Eternals Movie Review

We got the Eternals Digital Download  free in exchange for an honest post.  All opinions are our own.

Eternals is now available on Digital and will be released on 4K, Blu-ray and DVD February 15.

I can not tell you how excited I am for this new chapter in the Marvel world.  Most of us know a little about the Eternals.   When this movie was announced I was so excited.  We have a whole new cast of charters and they are awesome.

I love how Eternals  brought us into the past to see how it all started.  They did not just jump in expecting us to know the whole story.  We see where the legends of many gods came from and what they were doing here.  As we get to know the new hero’s they will also throw is a few twist and turns all the way till the end.

The Eternals show up on earth thousands of years ago to help protect it from Deviants.  Creatures that are threating the survival of earth.  They fight together for thousands of years to protect the people and when they kill the last one they start to blend in with everyone on earth.  They each go their own way until the Deviants start to show up again.  

When they team back up the realized that their mission on earth was for a whole different reason and they have to choose sides.  Now fighting the Deviants , trying to get the team back together and maybe having to fight each other has become the new mission.  Who will have the power to stop them and who will fall short. 

I truly LOVED Eternals and can not wait for the next film.  This is a must have for any Marvel Movie Collector.

Film Synopsis

Marvel Studios’ Eternals follows a group of ancient heroes from beyond the stars who had protected Earth since the dawn of man. When monstrous creatures called Deviants, long thought lost to history, mysteriously return, the Eternals are forced to reunite in order to defend humanity once again. 

 

The outstanding ensemble cast includes Gemma Chan, Richard Madden, Kumail Nanjiani, Lia McHugh, Brian Tyree Henry, Lauren Ridloff, Barry Keoghan, Don Lee, Kit Harington, Salma Hayek and Angelina Jolie.

Bonus Features*

  • Audio Commentary – View the film with audio commentary by Chloé Zhao, Stephane Ceretti, Mårten Larsson
  • Immortalized – Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe launches into the cosmos with the Eternals. In this behind-the-scenes documentary, dive deep into the reasons why Marvel wanted to immortalize these superheroes for the MCU.
  • Walks of Life – Eternals unveils Marvel’s biggest and most diverse lineup of Super Heroes in one film. Hear reactions from the cast on being involved in the film and the instant sense of camaraderie that was felt on the day they all joined each other in their costumes.
  • Gag Reel – Watch some of the hilarious mishaps of the charming cast and crew.
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Gravity – Phastos and Jack have a conversation that leads to a breakthrough.
  • Nostalgia – Sprite and Makkari reminisce about humankind while overlooking the ruins of Babylon.
  • Movies – Gligamesh and Kingo connect over movies while crossing the Amazon River with the rest of the team.
  • Small Talk – Sprite confronts Dane in the museum about his interactions with Sersi.

Social Media

Twitter: @TheEternals

Facebook: @OfficialEternals

Instagram: @Eternals

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*bonus features vary by product and retailer

 

Cast

Gemma Chan as Sersi

Richard Madden as Ikaris

Kumail Nanjiani as Kingo

Lia McHugh as Sprite

Brian Tyree Henry as Phastos

Lauren Ridloff as Makkari

Barry Keoghan as Druig

Don Lee as Gilgamesh

Kit Harington as Dane Whitman

Salma Hayek as Ajak

Angelina Jolie as Thena

 

Directed by

Chloé Zhao 

Produced by

Kevin Feige, p.g.a.

Nate Moore, p.g.a.

 

Executive Producers

Louis D’Esposito

Victoria Alonso

Kevin de la Noy

                                               

Screenplay by

Chloé Zhao

and Chloé Zhao

& Patrick Burleigh

and Ryan Firpo

& Kaz Firpo

 

Screen Story by

Ryan Firpo

& Matthew K. Firpo

                       

Music by

Ramin Djawadi

 

Product Specifications

Street Date

Digital: January 12

Physical: February 15

 

Product SKUs

Digital: 4K UHD, HD, SD

Physical: 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (4K UHD + Blu-ray + Digital Code), Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray + Digital Code) & DVD

 

Feature Run Time

Approx. 157 minutes

 

Rating

U.S. Rated PG-13

Bonus material not rated

       

Aspect Ratio

Digital: 2.39

Physical: 2.39:1

 

U.S. Audio

4K Ultra HD:  English Dolby Atmos and 2.0 Descriptive Audio, Spanish 7.1 Dolby Digital Plus, French 5.1 Dolby Digital Language Tracks

