• Bedrooms,  Living Areas

    Wallpaper is Making a Comeback this Winter

    The very mention of the word wallpaper for some homeowners has them coming out in a cold sweat. For some, it conjures up images of trying to remove it, and for others, it’s the daunting task of trying to put it up. For years now, wallpaper has had a bad reputation. Even enthusiastic designers who once extolled the virtues of pattern and design eventually declared wallpaper outdated. However in the last few years, especially with design trends changing, wallpaper is making a bit of a comeback. In fact, thanks to impressive new patterns and easy application, it’s considered cool once more. A Quick Wallpaper History Lesson Wallpaper stems way back…

  • Lighting

    LED Rope Lighting: Things You May Need To Consider Before You Buy

    For those people who have organised a function, party, or charity event, then you probably know that one of the most important aspects is lighting. The trouble is that lighting can be expensive, time consuming to install and tricky to get right. This is where rope lights come in. LED rope lights provide a simple but effective solution to your lighting needs. They’re incredibly versatile, practical and make it easy to create a professional looking display. This means no time is spent rewiring, there’s no cutting and splicing, and no putting up fixtures and fittings. Here are a few things that that you might want to consider before buying. Estimating…

  • DIY & Improvements,  Heating & Air Con,  Uncategorized

    Ways to Winter-Proof Your Home

    Winter tends to be a love or hate time of year for most people. Some love trudging through the snow on a crisp morning walk, whilst others despise donning extra layers and shivering as they try to keep warm. Regardless of which camp you sit in, you don’t want to be cold whilst you’re at home this winter, and there are a few steps you can take towards winter-proofing your home before the cold weather really starts to set in. Holding On to the Heat There’s no point blasting out the central heating unless your home is able to hold onto the heat. Draught excluders can really help with this…

  • Décor

    Making the Most of Your Mantelpiece

    Beautifully decorated chimney breasts and mantelpieces adorn the pages of premium interior design magazines on a monthly basis, but creating something similar at home would probably cost you an arm and a leg. That doesn’t mean you have to miss out though, so we’ve put together a guide to making the most of your mantelpiece without spending a fortune. Family Photo Wall Why not use the focal point of the room as a place to hang your favourite family photos? Keep an eye out for ornate vintage photo frames in thrift stores and pick up some cheaper ones from homeware stores until you’ve built up a mismatched collection. Paint them…

  • DIY & Improvements

    How to Choose the Right Power Tool For the Job

    Let’s face it, DIY is big business and as a nation we just love our power tools. The trouble is that often our fascination with power tools can leave us buying something that we’ll probably never use, only to see it gathering dust in the shed. If this resonates with you then you may want to read on. Whilst the right power tools make light work of projects by cutting down time and energy, the wrong tool is likely to be to be an expensive mistake. So just how do you choose the right power tool for the job in hand? Here are some tips. Frequency Before you get carried…

  • Bedrooms,  DIY & Improvements

    5 Home Improvement Jobs Best Left to the Experts

    You might think you’re a DIY expert, however, with 220,000 of us turning up at hospitals with DIY-related injuries, and the risk of finishing a job sub-standard, sometimes it’s best to leave it to the experts.  Here are five good examples.   5. Wall Papering Wall papering is one of those tasks everybody thinks they can do themselves.  The reality, however, is that as with most home renovation projects, it’s best left to the experts.  Lining up the edges of wallpaper sheets is easier said than done, particularly when you’re covered in wallpaper paste and have been working for a full day. In contrast, painters and decorators will have years…

  • DIY & Improvements

    How to Know When It’s Time to Get a Home Security System

    Everybody wants to feel safe in their home. It doesn’t matter if you’re simply renting an apartment on a month-to-month basis or you’ve purchased a home for your family, safety is likely a top concern for you. However, many people are still unprotected and don’t have a security system, or at least one that will protect them from harm in a variety of emergencies. If you’re not sure whether it’s time for you to get a home security system, there are certain times when homeowners and even renters should consider installing a home security system right away. You Just Purchased a Home When you’ve just purchased a home, especially in…

  • Living Areas

    6 Things to Consider When Shopping for Home Insurance

    Home insurance is a must-have. In fact, homeowners with a mortgage are usually required to carry home insurance. After all, the bank wants to protect its investment. Homeowners insurance is a lifeline when disasters occur, like fires, hail and storm damage, or flooding. Here are a few things to consider when shopping for home insurance. How Much Are Premiums? Obviously, the monthly or annual premiums are a key consideration when you’re purchasing home insurance. Premiums vary based on coverage options, the state you live in, your home’s condition and its replacement value, as well as whether your home is in disaster-prone areas, like a flood zone. Homeinsurance.com is an excellent resource…

  • DIY & Improvements

    The Freedom That Aluminium Sliding Doors Can Offer

      Finding the perfect door is very easy especially if you happen to be looking for one that closes without having to hear a loud bang at the same time. If you are looking for a low maintenance door that does not need to be repainted, you should take a look at aluminium sliding doors. These are ideal especially if you have limited space in your home or apartment. In addition to that, you don’t have to worry about hitting someone on the way in or out because you will be able to see right through it thanks to its glass body. When you have decided to purchase sliding doors…

  • Furniture

    Discover How Contemporary Furniture Brings Miracles to Your Home

    In case you have ideas of purchasing brand new household furniture, make sure to get what is trendy and comfortable. Becoming  trendy and elegant in character will be the topmost decision for property owners nowadays. In addition, the performance provided by the new modern home furniture account for its growing popularity and usage. European home furniture along with their designs are extremely well liked by people all throughout the world. Contemporary types of furnishings coming from Italy and Spain are a fulfillment to customers and therefore are generally selected. Starting from the living room area to the dining furnishings, fashionable designs are increasingly being presented in the marketplace even on…