Design inspiration: photos in focus

There is charm and a strange unworldly power in them. The photos are the pieces of our lives. They save the memories of our most flawlessly happy times. Remember the black and white one of the wedding of your grandparents that was nearly torn, but saved in an old frame that was falling apart. Remember how this photo stayed on the fireplace of your grandparents’ house and how your granny passionately told you the story of their love, their sorrows and their joys, million times, whenever you visited that house. Remember the photo of you as a baby, when you first went home, remember the easy and kind smile of your mom and the undisguised happiness in your father’s eyes. Remember the first photo of you and your one and only beloved on that beach when you were too happy to think how you look like and today it’s a pleasure to see this moment of pure bliss.

The photos are emotions on paper and bring you enthralling sensations, so have them at your house.

Your home is a reflection of your dreams, you future and your past and having your most incredible moments hanged on the walls of your house will make it more personal, more you, more delightful.

Design inspiration2In frames

That is maybe the easiest part. Have beautiful frames with even more beautiful photos in them and arrange them all over the house: in the bedrooms, in the living rooms in the hallway. Every time you walk and look around you will enjoy a different moment of your life and these little simple things will make you feel uniquely fortunate to have what you have now.

Or without frames

This is a really popular designing solution now. Hang them around without even putting them into frames. You need only photos in a bigger size and some desire to arrange them beautifully around your home.

On your desk

This sounds like cliché, but where you work, you need some inspiration and motivation most of the time, because no matter how much you adore your job, there always comes a moment, when you simply want to give up and go on an island with no one, just so you can be at ease and relax once and for all in your life. But if you have a photo from your last trip to Abu Dhabi, every time you look at it, you will think of the amazing holiday you had and the even more delightful ones that are about to come. Life is nice, you just needed a reminder.

In albums 

You have rented the property you live in and no matter how much you want to make it more homey and cozy with some photos, you are thus risking your security deposit and you simply don’t want to say good-bye to this money yet. However, this is not a problem at all, because you can still arrange all your photos in an album and then put it on the coffee table in the living room, where everyone who comes by will be able to relish it.

You are buying a new home? Better look at these

It is finally about time – you will leave that rented small home you lived for since you graduated from the university and you are looking for a place – bigger, better, more convenient and more you. And now you are in two minds, because you are not sure where it should be and how should it look like and so on and on. Indeed there are some things that are determining and you should not be too enthusiastic or too emotional.

Choosing a new home to buy, because of it sentimental value only, it is really not the best idea, you should consider everything well and find best decision that will suit your needs and your desires.

And while you are making research and you are meeting different real estate agents, visiting diverse houses and getting advice from your friends and family members, you should definitely take a look at these. Continue Reading

What is the cost of end of tenancy cleaning?

At the end of your rental, you will most likely be obliged to perform end of tenancy cleaning in order to get the apartment ready for the new tenants. Although there are still some places where you may not be required to do the cleaning, the majority of landlords have included this clause in their tenancy contracts. End of tenancy cleaning is not optional and if not done properly can cost a tenant their security deposit.

There are two ways to deal with this

There are two ways to deal with this cleaning and they are to clean the property yourself or to hire a professional company to do it for you. Years ago, hiring professional help would have cost you an arm and a leg but today, due to the huge competition amongst these cleaning companies, you can find cheap and perfectly executed end of tenancy cleaning service.Continue Reading

Why you should choose a professional end of tenancy cleaning agency in London

Living in a rented property comes with many conditions, one of them being the end of tenancy cleaning. If it happens that you overlook this obligation then you are risking the partial or full loss of your deposit. Landlords are particularly strict when it comes to end of tenancy cleaning in London. They allow tenants to do their own cleaning however they much prefer to have a professional company do it in order to achieve the best results. Landlords have to rent their properties out perfectly clean, bacteria and germ free so the new tenants enter a nice, fresh and clean home.

Landlords carry with them a comprehensive checklist when they are ready to check the cleanliness of the property.

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Recommendation for buying a house in London

Just before you also pick up a paper and begin checking out ads of houses for sale, I would certainly suggest that you develop a suggested regular monthly spending plan, and choose specifically how much you can pay for to buy your home monthly. For the majority of people, it’s the monthly payment that matters, not the real prices. As soon as you have actually created an amount to go towards real estate, break that quantity into it’s various components.

This need to include quantities for:

  • Tax obligations
  • Home owners insurance coverage
  • Passion & principal on your new loan
  • Energies
  • Organization fees/Common charges
  • Upkeep
  • Repairs allocation

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You cleaned your home perfectly, but didn’t you miss these?

