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Window Film:

Here is a great idea not only for privacy but to minimize the amount of UV rays that come through your windows that fade your furniture, floors…etc.
It also helps keep the summer heat & winter cold out of the house which means you can cuts costs on electricity bills. You can also get them completely see through or only with a very slight tint so it lets in all the day light so you can cut more costs on electricity by not using the lights during the day.
I don’t really like drapes/curtains as Im allergic to dust & they always collect it..so with the privacy this provides you don’t even need to hang them. Ok enough said. Im won.

Info: homedepot, galltech, windowfilmanddecals

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Ceramic Tile vs Porcelain Tile:

Ceramic tile: is a mixture of clays and other natural materials. The special clays are mined from the earth, shaped, colored and than fired in kilns. Traditional ceramic tile can be naturally colored and left unglazed like terracotta, or they can feature colored or highly designed surfaces which can be glazed (finished with a glass surface) either in a high gloss or matte finish. Most ceramic tile has either a white or red body coloration underneath the glazed, colored top layer.

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Double Story

one way to save when building on a budget

Talking with Migs the other day about size & space in regards to the house, I suggested we go with a two story as I wanted to use less land (reason being that we want to eventually build a self contained guest house that can also be used as a BnB)
We weren’t sure if it was more costly to build a double story…so after a little research I found out when building on a budget that its cheaper to build UP rather then OUT.
Reason for this is that a large part of the expense goes into roofing, insulation etc. And with a double story the roof ends up being smaller then on a single of the same size and a hellofalot cheaper then building it doubly large out. So UP it is!