Archive for May, 2010

Express your Personality with a Bathroom Mirror

Monday, May 31st, 2010

There are two main reasons for fitting a bathroom mirror. The first is the obvious one and it is essential to have a mirror that is well lit and positioned correctly, close to the sink. The second reason is a purely decorative one. A mirror will reflect light and make even the smallest of bathrooms [...]

Controlling Your Underfloor Heating System

Sunday, May 30th, 2010

Having decided to install underfloor heating, one of the first steps is to decide on a control system for adjusting the temperature of your rooms. Because of the way under tile heating works it can be zoned, which eliminates the need for the controls in each room that are often required with more traditional systems. [...]

Fun with Gazebos

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

Garden gazebos have a long history, and have even been appreciated by sultans and Shahs in their time, but these days they still have their considerable uses for the average homeowner. Their function as ever, whether in palace grounds or a humble back garden, is to provide a social and aesthetic focus to an open [...]

Update Shower Accessories for a Spa-Like Bathroom Retreat

Sunday, May 23rd, 2010

In these hectic times, who wouldn’t love a peaceful, restful haven to retire to at the end of a long day?  With a few simple, inexpensive upgrades you can transform your ordinary bathroom into a luxurious spa-like retreat in just a few hours. Start with organisation; repurpose bathroom storage or shelving units to hold pampering [...]

How to Treat Woodworm

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

Not every case of woodworm can be treated via DIY. In cases where structural timbers are affected, treatment is best left to the professionals. But, if yours is a milder case of woodworm, then there is no reason why you can’t tackle the problem yourself. To determine how much damage has been done, use a [...]

Underfloor electric heating flexibility

Monday, May 17th, 2010

Considering how widely used underfloor electric heating systems are across Europe and the U.K. as a whole, it makes sense that there are such a variety of options available for the consumer when it comes to customising their own system. There are now water underfloor heating systems available as well as electric floor heating mats [...]

Fitting a New Kitchen

Friday, May 14th, 2010

The first step to fitting a kitchen is planning the layout. Make sure you accurately measure the area, as you do not want to find out too late that the units are too big. Sinks are normally placed near a window; extraction units need an outside wall. Once the new work area is planned you [...]

How to Get a Level Floor

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

Before laying floor tiles, linoleum or even a carpet, you’ll need a level floor surface. As with many home improvement projects, it’s straight DIY, not property development, so novices needn’t panic. If you rate your abilities as somewhere above painting and decorating, but not quite up to building or plastering, you can do this with [...]

Choosing a new Shower Tray

Monday, May 10th, 2010

The shower tray is probably the one area of the whole showering experience that people do not think about. We open the door, we turn the taps on, we adjust the water temperature and pressure and then we shower. We never give a thought to what we are standing on. At one time the shower [...]

DIY Kits for Underfloor Heating

Friday, May 7th, 2010

If you’ve ever considered underfloor heating but thought the project was beyond your capabilities, re-consider.  New materials and installation methods have made the process much easier than in years past.  In fact, with a little time, patience, and planning, you can install an electric underfloor heating system in a room as you remodel, then stand [...]