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Our Favourite 5 Items To Improve Your Home

improving your homeIf like most homeowners you like to make home improvements from time to time, you will most likely be interested in this article. We have chosen our top five products which will make your home a more relaxing and inviting place. These products are perfect for use in a family home.

1. Water Softeners

Water softeners create an ion exchange systems where they exchange hard ions such as calcium and magnesium in the water into salt such as sodium or potassium. The exchange is carried out within a resin tank which is present in the water softener.

Water will flow through the tank and as it comes in contact with small resin beads, the exchange will take place. These resin beads are covered with salt ions. This is the reason for higher salt content in the softened water. Beads used in water softeners are also rechargeable, by adding bags of salt to the brine tank.

Having a water softener will be beneficial for your home. Clothing and other fabrics will be washed in softer water which will keep them in top condition longer and will also help them to feel soft. There will be no need for fabric softeners any more. Your skin and hair will also be left feeling softer and smoother, bringing many health benefits.

2. Plants

Having pot plants or flowers in a room helps to brighten the place up. A plant can add liveliness and beauty to any interior space. They also help to release oxygen into the atmosphere and purify the air. Plants can be used to keep the whole family in touch with nature. This is especially true during the winter months when you naturally go outside less often.

3. Hardwood flooring

Hardwood flooring can add warmth and atmosphere to your home. It is also easier to keep clean then carpets as it can be swept and moped quickly and easily. Carpets trap dust and pet fur and are often a cause of allergies especially amongst children. Replacing some or all of your carpets with hardwood flooring may be the perfect solution.

4. Crib protector

Do you have a baby who is teething? If so then the Kidkusion Gummi is a great product. IT can be applied to crib rails as it is soft on a baby’s mouth and will stop them from chewing on wood. This is a very unique and innovate product which I love and would recommend to all parents who have babies and young children. I feel like it can also be used to make your home a safer place for a baby. It is very soft and can be attached to hard surfaces and corners to prevent babies who have just started learning to walk from injuring themselves.

5. Dimmer switches

A dimmer switch is a great addition to any home. They are simple to install and can be used to totally transform your space. Lights can be controlled to make a beautiful space more appealing. Create a romantic atmosphere using a dimmer switch or soften the lights when watching a movie.

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