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HDM : Recycled Glass Countertops and Your Eco-Friendly Home | Home Design Master

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There are a number of different materials which can be utilized to make counters that most people would expect. Granite, marble, and stainless steel have all had their day in the sun, as more eco-friendly materials come to the foreground. Among these options are recycled countertops. While this might sound like old counters being used elsewhere, recycled countertops reuse content rather than the whole counter.

How They are Made
These counters are made of used materials like glass, mirrors, ceramics, and porcelains. They come from bathtubs, toilets, dishes, and mirrors, amongst others. There are a number of different manufacturing techniques but the principle is more or less the same. Compaction, strong vibration, or even vacuum technology is used to harden the crushed materials together. They are then baked in a oven at an extremely high temperature so that what is produced is a slab that can then be polished and even sanded for an ideal finish.

Benefits of these Countertops
What makes…

HDM : Recycled Glass Countertops and Your Eco-Friendly Home | Home Design Master

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There are a number of different materials which can be utilized to make counters that most people would expect. Granite, marble, and stainless steel have all had their day in the sun, as more eco-friendly materials come to the foreground. Among these options are recycled countertops. While this might sound like old counters being used elsewhere, recycled countertops reuse content rather than the whole counter.

How They are Made
These counters are made of used materials like glass, mirrors, ceramics, and porcelains. They come from bathtubs, toilets, dishes, and mirrors, amongst others. There are a number of different manufacturing techniques but the principle is more or less the same. Compaction, strong vibration, or even vacuum technology is used to harden the crushed materials together. They are then baked in a oven at an extremely high temperature so that what is produced is a slab that can then be polished and even sanded for an ideal finish.

Benefits of these Countertops
What makes…

HDM : 3 reasons why you need to renovate your home | Home Design Master

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To renovate, or not to renovate? Property’s a hot topic in Melbourne and many home owners avoid upgrading to a new premises due to the rising cost of housing, or are looking to increase equity in their existing abodes. If that’s not justification enough, here are a few more reasons why you may need to renovate asap.

1. It smells
Sadly, it’s not that uncommon. Older houses are more likely to suffer from structural issues such foundation degradation or the presence of damp. However, modern home builders in Melbourne and across the country of newer properties may also experience similar issues, due to build quality or severe weather events that damage a property and lead to unsavoury smells.

Mould, mildew, humidity, and even dry rot may not cause highly offensive odours, but over time their pungency becomes more noticeable and ranges from a musty or oddly sweet smell, to a more noticeable, decomposing pong. The presence of critters who live, or have even died in the walls and roof will als…

HDM : 3 reasons why you need to renovate your home | Home Design Master

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To renovate, or not to renovate? Property’s a hot topic in Melbourne and many home owners avoid upgrading to a new premises due to the rising cost of housing, or are looking to increase equity in their existing abodes. If that’s not justification enough, here are a few more reasons why you may need to renovate asap.

1. It smells
Sadly, it’s not that uncommon. Older houses are more likely to suffer from structural issues such foundation degradation or the presence of damp. However, modern home builders in Melbourne and across the country of newer properties may also experience similar issues, due to build quality or severe weather events that damage a property and lead to unsavoury smells.

Mould, mildew, humidity, and even dry rot may not cause highly offensive odours, but over time their pungency becomes more noticeable and ranges from a musty or oddly sweet smell, to a more noticeable, decomposing pong. The presence of critters who live, or have even died in the walls and roof will als…

HDM : Six Interior Design Trends You Need Consider During Your Next Home Renovation | Home Design Master

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When it comes to redecorating your home, you probably don’t want to do it too often: it’s expensive, time-consuming, and causes a lot of stress to your daily routines and habits. So, when you do redecorate, you need to choose styles, trends and designs that are going to keep you happy for a long time. Making rushed decisions and random buys might be easy and fun in the short term, but you can guarantee that you’ll be bored of it and annoyed with yourself within a few months – or even weeks. Likewise, this means you won’t want to follow trends to the letter: while you can update your wardrobe, and replace any off-trend items regularly, it’s not easy with interior design.

Luckily, décor trends don’t change that often. When they do, it’s always for a good reason – and it’ll always be a change worth making. So, here’s the top five trends to keep an eye out for, the next time you choose to renovate.

Elegant, elaborate lighting
Lights aren’t just a functional aspect of a room anymore. They’r…

HDM : Six Interior Design Trends You Need Consider During Your Next Home Renovation | Home Design Master

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When it comes to redecorating your home, you probably don’t want to do it too often: it’s expensive, time-consuming, and causes a lot of stress to your daily routines and habits. So, when you do redecorate, you need to choose styles, trends and designs that are going to keep you happy for a long time. Making rushed decisions and random buys might be easy and fun in the short term, but you can guarantee that you’ll be bored of it and annoyed with yourself within a few months – or even weeks. Likewise, this means you won’t want to follow trends to the letter: while you can update your wardrobe, and replace any off-trend items regularly, it’s not easy with interior design.

Luckily, décor trends don’t change that often. When they do, it’s always for a good reason – and it’ll always be a change worth making. So, here’s the top five trends to keep an eye out for, the next time you choose to renovate.

Elegant, elaborate lighting
Lights aren’t just a functional aspect of a room anymore. They’r…

HDM : Flipping Houses vs Real Estate Investing: Why Investment Firms Consider Them as Different | Home Design Master

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When looking for investment opportunities the stock market offers potential but a tremendous amount of risk. An alternative to buying stocks is real estate investing which is different than flipping houses, although you can make money with both.

Making Sense of Real Estate Investing vs Flipping Homes
To shed some light on this we need to first understand what each term means in both the street vernacular and investing vernacular.

· Real Estate Investing Model

With this model you either purchase a property yourself or in a partnership where the property is owned for the sole purpose of generating an income. This income is derived from renting out the property to tenants. If the investment property requires renovation then those renovations would be performed prior to the units being rented out. The owner can earn money in two ways with this type of investment they generate income from the rent minus any expenses. These properties are usually discussed based on their cap rate whic…