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Creating a Reading Room In Your Home

Creating a Reading Room In Your Home

A reading room is one place in the house that you can escape to and head off on adventures or learn some fascinating facts about your favourite historical events.  It doesn’t matter if you are just working on your library of books or have a hundred in desperate need of a home; here are some easy tips that you can use to create the reading room (or little nook) of your dreams.  Reading Room Lighting If you don’t have good lighting in your reading space, you will soon find that your eyes are getting strained. Making it an uncomfortable reading…

How To Add More Privacy To Your Home

How To Add More Privacy To Your Home

Wherever you live, the ability to add more privacy can be very important. And there are a few different ways to gain the privacy you crave depending on your home. We all want to have our own space. So when it comes to our homes, how to add more privacy can be important. Whether it’s an open plan home, a home built close to neighbours or one with many windows to allowing natural light. However, there are certain features of your home that might make it hard to have your privacy as a household so here are a few ways…

Tips For Creating The Perfect Outdoor Escape

Tips For Creating The Perfect Outdoor Escape

Creating the perfect outdoor escape can be a panacea for the modern world. Current times can often be challenging. It matters not who you are, or what you do, from time to time, we all need something that can help keep us sane. Now, if you are a home lover, there is nothing better than some kind of personal retreat. We all need the perfect outdoor escape in which to relax and entertain. However, if you are a homeowner, the perfect outdoor escape may sound brilliant, yet unlikely. You may be focusing so much on interior design that you don’t…

5 Reasons To Consider A Home Renovation

5 Reasons To Consider A Home Renovation

Okay, so we know that a home renovation can be messy and costly. We know that it can be time-consuming and difficult to accommodate into your busy schedule. However, despite the many negatives that can surround a home renovation, there are some instances when you might be glad that you took the time to make the relevant changes to your home. In this article, we are going to give you the incentives you might need to consider a home renovation. You might then consider the mess and expense worth it, as the long-term benefits to you could be many. Check…

Sweet Dreams. Why You Should Make Your Bedroom A Priority

Sweet Dreams. Why You Should Make Your Bedroom A Priority

Your bedroom is one of the most important rooms in your home. It’s where sweet dreams can be enjoyed alongside a restful sleep. You’ll awaken with energy and the ability to tackle anything the world throws at you. That’s the theory anyway. According to Pascoe’s, who specialise in hot water repairs, people spend about a third of their lives in the bedroom so it’s worth making it beautiful. Not only is your bedroom somewhere you spend so much time, but it is also a place that can make a difference to your health. Your bedroom can help your day be…

Are You Ready for A Bathroom Makeover?

Are You Ready for A Bathroom Makeover?

Now is a great time to think about a bathroom makeover. Why? Because the warmer weather makes it easier for trades to renovate a wet area. And, typically, a bathroom makeover uses more individual trades than any other room in the house. Bathrooms are one of the most used spaces in your home. Over time, all the water, steam, and soap scum can deteriorate your bathroom leaving it looking pretty ordinary. And when water and damp get into the walls, then it’s definitely time for a bathroom makeover. Modern bathrooms are now places of calm and tranquility. They are spaces…

How To Create The Perfect Outdoor Dining Area

How To Create The Perfect Outdoor Dining Area

Incorporating a fabulous outdoor dining area is very important to most people who have a garden or usable outdoor space. In great weather it’s an extra room for socialising and relaxing… without building an addition. And there are some key items you MUST include. When you’re designing your garden, there are many options. You can create an area for the kids to play in or use the space for growing vegetables and other plants. However, the most popular is an outdoor dining area. An outdoor dining area is perfect for cooking and eating meals with your family and it’s the…