Blu-ray: English 7.1 DTS-HDMA and 2.0 Descriptive Audio, Spanish and French 5.1 Dolby Digital Language Tracks

DVD: English Spanish and French 5.1 Dolby Digital, English 2.0 Descriptive Audio Language Tracks

Digital: English Dolby Atmos (UHD only, some platforms), English 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital, French 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital, English Descriptive Audio 2.0 Dolby Digital (some platforms)

The Mitchells vs the Machines Review

We got The Mitchells vs the Machines  free in exchange for an honest review. All my opinions are my own.

OK first I want to say bravo to Netflix for putting out some of their best to DVD.  I fell in love with The Mitchells vs the Machines and I am excited that I can add it to my dvd collection.

So the Mitchells have an old school dad with a modern rest of the family.  As they head on a rad trip to check out her new college the machines take over.  Everyone gets caught one by one until there are not many people left.  The Mitchells seem to keep one step ahead, then they figure out a few tricks and have to fight to stay together.  Personally for me the star of the show was Monchi The family pug.  I would have watched the movie just for him. lol This is a fun and exciting movie the whole family will love.

SYNOPSIS

An old school father and his plugged-in, filmmaker daughter struggle to relate as their family embarks on a road trip to her new college. Their drive is interrupted by a machine apocalypse that threatens to tear these unlikely heroes apart unless they can find a way to join forces and save humanity.

BLU-RAY, DVD AND DIGITAL BONUS MATERIALS 
  • Katie’s Cabinet of Forgotten Wonders: Take a rare look inside Katie Mitchell’s filmmaking process as she gives you an exclusive look into how the movie was made.
    • Katie-Vision!
    • Dumb Robots Trailer
    • The Original “Mitchells” Story Pitch
    • The Furby Scene – How? Why?
    • PAL’s World
  • The Mitchells Vs. The Machines: Or How a Group of Passionate Weirdos Made a Big Animated Movie: Go inside the story of The Mitchells vs the Machines and meet a group of first-time filmmakers & talented cast who banded together to take a collective risk on making a unique, original, and totally off-the-wall film about an everyday, epic, world-saving family!
  • How To Make Sock Puppets: Katie Mitchell opens the door to her film school. Learn how to make sock puppets who could be extras in your next short film!
  • How To Make Katie Face Cupcakes: Enjoy making cupcakes only a mother could love.
EXCLUSIVE BLU-RAY BONUS MATERIALS
  • Dog Cop 7: The Final Chapter: Katie Mitchell is back and creating the most hilarious film of her young career – check out an all-new mini-movie, Dog Cop 7: The Final Chapter. In a world where the holidays are being haunted by the Candy Cane Kidnapper, there is only one Dog with the skills to solve the case.
  • Katie’s Extended Cinematic Bonanza Cut! Prepare to witness Katie’s director’s cut, an extended version of the original film with over 40 minutes of deleted scenes.
  • 8 Bonus Scenes: Get more Mitchells with over 20 minutes of Deleted & Extended Scenes.
  • Filmmakers’ commentary

Addams Family 2 Review

We got Addams Family 2 free in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions are my own.

 

Ohh My there is so much happening in the new Addams Family 2.  I remember watching Addams Family when I was young and one thing I can say is they stuck with what works.  We have a interesting family always getting into trouble and never actually knowing they are in trouble.

Pugsley is starting to discover girls , yet they have not discovered him yet.  Wednesday is trying to figure out who she is with a twist of is she really a Addams at all.  Morticia and Gomez are trying to connect with their family on a road trip and prove Wednesday is their child. Cousin It is still as awesome as ever.  As their family goes on this road trip they will each discover something about themselves and the rest of the family all while scaring others and having a blast.

AVAILABLE ON DIGITAL NOW
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BLU-RAYTM AND DVD JANUARY 18, 2022
FROM METRO GOLDWYN MAYER (MGM)
AND UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT

Universal City, California, December 14, 2021 – Get ready for more finger snaps! The eccentric and unconventional Addams family is back in the all-new full-length animated comedy, THE ADDAMS FAMILY 2, available to own for the first time on Blu-ray and DVD January 18, 2022 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Hailed by critics as “creepier and kookier than the first” (Owen Gleiberman, Variety), MGM’s hilarious sequel brings the beloved macabre squad closer than ever before as they squeeze into the family RV and embark on a cross-country road trip. Packed with family-friendly laughs and spooky hijinks, THE ADDAMS FAMILY 2 on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital is filled with brand-new exclusive bonus features for all ages to enjoy including a road trip checklist and featurettes with cast and crew, taking audiences behind the scenes of the wonderfully weird world of the Addams family and the film’s messages of family, love and acceptance. THE ADDAMS FAMILY 2-MOVIE COLLECTION is also available to own on DVD on January 18, 2022.

