Followthese strategies and you'll build yourself a home rather than a house ...

1. Mix old andnew

Styling your home doesn't meanall new all the time. A well-executed eclectic home contains layers of personalitems such as heirlooms, treasures from travel and well-loved vintage pieceswith a story to tell.

Don't be too precious aboutadding and subtracting décor items: repositioning or repurposing items canrefresh your space without you having to spend large amounts.

Mel Chesneau from Styled Canvasis a huge fan of vintage items. "They are the perfect way to bring someindividually to a home. To me, the best way to show it off is by teaming it upwith a contemporary lamp or another piece of modern furniture."

2.Don't follow trends

It's easy to get trapped intobuying into the latest homeware trends, and with the abundance of low-costproduct splashed across magazines and blogs, we often make knee jerk purchasesfor instant satisfaction.

Making considered purchases,researching products and not filling your space with 'fast' homewares (thinkfast fashion) means that you will have a more sustainable and satisfying space.

Remember that Rome wasn't builtin a day, and making a plan for a well-considered interior avoids a home filledwith meaningless purchases.

3.Ignore what's hot and what's not

Being confident in your ownstyle is much like being comfortable in your own self.

We often associate our homeswith who we are – so relax and enjoy your home, and make changes that suit yourlifestyle and family. It's easy to get wrapped up in thinking about resalevalue, but if your home is loved and lived in this becomes its most valuableasset, no matter how long you intend to live there.

4.Feng Shui your space

Feng Shui is the art andscience of organising your space to maximise positive energy. Originating inancient China, Feng Shui can be applied to modern living - its principlesgravitate around how a space is used, for instance keeping work and livingareas separate, and placement of furniture to allow free and uninhibitedmovement.

Having a tidy, organised homewill result in feelings of calm and relaxation. It's also key to fix brokenitems and discard unused items or anything that evokes unhappy memories.

5.Tackle one room at a time

If you are considering arenovation or a refresh of your décor, tackle one room at a time. Start aproject board and a file for each room to ensure style consistency, butconsider each room as its own entity. Considering the position and function ofa room are the best starting points for a successful design strategy.

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Denamerikanske Kongressen har implementert et mandat angaenderevisjon av forsikringspremier, som resulterer i ekstra byrde for bolig underNational flom forsikring Program.

 

Programmet tilsynelatende har USD 24 milliarder i gjeldog kunne ikke lenger folge med kontingent pa grunn av subsidier i bonuser ogutgifter pa orkaner Sandy og Katrina. Forsikring priser er na ventes a oke medom lag 10% per ar mens overpris spenner fra USD 25-250 er ogsa beregnet. Og formange Broadkill bolig, de avbrytes effektivt ut noen fordel fra strandenrenourishment prosjekt.

 

Medlem av den statlige radgivende komiteen som driverhavet stiger studier innrommet at stranden utvide pa Broadkill selvfolgelig gjordet mer behagelig, men ikke til huseiere som er ute til betydelig hoyere flomforsikring priser.

 

Dessverre kom dette i en tid nar den foderaleregjeringen er utfasing av flom forsikring subsidier for nesten en millionamerikanere som bor i lavland samfunn. I henhold til regjeringen AnsvarlighetOffice har forsikring programmet bare tilstrekkelige midler til a betale gjeldrenter.

 

En losning pa lavere forsikring priser vil vaere a gjoremasse oppussing pa samfunnets strukturer for a sette dem pa hoyere hoyde. Gjorslike oppgraderinger standarden i en kystomradet vil redusere sannsynlighetenfor dem a bli skadet av oversvommelser.

 

Tre ar etter Superstorm sandstranden rammet omradet,fant en studie av Army Corps of Engineers ut at omradene som overlevd angrephar en felles faktor--sanddyner og brede strender. Dette i sin tur forte mangetil a opprette beskyttende sanddyner og utvide utarmet strender.

 

Mentjenestemenn fra Delaware og FEMA (Federal sosialtjenestene)har vaert oppfordret regjeringen til a revurdere ideen om at renourishedstrender kan redusere potensialet i storm og oversvommelse. De hevdet at slikemenneskeskapt strender er likevel sannsynlig a vaske bort lett.

 

Keeley Consulting Groupytterligere observert at andre kystomradene er gradvis grotting i like pa grunnav den naturlige geologiske prosessen kalles innsynkning. Angivelig, dumpingmer sand for a utvide strendene er ikke til a kutte den uunngaelige okningen avflom forsikringspremier.

 

En manager fra Department of Natural Resources og miljokontrollbemerket at slikt prosjekt som Broadkill er bare en midlertidig losning som deter ingen sikkerhet som en storre strand vil virkelig siste.

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