5 Important Principles of Interior Design

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When it comes to interior design, there are no rules which are ‘set in stone’. Ultimately, you have to discover your own unique sense of style and build the home of your dreams around this. However, there are a few guiding principles which can help you out in your quest. It is five of these which we are going to be talking about in this blog post. If you are in the process of moving into a new place or are simply looking to redecorate, hopefully, these will prove to be useful for you to follow.

 

Plan for Real Life

 

The interior design of your home should be a complement to your life rather than getting in the way of it. For example, if you are a social person who likes to have frequent parties at your home, you can incorporate this when you are creating a living room space. You are likely to want to have plenty of seating and a decent entertainment system. You will also want to make it easy to move around the space so that guests can comfortably interact with one another.

 

Create a Sense of Balance

 

When we talk about balance, we are generally referring to a sense of visual harmony which is easy on the eye. This means that you should try to distribute the different elements of your room in a way which is even. So, whenever you are designing a space, you should take a step back to view it from from the edge of the room. You should be able to get a pretty good idea whether or not anything needs shifting around.

 

Emphasis and Focus

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You may have heard the interior design term focal point before, and this is all about placing a higher degree of importance onto a particular feature in the room. Ultimately, this should be what the eye is automatically drawn to the moment someone walks into a room. It could be an interesting piece of artwork, a beautiful view, a mirror or something else. You can then build the rest of the space around this.

 

Contrast

 

If everything looks exactly the same in an interior, this is not exactly the most exciting type of design which you could go for. Contrast is an interesting tool which can help you to create emphasis on different objects and areas. However, this isn’t something which you should overdo or space can end up looking clumsy and disjointed.

 

Scale and Proportion

 

The objects which you choose to go inside a room should be in proportion to its size. So, you don’t want to try to stuff a small space with oversized furniture. The same is true on the other end of the scale, and it can simply look bare if you put too many smaller items of furniture in a large space. Always take a step back to evaluate if you are not sure.

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Saving Up Isn’t Hard To Do, We Assure You

One post has revealed that most millennials do not even have a thousand in savings in their bank account. That’s shocking and a worrying sign for both them and society. You see if you don’t have savings, then it’s more likely that you’re going to need to buy things on credit. This can kill not just personal finances but the general economy as well. The more people borrow, the more pressure it puts on the economy, and ultimately it tends to lead to a recession.

 

At the same time, there’s pressure for millennials to buy homes and get on that property ladder. One article became controversial after suggesting that little changes could help millennials save for a home including not eating fast food which is fine. But it does seem a little unreasonable to suggest that avoiding the take out that costs no more than ten a week could save you enough to buy a property where you need a deposit of at least a few thousand. Particularly, if you, personally, are only getting that cheeky takeaway once a month. However, there are other ways that will help you save, and it might just be easier than you think. So, let’s look at some of the options here you may not have addressed.

 

Kill The Energy Costs

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Yep energy is going to be a big cost that could be eating away at your finances. Did you know that most people can make simple energy usage changes that could save them a quarter on their bills each month? That doesn’t seem like a lot monthly, but think what it would save you annually. It’s more than enough to give you a little to put in savings, right? Take a quarter off, and you could add a few hundred each year through savings on energy. Okay, we’re not quite at the thousand yet, but it’s a good start.

 

Now, some of the options you can consider are upgrading lighting to LEDs that use a lot less power and making sure that you are thinking about how much water you use. Target the big costs here including the shower. The best way to lower the price of your water usage is to change your shower pump to something a little less powerful. You’ll hate this change at first but you will get used to it, and it could save you a fortune.

 

If it’s the heating that’s the issue does make sure that you get thicker curtains. It’s a lot cheaper than replacing the windows on your property, and it will keep the heat trapped inside. You see? Little energy changes will save you tremendously, but we’re just getting started.

