If you live in a terraced home or the middle of a congested, urban environment, then you may not have too much of a view to admire. You may look onto another row of houses or some mature trees and these will all tend to block the sunlight during most of the day. Of course, there's not much that you can do about this in practical terms, short of cutting down the trees or even moving to a new house, but you may be able to look upwards for some relief. [Read More]
How Can You Deal with Growing Noise Pollution at Home?
The World Health Organisation is on a mission to help rein in noise pollution around the world. They are very serious issues surrounding this problem, especially when you consider that high levels of noise pollution can lead to health issues, stroke and even early death. A study in London found that deaths rose by 4% in areas where daytime traffic noise was, on average, greater than 60 dB. As you live in an inner-city location you may be aware of elevated noise levels and you may find it difficult to complete certain activities like getting a good night's sleep. [Read More]
Why You Should Avoid DIY Plumbing
As a homeowner, you would do well to understand some basics about your home's structural materials, wiring, major appliances, insulation, plumbing and other such components. Understanding how to maintain and repair all these features of a home can save you from having to hire a contractor for every minor fix and upgrade while also ensuring you're doing everything possible to keep your home in good repair over the years. However, there are some jobs around the house that are best left to a professional, and this includes even minor plumbing repairs. [Read More]
How to Be Unconventional When It Comes to Your New Lawn
Some people like to make their own statement, no matter what type of activity they are engaged in. They may apply this approach even when setting up a new home and ensure that they build from scratch on a piece of land that they bought for the purpose. If you find yourself in this position, you may have recently finished the construction phase and are now thinking about how to landscape the rest of the land. [Read More]