Whether you’re doing a complete renovation or just looking to spruce up a room a bit, new window blinds can make a big difference to your home. There are lots of styles and materials to choose from, and making the right choice is important since you’ll likely have these blinds for several years. Let’s look at a few things you should consider.

The first thing to decide is exactly what you want from the blinds. Do you want them to completely block all outside light, in a home theater room for example? Are you looking for privacy? Do you just want them to soften the outside light, not block it completely?

Decisions like these will have a bearing on what materials and styles of blinds are going to work best for you.

Another thing you’ll have to decide on is your budget. While you may want to be a little flexible on price, you should have some idea of how much you can reasonably afford to spend before you start your search. Some types of blinds may look great, but the cost might be out of your range. Knowing what you can spend before you start looking will help you to avoid the temptation to buy the nicest – but more expensive – window blinds.

Another decision you’ll have to make is where to buy the blinds. Most home improvement stores like Home Depot and Lowes sell blinds these days, as well as specialty stores that you can find in most cities. But you can also buy blinds on the internet, from various websites that carry all the big brands like Levolor and Hunter Douglas.

Buying online can sometimes save you some money compared to your local shops, but keep in mind that you won’t get the same level of service and support after the purchase. If you’re comfortable installing the blinds yourself, great, but if you have to hire someone to do it for you a local store that can provide end-to-end service might actually wind up costing less.… READ MORE

To be honest, we might not be as rich as Oprah. We might not be able to afford massive houses big enough for dozens of people to live in. Usually, we can only afford to live in a studio flat with more furniture than space – not that there is anything wrong with that.

Unless you feel cramped a lot of the time, if this is the case, you need to make some easy changes. There are a few different things you can do to make your home seem larger while on a modest budget.

First off, you are going to want to get rid of anything that doesn’t really fit. By this I mean do you really need everything in your apartment? Chances are you could organize and get rid of some of the unnecessary stuff; it only takes a little bit of effort.

Second, if you can paint your walls without getting in trouble from the landlord, go for it! Something simple and light such as pale yellow or any other cream color is a great choice – it makes your place seem larger, almost like an illusion.

Lighting up each and every corner of your home is a great idea too. This can easily be done by switching the light bulbs in your house to something more illuminating.

Yet another well-known technique is to use mirrors. By providing a reflection, mirrors can portray the illusion of space. Just purchase a few mirrors and hang them on your walls.

Another creative tip is to invest in items that can be hung on walls instead of items that would be used on the floor. A great example is a television wall mount – this alone can save a huge amount of space. You could also purchase a hanging wine rack or coat rack.

These are some exciting and creative ways you can make your home seem bigger than it actually is. By implementing them, you can not only make a more enjoyable living space for yourself, but you can also impress any friends that stop by. For additional techniques, consult an interior designer or look through a simple home improvement magazine.… READ MORE

Pеnаng, Mаlауѕіа has been known аѕ оnе оf Southeast Asia’s finest dеѕtіnаtіоnѕ fоr many years nоw. Aрtlу саllеd аѕ “Pearl оf thе Orіеnt”, Pеnаng оffеrѕ amazing сulturаl heritage аnd dіvеrѕе рорulаtіоn which саnnоt be found аnуwhеrе еlѕе аrоund thе glоbе. In gеnеrаl, Tаmаn tar Penang is a great рlасе all by itself аnd trаvеlеrѕ fіnd thіѕ small рlасе full оf interesting thіngѕ to dо and many places tо vіѕіt even on fооt.

Jеѕѕеltоn Pеnаng

The fіrѕt thing that strikes уоu about Penang іѕ thе іѕlаnd’ѕ old wоrld charm. Lіnіng the ѕtrееtѕ оf Gеоrgе Tоwn, аrе wеll-рrеѕеrvеd hеrіtаgе buіldіngѕ аnd ѕhор hоuѕеѕ each with іtѕ own hіѕtоrу. Thе ѕtrееtѕ соmе аlіvе at nіght wіth іnеxреnѕіvе аnd dеlісіоuѕ lосаl fares that саn bе fоund аt еvеrу nook аnd сrаnnу.

A few streets away, hоwеvеr, symbols оf capitalism аnd progress are арраrеnt. Next to Pеrаnаkаn іnfluеnсеd ѕhорhоuѕеѕ and соlоnіаl buіldіngѕ аrе ѕhорріng malls and mоdеrn ѕkуѕсrареrѕ.

Thіѕ unique аrсhіtесturаl аnd сulturаl tоwnѕсаре thаt соmbіnеѕ bоth thе trаdіtіоnаl and modern is whаt makes Penang ѕо сhаrmіng. In recognition for thіѕ unique trаіt, Gеоrgе Town wаѕ ассоrdеd a lіѕtіng аѕ a UNESCO World Culturаl Hеrіtаgе in Julу 2008. This has furthеr bооѕtеd Pеnаng аѕ аn аttrасtіvе tourism dеѕtіnаtіоn.

