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  • July 10th, 2017
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When it comes to any experience you’d have with a hot tub, size definitely matters, whether you’re planning on buying and installing one for your home or indeed if you’re going away on holiday and you want a room with a hot tub in it. As much as size matters however, it matters in different ways depending on what point of view you’re looking at it from.

If you’re going to have an indoor hot tub installed in your home, for example, a bigger hot tub will have greater cost implications for you, both in terms of its purchase and its installation. Size also has implications with regards to its operation and maintenance.

Generally the bigger the hot tub, the more expensive it’ll be to buy and the higher the costs of its operation will be in terms of filling it up with water – filling it up with hot water which you’ll want to keep warm for as long as possible. There’s also the power that has to go into operating some of its other features like the jets and in some of the hot tubs the self-cleaning mechanisms.

On the flip side of the size consideration is when you’re not seeking to own the hot tub yourself and you’re perhaps away on holiday somewhere where a hot tub comes with your room. In that case, then size still matters, but that’s when you’ll want to go as big as you can possibly get. After all, the price of the water and lights is built into the room rate, so you can Jacuzzi it up to your heart’s content. That is after all what hot tubs are made for – to be fully enjoyed as long and as much as you can.

Going back to the size consideration in relation to installing a hot tub in your home, unless you’re having it fitted in a recently built home with a more modern architectural plan and design, chances are the interior profile of your bathroom isn’t really optimised for a hot tub. Hot tubs are primarily for entertainment and relaxation in any case, so you’d perhaps not want to install it in your bathroom.

Hot tubs go best in entertainment areas and that’s why some are even best placed outside or built into the decking in your outdoor space.

Since the biggest hot tubs can get really expensive because of their size, however, one can perhaps go for portable hot tubs which are also known as inflatable hot tubs. Portable hot tubs have become seriously sophisticated these days with just about as many features as you can get in a permanent hot tub.

Design-wise portable hot tubs have also come very far and you can probably quite easily find one that fits in with the outdoor surroundings you’ll be using it in, so going portable with your choice in hot tubs can have you enjoying the biggest hot tub you can get.

However, all this being said, maybe a hot tub purchase isn’t for you. Summer is fast approaching and making a hot tub decision is a big one. Take a look into last minute hot tub breaks to ‘test the water’. There are loads on offer all around the UK and it’s well worth looking into before taking the plunge.

We’ve booked through iknow UK before, they have so much choice for hot tub  holidays and hot tub breaks. They have a great selection of cottages with hot tubs.

So as much as size matters with your hot tub, it ultimately comes down to your personal experience with it, so it’s not simply a matter of the bigger the better.

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  • July 3rd, 2017
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Money for those on a low income can often be hard to come by. If you are without a job, a single parent, a student, senior a disabled person or an artist there are options to get extra help with your income from a number of various sources including government benefit programs, charity grants and even corporate grants.

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Originally posted 2015-10-24 15:50:03. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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There are millions of adults in the UK who don’t currently have a will. In fact, over half of UK adults are yet to write one. That statistic is quite shocking, but seeing as though ‘death’ is somewhat of a taboo, or a topic of conversation we often avoid in the average UK household, it may not come as a surprise to many. (more…)

Originally posted 2015-11-19 11:08:09. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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  • July 3rd, 2017
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I don’t know how many of you out there reading this can understand just how filled a day can be with looking after a family. Honestly, it’s mind-blowing at times, to say the least. If you look at a typical day, not a weekend, you have meals to prepare, starting with breakfast, kids and husband to get off to school and work, regardless of age. That comment includes the husband, by the way! Then the daily chores which, if you have a day off, pile up to veritable mountains. Washing, cleaning, shopping, cooking and planning. Can anybody find a moment in there for a bit of self-time? What if you have a hobby? Bad luck, right. (more…)

Originally posted 2016-03-09 13:12:18. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Moving house can sometimes be a stressful process. Along with the inconvenience, time, and effort involved in sorting, organising, and packing up everything you own, moving can also be expensive. The following 7 suggestions present some clever strategies that will help you slash your moving costs. (more…)

Originally posted 2015-08-27 14:25:27. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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When it comes to saving money, you’ll be surprised to find that you can actually save a lot of money in the long run, by splurging on a few expenses in the short term. Your bills are likely to be one of the biggest factors that cause you to spend your money, whether it’s the electricity bill in your office, or the gas bill in your home. When it comes to saving fortunes, there a few things that you can consider investing in. Saving this money means you can use it for things such as family days out and other ways to spend time with your family. (more…)

Originally posted 2016-08-31 16:59:02. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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  • June 27th, 2017
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“When you have kids, things will change!”

I heard someone utter those exact words a few weeks ago. I just don’t know if they said on a positive note or a negative one. Anyway, I totally agree with the statement. Things do change a lot when you have kids. For one thing, forget about your museum-like home because it won’t last. What you need to do is expect the inevitable … Mess! (more…)

Originally posted 2015-11-10 16:01:48. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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  • June 27th, 2017
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There is something about an open fire, flames in the grate and wonderfully warm, that is naturally comforting. It’s also an affordable and efficient way of heating a room, and if you have an older house you may find that the original fireplaces are still there, but simply blocked off with plasterboard. As gas heating systems became the norm in the latter half of the 20th century, so many homeowners covered over their solid fuel fire and installed gas fires, yet when all is said and done, something was lost in terms of character as a result. (more…)

Originally posted 2016-10-14 12:14:47. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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  • June 27th, 2017
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Whether you’re planning to learn the violin yourself or your child is about to start taking lessons, it’s important that you’re able to select the right instruments. Bear in mind that as people progress in their playing, their requirements tend to evolve. To help ensure you know how to upgrade these instruments as you or your youngster improves, take a look at this brief guide. (more…)

Originally posted 2015-11-06 13:32:28. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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  • June 27th, 2017
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When we first were married, we lived in an apartment for about a year. The furniture we had put together during our time together up to the point of moving into the flat was a mishmash of various pieces, none of which matched. For example, we had an old 2 seater sofa that had 2 cushions that belonged to something else, two armchairs, neither of which matched, a coffee table that doubled as a chess board, a kitchen table made of laminex and the three chairs we had scrounged, also none of which matched. But when you are first married, the furniture doesn’t play a huge part in your daily life and the friends that came around for drinks or a meal seem to understand that it’s a marital phase that we all go through. (more…)

Originally posted 2016-04-04 09:58:51. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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