheaper It’s no mystery how expensive housing is in most cities.  People who work full-time can…

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…

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…

Home improvements that you can do yourself

Many of us in the united states want to make improvements but we quite simply don´t have the money to be able to hire someone to do it for us.  It can be small or large improvements that we want to make but the price of hiring someone to do it for us is often way beyond the price we would pay if we did it ourselves.  Here is a list of 4 easy types home improvements that you do yourself, meaning you avoid extortionate improvement rates. Painting rooms in your house It can often seem like quite a chore…

What to Expect When Undergo a House Extension 

Two years ago my wife and I discovered that we were having another baby and after the initial elation that we both felt, thoughts quickly turned to where on earth our new child would go. Our house was already busting at the seams and we had to make a decision as to whether we would move or stay and extend. After much deliberation, we decided that we would stay in the house and have it extended, a job that went very well. There were many things about the extension that caught me by surprise and perhaps I hadn’t quite understood…

Considerations Before Deciding on a House Extension 

If you are planning for a housing extension then there are many things which you are going to have to take into consideration that your perhaps have not yet planned for. Aside from doing obvious activities such as hiring a great architect and making sure that you have a solid construction team in place, there are many smaller details which require your consideration. I went through this process a couple of years ago and sometimes I got things right, sometimes I got things wrong which I have learned from. With this in mind then I wanted to speak with you…

Helping Your New Dog to Feel At Home

When you first get a new dog, be it a puppy or a dog that is older than that, they will have a period of adjustment which you will have to manage carefully. The shock to the system can be difficult for dogs and it is your responsibility to make sure that they get settled in well. Dogs can react differently in these situations, some will be withdrawn others may be aggressive and some may simply be quite sad about their new situation. Much of the worries will be fixed in a few weeks once the dog knows where it…

Altering Your Home to Cope With Limited Mobility

If you have found yourself in a position whereby your mobility has been significantly affected by an illness, injury or old age, you will need to start altering areas of your life so that things become that little bit easier. The hardest thing to accept is that you can no longer do the things that you used to be able to do and once you have made this realization, you can start tweaking things around you to improve your daily life. The home is a big area of this and you should either look into wheelchair accessible homes, homes which…