Jesselton Pеnаng іѕ one оf the Pеnаng Dеvеlорmеntѕ tо watch оut fоr SP Sеtіа will аlѕо bе lаunсhіng Brооk Rеѕіdеnсе соmрrіѕіng 11 bungаlоw unіtѕ аt Brook Rоаd, off Jеѕѕеltоn Road at thе еnd of thе уеаr wіth a рrісіng of RM5 mіllіоn оnwаrdѕ. Jеѕѕеltоn іѕ a small аnd exclusive rеѕіdеntіаl аrеа which іѕ also knоwn аѕ the “rісh mаn’ѕ row”.

Plеntу Of Rооm Tо Grоw

Mаrkеt watchers аrе соnfіdеnt оf Pеnаng’ѕ real еѕtаtе ѕесtоr saying thеrе is still рlеntу оf room fоr growth, judgіng by thе іnflux of ԛuаlіtу рrореrtу dеvеlореrѕ іn Mаlауѕіа.

Although Penang’s іnfrаѕtruсturе has уеt tо bе fully dеvеlореd, the іѕlаnd оffеrѕ a slower pace of life and a rісh сulturе. Foreigners аlѕо fіnd Pеnаng very аffоrdаblе. Unlike Bаlі аnd Phukеt whісh are too tоurіѕt-сеntrіс, foreigners get to еnjоу thе same соѕt of lіvіng аѕ Pеnаngіtеѕ. Perhaps, іt іѕ fоr thеѕе reasons, Pеnаng has the most number of Malaysia.

Prореrtу Type Bangalow lоtѕ (69 lots)

Lot ѕіzе varies frоm 5,995 sq ft. to 9,634 ѕԛ. ft. ( аvеrаgе 6,903sf)

Lаnd Tеnurе Frееhоld tіtlе residential / Indіvіduаl

Cоmрlеtіоn Date: 3 уеаrѕ from SPA Cоmрlеtіоn

Mаіntеnаnсе Fees: Eѕt. Mаіntеnаnсе Fееѕ RM0.08 рѕf

Sресіаl Features

  • Landscaped wіth оvеr 200 mаturе trees
  • Lаndѕсаре раrkѕ
  • Plау Pаrkѕ
  • Jogging Tracks
  • Gazebos
  • Guаrd Pоѕt
  • CCTV Cаmеrаѕ
  • Antі-сlіmb реrіmеtеr fencing

300 matured trees will bе trаnѕрlаntеd frоm thе same site іn оrdеr tо maintain the еѕѕеnсе of thе ѕuѕtаіnаblе grееn еnvіrоnmеnt оf thе area.

Amеnіtіеѕ

  1. Freehold bungаlоw lоtѕ in thе рrіmе lосаtіоn оf lаnd-ѕсаrсе Pеnаng Iѕlаnd.
  2. Lосаtеd іn аn еxсluѕіvе & affluent rеѕіdеntіаl аrеа, ѕurrоundеd bу Jesselton Heights, Western Gаrdеn аnd Pulаu Tіkuѕ.
  3. Duаl access vіа Jаlаn Brook аnd Jаlаn Batu Gаntung.
  4. Exсеllеnt connectivity to сіtу соnvеnіеnсеѕ ie. lifestyle mаllѕ, 5-ѕtаr hоtеlѕ, рrіvаtе hоѕріtаlѕ, соmmеrсіаl hubѕ.
  5. Surrоundеd by two оf thе largest nаturаl
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To get the best offers on your home, you need to work with your real estate agent and figure out how to stage your home. This might involve removing some larger pieces of furniture and cutting back on clutter or changing rooms and bringing in new decor. You should also stage your front porch because it’s the first thing that prospective buyers will see.

Tips for Staging Your Front Porch Before Selling Your Home

Clean the Space

Cleaning the porch is the very first thing that you should do. No one wants to see all those magazines and books that you leave sitting out or the toys that your kids played with in the past. Prospective buyers want to see a porch that looks welcoming and inviting and a space that flows into the rest of the house. At the same time that you clean, you should also think about making repairs such as fixing a loose floorboard and replacing broken planters.

Bring in New Decorations

A bright pop of color can completely change the look of your porch and make it feel more inviting. You can bring in new colors in a variety of different ways, including with some new throw pillows that you place on any outdoor furniture and with some colorful sculptures that you set around the edges of the porch. Buyers also like seeing colorful plants because they can imagine growing those plants when they buy your home. You may want to replace or upgrade worn furniture too.

Add Some Lighting

You have dozens of choices when it comes to lighting, especially if you work with an outdoor lighting Kansas City company. Sconces and mounted lights fit right onto any wall of your home and help illuminate the area inside the porch. You’ll also find lights that you can hang from the ceiling and lanterns that you can set right on a table or the railing of the porch. Those lights make buyers visiting at night feel at home. When staging your front porch for an open house, you’ll want to clean and add both new decorations and some lighting.… READ MORE

I will never babysit anyone else’s kids again. I did a babysitting job for a couple of my neighbors one day, and their kids ripped the shutters right off my window. They were trying to climb on them as if they were Spider Man. I was so furious when I saw what they had done that I sent them to bed immediately. When I told their parents about their actions, they were even madder than I was. They decided to compensate me for the shutters by paying for new orange county shutters.

The parents had a specific company that they called for the new shutters. I guess they must have needed a shutter replacement in their own homes. I wonder what kinds of things those kids break at their parents homes. The parents must not discipline them enough, because if they did, then the kids wouldn’t have done it to my home.… READ MORE