Panel Or Storage Heater – Which Is The Right Choice For Me?

Panel or Storage Heating – Which is which? Storage heating comes in the form of bricks or ceramics. They store heat at night when electricity is less expensive. Panel heating contains oil but relies on electricity to create heat quickly and, because they’re oil-filled, they retain heat even when not being used. Digging deeper: Storage heating: Storage heaters work best with Economy 7 heating. They generate electricity for 7 hours over the course of the night when costs are lower. They use this time to recharge, then store heat which is then slowly and gradually distributed throughout the day. It’s… [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]

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]

Why changing your AC Filter Matters

The air conditioning unit is something most of us don’t notice until it stops working. We take it for granted, and we seldom think about the machine that creates a livable environment in our homes during those scorching summer days. Luckily, modern air conditioners are quite reliable and sturdy; they can work with minimal maintenance for extended periods of time. You only need to perform the most basic maintenance work on your AC unit, and that’s cleaning or replacing air filters. That’s about everything you’ll need to do to ensure your unit works properly. Of course, for other issues, such… [Read More]

Big Impact Changes To Make If You Are Renovating

I’ve been a painter and decorator for over 20 years and have been involved with many renovations of people’s homes, but like a lot of professional trades people I never get around to working on my own home. pexels When we first moved into our home a number of years ago, money was a bit tight. So we decided what was important to sort out straight away and what we could live with as it was. One area that we decided to leave until a later date was the kitchen. It was after all not too bad and functional, but… [Read More]

Home Improvements That Are Trending in 2017 

Every year there are trends that are must haves in every home and our home is no different, so I thought I would list some home improvement trends I have noticed this year so far. Home improvement is a really good way to increase the value of your home, and also give your home your very own personal touch. 1. Sofa’s:  This year sofa’s are definitely more unobtrusive, so there has been a move towards corner sofa’s, although the furniture is less visible and melts away in the background, it still has style, and it can be adapted to any area…. [Read More]

The At Home Sanctuary You Deserve From Your Own Bathroom? It’s Possible

Every one of us deserves a little pampering and luxury in our lives. However, we can’t all afford to splurge on a spa day each week to get that much-needed relaxation time. But, that doesn’t mean to say you can’t recreate the atmosphere and feelings you get from a spa in your own bathroom. The bathroom in any home is one of the most well-used rooms in your property, but it can also add a fair bit of value to your home when you invest some time and money. Which is why I thought it would be the ideal time… [Read More]