Wednesday, December 23, 2015

7 Simple Last Minute Holiday Decorations

Every one of us loves to have holiday decorations at home, right? Whether you are living in a house and lot in Cavite, condo in BGC or any other real estate property, you can still decorate the way you wanted your home to look like. However, thinking about what to decorate for a holiday season may not be easy for some people, especially when they don't have the time to think and decorate at all.

Planning on what you should include on the decorations can sometimes be daunting and frustrating. Of course, you don't want your house to look weird, right? Well, if you are one of those people who would like to catch up through a last minute holiday decoration, then below are some simple strategies you might want to try.

1. Posts of Christmas Past


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Going back to the past may not be a bad idea after all. In fact, it is one of the many ways you can bring good memories and experiences where fun and excitement are always around. Well, you can have and decorate it through a long, slim stick suspended between two vases. You can also put them in chronological order. Moreover, you can add some glitters and other ornaments that you want to include the pictures. With that, it will not be boring to look at.

2. Lend a hand


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One of the many ways you can do some improvising is through hanging off a hand pot, instead of the typical socks. Well, you can hang it below your bookshelves and other places where you think it fits perfectly with the design.

3. A pine candle


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Candles are one of the things that add beauty to the holiday feels. Instead of a typical white candlestick, you can change it into an Adirondack-style log cabin, pinecone candles. With that, it will give you a touch of the forest to any décor. Of course, you can also buy it at a lower price.

4. Bundles of joy

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A Christmas tree would be boring if there are not bundles of joy included in it. Of course, aside from the gift boxes found the tree, hanging something unique is one of the things you can do to surprise your guests. Well, you can hang something like a bunch of fragrant cinnamon sticks and anything that you want to hang on the Christmas tree as part of the decoration.

5. Star power


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If you are one of those people who are creative enough considering the given time, you can make a homemade ornament such making a star. Well, you can start by gathering small sticks from the backyard and trim the ends with sharp scissors. Of course, you can now arrange them into a star shape and tie together with jute or twine.

6. Sweet sensation


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Aside from the things you want to decorate, you can also make some decorations through the food that you make. If you are planning to make some sweets, then you can add some colorful mini marshmallows, and then stuff old-fashioned stick candies inside. With that, children and even adults would be tempted to get and taste it.

7. Step it up


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When it comes to holiday decorations, forgetting to decorate your staircases is a no-no. Of course, doing such will add beauty and attracts people to come inside your home. Moreover, including eye-catching ornaments can be a plus factor the design of your staircase. Well, it is easy to do by having threads and have them with different lengths of thin ribbon or string, and then tie them to a long, wide grosgrain ribbon along the way.

Sunday, December 20, 2015

What You Should Know About Prepping a Guest Room

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Holiday season has just started, and there are more things to come. Agree? Of course, it is the time to merry and enjoy the moments we have with your family and friends at home. Well, whether you are living in Ayala Land properties or any other real Estates, you can enjoy the holiday season. Who knows, this year might be one of the best time of your life.

Of course, when it comes to the holiday season, you also have to expect that there will be a guest that will stay at your home for a day, a week or so. That means, you also have to prepare what is needed for your guest.  Well, if you are one of those people who are expecting guests, then below are some things you should consider.

Change the sheets

One of the things you should never forget is the bed sheets. Of course, you don't want them to sleep on a dirty sheet, right? It is rude on their part. Of course, you also have to make sure that they will have a comfortable place to sleep. Well, you should wash the sheets before you let your guests use it. You can also add scent on the sheets to make it more clean and comfortable to use. With that, this is also one of the reasons why they will stay longer at your home.

Serve a snack

Never let your guests get hungry. That is one of the golden rules you should follow. Of course, you also have to treat your guests especially by giving or serving them snacks.  Moreover, this is also one of the many ways they could unwind from stressful travel. Well, you can have a light snack after dinner with a good movie, chat or a book.

Fill the room with flowers

Whether you realize it or not, there are also good effects when you include a flower in a room. Of course, you include a nature where it gives us the energy and motivation to do the things we want to do. Unless your guests are allergic to flowers, then including such can add beauty and good vibes to the room.

Stock up on the essentials

One of the many things you should not forget is to stock up on the essentials on the room and in the bathroom. Moreover, you should not forget to refill every single bottle shampoo, conditioner or any other things for a bath. And don't forget the replacements of towels, there should always be a clean towel for your guests.