 

Sell What You Don’t Want

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Do you have items in your home that you don’t want or don’t use? That’s a trick question, we know you do. There will be souvenirs friends, and family members have brought back from holidays that are clogging up your mantlepiece, festive decorations that never come out because they are too difficult to put away again and toys that have been passed down from your parents.

 

“Your Kids will love these.” – The say, knowing full well that kids always want the latest games. When was the last time you played on your dad’s Atari? Exactly, so let’s get rid of them and rather than just taking these forgotten treasures to the dump, can we make some money?

 

If you make an account on eBay, you can. You can sell the products and make a fortune back on them, potentially getting more than you ever did when you were using them in your property. The trick to selling on eBay is to set up an account and get good karma buying plenty of cheap items and paying on time. Don’t worry – you can’t sell these off later, so you aren’t losing any money. Once you have built up your points, you will gain a lot more interest from buyers for the products that you are actually trying to shift.

 

You can turn this into a nice little side hustle and take things one step further by investing in products and then selling them up for a little profit added in. It’s a great choice to make a little extra. This will add at least a few hundred to your savings, or it could put you well over the first thousand, depending on what you have in the attic.

 

Kick Those Budget Unfriendly Habits

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We all have bad habits, but did you ever think how much yours costs you? It’s fair to say that a bad habit can come with a heavy price tag, depending on what your particular crutch is. Are you a smoker? That’ll cost you thousands. Do you love films? Again, thousands per year could be spent here, and the same is true for drinking. These are all habits that are on some level or another bad for you. Now, you might not think that hitting the cinema every weekend is bad for you, but it can be, and it will certainly hit your bank balance.

 

Some bad habits you may want to kick completely, and an example would be alcohol. As well as costing you a fortune each week it will cause premiums on health insurance to rises. It’s a big loser but kicking a habit like this can be tricky. According to Hotel California By The Sea, most people who try and stop drinking by themselves will relapse in a couple months. That’s why you need the right support to do this properly and potentially professional treatment.

 

What about other bad habits that are hurting your bank balance? Well, we’re not saying that you have to stop watching films. But maybe start taking more control over how many you watch and if you are a film fanatic, consider getting a card so you can see as many as you want every month. There’s more than one way to deal with an expensive habit.

 

We hope this helps you save save save without getting a brain freeze trying to put those numbers in order.

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Choosing the Right Beautician

Everyone has different skin types and they are bound to react differently depending on what sort of products are applied and treatment regimes are followed. And while you can care for your skin yourself, many people like to professional beauticians – at least every once in a while.

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But since you are entrusting this person with your appearance, you need to make sure that they are reliable. So, before you head to a beauty salon or medical spa, here is some advice which is designed to give you a helping hand. After all, this can be a tough choice to make.

 

Ask for Personal Recommendations

 

It can be difficult to trust the reams and reams of reviews which are already available online, but if you get a personal recommendation from a friend or family member, this is much more likely to be something which you can comfortably trust. You may also be able to find out more about the specific treatments to discover which ones are going to be right for you.

 

Look at Products Too

 

When you are choosing a beautician, you should also look at the products that they are using. After all, if they have opted for some low-grade products, this is not usually going to result in high-quality treatment. You can often find this information online or you can alternatively call them up to ask directly. Perhaps they are products which you recognize by brand name or alternatively ones which you have used in the past.

 

Don’t Go Too Cheap

 

As a general rule of thumb, you shouldn’t choose beauticians who are suspiciously cheap. Proper training, equipment, products etc all cost money. Of course, this doesn’t mean that you should be going on price tag alone, but when something seems too good to be true, you can usually get a pretty good idea that this is the case.

 

Look Out for Qualifications and Accreditations

 

It is a good idea to check out the type of qualifications and accreditations that your potential beautician has. Of course, this doesn’t mean that this should be the only thing that you focus on, but it can go a long way towards putting your mind at ease. But you need to ensure that you know the difference between the qualifications out there, and which ones are reputable and which aren’t.

