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]

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]

I Have Been Nominated For An Amara IBA18 Award I Would Love Your Vote!

Somebody has very kindly put me forward for an award in the Amara interior blog awards, more commonly known as the IBA18 awards. I have been nominated in the Best DIY & Home Improvement Blog Category. It’s always an honour to be considered for an award, and to be nominated has totally shocked me if I’m completely honest, but for all of that I’m over the moon. It really has made my day! When I first started my blog four years ago I wanted to split the content between DIY and parenting, and I have always tried to maintain that… [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]

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]