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HOW TO CLEAN ARTIFICIAL GRASS

There are many benefits of having artificial grass , one of them being it is low maintenance. Although you don't need to be mowing, watering, weeding etc like natural grass requires , there are still things you need to do to keep your artificial grass in tip top condition. 
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5 BENEFITS OF ARTIFICIAL GRASS

Have you been considering getting artificial grass? I know a few people who have been thinking about it but are pretty unsure. One of the things I recommend doing first is to look at samples of the different types available. This was what we did before we did our front yard make over. Artificial grass isn't for everyone so it's best to look up as much information as you can to find out if it is right for you.

7 THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN CHOOSING A NEW FRONT DOOR

The front door is one of the first things that visitors notices and remembers. So when we purchased our house a new front door was one of the first things we got done. We offered a lower price for the house as this was one of the major things we needed to sort out as the door wasn't in the best condition. We want our home to have great kerb appeal and first impressions count. A new front door has some great positives such as adding a bit more value to your home , improving home security and energy efficiency.  Choosing a new front door isn't a straightforward as some people think it is. Fi nding a door that suits your spec, budget and safety regulations usually results in having to compromise. Here are some things I recommend on what you need to consider: Material There are a good few different material options available. For us low maintenance was important so we opted for a UPVC door as we felt that was the best option for us after doing some research. However wood is a popul

LAUNDRY HINTS AND TIPS

When you have a family the laundry can be like the never ending story and all you want is to see an empty basket. I very rarely see an empty basket in our home however I do like to try and make things easier for us.

SIMPLE WAYS TO UPDATE A RENTED HOME

Back when we were renting we found that when it comes to updating a rented home it can be tricky as there is only so much you are able to do. If you are already renting or plan to rent soon here are some ideas of things you can do to update your home. 

OUR FRONT YARD MAKE OVER

When we moved into our house, we knew we wanted to go something with our front garden. It's a great space and originally I had thought of us doing similar to my mum and having a built in planter. However during the first lockdown last year we got to know our neighbours ( socially distanced) and over time Blake has made quite a few friends. He plays out the front often with them and so it was decided that we would make the area child friendly. As you can see in the above before photo it was all concrete, which we felt wasn't really safe for kids to play on. We also had a bench left from the previous owners but wanted to get a new one with storage space. First things first Stuart painted the walls cream to match part of the house. It made a huge difference and really brightened up the area. 

HOUSE WORK HACKS: KEEPING YOUR HOME UNDER CONTROL

Running a home can be hard work when you have children running around and making mess wherever they go however there are things you can do to help run your home more smoothly.  Designate a play area  We have half of our dining room a place for Blake to play. We have it set up with a soft mat to play on and a bean bag incase he wants to sit and read.  Cover the sofa Using a washable throw is a great idea to protect your sofa from sticky finger marks and it can just be chucked into the washing machine. Tidy as you go along This is a habit that we need to start doing more often as it will save us a lot of time in the long run.