From directors Greg Tiernan (Sausage Party, “Thomas & Friends”) and Conrad Vernon (Shrek 2Madagascar 3), THE ADDAMS FAMILY 2 boasts a star-studded and critically acclaimed voice cast including Golden Globe®-winner Oscar Isaac (Star Wars: The Last JediX-Men: Apocalypse), Oscar®-winner Charlize Theron (Long ShotKubo and the Two Strings), Chloë Grace Moretz (Kick AssThe 5th Wave), Emmy®-nominee Nick Kroll (The Secret Life of Pets 2Sing), Javon ‘Wanna’ Walton (“Euphoria,” “Utopia”), Wallace Shawn (the Toy Story franchise, The Princess Bride), music icon Snoop Dogg, Oscar®-nominee Bette Midler (Hocus PocusThe First Wives Club), Emmy®-winner Bill Hader (Inside Out, Trainwreck)​ and more!

Morticia (Charlize Theron) and Gomez (Oscar Isaac) are distraught that their children are growing up, skipping family dinners, and totally consumed with “scream time.” To reclaim their bond, they decide to cram Wednesday (Chloë Grace Moretz), Pugsley (Javon ‘Wanna’ Walton), Uncle Fester (Nick Kroll) and the crew into their haunted camper and hit the road for one last miserable family vacation. What could possibly go wrong?

With the purchase of THE ADDAMS FAMILY 2 on disc, fans are eligible to earn points towards special rewards via the Universal All-Access Rewards program. Members can redeem their points for digital movies, signed collectables, box sets, win exclusive prizes and more! For FREE registration and details please visit www.MyUniversalRewards.com.

BONUS FEATURES EXCLUSIVE TO BLU-RAYTM & DVD:

  • We’re Altogether Addams: Meet the people behind the voices.
  • Courage to be Kooky: See why it’s okay to be different (even kooky) with a little help from the cast of THE ADDAMS FAMILY 2.
  • THE ADDAMS FAMILY Road Trip Checklist: In this “How To” vignette, we’ll show you everything you need for a successful road trip with the family. From essentials to games, we’ve got you covered.

THE ADDAMS FAMILY 2 will be available on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital.

  • Blu-ray unleashes the power of your HDTV and is the best way to watch movies at home, featuring 6X the picture resolution of DVD, exclusive extras and theater-quality surround sound.
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Website: https://www.uphe.com/movies/the-addamsfamily-2
Trailer: https://uni.pictures/AddamsFamily2Announce
Facebook: @meettheaddams
Twitter: @meettheaddams
Instagram: @meettheaddams
#AddamsFamily2

 

 

Halloween Kills Review

We got the Halloween Kills Digital code to review.  All opinions are our own.

 

I had mixed emotions about the last Halloween that came out.  I of course loved that Jamie Lee Curtis was back but I was not happy that they erased years of Michael Myers   kills. He is one of my favorite Horror killers.  So when this one came out and I saw that we were going to have a ton of our original survivors back I was excited but skeptical.

Halloween Kills did not disappoint me.  We had some great original kills, great story, and a few twist and turns.  We get to see a little of what happened in the original that we never saw and a great final scene I did not see coming. If you are looking for a great Horror Flick this week you are going to LOVE Halloween Kills.

Universal City, California, December 8, 2021 – Evil dies tonight.  Jamie Lee Curtis (“Scream Queens”, Knives Out), Judy Greer (The Village, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes), Andi Matichak (Blue Bloods, Orange is the New Black) and the entire town of Haddonfield band together to take down the infamous killer Michael Myers in the never-before-seen Extended Cut of HALLOWEEN KILLS, arriving on Digital December 14, 2021, as well as on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-rayTM and DVD January 11, 2022. Hailed as “A bloodthirsty sequel” (Bloody Disgusting), HALLOWEEN KILLS features the original theatrical release, the Extended Cut with Alternate Ending and exclusive bonus content which includes extended and deleted scenes, a behind-the-scenes look at creating the film, special gag reel and more!

