5 Tips on How to Find the Right Home Storage Solution

November 1st, 2014

A home is the place where you want to be able to unwind and relax, but if it’s cluttered up and chaotic, it might do the exact opposite – a messy home can actually make you even more tired and even affect the way you feel. So it is absolutely crucial that your home is set up exactly the way you want it – and that includes not only the design of the interior, but also the way your things are stored, or more specifically, where they are stored.

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And while it can sometimes feel as if fitting all of your belongings in a home without them taking up a lot of room is impossible, there are actually pretty simple techniques that can be utilized to significantly reduce clutter and make your home seem bigger, more open, while at the same time making it look a lot better. (more…)

The Role of Spacers in Double-Pane Windows

November 1st, 2014

By virtue of their design, double-pane windows are effective at reducing energy loss, increasing thermal comfort, and minimizing noise in your home.

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A big part of their functionality, however, depends on the spacer that separates the two panes of glass. Spacers are bonded to the glass panes with seals and help create an airtight cavity within the glazings. They are coated with a desiccant to soak up any moisture that gets in and curb condensation inside the cavity. They also manage stress brought about by changes in temperature and pressure.

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PROGUIDE: Is Your Business Future Proof?

October 29th, 2014

As many amateur and established entrepreneurs will tell you, the key to devising an iron clad business model is to not only prepare for what the next six months to two years will bring, but also to plan for the long haul. While unfortunately no business has a crystal ball to predict what the future holds, there are a number of steps companies of all sizes and niches can take to ensure their brand can and will last the distance.

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Know Your Audience

Having an in-depth knowledge of your target audience and the trends throughout your respective industry is the only way to really prepare for the surprises and shocks that your future market may bring. By immersing yourself into your market appropriately and keeping your finger on the pulse of any changes, you can harness a deeper and more powerful insight than your competitors allowing you to adapt your business model accordingly.

As well as conducting research and compiling trend reports on a regular basis, spend some one-on-one time with your core demographic to gauge their wants and needs from the grassroots up. (more…)