The Scandinavian lifestyle Hygge became a phenomenon in 2016 generating millions of books, articles, tweets and Instagram posts.
Hygge has no literal translation, but in general it meant ‘cosy lifestyle’. However, there’s a new Swedish lifestyle that is becoming even more popular than Hygge, it’s called Lagom, (pronounced la – as in bar and gom like Tom).
Lagom is considered to be the Goldilocks of lifestyles, adopting a ‘not too much, not too little, just right’ approach. It’s all about getting the right balance and, whereas Hygge is focused on momentary instances of bliss, Lagom is a way of living which creates happiness and getting the work/life balance just right.
Lagom revolves around the notion of making your life easier, more enjoyable and less expensive. Recycling, up-cycling, reducing energy consumption and sustainable living are the ethos of Lagom.
In the home, clean and simple décor that isn’t overly fussy or frilly highlights Lagom. Looking for eco-friendly alternatives is paramount, with the use of salvaged and reclaimed wood to create furnishings and replacing man-made fabrics and materials with natural ones.
Take a look at the infographic below to find out more about Lagom and how you can adopt this Swedish way of living to enrich your life in the most positive and beneficial ways.
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Building a fence on your property will add to its value, privacy, and safety. But, before you began installation of your new fence, there are a few things you should consider before building your fence or having a fence installed for you. You must consider the purpose of building the fence. The purpose of your fence will help determine the material of your fence as well as the size and look. You must be able to properly plan for your fence. Proper planning will prevent you from wasting those materials, your time, and most importantly, your money. Installing a fence can be a bigger project than many people think so, to ease the stress of installing your new fence, First Fence Company created this guide on the top considerations you must know before you build a fence. You can view the guide below.
Chris Buenz is the owner of First Fence Company in Chicago, IL. With over 18 years of experience in both fencing and sales, Buenz is well versed in the Chicago area business market.
Thanks to technology, sometimes it almost feels as if we’re standing shoulder to shoulder with the movie characters and athletes on our TV screens. Enjoying the best possible viewing experience is easy when the right size TV is set up at the proper distance from your favorite viewing spot. This distance, however, can vary among individuals — some may like being up close for a more “immersive” experience, or adjustments might be needed for vision problems.
Here’s a look at what size TVs are best for which types of rooms, along with a guide for what viewing distances are best for which screen sizes:
Doing household work yourself will sometimes reflect the exact results you want. However, some work require professionals to make it up to the mark without compromising in quality like roofing or cleaning of gutters before the rainy season. Sometimes you may also notice that hiring a professional is less costly than doing it yourself only you need to understand is How? & Where?
So whenever you are in dilemma, preferring to hire a professional or doing it yourself, refer to the infographic created by Saxton Blades
, “Do it yourself vs hire a Pro”. This infographic will detail you regarding 10 different jobs which seem easy but may be complicated and the cost for doing that task yourself versus hiring a professional.
Your property is a long-term investment and one day, you want to release the equity in it.
We can be drawn into thinking that every improvement and renovation we make to our property will add value, increasing the profit we will eventually make on our home.
But, are you making the right changes? Are you doing too much and out-pricing your property from the local market?
Making the Right Renovation Choices
Trends come and go but it is important that you add the right value in the right places when it comes to property renovation, as the infographic explains further.
The one statistic that is on every buyers mind is the Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating for the property. If it is near the top of the scale – from A to D – the property should be cheap to heat as it is well-insulated.
Anything lower than a D rating can make for an expensive house to heat. If your EPC rating is low, consider adding value by updating not only the insulation of the property but the type of heating system too.
Underfloor heating costs less to install and run that most traditional heating systems. Coupled with additional insulation measures, your home will be tasty warm and an attractive purchase for potential buyers.
What Else Adds Value?
From a new kitchen to a modern bathroom, there are many changes you can make to your home to add value. Find out more with this fantastic infographic from Balustrade Components.