The Halloween night when Michael Myers returned isn’t over yet. Michael manages to free himself from Laurie Strode’s (Jamie Lee Curtis) trap to resume his ritual bloodbath. As Laurie fights for her life from injuries from her last encounter with Michael, she inspires her daughter Karen (Judy Greer), granddaughter Allyson (Andi Matichak), and all of Haddonfield to rise up against their unstoppable monster. The vigilante mob then sets out to hunt Michael down, once and for all.

Master of horror John Carpenter (Halloween 1978Halloween 2018) once again joins forces with director David Gordon Green (HalloweenPineapple Express) and producers Jason Blum (Blumhouse), Malek Akkad (Trancas International Films) and Bill Block (Miramax) for this continuation of the Halloween franchise. HALLOWEEN KILLS also includes a stellar cast, including Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, Andi Matichak, Will Patton (The Forever Purge, The Postman), Thomas Mann (Kong: Skull Island, Amityville: The Awakening) and Anthony Michael Hall (“The Dead Zone”, The Dark Knight).  “As immortal as Michael Myers himself” (The Wrap), HALLOWEEN KILLS offers a tricky treat for audiences both old and new.
                              
BONUS FEATURES on 4K ULTRA HD, BLU-RAYTM, DVD & DIGITAL:

  • GAG REEL
  • DELETED/EXTENDED SCENES
  • HADDONFIELD’S OPEN WOUNDS – Those who die at the hands of Michael Myers are not his only victims. We look at some of the returning characters, and why their past traumatic encounters with The Shape made them natural candidates to try and defend Haddonfield against him.
  • THE KILL TEAM – It takes a big team to create a film the scale of HALLOWEEN KILLS, especially when part of the task is raising the bar for Michael’s gruesome kills. We hear the people behind the mayhem discuss how they continue to push the franchise to new heights.
  • STRODE FAMILY VALUES – Filmmakers and cast discuss the three generations of Strode women that have been terrorized by The Shape, and the roles Laurie, Karen and Allyson play in trying to vanquish his evil.
  • 1978 TRANSFORMATIONS – Shooting new footage that matches the feel of the iconic 1978 footage is no easy task, and even takes a little bit of luck. We reveal some of the secrets of how filmmakers achieved these stunning sequences.
  • THE POWER OF FEAR – The impact of Michael Myers’ pure evil extends far beyond his victims. We examine how fear of The Shape changed the psychology of the people of Haddonfield.
  • KILL COUNT
  • FEATURE COMMENTARY – Director/co-writer David Gordon Green and stars Jamie Lee Curtis and Judy Greer

HALLOWEEN KILLS will be available on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital.

  • 4K Ultra HD delivers the ultimate movie watching experience. Featuring the combination of 4K resolution, the color brilliance of High Dynamic Range (HDR) and HDR10+* which delivers incredible brightness and contrast for each scene and immersive audio for a multidimensional sound experience.
  • Blu-ray Combo Pack includes Blu-ray, DVD and Digital copy.
  • Digital lets fans watch movies anywhere on their favorite devices. Users can buy or rent instantly.
  • The Movies Anywhere Digital App simplifies and enhances the digital movie collection and viewing experience by allowing consumers to access their favorite digital movies in one place when purchased or redeemed through participating digital retailers. Consumers can also redeem digital copy codes found in eligible Blu-rayTM and DVD disc packages from participating studios and stream or download them through Movies Anywhere.  Movies Anywhere is available only in the United States.

Pictures On Gold Giveaway

 

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 Beautiful jewelry is always a great gift,  This year make sure to check out Pictures On Gold and order a great gift at a great price before the big day. 

 

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HBO Max Reveals Official Trailer for Looney Tunes Cartoons Season 4

Toon Into Laughter and Fun in 2022 with a Brand-New Season of Looney Tunes Cartoons on HBO Max

Season Four Premieres Thursday, Jan. 20 on HBO Max

 

New Trailer HERE

 

 

 

Starting off the New Year right, Bugs, Daffy, Porky, Tweety and all of your favorite Looney Tunes return with a jam-packed new season of Looney Tunes Cartoons streaming Thursday, Jan. 20 on HBO Max.

