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Five Essential Furniture Items You Need to Hire When Staging a Home

Posted by on Jul 31, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Five Essential Furniture Items You Need to Hire When Staging a Home

Staged homes, in many cases, seem to sell faster and for higher prices than their unstaged competition, but if you are hiring furniture to stage a home, you have to choose your items carefully so you stay under budget. If you want to make the biggest impression on prospective buyers, focus on these essential pieces: 1. A Living Room Set The living room is one of the first rooms in the house that prospective buyers see. You want them to imagine relaxing in and enjoying this space, and a living room set will help to set that scene. It also helps them to see how their own furniture will fit in the space. When deciding which elements of a living room set you want, remember not to overcrowd the room, and arrange the furniture so it emphasises the room’s...

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5 Self-Storage Mistakes to Avoid

Posted by on Jul 23, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 5 Self-Storage Mistakes to Avoid

Whether you’re in the middle of a move or storing your belongings while you’re away from home, a self-storage unit is a convenient way to keep your belongings safe. But using a self-storage unit is more than just putting your things in an oversized cupboard. Make some of these simple mistakes and you could find your storage experience more frustrating than convenient: Using newspaper Newspaper seems like a handy material for packing fragile objects, but it can hurt more than it helps. Newspaper ink rubs off easily and can stain cloth or paper; use bubble wrap, foam pellets, tissue paper or brown paper as your packing material instead.  Overpacking boxes You only have a certain amount of space in your storage unit, and cramming as much as you can into your boxes can seem like the way to get...

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Cheap ways to redo your kitchen floors

Posted by on Jul 6, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Cheap ways to redo your kitchen floors

The kitchen floor is one of the major parts of the home that receives intense traffic. Additionally, they withstand a lot of abuse too. Hot water spills and cooked food stains may cause the floor to lose the lustre it had when new and make it look quite cloudy. So what do you do on this scenario? It’s simple: Give the floor a resurfacing and the makeover will be much cheaper than installing a new floor. Painting A coat of paint does wonders to an existing damaged floor. It can make the floor’s material have a totally new look and this works on a variety of covers including wood, vinyl and linoleum. However, before you begin your paint job, ensure you do enough sanding. Doing this will make the paint strongly adhere to the surface longer. If you’ve got...

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3 Surprising Tips for Increasing Home Security

Posted by on Jul 1, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 3 Surprising Tips for Increasing Home Security

Increasing your home security can mean an alarm system and thick deadbolts on all the doors; these are the best ways to deter thieves and alert you to an intruder. Outside lights on motion detectors can also scare away trespassers. While these are popular choices, there are many other ways to increase your home’s security and to secure your valuables. Note a few surprising tips you might consider using around your home and property: 1. Hide things better Contrary to what you might assume or may see in movies, thieves rarely linger in a home when they break in. They know that homes may have a silent alarm or that neighbors may have called the police, so an intruder usually likes to grab what things they can get to easily, and get out in just a few minutes. To...

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