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When it’s alteration time it is time to talk about doors

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When it’s alteration time it is time to talk about doors

When performing alteration on a house or a room, people tend to focus on a lot of things. The layout, the floor, the lighting and a whole range of other considerations. But very seldom is there much conversation about the doors. Yet doors are such integral parts of a room – after all they are…

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Cost effective ways to add value to your land

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Cost effective ways to add value to your land

Buying land as an investment is generally viewed as a good idea. It is an investment that opens up opportunities to develop or to farm or, if in the right place, to ride the wave of market appreciation and to simply return a profit when you sell after a few years. But, owning land is…

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Tips for making the perfect man cave

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Tips for making the perfect man cave

For most men he idea of a man cave to which they can escape is a dream, but not a reality. Sure, for the single man who lives alone it is easy – the whole house is essentially a man cave. But for the married man or gent who is in a long-term relationship the…

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Making your bed the best on earth

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Making your bed the best on earth

It might sound like a strange thing to say, but there is more to bedding than meets the eye. There is a big difference between an ordinary bed and one where a conscious effort has been made to add comfort and style. And it is not about throwing more continental pillows and scatter cushions onto…

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Tips for fixing up your industrial property

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Tips for fixing up your industrial property

For many years, property investors were focussed on buying residential lots, fixing them up and them selling them for a handsome profit. Then came the rise of commercial property investment with landlords looking to make use of the higher rentals achievable for commercial rent. More recently industrial properties have become the focus of investors with…

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Making property alterations cost-effective

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Making property alterations cost-effective

For many people who own property it is a very frustrating experience. Having shelled out a whole lot of cash to buy a place and to get a foot onto the property ladder, it ends up with there being no money left to turn the house or apartment into the place of dreams. Quite simply,…

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Five ideas to make your house more eco-friendly

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Five ideas to make your house more eco-friendly

In the era of global warming and rapidly declining natural resources like fossil fuels, it is very important that we start to think ecologically smart when we are kitting out our houses. As the saying goes, think global, act local. And thinking local starts at home where there are a lot of simple changes that…

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Four simple ways to improve your office environment

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Four simple ways to improve your office environment

Is your place of work a little staid and uninspiring? Chances are that the answer to that question is ‘yes’ because there are way too many offices that are so focused on the work that they forget to focus on the work environment. And that is okay for a while, but an ugly and uncomfortable…

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Simple tips to help your property hold its value

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Simple tips to help your property hold its value

If you own a house or a property you obviously want it to grow in value and worth, especially if your long-term goal is to sell it for a profit. Naturally you also want to do this without having to spend a fortune. The reality is that making major changes and alteration to a property,…

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Selling your development made easy

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Selling your development made easy

Buying land, developing it and then selling the resulting apartments is a great recipe for those with building know how and skills. Or for that matter for anyone in the associated industries like architecture, law, financing or even engineering. But the truth of the matter is that those are the easy parts of the process….

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