In this new batch of episodes, Elmer Fudd tries to arrest Bugs Bunny, Tweety Bird goes to the Grand Canyon and Daffy plays one too many pranks on Porky. Don’t miss these and many more antics on this new season of Looney Toons Cartoons!

From Warner Bros. Animation, and starring the cherished Looney Tunes characters, Looney Tunes Cartoons echoes the high production value and process of the original Looney Tunes theatrical shorts with a cartoonist-driven approach to storytelling. In this modern iteration of the classic series, marquee Looney Tunes characters are featured in their classic pairings in simple, gag-driven, and visually vibrant stories.

 

Looney Tunes Cartoons is executive produced by Pete Browngardt (Uncle Grandpa) and Sam Register (Teen Titans Go!). The voice cast includes Eric Bauza (Bugs Bunny/Daffy Duck/Tweety/Marvin the Martian), Bob Bergen (Porky Pig), Jeff Bergman (Elmer Fudd/Sylvester), Fred Tatasciore (Yosemite Sam) and Candi Milo (Granny), Michael Ruocco (Beaky Buzzard).

Hearty Meals Perfect For Those Cold Winter Days

The weather’s a little chillier outside and a lot of us are finding whatever excuses we can to stay indoors and under some blankets, from a nice lie-in to a movie night with the family. It’s during days like these that few things really tick all the right boxes quite as well as a good, hearty, warm meal. So, what’s going to keep your belly full and your body warm? Here are a few recipes you might want to take a closer look at for those filling and delicious meals.

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Take it slow

When it comes to hearty, delicious, and tender meat-based meals, then there are few appliances that are going to be your best friend quite like the slow cooker. You don’t really need to follow any complicated recipes. If you love a good pot meal that mixes a bunch of ingredients without too many complicated steps, however, then a jambalaya in that slow cooker is going to work wonders.

 

Making lasagna easy

Cheese, pasta, tomato sauce, and meat. There are few things in a lasagna that doesn’t make it sound like the most comforting and filling meal on the planet. If you’re not up for spending all that time on construction, however, this skillet lasagna recipe makes it exceedingly easy to end up with much the same texture and tastes like the other type. A fast, filling version of an Italian staple that you’ll be coming back to time and again.

 

Chow down on this

If you’re looking for something that’s packed to the gills with nutritional value (quite literally) then fish meals are what you should be angling for. Few fish are as nutritiously dense as a nice fresh piece of salmon, and salmon roe counts, as well. This salmon chowder recipe shows some of the heartiest and most filling ways you can make good use of these ingredients. Delicious salmon flavor, a lovely warm soup, and nice, soft potatoes are all you need here, with some optional dill for a little extra flavor.

 

A nice and quick casserole

Casseroles are often associated with fall and winter because they are easy to make, they’re pretty versatile in that they can use all kinds of ingredients, and you can set and forget them. This chicken spaghetti casserole is no different, but it offers a nice change from all of the beef options that are most common this time of year.

 

The vegetarians don’t have to miss out, either

While meat tends to be considered a “staple” of hearty winter cooking, that doesn’t necessarily need to be the case, especially if you prefer not to eat meat. To that end, a nice helping of rich, savory mushrooms is the star of the show with this vegetarian cassoulet, which also uses breadcrumbs to give it a nice bit of crunch and texture to contrast the more slippery nature of the porcini.

 

Hopefully, the comfort foods all listed above give you some good ideas for keeping the family warm and well-fed for the rest of this cold season.

6 Ways You Can Make Your Home Feel Bigger

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There are plenty of home upgrades that are actually worth it when improving your home, but sometimes, these upgrades aren’t possible. One common issue that people face is a lack of space at home. However, rather than look for a bigger house that could disrupt your lifestyle, you can look for ways to increase the space within your home without expensive renovations or extensions. But how can you achieve this? Here are six ideas to make your home feel bigger. 

 

Clear Your Clutter 

 

If you’ve got kids or have simply lived in your house for a while, you’ve accumulated a lot of stuff. You won’t have use for a lot of these items, but you’re not gotten around to getting rid of them just yet. When trying to make more space in your home and help it feel bigger, decluttering is one of the most effective ideas. 

 

You’ll need to be ruthless and go through each room in their house to decide what you want and don’t want to keep. A useful rule is to remove anything you haven’t used in six months aside from seasonal clothes. Duplicate items, such as several pairs of sneakers or coats may also be better off being donated to charity.

