Painted Interior Woodwork
Painting & Decorating Blog

Proper Ways to Paint Interior Woodwork

March 15, 2017 Lillian Conners

Every now and then, your interior woodwork might benefit from a fresh coat of paint, which would not only improve the visual, but also the functional aspect of the woodwork inside your home. The job is not easy and requires a lot of attention and patience, but it is far from impossible, especially when you know exactly what needs to be done and what kind of result you want to achieve.

There are some aspects of such a project that you need to be aware of and approach with due diligence if you want your woodwork to shine.… continue reading

choosing a removalist
Moving & Storage Blog

How To Choose The Right Removalists In 3 Easy Steps

March 15, 2017 David Best

There are only a few things more stressful or distressing than moving house and it’s crucial that you have the best possible removalists to help you with the task. Furniture removal is one of those jobs that can be done by anybody with access to a truck, but it takes far more than that to do it well. Here are some tips to help you make the right choice when deciding who to trust with all of your most valued possessions.

1. Take the time to look around

The market is flooded with a range of different removalist companies and it’s important that you give yourself time to properly examine the right candidates.… continue reading

beautiful backyard getaway
Garden Landscaping Blog

5 Ways to Create a Beautiful Backyard Getaway

March 10, 2017 Chloe Taylor

Creating your own backyard getaway doesn’t have to be too difficult but it can forever change the way you rest and relax at home. You can also play with various DIY options and transform your backyard in a budget-friendly way. If you want to create a perfect backyard getaway, you should consider many aspects. So, don’t rush to complete everything at once. Take your time and analyse your best options so that you can achieve the look that suits your personality perfectly. The following ideas can help you focus even better.… continue reading

easy care plants
Garden Landscaping Blog

4 easy-care plants that will improve your home

February 22, 2017 David Best
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Indoor and outdoor plants are a cheap and easy to way to bring a little nature into your home and in turn make your home life that much better. Whether it’s the relaxation that comes with watering and tending a backyard garden, or that little bit of green colour from a small house-plant contrasting with the off-white hues of cement and mortar, plants can improve your home in more ways than you might immediately think.

The downside is, of course, the maintenance that is often involved in keeping plants healthy, which can put some people off when it comes to investing in them.… continue reading

Kitchen tap
Home Improvement Blog

Kitchen Tap: Making the Right Choice

February 15, 2017 Lillian Conners

When it comes to kitchen taps, most people’s first and only association will be their basic function – to dispense hot and cold water so you can wash your hands, food, or dishes. However, interior designers go beyond that and that’s how making the right choice becomes harder. You can choose from many styles, materials, finishes, etc. and it’s completely understandable if it becomes somewhat overwhelming. So, here’s a nifty guide to kitchen tap choices.

Handle the handle

The first thing to consider is handles on a tap. You can choose amongst single and double-handed but now there are fancy, contemporary taps that operate hands-free, so the choice becomes tougher.… continue reading

Home emergency maintenance
Home Security & Safety Blog

Home Emergency Maintenance: How to tackle Urgent Situations?

February 15, 2017 Chloe Taylor

Apart from ordinary daily chores, we are sometimes faced with unpredictable and emergency situations in our abodes. Then, regular maintenance tips prove to be futile, which leaves many people at their wit’s end. Fortunately, knowing how to proceed in the wake of such a problem can save nerves, money, and ultimately the lives of people living there. The disasters need to be met head-on, without panic: You have to make informed decisions and take effective action.

Electrical hassle

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The first emergency case on the list is electricity going down.… continue reading

Home Life Changing Upgrades
Home Improvement Blog

6 Simple Home Upgrades That Make Your Life Easier

January 15, 2017 Chloe Taylor

Upgrading your home doesn’t have to cost you a lot of money if you’re still not up for some serious renovations. Actually, simpler and less expensive gadgets as well as certain tweaks and crafts here and there can surely improve your general lifestyle. All of the following investments are pretty budget-friendly and some can help you save money in the long run as well.

1. Reduce the flow

The amount of water you spend every month will reflect on your bills. In addition, wasting water uncontrollably is far from sustainable living that our planet needs.… continue reading

energy efficient appliance
Home Improvement Blog

Smart Ways to Prevent Unreasonably High Utility Bills

January 15, 2017 Lillian Conners

Regardless of your lifestyle, season, or the climate you live in, you’ll probably spend a big part of your paycheck on utility bills. Whether it’s heating, cooling, cooking, or washing your clothes – it all costs a lot. Luckily, there are a few more or less affordable things you can do to prevent this and only pay for what you actually spend.

Update your appliances

Let’s start with the biggest investment – switching from your old appliances to energy efficient ones, approved by Energy Star standards. The finance experts claim it’s an investment that should pay off in a few years but it still is a major step.… continue reading

hottest flooring trends 2017
Carpets & Flooring Blog

The hottest flooring trends for 2017

January 15, 2017 David Best

Trends matter – even when it comes to the humble floor. In the world of interior design, whether you’re planning your next house extensions or you’re just refreshing your existing layout, it’s important not to forget about the floor. It might seem less significant than furnishings, layout and décor, but the floor is the basis of your entire interior decorating theme.

Having said that, there are so many choices – and you want to be up-to-date. For decades homeowners have had the options of hardwood flooring, carpets, tiles and vinyl floors available.… continue reading

creative workspace
Painting & Decorating Blog

5 Tips for a More Beautiful and Functional Home Office

January 15, 2017 Lana Hawkins

Working from home sounds like a dream come true, but only if you have a proper home office. Having the option of staying in your pajamas, underwear or favourite T-shirt all day long instead of putting on a suit is useless if you don’t have a desk and a chair where you can work. The good thing with a home office is that you can decorate it any way you like, making it truly your own. If you need help with this process, here are a few tips how to reach a more functional home office.… continue reading

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