How Technology Can Help With Home Maintenance

When I was growing up and in the early days of doing my job as a painter and decorator, I would find out how to do a particular job by watching an experienced painter and decorator, but the world has changed. We now have the internet and you can literally find out anything when it comes to home maintenance. Technology has definitely helped everybody in that respect, including me. So I have teamed up with EON’s Master of your own home campaign. The purpose of the campaign is to show how home owners and renters are not confident in tackling… [Read More]

How To Create The Perfect Adult Bedroom

As a parent, it’s likely that your home is overrun by children’s toys, socks, shoes, sweetie wrappers, and generally anything else that you can find in your home when you’ve got children. There’s nothing better than a well lived in home, so you wouldn’t want it any different. However, there should always be a space for the adults to kick back and relax without the children’s belongings over running the space that you’re in. This room is usually your bedroom, and if yours is in dire need of an update, take a look at these tips and ideas on how… [Read More]

Building Your Own DIY Conservatory

As your family grows we are all looking for more room within our home. Rooms that felt large when you moved in all those years usually without children, begin to feel like the walls are closing in and getting smaller by the day. It can also be nice to have somewhere where you can create a space that is for entertaining or somewhere your children can go when their friends come to visit. We all know what teenagers especially are like. They don’t like sitting in the same room as their parents and talking to their friends while their parents… [Read More]

Renewing The Flooring In Your Home

When you have five children, as I do it’s always difficult to decide what is best type of flooring to have in your home. The main reason being is that you want something that is hard wearing, but also attractive to look at. So, here are three types of floor coverings that are used regularly up and down the country along with my opinion on each of them. 1. Carpet There is no doubt that carpets are lovely. When you walk into a room and your feet are wrapped up by a beautiful deep pile carpet, it’s lovely, but when… [Read More]

Things To Remember When Building An House Extension

When deciding on have an extension to your home there are many things you need to do. For starters you need to have a clear plan of exactly what you want your extension to achieve. It’s important to decide if it’ll be a single story extension, or if you live in a two story house, if it’s going to be a two story extension. Here are a few tips that I think are useful, and also some very important things that should be kept in mind during the planning stages. If you have a vision of exactly how it should… [Read More]

3 Steps to Turning Your Garage into a Playroom

Everyone wants to get the most use possible out of their home. Whether this be through interior design or a lot of construction work, you want to make your house suit your needs. Sometimes certain areas of your house are not being used to the full potential that you could be using them to. One example of this is your garage. If you are someone that either does not have a car or chooses not to put your car in your garage, your garage space is not being used to its full potential. One way to rectify this is by… [Read More]

Top Tips For Re-Wiring Your Home

The decision to re-wire your home is never one that should be taken lightly. This is a time consuming, disruptive and potentially dangerous project. Unless you have experience dealing with electricity then this is not something you should do yourself. You should also be aware that there are regulations regarding re-wiring which must be adhered to. You can check with your local authority what these are exactly. The concept of electricity as we know it was first discovered in 1752 by Benjamin Franklin. Since then Thomas Edison invented the light bulb and now electricity is everywhere! Here are the top… [Read More]

Tips For Removing A Radiator When Decorating

Over the years I have often been asked to remove radiators before decorating. As such this is now second nature to me, but there was a time when I first became self-employed as a painter and decorator that I didn’t quite know what I was doing. On one such occasion many years ago I was decorating a kitchen and I had to wallpaper all the walls. You can of course just wallpaper around so that you just pass the radiator. and the chances are nobody would know any different. For me that’s simply not good enough. I’m a perfectionist and for… [Read More]