 

Choose Someone Who Puts You at Ease

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Once you have gone through the points above, you need to start having some treatments. And when you are entrusting someone to do a good job on your appearance, you need to ensure that they put you at ease. This could be through the knowledge and professionalism that they have towards the job. It could be the fact that they are very personable and take the time to get to know you. Ultimately, it all comes back to what works best for you and what you are specifically looking for.

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Own Your Cash: Take Charge of Your Financial Future Right Now

There are a lot of issues that can affect the way we live our lives, as well as the future happiness and security of our families. One of the biggest things you need to think about is money because this plays a big role in helping to improve your way of life and make things more comfortable. You have to make sure you do as much as you can over the years to take better care of your money, and that all starts here and now.

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So many people these days suffer from financial problems, and it is important to face these issues and deal with them as much as possible. There plenty of ways of achieving this, and it means there are lots of issues that can affect your money. You need to take steps to make sure you are better placed to deal with these problems, and this can help you achieve greater financial freedom. Check out these ideas to help you take charge of your financial future right now.

 

Sit Down With a Financial Advisor

 

The first thing you should do is sit down with a financial advisor and talk about your situation. There are a lot of things you will need to talk about, and figuring out the state of your finances is vital so you know how to proceed in the future. It is always important to get input from somebody who is an expert and knows the deal. You want support and advice, and this is something you can get from financial advisors.

 

Work Out What Debts You Have

 

During your conversation, it is so important to work out what debts you have (if any). This is something you have to make sure you sort out as soon as you can because it is useful for figuring out how you are going to proceed. Dealing with this and getting yourself into a debt-free position is absolutely essential for the future. So, you have to make sure you do what you can to work out what your debts are and how to go about clearing them. This is a key part of bossing your money, and one of the most crucial steps a person can take in the process of working toward financial security.

 

Figure Out How You Can Make Savings

 

There are a lot of things you need to think about when it comes to getting more financially secure. One of the biggest things you have to think about is what you can do to make more savings and ensure you have some kind of financial safety net to fall back on. There are a lot of reasons why this is important, and the more you can do to accomplish this the less stress you will have. Consider what it takes to make more savings and give yourself a little more breathing space. You can save money on everyday items as long as you are sensible and you plan and prepare. Being a little bit more frugal with your money can actually help it go a long way.

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Try to Cut Costs Where Possible

 

Cutting the costs of day to day spending is also really important as well. There are a lot of things you can do that will make a big impact on your company finances. These days it is important to look at any areas you can trim your expenditure because this can make a big difference. There are so many things you need to consider here, and it is important to ensure you are tightening the purse strings. Cut back on your spending, as well as coming up with ways of reducing the costs of bills too.

 

Bring in Extra Cash

 

If you want to make savings and have money put aside, it is important to look at how you can bring in extra cash as well. It is important that you do as much as you can to improve and enhance your financial future, and bringing in extra cash is a big part of that. This might involve working an extra job or finding a way of making money online, something which is easier than ever these days. You should also consider selling your unwanted possessions, and do what you can to bring in any extra cash you can.

 

Consider Taking Out a Loan

 

There are a lot of ideas that can help you to be a little more financially comfortable, and one of the best ones is to take out a loan. Now, this is something that may not appeal to everyone, but it is certainly worth looking into. And there are even online installment loans for those who might have bad credit. Loans can be really important for consolidation and make sure you have enough money to make ends meet on a monthly basis. Just make sure you are aware of what is involved when taking out a loan, and how the repayments may impact you.  

 

Think About Tracking Your Credit Rating

 

It’s so good to have an idea about how your finances are, and what sort of credit rating you are looking at. This is why you need to make sure you track your credit score and work on improving it. There are a lot of sites that will allow you to do this, but there are also plenty of apps that might come in useful as well. If you can focus on improving and enhancing your credit rating, you are going to be able to do much better financially in the long run.