 

Make More Use of Your Patio

 

Your patio is a great way to make your home feel bigger without needing to get a quote for a pricey extension. Many people will use the patio and the room that leads onto the patio as a singular entity by installing sliding patio doors that make it easier to expand the space. 

 

This is perfect for those scorching summer months, and it’s also ideal for storing bikes and other items that don’t have a place in the house. Furthermore, opening the doors and letting the air circulate will make your home smell and feel fresh. 

 

Get Smart About Storage

 

Not enough people are smart about storage. They use boxes or drawers and stuff anything inside. There might also be piles of items hidden inside your cupboards that will collapse if you even dare look at them. 

 

This can make it difficult to keep your home organized, so consider creative storage ideas that offer a multifunctional appeal. There are plenty of surfaces both vertical and horizontal that you can use, whereas versatile furniture, such as tables, cupboards, and your bed can give you extra space to store items around the house. 

 

Clear The Floor Space

 

It isn’t just toys that cause clutter. Your interior design might not be as functional as you initially expected. If you need to twist and turn to get around your home, you’re better off clearing the floor space and arranging furniture differently. 

 

In the living room, you can pull back the sofas to make it easier for you to walk through. You may also realize you don’t need the coffee table, and side tables will take up less space and still offer the same benefits. Similarly, installing hooks to hang jackets on will make the entrance clearer and more welcoming whenever someone steps through the door. 

 

Mirror Mirror

 

Mirrors are an almost magic solution for homes that lack space. Although they don’t increase the size of your home, they can make it feel bigger. Multiple mirrors will reflect the light, which gets rid of the dark corners that can make your home feel small. 

 

You can set these mirrors up all around your home, from the living room to the hallways to your bedroom. The illusion might seem unlikely if you’ve never used them before, but you’ll eventually feel like your home has doubled in size, even if you can’t precisely explain why. 

 

Use Low Furniture 

 

Towering furniture reduces visibility around the home, which is why low furniture is a great way to make the house feel bigger. Instead of peering around high-backed chairs or tall tables, you will be able to see from one side of the room to the other without interruptions, 

 

Like mirrors, this creates an illusion that the house is bigger than it is. You can also look for chairs that have open legs, as this adds further storage ideas and that won’t take up potentially vital real estate within your home. 

 

Space to Roam 

 

An open home will make it easier to clean and stop the house from feeling so claustrophobic. If you and your family always feel your jostling for space, these ideas can do wonders for making your home more comfortable and satisfying, giving everyone somewhere to relax when they need to. 

Making Your Garden A Happy & Healthy Space For Your Kids

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Your garden should always be a healthy and safe space for your children. No matter their age, it’s likely that your little ones want to use the garden you have at home, but you shouldn’t have to stand guard the whole time. There are loads of tools available that can help you with this, and you can work to make sure that your garden is safe for your kids. But how exactly can you achieve a goal like this? Let’s find out.

 

Providing Shelter

 

Providing shelter to your little ones when they are using the garden can be a good way to make sure that they don’t have to deal with the elements when they are outside. Options like an outdoor playhouse with slide can be great for this, providing your little ones with the space they need in the garden. This also helps to keep them from being exposed to pollution and other issues if you live in areas with a lot of vehicles.

 

Dealing With Pests

 

There are loads of garden pests that can wreak havoc on your garden. Some of them are large, while others are small, but you won’t want any of them to be visiting your children when they are outside having fun. Small critters can usually be dealt with by using products from your local garden store. Larger animals will need more attention, though, and you may need a professional to deal with rats, mice, and other large creatures that could be stalking your garden.

 

Privacy & Security

 

While your garden is outdoors, most people want to make sure that this sort of space is as private as possible. High fences can help with this, though they aren’t always the best approach to take. Bushes, shrubs, and trees can provide natural privacy, giving you the chance to shelter your space without filling it with wooden panels. Of course, you also need to consider security when you are working to make your garden safe for your kids, and options like CCTV and strong locks can be great tools when you’re working towards this goal.

 

Dealing With Healthy & Safety Issues

 

Sharp rocks, snapped wood, and loose nails can all be dangers to children, especially when they are found outside. Your kids should be able to run around and use your garden without shoes on, but you will need to remove the health and safety threats from the space before this is possible. Most people can do this by themselves, but you could ask for someone else’s opinion to make sure that your outdoor space is safe.

