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4 Places to Check for Water Leaks in Your Home A dripping faucet can waste 3,000 gallons of water each year. Monitor these common sources of hidden leaks to prevent all that waste!

4 Places to Waterproof in Your Home Before Fall To protect your home and family, spend some extra time waterproofing the house well before the first freeze hits. Here are 4 areas that need attention. To waterproof a basement, first, you must fix any floor cracks that could be letting moisture in. Then you need to reseal the floor and all the walls.

Garages vs. Carports: Which is best for you? They must decide whether it will be attached to the home or detached nearby, and that raises more questions: Will the addition share the same design of the main home or depart from it? What kinds of materials will be used? How much should be budgeted for this project?

20 Things You Can Do Without Planning Permission When taking on a substantial home improvement project, it's always good to ask yourself 'Do I need planning permission for this?' Some substantial works will need planning permission but there are many smaller projects that you can do without approval from the planners.

Loft Conversion Ideas: Clever Solutions for Your Home The best loft conversion ideas work to alleviate space pressure on the rest of the house and improve circulation around the home, and it is well worth considering making better use of this existing space before you think about adding more with an extension.

The Househunter: Small Flat Big Impact I am often asked to look at small flats and cottages with small rooms and while I try to be as obligiing as possible, I can't always find good examples of these - this post is, after all, as much about the aesthetic as the advice.

How to Add Value to Your Home: Top 20 Tips If you want to work your way up the property ladder, knowing how to add value to your property in order to ensure the best return when you come to sell up and move on is crucial.

Dulux Colour of the Year 2020 With the new season comes a raft of new stuff from furniture to fashion and all of them wearing their new colours. This week saw the annual Colour of the Year announcement by Dulux. I have been writing about this since 2014 and in that time we have seen teal, copper blush, cherished gold, denim drift, heartwood and spiced honey.

4 Exterior Home Enhancements That Need HOA Approval Many homeowners belong to a homeowners association that charges fees and sets community standards. The HOA provides group amenities, keeps the neighborhood or complex uniform and attractive, and helps maintain property values.

5 Ways to Freshen up a Bathroom Use clear bulbs on fixtures with frosted shades and frosted bulbs on fixtures with clear shades for nice, clean light. Since the bathroom is one of the most used rooms in the house, keep it clutter-free. Consider some smart storage, like floating shelves, to keep things tidy.

New Kitchen: How to Get One for £5,000 or Less You don't have to blow the budget to achieve the kitchen of your dreams. Follow our top 10 tips for achieving a kitchen for under £5000.

Window Repair Guide: What's Involved and How Much Does it Cost? Thinking about repairing old windows? Find out if it's a lost cause or worth saving with our advice, complete with how-tos and cost estimates.

Tips For Designing The Perfect Family Home As you should know, every family needs a home. Unfortunately, it can be tough to find a home that is going to match your family best. Just remember that there are several things that need to be taken into consideration to ensure that the home's design is perfect.

A Big Kitchen Makeover Created From Little Changes A Big Kitchen Makeover Created From Little Changes - Young House Love.

House Cladding: Everything You Need to Know One of the very best ways to improve the appearance of your house is to change the cladding. But which type should you choose?

Learn How to DIY Plaster - A Beginner's Complete Guide! I hope this blog post was useful! If you have any other tips to add, please let me know in the comments below. Otherwise, I would love to know if you're now thinking about giving DIY plastering a go?*This post may contain affiliate links. I'm Kezzabeth!

Dormer Windows: How to Get the Design Right A dormer window design guide for new and existing houses. Find out how planning permission, roof pitch and window positioning will affect a room in the roof.

Wallpaper and an Unsolved Murder - the Florence Broadhurst Archive is Revived And if that doesn't draw you in as a headline I don't know what will…. so yes Florence Broadhurst was a prolific wallpaper and textile designer based in Sydney, Australia, who was found bludgeoned to death in her studio with two cups of tea by her body in 1977.

Embracing the Farmhouse Trend: Tips for Decorating Your Home Does the warmth of farmhouse décor call to you? Do you appreciate the charm and character it offers? Are you ready to create the farmhouse look in your home? If so, it takes some work. It's a game of balancing the old with the new and ensuring a rustic and welcoming outcome.

Building A Custom Guitar Body with Bowties If you missed the first video in this series where I went into detail on how I made the guitar neck, click HERE and get caught up. In this video, I'll be making the body and joining the two together. Crimson makes tons of customs guitars and one of their body styles is called The Descendent, which is the shape I went with for mine.

A DIY Shoe Rack for Your Garage or Mud Room More important, with the dirty shoes hanging here, you won't drag in sand, dirt and mud into your home. Simple Solutions is brought to you by Titebond, The Pros' Advantage.

Internal Wall Insulation Guide While both external and internal wall insulation could save up to £455 on annual heating bills, internal wall insulation seems, by comparison, an easier and cheaper option. But there can be issues, not least having to remove all items such as radiators from the interior face of external walls, and potential loss of internal floor space.

Find a Builder: Where to Start Your Search If you've not taken on an extension, self build or renovation project before, the prospect of finding a builder who respects your budget and who you can trust to turn your dream plans into reality can be daunting. You'll want someone you can get along with and who communicates with you every step of the way, too.

Monday Inspiration: Adding that Unexpected Pop of Colour Morning everyone and welcome to Monday. I trust everyone is back in the swing of things now? We have one week till we take the 18yo to university so it's going to be a slightly strange week for us, but there's nothing like a stroll though some gorgeous rooms to calm the senses and help the slow all that fast breathing.

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