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Perfect Garden Fence

So for whatever reason, you have decided to install a garden fence in your yard or improve your existing fencing solution. It’s just a matter of setting aside a Saturday afternoon, grabbing the materials and a hammer and getting to work, right? Not quite. Like all home improvements, you will need to carefully think it through and plan meticulously so that your vision becomes a reality, so here are some tips.

What’s the purpose of your new garden fence?

The first thing to consider is what precisely you need or want the garden fence for. … continue reading

Faux-Taxidermy

An empty wall is a sign of a house which is not yet turned into a home. Truly, a room without a focus wall can seem rather unappealing, unfinished and sterile. It leaves the impression that it is either a new or a freshly renovated house just waiting to be decorated. Tackling a big blank wall, although necessary, can be a really complicated task, which requires not only a lot of effort, but also imagination and creativity. If you are stuck in the emptiness of your bare walls, do not worry, we will try to get your creative juices flowing with the following ideas, and you will take it from there.… continue reading

Types of Pavers: Concrete Pavers

Choosing pavers for your garden landscaping? Before you go looking at paving patterns it’s important to know the best type of pavers for your purpose, budget and taste. In this post we’ll help you choose the right type of pavers for pools, driveways and paths. Let’s look at the pro’s and con’s of the most common types of pavers, clay, concrete and natural stone.

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Clay Pavers – As Rock Solid as Their Origin

The Romans paved their streets with clay bricks everywhere they went because all they needed was clay soil, water, and sun to dry them. … continue reading

burst colours garden

Gardens are alluring oases that provide healthy food and shelter from everyday stress. They are also inviting green sanctuaries adorned with a rich spectrum of colours. More and more people are migrating to outdoor spaces in pursuit of a rejuvenating pastime, and there is no better decoration than pretty flowers dotted across the landscape. The stunning natural environment ornamented with splashes of colour will leave you and any visitors standing in awe. So, roll up your sleeves and let your green fingers do their magic.

Leave a colourful mark

To assemble a vivid spectacle, it is best to first ponder on specific colours.… continue reading

wood with white walls

People living in the Scandinavian countries are well-known for their taste in interior design. They have come up with magnificent ideas on how to incorporate and maximise the light during the entire year. So, what is it that they do that makes each home in Denmark, Sweden and Norway so light, cosy, minimalistic and stylish? Here are a couple of tips on how to recreate the Scandinavian interior look in your own place with all of its beauty, simplicity and utility.

Colourful or colourless?

White is definitely the new black when it comes to the interior design trends.… continue reading

Downsizing your home

Are you ready for downsizing your home, but not sure where to start? Is clutter driving you crazy? Would you think clearer and work more efficiently if only you could find the space? Here are some top tips that will show you how to downsize successfully – from getting organised, to finding a secure self storage unit, to getting in touch with a reliable moving company.

1. Plan your new home

This is the fun, inspiring bit! Downsizing your home means you get to come up with a brand new interior for every room, if you want to.… continue reading

Landscaping Art Functionality

Most people see landscaping design and garden functionality on two different levels. Ask yourself: Do you want to create a garden which is a work of art meant only to be viewed, or do you want to create an extension to your home that will allow you more comfort and more pleasurable moments in your backyard?

In order to achieve the latter, while considering the aspects of colours, shapes and balance, the design should always go hand in hand with purpose. A retaining wall or a bench can be turned into a work of art, without hindering the functionality of the garden.… continue reading

House Window Replacement

Whether you’re looking to move house as soon as possible, or you just want to up the sale price so you can further line your retirement nest egg, investing in home improvements can pay dividends in both the short-term and in years to come.

House painting or landscaping the garden are two obvious ways to add value to your home, but how effective is house window replacement? In this article, we’re going to take a look at what a new set of house windows can do for the asking price of your home.… continue reading

sustainable home

Source: hammerandhand.com

When building a house, most people are concerned with constructing and running costs. There is, however, one toll that many overlook, one that Mother Nature pays. Commercial and residential buildings account for a tremendous amount of global CO2 emissions— around 39% in the U.S. But, even if these figures do not bother you, sustainable design has much else to offer. Advancements in green technologies have made them much more available for an average consumer, and outfitting the home with new capabilities saves you both money and energy in the long run.… continue reading

Plumbing Problems

So your tap is leaking, or your toilet won’t flush. Is it worth calling out a plumber for these plumbing problems or should you try and fix the issue yourself with the use of a YouTube tutorial?

With the plethora of information now available online from every DIY job you can possibly imagine, it can be tempting to try and fix it yourself and avoid paying an emergency plumber to do the job.

There’s only one dilemma – often plumbing problems aren’t as easy to fix as you may think. There is a reason plumbers have to study an apprenticeship before they’re qualified to fix any problems in your home.… continue reading