To Rent or Buy: 5 Questions to Consider

Published by kayackerman on November 29, 2012 - 10:20pm

In the past year, home prices dropped by .7 percent while rent rates increased by 5 percent. That means that in some situations, the immediate costs of a rent payment could be greater than a mortgage payment.

If you're debating between these two options, you don’t have to decide today if you will rent for the rest of your life or if you will own a home. What you can do is decide what's best for you right now in your current location, with your current job and in the current economy. As you consider your options, take some time to answer the following questions.

DIY Solar panels for your home

Published by Angela on November 29, 2012 - 10:12pm

In case you haven't noticed, most people opt to carry out home improvements on their own rather than hiring professionals. The primary benefit of doing this is to save money. DIY solar power system feature as one of the cheapest yet most beneficial home improvement projects. Apart from the cost factor, it also comes with other benefits.

29 Nov

Top 5 Tips for Diagnosing Leaky Toilets

Published by LeonH

The toilet is quite possibly the most under-appreciated pieces of domestic hardware in the world. People often forget the luxury of indoor plumbing until it suddenly vanishes. Remember, it was not long ago that out-houses were more common than indoor bathrooms. The toilet in your house is truly a miracle of modern technology, but like all technology it does not last forever and carries a risk of failure. When your toilet starts malfunctioning, you'll save yourself a lot of headaches if you follow these 5 tips for diagnosing problems.

  1. Start from the Beginning 

When to Do-It-Yourself and When to Contract Someone?

Published by Billy Dunham on November 26, 2012 - 11:23pm

If you are someone who is looking to save money, there is nothing as irritating or frustrating as realizing that you’ve got something that needs to be fixed! The truth is that there are a thousand and one things that can go wrong in the home, and while some of them can be fixed by the average lay person, others need to be taken care of by a professional. How can you decide what can be fixed on your own, and how do you know when to bring in a pro?

Consider Your Own Experience

26 Nov

Decorating your kids' rooms for the holidays

Published by brookesamsonite

With the most wonderful time of the year comes a not-so-wonderful to-do list a mile long. With menus to plan, gifts to buy and trips to take, it's easy to get swept up in the activity and forget to make the whole season special for the kids.

One simple strategy for putting the sparkle in the holiday season is decorating your kids' rooms for Christmas. And the best part? It doesn't take a lot of time or money to make it magical.

Consider any of the following ideas:

Transform Your Home and Increase Storage Space with Modern Racking

Published by Emily hall on November 26, 2012 - 11:13pm

There are many ways in which you can make a great difference to your home and make improvements along the way. Whether you are looking for more storage or a great feature, you can utilise everyday things to make a great difference. There are so many things that you can use to create a feature in your home, and all you need is to think outside the box a little and consider the potential of the possibilities available to everyone.

Easy Tips on Plastic Storage Sheds

Published by Terra Charlene on November 26, 2012 - 3:36pm

While the choices for storage sheds run the gamut, from wood and metal to plastic, the most important thing to remember is how you plan to use it. The use you identify will determine what kind of storage shed you need (and can afford). If you want something that is along the lines of being strictly utilitarian, and you aren’t necessarily looking for the storage shed to be the focal point of your backyard, then you can probably get away with putting in a plastic storage shed.

Going With the Flow: Tapping Into Mauritian Music

Published by mariechan on November 25, 2012 - 8:43pm

For anyone planning a Mauritius holiday, they will be looking forward to the wonderful tropical beaches and the beautiful, friendly and native people. Like any island destination, Mauritius offers its share of tropical activities like diving, fishing and surfing, and the food of the country is prized for its vibrancy and eclecticism. What some people may not realize is that the island of Mauritius has its own, unique style of music that is also vibrant, electric, and overflowing with the history of the people of the island.

How To Make Your Own Holiday Wreath

Published by Ella Mason on November 25, 2012 - 8:31pm

Being in November can only signify the rundown to one thing; Christmas. With just a matter of weeks until the big guy comes shooting down the chimney, everyone’s starting to get into the full Christmas spirit; all of the Christmas classics are now being played on the radio, Christmas lists are being compiled and you’ve even started adding Christmas groceries to your trolley during your weekly shop.

24 Nov

Intermodal containers go condo

Published by Millennial1

Shipping containers are made to withstand the rigors of the sea and to protect precious cargoes daily.  is it so strange that they are being used to create condos in Detroit Michigan? Probably not.

Detroit will actually a bit late. Container City 2 at Trinity Buoy Wharf in London has already set the stage. We're talking intermodal containers designed for rail and vessels. Given the strength of intermodal containers.

21 Nov

Google’s Nexus 7- a holiday gift that won’t break the bank

Published by Millennial1

I am frugal and when I spend money on an electronic device I am focused on benefits and reducing the downside risk. Most computer devices disappoint and those that don’t cost a lot of money. So with that said I went out and ordered Google’s Nexus 7 16GB tablet. I’ve had it for about two months and here’s what I like and don’t like about it.

My cost

How to Save Money and Time, While Keeping Your Stress Levels Down Decorating Your Home for Christmas

Published by Jon W on November 21, 2012 - 9:22pm

For many, there is one aspect of Christmas that is the greatest source of joy and overwhelming stress: decorating. A few families adorn their home with a handful of expertly-placed, modest decorative items. On the other hand, there are some that treat decorating their home like a blood sport and cover every square inch of flat space with a representation of the holiday season. If you can relate to individuals that live by the “More is More” philosophy on Christmas decorations, there are several ways to save money, while keeping your favorite

Enjoy Ultimate Comfort with the Hans Wegner Lounge Chair and Ottoman

Published by leoparker123 on November 21, 2012 - 3:03pm

Hans Wegner is one of the world’s most recognised and respected furniture designers and is responsible for some of the most visually striking and revolutionary pieces of designer furniture on the market today.

A great example of his dedication to providing comfort as well as visual appeal is the Hans Wegner lounge chair and ottoman pictured.

Christmas Outdoor Lighting Ideas

Published by SashkaMay on November 21, 2012 - 3:00pm

Not only can Christmas lights give your house a festive appearance, but they can also create a feeling of the Christmas spirit to people in your neighborhood. With the help of weatherproof lights designed for outdoor use, you can exhaust your creativity as much as you want. You can transform your home with lights during Christmas by lighting your porch and driveway to create a scene like a winter wonderland. The following paragraphs describe some Christmas Outdoor Lighting Ideas.

House and Porch

Craftsman Style Home Design

Published by Paul Foresman on November 21, 2012 - 2:53pm

One of the most popular home styles in the U.S., particularly in suburban areas, is the Craftsman. With roots in the Indian bungalow with a low, gently sloping roof, wide eaves above a deep porch, and pillars as differentiating features. Craftsman homes are built with strong foresight for functionality, with decorative elements dispersed throughout to create a unique blend of beauty and livability.

Architectural Elements of the Craftsman Style