Warm up your home in the winter using space heaters

Many people live in cooler climates around the world, so this piece is dedicated to those of you looking to warm up the rooms in the household on the cheap. There are many ways to do this effectively, but something we truly believe in is the use of space heaters.

You will no doubt come across many different types of these heating appliances when out shopping. Some hold advantages over others as documented by many online resources. However, we want to divert focus to several of the leading options currently proving popular for consumers. Some of these we will list out below for you to draw your own conclusions.


These style heaters will produce warmth via infrared rays. A very effective option that can come in highly portable packages that are easy to move around the home, and place in corners. What’s more, you will often find them at reasonably affordable prices meaning you could in theory deploy more than one. Power can vary wildly with some offering the capability to only heat up small spaces like a garage, whilst others will effectively warm a much larger area like an outside patio.


Many of these oil based products come in the form of a radiator. Which is highly effective at producing heat for anything up to a medium sized space. Plenty of choice in this department, with lots of cheap and expensive options, and products from a wide variety of leading brands such as Delonghi. A sensible option that many people choose to go for because it’s tried and tested, whilst remaining cost effective.

Wood stove

Looking at the wood stove guide over on warm home guide, it’s easy to see why people are flocking to this method of heating. The power output capability is well above many of the average appliances, but unlike those units, you will need to re fuel it fairly often with new logs or pellets. If stockpiling firewood isn’t a problem for you, this is a great option and one that will achieve a terrific burn for long periods of time.

Give your toilet the love it needs

A talking point we feel is not looked at as often as it should be is bathroom design. Or perhaps, more specifically, what sort of toilet you should be implementing for your room shape and usage.

The difficulties that lie in such a choice is not easy to explain either because there are so many variables that come into play that can be quite confusing for the first time buyer.

You will have numerous things to take into account when deciding on a loo that is right for you, some of which we have taken time to list out below.

Choice 1 – Bowl type

Sounds easy right? Well, that could be true, but there are a couple of considerations for you to have a long think about. The two main shapes we are dealing with are elongated and rounded. The exception to this is square, but we don’t personally recommend that option as we believe comfort lies in the other two.

To choose between either, you should consider elongated the one that focuses on comfort more, because it allows the user to be seated in a more natural position. The rounded option will take up less space, and is a sensible choice for smaller sized bathrooms in many cases.

Choice 2 – Single or dual flush

Many of the older houses in neighborhoods I have worked in have the old style, single flush models. These are very outdated and consume the same amount of water regardless of waste type.

Dual flush is what we consider to be a more modern type that gives consumers the opportunity to use less power in the flush for liquid waste, and by doing so, do their part for the environment.

Choice 3 – Brand

There are plenty of big brand names in the toilet industry. However, the three that stand out in any case tends to be Kohler, TOTO, and American Standard. These would be among the first we check out before the others, simply because of previous experience. In fact, looking around the web, we found a couple of good resources that analyzes all three of these brands in depth. These resources include thetoiletthrone.com and ToiletAdvice.com.

So, there you have it. Three pointers that will put you well on your way to finding the perfect toilet for your bathroom. Remember to set yourself a budget, and stick to it the best you can, quite often you will find yourself creeping over it without even realizing.

Pruning effectively using a pole saw

One of man kinds greatest inventions¬†is the motor. It can be applied and has been in so many different ways over the years. But what we’re looking at today is how it has effectively been used on garden power tools such as the pole saw.

This tool is an overlooked, king of tree trimming which is probably more often seen as a chainsaw on a long pole to reach the higher branches. And they would be correct in thinking that. This invention makes those sometimes dangerous working environments a lot safer by removing a lot of the need for climbing and putting oneself in precarious situations.

Taking a look at the current industry, there are a lot of different options to choose from with several gas, and electric based which each come with their own benefits according to polesawpicks.com.

You also have plenty of choice in brands, with some very well known names such as Husqvarna and GreenWorks, and some lesser known names that include some fantastic options and hold their own against some of the leaders on the pole saw market.

But to really understand the effectiveness of these tools, you would need to have a hands on approach and get to work trimming, pruning, and cutting the trees and shrubbery in your own front yard! Only then will you see how many hours can be saved with a bit of hard work and a well designed tool.

I myself used to spend countless hours in the spring maintaining all the plants and trees in a much more laborious manor. The old school route of secateurs and saws was my go to method, and it was certainly effective. Unfortunately, doing things that way takes its toll on your body and over time you will begin to seek out easier, less tiresome options. And this is certainly one of them.

Aside from the safety precautions that should be observed, and the original price tag, there really isn’t too many downsides to investing in one of these pole pruners. You can even find cordless variants that are charged and remove the hassle of untangling cables as you move around the garden.


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