5 Top Tips for Choosing the Right Bathroom Tiles
Feb24

5 Top Tips for Choosing the Right Bathroom Tiles

Looking to invest in some new bathroom tiles? Here are five top tips well worth taking to ensure you get the right tiles, at the right price, and perhaps most importantly the right amount to do the job. Size Small or mosaic tiles work better in bigger spaces as the grouting and angles created by using smaller tiles create a pattern which can all too easily overwhelm a small bathroom or en suite, turning it from a relaxing and calm space into an intense and imposing one. In contrast, smaller tiles work well in larger bathrooms, especially when opting to tile a while bathroom, floor to ceiling in classic white tiles; the grout lines in this instance help to break up and dampen the otherwise starkness doing so produces and turn a big bathroom from a potentially intimidating space into a clean yet stylish one. Colour Larger bathroom spaces can take a little colour. The lack of wall papers and wall paints and carpets within a larger bathroom can all too easily result in creating a big, sterile and cold look when tiled wall to ceiling, and also featuring floor tiles or vinyl. Hence, save the colourful and mosaic tiles for the family bathroom or larger bathrooms. Meanwhile, for those aghast at the idea of using colourful tiles, that needn’t mean sticking to an all white bathroom. Rather, there is a wealth of choice when it comes to buying natural coloured and hued tiles out there. These sandy and stony tiles are fantastic at creating a calm, yet warm and earthy vibe within a bathroom and you can explore a wide range of them via London Tile Shop’s collection. Further, it is worthwhile paying them a visit online as buying directly from a supplier such as the Tile Yard is likely to cost you far less when buying tiles than heading out to a bathroom showroom or store as it cuts out the need to pay a middle man. Pattern Patterned tiles like coloured tiles are best reserved for use in bigger bathrooms. Whilst some might be tempted to ‘inject some colour’ into a smaller bathroom or en suite by means of adding a border of patterned tiles or alternating them with plain white or natural tiles, this rarely proves a sensible idea; small bathrooms are full of angles, surfaces and fixtures that already draw the eye and need negotiating and processing; camouflaging or adding to them by means of patterned tiles or literally drawing attention to how close the walls are is only going to over stimulate  and overwhelm the senses, and emphasise the lack of space. That...

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How to Avoid Having a Chilly Home
Jan23

How to Avoid Having a Chilly Home

The last thing that anyone needs when they are in their own home is to feel cold, the idea of your home is to provide you with comfort and shelter and if you are waking up or going to bed in a home that is cold then it is time that you took action. There are so many ways in which you can heat up your home regardless of whether you are living in a modern house or an aging apartment. When the cold weather hits it is important that you have a warm and cosy home to relax in and here are just some ways in which you can lift the temperature at home. Straight to the Source The first place that you need to check is your home furnace, this is the source of the heat in your home and you must ensure that it is fully operational and without problems. Some simple annual furnace maintenance will ensure that your furnace is firing on all cylinders and doing its job in keeping your home warm. Furnaces do not last for ever and they should be replaced every 15-20 years, if you have an aging furnace then you should act quickly in having it checked over, repaired or replaced. Stop The Outside Getting In One of the key reasons why most homes are cold is that they are not properly insulated which allows the cold air to seep in and the warm air to leave. If you are in a home that feels cold then you need to get all of your windows checked to see if they are sealed properly and you should also review how insulated your exterior doors are and take action if these areas of your home are allowing air to come in. Loft hatches and ceiling fans should also be reviewed for insulation to ensure that your home is keeping all of the heat inside the house. Programable Thermostat A thermostat can really help you to manage the heat in the home and it will also help you to be more energy efficient and avoiding heating the house when it is not necessary. A programmable thermostat allows you to set the times for when you want the heating to come on and you can also use it to set the temperature at varying times. Use Natural Heat The sun provides us with a natural source of heat and we would be foolish not to use it in the house. Even on cold days the sun still provides heat and opening up the curtains to let the sun shine will give particular rooms in...

