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Ultimate bathroom cabinet organisation cheat sheet [Infographic]

It doesn’t matter how spacious your bathroom is, it is never big enough. We try to put too much stuff in it, which is why everything looks messy and crowded. How often do you want to get something in your bathroom cabinet only to open it and realize that it is an impossible mission? Even if you manage to find it among all the other things, you can’t get it without knocking everything down. Well, this will change today. If nothing else, you will reduce the time that you need to get ready for work in the morning.

Reorganising your bathroom cabinets can be a great way of renewing your home, and it doesn’t require a lot of money!

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How to hide your household eyesores [Infographic]

There will always be a couple of things you want to change in your home, no matter how much effort do you put into decorating every room. These annoying household eyesores will catch your eye every time you enter the room. You know they are useful but you still hate looking at them. You want to find a way to hide it from the plain sight whether it is bulky appliances, messy looking cables or even your Internet router.

Is there anything more annoying than green and yellow lights flashing on the side of the TV while you’re watching a movie in the night? Is there any particular reason why they can’t make an Internet router that is pleasing to the eye?

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A visual guide to converting your loft [Infographic]

Keen on upping your home’s size and value? Consider converting your loft. With the existing walls, floor and ceiling, you already have the basics in place. Check out the infographic below as it will take you through everything you need to know in order to successfully convert all that empty space.

Converting Your Loft infographic

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The Ultimate DIY Guide to an Energy Efficient Home [Infographic]

Being green is not the only thing you need to consider when going energy efficient, you also want to make sure you are saving money. Did you know that turning off devices on stand-by, could save you an estimated €1560 each year on your energy bills? Think of what you could do with that…

The following guide from Heiton Buckley shows just how you can turn your green home into a money-saving kingdom – from heating specific rooms instead of the whole house to making sure your fridge is fully stocked to avoid the fridge having to over-work on chilling empty space.

Do you have any other ideas to help save money and energy around the home?

Ultimate Guide to an Energy Efficient Home Infographic

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Green Ways to keep Pests out of Your Home [Infographic]

We’ve all come across the issue at one point or another – how do we get keep pests out of our house. Next time, before you reach for your deadly insecticide or chemical-loaded products, maybe you should consider the greener options of getting the pests to go.

Our friends at Chadwicks have come up with a guide that provides some really useful tips to pest-proofing your house. Including some options that are not only green and eco-friendly, but also involve using easy-to-find products or household objects that we’re all bound to have in a cupboard somewhere.

For example, something easy like cotton buds soaked in a citrusy liquid will deter rodents whilst ants cannot stand vinegar – so a bit of vinegary water on an ant trail will be sure to disrupt their path.

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KB Homes – How A Smart Home Will Change MealTime [Infographic]

kb homes - how a smart home will change meal time

KB Home put together a great infographic that will show you how a smart home will revolutionize your mealtimes. You will be surprised. Just imagine this: you had a tough day at work and all you want is to eat something really good and relax. But, after such a long day, who has a time to prepare dinner? Well, what if we told you that your appliances will make your tasty dinner by themselves and it will be ready when you come home? You can just use your smart-phone controllable slow cooker, even though you are not in your kitchen. You can switch it on or off, change the temperature, just by using your smartphone!

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Living large in small spaces 101

With property prices on the rise in the UK once more, first time buyers and other homeowners are choosing not to invest in larger properties but instead make the most out of the smallest possible spaces. In some cases this could just be in the form of space saving design features. In others, it could involve the total remodelling of a property in order to maximise the rooms you already have. In more extreme instances, you could be designing a whole new space efficient property completely from scratch. Whatever it is you need to do, there are many ways you can live life to the fullest in the smallest of spaces. Here are our top tips for luxury living in a shoebox!

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Innovative Storage Solutions

built-in bookshelves

One of the major downfalls people comment on when considering apartment living is the lack of storage space such as under stairs cupboards that you would normally expect to find in a house. But this can actually be seen as a positive feature of an apartment; after all, how useful is under stairs storage really?  In an apartment the beauty of having no existing storage is that you can add in your own that totally fits what you need without wasting space or compromising on functionality.

Read on for some fantastic storage solutions for the two most problematic areas of a home that suit your lifestyle.

In the Bedroom

Choosing appropriate clothes storage is often the key element that can make or break the functionality and aesthetics of an apartment bedroom.

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Shutting the door on open plan living

Open-plan living is no longer the preserve of trendy riverside loft apartments; the phenomenon has spread to the suburbs too. Walls have come crashing down as maximising space has become a national obsession. I suppose in an era where the density of the national population has never been higher that is only natural: nowadays, the only doors you get in some people’s houses is that you hear playing on the sound system.

Asides from freeing up space, open-plan living has many advantages. It brings in more natural light, which can lift your mood as well as cutting down on energy bills.

What else? Well, it also unites shared space to bring a feeling of ‘togetherness’ to your abode.

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