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Five Smart Ways to Future-Proof Your Home

Five Smart Ways to Future-Proof Your Home
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In the past, upgrading your home would have included new windows or an extension of some sort. These days, however, upgrading your home can take a far more techy turn and more than ever, people are looking for these features when buying a new property. Today, I’m sharing just some of the tech-based upgrades to future-proof your home which are definitely worth the investment, and can usually be easily handled by an electrician near you:

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Five Ways to Increase Your Privacy at Home

It would be easy to assume, now that we live out in the countryside, we had more privacy then when we were living in a busy suburban area. However, we actually find that living out here means we get far more people who are out for a lazy amble in the surrounding walking paths who will quite happily peer through windows rather than purposefully walking onto the destination! With this in mind we have been thinking about ways that we can increase our privacy levels without having to make major structural changes or move house altogether. Here are five of the things that we’ve come up with:

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Home · Money

Ways to Reduce Your Home Insurance Premium

Buying home insurance is a great idea for many reasons, not least of all the fact that you will be covered in the event of any theft or accidents. Shopping around and finding the best policy for you is always going to be one of the best ways to ensure that you get a good price and a good value policy, but there are things that you can do in and around your home which will also help to bring your insurance premiums down, especially if you live in area which is identified as a higher risk. Here are five things that you can do to keep your premiums down:

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How to Secure Your Home

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It’s only natural that, as a homeowner, you’ll worry about break-ins. As covid restrictions look set to end entirely, more and more time is spent away from home, and an empty home can invite intruders when not properly secured.

Whilst crime statistics show that burglaries have steadily gone down over the years, a break-in is a traumatic event. There is a lot that can be done around the home to help disrupt and dissuade any potential opportunists.

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DIY · Home · Interiors

How to Make the Most of the Space in Your Home

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If your current property is starting to feel a little too small for your needs, but you don’t have the budget to extend it or even move, that doesn’t mean that you have to just carry on as you are. Taking a look around your current space and working out if there is anything that can be adapted to increase the area that you’re working with could uncover a wealth of potential. With this in mind I thought I would share with you five places that don’t always occur to people to be used as a functional living space, but actually can offer a number of different options.

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