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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

Must-have Furniture Pieces for your Bedroom

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The part of the house where we retreat to get relaxation and enough needed rest at the end of the day is the bedroom.  A clean, clutter-free and fully equipped sleeping quarter eases and enhances physical and mental health as well. Investing in quality furniture pieces will not only make your sanctuary look fabulous and functional but it can also have a positive effect on your general health. A well rested body and mind can carry out day to day tasks properly.   Photo credits:  http://flic.kr/p/fh3YsY It is important to select the right bedroom furniture that suits your individual needs and style. The following are suggested essential furniture pieces for your bedroom. A comfortable bed The bed is the main bedroom furniture that needs more focus and attention. The bed frame must be sturdy to last for years. The size also matters; a queen size is good enough for a couple. A good and comfortable memory foam mattress will help you get a comfortable and rejuvenatin

Classic Dining Rooms From Around the World

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The heart of any home is truly its dining room. This is the room where the family gathers around the table with loved ones to eat a delicious meal, and make lasting memories. If you need some inspiration for decorating and furnishing the heart of your home, take some design cues from some of these great dining rooms from across the globe. Holyrood Palace Dining_Room by Saffron Blaze - commons.wikimedia.org Mountain Splendor The dining room at Yosemite Lodge at the Falls, in California's Yosemite National Park is set in the picturesque backdrop of nearby Yosemite Falls. The natural waterworks tower over the lodge at a height of nearly 2,500 feet. The custom wood furniture, with its warm orange hues, perfectly complements the lodge's interior design of exposed beams and wood walls stretching towards the ceiling. Bright windows, left unadorned without curtains, let in plenty of natural light. Chairs are simple and sturdy, and evoke feelings of the mission style of d