The benefits of engineered parquet flooring

*Collaborative Post* Looking for a fresh look for your floor but don’t really know what to go for? Why not have a look at engineered parquet flooring? What are the benefits of engineered wood? The main benefits of choosing an engineered wood over solid wood is the process that the engineered wood goes through. Because it is manufactured in a way that uses multiple layers of wood tightly pressed together, it is much less prone to warping and movement over {Read More}

Is there still a need for solid wood flooring?

*collaborative post* The simple answer to this is yes! Although there are many different options available to you now in terms of the look, there is still a large market for solid wood flooring and here’s why. Why should I opt for solid wood? Firstly and probably most importantly, if you buy a solid wood floor, it can last you a lifetime. It’s an investment into your home. My parents laid their solid wood floor over 25 years ago and {Read More}

DURABILITY IS A KITCHEN’S BEST FRIEND – A SMART CHOICE FOR HEAVY WORKLOADS

*Collaborative Post* Your kitchen is the one room in the house that sees the most challenge on a daily basis. Be it cooking, cleaning or washing you are faced with a multitude of substances that will drop to your floor from cooking sauces to water to mud. The floor takes a lot of hits daily and is faced with discoloration or ruin if not suited to such conditions. This is why vinyl flooring has become a favourite for homeowners and {Read More}

Reverse Mortgages Versus HECMs: Is There a Difference?

*Collaborative Post* When you retire, whole new worlds open up to you. One of those worlds is the world of home mortgages. As long as you are a home-owning adult, you can get a standard home mortgage, but you have to be an adult to get a proprietary reverse mortgage or an HECM. If you are interested in one or the other, it is important to understand how they work and what the differences are between them. The Basics of {Read More}

AD Vax Blade 2 Max : Review

I’ve been putting the Vax Blade 2 Max to the test over the past couple of months and it really hasn’t disappointed. I wanted a vacuum that not only picked up general dust and dirt but one that could clean up after two messy children, a cat and builders! I know that I was asking a lot from the outset but you have to have aspirations, right! Well, as soon as the Vax Blade 2 Max arrived I put it {Read More}

SodaStream Spirit

If you love your fizzy water but you are trying to reduce your plastic waste, have you considered getting yourself a Soda Stream Spirit? I always wanted a SodaStream as a child but we never got one so when I was offered the chance to review one, I couldn’t pass it up. What’s in the box? The day the SodaStream Spirit arrived, I got it straight out the box and set it up. It’s so easy to assemble; you just {Read More}

Making Your Home Space Work For You

We are in the middle of our building works – I would have hoped to have a little more to update you on but we’ve had a few delays, which I won’t get into here -but now things are getting back on track, my mind is turning to the decoration. We’ve decided to extend the kitchen in the hopes to create a much more family friendly space that we can all use and enjoy. Previously, whenever I’ve been cooking, the {Read More}

Made to Measure Blinds

All rooms need a spruce up one in a while, yet sometimes the budget doesn’t seem to stretch that far. We’ve been wanting to do up our bedroom for a while now but it’s just not at the top of our priority list at the moment. This is why we’ve been looking at ways to give it a makeover without doing too much. Make My Blinds have kindly supplied us with a new wooden blind and we’ve added some new {Read More}

Upgrading the Kitchen Appliances: 3 Tips to Do It Right

*Collaborative Post* Whether you are planning a kitchen renovation or just moving into a new home that needs a kitchen upgrade, it is essential to pay special heed to the appliances, because at the end of the day, they are going to be the most useful items in your kitchen for day-to-day use. To avoid making any of the common mistakes made while choosing kitchen appliances during a renovation or even a simple upgrade, here are a few tips that {Read More}

3 Failsafe Ways to Keep A Tidy House When You Have Children

*Collaborative Post* As mums, our busy lives can mean that we have little time for staying on top of household chores. Thanks to their high energy levels, our children often end up undoing any tidying that we do manage to fit in within the blink of an eye. However, because of its potential to improve our health and wellbeing, making time to minimise mess can be hugely important – especially for parents. Luckily, there are simple ways to keep our {Read More}