Style a vignette

If you haven't tried having a vignette, then this is going to be your chance to style a vignette. Well, a typical vignette is usually a small illustration or portrait of pictures or photographs that fades into its background without a definite border. You can have this kind of décor in the guest room. With that, it will add beauty and a comfortable feeling in the room.

Attend to their age

It is also one of the things you should consider when it comes to prepping a guest room. You have to know who your guests are. If one of your guests is a kid, then you also have to make sure that you will have a place for them. And of course, you definitely would not decorate their room with the things online adults can appreciate. Decorate the room where kids can also appreciate and like. On the other hand, if your guests are already adults, you should also prepare their room in a way where they can feel comfortable to stay.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Sharing Rules: 7 Things You Can Share With Your Roommates

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Whether you agree with me on this or not, there are certain things that sharing will always be fun. Some of us here who live with a roommate used of sharing. They usually share things that they think the other can use, and vice-versa. It is also in the sharing of things you can create a bond with each other. And of course, whether you are living in Ayala Land Premier Condominium Cebu or any other real estate residences, you can enjoy sharing things with your roommates.

Just imagine if you and your roommates are so strict with the things that you have at home. You'd don't want to live with them, right? That is why, sharing can also be important in many ways.  And of course, there are a lot of things you can share with your roommates. To give you an idea, below are some of the things you can enjoy sharing with your roommates.

1. Kitchen appliances

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You should expect that you and your roommate should share appliances. Of course, you are living in the same house or condo. That means, you only have one kitchen that you should share. Moreover, when it comes to the mini-fridge or microwaves, it is best for you to share those kinds of appliance for you do not have a bigger bill on its electricity.

2. Dishes and cups

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Aside from the kitchen appliances that you should share, you can also share with your roommates your dishes and cups at home. Also, it would not hurt if you are going to share with the kitchen utensils you have at home. And other things, not just with the kitchen things, but also when it comes to washing the dishes. If washing the dishes is not your thing, then you better clean the table. With that, you still slip the chores equally.

3. Rugs/carpet

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Just imagine if you have a lot of rugs or carpet for each of you in the house. It is not nice to look at, right? That is why, rugs and carpets are the things you should also share with your roommate. Well, just make sure that you all know the rules and regulations when it comes to rug or carpet cleaning.

4. Textbooks

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Some of us here are students, right? Whether you're an undergrad or taking a review, you still need a book for references. Well, if you think that you have a book that is related to what he needs, then you might as well let him/her borrow. With that, your roommate can save money for references. Well, for you not to fight over a book, then you have to make sure that you both work out a feasible schedule in which to share materials. With that, you don't have to worry about not having the book.

5. TV/Entertainment

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Of course this one, you don't want to turn on two different TVs at the same time, right? Of course, it doesn't just irritates our eyes and ears, it also eat up our electricity consumption. Well, you both just have to agree on what kind of show that you both want to watch. With that, you will avoid misunderstanding just for the movie.

6. Electrical gadgets

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It is also one of the things you should share with your roommates. Of course, you sometimes also have the need to use electrical gadgets such as the vacuum cleaner, coffee maker, laser printer, hair dryer, pencil sharpener, laser printer, camera, alarm clock and many other things.

7. Utility bills

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When it comes to sharing, it doesn't just mean that you are only going to share things. Of course, you should also share the bills you have at home. Each one of you uses an electricity; that's why, it is also all your duty to take care of the bills. Divide the bills equally to avoid fighting over for that matter. Moreover, if you think that you don't have any budget yet, then you have to ask politely for consideration with your roommates. With that, they might give you a chance to pay your share later.

Friday, December 4, 2015

Living Solo: Studio vs. One-Bedroom


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Hands up for those people who are planning to leave their parents' house and live independently! I bet, you too might be one of those people who are now in the right age to live separately. For the first timers, living along might be scary yet exciting. Of course, there are a lot of firsts that you need to experience. And one of those firsts is deciding on whether you're going to choose a studio type or a one-bedroom type of condo unit. Of course, choosing what kind of place you want to live is one of the top priorities you need to consider.

Well, it doesn't matter if you choose to live in Ayala Land Premier Cebu or any other real estate property. For as long as you know what you want to have, then it would be a lot easier for you to think and decide on which of the two, whether if it's a studio or a one-bedroom type of property. Well, to give you some idea on which of the two suits you best, then below are some guide you need to know before you can decide which one.