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These are just a few of the factors you are going to need to keep in mind when you decide you want to take charge of your finances. Making the right decisions is so important when you are trying to look after your money, and these are things that play a role in helping you with that. Think about what you can do to get a better handle on your finances, and improve things moving forward.

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How to Make Your Home much Warmer without Breaking the Bank

If you want to try and make your home much warmer then there are a couple of things that you can do about this. After all, it doesn’t take a lot of effort to turn your home around and you would be surprised at how easy it is for you to really get a great result with very little effort.

Curtains

The sun provides free heat, so it is important that you are able to make the most out of it. Open up your curtains and let sunlight in during the day. When it gets dark, try and shut your curtains as this will act as a layer of insulation and they will really help to keep your rooms warm as well. You have to make sure that your windows don’t have any gaps or even any leaks because if they do then you will only let the warm air out again. This can also really help you to stop any condensation as well so this is so important for you to keep in consideration. Of course, if you know that you do have a lot of gaps in your windows then the only way for you to get around this would be for you to get them replaced. It may save you some money to get some new doors installed as well. If you are stuck for choice then consider looking into Masonite front doors as they can add a ton of value to your home.

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Use Timers on your Heating

If you have central heating then make it so the boiler turns the heating on half an hour before you get up in the morning. You should do this at a lower temperature because you will save a lot of money by letting your room heat up gradually rather than turning them on full blast as soon as you get up. You have to remember that a boiler heats up at the same speed so it doesn’t matter whether you set your thermostat at 20 degrees or even 30 degrees, and when you understand this, you can then start getting a much better result out of your heating. It’s also important that you avoid leaving your heating on all day as well. If you do this then it will still be turned on when you go to work and this is the last thing that you need. Of course, if you have a timer then you don’t have to worry about any of this and it can save you a lot of hassle and fuss in the future.

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Move Your Sofa

It may feel nice to have your best seat in front of the radiator but you have to remember that it is absorbing the heat that will be emitting from your home. If you move your sofa away from the radiator then hot air can then move around much more easily. The same concept goes for drying your clothes or even for your curtains. If you can, try and dry your clothes on a clothing rack and if you have curtains, try and make sure that they don’t cover up your radiator at all. This will help you to really make the most out of your heating and it will also help you to maximize the amount of heat that is in your room as well.

Insulation

When it comes to heat, it is important to know that 25% of it will be lost through the roof. You can reduce the amount of heat that you lose by installing 25cm or more of insulation. It also helps to see what is on your walls, because you will lose a third of your heat this way. Sure, it is not cheap to put in loft insulation and it is not cheap to have the cavities in your walls filled either. If you are able to get this done then this can save you a ton of money and effort, not to mention that you can even find some DIY solutions if you want as this is just as easy for you to do.

Wrap up Warm

If you have a hot water tank then make sure that you have it insulated. It also helps to check to see if it is “lagged” as this will save you a ton of money. When you have your hot water tank insulated, this can save you a lot of money in terms of heating costs and it can even save you hundreds every single year. If you upgrade the jacket that you have for your tank then this can save you even more money and this is a great way for you to really make the most out of the money that you have and even the heat of your home.

Turn the Dial Down

This may sound counter-intuitive but it is recommended that you have a temperature of 21 degrees in the living room. If you then lower this to 18 degrees, you will save between 10-30% on your energy bill. This doesn’t take much effort at all and you would be surprised at how easy it is for you to save money this way. If you put on an extra jumper or even a thicker cardigan then this will help you and you may even find that you don’t notice the difference at all. This is a fantastic way for you to feel warmer in your own home and you would be surprised at how easy it is for you to make small changes like this around the home.

If you add all of the above changes up and if you really put the work in then you will be sure to save money around your home and you may even find that you are able to make your home more energy efficient as well. Of course, this is a major selling point when the time does come for you to sell your home and this is a fantastic way for you to add some extra value without much effort.