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8 Benefits of Using Window Air Conditioner
Dec23

8 Benefits of Using Window Air Conditioner

There is always confusion when one decides to buy an air conditioner. It is often difficult to decide whether to go for split AC or regular window AC. Many thoughts and doubts pop up in one’s mind regarding the choice. We make your research one step easier by bringing eight benefits of using window Ac. Low Price: This AC is relatively lower in price than split ACs. They don’t cost you much, and hence it becomes easier for you to decide and go for buying this AC. High Energy Efficiency: The Energy Efficient Ratio (EER) of Window AC is relatively more than split AC. One must always check the EER provided by the ACs, and you will be delighted to know that no other AC matches and has the energy efficiency than this AC. They are strong enough and built in such a way to use less energy. Easy setting of Temperature: The most advantageous thing one must note down about this AC is that it very easily exchanges the hot air of the room with cool air. It has components which takes away all the warm air from the room and pushes it outside through it and condenses the cold air within the room, in minutes. Suitable For Smaller Rooms: These ACs should be the first choice of the house rooms, office rooms, small labs and any smaller space. This is because this AC comes in 1 or 2 tons and that is efficient to cool and lower the temperature of smaller areas. So, it is most recommended to install such ACs in the room. Individual Cooling: Individual cooling means to cool a particular room at a time when it is being used rather than using centralized AC and cooling all the rooms when not needed. This kind of AC is relatively very beneficial to use at a place where needed at the specific time. Easy Water Draining: The water draining in this kind of AC is very simple and not at all a mess. The units within AC drain the water to the outer area and it creates no problem, and no intervention is caused. Dual Function: Since the technology has progressed so much, there are dual functional AC’s in the market under this category of AC. Dual function means the ACs which provide cooling effect in the summers and heating effect in the winters. This is something where one’s money is invested in a really intelligent way. Less Space: Window AC takes lesser space when compared to any other kind of ACs. They can be very easily fitted and installed in a small place in the...

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Packing Up for a Remodel the Smart Way
Dec20

Packing Up for a Remodel the Smart Way

When you are getting ready to take on a significant home remodel project, sometimes getting the house ready for the remodel can become as big of a project as the remodel itself. Packing up your things and compartmentalizing your life is a challenging task for anybody, especially a homeowner who has been in their residence long enough to have finally undertaken a home remodel. If you want to make it easy on yourself, you need to have things properly labeled so that when you are storing stuff for a long amount of time and need an item in a pinch, you can easily figure out which box has what item. To label things properly, get yourself a few business card-sized labels printed. About three per box should do the trick – that way when you are storing it you have a few options of ways you could put the box away so that the label still faces outward. You might be tempted to write on the side of the box, but that is only going to leave you confused over the years. Who knows which label is the current one? With several different penned on marker labels, you might know which label is the proper one. Take advantage of the services offered by Vistaprint and you will never have to doubt about what box contains what items. With Vistaprint, you can simply print out the labels that fit each box, tape them on, and you are good to go. The best part is that Vistaprint is offering several deals right now that will save you money. From 50% off business cards to 33% off site wide, you can definitely save money using Vistaprint’s deals through Groupon. When you start packing up to prepare for a remodel, you want to do it in a way that will make it easy to find your items, both during the remodel and afterward when it comes time to unpack and re-settle into your new home. With a few labels printed from Vistaprint, you will find that you are well-organized for your...

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How to Find a Cheap Removalist
Oct21

How to Find a Cheap Removalist

A removalist can make your life very easy, especially when it comes to shifting houses of offices. It’s virtually impossible to shift everything on your own. Most people generally seek help from their friends or family members when shifting heavy furniture from one place to another. However, the chances of sustaining damage to your items are still pretty high. Your friends or anybody else that you call for help won’t treat your things as their own, and it’s very likely that your belongings will get damaged during the move. Instead of relying on others, you should call a professional to shift the contents of your house for you. Obviously, a removalist company will charge a fee for their services. You will have to pay a specific amount of money depending upon the contents that need to be shifted, as well as the distance to be covered. Removalist companies will send over a team of workers to first neatly pack everything into boxes and then move it all into the vans. Heavy items, such as furniture, will be carefully lifted and stowed in the moving van to ensure that it doesn’t get damaged along the way. However, there’s no need to overpay when it comes to finding a removalist. The following tips will help you find cheap removalists in Albury. Make a Shortlist of Local Businesses The first thing that you need to do is to make a shortlist of local businesses within your area. There are many cheap removalists, but you have to compare the prices offered by each company before making a decision. Many people make the foolish mistake of hiring the first removalist company that they come across. Requesting a quote doesn’t cost any money; almost every company offers moving quotes for free. The company will ask about the contents in your house and they’ll take down some other details, such as the distance to the new location, apartment floor, etc. The company will then give you a quote for the total cost of shifting, including all labour and packing materials. Keep in mind that many companies also offer value added benefits; such as unpacking services. This might increase your bill slightly, so it’s important for you to cut out any superfluous expenses beforehand. Moving on the cheap is certainly not difficult, it just requires you to be a bit more vigilant during your research. You should choose the company that offers a mixture of the lowest rates and the best service. Take Advantage of Promo Codes A number of local businesses in Albury also give out promo codes to customers who are looking to avail their...

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