Many homeowners – and particularly those who are considering selling their home in the not too distant future – fail to realize the impact their windows can have on the value of their house. Visitors, surveyors, and estate agents alike instantly notice the condition of a property’s windows. Failing to maintain them, or sticking with windows that are well past their prime, will greatly limit the impact a property has on potential purchasers.

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Many people don’t realise that lighting can be used as an interesting feature in the home. A room can be transformed simply by taking a creative approach to how you light the space, and in many cases, it’s change that’s quick and easy to make. Here, we look at ways to use lighting as a feature in your home. Some of these suggestions are not easy to implement and it's best to consider them before starting a home refurbishment: they will require new electrical points installed - hence, walls and ceilings will have to be made good afterwards.

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solarWe all know about renewable energy (or at least hopefully we do) and one of the most affordable of these innovative bits of tech is the solar panel. Common misconceptions of the solar panel is that they are massively expensive to buy and do not offer fantastic returns. Both of these are incorrect as the government actually offer payment schemes to people who are generating their own power. Not only do they offer payment schemes whether you use the energy or not….they also will take your excess power from you and pay you for what they take!

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If your energy bills are going through the roof then just think how much damage you are doing the planet with all of the energy you consume on a regular basis.

The good news is that it is possible to cut down on the amount of energy you use and save money while going green. The following are a few of the best examples of how this could be done.

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