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Home upgrades that really do boost value

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If you are planning on selling your home in the near future, or you are simply looking for ways to enhance your property, it is important to look for improvement that is going to add value. There are lots of different blog posts on the Internet that suggest different ways you can enhance your home. However, the trouble is that a lot of the suggestions do nothing in terms of boosting the value of your property. In some cases, they can even cause the value to diminish, which is the last thing you want. Keeping that in mind, let’s take a look at some home upgrades that really will increase the value of your property…

 

Invest in new windows – There is only one place to begin, and this is with having new windows installed. New windows drive up the value of your property for a number of different reasons. Firstly, they enable you to make your home more energy efficient, which means lower utility bills. If this was not enough, you can make your home more secure by investing in a window replacement service. In addition to this, you can use this as an opportunity to get the more natural light to flood into your home, which will open up any room and make it appear bigger.

 

Extend the kitchen with a side-return extension – Another way to add a good chunk of value to your property is by extending the kitchen with a side-return extension. For those who are unaware, a side return refers to a thin alley that is situated adjacent to the kitchen. You usually have these in a semi-detached or terraced property. If you, therefore, extend the kitchen into this space, you gain valuable room and you have the means to improve the layout. Research indicates that you can add around 15 percent to the value of your home with this sort of improvement.

 

Convert your cellar – Last but not least, converting your cellar is another property upgrade that is worth considering. This can add up to 30 percent to the value of your property. Consider transforming this into a spare living space or into an additional storage space. After all, storage is something that a lot of properties are missing today, and so if you can add this to your house, you really can make more money when you do cash in your investment.

 

As you can see, there are a number of different ways that you can improve the value of your property. If you are looking to enhance your home, consider the suggestions that have been mentioned above. This is a great way to drive the monetary value of your property up so that you can demand a higher asking price whenever you do decide to sell your house.

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Awesome Unique Features That Will Transform Your Property

It’s always a great idea to add some attractive, unique features to your home. If you are selling, it’s a quick, easy way to add some extra value. Or, you can just use these features to make your neighbors, friends and family members green with envy. Potentially, the right feature could even improve your quality of living. So, let’s look at some of the options and think about what they could add to your home as well as if you might want one!

 

A Jacuzzi

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Oh yes, can’t you just imagine it? Taking a dip into those warm bubbles on a summer evening, enjoying the moonlight dancing through the sky. Or, perhaps just hopping in after a long day at the office. Jacuzzis are very popular, and one of the best luxury options t add to your home. In the past, a jacuzzi needed to be an expensive purchase. These days you can get them for a lot less, and you will love the effect that they have on your home value too. The only issue with the jacuzzi is the stagnant water. You need to use it a lot or drain it. Otherwise, it’s going to start to smell. Just bear this in mind before you commit to the purchase.

 

A Wood Heater

 

While a jacuzzi is for when the weather is warm and wonderful, a wood heater is ideal for those chillier, winter months. You should consider getting one of these if you’re tired of the chill locking over your home as soon as the weather begins to turn. It can make your life far easier if you have issues with heat escaping the property. It will definitely take the chill off a room faster than blasting your thermostat. Go online and here you’ll find that these devices aren’t actually that expensive. In fact, for what they bring to your home, they could be considered an absolute steal.

 

Carport

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Do you have a carport in your home? Probably not, it’s typically something which is added later, but you should definitely consider making this change. A carport can be just what you need to keep your vehicle safe from the elements through the summer and winter season. Both have weather issues that can cause a lot of damage to your vehicle. As well as this, a carport can add a fantastic level of value to your home as well. There are plenty of buyers eager to have a way to protect their precious vehicle.

 

Water Feature

 

Finally, you might want to consider adding a water feature to your property. This will probably be a fountain, but it could also be an artificial pond or some other option. It could add a great deal to your curb appeal and ensure that your home looks absolutely fantastic, even from the street. Water features can be expensive, but there are cheaper possibilities that look wonderful. You might even find it’s a DIY project that you can have fun with on a free weekend.

 

We hope you love these awesome features and have fun adding them to your home.

