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6 Simple Ways to Save Money at Home

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  With the economy being what it is, people are more conscious about their expenses. The last thing you want to be doing is spending money on things that are not essential. There are simple ways to save money at home, which can cut down your bills significantly. Use energy-efficient appliances If possible, buy energy-efficient appliances such as washing machines and dryers that have lower water and energy consumption levels. These will help save energy and thus money over time because they consume less electricity than their non-efficient counterparts do. Consider replacing your old refrigerator with an energy-efficient refrigerator. You may not be aware of the fact that your fridge is one of the biggest consumers of power in your home. An inefficient refrigerator can use up to 300 kWh per year, which is more than 10% of the total household energy bill. So, it is important to get an efficient one that uses less electricity and saves you money on your electricity bill. Use en

Adding some Class to that Den

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We have all dreamed of having a stately manor with a den that is the envy of all of our friends. A carefully tended fire crackles behind a fireplace mantle carved from beautiful marble which sits beneath a masterfully painted image of the family in their finest clothing. Maybe not quite that extreme, but we can create an elegant feeling without moving to a country estate.  The walls are the first point of interest for this kind of redesign. Off white eggshell walls are not classy. They ring of apartment buildings and bland living spaces. A vermillion hue of some kind or perhaps a royal blue would work beautifully to illicit that feeling of regal design.  The fireplace mantle is next. The fireplace is the centerpiece of any good den and, if you don’t have one, you can buy a realistic faux fireplace. At that point you can build fireplace mantles around these faux fires to complete the illusion. If you don’t have the skills to build one yourself then you can buy one of the pre-fabrica