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]

Innovative Ways to Fund Those Big Home Renovations

Need a new kitchen? Finally got time to add that extension to your home? Then you must know it’s going to cost you big time. Ensuring you are financially prepared for such large home renovations is vital so that you don’t get half way through the project and have to give up. Saving up can take a lot of time but there are many other ways you can fund such big and expensive home improvements. Cash in Investments If you’ve been investing for a few years now, whether in stocks and shares, bonds, precious metals or any other assets, then… [Read More]

A Feature Wall Is A Must Have In Every Home

I have always considered myself a bit different when it comes to decorating in my home. This most likely comes from doing my job as a painter and decorator, which I’ve been doing for the last 20 years. I have so often seen people play it safe when decorating their homes because they worry too much about not liking the end result. Quite often my advice is to be brave, take a risk, show your personality and character, and don’t follow trends or fads. One of the ways that you can show all of the personality and character that you… [Read More]