Home Maintenance

Exterior Home Improvements Done Right

Exterior Home Improvements Done Right

Exterior home improvements can be overlooked in the excitement of interior design. Let’s face it, that’s where most of the fun is, right? However, when we do own a home it’s important to think about the best exterior home improvements to add value based on first impressions. Upon entering the home, the interior design options are limitless. That’s because our home is one thing that we can make our own. We control how we want it to look, and no one can tell us any differently. If you one day decided that you want to paint your bricks blue –…

Exterior Maintenance: Don’t Neglect What Protects Your Home

Exterior Maintenance: Don’t Neglect What Protects Your Home

The exterior maintenance of your home is an important element in the safety, security and re-sale value of your home. Don’t think it’s out-of-sight, out-of-mind. You probably can’t see all the problems with your home’s roof, gutters or even the upper brickwork unless you use a ladder anyway. But that doesn’t mean you should ignore potential exterior maintenance problems. Out of sight, out of mind is a mantra by which too many people live, whether they realise it or not. That’s why you should pay attention to the exterior maintenance of your home to feel secure and to increase the…

Feel More Secure In Your Home Right Now

Feel More Secure In Your Home Right Now

To feel more secure is to feel more confident, more relaxed and more capable of taking on the stresses of our daily lives. So how can we feel more secure starting with where we live? Your home is your castle. It should feel like the place where you can escape the stress and difficulty of daily life, relax with your family and feel more secure. Or, at least, that’s the way things should be. The sad fact is that the potential is always there for something to happen that can disrupt that safety and comfort of your home. Whether it’s…

Give These Neglected Parts Of Your Home Some Love!

Give These Neglected Parts Of Your Home Some Love!

We all have neglected parts of our home. Yet the bizarre commonality among home owners is that they never feel as though they have enough space. This is despite the fact that they’re not using the space that they do have properly. The reality is that there will be neglected parts of your home that could be used more effectively but aren’t. So, before you start complaining about the lack of space in your home, here are a few typically neglected parts of it that you might want to start giving a little bit more love. Neglected Parts: Your Backyard…

Allergen-Free : Make Your House Mite-Y Again

Allergen-Free : Make Your House Mite-Y Again

An allergen-free home is vital for many home swellers who suffer from mild to severe allergies. And in this modern world there are all sorts of home-based causes. There are more potential allergens in the air now than ever before. We have so many toxins enter our body during the day that it can be very hard to get back to a balanced level of health and be allergen-free. You might think that your home is the one place that is completely allergen-free. However you may be surprised to know that your house contains more allergens than you realize. So,…

Adhesive Use: Tips So You Don’t Come Unstuck

Adhesive Use: Tips So You Don’t Come Unstuck

Adhesive use can be a sticky topic… or not if you don’t abide by the general rules for using glues and adhesives around the house. When you are undertaking interior design or home improvement tasks, a bit of glue can come in handy from time to time, excpet when you don’t understand adhesive use. When you are using particularly strong adhesives, you need to be careful to not get yourself into any sticky situations (only one glue pun in this article, I promise). So, here is some helpful advice to get you started if you are not experienced in adhesive…

Can Your Home Handle The Heat?

Can Your Home Handle The Heat?

How will your home handle the heat when the summer rays come beating down? It’s not only about cooling down when the weather heats up. Now that summer is finally in full swing around half the world; you may come to realize something – your home was never ready for it! How is it going to handle the heat? Even when you’ve been counting down the months, looking forwards to the longer days and lighter nights, and planning your weekends out in the sunshine, you never thought to consider your home. And why would you? With all the excitement of…

How To Find An Emergency Plumbing Service

How To Find An Emergency Plumbing Service

How many of you have an emergency plumbing service on your speed dial? Maybe you don’t think you need one. Ideally, homeowners should have the contact details of an emergency plumber on their fridge. However, in the real world, especially when renovating, plumbing problems usually catch everyone by surprise. Emergency plumbing services may be required for numerous reasons and at inopportune times. Hassles such as repair on gas fitting pipes, blocked drain work, or even roof repairs may need an emergency plumber. Therefore, it is important for every home owner to be calm and follow the steps listed below before…

Cool Interiors That Ignore The Weather

Cool Interiors That Ignore The Weather

Cool interiors work regardless of what the weather is doing outside.Whether it’s the scorching heat of summer months or the frosty chills of winter; retaining chic and cool interiors will ensure you’re living in a calm and serene environment that enhances inner peace. There are multiple things you can do to refresh your house, and the following are some tips and ideas to help ensure that you’re keeping your cool in your abode. Keep Walls Bright Deep and dark hues can be a beautiful addition to the walls of your home; however, they can create feelings of warmth as they…

Environmentally Friendly Interior Design Options

Environmentally Friendly Interior Design Options

Environmentally friendly building supplies, decor, and appliances are increasing in popularity as each year passes. Most home lovers actively seek high energy ratings, sustainable building products, and environmentally friendly devices. There are various environmentally friendly benefits to a properly realized personal environment. The first thing you should consider is the way your interior design makes you feel. Too much clutter and a busy overall theme that doesn’t match your personal taste are not going to resonate well with you. Apart from decorating your home the way you find pleasing and soothing, you should also keep the sustainability of your home…

Hidden Home Renovation Costs: Don’t Get Caught

Hidden Home Renovation Costs: Don’t Get Caught

Hidden home renovation costs are those sneaky expenses that blow out the budget. That’s why you should add 25% to your budget for blow-out costs. However, if you can plan ahead of time you will save yourself thousands. Most people, when they plan to renovate and redecorate, will put sums down on paper, research the costs and secure financing. Homeowners are keen to ask around for estimates or quotes and weigh up the pros and cons of each architect, building firm, and interior designer to try and find the perfect balance between quotes, speed of completion, and reputation. And, most…

Easily Improve Your Home Street Cred

Easily Improve Your Home Street Cred

Fashionistas understand street cred – that indefinable sense of style and absolute cool. Home street cred is the extension of this design aesthetic. Your home is your castle. It can be a highly personal piece of you. Your pride and joy. And you want it to be the most incredible property in your neighborhood. That chic property everyone stops to look at for a few extra seconds. The home your friends and family love to visit on weekends.. and crash when your entertaining excels. It’s that vibrant property you can sell in a jiffy the moment you decide to move on.

Your Hips Don’t Lie, But Does Your House?

Your Hips Don’t Lie, But Does Your House?

Your house is supposed to reflect your personality and fit in with your lifestyle.You’re house proud and love to style it with new ideas, and you don’t follow every trend (let’s hope you don’t), right? Yet there’s always the cleaning and decluttering to be done. Shakira got it right when she said ‘hips don’t lie’ but maybe your house is telling lies about you. No matter how much daily housework you do, there are certain things around your house that can be letting you down. It’s like a constant nagging “but I just cleaned it yesterday’ mantra.

Transforming Your Home On Any Budget

Transforming Your Home On Any Budget

Transforming your home with budget-friendly ideas may be important if you feel it needs a little sprucing up. Well, you are not alone. We tend to re-decorate some of the rooms in our house between every 5 and 10 years. Living in the same surroundings year after year can become stale and not in keeping with your needs. This is especially common if your decor is trend-specific. Even if you’re planning on selling your house, it’s still worth considering giving it a style makeover.