Stylish ways to renovate your home

Being a home owner, I am always looking for inspiration on how I would like my home to look, to add something that gives it that look of being very special, and a very unique look every time you walk though the door. One of the great things about being a painter and decorator is that I get the opportunity to visit my customers in their homes. This means, as well as offering advice and tips on home decor, I can also take inspiration from my customers homes. One customer may have a specific wall paper that I like, whilst… [Read More]

5 Signs You’re Dealing with a Trustworthy Plumber

The difference between a good plumber and a bad plumber is the one who puts a minimal fix on the leak to get paid today and the one who troubleshoots the root cause and finds all the places the corroded plumbing joints need to be replaced. A trustworthy plumber saves you money by fixing things right the first time and never replacing things that don’t need to be replaced. Here are five signs you’re dealing with a trustworthy plumber. Their Reputation A trustworthy plumber has a long history in the community and a good reputation. An untrustworthy plumber closes up… [Read More]

Easy Kitchen Makeover

The kitchen is often considered as the heart of the home, especially in family homes. It’s full of the lovely smells of cooking and baking. It’s where the food is and, more importantly, it’s where the kettle is. Get it can often be the room in the house we neglect the most. Re-decorating the kitchen can seem like an expensive venture, or inconvenient – how are you going to cook while the oven is standing in the middle of the dining room? Image But it doesn’t have to be an impossible task. Here are some ideas for decorating your kitchen with… [Read More]

Protecting Your Floors From Your Favourite Furry Friends

If you own a pet, you already know the score. With all that cuteness and love that they give you, takes a great deal of responsibility. We’ve created a handy little guide to tell you, the best flooring for your pet, as well as any advice you may need to deal with accidents and their hair. So, first and foremost. What is the best flooring for pets? We would always suggest that Luxury Vinyl Tiles are by the best flooring for your pets. For a start, vinyl has a decent amount of friction, which will allow your pets to run… [Read More]

Tackling Overflowing Storage Spaces in Your Home

When we move into our first homes, many of us tend to have few belongings. We stick to the basics and the essentials, keeping our properties clean and clear. That’s until we have children. As soon as you become a parent, you will quickly realise that there is an increasing number of belongings scattered about the house: cribs, car seats, baby grows, bottles, soft toys… the list goes on. As your children grow, these items multiply: toys, games, and puzzles start to take up every nook and cranny of the house. You also find that you have more appliances and… [Read More]

Effective ways to Boost Your Home’s Energy Efficiency

  Image source Cutting your utility bills is surely something you want to do. It seems like every time you turn on the news they’re talking about price hikes and dodgy utility company practices, and with wages stagnating in a lot of industries, well it’s hard to keep on top of things. The good news is, that by boosting your home’s energy efficiency, you can also cut your energy bills over the years. Here’s how: Improve Your Homes Insulation Improving the level of insulation in your home will help to keep more heat in your home, so you won’t have… [Read More]

Getting The Best Storage Solutions In Your Bedroom

I’m not a person that likes to live in mess. In fact, I’m sure I suffer from a mild form of OCD. Everything has to be in its place in my home, but generally speaking with five year old twins around the house that is an impossible task. We seem to be forever living in a mess! There is one area in our home that I like organised and tidy at all times and that is our bedroom. We have built in wardrobes on two sides of the bedroom so there’s plenty of storage, but there never seems to be… [Read More]

Big Impact Changes To Make If You Are Renovating

I’ve been a painter and decorator for over 20 years and have been involved with many renovations of people’s homes, but like a lot of professional trades people I never get around to working on my own home. pexels When we first moved into our home a number of years ago, money was a bit tight. So we decided what was important to sort out straight away and what we could live with as it was. One area that we decided to leave until a later date was the kitchen. It was after all not too bad and functional, but… [Read More]

Converting Our Attic Space Into Bedrooms

My home is a two bedroom bungalow and I live there with my wife and five year old twin girls. As the girls are growing up and needing more space for all the toys and numerous things children collect, we have decided that instead of moving we’ll look at expanding our existing home. Our current home is perfectly suited for this kind of expansion. It’s a detached bungalow and has massive attic space. If I’m honest it’s just waiting to be converted into two bedrooms with en-suites in both bedrooms. One thing I didn’t want to do was alter the… [Read More]

Safety 101: Is Your House Really That Secure? Being a homeowner comes with a lot of responsibility. Not only do you have to make sure that your home is warm and comfortable for your family, but most of the time, you want it to look good too. And that can be quite a challenge in itself. Add to the fact that you also need to make sure that it is safe and secure, and it can often feel like you’ve got your work cut out for you. But, it doesn’t have to be a hardship to have a safe and secure happy home to live in. In… [Read More]