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Quartz Vs Granite Countertops

Kitchen Improvements
When you are looking to renovate the kitchen it can be difficult to decide on the best surface for the countertop. Some of the most appealing choices include the granite and quartz materials. Both of these give great durability and can look beautiful when professionally install in the home. Many homeowners have a preference for stone for a variety of reasons, such as the unique look with plenty of patterns and colors. Quartz is a man-made material that is made to closely resemble the natural stone look and is seeing significant growth in popularity. Granite is a completely natural type of stone and is rated as one of the finest choices to use when updating the home.Here is an overview of the differences between the man-made quartz and natural granite:AppearanceSimilar to most types of mate...

7 Tips to Make Your House Extra Clean

Cleaning Tips and Tools
Are you ready to walk that extra mile and make your house super clean? Yes, it's easier said than done, but once you see your home as clean as you have always dreamt, you would want it to stay that way forever. Of course one of the ways to have your house cleaned without unnecessary hassle is by hiring professional cleaning services. An experienced maid would come once or twice a week and do all the cleaning on your behalf. Still, it does not mean you should neglect your house cleaning duties. Here are a few useful tips that will save you time and help you optimise the process:Make your all-purpose cleaner - this cleaning recipe can make almost every surface glowing. It's incredibly simple; just mix 4 tbsp. of baking soda with 1-quart warm water. Use a sponge and wipe all kinds of dirt aro...

6 Things to Keep in Mind Before Hiring a Plumber

Plumbing
If you live in an old home, you may have to deal with plumbing issues from time to time. You may have a clogged drain or a leaky faucet. Or you may need to change a pipe or install a sink. Even if you can get the small projects done on your own, you will still need the services of a professional plumber to fix the big issues. Here are a few tips to hire the right plumber.1. LicenseMake sure you hire a licensed, insured and bonded plumber. Usually, their license number is visible on their vehicles and advertisement boards. Genuine and qualified plumbers are always licensed. Make sure you hire a plumber from a reputable and trust worthy contractor.2. ExperienceDon't just hire a plumber just because he is licensed. What matters the most is the experience of the professional. Make sure you hir...

The History of Self Storage and Where It Is Now

Storage Garage
Although it's incredibly popular all over the world, self storage is still a relatively new concept - especially to the UK. It started to emerge in America in the 1950s and the first unit was opened in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in 1958. Quickly catching on and becoming incredibly popular, the original company which is owned by the Collum family now boasts an incredible 53,000 units across the USA.Finally arriving in the UK in the 1980s, it is thought that there are now more than 1,000 self storage facilities in the UK with a combined floor space of over 30 million square feet. According to the trade body for the UK self storage industry, the Self Storage Association, there are 815 recognised facilities across the country. However, this figure is actually likely to be higher once small, priv...