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To avoid robbery scenes like those in ‘Home Alone’ or small housing catastrophes we made a small checklist before you go on vacation:

  1.  Run your garbage disposal

  2. Pause your post

  3. Unplug unused appliances

  4. Turn off your water-main valve

  5. Practice proactive landscaping

  6. Park a car

  7. Move your spare key

  8. Randomize your lights

You’ll find more and more detailed advice in the article on ThisOldHouse.com:

Things to Do Before You Leave for Vacation

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2018 is all about ceilings! Aim high for your property and choose something impressive to look at!

We found some ‘over the top’ statement ceilings on Vogue:

Aim High: Statement Ceilings Are 2018’s Most Romantic and Dramatic Decor Trend

And we found out the inspiration for these new trends in 2018:

Most Beautiful Church Ceilings

Gaze up at even more beautiful church ceilings here: http://archdg.co/MCP8Pep

Posted by Architectural Digest on Wednesday, 1 August 2018

Now… how would your statement ceiling look like? What source of inspiration would you choose?

Nature?… Maybe a forest-like ceiling would look great in your home. The sky is the limit!

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When you step into a house there is naturally one room which buyers gravitate towards. The important question is, which room convinces you to buy? If you’re looking to sell your home it is useful to know which room to prioritise for open houses, images of the property or facts about your home.

Read more in this article on guildproperty.co.uk:

Which room convinces you to buy?

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Summer is all about fun and games! And we know that by games we mean sports and games, because that’s what you usually do when you have a garden.

But when it’s really really hot we might want to try some real over-sized funny games. We gathered some ideas and tutorials for:

-> a giant Jenga

-> a huge Domino

-> a yard Yahtzee

-> a big 4-in-a-row

5 DIY Yard Games, Hours of Fun (Jenga/Dominoes/Yahtzee)

DIY Backyard Game: Four-in-a-Row

Which one would you choose for the next weekend?

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Where to hide a spare key? In plain eye-sight… just very well ‘under-covered’!

7 Genius Ways To Hide A Key

Check out these 7 genius ways to hide a key so you won't get locked out again 🔑

Posted by Nifty on Thursday, 2 August 2018

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Old-age should be a relief from all the day-to-day tensions and fears. You should enjoy this time all together with your parents and you can do this by planning your steps in advance.

You might not realize it now… maybe they don’t either. But where will their home be, who will take care of them, and how you will be able to help them are all very important subjects to discuss first-hand.

We found a useful article on what you have to anticipate on this matter. You will find some things to think about and maybe talk over with your parents in due time.

How to Make the Perfect Financial Plan for Your Ageing Parents

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Outdoor Showers

Cool off from this summer heat with these 18 outdoor showers: http://archdg.co/KzAR8cv

Posted by Architectural Digest on Friday, 13 July 2018

This video literally flushed away all our working focus and got us thinking about vacation. 🙂 Doesn’t it relax you? Just seeing water pour from the sky and you enjoying and controlling it?

There are a couple of places where you can go for a holiday and enjoy some of the best outdoor(ish) showers designed.

Architectural Digest did a top 18 of the best exterior showers/ baths in some interesting locations:

Calistoga, California/ Cartagena, Colombia/ Kona coast, Hawaii/ Thailand/ Los Angeles/ Palm Beach, Florida/ Napa Valley, California/ Bali/ Malibu, California/ Miami…

18 Inspiring Outdoor Shower Ideas for Every Style

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Searching for summer project with your kid(s)? We’ve got a tutorial on how to build a bird feeder that can be completed by children over 5 years old.

How to Build a Bird Feeder

Just to convince you, here are the main steps:

Lay out and cut the parts

Make the top

Build the base

Wire the base

Make a hole for the wire in the top

Make the seed holder

Assemble the feeder

Fill the feeder with seed

Make a hook for the feeder

Hang the feeder

And if that still looks too complicated for you, here is a plastic bottle turned into a bird feeder. Perfect for your balcony or your rear garden.

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Nature inspired decorations are a trend and a trick if you consider the fact that most of them are cheap and look great on any interior.

We found a helpful article for those of you looking to add a bit of ‘mother-nature’ in their homes.

HOW TO DECORATE YOUR HOME WITH NATURAL RESOURCES

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Here are the main ideas anyone can implement:

-> choose a fresh centerpiece to draw attention upon.

-> create an indoor garden. The visitors’ eyes will be pleased and the lungs will benefit from the extra-fresh air.

-> pick a natural wood flooring. Or use the one already installed if your home came with this advantage.

-> small nature corners can be created by using stones, pebbles, seashells or rocks. All brought home from your holidays.

Show us your natural spot inside the house! Maybe you had an even more creative idea to bring nature inside your home!

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