Ways To Improve The Heating Efficiency In Your Home

Image Source: Pixabay Older homes can often feel cold during the winter months, even when you have the heating cranked up. If you are sick of sitting in your house and having to have a blanket to stay warm, you may wish to consider improving the energy efficiency in your home. Articles you can find online will give you a lot of information on the areas of your home which can leak heat. Below, you will also find information on the many things that you can do to try and keep your home nice and warm during the winter months. … [Read More]

Keeping Your Home Cosy And Warm During

It seems that our winters are getting colder year on year and it really is not unusual for temperatures to drop well below freezing on a regular basis. It also pretty common now to have snow right across the country every year. When I get home from work all I want is to walk into a nice warm and cosy home. When you shut the front door, you want to shut out the cold winter months and curl up on the sofa in a lovely warm home. So, the last thing you want is for your home to not be… [Read More]

It’s Time To Buy Some New Furniture For Our Home

Our twin girls turn seven years old very soon and looking around our home, it has become apparent that our furniture has started to look very worn out and tired. The dining room table, coffee table, sofa and sideboard have now been completely personalised by the girls with crayons, felt-tips and more paint than I care to mention. The girls have now gone beyond that stage of the messier the activity the better, the more paint on the walls or furniture or everywhere else is definitely much more exciting than painting on a piece of paper. The toddler stage is… [Read More]

What is Social Housing?

Pretty much everybody has heard the term ‘social housing’ used, however many people don’t really know what it entails, what it takes to qualify for social housing, and what your options are if you’re rejected for social housing. Social housing isn’t as black and white as simply receiving a house from the council, there are different factors and options to consider – however the first step to applying is heading to your local council website and filling in the application form.  Qualifying for Social Housing  Before you can qualify for social housing there is criteria which must be hit. This… [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]

One Way to Make Some Extra Money: PPI Claims #AD

Making some extra money is never easy, but if you could find a way to make some extra, what would you spend it on? Here are a few things that I would spend it on. Home Improvements This is a really big one for me because there is always so much to do when you own your home, and so often we put things off because of a lack of money. Our home is definitely in need of some TLC. At the moment, the whole of our home needs new carpet throughout, but it is such a huge outlay of… [Read More]

I Had A Go At Repairing My Sash Windows

I’ve had a look at the outside wooden sills on my sash windows and I really think that it might be a job for a DIY enthusiast. Sash window repair doesn’t seem all that complicated, to my understanding we simply cut out all rotten section of timber, treat it, splice the timber back as neatly as possible, and then fill joints with a two part filler designated for external repairs. This is within range for a DIY effort I think. Here’s a look at the problem, I’ve marked in pen around where I intend to cut: I would then sand… [Read More]

The Stress Of Moving Home

Over the years I have moved house more times than I can count. This was something that started when I was a child. We seemed to be moving house every other week. Part of the reason for this was my mother used to rent and we seemed to change homes every few months. I always said that this would never happen when I grew up, even as a child, I knew all too well the stress of moving house. Never seeming to have my own bedroom for longer than six months always made me feel unsettled. Unfortunately the cycle of… [Read More]