Where are The Most Expensive Homes in The World?

Buckingham Palace, in London

I am almost certain that this is a question that all of you readers have asked yourself or gone as far as searching online while doing a little research into the rich and famous and dreaming of what it would be like to live a life alike those in the top 0.1% – insane homes (homes plural!) and absolutely incredible holiday destinations. Although apparently you can get whatever you want if you put your mind to it, so if you are really determined to live the high life then you should go for it – just remember to bring me along for the ride when you have started to hit it big time J

So, if you have looked into this probably very commonly asked question then you will likely have come across the 1 Billion USD home located in Mumbai/Bombay which is a tower devoted to one Indian family and it is surrounded by some of the poorest slums on this earth which is really a huge contrast in living and one that is criticized by many – I have to agree that it is really bad taste to have decided to create their 1 Billion Dollar home in the location that it is in. They could have at least chosen to develop it within one of the rich neighborhoods. I guess when you have that much money though; you can do whatever you please, regardless of the uproar that you might attract.

Buckingham Palace, in London

The most expensive home on all the lists though, is one that is a little closer to home and perhaps will come as a surprise to many of you; it is actually Buckingham Palace, in London that is valued at over 1.55 Billion USD, and actually when you think about it, with all the history and abundance of antique furniture, fittings and fine art paintings, its value probably well exceeds this figure if one wanted to purchase the property fully furnished – although this would never be a possibility as Buckingham Palace is an estate that is and will always be owned by the Royal Family.

So, there you have it – the most expensive home on this planet is right here in the UK and in our capital city.

The Great New Home Security Technology Keeping You Feeling Safe & Sound

The Great New Home Security Technology Keeping You Feeling Safe & Sound

As the population continues to grow and resources carry on diminishing, and with the level of petty, low-level or street crime consistently rising, especially in and around the big urban cities of most European countries, it is good to know that there are many intelligent professionals who are always researching and developing new and innovative ways to keep us safe in our own homes. The selection and quality of home security systems that are available these days and affordable for the common public is quite impressive and the variety continues to grow. As the variety grows and expands, it is also nice to know that the quality and effectiveness of the systems also has consistently been improving, and the icing on the cake is that the price actually has not been increasing, it has done the oppostive and price of technology being used in security systems has dropped year on year for quite some time to now bring us to a point where the average joe blogs can afford himself and his small one bedroom council flat, a fitted security system that will have him feeling safe and relaxed while at home and also while away. The systems these days will even keep you updated on the state of your home while you are holidays, perhaps on the other side of the world. Heck, if you really want, you can program certain systems to bring up a video call type scenario on your mobile, tablet or laptop device for whenever anyone comes within x amount feet of the boundaries you preset/lay around your house.

The Great New Home Security Technology Keeping You Feeling Safe & Sound

The most popular model home security systems, that are very affordable and ones that I can highly recommend at the easy to fit and set-up, front-door bell/video system that integrates with your smart phone and alerts you every time someone approached your front door and rings the buzzer/bell. You will then be able to use the phone application to operate the HD camera that you will have fitted to the front door, or around it, so you can clearly see the person or persons that are there, you can then even go one step further and use your phone to start talking with the friends or foes; your voice will beam out of a high powered, small speaker that is subtly connected to the camera. It can help you feel secure and safe at home, and it can also be a lot of fun!

The Latest Innovative Products for Home Living

The Latest Innovative Products for Home Living

As technology continues to change and evolve at rapid speeds, it is very interesting and exciting to see all of the new products and gadgets that are consistently being launched to the common markets. Some of these technological advancements are fly by fads, while some others will having some staying power due to being highly appealing to certain niche markets, but some will ultimately be so efficient and life changing that they will become common household products and influence daily living for the majority of the population. There are two new, innovative smart home gadgets that have particularly caught my eye recently and these are:

The Latest Innovative Products for Home Living

  • The Illumi Bowl Toilet Night Light: https://amzn.to/2O7qcXL – This fun and fantastic gadget was recently on the popular American investors show ‘Shark Tank’ and it was obviously an immediate hit with attracting attention from all the sharks in the tank. Since its success on the show it has completed its development stage and is now available for anyone to purchase, right from Amazon. The clever lighting for your toilet bowl will light up whenever the sensor picks up on any motion, so anyone approaching the toilet. There are 8 colour options to set up on a rotation or to maintain a specific colour of your choosing. There is also 3 dimming options so you can set the brightness to your preference. The Illumi Bowl Toilet Night Light will fit any toilet easily.
  • The Nest Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Smart Alarm: https://amzn.to/2A0p311 This neat and clean looking, clever device will help put your mind at ease about the possibility of breathing in any toxic or harmful fumes & gasses while at home. It is battery powered and can be connected wirelessly of course, to your phone – so you can receive the messages of low battery warnings or any potential gas or smoke leaks, direct to your phone. The intelligent sensors within the Nest Smoke alarm gadget can also tell you what is the cause or source for each leak; perhaps it will be burnt toast, or maybe carbon monoxide filling your living room – you will be able to rest assured that your new smart Nest alarm will keep you clearly informed. The device regularly checks its own battery life too, so you never need to worry about it running out without your knowledge. If you have other smart devices or gadgets at home, then you can also connect those with your Nest Alarm; so for example if using smart light bulbs, in the event of a gas leak the Nest Alarm will be able to start flashing your lights throughout the house as a way of warning you, on top of all the other warnings you will be receiving from the device.

