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7 Tips for A Profitable Renovation1

7 Tips for A Profitable Renovation

 

Making profit from renovation projects can be difficult but approaching it strategically can do you right. And since home renovation projects are getting mass attention, you need to be able to keep up with this area and deliver more than expected. Here are seven tips to help you in executing that renovation plans without fail.

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1. Identify your Target Market

This is one important factor you always have to consider because knowing your target market ensures you in getting the best possible price. You also need to understand your design range and how well you can execute the renovation property with your capabilities. Majority of the target market requesting for property renovation are families. You need to be able to cater to their concerns and needs.

2. Inspect the Property

Do a once-over of the property you will be renovating, most times there are houses that is need of termite control. Doing the inspection is a necessary pre-construction measure and by doing so can help you reevaluate the steps to make in terms of building back the infested area of the home.

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3. Plan your Renovation

Planning your renovation can help you put up a certain budget to cover all the cost of the property and all the necessary changes you are planning to make. Setting up a plan can help you grasp your initial idea for strategy on improvement and allows you to start there.

4. Stick with Your Budget

Not sticking with your planned budget can cause you headaches and cash flow issues. Remember, you are aiming for doubling the amount you received from the amount you spend. Firstly, you need to know where you’ll be spending the money and secondly, what is the best bang for your buck. This is where you’re thinking outside the box will be tested. Key is to be mindful on what you spend on.

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5. Minimalist Design

Not saying you should be negligible in each design that it looks bare and dull. Make sure to give it depth and structure as an approach to a minimalist theme for the house. You would be surprised that simplicity can do wonders. It’s all in the matter of finding a proper balance of the interior. You don’t want to overcrowd anything that will result into spending most out of your budget only to end up with a messy and disorganize look. Going easy with the design could make a difference in terms of property value.

6. Build a Team

It is also advisable that you invest in competent and solid team of individuals. It can save you time and effort by having a good team to back you up and help you in achieving your goals for the project on time. With the right people on board, you can have that property improved and renovated in good quality.

7. Expansion of Space

Extra space and additional room can bring long-term added value to a property. If you’re planning on extension, make sure to never go small. What’s the point? Adding rooms is one way of creating more appeal and atmosphere to a home. Large families will definitely go for the type of property with plenty of available rooms.

In home renovation, you also gain experience by studying. By looking up on different aspects of interior renovation, it helps you gain a sense on what proper method to take into action and learn what you can improve.

Design for Young Couple Bedroom Design Ideas

Bedroom Design for Young Couples

Designing a stylish and expensive space can be a hard if you are a couple just starting out with career or having a challenging time making ends meet. Instead of purchasing designer pieces for your bedroom, there are other ways to make the ambiance and overall look and feel special. In this article, we will explore some great ideas and you don’t have to hire a professional interior designer to make your dreams come true this time.Continue reading

Tidying Up Your Life for the New Year

Tidying Up Your Life for the New Year

With New Year fast approaching, chances are life has gotten a little messy of late, what with all the excitement and seasonal get-togethers. It is also a time for fresh starts – including your love life. Whether it’s finding a new partner or reinvigorating your long-term relationship, change begins with tidying up your living space and scrubbing up your appearance. After all, a long year takes its toll on all of us, and facing the New Year is easier when you look and feel refreshed. This is the beginning of making an active change.

Looking sharp

Tidying Up Your Life for the New Year

Tidying Up Your Life for the New Year

In general, actively seeking to look tidy and clean can affect your entire outlook and give you a positivity to carry you through the New Year. The Christmas break gives us all a little breathing space to make the changes we’d been planning to make all year but never got around to, like booking in a haircut or sprucing up our wardrobes. While none of things will actively make or break a relationship (that’s on you, we’re afraid) it can give you that boost of confidence you’ll need to approach a new interest or take the next step with your current partner.

You might also take some time to rethink your current look and make some changes. For example, 2014 was the year we reached ‘peak beard’ – and 2015 looks to be the year we’ll once again embrace the shaven visage. No one wants to be dismissed for a dodgy beard or told to remove it by a partner, so start the year by getting prepared. A good start for men would be to trim that beard into shape and face the upcoming year with neatened face fuzz, rather than a Mr Twit extravagance – after all you can always download a replacement beard from the Roald Dahl site if you really miss it.

