Tips + Tricks: 5 Things To Consider When Choosing The Right Flooring For Your Home

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Choosing the best flooring is one important decision to make when building or renovating your home. Proper flooring can either make or break the over-all look and feel of your new or renovated space. Oftentimes, proper flooring can also ensure the safety of people, especially the little children, living in a house.

There are a number of factors to take into consideration in deciding which type of flooring best suits your living area. Here is my list:

Budget

Some types of flooring are more costly compared to others and it is best to set a specific budget for your flooring requirements. This will help you decide on which types of flooring to check out and avoid. Depending on the budget you set, you can either opt for high-end top quality flooring alternatives or choose the more economical ones that are easy on your wallet.

Of course, to give you more value for your money, you can always check more stores to compare prices and be on the lookout for warehouse or outlet sales and carefully time your purchases around them to score bigger discounts.

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Tips + Tricks: 5 Things To Consider When Renovating Your Bathroom

The bathroom is an essential part of the household. This is a place of comfort and relaxation, and for busy mums with small children, it is a space for a little peace and quiet. It goes without saying that you would decide to renovate the bathroom a few times in this lifetime and there is nothing wrong with that. You would want your bathroom space to continue to spark joy and when it doesn’t, it is probably time for a much-needed renovation.

Here are top 5 things you might want to consider when you start planning to renovate your bathroom space:

Make a budget

As bathroom remodelling would entail a considerable expense, it is best that you create a budget for this project to determine the scope of your renovation. Consider the fixture that you might have to add to improve your bathroom, the things you might be able to re-use from your existing set-up, and the numbers of the actual repair and remodelling work that you want to get done.

It would prove helpful if you would also include in your budget calculation a provision for an extra lavatory if there are multiple people who will need to use the bathroom at the same time, or a provision for extra storage to help keep the space spic and span.

Add a bathtub

An important part of bathroom remodelling is deciding to add features to help improve the space or make bathtime even more relaxing. A new bathtub will be a perfect addition to a bathroom remodel. You must decided if you prefer a stand-alone bathtub or you would rather have a bathtub-shower combo, a rather old idea which will work perfectly in tight and smaller bathrooms.

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Money Matters: 3 Effective Ways To Analyze Your Budget

In this hardest of times, making both ends meet is a struggle in itself. This is why it is a must to analyze your budget so you can maximize your spending power, ensure that there is enough budget to spend for needs and wants, and guarantee that money is set aside for important expenses, as well as for emergencies and similar unexpected expenses.

Examining your budget may be challenging, but here are a few effective ways you can practice to effectively analyze your budget:

Compute your monthly income

To analyze and create your monthly budget, you must first compute your regular monthly income. This would include all the funds that are coming in regularly by the end of the month. In case of unfixed or commission-based monthly income, you can compute for the average and include that to make your computation more comprehensive. It is also a must to subtract items like income tax and payables, as well as loans or social security contributions, in order to compute your net income, or the actual funds you receive at the end of the month.

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List down your monthly expenses

In the same manner, you must also list down all your monthly expense to help you set your monthly budget and analyze whether it is enough to cover all your expenses for the month. Your list must include all your fixed expenses, or those that you need to regularly pay each month. This may include rent, car mortgage, school tuition, insurance premiums, and the likes. Variable expenses, on the other hand, are those that may vary from one month to the next and must also be included in your list. Such expenses include gas, groceries, funds for dining out or food takeaway, medical expenses, as well as car maintenance and repair fees.

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