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:


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: Top 6 Things To Do After Getting Your New House

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Buying your own house is the ultimate adulting goal. Whether you prefer a charming 2-bedroom flat in the city or an exquisite beach house in Friendship Creek in Delaware, nothing is more rewarding than being able to purchase your own property. Making the final preparations before your moving day make it all the more exciting. But this can also be a chaotic and stressful time. Keeping a checklist of all the things that needs to get done is a must. This will make the transition as seamless and smooth as possible for you and the family.

Here is a list of the top things you need to do after sealing the deal in your new house:

Organize your closing documents

First and foremost, you need to organize and secure documents related to your latest purchase. Make copies of your purchasing and closing documents from St Albert real estate and keep them safe in a storage or a filing cabinet. Create digital copies of your papers and store them in an online storage like iCloud or Google Drive. Contact the local property record office to check that your recent deed has been officially filed.

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Change the locks

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a child-friendly home

I did mention awhile back that our house is not really that conducive to raising my almost-two year old baby. This house was more than 2-decades-and-more in age that a lot of its parts, mostly the wood bits, particularly the kitchen cabinets, are peeling + dilapidated. I try to observe precautions of course, + tried harder to steer Jared away from the areas where he might touch something dirty, or worse, hurt himself.

If I would have my way, I’d have this house renovated as promptly as possible. I’d have new kitchen cabinet doors installed and have entire house fumigated to rid it of insects and what-nots. + don’t let me start with the bathroom! If I could, I’d have it entirely overhauled, replace the wall and kitchen tiles with a more kid-friendly alternative and get a new toilet bowl. Maybe I’d also have a new sink + a couple of Bathroom Vanity mirrors installed. It would delight Jared to see himself whilst he bathe, am sure ūüėČ

Alas, since I am jobless + cannot shell out enough bucks for house renovation, I guess I’ll just have to stick with the precautionary measures to keep my son safe for the time being, until we saved enough to afford one, or until I won the lottery so I can buy a new house or I can always keep Jared occupied with his toys (much like in the photo above) ūüėČ

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