• 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

    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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • DIY & Improvements

    Home Improvement 101: How To Improve Your Home On A Small Budget

    In these times of financial turmoil, it is hard to think of spending your money on anything other than basic necessities. But every now and then, we do tend to save some money for the purpose of buying luxury goods as well. Similarly, if you are looking to make some home improvements, you can do so on a small budget. A beautiful home makes a great impression and gives you a proud feeling as well. It is important to make home improvements from time to time. These minor changes can make a world of difference to your home, so if you do have the time and money, then definitely consider…

  • Décor,  DIY & Improvements

    Start a New Trend and Raise Value with Home Improvements

    Whether you intend to sell your home, or simply improve it for your own personal comfort, there are some smart new ideas out there. Conservatories are hardly a new concept, but the latest incarnation is one worth serious though. Let’s take a look at this new style of conservatory. Traditional Home Improvements Building work that improves your home is a solid way to increase its value if you are looking to sell up. While increasing the size of a house is the safest way to increase value, an actual extension can often be incredibly expensive and building work of that nature is often prone to running over budget or taking…