Four House Renovations You Should Consider If You’ve Got Kids

Let’s face it, having kids changes pretty much everything about your life – you can’t go off on weekend breaks on a whim, your wardrobe becomes a whole lot more relaxed and casual and devoid of high heels, and your house becomes full of brightly coloured plastic instead of the chic chrome and black look that you’d always envisaged. If you think your home needs some changes to fit in with your new child friendly life, here are a few tips that might make it an easier place to live in… A New Kitchen. Image source For many families, the… [Read More]

Fitting a Large Family Into a Small Home

It’s fairly common for people to feel like their home restricts them. Perhaps you simply don’t have enough bedrooms and, as a result, you have to cram your kids into a small bedroom with a bunk bed. Maybe you don’t enjoy the idea of your large family waiting for their turn to use the bathroom in the morning, and perhaps the garden just isn’t big enough for your kids to play in.We all get that feeling at some point in life, but moving home is an expensive way to get a larger house. Renovations can be expensive, and you might… [Read More]

The At Home Sanctuary You Deserve From Your Own Bathroom? It’s Possible

Every one of us deserves a little pampering and luxury in our lives. However, we can’t all afford to splurge on a spa day each week to get that much-needed relaxation time. But, that doesn’t mean to say you can’t recreate the atmosphere and feelings you get from a spa in your own bathroom. The bathroom in any home is one of the most well-used rooms in your property, but it can also add a fair bit of value to your home when you invest some time and money. Which is why I thought it would be the ideal time… [Read More]

Five Effective Ways to Treat Damp

It’s no secret that damp can cause a lot of problems and it can happen anywhere for a variety of reasons. Damp proofing isn’t as difficult as it sounds, with 20 years as a self-employed painter and decorator I have seen plenty of damp. There are a variety of ways you can treat damp and tackle problems like condensation and dry rot, and I am going to share them with you today! Remember to always carry out regular checks for damp and dry rot because, if left untreated, it can cause a variety of health issues. Ventilation Problems One of… [Read More]

A Kitchen Makeover With Healthy Eating In Mind

If you want a fresh new look for your kitchen,you might worry about the cost of plumbers and electricians. However, there is plenty you can do on your own. You can create the new look you want that will encourage you all to spend more time in the kitchen. A kitchen makeover might also be just the thing to kick-start a new healthy eating plan. Here are just a few of the ideas I’ve looked into when it comes to getting the look I want as well as the tech I need for the family to eat well: Painting We all… [Read More]

Quick DIY Fixes To Do This Summer

Photo:unsplash  Summer really is the best time of year. If you have children, then you can share in their enthusiasm for it. Every kid looks forward to the summer holidays and being there with them to enjoy it is one of the great pleasures of being a parent. It is also a great time to go away on holiday. You spend all winter and spring looking forward to escaping the everyday pressures of life and kicking back for a while. But if you are going to really start your summer off properly, you need to make sure that you finally… [Read More]

How to light up your shed

Throughout the winter months, my wife and I have continued to enjoy spending time in our garden. Whether this be watering the plants that we’d planted from seed back in March of last year, to tidying up the borders or simply sitting outdoors wrapped up warm with a hot cup of tea and watching the sun go down!  Usually though, our time in the garden often goes into the night. This is mainly because we have five year old twin girls so when we’re in the garden with them, we don’t actually get much done aside from soaking the patio,… [Read More]

Why Home Insurance Is One Of The Most Important Things You’ll Ever Get

As the title says; home insurance is one of the most important things you’ll ever get. You should never cut corners when it comes to home insurance, or worse, choose not to get it at all. If you’re not convinced that you actually need home insurance and that it’s just another expense, this post should convince you otherwise.  Protect The Structure Of Your Home Home insurance is going to help you to protect the structure of your home. It may seem sturdy enough now, you don’t really know how it’s going to hold up in a disaster such as a… [Read More]

Ways To Make Your Home Feel More Special

Your home is supposed to be your humble happy abode. A place to call your haven and a place where you can create happy memories, but how can you make those minor home improvements without breaking the bank? There are many ways to make your home feel a little more like you, whether it’s just adding a few personal touches or perhaps you want to do something a little bigger, it can be cathartic planning what you want to do in your home.  For your living room, why not invest in a log fire? This way you can bring the… [Read More]

Spring Cleaning Can Only Mean 3 Things 

Image source Spring is finally here, and that means the idea of spring cleaner will skid across our minds a couple of times a day. However, the idea of spring cleaning is usually accompanied with the gut-wrenching feeling of it being an absolute chore. That is why we have come up with an list of ways to make your military style attack on your messy home much more tactical and easier, and help you make the top to bottom cleansing of your home far simpler. Gather The Clutter Before you get bogged down in the specifics of a spring clean,… [Read More]