Posted on August 30, 2017 by
Regardless of the industry, you’re in or the size of your venture, broadband has become a critical part of modern day business. With the wide array of options out there not to mention the technical jargon and tricky acronyms, choosing the right broadband can be daunting. It’s crucial to get your head around several factors before selecting a particular package or provider. Read more…
Posted on August 25, 2017 by
Summer has officially begun! School’s out on summer break, so it’s time to spend and spend some outdoor fun with the kids—pool parties, picnics, barbeques, you name it! If it gets too warm outside, or you just prefer to be indoors, you can still enjoy summer relaxation mode with a good book and some iced tea. Usually air conditioners are used for cooling off, but with our society’s growing concern for the environment, they aren’t as eco-friendly as we may want to live. So then the question is—how do we enjoy the summer while still being kind to the environment? Read more…
Posted on August 17, 2017 by
Many people are sceptical about how effective alternative energies have been in the last few years. Despite having seen much more investment and attention than they had in the past, renewables still haven’t made any huge steps towards dominating the worldwide energy mix. The simple counter to this statement, is that this absolutely huge overhaul of industry and lifestyle is going to take time. We live in a world where money rules all, even if it means destroying our planet. This means that our journey towards a sustainable energy mix will take time, because it does not have the full support of those that prioritise profit margins. This article will summarise the current situation of the generation landscape and what you can do to be a part of the renewable revolution. Read more…
Posted on August 10, 2017 by
Enthusiastic DIYers can easily install their own solid wood flooring, but it’s important to follow the correct steps. Four of those steps should actually be taken before you even get started laying down the boards, and here they are. Read more…
Posted on August 04, 2017 by
Modernisation has impacted the environment on a large scale. The concept of global warming, climate change and the depletion of the ozone layer are a great threat to humanity if people will not change their destructive lifestyle. Read more…
Posted on July 10, 2017 by
If you happen to have one of those older houses with a bigger garden and a detached cottage perhaps, you should count yourself lucky because houses these days are built rather small and in addition to the house itself being small, there’s not much space for anything else. The typical modern day home these days doesn’t even have space for a decent garden, let alone something like a shed or a cottage, so you should definitely count yourself lucky if you have one.
Truth be told though, your cottage is probably outdated and might need a bit of an upgrade, particularly since the traditional cottage was perhaps designed and built with the idea of housing live-in domestic staff in mind. Not that everybody whose house has a cottage had live-in domestic staff or even had a need for them, but design-wise that’s exactly what a cottage comes across as.
So what are the upgrades you can add to your cottage to make it a bit more modern?
One of these upgrades is the addition of a hot tub, whether you want to use the hot tub yourself or indeed if you perhaps plan to rent the cottage out over a long-term agreement or you want to have guests over occasionally, like tourists who are in town for a bit. Even if you do plan to rent the cottage out in this way, nothing should be stopping you from enjoying the hot tub yourself whenever the cottage is vacant.
By the way, renting the cottage out for short stay tourists or even over a longer term is a great way to pay yourself back for what you’ll inevitably spend to purchase the hot tub, have it installed and maintain it alongside its running costs. You’ll undoubtedly have to save a bit to have some running capital though, quite simply because it’s not really such a good idea to take out financing for something like a hot tub unless of course, you’re absolutely sure the money is going to come back via something like renting the cottage out.
A lot of the cottages for rent on iKnow-UK have benefited greatly from adding a hot tub. People tend to pay a higher price for a short stay or holiday if the cottage or lodge has a hot tub. The site is great for cheap hot tub holidays too. If you’re thinking of renting your cottage out as holiday accommodation, look into iknow to boost your profile.
So if you do decide to add in a hot tub as part of the upgrades to your cottage, you’ll inevitably have to redecorate as well to perhaps modernise the interiors just a little bit. Otherwise, the hot tub may look out of place and come across as a bit tacky, to say the least.
It doesn’t have to be an indoor hot tub either and in fact, an outdoor one may perhaps make more sense if you have space outside since it’ll allow anyone to enjoy it instead of being limited to the occupants of the cottage itself. If the cottage has more than one room which you want to rent out, making it an outdoor hot tub makes even more sense since you can always add the hot tub as an amenity which people will surprisingly be willing to pay that little extra for, even if they only end up using it just once or twice or not at all in some cases.
Posted on June 14, 2017 by
When some of the biggest organisations, companies, businesses, etc, of this world get involved with initiatives such as the resolution to operate in a “greener” manner, it often comes from a place of seeking to gain some publicity out of their efforts. Now I’m not saying organisations or even individuals who resolve to live a greener, cleaner life with less of an impact on the environment do so without milking it for all the publicity they can get, but I guess it suffices to say that in most cases we seem to be missing the point altogether. Read more…