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  There’s no doubt that the shower is the most efficient utility you can have in your bathroom to get clean; not only does the shower allow you a much better cleansing experience, it’s also much more cost-effective in terms of not only water and time, but also in terms of space, energy, and waste. As a matter of fact, as technology improves and allows us to go greener and greener, the shower is way beyond par. When we install a shower, however, we need to make some decisions – such as whether to opt for shower doors (with a…

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A kitchen redesign can help you add value to your home, as well as brightening up the mood and encouraging you to make better use of the space that you have available. Here are five kitchen design tips based around the theme of color: Opt for colorful cabinets When you come to renovate your kitchen, your first thoughts might be centered on how big the fridge is going to be, whether or not you have an electric cooker, or if there is going to be enough space to squeeze in that central island. Not all changes have to be so…

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The bathroom is the only room in a household where we’re expected and encouraged to lock ourselves inside. With that kind of permission, it makes sense to transform this private space into a luxurious sanctuary designed to get us away from our stress of work, or the aches, pains and memory of our newest workout routine. Granite Countertops and Use of Stone Everywhere Granite countertops and stone accents throughout, are the hottest bathroom trends and have the ability to modernize any space and make your sanctuary look rich, warm and luxurious too. Granite is particularly loved, because of its look,…

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You’ve been in denial for most of September, but now October is here you can’t deny that summer is over and you’ll soon experience the first frosts and cold snaps of the winter. Of course you can’t mark these snaps down on a calendar, but you know they’re coming soon, so be prepared! You could even get ahead of the curve by thinking about your old boiler – it’s served you well for years now, but is it time to join the green revolution and replace your boiler? It’s all very well finding that all-important cheap home heating oil, but…

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If you are looking for a quick and easy way to update your floors, laminate flooring is a good option. It is easy to pick up almost regardless of where you live in the world, and comes in a range of finishes including stone, wood and tile effect. Usually it is also affordable. You do have to do some work when it comes to preparing to lay laminate flooring. Below we have outlined the steps you need to take to get a good finish. Strip back to a firm surface Laminate flooring is designed to be laid on any clean…

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Saving for a pension is something we should all be doing, but few of us actually do. Finding a good plan that will provide us with a reliable income decades down the line is not easy. Most people do not feel that they have the right experience to make an important financial decision like this. As a result, increasingly people are opting to buy a property to rent out. The fact that the rent pays most of the bills, and that property typically increases in value makes it a pension vehicle that is easy for ordinary people to see the…

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When it comes to fixing plumbing issues, one may think that it is better to do it by oneself. There are of course a range of reasons why one would want to fix plumbing issues personally, but by hiring a professional plumber, you get a more advantageous deal than you ever could give yourself in DIY plumbing. However, I will break them both down for you so that you may decide for yourself. Yes, DIY plumbing will save you a whole lot of money that would have been used to pay the plumber to fix the problem. Plumbing does not…

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Coconut oil has been around for centuries and it has long been used as a homeopathic remedy to treat a number of aliments. Cultures that live in areas where coconut oil is a common part of their diet, people seem to be healthier, have better looking skin, hair, and nails, and feel more energetic. Here are nine of the best health benefits you can enjoy from adding this natural oil to your diet routine: 1. Best for Cooking Coconut oil has a higher burn point which means it does not oxidize as quickly and there are more nutrients and less…