by Super User
in Blog

Foolproof Ways to Secure Your New Home

Homes are often not built with the utmost security in mind. They are comfortable, inviting and appealing, but fail miserably when they need to keep burglars and trespassers at bay. So, I hate to spoil the fun, but your new home might have some loopholes you need to address. The good news is that there are many inexpensive and effective tactics to help you pull it off. You can protect your family and precious belongings without going out of your way. Here are some essential measures to beef up your safety.

Reinforce windows

One problem area to focus on comes in the form of windows. Those on the first story are the favorite entry point for burglars. Then again, basement and second-story windows can be used as well, which is to say you should not neglect them. The main issue is that the latches that come with them tend to be flimsy and ineffective. You are better off investing in new locks and key-operated levers. Likewise, you might want to add laminated or tempered glass as another layer of protection.

Invest in a security system

A fully-fledged security system takes your security to the next level. There are many smart setups that include video surveillance, alarms, motion sensors and other components. Of course, the type of system you should get depends on factors such as your budget and the risk level in the area. For instance, a high-end system might be overkill for a low-crime neighborhood. Besides, it has been proven that even fake cameras and alarms serve as effective deterrents.

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Selling your Home in Northland
by Super User
in Blog

Preparing Your Home For Sale

Here's some great tips to help you prepare your home for sellinghome appraisal

First impressions really do count and that’s why it’s important that you thoroughly prepare your home for sale. We've pulled together this handy list which points out things potential buyers are most likely to notice. Walk around your home and take an objective look at everything in it – put yourself in the buyers' shoes

In general

  • Clean everything
  • Flowers are a nice touch
  • Eliminate clutter wherever possible as this creates the impression of spaciousness

Kitchen

  • The kitchen is often considered the most important room of the house, pay particular attention to the cleanliness, layout and storage
  • Make sure all appliances are spotless, odour-free and in good working condition
  • Polish chrome surfaces
  • Fix any dripping taps, loose cabinet hardware, and outdated or inefficient light fittings
  • Tidy out drawers and cabinets

Living and dining areas

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Kitchen Lighting Types and Designs
by Super User
in Blog

Contemporary Kitchen Remodel

A Harmonious Marriage of Style and Function 

The kitchen is so much more than just a room where you go to prepare and eat your meals. It’s also the place where the entire family gets together at least once every day and, aside from sharing a deliciously prepared meal, share their stories and events of the day that is soon to be behind them. Precisely because of that, every kitchen is a special place and, as such, deserves a special treatment when it comes to style. So, if you’re planning on remodelling your kitchen, here are some interesting ways you can bring together both style and function and tie them in the holy matrimony.

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Show the floors some love

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