How To Create The Perfect Home For Your Family

It’s really important to create a nice, comfortable place to live for your family. Whether you’re just starting one or you’re raising older kids, they need to love their home just like you do. Raising a family isn’t easy, and life can feel pretty tricky sometimes when things just aren’t falling into place. In those moments, it’s great to have somewhere you know you can truly call your own. So, how do you start doing this? How do you create the perfect home for your family? This isn’t an easy question to answer, but there are plenty of ways you… [Read More]

Decorating A Child’s Bedroom With A Twist

Decorating a children’s bedroom can be very difficult, especially if you have twin girls as I do. Their characters, personalities and tastes are polar opposites. That means somehow we have to find a theme that both the girls are happy with, and believe me that is something that is incredibly difficult. You would think with me being a painter and decorator that decorating the girls bedroom would be a walk in the park, well, the decorating will be easy enough, that’s what I do everyday, but it is the decisions of what is going onto the wall that will be… [Read More]

Essential Daddy DIY Skills

Being good at DIY is sort of in the daddy rule book. Well, it’s sort of in the man’s rule book as well. Most women will expect the man they’re with to know a bit of handy skills around the home. Perhaps changing a door handle, being able to redecorate, and really fixing anything that seems to break. What we love is that mums are now super independent and take on a lot of this themselves, and we are true believers that both parents being able to do some DIY is the best way to go about things. But, we… [Read More]

Avoid These Interior Painting Mistakes

                                                                 Image Source: Pixabay If you are planning a living room renovation that includes repainting, there is much to consider. Like any other trade, painting is all about preparation, and there are many ways in which you can make a mistake. Here are a few common errors you will want to avoid when painting a room. Not Doing the Preparation – Some people are so excited about the project… [Read More]

Overcoming The #1 Reason Home Renovation Projects Fail

As a fan of DIY and home renovations, it is almost certain that you will have experienced the odd failure along the way. In many ways, there is no particular harm to this: after all, you’re not a professional, so the chances of getting everything right, every single time, are incredibly slim. However, while understandable, it is incredibly frustrating when a home renovation project doesn’t work out the way it should. You will experience a series of losses: the time lost to a project that didn’t deliver the expected result, financial losses, and – in the worst cases – a… [Read More]

Creating A Disney Themed Bedroom

We moved into our current home about three and a half years ago and like a very typical painter and decorator, I never get around to doing any decorating in our own home! My six year old twin girls bedroom was in desperate need of re-decorating. The walls on one side had been plastered in football player posters using sellotape by one of our girls, and the curtains were Disney’s Frozen themed which the girls had up in our previous home, and they were looking seriously tatty and were definitely passed their sell by date! Their bedroom was in need… [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]

Refreshing Your Bedroom with a New Colour Scheme

From time to time, you may have an urge to make changes to your bedroom. A refreshed look in the bedroom can have an enormous impact on your mood and give you a much-needed boost. This is because your bedroom is your own private quarters and somewhere that you spend a significant amount of time relaxing. It is where you recharge your batteries, so it should be somewhere that reflects your identity and a room that you feel peaceful in. Refreshing the Look There are many different ways that you could refresh your bedroom. These include hanging artwork, placing photos… [Read More]