Building Your Own Home: Five Things that Can be Forgotten

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It’s an exciting thought to finally be able to build your own home. There’s much work that goes into constructing it and so many things to remember.

Making it your own makes it all the more personal but more importantly it gives you the opportunity to have a say in how the house looks and what features and facilities it has. Of course you get plenty of professional help when building your own home; from architects, surveyors and builders; but there are still things that can easily be forgotten, that you need to be aware of.

Let’s take a look at five things that can be forgotten about during the house building process. Hopefully, you’ll be able to see how important all of these points are.

  • Setting a budget to stick to

This is one of the most important things to make sure you have in place when you are planning a building project. If you do not set a realistic budget for yourself, it’s very easy to get carried away and end up spending more money than you can afford. Be sensible about the amount of money you want to spend on different areas of the project, and factor in some wiggle room for the unexpected.

  • Checking for utility pipes and cables

If you do not check for pipes and utility cables underneath the ground where the building work is taking place, the people carrying out the work could end up hitting a gas main or an electricity cable. This is why it’s a good idea to hire professionals such as One Search Locators, to carry out searches. Doing so enables you to ascertain if action needs to be taken in order to avoid certain obstacles.

  • Remembering that you may want to sell one day

It’s good to be able to put your stamp on your new home. But, do not forget that you may want to sell the property at some point. What may seem like cool and quirky design features to you might be off putting to the majority of potential buyers. It’s fine to have your say when it comes to the design of your home, but you need to think of the future as well as the present.

  • Completing a “to do” list

Once most of the building work has been completed, you should think about completing a “to do” list of all the little things that need to be finished off. The items on this list should then be agreed with the builders. If you do not do this, you run the risk of some small elements not being finished to your liking.

  • Making sure light switches and power outlets are in the right place

This is one area of the design of your home that you may not put a lot of thought into; but it’s really annoying if things go wrong in this area. It’s up to you to think about the layout of rooms and make sure that might switches and power outlets are placed where you need them. You do not want to have to cope with trailing wires because you did not plan properly.

Having a new house built for you can be exciting. It can also be stressful. Hopefully, these tips can help take some of that stress off your shoulders.

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7 Stylish Wall Decorating Ideas for Your Kid’s Room

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Your child’s room is their haven and sanctuary, the place where they are able to let go and just be themselves. However, kids also change their tastes almost on a daily basis, so it can be frustrating to spend lots of time and money designing a room that your child hates the following year.

7 Stylish wall decorating ideas for your kid

Luckily, there are quite a few stylish wall decorating ideas that you can use in your kid’s room that will be enjoyable for years to come. Don’t be afraid to get creative and remember, the environment you surround your child with will help him or her develop to full potential, so make it the best it can be.

1. Go for Stripes

Stripes are timeless, so you don’t have to worry about your child aging out of their room décor. Stripes also jazz up a space beyond simple wall paint. Choose colors that work with the rest of the room’s décor, and you can have a contemporary room before you know it.

2. Paint A Mural

Don’t think you have to go this route alone – there are plenty of artists who can bring their talent to a child’s room. Again, you may want to skip the trendy imagery for something that will last. Popular designs include butterflies and flowers for girls, and sports items for boys.

3. Use Their Name

Similar to a mural, painting your child’s name on the wall in whatever style they prefer – calligraphy to graffiti – will last throughout their childhood. This can be a great way to make a space feel more youthful without being a fleeting trend.

4. Bright Accent Walls

You probably have accent walls throughout your house – they are a great way to pull out different colors in a space for different effects. In your kid’s room, a vibrantly colored accent wall can be a great way to keep the space cheerful. Not sure where to start? Find a house painting 80304 company that can help you figure out what colors work together and can take care of the hard work.

5. Incorporate Artwork

A neat way to decorate a wall that also gives you flexibility to change things is to incorporate artwork with painted images. For example, painting frames directly on the wall that you can place artwork within lets you change objects at will.

6. Make It Interactive

A really unique way to decorate your child’s walls is to use chalkboard or white board paint. This probably isn’t a great idea for younger children, but allows you or your child to change whatever is on the wall at any time. Plus, you can help your child learn to be more organized by incorporating “to-do” lists that they can use.

7. Get Creative with Wallpaper

Wallpaper can be a headache to install, but nowadays there are companies that smell smaller size or decal pieces that can easily be added or removed from walls. Using these in combination with unique paint colors can be a great way to make a vibrant space, and you don’t have to worry about difficulty when it comes time to remove them.

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Light’emUp! Creative Lamps Perfect Year Round

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For the longest time I’ve been wanting to get a parole for Christmas but space, time, and budget wouldn’t allow it. So lucky me that I was introduced to these alternative modular Christmas lamps. May Advincula, the person behind Light’emUp! Creative Lamps, has created a new and modern alternative home decor. You can purchse a lamp with the intent of using it for Christmas and after the holidays transform it into a regular lamp.

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There are 22 different configurations giving you many design choices. You can bring your lamp to Light’em Up! for reshaping and it’s absolutely free! If you’re craft savvy you can use the included step by step instructions and do it yourself.

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They’re weather and waterproof and can be used indoors and outdoors. They can light up your garden or give off an intimate and romantic setting in your home.

Since they’re waterproof, cleaning won’t be a problem. You can easily knock down the shade and wash with soap and water. Lamps with rubber sockets inside can be sprayed with water with no need for dismantling.

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Durable, heat resistant, color-stable, and 100% recyclable, these creative lamps make for a perfect home decor or as an all occasion gift! The polycarbonate material is eco-efficient, highly durable, shatter resistant and lightweight. Led bulbs are used for the artisan lamps, and energy saving bulbs for the lanterns.

They cost from Php650-Php1500 depending on the size and design. Colors can be customized without any charge, though.

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You can liven up your home space with a lamp and give it a whole new look. The great thing about the Light’em Up! lamps is they have so many color and design choices which you yourself can change up every once in awhile.

Light’em Up Creative Lamps has been featured in Working Mom magazine and on Unang Hirit. They were also used in Baguio City’s Session Road Central Pine Tree.

The lamps can also be rented out for events, parties and even weddings. Lighting can do so much for a special occasion. They have already been used in various events and have been hung in banquets and boutiques.

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