Image Credit It’s common for people to wonder why anyone would rent a place to live when they could own one instead. That is, until they become homeowners themselves. It’s soon discovered that homeownership is a near constant battle against the elements. Allow property to go without maintenance long enough and nature finds a way to start a slow but certain demolition process. It is the obligation of a homeowner
Image Credit Your personal habits and the way you set up your bedroom will largely define your sleeping patterns. And even though you spend quite a lot of time on your mattress, it’s probably not something you think about until it’s time to find a replacement. But what do you look for when it comes to replacing the unsung hero of your bedroom? Set Your Mattress Budget As soon as
Image Credit Garages have always been designed to keep cars, that’s the primary purpose and the reason they were first added to our homes. In the days of your father and/or grandfather, they were used for that purpose and that purpose only. That steadily changed though and they became junk rooms, places to store Christmas decorations and other clutter that we don’t really use. Thankfully, that’s no longer the case.
Image Credit When you put the down payment on a house or the security deposit on an apartment, you’re purchasing a place to live. It will be up to you to create a space that you feel like you can call home. What makes a house a home? The answer might prove different for everyone. To some, it could be the people who live in it and the times you
Image Credit There are times when you may get bored with the look of your home. You may feel that the look needs to be updated so that it better reflects your personality. When you want to redecorate your home, you can hire someone to help you with the decorating or take matters into your own hands. There are pros and cons to both options so it is best to
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Image Credit There are many ways of adding style and charm to your home without breaking the bank, but one of the most important aspects that you should always keep in mind is that it is a home first and a house, condo or apartment second. Your home needs to be an oasis of calm and sanctuary after the rigors of day to day life. Here are our top tips
Image Credit Someone who has limited use of all of their limbs, or have be missing one or more of them, might find that many things that others take for granted around the house have become a real stressor for them. Whether you lost a limb or have limited mobility after suffering from a stroke, you will want to take a few moments to review the following advice regarding some
Disclaimer: The Night Helper Blog partnered with O-Cedar on a sponsored post, however all opinion expressed in this post are 100% my own. When it comes to doing chores around the house, my least one to do was always mopping!! Since I have a chronic back injury, I don’t do any mopping anymore. I actually turned that chore over to my daughter who now mops every room, but she too don’t like mopping anymore.
Almost every home has a certain odor. Whether it’s from the individuals who reside in the dwelling, the food they cook or the cologne they wear, it can be a mix of many smells. Most times the smells are good. But others, you may want to open every window and get as much air as you can inside to vanquish the noxious odor. The following are tips on how to
Image source One of the most alluring, exciting, breathtaking and mesmeric trends to grab our attention recently is worldly décor. A lot of trends want to embrace this idea of sophistication, but most of them miss the mark. They end up being cold, minimalistic, and snobbish or lost in luxury. But not homes that embrace this idea of being more worldly; these homes hit sophistication in a way that no
We all have 5 senses and they work together to give us an overall feeling. This is a fact. Today I will focus on the sense of smell and how it can change your perception which in turn can make a world of difference about a person, place or thing. Let’s say we walk into a restaurant and it has a foul odor…what are the chances of you staying and
Image Credit Selling your home is a big project with many steps. It can be overwhelming, especially the first time, when you may still be wondering, “How do I sell my house?” The steps are an advantage: you can take things on a few at a time. Let’s divide a sale into three parts: Finding an Agent, Prepping Your House for Sale, and Offers and Closing. Stay on top of
Image Credit There are lots of blogs and Pinterest posts about how to add a lot of “wow factor” to your home without spending a lot of money. But what is “a lot of money?” Adding things like throw pillows and new curtains to a space in your home can spruce it up quickly and cost you less than $100. You can also get some “new to you furniture” and
A generator has proved to be a lifesaver in many circumstances. Technology might have given us the luxury of full-time electricity, which is now a necessity for us but there are areas where people don’t have this luxury. For people in the remote areas, generator is their only solace. Talking about the generator, we would recommend a 7000-watt; the appliances that a 7000-watt generator can run are many. It presents
Image Credit Purchasing the right mirror is not as easy as it seems. There are numerous things that need to be considered and only a few things concern design and form. Although this might sounds funny, you always have to start from mirror’s functionality. Now, you’re probably wondering “Aren’t mirrors the same?” No. In fact definitely not. There are some major differences when it comes to mirror types and
There’s a difference between a house and a home. A house is merely a building, or a material thing that’s replaceable. However, a home is a feeling. It’s an irreplaceable thing that you can’t take for granted. We love the summer and everything it brings, from the beach trips to the endless barbecues to the hot summer days. Now, imagine returning home to a house with a broken air conditioner.
Image Credit Your home is more than a structure with walls and a roof. It’s part of your identity, who you are. Whether we choose to admit the fact or not, our homes say as much about who we are as individuals as the vehicles we drive and the careers we have to make a living. Regardless if you are living in a two story home in the suburbs or
Image Credit A great way to get the home of your dreams without custom building it is to purchase a home that can be renovated to suit your needs perfectly. When you purchase a home, it may look amazing at first, but once you start the renovation process, there are many times when unexpected issues become visible. The guide below walks you through a few things that may be wrong
Image Credit The medicine cabinet is a kind of catch-all in the home. Somewhere behind last month’s anti-nausea medication and the box of bandages is medication that may be years old. Anytime we try to add new things to the cabinet, we risk a messy collapse of our accumulated amber bottles of pills. Yet we hang on to all that stuff, clinging to the notion that it’s some sort of