Top DIY Jobs that Anybody Can Do

Having DIY skills is always a good thing. In fact, when you are able to get jobs done around the house yourself, you will soon see how easy it is for you to save time and money. If you are not good at DIY and if you want to try and expands your skill set then there are a few ways that you can do this, and the jobs listed below should be more than enough to get you started. Repainting Wooden Furniture Repainting or even refinishing wooden furniture is a fantastic alternative to buying brand new pieces. This is… [Read More]

The Kitchen It’s The Hub Of Our Home

When I was growing up the one room that everybody in our home always congregated in was the kitchen. It was simply the hub of our home where everybody caught up with each other and chatted about their day and of course sat down for our evening meal together as a family. This is something that has now transferred to our home and our children. We often sit down and chat about the girls day at school, but the girls love to cook and the kitchen has consequently become an important room in our home now that I am a… [Read More]

Loft Conversion: We Need More Room!

We are currently living in a two bedroom detached bungalow. There are four of us living here; my wife, myself and our six year old twin girls. Obviously my wife and I share a bedroom. and our six year old twin girls also share a bedroom, but this is where the issue is. As the girls are growing up and their personalities and characters are changing and developing, it is becoming more obvious that they are wanting their own space. This means that the time has come to make some big decisions about our home. I think it’s safe to… [Read More]

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Managing your home and all the things you have to sort out can cause a lot of stress, especially if both of you are working full-time, have children and are constantly trying to sort out child care. Then you also have to factor in getting the shopping done and making sure the kids get to school on time. In addition to this, you then need to somehow try and find time to do those jobs around the home, and if all that doesn’t stress you, well you must be superhuman. In a recent survey carried out by Hoppy and YouGov… [Read More]

Household Maintenance Jobs to Complete Before the Winter

In an ideal world, we would get all of our household maintenance jobs done in the spring and summer months when the weather is warmer, and the risk of rain is low. Unfortunately, life has a way of not sticking to a schedule and sometimes things end up getting delayed. Eventually, you’ll need to get around to them, for the good of your home and in some cases, for the good of your family, so here are some tips for preventing autumn/winter DIY blues. Check Your Radiators Heating engineers in your area will soon be filling up their calendars with… [Read More]

Making the Most of a Small Space

With more homes popping up around the country every month, increasing housing and rent costs and more people finding themselves in a house or flat share situation than recent decades, we often have to get creative with the space we have available. Here are some tips on making the most of a space in your home. Making the Most of Floor Space Get creative with your available floor space and consider using areas that otherwise wouldn’t be of use, for instance under stairs for storage or a desk nook. You can even create your own bespoke furniture to fit in… [Read More]

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]