Clever Ideas for More Functional (and Saleable) New Apartments
Apartment developers will always face a quandary. How to make apartments that stand out in their price range, yet fit neatly into the development budget. With a bit a clever and creative thinking, it’s easy to make any new apartment more functional, energy efficient and eye-catching, without a hit to the budget bottom line. […]
7 Ways Your Home Can Save You Money
There are many ways that you can start saving money on your day-to-day home operating expenses almost immediately. Some of these tips are just basic good old household sense that you might not be putting into full effect. Some other tips might take a little more planning and implementation, but are worth the effort. […]
Why Large Volume Home Builders Are Like The Fast Food of Homes
When you think about it, the average mass production home builder is a lot like a fast food restaurant – their only concern is to satisfy your immediate desire. For the fast food restaurant it’s the first bite into a big greasy burger. For the home builder it’s handing you that first set of […]
5 Tips For A More Functional Home
When you’re building or renovating a home it’s very easy to get carried away with aesthetic choices and neglect the more functional aspects of the home. The rush of blood you get from perusing the latest home design magazines is exciting, but it’s in the day-to-day living that the choices you make for your […]
Turn Your Phone and Internet Into a Family Protection System
The power of the Internet means that most us are walking around with one of the most fantastic tools for family protection ever seen in our own pockets, purses or school bags every day – the humble mobile phone. It’s the versatility of our mobile phones and the interconnectedness of phone and Internet technologies […]
Solar Power should ALWAYS be the last piece of the puzzle: The 3 things you must do before considering renewable energy in your home or business.
Renewable energy is a big thing. The International Trade Administration (US) is quoted as saying that renewables are “one of the most vibrant, fast-changing, and transformative sectors of the global economy. Global clean energy investment, including renewable energy, totaled more than $329 billion in 2015”. That’s a lot of money, particularly for an industry that […]
Smart Home Products and Apps that are so good…You don’t use them. Here’s 6 of the Best!
So what the heck am I talking about? Could this be true? In what kind of world is something so good it’s not useful? I didn’t say that. I said “so good you don’t USE them.” Nothing to do with being useful. In fact, is there anything more useful than something that does it all […]
So a ‘Glitch’ is now just normal right? My top 4 tips for avoiding problems with new technology.
Who hasn’t had to deal with a glitch in just the past 24 hours? WiFi that’s stopped working, software that’s frozen, an app that needs to be shut down and reopened, or perhaps your favourite Netflix show is pausing and pixelating from time to time. Oh well… A ‘glitch’ is by definition an irregularity […]