Keeping your electronics secure is one of the biggest challenges in owning a home, as well as a tech-savvy one. In order to keep your electronics protected from theft, you’ll need to take some precautions. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to protect your electronics and extend their lifespan too. Whether you have an old smartphone or expensive laptop, keeping them secure doesn’t cost much effort either. If you don’t know where to start, we’ve got the answers for you here! With that said, let’s explore some of the best practices for keeping your electronics safe from home intruders and ...

There is a lot to consider when you are searching for a place to live. You want to consider the location, your amenities, and the budget for starters. However, did you know that you can also select places to live that come furnished? Many properties are now offering furnished apartments, which is perfect for a first-time renter who is on a strict budget because we all know buying furniture for an entire apartment can get crazy expensive. There are unites that have a bit more strings attached than those that are connected to curtains. Below are a few tips and ...

A change in seasons is always a good time for some alterations around the home (and in the garden) to get your property ready. For example, the weather becomes harsher in winter and you will need to find ways to protect your home and also keep it nice and warm and bright without boosting the bills too much.  As any homeowner will know, the DIY and maintenance jobs never seem to end, but sorting out smaller problems before they become big is crucial if you don’t want to end up spending a fortune. Here are five home improvement ideas this ...

If you live in Culpeper, VA and want to thoroughly clean your house, either for the Christmas holidays or for renting or selling it, the best solution is to opt for a team of Culpeper cleaners. Since we are talking about professionals, you can be sure they will get the job done in no time at all, with excellent results. You don’t have to worry about costs since local companies don’t charge you a fortune, and you won’t have to deal with dust and dirt for at least a couple of weeks after the experts’ visit. However, before the team ...

It’s most peoples’ aim to work their way up the property ladder and eventually move into a home much bigger and better than the one they are currently living in. One of the most common ways to do this is to gradually add value to the home you are currently living in. When it comes to adding value to your current home, many people are not very creative when thinking of ideas; in fact, most people think that simply giving the walls a lick of paint will suffice. However, there are much more lucrative and substantial ways to increase the ...

Due to the nature of real wood such as oak it is a living and breathing product. It will expand and contract depending on its environment. A new wood floor looks fantastic but it is always best to ensure it stays looking pristine for years to come. The way to do this is to make sure the preparation for laying the flooring is done correctly, along with a common knowledge of the small issues that can happen with real wood flooring. Solid flooring has a tendency to expand and contract. In summer, when the air is more humid due to ...

We have lived in our MA home for a while now and we need more space! After being in the same house for a good amount of time, items begin to pile up and you might feel like you need a larger space with more storage and floor area. Perhaps you have a new child on the way, or your partner has recently moved in with you. Maybe you’re just sick and tired of living in a cramped home with barely enough space to breathe. Whatever your reason might be, sometimes moving to a new home isn’t a practical option, ...

Winter is a harsh time for wood flooring. Solid boards can show signs of dryness from central heating by shrinking to allow small gaps appear between boards. However the worst element for wood floors is the wet from rain, slush, snow and damage from grit and salt. Everyone loves the snow and to be honest it does not come around as often as it used to – but this month (Feb) has shown us that the snow is still around for us to play in. Your hardwood floor are not always as lucky – with constant soakings from wet slushy ...

Buying a home is a huge financial decision. Before starting to look for homes for sale, you need to know that this is something you’re ready for. If you have bad credit, you’ll end up having a harder time finding a house, so you need to be prepared. Here’s what you need to do if you have bad credit and are looking to buy a house.  Pay off your other debt Examine your credit report – if any debts listed on your credit report are a mistake, this could be hurting your overall credit score. Be sure the accounts listed ...

Engineered wood flooring have evolved a lot in the recent decade, which has enabled them to be the preferred choice of most customers due to the ability to use wood in places where solid wood floors would have simply buckled and warped. The first “manufactured” engineered floors were made of a basic blockboard backing or small staves of softwood glued together. Although these were good floors, they did not always withstand the rigours of heavy duty homes. The wear layer was often very thin (between 1 – 2mm) and the boards themselves were usually 10mm – 15mm thick so they ...