Door handles are an easy and inexpensive way to modernise your home, but which ones should you choose?
While this is mostly a case of personal preference there are a few things you may wish to consider before deciding on the perfect door handles for your home.
Stainless Steel or Alloy?
One of … [Read More...]
Dogs have been offering humans companionship for thousands of years. Commonly referred to as man’s best friend, dogs are lovable, loyal friends. But apart from just being a trusty sidekick, studies are starting to show that dogs may offer us even more benefits than we may be aware.
Dogs have been … [Read More...]
You’ve just had a plasterer in your lovely new home. You might have spent a small fortune to get the work done so you want to save a few pennies by painting your own walls. The problem is you’ve never performed a job like this before and you don’t have a clue what to do!
Well don’t panic … [Read More...]
When we envision a lightning strike we often image the Hollywood movies and Disney Cartoons, where the main character always nearly misses being electrocuted and walks away with a fuzzy hairstyle much like Albert Einstein’s iconic firework hair.
Yet, in real life, the way individuals get injured … [Read More...]
In our homes, we use lighting to transform a room and create a certain kind of atmosphere. If we’re having a romantic dinner for two, we’ll use a dimmer switch to turn down the main light to a suitable setting, or lamps to light sections of the room. We may even choose to eat our meal by … [Read More...]
Using less water is not only good for the environment, but it can save you money on your water bill too. The bathroom is one area of our home where we use a lot of water, so if you’re trying to reduce your consumption it’s worth starting here. So here are six important ways to conserve water in the … [Read More...]
It’s coming up on that time of year again. The time to do a thorough spring cleaning of your home.
Where did the idea of spring cleaning come from anyway? It’s believed that the custom dates back to the 19th century. Before vacuum cleaners and dust filtration systems, springtime was the right … [Read More...]
In the ever evolving field of photography, competition is fierce. A photographer has many tools to assist them in creating their perfect shot; lenses, tripods, flashes, props, etc. Another pragmatic tool is the use of computer programs such as Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom. Granted, with all of the … [Read More...]
Getting jobs around the house done can be a lot of fun and extremely rewarding. But if you aren’t adequately prepared for the task you can often do more harm than good – here are six of the most common DIY mistakes and how you can avoid making them.
1. Not using a spirit level
Putting up a shelf … [Read More...]
Digital, programmable thermostats are all the rage at the moment, especially with households looking to reduce the thousands of pounds spent each year on energy bills.
A large chunk of that money goes towards heating and cooling homes when they are vacant. So it’s likely many of us are actually … [Read More...]
Choosing the gender of your child can be a rather controversial topic and can be pretty much a taboo subject, with many believing that we should be "grateful for what we get"! However, many couples, if being honest would admit that they would prefer a balanced family, which has a mix of boys and … [Read More...]
Every urban gardener knows that space is a key issue for growing and sustaining a garden. Saving space and staying creative when it comes to balcony gardens and other micro gardens seems a nearly impossible task. However, by employing some of these creative upcycling tips and DIYs, you can easily … [Read More...]
A good stock fence is hard work.
So firstly, unless you’re prepared to roll your sleeves up and get stuck into a sweat, it is better to call in professional fencing contractors. That having been said, get it right, “straight down the line”, and you’ll be a big proud … [Read More...]
A lot of people complain about never having enough room in their home, while there are areas they barely ever use. Like the basement, for example.
Many homeowners use the basement to store junk and stuff they no longer use. To me, this is a complete waste of one of the most useful rooms in a … [Read More...]
Choosing the right venue for an event is a big commitment. Whether you’re organising a wedding reception with a formal sit-down meal, a christening, a cocktail party or a conference, the location can make or break the event.
The first steps are easy: work out how many people will be coming then … [Read More...]
Renovating or changing your home in any way can be difficult; particularly if you don’t have a large budget to make the changes you’ve always dreamed about. However it can also be hard to alter the appearance of your home if you are used to it looking a certain way.
Some of us love the idea of … [Read More...]