How to Rent a House or a Flat

Before you Start

Before you start searching for a rental property it is important to be clear about your exact requirements. This includes the general or exact area you would like to live in, the amenities that need to be close by, the type of space you are looking for, and your available budget.

1. Make a Checklist of Your Requirements

Location – The larger the area you are prepared to consider, the better your chances of finding a home that suits you.

  • Type of Accommodation – House, Flat, Studio or Room.
  • Tenancy Period – anything between 6 months and 7 years.
  • Furnished or Unfurnished accommodation.
  • Number of Rooms – bedrooms, reception rooms, bathrooms, etc.
  • Parking requirements – off-street parking.
  • Garden requirements.

2. Draw up a Budget

Decide how much rent you can afford and make a commitment to stick to it. This will depend on your overall household budget … Read the rest

Keys to Choose LED Lighting for Your Home

The advantages of LED (Light Emitting Diode) lamps over traditional lamps are beyond doubt. Even more so considering that starting next January, the remaining stock of the popular 60-watt light bulbs will be sold and they will no longer be manufactured. The message that, in spite of being more expensive, LEDs use 80% less energy than traditional bulbs – in three years the LED is amortized and still has 20 years of useful life – has gone deep.

However, under this generic name there are several factors to which we must pay attention when we buy this type of light bulb, which go not only from the quality of the diode itself, but also to its electronics, the connection between the LED and the rest of electronic components, the heat sink, or its own base, among others.

And that is from the consumer side, there is still a lot of … Read the rest