Friday, June 30, 2017

Think You’re Good With Houses? Give Investing a Shot!

Investments are perhaps some of the most daunting things for most people to think about. Many people mistakenly refer to investing as gambling, and they’re right to think so. You put money down on something, you hope your funds grow, or else you’ll probably lose them. While investing doesn’t happen over the course of a card game, it can give similar negative results if you aren’t careful.

One of the most popular forms of investment that a lot of people can identify with is property investment. This is because we all know what a good home should feel like. We all know what sells, what’s worth money, and what we’d personally want in a house. As long as you do some research and focus on getting the right leads for locations and property investments, you could easily turn your own knowledge about homes into real money.

However, it’s not the simplest thing in the world to do and it does take a little planning to make the most of it. This is because there are some hidden fees and considerations to keep in mind, and your investments can go horribly wrong if you don’t take the time to slowly ease into it.

You know how to add value to a home

If you’ve got a passion for decor and home improvements, then you already know a lot about how to add value to a home. You could convert your loft, you could add more storage space, you could utilise your garage and you can even give the entire house a new coat of paint. All of these methods are viable ways to improve the value of a home and if you’re investing in property, you need to know how to increase its value in order to be successful.

Location is important

Picking the right location is one of the most important things about investing. This is because you need to understand what local amenities are available and how much people would be willing to pay for easy public transport access or nearby schools. This usually comes down to personal preference, but if you’re great with homes then you should have a rough idea of what families are looking for when they search for their new home. They want close access to good schools, they want local shops and stores, and they want a good neighbourhood.

Modern decor improvements

Keeping up with the hippest decor upgrades can be difficult unless you’re good with houses. If you spend a lot of time looking at home improvement magazines and browsing blogs and Pinterest albums, then you’ll have a good idea about all the hottest trends and how to implement them in your own house. You can expand on this knowledge and also give houses makeovers before you end up selling them. This is one of the best ways to make a house attractive to buyers. People either want a contemporary-looking home or something comfortable and traditional and with the right knowledge, you could easily style a house to attract buyers.


Tuesday, June 27, 2017

How To Outshine Your Friends With Your New House

When the times comes to find yourself a new home, you can often feel the pressure to not only bag one that you absolutely love, but that will impress your friends too. But how do you often go about that? In order to make sure that your new house sings, you’re going to want to make sure that you get five very important steps right. Whether you’re building your own home, renovating something old, or buying something brand new, here are the key points that you’re going to want to consider during the entire process.

1. Pick The Perfect Location

Everyone knows how important it is to find the perfect location, but it really could make or break your new home search. Looking for a new house can be exhausting, but by narrowing down your search area, you may find it a little easier. Whether you want to be in the middle of your town, or out in the country, the perfect location will often mean something completely personal to you. But, as long as it’s picturesque it should still impress your friends.

2. Go For Your Ideal Design

Then, you’re going to want to think about the style of home that you’re looking for. There are so many different styles of homes that you could go for, so it can be a great idea to pick out a couple of your favorites before you start your search. When you’re building your own home, you may also need to know just how you’re going to design the house. So, not only may you want to meet with an architect to assess your options, but a bit of research will help you first.

3. Make A Killer First Impression

Then, you might want to think about the exterior of your home. Whether you’re building from scratch or renovating, you’ll know just how important it is to get the first impressions right. When your friends visit your home, they’re going to see the outside first. So, make your designs and renovations count. You may need to speak to a house painter or landscaper to do this. When you’ve got a few quotes, you can then make sure your exterior looks incredible.

4. Opt For The Latest Gadgets

Within the inside of your home, you may be starting to think about the fittings and fixtures that you want to make it all complete. But, in today’s modern world, if you want your home to have the wow factor, you might want to think about opting for some smart home gadgets too. Whether you have a mirror in a TV, charging countertops, or even a smart home hub, it could set you apart from the rest of your neighborhood.

5. Add Your Personal Touch

And finally, there’s also the interiors and finishing touches to think about. Although you’ve probably spent a lot of time scrolling through Pinterest and reading through interiors magazines, you’re going to want to make sure that you inject your style into the design. If you recreate designs that are already done, you’ll just be another carbon copy. But if you go with your own tastes, you’ll be able to outshine your friends with something unique.


Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Our New House

I was scrolling through my blog yesterday and I realised that I never share with you the photos of our new place, there is no furniture in the photos but just an empty house. I don't think there needs to be much description on these photos but I will just let you know which rooms are which and you can peruse at your leisure. I have been working on styling since we moved in but am just not ready to share the photos just yet. I promise I will keep working on it and share with you as soon as possible. But for now.....

Our front door and Hallway

Well this is obvious!

Upstairs Bathroom and 2 bedrooms.....pretty basic

Master Bedroom, Walk in Robe and Ensuite

We have this shelving unit on both sides of the walk in robe (so opposite this one) and then just hanging space on the back wall.

There is another bedroom/study downstairs but it pretty much looks the same as the other ones, so.....boring. Here is out Living area, kitchen and walk in pantry

Don't forget the laundry

I will share the photos with some furniture very soon.