Cleaning house

House Cleaning for the NEW YEAR

House Cleaning for the NEW YEAR

Your surroundings will also play an important part on your outlook. A tidy living environment helps you keep a tidy and focused mind – and makes an immense difference to how your partner (or prospective partner) feels about spending time there. Plus, if you’re co-habiting, you probably already know how easy it is to bicker about even little household tasks, so a comprehensive tidying up session can actually do wonders for your relationship. Here are a few tips:

  • Not naturally house proud? Once you have a little tidying up know-how, it will no longer feel like such a bother to keep your space tidy – don’t hesitate to Google a problem to hunt down a useful life hack here and there.
  • Also, try to look at your house as if seeing it for the first time. If you’re living alone, it can sometimes be hard to spot the issues that have built up over time and might (potentially) frighten off houseguests. Bad smells from the kitchen, stains in the bathroom, and a home that has hints of belonging to a hoarder are all massive turnoffs.
  • When tidying up clogged up or overflowing wardrobes, find what you don’t wear anymore and donate these items to charity.
  • Funds allowing, get rid of those old beaten up pans and cooking equipment and invest in something better – good equipment can improve your cooking, and culinary skills are a good way to impress a love interest.
  • To deal with stubborn smells, like nicotine, bring in some reed diffusers or another similar product. If you’re dating a vehement non-smoker, the smell won’t do you any favours.

No relationship is based entirely on the state of your home or wardrobe, but by building up an all round strategy for self-improvement, you could start up or continue a relationships with renewed vigour – and face the new year with a lasting positive mind set.

Living Room Designs

Top 5 Rare Living Room Themes That You Will Love

There may come a time when you just suddenly get tired of your living room’s interior and would feel like you want to alter it into something more exciting. If you’re thinking of recreating and decorating your living room, trying out a different theme from most homes is a great idea for it to stand out. Since visitors would usually stay in the living room, you would want its design and ambiance to look both presentable and entertaining. To help you decide on which theme to do, here are the top 5 rare themes that would surely be loved.

 1. Hollywood Theme

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Top 5 Rare Living Room Themes That You Will Love

If you’re fond of Hollywood movies and actors, then applying that Hollywood glam to your living room shall be a top choice. With this kind of theme, a classic atmosphere must be considered such as by first choosing a black sofa with red or gold throw pillows. Anything leather would be perfect as well.

You may also add other decors including a director’s chair, black and white pictures of yourself or of your favorite actor, and picture frames with film reel design for the border. To further embrace the Hollywood prestige, install yellow lights aside from the white ones or even put a red carpet for a more dramatic feel.

2. Jungle Theme

Having a jungle theme doesn’t mean a messy and a primitive living room. It can be interpreted as a tamed-like jungle where greens and animal prints would be used often for decoration. A black or white sofa is recommended while placing red, orange or green colored pillows. Growing some plants inside and putting on an animal print carpet or rug are also good ideas to feel the jungle or safari theme more.

The use of wood for all furniture would just be a right choice as well for this theme. This could also be applied for other ornaments such as lamps, side tables and picture frames. You may also put scented candles on the center table for a relaxing aura.

3. Beach Theme

A beach-inspired living room would only be really impressive with a sky wallpaper on the ceiling or on the walls and sands for the ground. But if you think those would be too much, then selecting light yet fun colors may be enough.

For the main component which is the sofa, a white, blue, orange or yellow one is fit for the theme. With a light colored sofa, you may then choose a bolder color for the pillows for contrast and vice versa. Placing wooden objects, seashell decorations and plants would also be contributing factors to the beach theme.

4. Circus Theme

If you’re young at heart or have kids at home who loves carnivals and such thrilling places, building a circus themed living room would be easy. You may get very creative for this theme such as by involving a lot of colors and patterns. But don’t go overboard because you won’t want your living room to look like an actual circus.

A highlight for this theme is to hang red and white stripe curtains on the windows or you could just paint those alternating colors on the walls. Your sofa, which is preferably made with a soft mattress, may be of any color since a circus is all about fun and color. But make sure that the sofa complements the color of the pillows. For the tables and picture frames, try finding a wooden majestic-like design similar to a royal one. You may also place a mirror on the wall to give a classy feel in the room.

5. Gothic Theme

Gothic can be turned chic and elegant instead of being scary and all dark for the living room’s setting. The color black would be used frequently but what makes this theme fashionable is the one color that would be used along with the black such as red, white, violet or whatnot.

 

To achieve this style, having a chandelier would be a great help or it shall be required. Keeping a mirror and picture frames with floral design or minimalistic borders are also suggested to add life.

 

Conclusion:

 

Amid these design tips for a unique living room theme, what should also be highly considered is the comfort you and the visitors would feel while staying there. The admirable arrangement and art would be put to waste if they could not serve their purpose well. So decide on a theme that meets your personality while also offering a comfortable and interesting experience to everyone.

