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7 Best ways to Get Rid of Old Furniture and Old Large Items

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Bedroom / Furnishings

How to Decorate a Kid’s Room

How to Decorate a Kid’s Room

by Guest on Nov 13, 2011

Decorating a kid's room is one of the most exciting projects you could ever undertake. You'll have to get ready, however, to fire up your creative juices and get prepared for a real adventure! Once it's complete you'll be able to see a remarkable change and know that you have really accomplished something and have gotten a product. Plus - your children will love you for it! Continue reading →

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Is An Adjustable Bed Just What You Need?

Is An Adjustable Bed Just What You Need?

by Lorena Benchis on Nov 18, 2011

If a really good, restful sleep is eluding you at the moment then maybe it is time to think about buying a new bed. Sometimes we keep our mattresses for far longer than the recommended lifespan of the product, and the result can be restless and uncomfortable nights. If your insomnia is down to medical reasons or aches and pains then perhaps it is time to consider a different sleep solution and look at purchasing an adjustable bed. Continue reading →

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Exotic Bedroom

Exotic Bedroom

by Lorena Benchis on Nov 18, 2011

For so many of us, the bedroom is the one place in which we totally relax, and so the interior décor in this room is of course of the utmost importance. It’s vital that you feel happy with the look of your bedroom in order to feel totally at ease, relaxed and peaceful. If you are looking at ideas for a new look for the bedroom, whether for an old and tired bedroom or if you have recently moved into a new house and want to make the place feel your own, then there are plenty of fabulous looks out there to choose from. One of the hottest looks in interior design for bedrooms at the moment is the exotic look. The exotic look is all about exotic locations, animal prints, safaris and ethnic style; perfect if you want to express your more wild and adventurous side or are simply looking to do something a little bit different with your bedroom. Continue reading →

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All About Mattresses

All About Mattresses

by Lorena Benchis on Nov 23, 2011

If you are buying a new mattress then the chances are that you haven’t bought one for quite a long time. Most people keep their mattress for at least ten years, and in that time the changes in what is available as the industry develops new products can be overwhelming. To help you negotiate the options and start to appreciate the range from vacuum packed mattresses to pocket springs and memory foam, read on for an over view of how to choose the right mattress for you from what is out there Continue reading →

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DIY – Could Do Better?

by Lorena Benchis on Jan 20, 2012

I know that this article is going to sound like your Mum or Dad telling you off for not getting a good school report, but I’ll risk it. Even experienced DIY-ers know that in some areas they “could do better”. Avoid an F for Fail, by taking note of these tips from the professionals. Give yourself plenty of time, in the planning and the carrying out of the task you’ve set yourself. Don’t expect to get three cabin beds up in a couple of hours. Get everything ready beforehand and work out in which order you have to do each part of the job. Use a tape measure and a spirit level, not your best estimate. Continue reading →

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The Costs of Redecorating Your Bedroom

by Lorena Benchis on Jan 20, 2012

With the start of the New Year, lots of us are looking for ways to give our home a fresh, new look, and what better place to start than in the bedroom? After all, it’s the room where we tend to feel the most relaxed and at home, and is usually the most personal room in the house. However, a new year doesn’t necessarily mean lots of new disposable funds to spend on redecorating! In fact, after all the expense of Christmas, the New Year can often be one of the most difficult times of the year in terms of personal finances. Continue reading →

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Should You let furnished or unfurnished?

Should You let furnished or unfurnished?

by Magdalena Ehnes on Apr 12, 2012

If you’re a landlord, or you’re thinking about investing in property either for a living or to supplement your other income, you’re going to have to decide whether it’s best to provide places which are furnished, unfurnished – or partially furnished. There are no definitive answers here; it’s a question of horses for courses. If you’re letting out student accommodation for example, then it’s probable that you’ll do furnished places as your tenants will usually only be in for a year. Continue reading →

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Removing Water Rings or White Haze from Wood Furniture

Removing Water Rings or White Haze from Wood Furniture

by Michigan State University on May 11, 2012

Water rings which appear as filmy gray spots are especially common on furniture from not using coasters. Try one of these methods to remove the rings from your furniture. Continue reading →

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Tips for Using Slipcovers on Awkward Shaped Furniture

Tips for Using Slipcovers on Awkward Shaped Furniture

by Guest on May 14, 2012

Furniture slipcovers are great for improving the appearance of old sofas and chairs, or for protecting good quality furniture from pet hairs and general wear and tear. Ready made slipcovers are inexpensively priced and come in various sizes to fit most standard shaped seats. It's possible to buy pre-made covers for regular 3-seat sofas, 2-seat loveseats and armchairs; wing chairs, sofas and loveseats; recliner chairs; ottomans; dining room and folding chairs. Continue reading →

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5 Tips to Organize Your Home Office

5 Tips to Organize Your Home Office

by Guest on May 15, 2012

Since it’s usually one of the most often used rooms in the house, keeping the home office neat and tidy can sometimes be a challenge. It’s important to have a well organized space to work at home not only to boost your productivity, but to give you sense of accomplishment and satisfaction of a job well done. Here are five simple tips to easily organize your home office and also make it a welcome place in which to work. Continue reading →

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