Why Tune-ups Are Important for Your Heating System

Everyone understands the importance of having a regular tune-up for your car. Spotting problems before they develop can keep you on the road longer and avoid frustrating delays. You don’t want to be stuck on the side of a road with auto trouble, and your family certainly doesn’t want to feel stranded in the middle of the winter in a freezing house. Your home should be are a sanctuary and a place where you feel comfortable. Experiencing heating problems in midwinter can create significant discomfort. Read more [...]

The 6 Common Misconceptions About Flood Insurance

The world's weather has changed drastically, and frequently we get to see floods in different corners of the world, including deserts and places where previously it was hard to imagine a flood. Nowadays, it is not necessary that you have to live in a high-risk flood zone to face the risk of being affected by floods. Floods can happen anywhere. Regular insurance policies for homeowners do not cover damages done by flood water. Services like Alder provide you with a great tool to calculate how long Read more [...]

7 Points to Consider Before Buying the Furniture for Your Patio

Modish, useful, durable and High quality patio furniture bring great comfort to the outdoor space of the home. They not only make your patio look stylish but also make the patio space usable from multiple perspectives.Right and contemporary patio furniture is the best complement to your gardens, balconies and other outdoor spaces. With ample choices available to choose from, selecting the right patio furniture may become a challenging task. Here follows a few tips to help you select the perfect Read more [...]

Benefits of hiring an efficient letting agent

These days you’re bound to come across a number of letting agents due to the fast growth of the real estate industry. You can’t expect something good when your hand-picked agent isn’t quoting commission worth a realistic figure. You’ll need to pay an amount worth 10% of the monthly rent as commission when you offer a full management and about 10% of the annual rent for a let-only arrangement. In case the agent has to pay for his normal overheads, then he will find it difficult to sustain Read more [...]

Sunnova Is Good For The Environment And Your Wallet

2016 is set to be yet the hottest year ever. As more and more people become more aware and concerned about climate change and global warming, interest in alternative energy sources like solar/wind/geothermal/wave is increasing rapidly. There are various of excellent companies dedicated to wean us off our dependence on fossil fuel, but one stands out in particular: Sunnova Solar. Clients can save around 20 percent in electricity costs just in the first year of solar service. This can be achieved due Read more [...]

Outdoor kitchens: Different rules apply

Once upon a time it was BBQs, now some households are taking a more advanced approach to outdoor dining. Outdoor kitchens are becoming more "normal" than ever and if you happen to reside in a climate where eating outside is a common occurrence, it's time to read on. Not only do these spaces give the chef extra time to mingle with guests, but they also expand your living space. Additionally, these aren't simple by any stretch of the imagination. A lot of the time, they hold all of the same features Read more [...]

Cracked! The main reasons a building will fail

When a building is forced to be demolished, or maybe even just falls down on its own accord, the general consensus is that it's just due to old age. However, if one were to analyze all of the buildings that have come down over the years, it would become clear that age is very rarely the reason behind their demise. Instead, there are a whole concoction of reasons and while age can cause some of these issues, it doesn't directly cause failure. In fact, diagnosing the reasons why a building might Read more [...]

Quick Tips When Renting Out Your Property On-Line

With the explosion of on-line property listing services like AirBNB, many people have the dream of making lots of passive income from their vacant properties or rooms in their homes. Today, putting your property up for rent has never been easier and with these new services providing built-in marketing, customer service and payment collection services, homeowners don't not have to do much other than supply a set of keys to their place. Or do they? Although stories of homeowners transformed into rich Read more [...]

Add A Touch Of Style To Your Holiday Home

What sets magazine-ready holiday homes apart from ordinary ones? Whether it’s a property you own or rent year-on-year, certain holiday homes hold a special place in the hearts of many South Africans. A holiday house requires a lot of care and attention before it can become a home. If you are lucky enough to be the proud owner of a holiday home, here is how you can use solid surfacing to transform your holiday property into a beautiful getaway abode. Be inspired by your surroundings. Where Read more [...]

Choose the Flooring for Your Home Improvement Project Wisely

Choosing the materials you use on any construction you do in your house is just as important as knowing the precise measurements and most efficient design. If your next home improvement project involves an update of your floors, then perhaps it's time to consider whether engineered hardwood flooring such as maple hardwood flooring is the perfect option for your home. What is Engineered Hardwood Flooring? Many times when we are imagining a home improvement project, we dream big. The great thing Read more [...]