No matter if it is a normal regular clean-up or the important end of tenancy cleaning, you are done now and you believe that your home looks absolutely stunning and is flawlessly cleaned. But what have you done indeed? The traditional vacuum-cleaning and the dust removal. Yeah, you cleaned the bathroom and the kitchen. You even spent some time taking care of the oven, though not long ago you hired one of the professional London’s cleaners for a deep clean-up and it is still shining. Ok, I admit, you made some efforts and this is commendable. However, I think that what you have done is too superficial and you have to be that naïve to believe that it is enough. Well, nothing is that easy and I bet that you haven’t cleaned these, but if you do strive for greatness, do not give up, but keep on learning.Continue Reading

The most useful cleaning tips and tricks

As long as we live in beautifully designed and arranged houses, we will be interested in every possible home maintenance trick. And in fact this whole cleaning thing is not that annoying, tiring and unpleasant, if you are doing it right and you are achieving enthralling results. Try these simple solutions indeed:

Create a routine

It better be a daily one, but a weekly routine wouldn’t be that bad as well. Make a proper plan and stick to it. Make sure that the main tasks like vacuum-cleaning, dust removal, windows washing and a deep bathroom clean-up would be all on the list, but add some that fit your needs as well.

Find motivation

This is maybe the hardest thing ever. But just think of something. It can be a prize you will get when you complete the clean-up like a date night with your spouse, or you can simply invite guests and your desire to show your home in the best condition possible will make you clean like a pro.

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Nail-polish on your carpet. Could it get worse?

You are having that magical girly afternoon at home and you are indulging yourself and everything is nice and you feel perfectly, you are polishing your nails and listening to music and a friend of yours has come and you are talking and chilling and then you turn around and somehow the red nail polish is all over your carpet and you are wondering what should you do now, for God sake? This is a total disaster and you believe that your carpet could never ever look nice again and this red stain will ruin your end of tenancy cleaning and thus you will fail the inspection as well. Yeah, all these thoughts go through your mind in only a couple of seconds and you are so shocked that you could not even move from where you are now.Continue Reading

How to use guest blogging successfully for SEO?

As the statement that guest blogging is dead turned out to be totally untrue, many people started believing that it is a more than easy marketing solution, which does not require some more knowledge, education or skills. They thought that creating a few blogs and posting some articles on a mediocre level with links that are intrusive and annoying, is completely enough for the SEO and in only a couple of weeks they will be able to enjoy some impressive results. Well, they couldn’t be more deluded than this, because as the guest blogging is indeed not dead and is more useful than ever, it is still a tricky task that can be well-done almost by professionals only.

The content

The first thing is its originality. Every article that is not 100% original is totally useless for SEO. However, not everybody can write a text, which will indirectly include some marketing and which will be on a high level as well. That is why you better not try doing it by yourself, but rely on one of those agencies which offer to write a post instead of you.

The links

And as the article is all ready, an important thing to know is that its main goal must not be the link. It should come naturally and lightly and it must not be intrusive. I know that it is the most crucial part of this marketing method, but make sure that you won’t overdo.

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The beaches in Halkidiki are second to none in Europe

You want to buy a house at the seaside, because you want to spend more time there: enjoying the tranquility and the waves, the picturesque views, the beautifully blue sea that reflects the even more azure sky. You want not only to go there in the summer, because you like not only the sunbathing part of the holiday, you want to wake up on an easy Sunday autumn morning, to go out of the bed with your blanket because it’s too cold yet, to go on the balcony or in the garden and to see it there – the sea, not so calm as in the summer, a little bit rough, reminding you of the power of the nature, bringing you the feeling that you could not be alone in a place like this. You want a house that will bring you sensation and a wonderful magnificent beach just in front of it. And when we are talking about the best beaches in Europe, the ones on the Greek peninsula Halkidiki are definitely on the top of the charts. But what makes all the others less perfect?

Adriatic and Mediterranean seas

These ones here are almost perfect. Both of the seas are situated in the south part of Europe and that makes them perfect for summer holidays and some trips in the other seasons as well, because there the weather is never too cold. Unfortunately, however, there are far too many cliffs and we can hardly call these shores beaches. Yeah, they are flawlessly beautiful and you can sit on the balcony of your house 2 km away from the sea on a hill and relish the view, but it’s not the same at all. The few beaches with fine sand, however, are so populated and noisy that they have lost all their charm.

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