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Not all renovations or upgrades are created equally – some period features of older homes add beautiful value to your home and should never be updated but other features are better left in the past. “While certain décor features are timeless, others are very time specific

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Curb appeal; it’s a concept that may seem simple, but go browse for homes and see how difficult some sellers or landlords find the idea of making a home look inviting. The concept of an appealing exterior gets even more challenging when you are living in,

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The once warm mornings now greet us with an icy embrace and evening creeps in earlier and earlier each day. Summer lovers be warned: these are the tell-tale signs that autumn has arrived. But, there is no need for frost-phobic homeowners to sound the alarm

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Giving your home a fresh coat of paint is a simple yet highly impactful way to refresh its look and increase its aesthetic appeal, making it more appealing to potential buyers. “Not only will a new coat of paint make your home more attractive, but it

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There is no user manual for all aspects of homeownership, from moving, to taking occupation and to maintaining and understanding common and uncommon defects. Albert van Wyk has more than 38 years’ worth of building experience and has put all he has learned into a

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Did you know that inefficient, badly fitting windows can heat up your house by a whopping 75% in summer – and account for a third of total heat loss during winter? “This can obviously add significantly to your electricity bill so it’s really worth checking that

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