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Seeking Planning Permissions Before Carrying Out Major Home Improvements

Seeking Planning Permissions Before Carrying Out Major Home Improvements Any form of construction or extension to an existing building such as your home will require consent or permission from your local building authority. This kind of consent is called a Planning Permission. This requirement was put in place to control any kind of development and prevent any that is inappropriate for that particular location. Why do you need Planning Permissions? This is a question every homeowner who is taking on a major home improvement project needs to ask themselves. As mentioned above, planning permission takes care of inappropriate developments mushrooming…

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Why You Should Consult A Builder Before Carrying Out Major Home Improvements

Why You Should Consult A Builder Before Carrying Out Major Home Improvements Renovating or carrying out major home improvements can be an emotional rollercoaster as well as a huge financial obligation. It is important to begin the process in the right way, right from conceptualization, to prevent any headaches or regrets along the way. With this in mind, you should always consult a builder before undertaking a major home improvement. The builder is a skilled professional in this field, and the advice he gives will be in line with the following pointers. Budget:You may have come up with your own…

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5 Great Additions You Can Add To Your Home’s Outdoors 

5 Great Additions You Can Add To Your Home’s Outdoors During great weather conditions like summer season, most home owners notice that they are lacking essential parts in their homes which would enable them to enjoy the great weather more. There are a zillion ideas out there on which addition to your home will make the most of your outdoors. No one list is better than the other because each house and owner’s preferences are different, therefore this is not a one-size-fits-all category. However, here is a list of 5 of the most popular and essential additions you can make…

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Home Improvements: DIY Vs. Hiring A Professional

Home Improvements: DIY Vs. Hiring A Professional Every homeowner takes pride in improving their home. These home improvement projects could be major or minor. It is also a matter of pride to either DIY or hire a professional for these home improvements. There are many factors which will advise on which route to take; DIY or the professional route. Here are some questions you need to ask yourself before settling on either one of the mentioned options to improve your home. Is it a minor or major project?The size of the home improvement project will determine whether to DIY or…

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Top 5 Home Improvement Areas That Will Add The Most Security To Your Home

Top 5 Home Improvement Areas That Will Add The Most Security To Your Home The home is considerably one of the safest places for your family and yourself. However, this is only true if you have taken the necessary measures to beef up security in your house and compound after moving in. One of the common mistakes that most people make is the assumption that their neighborhoods are safe and hence, do not need any security measures. If you are moving into a new home, one of the first things that you should do is carry out a few home…

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Top 5 Home Improvement Areas That Will Add The Most Aesthetics To Your Home

Top 5 Home Improvement Areas That Will Add The Most Aesthetics To Your Home The decision to move to a new home can make you excited. Everybody wishes to get the house of their dreams. However, in most cases, such wishes are never fulfilled. You are therefore left with one goal –to remodel and improve the status of the home that you get and try making it resemble your ideal home. Home improvement can start anytime –could be immediately after your mover arrives, or maybe a few days or months later. The most important thing is to know which areas…

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Top 5 Home Improvement Areas That Will Add The Most Value To Your Home

Top 5 Home Improvement Areas That Will Add The Most Value To Your Home The value of a home in an important factor for any homeowner, whether the home is meant for sale or not. Ideally, people looking for new homes to move in often focus their choice on the value of the home. For this reason, it is important to ensure that the value of your home remains high all the time. Achieving such objectives can be hard at times but it does not have to be if you know what areas, if improved, can give the maximum value….

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The Top 6 Areas That Most Homeowners Focus On During Home Improvements

The Top 6 Areas That Most Homeowners Focus On During Home Improvements Moving into a new home is always fun and even more exciting if you land the house that matches your tastes and preferences. However, you only begin to notice a few areas that do not meet your preferred standards when your mover arrives and you begin unpacking and organizing your new house. This is when home improvement becomes necessary since it can be impossible to find a perfect house. Different people have a variety of tastes and preferences when it comes to their favorite areas in a home….

