Running Your Own Business Advantages/Disadvantages 

I have been running my own painting and decorating business for about 20 years now. I have never regretted starting out on my own, but that is not to say that it's been plain sailing all the way. Image source It was very tough in the beginning and of course the internet was not what it is today with the resources that are instantly available today at the click of a button. I would have been so happy in those early days if I could have found some free guidance on being your own boss that can be found online at Trevor… [Read More]

Your Most Hated DIY Problems Solved

On this blog, we love DIY. But there are some jobs that just suck. No matter how well you prepare, it always seems as if something goes wrong and ruins your plans. Here are some of the commonest DIY problems out there and what you can do to make your life a bit easier.Sealing Around The Bath Sealing around the bath is important for many reasons. It stops mold from growing in places where you can’t see it, and it prevents water from dripping down the side of the bath into the room below. In other words, it’s essential. However,… [Read More]

Are You Confident In Your Kitchen’s Renovation?

When you are thinking of changing up one of the rooms in your home, the kitchen might be the top of the list. It is for many people – the statistics show that it is one of the most important rooms for renovation according to most people’s opinions, and it is also the room that most people go to first when they are looking at homes to buy or rent. But you don’t need to be selling to want to renovate your kitchen. Often, it is just a matter of wanting it to look its best, and there is a… [Read More]

Home Improvements That Are Trending in 2017 

Every year there are trends that are must haves in every home and our home is no different, so I thought I would list some home improvement trends I have noticed this year so far. Home improvement is a really good way to increase the value of your home, and also give your home your very own personal touch. 1. Sofa’s:  This year sofa’s are definitely more unobtrusive, so there has been a move towards corner sofa’s, although the furniture is less visible and melts away in the background, it still has style, and it can be adapted to any area…. [Read More]

Home Essentials for Anyone Interested in DIY

Image Source When you read DIY blogs, there’s a whole wealth of information at your feet. But many assume that you already know the basics. This can make things difficult for beginners who are just  starting out and testing the waters of home improvement. Everyone has to start somewhere and there’s not much out there for the absolute beginner. But not to worry. If you’re a DIY novice, we’re here to help. Let’s start with the basic equipment that you’ll need to start out on your journey to fitting your own shelves and repairing little faults about the house. Here’s… [Read More]

Light Up Your Garden This Summer 

With summer now in full swing, it’s time to turn our attention to the outdoor space in our homes. One of the loveliest things about living in the UK is during summer time we have long light evenings and it stays warm even after the sun has set. So sitting out in the garden enjoying the company of family and friends is an absolute must for me. The garden is always in full bloom at this time of the year, which of course is beautiful to look at during the day, but with a little thought and time you can… [Read More]

Crafting The Garden Refuge You And Your Family Deserve

Flickr As DIY Dads, it’s tempting to improve our houses in any way we can deem appropriate. DIY is addictive once you become well versed in it, and it’s hard to not lend that creative eye to every avenue of the home space you have. You might have purchased a new home, and can see that the last tenant had a tenuous grip on what ‘DIY’ meant to say the least.  This is often most apparent in the outdoor space, as people often neglect their gardens in favor of their indoor comfort. This does make sense to a degree because… [Read More]

DIY Electric Work? Read This First

Pixabay Nothing fills you with quite as much pride as a DIY job done well. Not only do you have an element in your home that you’ve fixed or even created yourself; you can also save yourself a bunch of cash by taking matters into your own hands. Of course, some categories of DIY jobs are more complex than others. Fixing a leaky faucet tends to be pretty simple (although it can be more complex than people think, and it certainly isn’t without its risks). Sorting out cracks in the walls is almost self-explanatory. But when it comes to electricity,… [Read More]

A Guide to Adding Value to Your Home

Image via There are many reasons for wanting to move house – expanding family, kids moving away from home, wanting to be closer to your parents, or going in search of warmer climates, But there is one question which every homeowner putting their house on the market has to think about: To renovate or not renovate? If you want to work your way up the property ladder to your dream home you need to know how to maximise the value of where you live now, whether that’s by adding an extension, converting the loft into a spare bedroom or just… [Read More]

Signs It’s Time To Give Your Home A Style Overhaul

If you’re thinking of giving your home a style overhaul, there are a few signs to look out for that should indicate whether this is the right time or not. After all, your home isn’t just to show off to guests. Your home is supposed to be your safe haven, your place to raise your family, a place you truly love to come back to. Look for these signs that you need to perk things up:You Have Many Noticeable DIY Fixes Maybe your kids drew on the walls one time and you couldn’t get rid of it properly. Maybe you’ve… [Read More]