There are loads more great devices available now, in the stores and online, but to keep things short I just picked out the above two for being especially useful and brilliant.

How to Clean the Carpet by Yourself

How to Clean the Carpet by Yourself

A carpet can be a nightmare to some people when cleaning, especially if one of your kids spill something on it. Undoubtedly, this will cause a stain that might not be irreversible and most of the time you can only alleviate the problem. However, some of you might not have the necessary tools to clean the carpet at that moment. As you know, the quicker you are, the easier time you will have to clean that stain on the carpet. So, here are some of the tips that you can realistically use to treat that stain on your carpet, and hopefully bring it back to its original colour and style with little to no damage.

The first way that you can try to remove the stain or dirt from your carpet is to use a brush. The brush that you are going to need to use does not have to be a premium one or anything special; for example, even an old, used toothbrush might be sufficient & do the trick. For this method using a brush of some sort, you need to first start by agitating the brush against your carpet to remove soil, dust, and other pollutants from the fabric. This requires you to get on your hands and knees and carefully use some elbow grease which might not be so attractive, but it is necessary if you want to keep your carpet stain-free. Remember, always let the brush do the work for you, do not get carried away, scrub too hard and ruin the delicate carpet you are trying to keep clean. After that, you can use a vacuum cleaner to clean off the dust and other things from the surface of the carpet. For maximum cleanliness, you might have to do this once a week, which should leave your carpet looking as good as new for a long time.

How to Clean the Carpet by Yourself

Another way get your carpets clean, with an additional benefit of a fresh smell after the job is done, is by using vinegar. The things that you need for this will be one and a quarter cups of white vinegar, scrubbing brush, warm water, and a bucket of some sort. This is an alternative method if you do not have a good stream cleaner of your own. To start off this process, fill the bucket with some warm water and mix it with one and a quarter cups of white vinegar. Once you have given it a proper mixing, dip your scrubbing brush into the solution and start scrubbing your carpet right away. The trick to this is to make your carpet a little bit wet and not soaked with the solution you have just made. After you have scrubbed the carpet to your satisfaction, empty the bucket and fill again, but this time with fresh water. Use a rag or a towel and dip it into the water that you have just brought, then start scrubbing once more. Once you are done, you can let it dry, and it will smell fresh and if done right, it should look clean right after.

The last method is to use your everyday baking soda which you might already have in your kitchen or stored away somewhere in a cupboard within your home. Just apply baking soda directly onto the stain and spray some hot water on it. Once it is dried, you next need to get the vacuum cleaner out and use it to suck the baking soda back off the carpet stain and that’s it, you are done.

Furniture Websites Are Now Much Better

Furniture Websites Are Now Much Better

You may have noticed when browsing the web recently that websites are getting better and better and some of them have so much great functionality and clever options & widgets that make your user experience so hands-on, being able to really get a great feeling for how the furniture might look in your own home. In the past you would visit a furniture website just to see simple, sometimes not even so clear images, and identify the measurements of the units you are considering to invest your hard earned money into. You did not have the diversity or flexibility that you can now get on some of the better quality, more advanced websites that offer so much.

So with this advancement in technology and with the online shopping experience now being so much more comprehensive, it is making it less and less of a necessity to actually spend time and money to go out and visit the stores and warehouses before buying the units for your property. This means that you can compare more different items of furniture and price points and make more of an educated decision when choosing your preferred units. This saves you a lot of effort and with many of the online stores offering a free delivery service; you can really save quite a bit, perhaps allowing for you to purchase some better quality units, or just more units.Furniture Websites Are Now Much Better

Soon enough you will actually be able to go online and use a virtual reality headset when visiting these websites and enjoy a virtual reality experience that will enable you to shop around as if you are actually at the warehouse, walking around the various aisles and getting a complete view of all sides and dimensions of whatever piece of furniture you are considering to add to your home, so you will be sure that it will be the right style & size for wherever you are considering to place it in your home.