5 Budget-Friendly but Financially Rewarding Home Upgrades

Convert. Extend. Add. Repair. Transform. There’s an endless stream of activity that can enhance your home’s look and feel and add value, of course.  Image If a major remodelling or renovation looks expensive, you can focus on smaller projects that won’t cost as much but will deliver the desired results in the long run.  Worthwhile Home Improvements Paint Give your home’s interior and exterior a fresh coat of paint in the right tones or hues. Consider the 2018 Zillow Paint Colors Analysis, which takes into account over 135,000 photos of homes listed and sold in the US in an eight-year… [Read More]

Safety Gear Every DIY Enthusiast Must Own

The DIY community has got a lot of new members over the past couple of years. There are more DIY projects to try thanks to websites like Instructables and getting started with them keeps getting easier. You also have more tools and materials to work with, including advanced ones like 3D printers and ABS plastic.   One thing you don’t want to neglect when getting started with DIY projects is safety. If you are spending a lot of time outside working on a treehouse or a shed, for example, consider looking at these softshell jackets for extra protection and comfort…. [Read More]

How to Sleep Better: The Ultimate Guide for Parents Who Desperately Need Sleep

We all know that sleep can be difficult to come by when you have children. It’s so cruel, it really is the time when we need it most to be at our best for our kids but also a time when enjoying it can be the most difficult thing to do. We’ve put together a guide for those who desperately need sleep to help them achieve great sleep. All based in science, these tips should have you sleeping like a baby in no time. Be Your Own Little Sleep Study Keep a log of when you go to bed, when… [Read More]

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]

The Tell-Tale signs That Your Radiators Need Bleeding

If you notice your home isn’t getting as warm as usual, or if you’ve had complaints from your tenants that the central heating isn’t working, there may be a very simple explanation. Some radiators need bleeding every so often to release the air trapped in the system. When there is air in the system, this takes the place of the hot water. This means that your radiators won’t be as warm as they should be and you might notice cold spots. Thankfully, there is often a simple solution to the problem. But first, you need to know how to recognise… [Read More]

Why Insurance For Builders And Tradesmen Is So Important

I have been a self-employed painter and decorator for over 20 years and along the way I have learnt many things about running a successful business. One important lesson I have learnt is to do everything properly and not to cut corners because it might save you a few pounds. It quite honestly is not worth it. It will always at some point come and bite you in the future so if you are going to run your own business either as a limited company or by being self-employed get it right and be professional. Your customers, and employees will… [Read More]

4 shabby chic decorating ideas that will transform your home

Shabby chic decor is a popular interior design trend, and if you’re eager to introduce this theme to your home, you’re in luck. Keep reading for four easy tips on how you can successfully transform your space in this way. 1. Make a style statement with antique-looking furniture If you’re keen to transform your home into a vintage haven, make sure you go for antique-looking furniture. When you’re shopping for pieces to add to your spaces, keep an eye out for furnishings with features such as carved detailing and curved, distressed edges. If you’re not sure where to start, it… [Read More]

Guide on Best Mattresses for Parents with Back Pain

Millions of people around the world suffer from chronic back pain. Many of the victims are parents and their long painful days can seem like torture. If you are a parent who is looking to relieve some of this chronic back pain, the solution may be as simple as purchasing a new mattress. While previous common knowledge led parents to believe that purchasing the firmest mattress available on the market would relieve back pain, there has never been any research to prove the theory. However, sleep professionals have identified specific mattress traits and features that are better when it comes… [Read More]