 

As you can see, there are loads of options available for those who want to make their garden a happy and healthy space for their little ones. The work you do towards this will always be worth it, giving you the chance to enjoy a better garden and quieter kids.

10 Home Upgrades That Are Actually Worth It

When it comes to home upgrades, you want to do all that you can to ensure that you are choosing the right ones for your home. If you have dreamt for a long time about a remodel, then you still need to get started with writing a list for all the things that you want your home to have. 

 

Some upgrades are going to be for fun and quality of life where others are going to be for customizing your lifestyle. Some of the ideas are going to be a big commitment and others won’t be so huge but will still be important to your home! You want somewhere more stylish, comfortable and functional to live in, and that means choosing to invest wisely and research the epoxy garage floor cost, the bathroom tiles cost and kitchen backsplash! You need to make upgrades to your home that are actually worth it, and we’ve got ten of them for you below.

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  1. A wet room. Switching out your bathroom to a shower wet room is a luxury upgrade if there ever was one. You should get rid of streaky shower doors and have an open wet room that looks amazing. There is a lot of work and expense involved, but it’s going to look amazing, add value to the house and really give you the chance to have a larger shower if you want one. It can look sleek and stylish in an instant, and it’s so worth every single cost involved because of the personal comfort of your own wet room.
  2. Upgrade the roof. A practical upgrade, a new roof or a replaced roof is going to be a great addition to the house. You will have to think about the savings you’re going to make on your energy bill and how you can ensure that your roof is intact so that it stays protecting the house in the weather. If you want to give it an upgrade, make sure that you change the color of the tiles to add a little pizzazz. 
  3. Upgrade the countertops. Counters in the kitchen often need a change every few years, and it’s going to upgrade the kitchen visually, functionality and more. You’re going to be able to give the kitchen an entirely new look, and you can choose an entirely new material for your kitchen. The worktops and the cabinets can be changed up to look the same color. Cabinets and countertops are always worth upgrading if you want your kitchen to look good. 
  4. Change the garage doors. Did you know that you can adjust the exterior of your home when you upgrade the garage doors? You can upgrade the material, the hardware and the way it opens. You can even add windows to your garage doors and make it a space that you can add color and light to the outside of the house. Changing up the garage doors is also a good idea if you’re looking for ways to adjust the exterior of your home. If you are upgrading the exterior, you’re going to find that you manage it better with a pretty new garage door!
  5. Add heat under your flooring. You should do this with the garage if you’re going to have a garage that is transformed into a new room. The rest of the house can really use underfloor heating, but try to keep it to the bathroom and kitchen because usually these rooms don’t have carpeting. Carpet is warm enough so the flooring that is cold underfoot would be a better option than the carpeted areas. 

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               6. Add new vents. One of the upgrades you can make that is worth it is in the bathrooms! You need to vent these spaces to avoid any condensation and mold building up. New vents and upgraded ventilation fans will help you to keep your bathrooms condensation-free and that’s a perfect upgrade if you deal with mold in the spaces. 

                 7. Brand new boilers. When was the last time you got a boiler in your home upgraded? Most people don’t bother as they’re something that often changes up every ten years or so. You should – if you can – upgrade your water heater to a tankless one. You should consider how your boiler is currently working and then decide if you can upgrade to a new one.

                8. Get a new deck. A great way to add more value to your house with an upgrade is to get a new deck around the back of the house. It’s a home upgrade that’s actually worth it because you’ll be using it all the time as an extension from your living space.  A deck becomes your summer living room because it’s the space you kick back, read, enjoy breakfast and just chill out. Your deck is going to add so uchto your home and you won’t realize it until you do it. 

             9.   More storage. From the kitchen to the bedroom, upgrading your storage options are really worth it. If you’re looking to invest, now is the time to do it and you can add more pantry storage, more cabinets and drawers and you can even convert an entire closet if you want to. This is an upgrade that’s worth your time and your money and you can build your storage into the walls if you want to. The increase in storage is going to be excellent for your home, and you’re going to be able to use it all of the time.

              10.  Adding solar power. You can invest a little more into your home with solar panels and solar energy. It’s a huge financial investment but the return that you get overtime is a worthy thing to invest in. Solar panels are going to help you to heat your home, give power to your sockets and everything else that’s powered by electricity! You should consider this even if the outlay is big because over time, you’ll get that money back with your saved money on electric bills.