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May 2021

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Making Over A Room In Your Home

We have all spent too much time at home over the last year with the Covid-19 pandemic, and you may be sick of the sight of the same four walls and in want of a change. Rather than going to the expense of moving, you can consider making some changes to your home and giving it a makeover. You can do the entire house or choose one or two rooms to start with, and when you are done, it will help breathe new life into your home. Below are some tips to get you started in transforming the interior of your house and making it feel like a home again.

Make A Plan

The first thing you will need to do is plan what you want to do in your home and which rooms you will change. You will need to set your budget and stick to it as closely as you can, and if you have limited funds available, you may wish to consider making it a DIY project. Once you have a plan for making changes in your home, you will then have some more decisions to make.

DIY or Hire A Professional

Some people love DIY while others loathe it, so you will need to decide which option is best for you. Doing DIY can be the cheaper alternative unless you make some costly errors that you need a professional to fix. However, a professional can often do the job in a fraction of the time, so your budget and time constraints may help you decide which option is best for you. If you are going to do the job as a DIY project, you will also have to factor in getting the tools you need, such as plastering tools, to do the job correctly, and you can either purchase them or hire what you need.

Finding A Professional Builder

If you are going down the route of hiring someone to do the job for you, you will need to ensure you do plenty of research before paying any money to anyone. Ask for local recommendations from friends and family, and research the online reputation of any builders thoroughly before committing to using their services. You can also use websites such as checkatrade.com to ensure that you are using the services of a reputable builder, and once you have one in place, it is time to start your project.

Add The Finishing Touches

Once all the trades’ people have finished their jobs, it is time to put the finishing touches on your home makeover. You will want to decorate the rooms, and you may wish to consider getting new flooring as well. You can also consider updating furniture in the rooms you are tackling, which can be the crowning glory to your home makeover and transform the way your home looks and feels. It is often better and cheaper to tackle one room at a time, and it will also be less disruption to you and your family, but one complete, you may amaze yourself with the difference it makes to your home.

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ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ELECTRIC FLOOR HEATING

The feeling of a warm floor underneath the feet on a cold winter morning is just magical. Electric Floor Heating brings this dream to reality. It is an efficient way to warm up your house. Apart from being effective, it is also noiseless, which makes it even more attractive. Here is all that you need to know about this state-of-the-art technology for heating up your home.

How it works.

The radiant heating system makes the floor warm by transferring the heat from the coils or the tubes to the floor’s surface. Once the coil or the water tubing under the floor has heated, it radiates this heat to the floor and then through the room. This helps to heat the room more evenly than any other system like a forced-air system would. It is less noisy as it doesn’t push air through the ducts, neither is there any furnace running.

Important Facts 

  1. Wire Mesh: The wires which have to be heated are lopped. After this, they are embedded into a special mesh mat which can be easily sliced or trimmed. This mat can then be rolled out to cover a large flooring area.
  2. The right floor: The electric radiant heating system works more efficiently when installed under the right flooring like marble, tile, or stone flooring. Though these flooring materials pair best with the radiant heating system, it also works equally well with vinyl and hardwood flooring and wall to wall carpet.
  3. Warms with minimal heat: The radiant heating system works by providing heat from under the floor. This means that the heat builds up slowly and first makes the floor warm, starting to warm up the room.
  4. Extras: This type of heating system is perfect for heating extras without extending the HVAC ducting. When it is supplement with various electric baseboard heaters, it can offer enough space heating.

Benefits 

  1. Saves money: The radiant heating system works by heating the room from the bottom up. Once the heat has spread evenly across the room, it is maintained for a longer time. Even if you shut down the system, the room would continue to be warm for a while. This will help you to save on your energy bills.
  2. Noiseless: Most of the conventional ways of heating the house make a lot of noise. The radiant heating system is a quitter alternative to heating your home. The system has been designed to guarantee a noiseless operation.
  3. Control is in your hands: The radiant heating system makes it easier to warm up separate sections of your house effortlessly. You can choose which area needs heating at what time. If certain rooms aren’t in use, you can choose not to hear them. Some of the heating systems come with a programmable thermostat which ensures that every space is heated as required and there is no energy loss. You can put on a timer when you want to warm up the room.
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