Remodeling your home is a long, tiring, stressful, and often expensive process. I remember growing up, we lived with the same early 1980s appliances, carpet, couches, etc. well into the late 90s simply because it was too much work, required more time than either of my parents could spare, and cost money they’d rather spend on other stuff (probably bills and food now that I look back). These are all things that prevent people from remodeling their homes. My family was comfortable and it wasn’t until we saw our neighbors homes that we realized it was time to remodel. It wasn’t easy and took over a year, but by planning correctly and being smart, we were able to do it on our limited household income. If you want to make some changes here are some things we did that could possibly help you as well.
- Make a schedule with prices and priorities.
If you are doing a full home remodel, there are going to be projects on top of projects. Make a detailed list of everything that needs to be done and put your priorities at the top. For example, it was much more important for my mom to remodel the kitchen before the guest bedroom. The kitchen is also one of the more expensive rooms to remodel, so it’s a great place to start.
- Set a date to start the remodel and save everything you can until that date arrives.
As mentioned above, remodeling is not cheap! It takes some serious saving if you want to update everything. If you have your list of priorities, it’ll give you an idea of your budget and how much you’ll need to spend. Whatever you think you’ll spend, add some more on top for unexpected expenses.
- Shop around…. A LOT!!
When making big purchases like new appliances, carpet and furniture, explore your options. You can get a base point to start with at AO.com. They have great deals from Groupon on appliances and furnishings to show you what to expect. When you are carpeting, see what kinds of guarantees different companies offer, installation fees, and other incentives that might lower the price in the long run. Remember, these will be there until the next remodel so be sure you like them!
Local web development agency, The Web Orchard, picked up a gold award at the annual Mayor of Shrewsbury’s awards ceremony last night. The current Mayor of Shrewsbury, Councillor Miles Kenny, presented the annual accolades to individuals and businesses which have made a significant contribution to the town during the twelve months of his office.
After previously picking up gold and silver awards for their other business ventures they were presented the gold business award in recognition of The Web Orchard’s enhancement of the economy of Shrewsbury.
Speaking of their award Pete White, Director at The Web Orchard, said, “We’re thrilled to have recognition for the hard work we’ve put into establishing The Web Orchard as one of Shrewsbury’s leading web development agencies.”
Based in Shrewsbury Town Centre, The Web Orchard, complete projects for organisations from all around the world and provide Drupal and WordPress development, managed hosting and marketing services.
Since The Web Orchard’s formation in 2007 the company has worked with a number of clients including the Shropshire Fire & Rescue Service, Original Shrewsbury, Love Shrewsbury and Telford Shopping Centre.
Two Shropshire based companies have recently established links with the Far East after developing a brand new website for one of the only Vespa rental companies in Thailand.
Launched earlier this year VESPOi offers the latest Vespa scooters with GPS in Thailand’s northern capital city, Chiang Mai. With well over 200 Buddhist temples and over 2 million people living in the city, VESPOi believe that the best way to enjoy and explore the busy medieval city is on an iconic Vespa scooter.
A number of accessories are also available for hire with the Vespa scooters, including GoPro cameras with SD cards, Nancy Chandler map packs, and extra helmets for pillion-passengers.
Simon from VESPOi said, “After launching Nam’s Guesthouse earlier this year we wanted to offer something different to visitors to Chiang Mai, so we decided to offer GPS Vespas – something that hasn’t really been done in Thailand before.
“These allow our guests and customers to create their own itinerary, discover whichever part of the city they want at their own pace and never get lost in the complexity of Chiang Mai’s myriad of Sois and bazaars.”
With the summer season fast approaching, VESPOi approached ERUP Creative and The Web Orchard to develop the new website in preparation for visitors to the city. The new website is fully responsive to mobile and tablets, as well as desktop computers, which means users will be able to use the website and book rentals in advance during their travels around Chiang Mai and the rest of Thailand.
Ron Gale, Creative Director at ERUP, said, “When VESPOi first approached us to design their new website I was excited by the challenge of creating new branding and a mobile friendly website for such an exotic location. I think that we’ve been able to achieve the perfect website to suit their new, contemporary brand.”
Peter White, Director at The Web Orchard who worked on the website, said, “We love working with a diverse range of customers – whether they’re from Shrewsbury or from further afield! Our expertise in Drupal gives the perfect combination between usability and ease of website management.”
Simon summed up the final site “Thanks to ERUP and Web Orchard the VESPOi e-commerce site came in on time and on a tight budget.
“Developing an idea into a new e-commerce website or transferring an existing business into an online model takes skill, vision and technical ability. You also need a team that takes time to get under the skin of your idea or business and also your customers. This is what they did from the get go. Once they understood our “pitch”…their ideas just kept flowing.
“The result is a visually appealing e-commerce site that enables our target audience in the UK and Europe to book a holiday rental through our Thai based business using a credit card.
“Together ERUP & Web Orchard worked to deliver a new business for us. We just sit back and watch the bookings come through like magic. I recommend these guys very highly, it was fun as well.”
Fun games are very crucial for a stag weekend to be complete. A few well managed and well-constructed stag games are enough to fill your night with laughs. Some of the best stag games are;
Stag show on stage
It is the most popular stag game. Everything is organized in such a manner that your stag is not aware that he is just about to be the main stage’s star. A classic wedding song is played to signify the beginning of the show. Two pretty girls will collect and take your stag to the stage. Then they will perform delights on him while the audience watch. As the stag is being truly and well pleasured, the audience enjoys the fun. The reward for the stag for being unwilling to participate is celebratory drink, and it is given to him as his show comes to an end.
Gold stag show package
This package constitutes of a honoree with two pretty ladies, a lesbian show for the audience, a reservation of a VIP booth and an alcohol bottle from one of these selections; Havana Club, Finladia, Absolut, Russian Standard, Jagermeister, Bacardi, Jim Beam and Johnnie Walker among others.
Sexy body painting
This stag game is ideal for birthday celebrations, stag parties and weekend parties. The activity takes place at the club’s stage. A hot striptease is performed by a dancer at the start of the show. You can now start painting her body while naked. Imagination is not limited, the duration is 60 minutes, and the minimum number of people is 6. In case this number goes beyond 15 persons, then 2 girls must be included.
Sexy body buffet
This another interesting stag game. Guests get to enjoy their food from a body that lays naked in a room. The party is held in the VIP lounge. A beautiful lady lays down and acts as a table for your buffet. Then you eat from the sexy body as you enjoy the fun and drinks.
Your bride enjoys champagne and a hot male stripper in a private room. It is an unforgettable experience.
There are hundreds of sources available in the market for home entertainment such as music, games, home karaoke, Internet gaming, LAN gaming, online casinos and many more. Among these, online casinos have taken charge like never before, considering the increasing interest of people in playing casino but lack of time holding them back.
But now people can engage into real casino playing right from the comfort of their homes, with the emergence of online casino platforms. The popularity of these platforms can be credited to the following reasons-
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