• DIY & Improvements

    How to Keep the Dust to a Minimum When Renovating Your Property

    Renovating your home can be an exciting time, especially if you have a particular vision in mind that you have been wanting to make a reality for a while. Once your renovations are done, your home should feel a little bit more like it’s truly yours. However, you first need to get the work done. Royalty Free Photo Dust is an inevitable side effect of renovating, but it is also a potentially serious hazard. Here are some simple ways to keep the amount of dust in your home to a minimum. Prepare the Space While we can offer you advice on how to minimize the amount of dust that you…

  • DIY & Improvements

    Giving Your Home a New Lease on Life

    While a new decorating job can certainly perk up your home, focusing on the durable items that remain in place no matter what color the paint is or whether you have modern or traditional furnishings can make more difference than you imagine. This of course refers to things like doors, windows and other items you take for granted every day. Doors Contractor grade flat slab interior doors, while certainly doing their job, add very little to the style and appeal of your home. Choose four or six panel doors or quaint cottage-style doors with curved panels. Doors may possibly be replaced just by removing hinge pins and hanging the new…

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    Top 5 kitchen renovation tips to improve the look of your property

    Is the look of your kitchen putting tenants off? It may be that the rest of your property is perfect, but the kitchen is its downfall when trying to attract tenants. The best way to solve this is by renovating your kitchen. This could involve a complete remodelling or a simple modification – it all depends on what your tenants are looking for. To help you enhance your property’s prospects, read these top five kitchen renovation tips which will help you transform the look of the space and attract more tenants.   Expand the space   One of the most off-putting elements of a property is a small kitchen, especially…

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    It’s Not Too Early to Prepare for Yard Work

    Are you a homeowner who is tired of going from one specialty shop to another to get the things you want to make your home look like you want?  For many people the amount of time, travel and gasoline spent going from one shop to another often exceeds the price of the improvement project itself.  And nothing can be more upsetting than to get the things you wanted and then find out the results of your effort didn’t meet your original plans in the least. That is why taking advantage of a membership in Sam’s Club can be your best option.  After all, Sam’s Club is affiliated with Walmart, the world’s largest…

  • DIY & Improvements,  Home and housing

    Big Construction Firms Protecting Their Turf

    There’s no question that in the construction business, it really feels like “when it rains, it pours.” This is an industry that has seen the meanest kind of droughts, gang-buster spurts and the leanest profit margins. At the same time, though, when the industry turns around, as it started to do in 2014, it can suddenly seem like the industry is nothing but sunshine and daisies. According to Sageworks (a financial firm), sales for privately held construction companies grew at an average rate of 17% in 2014, making it the second fastest growing industry, behind real estate brokers and agents, an industry that grew 23%. It was followed by four other construction-oriented businesses:…

  • Décor,  DIY & Improvements,  Furniture

    Winter Home Décor Trend: Tartan Twist

    Tartan has been a big trend in the fashion world for the past few winters, and now it’s working its way into our homes. How can you incorporate this latest interior design trend into your home décor without going over the top, though? Cosy Cushions and Quilts The easiest way to add a tartan twist to your interiors is to incorporate it into your existing fabrics. Add a tartan bed throw in the master bedroom or a few tartan scatter cushions in the living room. If the rest of the décor in the room is simple, you could even go for heavy, soft tartan curtains to keep out that winter…

  • 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…

  • 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…

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    Matching Vs. Coordinating And How To Customize

    When it comes to decorating, I hate to see a completely store bought room. I really hate to be able to identify the store. To feel loved, a room needs personal touches. That doesn’t actually mean everything has to be hand built or made, it just means put more effort into your selection than buying the entire sofa set just because it is a set. Matching Vs. Coordinating Good design coordinates, it does not often match. Matching means that two things are essentially the same. The mirror attached to your dresser matches. The three piece living room set matches. Matching is boring. Coordinating is bringing together two things that do…