Kitchen Blinds – Should Be Easy To Clean

Making sure you have the right blind for your kitchen can be difficult. They should look great and be extremely practical. An important thing to take into account is your cleaning routine. As it isn’t a good idea to choose a set of blinds which are problematic to clean as they are bound to get dirty whilst you are cooking. For the best results, We would recommended a roller blind as they are extremely simple to keep clean. But, there are many people who are choosing wooden window blinds because they are immune to rapid temperature changes, not only this… [Read More]

Renovation 101: What Resources to Use When Hiring a Contractor

When building or taking on a renovation project, the most important person you can count on is your contractor. They are the middle-man for your needs, constantly working between your vision and the construction of the project itself, meaning that their understanding and input is vital to the final product. They are in charge of the labor, pricing, materials, you name it. This makes them a kind of collaborator with your project because as much as it is your design, it is up to their execution. When on the hunt to find the right contractor for you, here are some… [Read More]

DIY Jobs Around The Home Seem To Go On Forever

When you own your own home the one thing that never seems to end is the constant list of DIY jobs around the home. I know it certainly never ends for me. If anything it seems to me the list grows bigger on a daily basis. One thing I have always found though is that you’re never able to do a one stop shop for everything you need to complete all your DIY jobs either at the shops or online. It seems I am forever having to go to different shops or different websites to complete the DIY job around… [Read More]

Want a simple Life? Add These Technologies to Your New Home

We all want to come home after work and school run to chill and relax, and spend some great time with the family. However, not all homes are designed the same, so you might need to make some smart alterations to the design to suit your needs and your kids’. In case you are thinking about moving house, there are a couple of things you should consider adding to your home to make your life easier and more relaxed. Home Automation image via Pixabay No matter if you are away most of the day or want to make sure that… [Read More]

6 Important Things to Look for in a Family Home

When you are looking for a family home there are several things you should consider. Whether you already have children or are planning for them, the right home can make life easier and more comfortable for the whole family. Image source Location The location of the property is very important to parents especially. Is it near to local good schools? Will commuting to work be simple enough, without dragging your journey out longer than it needs to be? Are the other conveniences close by such as shops, play areas and doctors? When you have got children you do not want to… [Read More]

Finding The Perfect Feature Wall For Your Lounge

I have been a painter and decorator for many years, and I’m pretty sure I have been asked to do all sorts of different decorating for lounges. Without a doubt the most popular request today is a feature wall in the lounge. Quite often a customer will ask me what I think of this design or idea, and I’ll be honest I’m usually not forthcoming in giving too much advice or trying to sway the client towards a certain style. The main reason being is my personal tastes and preferences could be completely different to the client and of course… [Read More]

Being More Energy Conscious In My Home #ad

When you live in a family home that has five children roaming around without any thought about how the bills are paid, it seems that whatever room I go in the lights are always on, or the television is left on without, yes you guessed it, anybody watching it. So when I was approached by British Gas to team up with them and try to make our home more energy conscious, I instantly thought yes that sounds like something I would love to get involved with and it got me thinking how I initially could become more energy conscious and… [Read More]

The Do’s And Don’ts For Baiting Cockroaches

For many, baiting has become a go-to treatment protocol for getting rid of cockroaches. But, even the finest of tools, when not used properly, can fail. To ensure you get the job done properly, we have put together a few do’s and don’ts. Image by tpukphotographers via Flickr The Do’s for Cockroach Baiting 1. Where to place the bait Be sure to place bait either in or close to cockroach harbourages.  Cockroaches are rather lazy pests and will eat the first things they come across. To help direct placements, use settings, visual inspections and glue trap monitors to help direct… [Read More]