Home Decorating

Turn your Spare Room into an Art Deco Haven

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

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6 Timeless Home Decor Trends

Pinterest can make the most stylish interior designer feel self-conscious about their decorating decisions. And with the trends moving on as quickly as they appear, it can be difficult to keep up. The most important thing to consider when choosing which home decor

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How to Choose the Best Door for your Home

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

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Four Front Garden Changes to Add Value to your Home

In today’s competitive market sellers need to do everything they can to make their home as attractive a prospect as possible to potential buyers. When it comes to your own front yard, what may seem like a minor flaw

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Home Decoration through Play

Any parent will tell you that kids love messy play – so why not combine this activity with a bit of easy room decoration, and kill two birds with one stone? Getting your children to help decorate their own room will give them both immediate enjoyment and the chance to have a lasting impact on […]

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7 Trending Green Home Ideas in 2015

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

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Get Creative! Let Your Kids Decorate Their Own Bedrooms

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.

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Scrub Up this Year with a New Bathroom

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

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How to Make your Shoebox feel like a Mansion

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.

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Glass Splashbacks – Home Décor Ideas For Your Kitchen

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

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How to Wallpaper a Room

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 […]

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Top Tips For Choosing The Right Front Door

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

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5 Tips For Preventing Frozen Pipes

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.

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What are Electric Car Charging Points?

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

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Top Considerations When Choosing Wood Flooring

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

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How A Condensing Gas Boiler Can Help Combat Rising Gas Prices

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

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Decorating your bathroom on a budget

Decorating your Bathroom on a Budget

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

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4 Great Decor Colour Combinations

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.

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Do you need planning permission for a loft conversion?

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.

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3 Great Ways To Renovate Your Kitchen Without Breaking The Budget

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,

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The Complete Bathroom Refurbishment Guide

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 […]

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