• 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…