Patio Paving and Making It Pretty

Patio Paving and Making It Pretty

Patio paving can look absolutely gorgeous and an integral part of your indoor-outdoor living. No-one wants a boring patio but if you’re not a keen gardener and you need easy-care, then this article is for you. There are mixed opinions about gardens that only feature patio-paving. To some, they’re madness. How could you live without beautiful flowers brightening your outside space? To others, though, patio gardens are something of a revelation. We may all like the idea of an outside area, but we aren’t all gardeners. For these people, the idea of having to cut the lawn and tend the…

Timeless Bedroom Design for Children

Timeless Bedroom Design for Children

When it comes to bedroom design for children, there are two schools of thought – age-appropriate and colourful OR timeless and elegant. If it’s timeless bedroom design for children that you want, then you’ll love these tips. We know that when you have children, the idea of decorating and staging their room can be quite exciting.You could go cray-cray with bedroom design ideas. But the problem many parents face is the fact their child’s mind can change quite quickly and often does when it comes to new trends. This can mean you’re being guilted into changing designs much more frequently….

Create Space With 5 Value-Adding Design Ideas

Create Space With 5 Value-Adding Design Ideas

The desire to create space can be a dilemma in modern homes. Many people around the world live in small or period homes that are not designed for modern life. And it’s not just storage. Our modern lives demand both privacy and communal spaces drenched in sunlight and fabulously functional. If you are struggling with storage or how to create space, there are several design options to make the most of your home without moving. There are options for different budgets to help you gain more comfort and function from your home. Create Space With An Extension The most obvious…

Can’t Work In Your Home Office Disaster?

Can’t Work In Your Home Office Disaster?

What has become your home office disaster was supposed to be a glorious and creative space in which you achieved your most fabulous work, right? So what went wrong? Many of us dream of the day our home workspace can become our primary working base. Imagine the freedom of being able to work somewhere you designed. What could be better for productivity? Certainly not the home office disaster you now hate. When the dream becomes a reality, it often doesn’t work out. Your home office is how you always wanted it. You’ve recently painted your walls and splashed out on…

3 Reasons to Build a Granny Flat NOT An Extension

3 Reasons to Build a Granny Flat NOT An Extension

Build a Granny Flat not an extension onto your home if you value one or more of these specific lifestyle features. Common wisdom may suggest that, if you are running short of space in your home, the obvious thing to do is to build an extension NOT build a granny flat. However, I may beg to differ… but under certain circumstances. Extensions add instant floor area to your home for which getting planning permission is relatively easy. However, an extension can take a while, be messy throughout the building process and may not solve all your problems after all. So…

Three New Home Office Trends for 2018

Three New Home Office Trends for 2018

Home office trends are bigger business than ever because having an office at home is now a very normal inclusion; unlike a few years ago when a man told me I was “a girlie in a house”. Thankfully, perceptions have change considerably along with home office trends in decor. Now, if you work permanently from home or just part-time, a dedicated workspace is vital. No more using half the dining room table or perching on the edge of the breakfast bar. Importantly, working from home isn’t about lounging around in your pyjamas until midday and balancing your laptop on your…

Garden Maintenance That’s Easier Than You Think

Garden Maintenance That’s Easier Than You Think

Garden maintenance can actually be wonderfully therapeutic when you tend to plants, get rid of weeds, and commune with nature. Now that the summer is in full swing, it’s time to break out the garden tools and start properly tending to your garden. Most people shiver at the thought of garden maintenance. It’s messy work, tiring and the blazing sun doesn’t exactly make it easy. However, if you’re willing to put in a little bit of work and research, maintaining a garden is surprisingly easy. In fact, we’ve made it even easier by writing up this simple guide that contains…

Spare Room To Fabulous Home Office! Here’s How

Spare Room To Fabulous Home Office! Here’s How

The spare room may seem to be a luxury in modern times as home owners either downsize or rent out rooms on Air B’nB. But what about another way to create income? Some people use their spare room for the best of intentions, such as a home gym, a room to sew, knit, or paint. But in terms of creating an income, why don’t you think about turning your spare room into a home office? In the modern world, it is a very valuable resource, especially as a lot of people are given the option to work from home now….