There are a lot of customary and superstitious beliefs when it comes to buying spaces. This is dependent on which country you are. However there are other countries that adapt these beliefs and practice these constantly. Buyers even consult experts in fields of feng shui to ensure that good luck, prosperity and wealth will dominate their space. Nevertheless, it is always wise to take a look around different spaces prior to buying. Location and accessibility should be highly considered. People who are looking for commercial spaces should check around prior to settling where they will put up their business. Housing spaces are also flourishing these days giving people a lot of option. Those who are in a tight budget should consider the price of the space prior to buying. The space of an apartment or commercial space should also be checked as this will serve as a long term good investment.
Let’s say for example you and your partner are pad-hunting, and have found a gorgeous apartment. Bravo! You love it for the possibilities all this space offers you, he or she loves it because of the gorgeous view and the fantastic sunsets in store. Both of you are thrilled with the prospect of signing on the dotted line and officially calling this Home Sweet Home – however, what does it say for you luck-wise?
Some people are mindful of the feng shui of a place before they fully decide to buy or move into a place. Feng shui is an ancient Chinese geomancy that is believed to enhance the quality of life via the flow of Qi, or Chi. Qi or Chi is what translates into life forse and luck, and some believers are very attentive to what this says for them. Features of a home such as wooden beams above doors, the position of a bed vis-à-vis a window, or even where you decide to place your aquarium all have an effect in feng shui.
Last post, we focused on the importance of taking your handy carpenter’s measuring tool with you when shopping for a new living space. For today, we’ll focus on giving the pad a very thorough see-through before purchasing.
When you’re looking to buy an apartment, there are a lot of points to consider and scrutinize. As mentioned earlier, we covered measuring the space in our last post. Other points to inspect are just as important, and will help you determine if this apartment is worth your time and hard-earned money:
- Ventilation – Does your apartment allow fresh air and breezes to travel in and out? Is healthy air circulating through your apartment? Good ventilation ensures the air in your apartment is dry and pleasant, and prevents the build-up of mold.
- Drainage – Are all the pipes in order? Are any pipes in need of repair or replacement? Are the bathroom materials sturdily-made or roughshod?
So, you’re shopping for an apartment, and want to make sure this is going to be a good investment. Perhaps you want to buy an apartment to live in, or maybe see purchasing a pad as a viable source of passive income for yourself in the future. Either way, buying an apartment is a good investment early on, as long as you know what to look for in a good investment.
First off, you’ll probably want to bring a measuring tape or a carpenter’s retractable ruler with you when you go shopping. Knowing how big the space is is a very important aspect. If you were to live in it, would it be too small for you, or too big for you? Looking at the measurements of the place, how many people would be able to live comfortably here with all their stuff? A bachelor? A single lady? A couple, pets included? A family? Will the place be easy to clean? These are just some questions you’ll need to ask yourself.
We’re less than half an hour away from 2013, and many households all over the planet are a-buzz with preparations to ring in the new year. Tantalizing smells are wafting from different kitchens all over the planet, busy-bodies are either out shopping for the evening feast or sending heart-felt greetings to loved ones and friends.
One equally important aspect of preparing a home for the new year is cleaning! Have you started your cleaning routine yet? If not, let’s get your clean on.
It’s always a good idea to start with the bathroom. Make sure to scrub the soap residue not only off tile surfaces, but also on tile grouts and metal fixtures. Make sure to also clean your porcelain pieces, and disinfect them well. Never leave the bathroom entirely wet, as this can breed bacteria and undo all your hard work. Try to sop up the excess wetness with a squeezable mop or a chamois.
Dust the corners of your living space; if you have a vacuum cleaner, make sure to get all those hard-to-reach areas with the finer tips that come with your device. Don’t forget to vacuum over fabric surfaces such as a sofa, a carpet, and others. After Vacuuming, sweep smooth surfaces with a broom to catch anything else the vacuum cleaner may have missed.
Put all things in their proper place, toss scraps and other things that call for tossing. Air out your sheets, open your windows wide, and welcome the new year with a clean home and peace of mind!
Congratulations! You are now the proud owner of a spacious, classy loft apartment. Give yourself a pat on the back for making a great choice. You have every intention of making this a warm, welcoming home, and it will take every shred of creativity in your to do it. Are you game?
1) Mobiles! Having a second floor means having a low ceiling on the first floor to hang your mobiles from. Mobiles are also a fun way to experiment with balance, color, material and design. If you love working with paper, consider making an origami paper crane mobile. You can opt to use brightly-colored or traditional Japanese-print paper. Wooden sticks, or metal rods? You decide.
2) Wall hangings a-plenty. The wall beside the stairs is a great place to hang your framed pictures, tapestries, and other wall hangings from, as they can also serve as great conversation starters. If you love books, why not install shelves along the stairs to show off your prized tomes?
3) Paper garlands for bannisters. The rails and bannisters leading up tot he second floor can serve as a place to put cheerful garlands on. Whether it’s a “happy birthday” made of paper letters, colorful cardboard dots glued on a line, or even vivid-colored Papel Picado, they’re sure to add a lot of personality to your sweet home.
Lofts are on one of the most fun and challenging spaces to decorate. Lofts are known to have high ceilings and large spaces. It originated from Paris where it was used as art galleries perfect for hanging paintings. It then transitioned to being a popular home.It is very unique and contemporary. Here are some tips to making your loft a great living space! Steps to a dream home:
Determine the size of your place and think of how you can divide it. Dividing the space should be based on your needs. The division can be done with the use of furniture. Choosing a color palette is also important. This is somehow another way to divide the space. You can use bright colors in the living room and tone it down to a less vibrant color. Adding metal to lofts make it more modern. It’s a good idea to add stainless steel stuff in your kitchen. Another good trick is investing on storage. Put a lot of shelves and hang stuff. A loft is better if it is kept neat.
The many foreclosures that have swept millions of people off the map, literally have been going on since last year when the housing market bubble collapsed. Burgeoned by the worsening economy, they continue to this day, but experts say it’s beginning to level off, as well as the levels of home prices which is good and can signal the coming of the end of the recession. Many people have been buying foreclosed homes only to find out they have many pit-falls only becoming evident when they actually get into the home. From the hidden damage to the devaluation that the specific property has suffered, all these tax heavy upon unsuspecting home buyers who continue to gobble up properties, left by their former owners, victim of foreclosures or many other economic factors. Read the rest of this entry »
The housing market information is showing that for the month of March, the housing market seems to going uphill which has many hoping that it is the sign they are waiting fro that would signify the turn-around of the economy they’ve been waiting for in a long long time. Since the market collapsed last year, the figures have been discouraging and a continuous slide was the norm. The US economy and the rest of the world suffered greatly as the economy slowed and the housing market Read the rest of this entry »
People with second homes who are finding it difficult to maintain their primary home not to mention a second home they are now finding difficult to sell at their purchase price. Home sales are falling, following trends on wall street where financial markets are on a roller coaster ride, edging ever closer to the lowest levels in many years. The economic recession is taking a hard bite at the economy with more and more people facing foreclosure, they are selling properties for a fraction of their value last year just to make ends meet. Medium level families had the rug pulled under them resulting in bankruptcy and many forms are also facing the same fate.
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