 

Author Bio:

 

Julieane Hernandez is a freelance writer and a hotel and restaurant management graduate turned designer. She’s an advanced tri-athlete during weekends. She’s been in the industry for about 6 years now and She’s learned so much from all the experiences she’s been through. Follow her on twitter and google+ .

Cleaning Your Home for a Date

Getting back into the dating scene, how to clean your home first

Whether you had been in a long-term relationship, or were simply a happy single not looking to meet anyone new, chances are, your home might reflect the comfortable state of mind that you were in. Living alone can lead to these comfortable bad habits, habits you’ll want to break – so it might be time to give your home an overhaul too, and make sure it’s in the best state possible. This won’t only make sure that there won’t be any embarrassment if you decide to invite any potential romantic interests back to your home, but a clean home will also have a positive impact on your mind, helping you to see things more clearly.

Cleaning Your Home for a Date

Cleaning Your Home for a Date

Luckily, if you are one of those people who feel easily overwhelmed by impending cleaning chores, there are plenty of cleaning tips available online. And to make things easier for you, we’ve compiled a list of the most important ones.

Declutter (your heart)

In order for anything new to start, you will have to get rid of the old. This doesn’t only mean detaching yourself from old emotions and memories, but also getting rid of any physical items that might stand in the way of something new. This can be as simple as throwing out all those dresses that you impulse bought, but never wore, or as complex as actually going through every single room and put anything you don’t need anymore into a box. This might also involve throwing out items that remind you of your ex, so don’t underestimate this process, and stay strong. This is also a good opportunity to tidy your flat too, and make sure everything is in its designated place – make sure to use all your cupboards, not your floors, for storage.

(Bubble) bath time

There’s nothing nice than getting ready for a date by pampering yourself and having a nice bubble bath. Taking the time to make yourself feel good gets you into just the right mindset to meet someone new. But to get there, you might have to scrub your bathroom first – no amount of scented candles and bubbles can make up for a dirty bathroom. Use a bleach-based bathroom cleaner and a toothbrush to really clean your bathtub, and scrub those bathroom tiles until they shine. Use warm water and dish soap for the mirror, and scrub the sink with a sponge and a sink cleaning solution – your bathroom will be ready to be your personal bubble bath haven in no time!

 Get your kitchen ready (for dinner dates)

Cooking together is a great date idea, as it allows you to really get to know the other person through a fun and relaxed activity. But if you’d like to volunteer your kitchen for the dinner date, you should make sure it’s clean and shiny to impress your date – and make the cooking process enjoyable, too, since no one likes to cook in a messy kitchen. First, make sure you’ve cleaned every single dirty dish in your house. Next, clean the kitchen sink with a sink cleaner, and all the kitchen surfaces using a sponge or cloth and a simple surface cleaner. Last but not least, make your oven shine – remove the racks and soak them in warm, soapy water, and use a kitchen cleaner for the inside of the oven. Happy scrubbing! We promise it’ll be worth it.

Dust if off

You’ve decluttered and tidied up your home and cleaned the kitchen and bathroom – you’re almost ready now! All that’s left is to clean all the surfaces to really make your home shine and get rid of old dust. Depending on the kind of floor you have, use a vacuum cleaner to remove the dust from a carpet, and a dry dust mop for wooden floors or tiles. Clean your floor with a wet mop in the kitchen and bathroom, and get rid of any dust and dirt on desks and cupboards – and then you’ve done it, congratulations! All that’s left to enjoy the dating game – you deserve it.

5 Secrets to Amp Up Your Living Room

5 Secrets to Amp Up Your Living Room

5 Secrets to Amp Up Your Living Room

Take one good look at your living room today, mothers and housewives. Go ahead. Just take a peek. Does it make you go “Yeah!” or “Ugh!”? If it’s the latter, it means that it’s time for a living room makeover.

You might be thinking, “Well, I just don’t know where to start!” Worry not, dear friend! In today’s article, you’ll take home 5 secrets to amp your own living room, including a sofa bed made in the Philippines (there, we just gave away the first secret).Continue reading

Home Decoration: 6 Bedroom Design Ideas for Married Couples

Home Decoration: 6 Bedroom Design Ideas for Married Couples

Home Decoration: 6 Modern Bedroom Married Couple

Married couples are not the only people in the world who deserve a bedroom designed for royalty. But sure enough, they are ones that need an intimate and private place where they can sleep comfortably and speak their minds with romance. The ambiance of the room truly helps in setting the mood. In this article, we will help you think about six bedroom design ideas for married couples.Continue reading