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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

Design Ideas for Small Living Rooms

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You probably can’t stop pinching yourself to test your lucidity.  It’s because you can hardly believe that you’re not dreaming, that you’re turning the key, unlocking the door to your new pad.  Finally you have a place you can call your own.  Although your living room may seemingly not be big enough to do a decent burpee, you can still do something to make it look spacious and comfortable to move around in. Photo credits:  intarya.com Go glass .  Opt for glass pieces of furniture, as these reflect light, giving off the illusion of space.  And because they’re see-through, it has a barely-there effect to it. Modular matters .  Choose modular types of furniture, such as an L-shaped sofa.  This is something you can fit snugly in a corner of your living room, while still giving enough seating space.

How to Light Your Living Room

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Many times, the lighting in one's home is taken for granted in favor of other decorative elements which seem to have the biggest contribution when it comes to achieving aesthetic satisfaction. It is a more common scenario to see homeowners fuss over new sofas, antique jars and rugs, than over avant-garde lighting fixtures and fancy chandeliers. This is owed perhaps to the limited notion that many people have about the effects of good lighting -- especially in the living room. Why good lighting counts But really, how can lighting be so important? Lighting, as a matter of fact, has a good deal of impact on the sense of wellness of people. Imagine yourself in a dim or dark room in contrast to a well-lit one. Of course you would be able to achieve more with the latter. And according to studies, people who work in well-lit spaces are more organized and are more driven to accomplish tasks because they are less fatigued compared to those who work in dark areas. Too much brigh