Archive for December, 2010

Home Improvement Ideas for the Bathroom

Thursday, December 30th, 2010

Bathrooms are sanctuaries for many people and so it is a place that should be kept fresh, clean and inviting.  Looking at the same room each day for many months or years can make it feel boring and lifeless.  There are several ways to spiff up your loo without a lot or work or money. [...]

Where to Use Wooden Venetian Blinds

Saturday, December 25th, 2010

Venetian blinds are very popular in the home.  They are versatile, quite easy to use, and easy to maintain. This makes them ideal for a number of different locations. At Home  Wooden blinds are beneficial in the home setting for aesthetic reasons.  The blinds can be purchased to match the wooden trim of a room [...]

Fitting a Letterbox or Cat-Flap

Friday, December 24th, 2010

Letterboxes and cat-flaps can easily allow draughts into the house when they stick in the open position after a delivery or pet entry.  Proprietary draught excluders are readily available and can be fixed into place easily in order to prevent this problem and make the house feel warmer and more comfortable. There are two types [...]

Ready-made v Custom-made Blinds

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010

When choosing blinds for your home, one decision you need to make is whether to go for ready made blinds or custom made blinds. Ready made window blinds, as the name suggests, are pre-made and come in a standard range of sizes requiring minimal alteration when installing them.  This means the delivery is quicker and [...]

Replace Damaged Bricks

Tuesday, December 21st, 2010

Damaged or cracked bricks should be replaced as soon as possible.  If this involves just the odd brick you can easily do the job yourself.  However, if a large part of the wall is damaged this may indicate a potentially serious underlying problem, such as subsidence.  If this is the case, you should take the [...]

Water Pipe Insulation

Monday, December 20th, 2010

Insulating your water pipes saves water by preventing them from leaking and ensures a clean environment.  Start by cleaning the pipes using soap and water.  Stubborn grease or other types of dirt are best cleaned using more powerful cleaning products or by using a scrubber, hard sponge or white spirit. Before you apply the insulation [...]

Contemporary Furniture for Children

Saturday, December 18th, 2010

Contemporary furniture has a place in every room of the house, including the children’s rooms.  Of course, there are special issues where children are concerned, as their space needs to be multi-purpose and durable so they can play, study and sleep. Safety is always the first priority when choosing contemporary furniture for children.  With contemporary [...]

The Wonders of Vertical Blinds

Friday, December 17th, 2010

If you are looking for the perfect combination of style and practicality then look no further than vertical blinds.  You can choose from a wide range of colours and patterns to suit your home décor and also control the amount of light you want to let into the room through the vertical slats.  Vertical blinds [...]

A Room with a View - Garden Gazebos

Thursday, December 16th, 2010

How to make the most of your Gazebo with our decorating tips A patio Gazebo makes a great feature for any home. On the other hand, with the popularity of gazebos on the rise, it may be the ideal time to make sure that your outdoor space stands out from the crowd. To make your [...]

Shower Cubicle Cleaning Tips

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

A shower enclosure is a beautiful, modern thing, but hard water damage and alkaline deposits can stain those perfect glass walls over time.  Discoloured shower walls, tiles, and flooring need not be a new feature in your state-of-the-art shower cubicle. A few handy cleaning tips can make a big difference. To get rid of those [...]