Home, Home Improvement, Maintenance

What Do You Need To Do To Get Your Home Gorgeous?

We all want our homes to look their best. But sometimes, it’s not always easy to know what you need to do to make that happen. Whether you’ve just moved into somewhere new, or you’ve been in the same place for a while, you can often lose your vision. Maybe you know what you want to achieve with your decor, but you’re not too sure about how you’re going to do it? When this is the case, you often need a few pointers to help you out. Because working to create a gorgeous home doesn’t have to be hard. But it does have to be something that you work at. So let’s take a look at some options you have to ensure everything looks gorgeous.

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Gardening / Landscaping, Home, Maintenance

Get Neighbors As Green As Your New Lawn With Killer Curb Appeal

You may not realize it, but you are constantly in a secret competition with your neighbors. It’s an unspoken, private war and the only evidence of it will be a subtle side glance at your home. Or, a comment such as ‘oh, new flowers I see?’ Loosely translated this actually means: ‘your flowers may be colorful but the water fountain we just ordered is better.’ It’s a friendly game although when it comes time to sell, it can become more than that. Particularly, if more than one home goes on sale at the same time. You see then you’ll be in competition trying to win buyer interest to get that perfect sale. So, curb appeal isn’t just about turning your neighbors green with envy. But what can you do to improve your home and the way it looks from the curb.

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Building an Inviting Wetroom

One of the most common bathroom designs of the modern age is creating your own wetroom. On the surface, you may think that this is a simple concept to create. You simply need to tile all the walls and floors and put a drain in the centre. However, one of the biggest challenges comes from trying to make this kind of space inviting. In this blog post, we are going to aim to help you out with this challenge by talking you through a few top tips which you can put into practice yourself.

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Fort Knocks: Giving Your Home A Safety Makeover

Is your house as safe as you think? Whether it’s keeping your house secure from potential theft, or ensuring that everything is wired up properly in the house, a lot of people think that modern houses are built to withstand anything. In actual fact, a lot of new builds, although they are relatively sturdy, require a few extra precautionary methods. So, what problems can occur in a standard home that’s potentially dangerous, and what can you do about them?

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Family, Gardening / Landscaping, Home, Maintenance

Low-Budget Backyard Fix

Part One: Ants, Weeds and Something Pretty

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Spring is HERE, y’all. It’s been here for a minute, right? It’s our first spring in our current rent house, and my yard is a great size. The only problem is, it’s overrun by ants. They are everywhere. And where there aren’t ants, there are clovers. Some people like clovers, and I do too, but not an entire yard of them.  Something’s got to change.

Related Post: Creating a Backyard Your Kids Will Enjoy

I decided to start a new series: Low-Budget Backyard Fix. If you’re reading this, welcome to part one: Ants, Weeds, and something pretty.

Low-Budget Backyard Fix - The Southern Smiths:

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How To Make Your Bedroom Feel Like a 5 Star Hotel

  1. When you climb into a hotel bed in a posh hotel, everything feels just right. You may find that the bed is comfier, that the decorations are nicer and you may even feel as though the whole thing just feels like it comes together nicely. Of course, your own bedroom probably won’t feel like this at all and at times it may feel as though no matter how hard you try, you just can’t get everything how you like it. That’s why these tips are designed so you can transform your bedroom into a 5-star sleeping station.

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Crucial Questions To Ask When Renovating Your Kitchen

Kitchen renovations are an exciting time, especially if you love spending time in this area cooking from scratch as we do. However, they can also be complicated, and there are some critical questions that you need to ask yourself before starting. In fact, some of the most crucial questions are listed below, so keep reading to find out what you need to be considered when renovating your kitchen.

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Home, Maintenance

How To Get Your Home Spick And Span For The Summer

There is nothing more troublesome than having a potentially stunning home that is an absolute mess, and the summer is just around the corner. Your home should be the thing that looks open and welcoming as the sun shines through the windows – not a messy one. It’s understandable in the winter time because we put up decorations and we fill the home because it’s cold so the cosier the better, but that time has passed and the sun is just starting to make an appearance.

Let’s face it, no one likes the idea of cleaning – it’s a bore, going around doing all the chores on the list. But it’s necessary if you want a nice area to reside in. The sooner you get it done, the sooner you can stop worrying about it. Plus, having a deep clean will mean that as long as you regularly maintain it, there is no reason to do one like it again – you’ll only be required to do little touch ups here and there.

Another important reason you should want to keep your home clean, other than the fact that it’s nearly summer, is because it will greatly improve your mental health. You may be feeling stressed or a little down, but not sure why. One thing for sure is that a messy home creates a messy mind. You wouldn’t believe the impact your environment has on your mentality, it can really drag you down because essentially you’re not able to escape it. So bear this in mind when you’re trying to find excuses as to why you can’t clean today.

It doesn’t need to feel like an overwhelming task, you can make it fun. Invite some willing friends and family over, turn up the radio, tie your hair back, pop a bottle, and get to work.

Here’s what you need to do.

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Home, Maintenance

What Exactly Does Your Home Office Need?

These days, thanks to the internet, it is ever so easy to set up your own business from home. You just need to set up your own company website and social media accounts to try and attract some clients, and then you should find that you have enough work and projects to keep you ticking over and help the money roll in. And that’s all there is to is, right?

Well, not exactly. One thing that a lot of home-based entrepreneurs take for granted is their need for a professional workspace where they can take care of some quality work for a few hours. Without this, you could find that production starts to fall off a bit, and your output slows down. That isn’t going to be good for your invoicing at the end of the month as there won’t be much work to account for!

So, before you do launch your very own home-based business, you need to set yourself up with a dedicated workspace. If at all possible, this should be your very own office area. Ideally, not just your dining room table as there will be too many distractions keeping you from your work! To ensure that the home office that you create is up to scratch, here are some basic requirements that each one needs to have.

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Summer Home Maintenance

As you know by now, the summer is just around the corner, so one thing you may want to do is ensure that your home is in tip-top condition so you have nothing to worry about further down the line. The last thing that you would want is to have some downtime from work and relax at home or chill out in your garden basking in the sun, only to realise something has broken and now you need to spend your time repairing it. So here is what you need to do so you can enjoy your summer in style.

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