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July 2016


Efficient laundry room design

July 13, 2016

Laundry rooms are considered to be the place where dreary chores are done. This is the room in the house that you want to get into and out of as soon as possible. But that doesn’t mean it should be void of beauty. Your laundry room can be both beautiful and efficient.   Storage and functionality factor   A small laundry room doesn’t necessarily mean a lack of storage space. Take advantage of top shelving installation. Baskets and labeled bins…

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Life Money

Steps anyone can take for investments

July 13, 2016

Large parts of finance are incomprehensible to the average person. Yet it is precisely the unskilled individual who requires the benefits of money working on their behalf. Knowing the intricacies of how financial systems work means years of training and study. That however should not stop us from taking some steps, which could benefit us in terms of investments. We should not leave it all up to the professionals but we shouldn’t do nothing either. Why invest at all? Most…

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Home Life

Your personal Tuscan styled bedroom

July 12, 2016

Homeowners have been incorporating Tuscan themes in their homes for centuries, even those who are not from Tuscany. This is a timeless decorating style that captures the simplicity of ancient homes. However, this style is not only for the livingroom, it can also be used in your bedroom and bring out it’s true beauty.   Tuscan elements that can’t be neglected   Interior walls should preferably be whitewashed to get the true feel of the Tuscan theme. Walls should be…

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Elements which reduce your property value

July 11, 2016

The day you move you’re not only leaving behind the memories of years gone by. You’re also leaving behind certain elements for the new owners to face. This could either spell trouble for the new owners, which can drop the property value or increase the sale of your property. Ensure that you’re not holding onto elements that could stall the process of the sale of your house. You may end up losing potential buyers because of this.   The size…

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SA banks are keeping schtum about increasing deposits

July 8, 2016

Earlier this year South Africa’s financial institutions were forced to respond to what might be considered the rumour mill. Apparently, our major banking institutions have begun to increase deposit requirements for all home loan applications. Unfortunately, this has come at a time when our country is in the midst of an economic slump. The National Credit Act has become a forerunner of affording everyone the opportunity to own a home of their own. This means that banks need to compensate…

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What to do when caught in a collision

July 7, 2016

The worst case scenario for any driver is to be involved in a car accident, no matter how big or small. By law it is a criminal offence to drive off when you are involved in a car accident or if you neglect to report the incident at the police station. Many drivers speed off in fear, but it is in your best interest to remain calm and wait for the authorities to arrive on the scene.   What to…

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Family Home Life

Cheap ways to spruce up your garden

July 7, 2016

Unlike a house that needs a good spring clean and a declutter, sprucing up a garden is much more fun. Hard work will go into cleaning up your garden, but it comes with the added benefit of making you feel like a professional landscaper. If you have a garden or patio area, no matter the size, there are tons of ways you can make it look more appealing.   Add an abundance of colour   Colourful plants will bring your…

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