Author: Ronald Thompson

4 Small Changes to Give Your Home a New Look

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Are you tired of seeing the same things over and over again in your home? Are you getting the feeling that you need some change? Can you sense that you are feeling down and tired at your own space? Stop stressing yourself out. Here are some remedies that can give your home a makeover with the help of just small things that you can easily do.

Light It Up

Having a good lighting in your house can create a cozy ambiance. It can improve the mood inside your home. It will provide you a good feeling most especially when it will keep your house safe when you are away. It will be relaxation at its best.

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Plant Around

A garden at home makes the place vibrant. Planting is an excellent way of improving the looks of your home. It creates a warm feeling not just for the residents of the house but even with the people who just randomly walks in front of your house. Start with a little gardening on your free time. Make sure that there will be a little color in your garden and enjoy the upbeat jive of your home.

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New Shade of Paint

Sometimes even your favorite color can look unappealing in the long run. It doesn’t mean it’s not okay. You just need to have some variation from time to time. You can consider painting the walls with a new color. Find something light that is relaxing in your eyes.  The whole house can have that homey look that you would be excited to come home every day.

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Mix and Match

Among all the mentioned tips above, this is the simplest and cheapest way of giving your home a new look. Move and rearrange some furniture. Start with the couch, side tables, picture frames or paintings. These simple movements can give you the feeling of excitement inside your home. If you have no spare bucks but wants to give your home a fresh look, then this is a must try for you.

How to Create Your Sanctuary Using Candles

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All of us experience stress. We all have our fair share of a bad day. No exemptions. During the old times, there is a tool that has been widely used up to this day. It is none other than the candle. It has been utilized for a lot of reasons. When you light a candle, it releases a unique feeling of serenity, peace, and relaxation.

Your home is supposed to be your sanctuary. Make it the kind of home where you can be lost in Zephyr if you want to. Establish your shelter with the help of the candles. Here are some pointers to guide you:

Analyze

Look around the house. Look out on where you spend most of your time. Check which part of the house makes you a lot comfortable.  Distinguish which area you experience stress. Picture out where you would need the candles the most.

Shop Around

After you have done the first part, it’s time to look for the candles that suit you. Consider the color, design, size and the scent of the candles. Also keep in mind where will you place those candles.

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Arrangement

You can put candles technically in every part of your house. If your bedroom is where you are most comfortable, make sure to emphasize your candles in it. Arrange it with caution. Make sure to place it away from flammable materials.

Light ‘Em Up

Now that you have everything figured out, it’s time to immerse yourself in your sanctuary. Light those candles. Sit back and put your mind at peace. Close your eyes and relish the moment.

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You can best use your sanctuary for your alone time. You now have a place where you can reflect and meditate. You can counter stress anytime and make your heart healthier because candles can do wonders.

Five Ways to Protect Your House While On Vacation

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Vacation is part of a healthy lifestyle, but this is also the time where others look at it as an opportunity to take advantage of you. You have to secure the entire house before leaving your home with all your valuables on it. The time for getaways is also the time that burglars come out and play. If you can follow these five simple ways, then you are on the right track of protecting your home.

#1. Garage Door Safety

We never forget to lock the main door, but we always tend to forget about the garage door. Burglars don’t go for the main door. Why? Because they know that it is always the first thing you will secure.

#2. Leave the Lights On

Leaving the lights on will give an implication that there is someone in the house but burglars these days are getting upgraded. They can easily monitor if the lights are just on all the time. The best thing to do is be ahead of them. The market now offers a lot of timers for electronics. You can have it for your lights, television or other electronic things you have at home.

#3. Close your Windows

Alright, you locked all your doors and didn’t forget about the garage door. That is excellent. What’s not? You totally forgot about your windows. It is another way of entry for those smart burglars who will check every part of your house more than you did before leaving for vacation.

#4. Ask A Friend

Ask a favor from trusted friends to go over your house from time to time. It’s not just an empty house that can sell you to the burglars. Untended lawns and overflowing mails can also do the damage.

#5. NO HOLIDAY POSTS

As much as you want to announce to the whole world that you are having a superb time, please refrain from doing so. Social Media is the number one informant of burglars. You can always save the pictures and post it with a late upload caption than be too late to salvage anything from your home.

How to be Safe When Renovating Your House

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Everyone at home is vulnerable to the dangers of renovation. You can never be too sure. Burglars and opportunist contractors are very rampant. Protect yourself and your loved ones. Your home and family are your most precious possession that you need to secure. Getting a renovation is not an excuse for you to lower your guard. It gives you more reason to protect what is important to you. Don’t worry because there are ways to keep you protected even if your house is undergoing a major renovation.

Tighten Your Security

Before you start the renovation, get in touch with your security provider. There can be a lot of changes that can occur when the actual renovation begins. You can request added security cameras that you can monitor all the time. Install lights that have motion sensors to prevent those burglars from invading your home and put everyone at risk.

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Hire the Tried Tested

It is crucial that you find a credible contractor for the job. Never settle for companies that have questionable credentials. It is best to ask around than trusting their word. Some of these companies will use the opportunity to get things from your home. Before you notice it was missing, it would already be too late. Always ask for a written copy of all their credentials like the insurance. Better Business Bureau is there for a reason, and that is to protect you. Don’t hesitate to call.

Make an Inventory

List all your belongings before the renovation begins. It can also help to let the contractor know that you’ve done an inventory for all your things. It is an indirect way of telling them that you have everything listed, and you will hold them accountable if anything goes missing.

Keep the Work Area Clean

Cluttered tools at the end of the day can cause temptation to burglars. If they can see an opportunity to steal, they would do it in a heart beat. It is going to be easy money for them. The worst part is that they will keep on coming back for more. They will try their luck every single time they see an opportunity. Give clear instruction to the contractor.  Finish the job for the day and keep the tools stored and locked.

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Watch Out For Toxic Materials

When your house undergoes a major renovation, you will be exposed to all sorts of hazard. Paints, Varnishes and all the things that have lead content are dangerous to your health.  Children are more prone to this. Don’t let your little ones use the work area as their play place. Even debris around can cause an injury. For an added security precaution, ask the contractor to put up tarps or anything like it that can support falling debris. Your children are not the only ones that can be exposed. Keep your pets at bay as well.

It should never be trouble for you if we are talking about the welfare of your family and securing your interest.