Month: February 2017

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How To Improve Your Living Space Without Emptying Your Bank?

It’s quite fascinating how oblivious we can get to our surroundings; particularly with our living space. Though we live in the same house and room for years, we are not so observant to its shabbiness and dullness. This is probably because the changes happen gradually, and since we live there, our eyes are trained to overlook those flaws. And by the time we do notice; the flaws have turned into something bigger and less hard to ignore.

But how can you improve your living space without having to empty your bank? If you are interested in knowing the answer to this question, read ahead…!

• Know that change can start small. Since you are not looking for luxury interior design options, don’t think of knocking down walls or similar major projects. Instead, focus on the little things. Fix the dripping taps, replace the broken window latch, swap the scratched mirrors and window panes. These are all very small changes (that you can gradually do), but makes a huge impact.

• Invest on a little paint. Even if you’d only peaked at residential interior design magazines, you’d notice that wall paint makes a huge difference in making a house look presentable. Even if you cannot paint the whole house at once, consider painting one room at a time; starting from the bedroom. Link here to find out more about residential interior design in Dubai.

• Learn to live a clutter free life. Just like we overlook the leaks and creaks of our homes, we also tend to overlook the clutter that piles up around our homes. Clean, clear and give away the unwanted; including clothes and furniture.

• Deal with your furniture. Consider upgrading your furniture. Even if it’s just one furniture, it makes a difference; especially if it happens to be the bed or the living room couch. A fresh coat of paint, or new upholstery can help too. At the very least, get it professionally cleaned and vacuumed; as this too counts as an upgrade.

• Concentrate on natural and artificial lighting. Embrace the sunlight into your home by moving furniture that block the sunlight from entering your home. New drapes too can help here; so, replace them. Install modern lighting throughout your home. Replace the existing dimming bulbs with brighter ones.

• Give your kitchen a little love. As a room that gets heavy use, kitchens tend to get shabby faster than you think. Apart from giving it new color, or installing better lighting, you might also want to upgrade your stove and refrigerator; especially if it has been acting up for a while. Pay attention to kitchen drawer pulls and cabinet handles, replacing them if needed…

Tips For Going On Holiday On A Budget

If you do not have much money to spare and if you have not taken your family on a holiday for a very long time, you might want to consider taking your family on a non-traditional holiday that will not be likely to cost too much of money. If you are creative, you should be able to give your family a spectacular time without having to break the bank or invest your entire life savings on the trip.

Plan well ahead of time

The best way for you to get cheap hotels is to plan out your trip well ahead of time. As the time draws nearer, hotel rates tend to go up because they know that travellers will be becoming desperate and will be more willing to pay higher rates for emergency trips. At the very last minute however, if the hotel rooms have not gotten booked in a certain hotel, you might be able to get a room for a very low cost however this is a very rare chance because in most cases, all rooms will likely get booked up and you might be left without a room.

Although a Miramar hotel might be very much out of your budget, you might be very surprised to see a good deal come up suddenly if you are carefully watching the websites and the deals for a while. There are times when a cancellation occurs or something else unexpected happens and the hotel will give the room away for a very good rate.

Alternatively, you could simply choose to look on home share or home stay websites that will give details for people willing to rent out rooms in their home to you for a fraction of the cost that it would cost you to stay at even the most inexpensive hotel. Therefore if you choose a nice location with many things to see and do during the day time, you could be spending most of your time away from your accommodation and coming back only to sleep at night. Home stay accommodations will cost you next to nothing and will be more or less negligible in comparison to a hotel. The best part is that you will also get free breakfast for your family every morning reducing your costs even more. For your other meals, consider eating junk food from the supermarket which your kids will love and which will not cost you much money. Having the opportunity to eat junk food for two days will be a holiday in itself for your kids.