Archive for January, 2011

Purchasing Ready Made Roman Blinds

Sunday, January 30th, 2011

Many people still prefer Roman blinds for a number of reasons. The blinds are easy to install and even remove when there is need. Just like roller blinds, cleaning Roman blinds is not very hard. In terms of cost, they are very cheap and easily available from most décor stockists. However, not all Roman blinds [...]

Protect Your House From Burst Pipes and Avoid Making a Claim

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

Claiming on your house insurance policy inevitably involves costs, whether it is paying the policy excess or losing your no claims bonus.  Even though your losses are covered, you will still incur expenses. With this year’s cold winter, burst pipes are proving to be a big problem for many homes and buildings insurance providers have [...]

Choosing the Best Bathroom Blinds

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

Bathrooms are special rooms in your house which need special appliances due to their sensitive use. In the bathroom, there is plenty of water almost every time. In most houses, the bathroom is often the smallest room. Plenty of natural light is therefore also needed and privacy must not be compromised at the same time. [...]

How to Prepare a Wood Surface for Refinishing

Monday, January 24th, 2011

If you have wooden surfaces in your home that are looking dull, distressed or tired and you wish to liven them up then you will need to refinish them. There is a range of ways in which wood can be refinished, from staining to varnishing to the application of wood paint. In order to achieve [...]

Loft Conversion: Common Terms

Sunday, January 23rd, 2011

The following list of terms will help give you a basic understanding of many of the key factors involved in loft conversions. While this list is certainly not comprehensive, it does aim to offer a quick overview of some industry-specific terms that you may not be familiar with that can help you begin a discussion [...]

Benefits of Wood Blinds

Friday, January 21st, 2011

Wood blinds are the perfect choice for those wishing to add style to their home.  Wooden blinds will help you achieve a natural look for your home whilst providing you with complete control over privacy and sunlight.  There are a wide variety of wood blinds available, allowing you to select a style that matches your [...]

Style and Function of Bathroom Furniture

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

Whether refurbishing a bathroom or building a new one, choosing bathroom furniture can be very exciting.  It can also be overwhelming with it comes to choices and details.  Bathroom furniture such as shower stalls, bath, toilets, and sinks are only the beginning. When choosing a bath, consider its function.  Can your house withstand the weight [...]

On Bed Sizes

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

Bed sizes have become increasingly standardised over decades, although they often vary from country to country. Bed size is important not just when considering your comfort whilst sleeping, either singly or in a double bed, but also from the point of view of the available space in your bedroom and choosing a compatible mattress, bed [...]

Advantages of Blackout Roller Blinds

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

One of the main advantages of blackout roller blinds is that they enhance privacy within any room in your home. This makes them the perfect choice for rooms where you may require plenty of privacy, such as the bathroom or bedroom. They also block out sunlight, making them ideal for rooms where you wish to [...]

Building a great Garden Gazebo

Sunday, January 16th, 2011

Traditionally, gazebos have evolved from ancient stone structures to a hexagonal or octagonal wooden design. However, there are many different shapes and materials available to give you the right outdoor gazebo for your needs. Wooden gazebos are a popular choice due to their durability; unlike some metal or canopy gazebos, a wooden gazebo will make [...]