Price

One of the important factors that you need to consider before you can decide to choose one is the price. You cannot live in a place where you cannot even afford to pay the down payment. And if you can't afford the down payment, how much more when you pay with the monthly dues of the property, it will be hard on your end. Since you are now on your own, being wise on where and what to spend your money is also a priority thing for you to know. If you are not careful in choosing an affordable yet quality property, then you might be wasting your money for nothing. As a home investor, don't hesitate to ask for the price.

Floor plan

When you decide to live solo, you are now the boss of your home. Of course, before you can pick one on which of the two is better for you, you also need to consider its floor plan. It is also your duty to know what kind of place you want to have. If you want to have a bigger space, then you better choose a studio type. However, if you just want it to be simple with the minimalist style of the place, then choosing a one-bedroom might suit your taste. Moreover, before you can choose which of the two is better, you also have the need to inspect the interior to make sure you know what you want. You have to know where the kitchen is, the bathroom, your room, and the living room. Make sure that you are satisfied with the floor plan to avoid regrets later.

Size

If you think that the size of the place that you want to have doesn't matter, then you better think again. Well perhaps for some, it doesn't matter. But for some people, sizes are also important since it also determines the price of the place. The bigger the place is, the more expensive it gets. And if you are one of those people who cares about their budgeting, then you better choose a place where it is not that big or not that small for you to stay. Moreover, you also have to consider whether the spaces of the place are enough for you to move around the house. Well if it is not, then it is best for you to choose a bigger place for you to stay.

Storage

If you are a kind of person who has a lot of things to move in with you, then choosing the right place is one of the things you need to consider. Of course, you also have the need to know whether there are enough storages for your things to have or not. If you think that the particular place doesn't have enough spaces or storages for you to use, then you better not choose that particular house.

Living solo is not as bad and hard as you think it is. Of course, there are also a lot of adjustments to make, but it doesn't mean that it will be difficult for you to adjust. Well, just take the time to settle, and you will eventually realize that there are also advantages of living solo.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Top 4 Ways To Cozy Up Your Home for Holiday Season

There's nothing like our home. Yes, cliché as it seems, but it is right to every person who values the love of the family. Whether you realize it or not, our home is where the holiday atmosphere starts. Agree? Of course, it is in our home where we feel the holiday spirit that makes us happy and satisfied with our life. If that's what we feel, how much more if we decorate our home with the things that keeps us warm and cozy.

Whether you live in a house and lot in Cavite or any other real estate properties you want to live, you can decorate your home. And yes, decorating your home helps you give the feeling of belongingness of the place. It is also one of the many ways your guests and visitors can appreciate your home.

Well, if you are one of those people who is still struggling on what and how to decorate your home, then below are some ideas for you to apply.

Prep a spot for reading
For some people, there should always be a place for reading. Of course, you also need to have space for those individuals who love reading, or just want to spend some of their time reading and scanning books. If not, then you might as well have a particular small place where they can have their own time with the books.

Moreover, when you have a place for reading, it adds beauty and elegance to your home. Book lovers would love and appreciate your home.

Designate a spot for projects and games

Aside from the place where people can read a book, it is also better for you to appoint a place for projects and games. Well, it's a holiday season, and you have to expect that some families and friends want to have an overnight stay in your house.

Of course, you also have to entertain them with games. It is the place where you can play chess and any other games that you want to play.

Moreover, having the said place can also help you have a place where you can do your projects, home works, or even wrap your holiday gifts. Well, it doesn't matter whether your space is big or just enough, for as long as you have a proper place for it.

Stoke the fire

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Ok, let's admit! Not everybody here has a fireplace or wood stoves. However, for those people that have, then you are lucky to have one since it helps you when it comes to the cold weather, especially when the holiday season is also the season for cold weather.

For your fireplace to look presentable, you have to make sure that it doesn't look messy and dirty. Moreover, you have to make sure that it can give enough warmth to your house.

For those people who don't have, then there are a lot of ways on how you can make your home warm such as having some candle lights in your home. Well, you can improvise things, just be creative.

Warm area rugs in living spaces

If you think that the rug doesn't have any usefulness at all, then you better think again. Yes, there are a lot of advantages when you include rugs in your living spaces at home.

For some reasons, it adds beauty to your home, and it gives life to empty and dull spaces. When you have the right rug for every room and space that you want to have, it gives you warmth and a homey feeling.

Whether you agree with me on this or not, a home without decorations that keep it warm and cozy is a boring home. Of course, decorations and how you arrange your home adds life to the holiday season. Well, if you want to feel and be happy about it, then you better start at your home.