• 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

    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…

  • Living Areas

    Risks and Benefits of Choosing Wood for Your House

    Wood is a timeless material that has been used since ancient times. As a matter of fact it is the only renewable resource that has been around for as long as we can tell. Wood has a few distinctive features that make it the perfect choice for certain interior designs. However, why do we have to limit ourselves only to wooden furniture and flooring, when there is an exciting world of wooden beams, decorations, frames and many more elements to consider? Although wood can be an excellent choice for certain buildings, there are a few things to take into consideration before deciding upon it. Here are the benefits and risks…

  • 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…

  • Bedrooms

    Five Elements Every Good Kids’ Room Should Have

      If you’re getting ready to revamp your little rug rat’s room, there are a few key elements you should incorporate. The most important thing, however, is to keep in mind kids don’t like the same things as adults, and an idea that seems fantastic to you may not give your child the same feeling of excitement. So, before you get started, talk to your child about what they have in mind and exchange a few basic ideas. Find out what colors catch their eye by going through a color palette book from your local home improvement store or looking at a color wheel. Also talk about various possible themes…