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Why You Should Consider Home Improvement After Moving Into Your New Home

Why You Should Consider Home Improvement After Moving Into Your New Home Occasionally you will need to move from one home to another and perhaps that time is now. While it might be exciting to move to a new area, you need to put some aspects into order. One of such aspects is finding an appropriate mover to get your belongings to the new house and the other is improving the appearance of your new house. Perhaps, you are wondering whether home improvement is necessary. Here are a few reasons why you should consider home improvement after moving into your…

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Advantages Of Seeking Storage Services After Moving Into Your New House

Advantages Of Seeking Storage Services After Moving Into Your New House Moving to a new home is an inevitable part of every person’s life. You will need to move out of your college dormitory or rented house to a new house. Alternatively, you may have gotten a job transfer and you are required to move to a new house near your workplace. Evidently, there are different factors that may make you need the services of a professional mover. However, have you wondered whether all your belongings will fit in your new home, or even planned your big move to cater…

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Residential Storage Sheds Vs. Self-Storage Facilities

Residential Storage Sheds Vs. Self-Storage Facilities One of the challenges that people moving to a new area face besides choosing the best moving company, is what to do when their belongings cannot fit in their new house. You may find yourself in the same situation especially when you are moving to a new area temporarily for work or for business – you need reliable storage where you can keep your belongings. You can consider storing your items in residential storage sheds or self-storage facilities. However, before you even get your mover, have you thought about where to keep your items?…

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How Long Should You Put Your Furniture In Storage After Moving In

How Long Should You Put Your Furniture In Storage After Moving In The process of moving into a new home is involving and requires careful preparation –to get the right house, find a reliable mover, as well as to ensure that you pack all your belongings ready for the move. In spite of this, you may find that you will need to store some of your belongings in a storage facility for some time due to several reasons. Usually, one of the things you should consider is the duration that your furniture will stay in the storage. Perhaps, there are…

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Different Factors To Consider When Choosing The Right Storage Solution For Your Furniture

Different Factors To Consider When Choosing The Right Storage Solution For Your Furniture Perhaps you have moved to a new house and your belongings do not fit in the new house, or you are planning to sell your house and you need to keep your furniture somewhere to allow for viewing of the house. It is hard to deny that your search for an appropriate storage for your furniture can be daunting especially where you are planning an urgent move .The question that should get you moving is, how can you choose a storage unit which aligns with your needs?…

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How To Prepare Your Furniture For Storage (Protect Against Moisture, Dust, Rodents, Etc)

How To Prepare Your Furniture For Storage (Protect Against Moisture, Dust, Rodents, Etc) Moving to a new home with furniture can be quite challenging, stressful and hectic. With the right preparation, you can move successfully with your furniture. However, choosing a reliable storage company to keep your furniture is also a factor that you should consider especially if moving to a far distance to stay for a short period. One of the concerns that you can have as you prepare for a move is the possibility of finding your furniture in the right condition when you come back for them….

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How To Save On Post-Moving Storage Fees

How To Save On Post-Moving Storage Fees Moving under budgetary constraints can leave you exhausted. The best part is that at the end of it all, you get your belongings transported from your current place to a new residence. With proper planning, you can avoid the pitfall of overspending. When looking to hire movers, do your research carefully. Ask for quotes from several movers whose services you deem useful. At the same time, negotiate the price or look for companies offering off-season discounts. On successful translocation, you may need storage services to take care of excess belongings that do not…

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Comparing The Different Storage Options Available

Comparing The Different Storage Options Available Despite its tiresome nature, moving is an exciting experience. Think of all the new experiences you will encounter. A new house, shopping malls, restaurants, and neighbors await you on arrival. Moving day beckons way before you can indulge in all these. Whether the decision was because of new job placement or making a fresh start, the chances are that you are going to need storage services. Before renting the space, you should research on options available in your locality. Here are some of the most common ones. Self-storage In this option, you get an…

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Top 5 Reasons Why People Put Their Furniture In Storage After Moving

Top 5 Reasons Why People Put Their Furniture In Storage After Moving With your children almost completing college, you may wish to keep safe the furniture they no longer use and hand over to them later. Moreover, soon after moving, unutilized furniture may clutter your new house. Instead of taking the items to the garage or basement, they are much better off in a storage facility. After moving to a new neighborhood, you need the space and time to put everything in its place and settle down. As you do so, the furniture you hold dear remains safe and in…

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Common Furniture Items Put In Storage After Moving

Common Furniture Items Put In Storage After Moving Storage renting is always an ideal choice during the chaotic moving period. Whether your destination is a new home or you are heading to a distant land on a humanitarian mission, finding a place to keep extra belongings is essential. Based on your projections, there are things you may not want to go into a moving truck. Furniture items usually form the bulk of the stuff you have at home. From your living room to the bedroom, there is furniture everywhere. Upon completing a move, the task of unpacking and arranging items…

