Tips for making the perfect man cave

For most men he idea of a man cave to which they can escape is a dream, but not a reality. Sure, for the single man who lives alone it is easy – the whole house is essentially a man cave. But for the married man or gent who is in a long-term relationship the man cave is almost always an unattainable ideal, no matter how tolerant the wife is. But there are ways to make the dream come true. It will probably require a bit of effort and planning…

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Making your bed the best on earth

It might sound like a strange thing to say, but there is more to bedding than meets the eye. There is a big difference between an ordinary bed and one where a conscious effort has been made to add comfort and style. And it is not about throwing more continental pillows and scatter cushions onto the bed, like so many hotels seem to think is he way to go, it is about the attention to detail and the little things that really make a difference. So, if you are looking…

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Tips for fixing up your industrial property

For many years, property investors were focussed on buying residential lots, fixing them up and them selling them for a handsome profit. Then came the rise of commercial property investment with landlords looking to make use of the higher rentals achievable for commercial rent. More recently industrial properties have become the focus of investors with their hybrid revenue opportunities proving attractive. In short, industrial properties tend to offer good rentals, but they also tend to have scope for fixing up and renovating and then reselling. So, if the industrial space…

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Making property alterations cost-effective

For many people who own property it is a very frustrating experience. Having shelled out a whole lot of cash to buy a place and to get a foot onto the property ladder, it ends up with there being no money left to turn the house or apartment into the place of dreams. Quite simply, having extended yourself to the limit with a bond and legal fees, there is no scope left to make the alterations or changes that you want. Or is that really the case? Granted, alterations can…

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Five ideas to make your house more eco-friendly

In the era of global warming and rapidly declining natural resources like fossil fuels, it is very important that we start to think ecologically smart when we are kitting out our houses. As the saying goes, think global, act local. And thinking local starts at home where there are a lot of simple changes that you can make which will have a major impact on the world. Well, maybe not if you are the only person doing them, but if every household started doing it then we really would be…

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Four simple ways to improve your office environment

Is your place of work a little staid and uninspiring? Chances are that the answer to that question is β€˜yes’ because there are way too many offices that are so focused on the work that they forget to focus on the work environment. And that is okay for a while, but an ugly and uncomfortable work space eventually gets on top of the people working there with disastrous results. Productivity drops, absenteeism rises and staff turnover increases. It is surprising how much an effect the work space has on the…

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Simple tips to help your property hold its value

If you own a house or a property you obviously want it to grow in value and worth, especially if your long-term goal is to sell it for a profit. Naturally you also want to do this without having to spend a fortune. The reality is that making major changes and alteration to a property, while certainly adding value, can also be very expensive. But what can you do to ensure that the property holds its value without spending fortunes. Here are a few tips and thoughts to help you…

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Selling your development made easy

Buying land, developing it and then selling the resulting apartments is a great recipe for those with building know how and skills. Or for that matter for anyone in the associated industries like architecture, law, financing or even engineering. But the truth of the matter is that those are the easy parts of the process. The real key to success in the property game comes in the sales and marketing department. Because the truth is that being able to build a high-quality block of apartments is quite easily done –…

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