Creating your dream kitchen on a budget

If you’re not careful, your next kitchen revamp could end up costing you a fortune. By the time you’ve shelled out for sinks, appliances, cupboards, worktops, flooring and accessories, you might be left feeling distinctly out of pocket. The good news is, as long as you’re savvy, there are simple ways to save money while creating your dream kitchen. To ensure you don’t bust your budget when you’re refurbishing this part of your property, read on. Get ready for some DIY One great way to Read more [...]

How to garden organically

One of the main reasons many of us turn to growing our own produce is to control the amount of harmful chemicals and pesticides we expose ourselves to via food. Organic fruit and vegetables used to be something that only hippies and tree huggers would go for, but it’s increasingly becoming a dirty word in the general public. They have been linked to diseases like cancer and Alzheimer’s disease, and washing your fruit and vegetables does little to rid them of pesticides. Worse still, commercially Read more [...]

Home Ideas: Polka Dot Decorating With a Tasteful Twist

Many people start to squirm at the mention of polka dots. They simply don't like them or they associate them with little girls and dresses and never think that they could be used in a serious decorating scheme. In recent years, polka dots have made something of a resurgence and are now gracing a variety of walls in homes and businesses around the world. Polka dots can be trendy, sophisticated, and even edgy when done right. Here are some tips for making polka dots work for you. Curtains Polka dot Read more [...]

The Pros and Cons of Hiring an Interior Designer

When it comes to decorating your home, you have two basic options: you can either opt to do everything yourself, or you can opt for an interior designer of course. Some people want to tackle the job themselves thanks to DIY and inspiration websites like Pinterest, but others know they’re just not crafty enough to handle the responsibility. Some also try to DIY, but then fail miserably and opt for the interior designer to help. If you’re weighing the option of whether or not to hire an interior 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 [...]

3 Incredible Outdoor Tips For People With Green Fingers

Do you love nothing more than spending your free time in the garden? Do all your friends refer to you as “the one with green fingers?” If so, you’ll be happy to learn the weather is going to pick up soon, and so you can get back to your favorite hobby. 2015 looks set to become the perfect year for gardeners. While the temperatures might be a little too cold at the moment, most experts are predicting we will have the hottest summer on record. For that reason, you need to start planning ahead. 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 [...]

Making The Most Of Your Space: How To Make Extra Storage In Your Bedroom

A small bedroom presents a challenge that many people understand: space. Humans do have a tendency to hoard objects of necessity and interest, from clothing and books to collectables and shoes. Wanting to have all of these things with us in our bedroom usually leaves us with a lot of clutter and very little space. What’s worse than bedroom clutter is our inability to locate the things we need at any given time. If this situation leaves you scratching your head, then you should seriously start 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 [...]

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 [...]