When it comes to buying a new home, families look at a number of factors to determine the best place to live. As many as 45% of home buyers surveyed want to live within the boundaries of a particular school or school district; others consider factors like local amenities or have a preference based on the number of bedrooms or bathrooms in a home. Yet one feature in newer neighborhoods is also attracting buyers: the eco-friendliness of a self-sustaining community.
Think you know what it’s like to live in a master-planned community filled with modern homes? Think again. Here are three things you may not have realized about living in a self-sustaining community.
When many people begin working with a home builder to create a new modern home design, they often neglect to research exactly what they want. As a result, they come away with none of the custom features that they may truly desire when buying a new home, and they also may not get the right location for themselves and their families. This is typically the product of a communication breakdown when talking to modern hom Continue Reading →
Although many people view schools as breeding grounds for germs, office spaces can be just as bad. Even though adults are supposed to be better about washing their hands, about 45% of employees have seen their coworkers exit the bathroom without washing their hands. It’s important to make sure that regular office cleaning is getting done, either by employees or a cleaning service. As you probably know, if you work in a cubicle setting or otherwise shared office, if one person gets sick, it’s typical that a wave of illness strikes everyone else in the office. In addition to making sure office surfaces are kept clean, don’t forget about th Continue Reading →
Grab a friend and learn to paint like the masters at Sinto Senior Activity Center’s Van Gogh Paint Party. During the class, an instructor will guide you step by step on how to complete a beautiful painting, giving you suggestions on colors, brushes and paint types while also allowing you enough freedom to make your artwork unique.
Absolutely no experience is necessary and all supplies will be provided, so all you need to bring is your enthusiasm. It’s a great opportunity to spend time with a mother, grandmother or anyone else who would enjoy creating art in a low-key, supportive and festive atmosphere.
The party will start at 5 p.m. on Fri., May 8, and run until 8 p.m. The night costs $45 for Sinto members and $50 for non-members; that includes the instruction, all supplies, a beverage, Continue Reading →
If you struggle to get a good night’s sleep, you’ve probably tried just about anything to change that. If your struggle is just beginning, you may want to try changing your pillow, the temperature of the room, or your diet first. However, if you feel as if you have tried just about everything, it’s probably time to look into purchasing a new bed. This might seem like a tedious task, since there are many beds out there, however, depending upon your needs and your preferences, the decision is easier than you think. Read on for just a few of the types of beds that you can choose from.
Adjustable beds can be tilted into thousands of positions so that you are comfortable for both sleeping and lounging. Fully adjustable Continue Reading →
While reclining in front of the television with TV remote controls in hand has long been a popular form of relaxation, this process has been revolutionized by the introduction of streaming services like Netflix. Unlike your traditional DVD player, these companies allow users to scroll through thousands of movies and shows featured on an internet-based platform. Moreover, now that Netflix and a similar program, Stan, have been brought to Australia, this method of watching television is becoming increasing ubiquitous. However, some Australian critics have mentioned at least one good reason users should hold on to their DVD remote controls and remember their DVD remote control codes: str Continue Reading →
Deciding to buy a custom home rather than an already existing one is the first step to having the perfect home, but it’s probably the easiest decision you’re going to have to make. Beyond that, there are a number of different things you’re going to have to decide on, most of which will have to do with the overall design and details of the home. It can all seem pretty daunting, but you’ll have designer home builders and experts to help you. Here are a few tips for working with them.
1. Ask to look at existing models.
After you find the right designers and builders to work with, one of the first things you should do is look at already built luxury house modelsContinue Reading →
The popular streaming service Netflix has a profound impact on how viewers watch television around the world: for example, shows that the company has produced, like “House of Cards”, have gone on to win Emmys and Golden Globes. Meanwhile, the recent arrival of Netflix in Australia has reportedly changed when and how people in the country use the internet. Given this influence, some viewers likely find it annoying that they can’t simply head straight to the network as soon as they turn on their television, instead of playing around with different buttons and equipment. Fortunately, all remotes may soon be able to do this: a number of news outlets have reported that several brands of television remote controls in Europe will soon include a special Netflix button.
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Spring is upon us, and there’s no better time to begin cleaning out everything that no longer has a place in your life. Old clothing, especially, tends to stick around in closets forever, and often without good reason. No, that garment probably won’t come back in style, and if it hasn’t fit you for the past five years, it probably won’t in the future.
The good news, however, is that there are people who can benefit from donations of clothing, and pre-loved items are A-OK with most charity organizations. But before you get ready to haul your donations to a local charity on your own, consider using a service Continue Reading →
Have you had trouble sleeping lately? Are you frustrated at your inability to get a good night’s sleep or that you’re not waking up feeling refreshed? If so, you’re not alone. The American Sleep Foundation reports that about 2/3 of Americans can’t get sleep that leaves them feeling refreshed when they wake up in the morning. However, getting a good night’s sleep has been linked to memory boosts, living longer, and other positive benefits, so it’s important to take steps to get a good night’s rest. It’s also helpful to note what factors impact your ability to fall asleep and stay in a deep sleep. Some of them are easy fixes, such as changing out a mattress or pillow, while people who have a more difficult time falling asleep may even want to switching to a different kind of bed, such as adjustible beds.
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