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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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Foldable furniture seems like a great idea for anybody in need of more interior space! Others consider it a design theme and choose it for their homes!

Here’s how it works!

Furniture That Expands And Compacts

This designer makes furniture that you can put away. 🛋

Posted by HOME INSIDER on Wednesday, 25 July 2018

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Are you looking to improve the value of your property before selling? Most likely you are thinking about one (or more) of the following:

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-> interior redecoration

-> installing a fitted kitchen

-> floors replacement

-> a new bathroom

-> redesigning the garden

-> new double glazed windows

Or, at least, these are some of the changes you should be thinking about when creating your budget.

But did you ever think about deciding on what to improve by calculating exactly how much extra money they will bring?!

For example, the new flooring throughout might cost you £2,200, but it won’t add any profit in terms of property value.

Check out these calculations on Property Reporter before going under construction!

What are the property improvements that give the best and worst returns?

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