Archive for September, 2010

Why Get a Shower Enclosure?

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

There are many reasons that one might choose to trade in their traditional shower and bath unit for a standing shower enclosure. Safety, space, and aesthetics are among the wide array of benefits such a renovation has to offer. First of all, the safety of a shower cubicle is much greater than that of a [...]

Eco-Friendly House Paint

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

Planning a household renovation project provides the perfect opportunity to go green and buy a sustainable product.  Paint is often a quick fix for refreshing a room or giving a new lease of life to tired looking kitchen units.  You may not be aware of it, but the chemicals contained in the paint you choose [...]

A Gazebo as a Play Area

Monday, September 27th, 2010

Even if your gazebo is not a permanent structure it can provide the ideal play area for children.  Using a gazebo as a play area has a number of benefits; for example, it will encourage the children to be out in the fresh air rather than in the house watching television. They will, therefore, be [...]

Designing Your Own Kitchen

Friday, September 24th, 2010

OverviewDesigning your own kitchen helps you to create a welcoming and functional space within your property.  Rendering the kitchen an attractive space will help increase the value of your property as well as make you feel more at home. Kitchen design is a rich area of interior DIY, with many different materials and styles to [...]

DIY Tips - Wall fixtures

Monday, September 20th, 2010

DIY decoration of living spaces often involves fixing furniture, decorations or equipment to walls. Although it may seem straightforward to fix objects to a wall according to enclosed instructions, or through an informed working practice, there are two fairly major points to consider. Firstly, walls come in many shapes and sizes. Solid walls, such as [...]

Contemporary Furniture with Philippe Starck

Saturday, September 18th, 2010

Philippe Starck is a name that most people have heard and his popularity has grown, mostly over the last 30 years, after he decorated the apartment of Francois Mitterrand in the 1980s. Philippe is considered unique amongst contemporary furniture designers in that his products are considered to be beautiful, usable and intended for the mass [...]

Painting the house

Friday, September 17th, 2010

Many people do not much care what is on their walls, but the paint you use to decorate your house is one of the most noticeable features of it, so if you intend to change the ambience of your home, then a repaint will be the easiest and most effective way to start. You can [...]

Creating Storage Space in the Bathroom

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

There is nothing that looks messier than a cluttered bathroom. Makeup teetering on the edge of the bathroom sink and toilet paper rolls stuffed behind the commode van make your bathroom look unappealing and seem smaller than it really is. There are many choices for bathroom storage. The bathroom cabinet is a popular favourite and [...]

Plastering a Wall

Friday, September 10th, 2010

Plastering is one of those DIY building projects that require a little practice to become completely competent at. When buying plaster you should remember that 10 kg will cover roughly 1.5 sq meters at 10 mm thick and the same amount will cover 5 sq meters when spread 3 mm thick. Preparation If you are [...]

Transforming your Garden with a Wood Gazebo

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

Now that the teenagers have taken over the den, you need an extra entertainment area, where you and your friends can have a dinner together; a place where you can kick back, relax, chat, and have sundowners in the evening.  You need an adult place where you can express your individual style and be snug [...]