DIY Tips

What should be on your new homeowner checklist?

What should be on your new homeowner checklist?

So, this is it - you’ve finally purchased your first home, and you can’t wait to move in. Congratulations! Owning your own home is one of the biggest things you’ll ever achieve in life, and once you’re on that property ladder, you’ll likely never want to rent again....

When can a loft conversion be classed as a bedroom?

When can a loft conversion be classed as a bedroom?

Loft conversions are one of the most popular ways to extend a home. And this is for good reason: there’s not actually any extending involved, and it’s also a pretty cost-effective way to create an additional liveable space in your home. One of the most common...

How Your Deck’s Design May Attract Rodents

How Your Deck’s Design May Attract Rodents

Garden decks have become an extension of the home and living space for many families; they act as a bridge between the comfort of indoor spaces and the fresh air of the outdoors. Despite the benefits of garden decking, your deck design might come with some potential...

Choosing the Right Colour Scheme for Your Living Room

Choosing the Right Colour Scheme for Your Living Room

Painting is a job that some people dislike intensely because of the mess and the time required. However, it needn’t be that way. Using a paintsprayer can be the easiest way to achieve a smooth finish and reach those inaccessible spots in a much faster time than using...

Why Renting Tools Is Your Best Option

Why Renting Tools Is Your Best Option

Renting tools instead of buying them can make a lot of sense, especially if you only require the use of certain tools for a short period of time or for a specific project. Renting tools is a simple and convenient process that can save you a lot of time and frustration...

Home Improvement Made Simple

Home Improvement Made Simple

Improving the look of your home can be a very daunting and painful job to try and complete. I mean, you start having so many ideas and then suddenly you’re left with wallpaper half ripped off and paint everywhere and no flooring. This page is going to make it simpler...

Treating Musty Smells In The Home Before Rot Takes Hold

Treating Musty Smells In The Home Before Rot Takes Hold

Tell-Tale Signs That Timber Decay Is Taking Place One of the problems with living in an older property is the likelihood of structural disrepair. Spotting and treating rot is essential to keep your framework intact. Older properties have space, character and so much...

Complete Your Home Projects With A Band Saw

Complete Your Home Projects With A Band Saw

A band saw is one of the most versatile tools that you can use around the home, and it might provide you with a chance to cut out beautiful shapes, measure all the cuts that must be made, and take complete control of your product. There are many people who will find...

Six tips for carrying out safe DIY

If you are carrying out any kind of DIY around the house you need to ensure that you are doing it safely. This kind of work always puts you at risk of a variety of injuries whether it comes from working at height, electric shocks or hidden dangers in tiny dust...

The young adult’s guide to DIY

The young adult’s guide to DIY

Whether you're moving into student digs for college, renting your first apartment or leaving the nest for good, learning a few basic DIY tricks can help you feel empowered and save you a bundle of much-needed cash in the process. Here are some great projects for...

How can I build my own tiny house?

How can I build my own tiny house?

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you probably have heard that tiny houses are making a big splash in the world of homeownership. These small homes are at most, 46 metres squared, and can be fitted with all of the amenities of a standard size home. However, with...

Bringing the Outside in – Is it Really a Thing?

Bringing the Outside in – Is it Really a Thing?

Trends have a tendency to come and go in the world of interior design, but there are a select few that stand the test of time and continue to boast universal appeal. Take the notion of bringing the outside in, for example, which has become an extremely popular...

How to get the Most of your London Property

How to get the Most of your London Property

In some respects, you would think that the cost of real estate in London would be the biggest issue facing those in the capital. Value for money is also a pressing concern for buyers, however, with properties becoming increasingly compact even as the average price...

How to Create the Illusion of Space in your Home

How to Create the Illusion of Space in your Home

If you want proof that British homes are smaller than ever, a recent article in The Guardian has probably provided it. According to this study, UK living rooms have shrunk by around a third since the 1970s, with new-build properties increasingly restricted in terms of...

Creating a Home Office Space – 3 Key Considerations

Creating a Home Office Space – 3 Key Considerations

At first glance, there are many reasons why you would consider building a home office space. You may want to minimise your daily commute and create a space that can empower your business, for example, while it’s believed that building a home office will also add value...

5 ways to stop your sash windows from rattling

5 ways to stop your sash windows from rattling

There’s nothing worse than lack of sleep because your sash windows have been chattering the night away. Rattles and drafts can interfere with your sleep and your sanity! Loose glass, rotting frames and a window that doesn’t close properly are amongst the causes. One...

Top 10 Tips to Give Your Kitchen a Facelift

Top 10 Tips to Give Your Kitchen a Facelift

Is your kitchen more like a scullery from the Addams Family than an uber-cool dining experience from Grand Designs? According to the 2017 Kitchen Trends Survey from Houzz, we spend an average of £10,000 to £25,000 on kitchen renovations, with nearly one in ten...