Lavish Living: Dear Sweet Portugal, Cash or Credit

Obviously we won’t solely tease you with lavish residences that aren’t for sale, nor of which the prize is unknown. For this Lavish Living we find ourselves searching every piggy bank and off-shore account to put together that €850,000 and own this mesmerizing residence located in the suburbs of Faro, Portugal. Welcome to sun, seafood, unbelievable wines and that amazing garden with a terrace and pool that will keep you refreshed for the coming summer.

But it’s not only the country and the pool that has us convinced of this residence’s excellence. The beautiful cream-white furniture, which sometimes finds contrast with the cool anthracite-grey tones, and white walls create the feeling of openness and lightness, in itself a subtle contrast with the warm city of Faro.

The residence is built and decorated by architectural bureau Groupo Dunaplana, who are known for their strong lines and geometrical shapes when it comes to interior and architecture, playing a roll in the hard and colder, yet refined and elegant feeling of the homes they create. The white overtone might not be their signature look, as most of their work has warm woody tones, but by barely adding any dynamic curves the house doesn’t feel suitable for children.

Remarkable are the bedroom overlooking the terrace and pool, as well as the humongous cactus growing in the middle garden area that the house is built around. Other features are for your eyes to discover down below in the photo gallery:


Improper home improvement can negatively affect your home and your personal safety. You need to do a lot of research so that you don’t improperly construct something, go against safety regulations, improperly wire something or just create a hazardous environment. There are some tips listed below to help you start improving your home smarter and safer.

When it comes to home improvement, be sure that you are not causing your home to awkwardly stand out from the rest of the neighborhood. This will ensure you will be able to resell it and also, that you will not receive scorn from your neighbors. Be creative, but try to lean toward conservative with colors. With additions, keep your the total size of your home somewhat near that of your neighbors.

Improper home improvement can be very troublesome, but with some research and some hard work, you can do it. It just takes research and asking a professional when you need to on what to do to reach your goals. Do yourself a favor and try using the above tips to help properly improve your home.

Installing carpet can be a daunting task if done yourself, or an expensive task if you pay a professional to do it. Fortunately there is an alternative. Much like vinyl floor tiles, there are carpet tiles that exist. These too have adhesive backing that allows you to install them easily, and they look just like real sheet carpeting when installed.

You should always wear safety glasses or goggles when cutting with a saw or other powered equipment. If you do not wear protective equipment for your eyes pieces of the material you are cutting or dust can become lodged in your eye or cause irritation. In severe cases permanent damage can be done to your eye.

If the closets in your home are not very large, it would be a good idea for you to use organizers if you are trying to sell your home. Doing so will make the closets in your home seem much bigger and a lot of buyers will bypass homes that seem to have too little space.…