5 Simple Steps To Get Rid Of Termites For Good

Out of all the household pests, termites are, without doubt, the most formidable. They can ruin and destroy the foundations of your home in a matter of a few years and can often reoccur again and again, much to the distress of the home owner. Here are 5 simple steps on how to locate a termite infestation, take effective extermination action and then preventative precautions, all while saving money on professional help. 1. Find the infestation The first thing you must do if you are worried about termites is hunt for an infestation. The most common warning signs are holes,… [Read More]

Buying Your First Home

In The UK we love to own our homes, but there is no doubt that this is getting more difficult for the generation that is coming onto the housing ladder. However that doesn’t mean they can’t afford to own their home. Affordability is obviously a major factor when you’re looking for the perfect home to start sharing your life with that perfect partner in life. More often than not it’s usually new builds that they go for, but there are bargains to be had in buying a run- down property at a cheaper price. If you’re both DIY enthusiasts this… [Read More]

Tips for Decorating After Experiencing Different Types of Floods

There are several types of floods that many home and property owners may experience at some point throughout their lifetime. While those that live in designated flood areas may be more prepared for these natural disasters or otherwise more caught up on actions that one can take afterwards to restore and redecorate properties, flooding may also occur in non-designated areas as well. No matter how prepared a property owner may be, however, not all damage is or can always be expected. It can be important for individuals to be equipped with informed guidance on how to redecorate and restore property,… [Read More]

Protect Your Oil from Theft this Winter

Home heating oil is more vulnerable to theft in the winter months. Of course, the main reason for this is that it’s colder, so there’s more demand for it. If thieves are selling it on they’ll get a better price per litre or if they’re using it for themselves, they’ll be “saving” even more. Thankfully, increased awareness and security in recent years has meant a significant drop in the numbers of oil thefts, but it does still happen. Here’s what you can do to make your tank and its precious contents fresh from Emo Oil safer over the colder months…. [Read More]

Getting Your Grill Ready for Winter in 5 Steps

Saying goodbye to hot, summer days is always a bittersweet feeling, especially since this means it begins to feel too cold, and it’s time to prepare your grill for winter, or at least until the days begin to warm up again. The process of doing so does not have to be a difficult process, in fact, in 5 easy steps you can enjoy a smooth transition. To make it easy, you may find the best electric smoker under $200 for easy grilling process Let’s get started! 1. Deep Clean Your Grill This may seem obvious, but thoroughly cleaning the inside and outside… [Read More]

Why changing your AC Filter Matters

The air conditioning unit is something most of us don’t notice until it stops working. We take it for granted, and we seldom think about the machine that creates a livable environment in our homes during those scorching summer days. Luckily, modern air conditioners are quite reliable and sturdy; they can work with minimal maintenance for extended periods of time. You only need to perform the most basic maintenance work on your AC unit, and that’s cleaning or replacing air filters. That’s about everything you’ll need to do to ensure your unit works properly. Of course, for other issues, such… [Read More]

JYSK Feel the Happiness Campaign #ad

I have recently teamed up with JYSK, the Scandinavian store group that sells everything for the home. Our partnership is to celebrate JYSK’s 2,500th international store which opens in October and I’m delighted to support the Danish store group with its ‘Feel the Happiness’ campaign. Even better, I have a fabulous JYSK VEDDE three door, mirrored wardrobe to give away. I know it’s excellent, I’ve just had one delivered at home and assembled it easily and in short order. The delivery was smooth, packages in perfect condition, everything was good quality and the instructions were well laid out. The first… [Read More]

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]