Today more than ever people are choosing to stay in their homes for longer rather than moving to a bigger property, which means it’s essential for many homeowners to make the most of the space available. If you’re lucky enough to have a spare room
A new door can make a huge difference to the look of your home and choosing one can be a lot of fun. This is your chance to make a style change but with a minimum of fuss and bother– there are very few exterior changes
Creating a green and healthy home is not only confined to separating paper from plastic in your recycling bin and buying organic greens in a reusable tote bag but it means more than. Green living means conserving our natural resources
To see the world through a child’s eyes must be an incredible experience. Kids have what is often referred to as a ‘fictional mind’ – a mind that’s full of imagination, fantasy, and dreams – and this makes them incredibly creative.
Nobody likes the idea of having an old bathroom with dated fixtures, fittings, cracked basins and exposed plumbing work. Just like the other rooms in your house, bathrooms should be clean, properly maintained
I’m not an expert on many things, but I definitely know a lot about shoebox living. I spent my childhood and teenage years in a glorified cupboard that was formerly used as a home brewery. My mother wanted to use it as an ironing room, but it was too small.
If your kitchen has recently lost some of its charm and you are looking for ways to add a little wow factor, perhaps you should read this article. Here we will discuss the much vaunted splashback options that everyone seems to
Wallpaper is a fine alternative to paint and some of the patterns can really bring out the best in any room. Many DIY fans tend to steer clear from this option, but this needn’t be the case. This article will show the beginner how to wallpaper just like a professional in just a few simple […]
Your front door is so much more than just the entrance to your home, it also acts as the first impression your visitors get, reflects your home’s character and demonstrates your personal style – which is why it’s so important
During the coldest months of winter, frozen pipes are an expensive and inconvenient reality that many homeowners have to deal with. Fortunately, there are ways to prevent the water in your pipes from freezing and potentially breaking a pipe which is costly to repair.
We seldom get through a week of nationwide news without hearing about the electric car, and there are a number of important reasons why we are so interested in these vehicles. The eco-factor has to be at the top of the list
The choice of flooring in a home can really change the look and feel of a place. Do you go for carpet, stone, slate or wood? All of them have their advantages and disadvantages and will give a house a totally different style. Today I will concentrate on wooden flooring
With gas prices soaring across the UK, your older, inefficient boiler may be costing you a great deal more than you should be paying for fuel. When it’s time to shop around for a new heating system for your home, take a good look at the condensing boilers on the market today. With an efficiency
Kitchens and bathrooms are the most expensive rooms to decorate in any house, mainly because the fittings are so pricey and there is no way to do without them and still have a working room. If your kitchen is looking tired, you can often get away with a few new door fronts or some fancy
Decorating is the perfect way to showcase your personality and add some brightness to your home. One of the most important things in decorating are the colours and it is important to find information about the use of different colours before you start adding them to your rooms.
Loft extensions are normally considered ‘permitted development’ which means they don’t need planning permission, but sometimes if they exceed a certain space or change the look of the roof by more than an allowable amount, you will need to apply for planning.
DIY home improvement shows are a huge trend on television these days, so much that they’re even on secondary network channels that you don’t have to pay for. What that can tell you is that remodeling, or at least updating,
Okay, you need to refurbish your bathroom and you want to do it at the weekend, so here is how to do it without any dramas. First you should draw up a budget and find out the cheapest place to get all of the bits and pieces. Once you have got your new gear, the […]