Archive for November, 2010

Decorative Bathroom Tiles

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

The bathroom, which is often wet and warm, is an excellent candidate for updating with the introduction of new tiles. Bathroom tiles are available in every colour and pattern imaginable and sizes range from tiny to huge. Be sure to take the size of your room into account when gathering together style and colour ideas. [...]

Sanding Old Wooden Floors

Monday, November 29th, 2010

Renovating an old wooden floor is definitely one of the better DIY jobs in terms of spectacular results and is something that can change the appearance of the whole house.  Carpets are notorious dust and mite traps, so a sanded wooden floor is not only attractive, but also much more hygienic, especially if you have [...]

Laying Paving Slabs

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

You have a huge choice when it comes to choosing paving slabs, as they are available in all sizes, shapes and colours and in a wide range of materials and finishes. When preparing the site, use a line strung between pegs to delineate the area you intend paving.  Dig out the soil, clearing it away [...]

How to Use a Steam Wallpaper Stripper

Saturday, November 20th, 2010

At some point or other we have all been faced with the horrendous task of removing old wallpaper from walls that seem determined to cling on to every last patch of it.  Frequently, a layer of wallpaper is painfully removed only to discover that beneath it are more of the same, because the previous owners [...]

Finding a Contemporary Dining Table

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

Designer dining room furniture can make all the difference to the look and feel of your home.  The dining room is a place where you share warm memories with your friends and family at special events, holidays or perhaps even for everyday meals.  You want your home to look and feel good, which is where [...]

Kitchen Blinds – The Finishing Touch in Any Kitchen

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

It’s an exciting time to have a new kitchen installed in your home.  But you don’t need to have a whole new kitchen to give the room a makeover.  Simple changes such as installing roller blinds or roman blinds and repainting the walls can make just as much of a difference. Kitchen blinds are perfect [...]

When to Upgrade the Bathroom

Sunday, November 14th, 2010

A rusty bath, a leaky shower or an uncooperative toilet may be the signs of deep pocket repairs in the bathroom, but what about the little things which are often a precursor to the main event of a major repair? If grout is flaking or starting to crumble out of its joints, this is an [...]

Why choose a Garden Room?

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

You may want extra space for a home office, children’s play room or even a gym, but planning permission can take a long time and might not go through; that is why many people are having extra rooms built in their gardens called garden rooms. A garden room can provide much needed extra space which is [...]

Simple DIY Jobs Around the Home

Sunday, November 7th, 2010

You do not have to be a crazed DIY fanatic to carry out a few simple tasks around the home that will leave it looking like a show house in next to no time.  Whether the house simply needs a fresh coat of paint or you are thinking of selling it at some point, it [...]

Using Vertical Blinds in Space Design

Thursday, November 4th, 2010

Traditionally seen as the preserve of sterile or functional spaces, more and more designers are now beginning to see the benefits of vertical blinds for use in interior design.  While traditionally homes and leisure spaces saw windows dressed with curtains or, when window blinds were used, choices such as roman blinds, venetian blinds or pleated [...]