Modernise your Living Space with Staircases

Now we are coming to the end of all of our extension works, the messiest parts are long over, the painting is complete and we are now just adding soft furnishings, it’s becoming more and more obvious to us just how dated other parts of the house look. Most notably, for us, is our dingy stairway. With a brown varnished handrail, matching bannister at the top of the landing and rather faded and grimy beige walls, it really leaves a {Read More}

How to Sail Through Home Improvements  

Planning a project takes a while, and that’s not a bad thing when you consider you’ll have to live with the results. So build your ideas gradually, plan out what you’d like and what your budget is, then scout out ideas or inspiration. Get in the Mood Make an ideas or mood board to gather colours, textures and patterns that will make the atmosphere you’d like for your space. It helps you figure out which colours work together, for example, {Read More}

Tips for choosing flooring on a budget

*Collaborative Post* Whether you’ve just moved or just want to give your own abode a touch up, flooring is a common place to start. Decorating your home is not going to be cheap, so that’s something you need to be prepared for. Flooring is likely to be the most expensive aspect, but there are ways you can reduce the cost and still enjoy a newly renovated space. Installing a new floor can change the whole feel of the room before {Read More}

Making your home more environmentally friendly

*Collaborative Post* There are a lot of reasons you might be looking to make your home a little greener, whether it’s reducing your impact on the environment, or just looking to save a little extra money where you can. There’s also a lot that can go into making your home that much more environmentally friendly, and that’s why we’ve put together this guide on doing just that, to give you a great starting point. Take care of your household heating {Read More}

5 home security tips to give you peace of mind

*Collaborative Post* Is there anything more frustrating than heading up to bed and suddenly wondering if you remembered to lock the front door? The idea of someone gaining access to your property and scouring through your possessions is both terrifying and heartbreaking. So, it’s no wonder that many of us worry about keeping our homes secure and our children safe. Well, now that winter is here and the nights are longer, it’s time to consider upgrading your home security to {Read More}

Finishing touches with a Luxury Vinyl Floor

With the extension almost finished, it’s time to get to the fun part – decorating. We have basically extended the front of the house and re configured the rest of the rooms in order to create a kitchen diner and a separate utility room. To do this we had to move the downstairs cloakroom and make the integral garage smaller. However, what we were left with was a lovely light open space. Because of the layout, I wanted to ensure {Read More}

Making Your Home Space Work For You

We are in the middle of our building works – I would have hoped to have a little more to update you on but we’ve had a few delays, which I won’t get into here -but now things are getting back on track, my mind is turning to the decoration. We’ve decided to extend the kitchen in the hopes to create a much more family friendly space that we can all use and enjoy. Previously, whenever I’ve been cooking, the {Read More}

Made to Measure Blinds

All rooms need a spruce up one in a while, yet sometimes the budget doesn’t seem to stretch that far. We’ve been wanting to do up our bedroom for a while now but it’s just not at the top of our priority list at the moment. This is why we’ve been looking at ways to give it a makeover without doing too much. Make My Blinds have kindly supplied us with a new wooden blind and we’ve added some new {Read More}

Why choose luxury vinyl flooring?

When renovating your home with children, you might think that you can’t look at luxury but that’s where you’re wrong. There are some fantastic luxury options that would be perfect for families with children. Luxury Vinyl Tiles are able to imitate high-end flooring and are robust, easy to clean and maintain as well as being easy to install. What is it and how do I clean it? Luxury Vinly flooring is one of the most versatile flooring ranges available. It’s {Read More}

Keeping your garden gorgeous this summer

With the warmer weather coming, you’ll find your garden starts to spring into life. With that, your lawn will likely start growing at a rate of knots. So here’s a few top tips for getting a gorgeous garden this summer. Think about new plants It might be an obvious fact to some that your garden is all about the plants, however, it can be all to easy to forget this from time to time. If you are finding that your {Read More}