 

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How To Take Care Of Your Senses

One of the pitfalls of aging is that our senses begin to dull. It’s not an easy thing to cope with, especially when you’ve spent your entire life with eyes as sharp as birds and hearing that can pick up even the slightest rustle. Some senses slow down as we age, and others we lose entirely. The loss of our senses can be frustrating, and depending on the reason for the loss, can cause depression, anxiety and can lead to injury. Being in tune with your body isn’t enough if you’re paying attention too late, so you need to work out how you can keep your senses about you. It starts with taking care of them from a young age, noticing any changes and acting upon them as soon as you realize that something is wrong. Some sensory loss can be entirely avoided, and while it can be comical when you’re dealing with being unable to hear properly, this isn’t a movie, it’s real life, and you have to be able to cope. So, now you know that some sensory loss can be avoided entirely, you can start doing things to help your senses early. Let’s go through it.

 

Sight.

Some people need glasses and help to see from childhood, but if you’ve had perfect 20-20 vision your whole life, it can be disconcerting to get to forty and suddenly find that you’re squinting to read the newspaper. The flexibility in the lens of your eye can change to become more rigid, which makes it harder to see up close. You can protect your eyesight by:

  1. Using the proper lighting to do things.
  2. Taking regular breaks from staring at a screen.
  3. Wearing prescribed glasses when required.
  4. Eating the right ‘sight’ foods, such as foods with vitamin C and E.
  5. Keep an eye on your blood pressure; too much pressure can put a strain on the eyes.

Hearing.

Quite a lot of things can affect your hearing as you age, including exposure to a lot of noise, illness and infection and a head injury. There are now a lot of hearing devices on the market that can help you to hear, and you can learn more about keeping those healthy, too. The aim is to protect your ears, and you can do that in these ways:

  1. Any signs of pain or hearing loss should be checked straight away.
  2. Keep the noise down; the louder it gets, the more you’ll damage the fine hair inside the ears.
  3. Maintain a healthy diet.

Smell & Taste.

These can diminish as we get older, particularly because we lose taste buds as we age. The nerves in the nose break down as we age, and when you spend years of your life dealing with sinus issues and allergies, you notice the difference when you start to lose your senses. If anything changes with your taste and sense of smell, get some help. Neurological diseases can indicate a change in these. If you’re a smoker, it’s time to quit and while you’re there, cut down on the amount of salt that you’re eating.

Touch.

The changes that our skin and nerves go through over time can impact the sensitivity of the skin, which affects the way that we experience touch. We can minimize the changes as they occur by:

  1. Implementing a good exercise routine.
  2. Having proper nutrition.
  3. Taking care of your skin with a good routine.
  4. Being mindful of the sun.

The five senses do more than help us with our day to day sensory experiences. Hearing helps us to balance. Touch affects our pain threshold. Our sense of smell will help us to tell the difference between whether there is a gas leak in the house or not. There is a huge decrease in quality of life if we aren’t taking care of our senses and looking after our health, which is why you have to stay vigilant about what is healthy for you. Adapting to the changes that our bodies throw at us as we age isn’t always easy, but it’s something that must be done if you want to have hold of all your senses for longer as you age. Not doing so will lead to degeneration faster and also increase the risk of injury and falls. Don’t take your senses for granted; they’ve been hanging around long enough and contrary to popular belief, you’re not going to suddenly gain Spiderman-like senses just because you lose one of them. Take care of your health, and you can avoid any issues.

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4 Ways To Teach Your Children About Saving Energy

 

Americans waste a shocking amount of energy in their homes each year. One 2016 report revealed that the average home wasted over 280 kilowatt-hours of energy per month; however, it is possible that homeowners are not aware of this waste. If you suspect your family is wasting energy, there are a few ways you can stop the bleed, especially when it comes to teaching your kids about the importance of saving energy and how it applies to their future.

