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My Husband Was a Live-In Super. It Opened Our Eyes to a Whole New Side of Renting

by Kelly Knickerbocker from Apartment Therapy| Saving the world, one room at a time  (other blog) — Mar 17, 2019 01:07 AM
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Having been longtime renters ourselves, it forced us to look at renting from a new, dual perspective of tenant and proprietor. READ MORE...

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New shed and garden landscaping increase value of property

by noreply@blogger.com (alex johnson) from Shedworking  (other blog) — Mar 17, 2019 01:07 AM
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New research from Post Office Money indicates that homeowners spent £295bn in the last five years renovating their home, with home improvements like new sheds and garden landscaping providing the biggest return on investment. Their figures show that while the most common improvement since 2014 was a new kitchen (25%), it was closely followed by garden landscaping (18%) and then a new shed (16%). These homeowners spent £14,015 on average - though the number of homeowners making improvements has dropped by 10% since 2016, the amount spent per home has increased from £12,000. Those who have made changes to their home estimated that the improvements increased the value of their property by £40,000, from an average of £210,000 before the improvements to £250,000 afterwards. Overall, the report's authors argue that these kinds of works add about 10 per cent to the price of  a three-bed semi-detached home in the UK. Post Office Money spokeswoman Chrysanthy Pispinis said: “Over the past few years, house price growth has slowed, so homeowners have turned to other options to add value to their homes – with renovations being a clear opportunity. Making the right changes to your home can increase its market value significantly; if improving your home’s asking price is your priority, it’s important to keep in mind the cost of the improvement and the value it could add.” While only 5% of those surveyed made improvements to their home with the express intention of moving, one in four improvers (28%) did so because they thought it would be a good investment and would add value to their property. The most popular reason for making home improvements was to improve the look of a home (59%). In order to fund these renovations, three quarters (74%) of homeowners used their savings to fund their renovation, one in five (18%) used a loan or credit card, while one in fifteen (7%) used equity release or mortgages to fund their improvements. Chrysanthy Pispinis added: “Home improvements are not all about making changes which add value for re-sale. Nearly two thirds of the homeowners we polled had no plans to move. Renovations allow homeowners to create homes that reflect their needs and tastes, with the potential added benefit of adding value in the long term.” ----------------------------------- Saturday posts are sponsored by iHUS Projects , specialists in the design and build of granny annexes for elderly and disabled care.

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Free tickets to National Homebuilding & Renovating Show

by noreply@blogger.com (alex johnson) from Shedworking  (other blog) — Mar 17, 2019 01:07 AM
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Shedworking has free tickets to give away to you lucky readers for this year’s National Homebuilding & Renovating Show at the NEC, Birmingham, March 28-31 2019. There are various masterclasses , a new self-build stage and builder Sian Astley,  presenter of BBC2’s Your Home Made Perfect talking about fresh design ideas, cost-effective styling, and mixing traditional style with a contemporary edge, to underfloor heating and insulation. There are more than 500 exhibitors and 16 free daily seminars and masterclasses, covering everything from eco heating to planning permission. Tickets to non-readers of Shedworking are £12 in advance or £18 on the door (children under 16 free) but for a special e-ticket free of charge, simply click http://homebuildingshow.co.uk/shedworking and follow the instructions. --------------------------------------- Sunday posts are sponsored by eDEN Garden Rooms . Stunning, bespoke high quality garden rooms, to suit your unique space and style

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The Time to Make a Home Inventory Is Now—Here's How I'd Do It

by Shifrah Combiths from Apartment Therapy| Saving the world, one room at a time  (other blog) — Mar 16, 2019 01:08 AM
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Tackle this small task while everything is business as usual and nothing (except this article) is reminding you that you don't have one yet. READ MORE...

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A U.K. Home Brilliantly Blends Leopard Print, Kitsch, Color, and Humor

by Apartment Therapy Submissions from Apartment Therapy| Saving the world, one room at a time  (other blog) — Mar 16, 2019 01:08 AM
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Homes with the most creative flair are those where owners have used imagination to make something fabulous happen with a small budget. READ MORE...

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Bring the Outside In This Spring

by Creative Studio from Apartment Therapy| Saving the world, one room at a time  (other blog) — Mar 16, 2019 01:08 AM
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4 Ways to Let the Sunshine In

by Creative Studio from Apartment Therapy| Saving the world, one room at a time  (other blog) — Mar 16, 2019 01:08 AM
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Make your space springier. READ MORE...

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6 Ideas to Steal from 'Queer Eye's' Season 3 Loft in Kansas City

by Anita Shriver from Apartment Therapy| Saving the world, one room at a time  (other blog) — Mar 16, 2019 01:08 AM
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4 Ways to Make Your Own Weighted Blanket and Never Leave the House Again

by Cat Meschia from Apartment Therapy| Saving the world, one room at a time  (other blog) — Mar 16, 2019 01:08 AM
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Bazaar Daily Finds: Friday

by Sarah Lyon from Apartment Therapy| Saving the world, one room at a time  (other blog) — Mar 16, 2019 01:08 AM
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What are you looking for? We've just relaunched our marketplace as BAZAAR - the best place on the web for designer vintage furnishings and accessories READ MORE...

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