One way to keep the family healthy is to prepare home cooked meals made from natural ingredients and to stay away from processed food items that are rich in artificial preservatives. Unfortunately, not all home makers look forward to preparing family meals and would rather have someone else do it for them.  Those who have little love for working in the kitchen can make their cooking task a bit easier by equipping the kitchen with some handy tools. Less mess is less stress in the kitchen. Homemakers who often find themselves cleaning up after ladle drippings on the counter tops or stove can getRead More →

  As we make our way into our place of work each day (be it a home office or otherwise) – no matter what our work involves – we are constantly influenced by our surroundings. We may not realise it, but colour plays a vital role in the choices we make, the way we feel and our productivity, amongst other things. Meanwhile, what many business owners don’t realise either, is that the colours you choose for your workforce to spend their days in can also have a subliminal effect on your clients too. Basically, the colours we choose to include in workspace décor is seenRead More →

   Image via http://www.mycarheaven.com Running a household is no walk in the park.  You have to think about a multitude of expenses ranging from your everyday food to your monthly mortgage.  So although the prospect of owning a new car may seem like a solution to your family’s commute woes, think again. When you check out sites like toyotacostofownership.com or even review sites for various vehicles, you will notice that there is more to owning a car than just paying for it up front or paying off your car loan. You have to consider all of these other costs as well, before buying a new vehicle, soRead More →

  When moving, some people do not remember all the places where they need to file a change of address. Most simply us a USPS change of address form or a service like www.kandela.com and leave the rest to chance. Even if you use a one-stop service to change your address, there are still some notifications that are easy to forget. It is always best to make an actual checklist to see if everyone has been properly notified. Utility & Maintenance Companies These are the first change of address contacts that receive a notice. It is hard to forget them, since most of the time,Read More →

Image via http://decoist.com When you are looking at remodeling rooms in your home, you may be considering using tile for the floors, the backsplash, or even for the walls. While tile can be a difficult installation, it can be a beautiful decoration piece in each room. However, choosing good-looking tile can be challenging simply because there are so many generic or industrial tiles out there. You need to have the opportunity to shop for tiles that look nice, actually have some color to them, and look great in each room. At ABL Tile Centre, you will find there are thousands of choices of tiles inRead More →

Image via http://landmarkservices.com Maintaining a home is never easy. Even a new home gets old and becomes susceptible to typical wear and tear. Among the rooms or parts of a house that needs constant upkeep is the kitchen. After all, it is one of the most widely used rooms in any home and considered the heart of the home. That is where meals are prepared and cooked. Sometimes, a small table or wide countertop serves as a good enough space for small families to dine on, thereby foregoing the use of the dining table in the formal dining area. That’s why it is not surprisingRead More →

Modern home office – image via http://freshome.com/ When a company moves into a new office is like moving house albeit smaller, it rarely goes smoothly. If you’ve never moved offices before, you may be under the impression that it’s a relatively simple process, but this tends not to be the case. Moving into a brand new base of operations is a stressful act; it can be incredibly time consuming, and there are frequently niggles and disasters, which could not be foreseen, yet set you back nonetheless. To put it bluntly, it’s not fun. If you are planning on moving office any time soon – orRead More →

“Double glazed windows” image via http://www.elitedoubleglazing.com.au/ With a variety of do-it-yourself window insulation strategies advertised on the market, how are you able to make the decision between giving it a go yourself, or replacing your windows altogether? The alternative of DIY insulation can be off-putting; replacing single-glazed windows with double ones can be costly and inconvenient. But is replacement the best, and only, long term option, or can the temporary measures offer a better way through the cold, winter months? Methods of DIY There are lots of options out there, so it can prove difficult to work your way through the choices to find oneRead More →

Image: gazebo by our place As the world turns its back on those warm summer days, homeowners like you are scrambling to make sure that they have everything ready to confront the oncoming cold.  From blankets and coats to sealed windows and gas heaters, there are quite a few things that are necessary when good old winter comes a-calling.  For newcomers to the area or people who have found themselves as homeowners for the first time, there are a few very important things to keep on your list. Outside Considerations Depending on the type of home you have, you may also need to winterize yourRead More →

image via http://www.home-designing.com/I Many people think a loft and an attic are the same; these are not. While both areas are perched under the roof of a house, you should never confuse one for the other. An attic is an enclosed space (confined just like a typical room in the house), complete with a door. In contrast, a loft is an open space. You probably have one in your house. If you do, consider yourself fortunate. Since a good storage space is at a premium these days, having a loft can be very practical. In fact, many people use their lofts to store clutter theyRead More →