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General home improvement and maintenance advice, along with interesting thought pieces.

The Best Portable Folding Poker Table Tops

Folding Poker Table Tops

As I write this, WSOP 2018 is in full swing, so I thought this would be a good time to update my recommendations on folding poker table tops for home games.

These new recommendations aren't based simply on my personal opinion, instead they're based on analysis of more than 1,300 opinions from people who have bought or used them - you can read more about that in the Methodology section at the end of this guide.

101 of the Best Home Improvement Blogs

Home Improvement Blogs
Here is my presentation of 101 of the best Home Improvement Sites & DIY Blogs updated for 2018.

Tips to Avoid Outdated Home Improvement

outdated home improvements

Let’s face it, no matter how much you would like your home to look like it is worth a million bucks, the sad reality is you most likely live on a budget. This being said though does not exempt you from being able to create an aesthetically beautiful home.

10 Tips to Simplify the Big Move

moving

Moving industry insiders have a secret they don’t want you to know. It’s called the “full-service move hack.”

It’s a way for you to afford whatever help you need to make your move easy – yes, easy. And you don’t even have to hire one of those really expensive full-service moving companies. While they do everything short of carrying you out on a couch, that means they’ll be charging an arm + a leg + rights to your future first born child.

6 Summertime Home Improvements on a Shoestring

Getting ready for Summer

The weather is finally warming up and if you live in Britain, you’ll be ready for it! But is your house ready? Getting your home summer-ready can help you make the most of the season - and it doesn’t have to break the bank. We've put together a handy list of tips to help you improve your home on a shoestring budget.

Make More of Natural Light in Your Home & Be Happier

Make More of Natural Light in Your Home

In general I would say that having more light in your home makes for a happier home, particularly if you work from home like I do.

It is known that sunlight plays a role in moderating melatonin, serotonin, and vitamin D which again plays a role in maintaining serotonin levels - all this is connected to mood.

Outdoor Entertaining During Winter

radiant heaters for the patio

So you might be wondering why I'm writing about outdoor entertaining in winter when it's nearly May. It's because I'm currently on the Sunshine Coast in Australia where it's just over 5 weeks away from the beginning of Winter.

This is a sub-tropical region so although it does get a little cooler here the temperature on the coast never drops below freezing even on the coldest days and evenings. In fact I like the climate so much that I'm currently looking to find a new place to live here.

Differences Between Solid and Engineered Hardwood Flooring

Differences Between Solid and Engineered Hardwood Flooring

Hardwood flooring looks great - in fact it's my favorite flooring surface. To my way of thinking wood floors look and feel warmer than tiles (although they have their place in the bathroom and kitchen) and wood is certainly easier to maintain than carpet.

But when it comes to choosing a genuine wood flooring material (note that I'm not including laminate which is a synthetic product), you have two choices - you can go with Solid Hardwood or Engineered Hardwood. In this article I'll outline the differences between these two types of wood flooring.

10 things that have no place in your home, yet you’ll want to buy them all

10 unneeded household items

We all have those random items in our house that just sit back quietly, gathering dust and basking in the fact that we actually decided to purchase them. However, when we need something, we need something, right? Here’s a list of 10 things which I guarantee you’ll want in your house after reading about them, no matter how much you don’t need them.

Sustainable Living For Your Apartment

Are you an apartment dweller? Interested in adopting a greener lifestyle? As a renter, you can’t control every aspect of your home, but there’s a lot you can do to make your living space greener. Here are some room-by-room suggestions:

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