With an increasing demand for housing in the UK and strict planning restrictions, developers are attempting to fit as much real estate as possible within smaller and smaller areas.
This means that most new builds are half the size of the homes being constructed at the start of the 20th century.
Despite this eye-opening reality, there are plenty of people who are happy to sacrifice space for location – especially moving closer to the capital.
FLEXiSPACE has looked at this trend, determined the main pros and cons of smaller house living and even looked around the world for extreme examples of homes which push the limits of square footage.
Read on to find out whether you’re cut out to thrive in this new era of space-efficient living.
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The bedroom is a universal synonym for a safe haven. A place you can unwind and be your truest self, where you can leave the hectic world behind and all worries at the threshold. Then the best thing you can do for yourself and for keeping your sanity is make it as cozy and relaxing as possible. With the countless different stores providing adorable furniture pieces and decoration, picking the right one can be quite overwhelming and even exhausting. We are here to tell you it’s all going to be fine and we have your back. Here are some original, imaginative, and most importantly, 100% green ideas for decorating and cleaning, you can apply to your favourite place in the world – the holy bedroom!
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The obvious benefit is that it reduces energy consumption, but the benefits of natural light extend far beyond that. Famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright so eloquently describes how ‘more and more, so it seems to me, light is the beautifier of the building’, and it sure does bring something special to a home.
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Have you been feeling more conscious about what you can do to help the environment as of late? Are you looking for ways that you can create a more eco-friendly home and leave less of a footprint? Making the decision to go green is a big one, and one you should feel great about.
Check out the following tips and start making your home more eco-friendly today:
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For people who have become more watchful of what goes into what they eat, the good news is that an increasing amount of food manufacturers are offering organic options, making organic food one of the fastest-growing divisions of food production in the United States. The bad news is that all of those options can be uncertain, especially when accounting for food made without GMOs, or genetically modified organisms. Some people could be trying to eat an all-organic diet, and others may simply be trying to duck GMOs. Although foods may be labeled as USDA-certified organic or Non-GMO, consumers may not understand the difference. In some cases, there is an intersection between the USDA Organic and Non-GMO labels, but there are some key differences consumers should be aware of when trying to make the distinction between organic foods and foods made without GMOs.
Typically, foods with the USDA Organic label have been manufactured without the use of GMOs as well as other standards that certify that the food has been produced with at least 95% organic ingredients. Foods that have been labeled as Non-GMO, on the other hand, only need to meet the criteria that they contain less than 1% of GMO content. Foods qualified as Non-GMO may have been exposed to fertilizers or chemical pesticides, animals may have been subjected to antibiotics or hormones, and livestock may not have been fed using 100% organic feed. In brief, all USDA Organic certified foods are Non-GMO, but not all Non-GMO certified foods are organic.
The inflated collection and choices available at the grocery store today may be more confusing, but anyone who is aware about what goes into their favorite organic chocolate brands will need to know the difference between the labeling and what the labels mean. The following infographic helps outline the differences between USDA Organic and Non-GMO labels, so review it the next time you check the labels on your favorite foods.
Check out the beneficial infographic PacMoore has produced below:
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