The warm summer months are on their way. Now is the time to prepare your home, so that you can spend your time off in the summer soaking up the sun and not cleaning or carrying out DIY projects. Here are just a few preparations you should be making.
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While it’s a lot of fun to go out to the cinema for the evening with the kids, it’s also incredibly expensive. It costs around £8 per person, that means for a family of five a trip to the cinema costs at least £40, and that’s without popcorn or other snacks. That’s a lot of money when you think about it - it’s the majority of a week’s food shop! For this reason, more and more families are choosing to save money in the long-run and build their own home cinemas. Sure, these don’t come cheap, but they are worth the money because of what they save you in terms of cinema costs in the long-term. Fancy creating your own home cinema? Here’s how to go about it: Read More
Something that soon becomes a challenge for anyone without much interior design expertise or experience is that of creating a focal point in a room. If you are serious about turning your home into a classy and stylish interior, then having a focal point in each room is likely to be high on your list of priorities. The fact is, many people know about creating focal points, but not exactly how to do it. In this article, we are going to attempt to answer that question by looking at some of the essential components of any focal point. Read More
A lot of us don’t do many changes to our bathroom when we move into a new property. After all, it’s easy to stick with it if it has everything we need! But it’s not going to be perfect for your family if it’s not your own choices. Therefore, it might be time to make some changes to make the room more personal. In fact, here are some ways you can make your bathroom perfect for your family. Read More
If you are wondering what oilcloth tablecloths are and how is it different from the other tablecloths, then worry not as today will be the day that you will be able to differentiate all those types of tablecloth.
Oilcloths have been around since the 19th century. It was first used as floorcloth to cover the floorings. It was very popular back then because it was cheap and easy to maintain. With its waterproof and stain-proof features, people can easily clean oilcloths with damp rugs and other types of cloth. It was mistakenly called linoleum back then. Read More
My two youngest boys share a bedroom. The bedroom is large, it runs the length of the garage below. But as they get older, Lewis now 14, Jacob 7, they want their own space. The main plan is to put a partition wall up, making the one room into two rooms, giving them a separate bedroom each. However, it's not on the todo list this year, as the main priority is to convert the garage into a play room. Read More
Giving your kitchen a makeover takes time and effort and it can be easy to lose sight of the fact that a little attention to detail can go a very long way. Once you understand that, you can understand that you don’t necessarily have to rip out and replace all of your counters and cabinets just to have a beautiful kitchen. Read More
We've very nearly finished the extension work, with just a few bits and pieces to finish and to complete the play-room. Then later in 2017 I hope to renovate the bathroom and the en-suite - this is our next rooms on the list for renovation.
On my dream list, is to fit the walk-in shower with acrylic splashback - a green coloured splashback. With it being plastic, it's much cheaper than the glass splashbacks, but still gives you a stylish and high gloss finished appearance. Adding a splash of colour to the bathroom. Read More
Whether you’re a seasoned expert or new to DIY, it’s a hobby that can be both enjoyable and rewarding at the same time. Not only do you learn new skills, but you get to reap the rewards too. But sometimes, being able to do it all yourself just isn’t an option. Read More
2016 for us has been all about the new extension and renovations on our home. The extension is done and we are happily using the room and enjoying the new space. But, all the renovations on the other parts of our home is not done; we still have quite a bit to do. Read More