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]

Me And My Ladders

Regular readers will know that I am a painter and decorator.. I’ve been doing this for twenty years and during that time I’ve found that there are a number of very important tools I need to help me do my jobs to a standard that I’m happy with. One such item is a pair of ladders, and I’m quite convinced my wife thinks I have a fetish for ladders judging by how many I have! Ok, I admit it, I probably have haha! Just recently I was employed to paint a property in a residential area. It’s a semi-detached house,… [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]

Tips for The Perfect Loft Conversion

Once you have decided to convert your loft there is no going back. You want to convert it for that extra space it provides, maybe you need an extra room for your growing family or you just want a nice guest room. Whatever your reason for wanting to extend your house you will need to think very carefully about every decision you make. To make sure your loft conversion gets off without a hitch, ensure you are speaking to professional architects and interior designers to optimise your space as best as possible. There are some critical things you need to… [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]

How To Keep Your Water Bills To A Minimum

The cost of fresh water is something which is steadily climbing over time, so it is something that we should not take for granted for the benefit of not only our pockets but also our planet. You can get some excellent water saving advice on various blogs and websites to help teach you how to conserve water in your place of work, as well as in your home. So if you are looking to try and reduce your water bills, here are some useful tips to help get you on your way to saving money, as well as saving the… [Read More]

Choosing The Colour Of The Paint For Your Home

The freedom to decorate your home can be quite liberating, but to others, it can also be quite daunting as to where to start. You can read some excellent advice from various home improvement blogs on choosing the colours for your home’s interior which may help you to get started. So that you can make a well-informed decision, you may have to do a little research and get to know your tastes. So Many Colours When it comes to colours of paint, there has never been more choice available than you have today. Get to know all of the colours… [Read More]

Power tools vs. Hand tools: Who comes out on top?

When it comes to any kind of building work, you need tools. They can be the determining factor between a job well done, and a job delayed. But which are the best to have in your arsenal of supplies? I’ve teamed up with BUILT/ to find out who really comes out on top. Hand tools or power tools? Ultimately, power tools can be very effective in saving you time and money – particularly when it comes to projects that involve woodwork. Power tools can typically make jobs easier, and often enable you to achieve far more professional results too. That’s… [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]