The Health Benefits of Knitting

There’s a few hobbies I’d like to take up in my free time. One of them is knitting.

When we were young, knitting was often something you associated with your gran. That is no longer the case. Many young people now enjoy the fun of picking up a set of needles, and being creative. And, it’s not just restricted to woman either; knitting is a craft that can be enjoyed by men as well.knitting-1462264795Hsn

One of the best things about knitting, is that it’s easy to make a start. You just need a pair of needles, some yarns and a pattern to follow. If you think that you might need some help, look for a knitting class in your area. Doing so means you get the instruction you need, and you also get to socialise with other novice knitters.

In addition to the social aspect, and the chance to create beautiful garments, you may be surprised by just how much knitting can benefit your health.

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How to Prepare Your Home for Guests

Just because the big celebrations have passed, doesn’t mean that there aren’t still guests on the way to your home! Sometimes it’s easier to wait until the new year to do your visiting, so you’re not limited by the hustle and bustle of the holidays.

No matter the reason for company, you’ll want to make sure that your home is ready to accommodate them. And, to make sure your guests feel right at home, there are probably some improvements you’ll want to complete before they arrive.

Roll Out the Red Carpet

Chances are you probably don’t have a red carpet you’re going to throw out to welcome your guests, but the idea is all the same. The main objective is to make your guests feel welcomed from the very moment they pull up to your house. Therefore, you want to take care of any exterior housework to get ready for their arrival. Whether that means clearing out the clutter in the garage for extra parking space, installing security lights so they can get to and from their cars, or repairing any dangers like a broken railing, or damaged staircase which can cause an accident.

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Bathroom Renovation Ideas for Any Budget

When a room is commonly shared, like the bathroom, it can need some TLC sooner than other areas of the home. Damaged wall and floor tiles, old plumbing fixtures, and lack of space are all common complaints of older bathrooms. Whether you’re dealing with little problems, like outdated tiles, or you have bigger problems like limited space or damaged cabinets, below are some suggestions sure to solve the problem.

Upgrade Bathroom Fixtures

If your bathroom is otherwise intact, but you’re looking for an option to give it a more modern and up-to-date feel, an idea might be to upgrade the bathroom fixtures. This is an affordable task and can be completed on your own. You can check your local home improvement shop for the best fixtures. Suggestions might include swapping out the bathroom and bathtub fixtures along with updating the knobs on the bathroom doors and cabinets.

Get New Cabinets

Unlike a kitchen where you might need to install an entire set of cabinets, your bathroom likely only has one or two cabinets that need to be replaced. Therefore, this should be a lot cheaper to invest in. Though you could browse the web to see what your options are, the best solution for finding cabinets for your bathroom would be to check out a showroom. For instance, Gilmans Kitchen & Bath, a contractor in California, has a  kitchen & bath design Mountain View showroom you can visit. Then you can get a real visual on what the cabinets look like.

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Creative Ways to (Re)Decorate a Tiny Home Office

And welcome to The Road to Domestication in the year 2018, folks! I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and New Year’s with friends and family! Let’s dive right in now, shall we?

I FINALLY feel like I’ve got my office together in the new house. (I keep saying “new house” – we moved here in May, can I still say that?) Anyways, it’s taken me that long to get everything arranged in the office (and decorate in there) the way I want it so I can walk in the door and breathe a sigh of peace instead of one filled with frustration. Thank goodness! It was starting to weigh on me!

One of the hardest things of having a home office that you actually do work out of is getting it to “feel right”. Know what I mean? This part of your home literally has to run differently than the rest of your home does, and sometimes that creates issues in work flow. So when Marie Nieves contacted me regarding a post about a redecorating a home office even when it is SMALL, well, that struck a chord. Check out her ideas!

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Ugh, do you ever feel like you need one whole floor to organize all your office furniture, electronics, supplies and decoration? Well, I did, every day, until I realized what I’m doing wrong with my humble office space. All you need is good designing and decorating skills and even the smallest of spaces can feel and look spacious and airy. Here are some examples!

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Home Matters Linky Party #165

Welcome to the weekly Home Matters Linky Party. A great place to come, share your blog posts, and make new friends.

Home Matters Linky Party #165

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Thanks for stopping by for the last party of 2017! We wish you all a very Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and a joyous New Year. Home Matters will return Friday, January 12, 2018, with some very exciting changes. The awesome link up will be the same, but you are going to love what we have in store for you. Be sure to pop in on January 12, to check it out.

In the meantime, share your links and be inspired by the creativity, yum-factor, ideas, and more…

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