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How To Tell That You Need Post-Moving Storage Services

How To Tell That You Need Post-Moving Storage Services Relocation time is not always something you can look forward to. The day you start planning is when you realize the magnanimity of the situation. You look around and wonder how on earth you are going to get all those items packed. After packing one or two moving boxes, you reckon that it may take weeks and tens of cartons. Fortunately, you have been in touch with a few top movers in town and are hopeful of closing the deal on an affordable package. However, you feel that you might need…

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Social Activities That Will Help You Master Your New Town Quick

Social Activities That Will Help You Master Your New Town Quick One of the quickest ways to master a new town you just moved to is to take part in social activities. Most of these activities are not new to you, yet you may have to take others up for the first time. This is one of the easiest and most fun ways to master a new town, and it is also the most involving. Below is a list of social activities you could participate in or take up as you work to master your new town. Jogging:Depending on which…

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10 Important Areas You Need To Know Around Your Neighborhood

10 Important Areas You Need To Know Around Your Neighborhood Moving to a new neighborhood is a stressful process. This is because you are taken from a familiar set-up, to a community where you need to re-acquaint yourself with the environment and the basic amenities. This is a quick guide on the 10 most important areas you need to know around your neighborhood. Gyms:If you are a work-out enthusiast, this should be your first area of interest. Take a drive or walk around your new neighborhood keeping a look-out on establishments that could house a gym. The closer it is…

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How Soon Should You Start Discovering Your New Neighborhood?

How Soon Should You Start Discovering Your New Neighborhood? You have made the move into a new neighborhood and your first instinct as the newbie is to lie low and try to seem invisible. This move may work for a few days but you will soon need to go out there and discover your new surroundings. This is both for your benefit and the benefit of your neighborhood because community thrives on mutually beneficial relationships. So then, how soon should you start discovering your new neighborhood? There are no rules in this game. However, here are some pointers that should…

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Why You Need To Understand Your New Neighborhood Fast

Why You Need To Understand Your New Neighborhood Fast Having made a successful move to a new neighborhood, you should now begin to acquaint yourself with your new surroundings. A neighborhood is a social community that has face-to-face interaction as its top characteristic. It would be therefore almost impossible to rule out this factor. You need to understand your neighborhood fast enough because each neighborhood is different from another. Here are a few reasons why this is important. To foster peaceful living with neighbors:When you go out of your way to meet your new neighbors in your new neighborhood, it…

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How To Deal With Post-Moving Fatigue In Pets

How To Deal With Post-Moving Fatigue In Pets Are you planning to move to a new neighborhood soon? Other than moving your possessions to your new home, your pets will need to be transported too. However, you need to make the necessary preparations to ensure your pets have a pleasant experience, even though fatigue is inevitable. Pet transportation by a vehicle can be problematic especially if they are not used to being moved or being in an enclosed space. Other than being tired, pets can get sick when they are in a moving vehicle. Sometimes the pet may overreact when…

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How To Deal With Post-Moving Fatigue In Older People

How To Deal With Post-Moving Fatigue In Older People Moving with older people is not only stressful but also challenging –they need a lot of care and attention so that you can get them to destination without much stress. It is important to ensure that such people are as comfortable as possible before and during the move to reduce the chances of them experiencing post-moving fatigue. Hiring a mover can help you make the moving preparations and execution quite easy for you and your family members. Before you even think of moving with older people, here are reliable tips to…

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Contributing Authors

Joe Webster

Joe WebsterJoe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing. After college, he started his career in the…
 

Amanda Williams

Amanda WilliamsAmanda Williams is a mother, an author, and entrepreneur. Her pastimes include the San Diego Padres, anything and everything Disney related, reading for pleasure, running for fun, family trips to Sea World, the San Diego…
 

Neal Kearney

Neal KearneyGraduating from UCSC with a Bachelor's Degree in history, Neal has been an avid writer since childhood and loves writing about anything from automobiles or motorcycles to surfing. Neal has gotten quite a bit of…
 

Angela Caito

Angela CaitoAngela Caito wants to live in a world where love is prevalent, her children are happy, and her waist stays thin no matter how many Oreos she eats. She loves hiking, sailing, surfing, camping and…
 

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