 

1.    Combine Fun With Energy Education  

 

Your kids are probably not likely to enjoy sitting through a lecture about energy waste. However, making the process fun might prevent the information from going in one ear and out the other. Play games with younger kids that amuse and teach them at the same time. PBS offers a variety of science-based games that may help you teach your children about the importance of energy and where it comes from.

 

2.    Reward Conservation Efforts

 

Positive reinforcement can go a long way when it comes to encouraging your kids to conserve energy. For example, consider creating a chart with each child’s name in a separate row. For each day a child follows the house rules about conserving energy, such as turning off their bedroom lights when they leave the room, they get a star next to his or her name. At the end of the month, the child with the most stars earns a special treat. A reward system can be especially helpful for preteens, who may enjoy competing with their older siblings.

 

3.    Have a Lights Out Night

 

Once a month, sponsor a ‘lights out” night at your home. Turn off all the lights, appliances, and have everyone shut off their electronics for the evening. Then, organize a few fun activities, such as building a blanket fort and using energy-efficient lanterns to tell spooky stories or play board games by candlelight. These evenings can help teach all your kids about saving energy while you create memories they are sure to treasure later on.

4.    Teach Older Kids About the HVAC System

 

Preteens and teenagers are likely to complain about the house being too hot or too cold and might try to adjust your home’s thermostat without knowing how it works. However, doing so can result in a massive waste of energy or even a costly repair bill. Teaching your older kids how the thermostat works can prevent this and give them a lesson about energy costs at the same time. You can also learn more from this HVAC Company.

 

For example, the next time you have air conditioning experts come to clean or inspect your HVAC system, ask them to explain the workings of the thermostat to the family and how running the system at a certain temperature helps the unit work with more efficiency. The more your older kids understand about how the HVAC system expends energy, the less likely they might be to accidentally waste it.

 

Energy waste is an issue that families all over the country face every day. However, making the effort to teach your children about energy conservation can help you do your part to protect their future.

To The Windows, To The Walls: Four Interior Design Enhancements You Need Now

Deciding on the interiors of your new home is no easy feat. You have to choose things that look right, that fit the style of the exterior AND the interior of the house and you have to ensure that you do it all on time and under your budget. You may not be an expert on crown moldings and original features, but you know what you want for your home. Interior design is an art, and art is a process. Everything inside the house has to work together and fit nicely, and that takes knowing what compliments what inside and outside. You’re working the flooring with the interior walls, the windows with the exterior walls, the porch with the front yard; it’s all got to come together neatly if you want your home to be attractive to you – never mind anyone else! So, when you want to make your home feel and look both attractive and homely, you need to get creative. With the design tips below, you can have the elegant, comfortable home that you’ve always dreamed of having.

 

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The Windows. The eyes of the home, the windows are so important when it comes to bringing in natural light and enhancing the general feel of each room. It’s so easy to overlook them, but windows should be one of the areas you decorate first, knowing the room will come together once the windows look good. Using a company like www.erieconstruction.com, you can get your windows replaced with the best ones for the look you want to achieve and to enhance the energy efficiency of the house overall. Don’t be afraid to experiment here, because your windows are one of the first things that people see.

The Walls. A house is not a house without supporting walls and a good exterior. You should consider the way your home was built, and which walls you can choose to tear down to make more space on the inside. When it comes to the outside of the home, you can replace the walls any way that you like – whether this is to paint them and make them look new, or you choose to refinish the walls entirely in a different material.

The Light. Indoor and outdoor fixtures have to be considered when it comes to interior enhancement. The lighting on the inside should be as natural as possible, with fresh fixtures that are modern and in keeping with the tone of the house if not. It plays such an important role in giving your personal space the detail that it needs, and you should work on enhancing the light the best way that you can.

The Details. The flooring, the color of the window frames and even the furniture that you choose to invest in will make up the little details. Your home should be one you can be proud of, and that means using all your personal flair to stamp your creativity right through the middle of the house.

Take your time and make a list of what your home needs the most. You won’t be disappointed with the end result.

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