Month: June 2009

Good news for apartment dwellers

Good news for apartment dwellers

Apartment BlockThe introduction of the Multi-unit development Bill is a step in the right direction for apartment living in Ireland. The bill which was introduced last month aims to protect those living in apartment blocks and small housing estates. Under this bill, owners will have a greater say in the running of the property management companies.

The bill also tackles the issue of developers …

Garden & Outdoors
Top tips on how to clean garden decking

Top tips on how to clean garden decking

Garden Decking Garden decking has become very popular and can look great in many gardens but it can also become green, grimy, slippery and plain dirty and ugly after the winter months. However don”t despair you can get it back to the way it once was! There are 3 easy steps to get your decking looking good again and keeping it that it way. What you …

Breathe new life into old furniture

Breathe new life into old furniture

Retro FurnitureThe days of upgrading your sofa with every new interior design fads are well and truly over. It”s time to focus on buying quality classic pieces that won”t get tired by next season i.e. time to give your furniture a facelift without paying the price of an actual facelift!

Reupholstering furniture can be easy and fun. Firstly, find a suitable fabric. Next you need to …

Garden & Outdoors
Apartment Gardening: Grow your own Herbs

Apartment Gardening: Grow your own Herbs

Pot of herbs starting to showMy sticks of herb seeds have start to show! I was becoming doubtful and was thinking they might be a no show but by following my advice of watering well along with the great sunshine we have being having the herbs have started to appear! Just take a look – although I”m not sure which herb is which …

Upward only rent reviews to be banned

Upward only rent reviews to be banned

Smilie Faces of Commercial Lease Holders Good news for all those with Commercial leases as Justice Minister Dermot Ahearn tabled an amendment to the Land and Conveyancing Law Reform Bill yesterday which will see the ban of upwards only rent reviews.

However the change will only apply to new commercial / business leases signed after the new legislation has been passed but it is a welcomed …

Is ammonia safe to use when cleaning?

Is ammonia safe to use when cleaning?

Protection MaskLooking for a safe way to clean your home? Ammonia may make the place look nice and clean but be wary of the toxins that you can”t see. If mixed with bleach, it gives off toxic gases which can be extremely irritating to the eyes and nose, not to mention the internal organs such as the lungs. It is also poisonous and therefore not …

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