Lifestyle

How to Create Your Ultimate Outdoor Kitchen

Create a beautiful outdoor cooking space for relaxing and entertaining all summer long. As summer approaches and temperatures start to rise, no one wants to spend time inside sweating over a hot stove. With an outdoor kitchen, you can make the most of the beautiful warm nights by spending them with your friends and family. Whether you have thousands to spend or a just few hundred to splurge, create...

How to Plan the Perfect Patio

Starting to daydream about dining under the stars? Make that dream a beautiful patio reality. For many homeowners, the patio borders on magical: a place to relax, entertain, cook out and take a break from the day-to-day. It’s surrounded by vibrant hues, and a meal prepared in an outdoor kitchen somehow tastes better than anything that comes from its indoor counterpart. Creating that perfect...

How Pets Factor Into Home Sales

If anyone is happy about our being stuck at home, it’s our pets. Owners who previously left for work every morning have become constant companions to pets during the pandemic, providing scratches, treats and walks throughout the workweek. This writer’s own skittish rescue cat has become increasingly playful and willing to accept a pat or two as the lockdown has stretched on. According to reports...

These Home Maintenance Tasks Cost More Later

Most people maintain a rainy day fund so they can fix things around the house that need repair. But in addition to that rainy day fund, it’s important to keep a home maintenance account so you can proactively address issues before they require repair. Remember the old proverb “A stitch, in time, saves nine?” That can also be translated into financial terms. Perhaps the updated version might be...

Tips to getting Your Home Ready for fun and safe Halloween night

As we settle into fall, many of us start looking forward to Halloween. It’s a holiday adults can enjoy as much as kids. But, homeowners do have one serious obligation on this fun night: If you expect trick-or-treaters, you must make sure the path to your door is a safe one. Take no trips Inevitably, some giddy ghosts and ghouls will race excitedly to your door. Be prepared. In the full light of...

Where are the Best Places to Retire in 2019

Panama tops list of global retirement destinations According to International Living's newly released Annual Global Retirement Index for 2019, the world's top 10 retirement destinations are: #1 Panama          #6 Colombia #2 Costa Rica     #7 Portugal #3 Mexico           #8 Peru #4 Ecuador         #9 Thailand #5 Malaysia        #10 Spain...

New survey shows location and lifestyle drive Bangkok workplace preferences

A Bangkok-focused survey reveals that while convenient location and access to mass transit remain primary requirements, a major shift in employees’ requirements for wellness, comprehensive services and smart building technology will drive the city’s future leading workplaces. The survey, which was undertaken by Nielsen Thailand, in collaboration with The PARQ by TCC Assets (Thailand) and managed by...

Retiring in the land of smiles!

Getting older is a hot topic right now. Thailand’s society is ageing and real estate firm CBRE predicts that by 2022 over 20 percent of the country’s population will be aged over 60 years. This will put pressure on services and in particular housing. Whilst many ageing Thais are likely to live with their family which is inherent of the local culture, there is an appetite for retirement living that is...

These are the best cities in Southeast Asia for expats to live

Many East Asian expats call Southeast Asia home. A significant number of companies from China, Japan, South Korea and Hong Kong have set up shop in the region bringing with them local staff to help with operations. However, not all locations for these expats are equal in terms of liveability. A recent survey from ECA International, an international knowledge, information and technology provider, ranked...

How to Create Your Apartment Wish List

How to Create Your Apartment Wish List

Some thoughtful list-making will help you land an apartment you love. Before you set out to hunt for an apartment, it helps to make an apartment wish list of your must-haves and like-to-haves. Once you begin looking at units, you’ll probably shift your priorities as price and reality set in, but it’s better to go in with an idea of what you want than to let a building manager talk you into a lease you...

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