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Enclosed Patios with Retractable Screens - the Evolution of your Erstwhile Redundant Patio into an Exciting Living Space

Introduction The patio, derived from the Spanish language, can also mean a forecourt or courtyard and generally represents an indoor area adjoining a home that one uses for recreation or for dining. Typically, patios represent the paved area between the garden and the house, and mirror the lifestyle and the true personality of those who live within. Although, earlier, many considered the patio as... ❯❯❯

5 Tips for Remodeling a Tiny Apartment Bathroom

If you are faced with the daunting task of remodeling the bathroom in your miniscule apartment, you have a lot of work ahead of you. Most people believe that remodeling your apartment bathroom is easy. All you need is a good toilet, sink, and a shower curtain – right? However, most small bathrooms are harder to remodel than larger bathrooms. Not only do you have to take the small space into... ❯❯❯

6 Ways to Make Your Home More Cozy

Children's author Lemony Snicket once wrote that "one's home is like a delicious piece of pie you order in a restaurant on a country road one cozy evening — the best piece of pie you have ever eaten in your life — and can never find again." Clearly the writer knew the secrets to creating a home that's warm, inviting, and truly livable. Read on to discover these tips for yourself. ... ❯❯❯

4 Most Shocking Paintings for Your Home

Artists have a bad rap when it comes to mental stability, but is it warranted? From the following examples, you might think so. Here are four of the most shocking paintings by famous painters. 1. "Heads Severed" by Theodore Gericault Image via Flickr by Martin Beek The dead eyes and blood stains in this painting are sure to turn your stomach or at least raise an eyebrow. Gericault... ❯❯❯

Top 5 Tips for Warming Up a Cold or Drafty Apartment

No one likes a cold or drafty apartment. Even in the summertime – at night – it can be impossible to stay comfortable and tough to fall asleep. Moreover, no one likes having to wear three sweaters just to stay warm in the home. As the winter months approach, this problem will only become more and more pressing, so it is critical to make sure you know how to stay warm without running... ❯❯❯

How to Prevent Uneven Cooling and Heating in Your Apartment

Uneven heating and cooling in homes, apartments and other living spaces is one of the most common HVAC issues. In apartments, however, the problem can be especially uncomfortable. If you live in a one-bedroom apartment, the living room could be the perfect temperature, but move into the bedroom and it could be too cold or too hot. Depending on the season, this could be very unpleasant. If... ❯❯❯

How to sell your house quickly

Selling your house can be a stressful time if it ends up taking ages. And this is quite possible depending on various factors such as chains, purchasers changing their minds and your advertising not working. You might even be getting loads of people viewing your home but then not wanting to proceed. Fear not if you are having some issues selling your place as there are a number of things you can... ❯❯❯

Rental property: Modify your loan to make your investment affordable

You may be struggling to repay your loan that you took for your rental property. You'd have faced a lot of difficulty in getting it modified by your lender, if the government hadn't come up with its own loan modification program. However, since help is available at hand where over 100 lenders are participating to provide mortgage relief to struggling borrowers like you, it is important for you to... ❯❯❯

5 Tips for Maximizing Space in Your Apartment’s Tiny Kitchen

Apartment living brings its own unique set of challenges that are far different than those you’ll face as a homeowner. Although you won’t have property to tend for and most of your repairs will likely be handled by the landlord or the property manager, you will have to deal with much closer quarters and far less storage than if you did have that full house. One of the places... ❯❯❯

How to Furnish the Outdoor Patio of Your Apartment

Apartment patios are small – there is maybe only enough room for a potted plant and a chair if you want to relax comfortably outdoors. However, there are a number of ways to furnish your small outdoor patio space to maximize the available room and increase the comfort level. When you are thinking of design ideas you also have to think of the essentials. For instance, you are going to have to... ❯❯❯