Long Distance Moves- A New Reality

In today’s world of economic realities a career oriented person must expect to switch companies and locations every few years. Gone are the years where an entry level position in a mid-sized local company meant you could buy a home, raise a family, and expect steady upward progression until finally landing a corner office in charge of a section where you would spend the final 10 years before retiring. In the modern world, career progression typically means a willingness to go to where the position Read more [...]

What Do You Need to Consider Before Building a Garden Shed?

If you constantly find yourself running out of storage space for items like tools, and gardening equipment, or if you just want somewhere to relax in the summer, a garden shed is a great solution. And, if you have successfully completed any DIY projects in the past, you should easily be able to build one from scratch. But what do you need to build a garden shed, and do you need to consider anything before buying your blueprints? Keep reading for some ideas. Royalty free photo What Will Your Read more [...]

Organising your kitchen

The kitchen is one of the most difficult rooms in the house to keep organised and tidy; it’s continuously in use and has to withstand a constant coming and going of groceries and kitchen equipment. In no time the cupboards can become overcrowded, food and tools are lost and forgotten. Often the space is not being used to its full potential. Now is the best time of year to really make an effort to put an end to this cycle and start making the most of your kitchen. New Year - new kitchen. Stage Read more [...]

The Advantages of Using Shipping Containers for Living and Work Spaces

Image by Jesse C Smith Jr via Flicker It is easy to find shipping containers for sale in Australia or any other part of the world for that matter. These rectangular boxes made from corrugated metal are a common site all over the planet. They are used to transport vast amounts of cargo all over the world in an easy and cost effective manner. Shipping containers are also being increasingly recycled and turned into living or working spaces, due to the ease with which you can build with them. As Read more [...]

When to Roll Up Your Sleeves and DIY

Before I bought my first house, I didn’t fancy myself very “handy”. And I guess I still don’t, but I’m a lot better than I used to be. After a year and a half of living in a fixer upper, my wife and I have learned a lot of new skills, and our house equity has been increased significantly by work we didn’t know how to do just a couple of years ago. But there are some jobs even I won’t tackle. It’s important to know when to get some industrial supplies from Gotstock and when to leave Read more [...]

3 Key Items You Should Never Overlook When Redecorating

by  Stacie Stacie Stacie  Amateur interior-decorators devote endless hours to fretting over minute details, spend hundreds of pounds on unneeded embellishments and agonise for days over options separated by the breadth of a hair. However, it is amazing just how often that these same obsessive decorators will completely ignore key items within the rooms they are transforming. Either leaving them just as they were or not properly utilising just what a difference these items can make to the overall Read more [...]

When DIY is the Best Option

If you are like me, there’s a lot of work to be done on your house. My wife and I bought a fixer-upper, and we’ve managed to add a lot of equity to the house. But we still don’t have molding, a save staircase, insulation in the attic, and many many other little things. When we bought the house, we (like you?) didn’t know much about household repairs. I’ve learned a lot, but have gotten down to jobs I’m not as comfortable performing myself. Still, it’s really expensive to get these jobs Read more [...]

A timber garage could improve your home, garden and your mood

As the first autumn winds and rains arrive, don’t you wish your car was less exposed to the elements? And don’t you also wish you had more garden storage? Bikes and outdoor furniture all fare better indoors in autumn, and a winter garden looks less desolate with the jetsam of summer living stored safely inside. Your car too would benefit from some shelter. There’d be less risk of gales blowing your neighbours’ bins into the car and denting a door or wing. And you’d no longer waste precious Read more [...]

Increase Your Curb Appeal the Easy Way

The curb appeal of a home is one of the most important aspects of it when selling. If your curb appeal isn’t up to scratch, people won’t even want to look inside your house, let alone buy it. By increasing your curb appeal and making your home look inviting from the outside, you can then concentrate on making an impression from the inside. It isn’t hard to do either! Clean Your Car If you have a car, make sure it looks nice and clean. Although you’d never sell this with your Read more [...]

The Different Uses of Log Cabins

A log cabin isn’t just somewhere you stay when you’re on a skiing holiday in the Alps, you can have your own in your back garden if you want to! The stylish and spacious designs are perfect for adding a touch of class to the exterior of your home and provides a great alternative to the traditional wooden garden shed.   Log cabins are far from just alternatives to sheds, however. They have the potential to provide all kinds of uses around the home, many of which you might not have initially Read more [...]