How to Fund a Property Renovation

Renovating a property is a chance to create a home that fits your requirements. The property may already be livable, but in need of modernization or extending. On the other hand, it may be a dilapidated shell and the only person with the vision to see what it could be is you. Either way, you will need to fund the work, so here is a quick guide to your options if you are itching to begin a major property renovation project. Why Bother? Home renovations are not something anyone should take on … [Read more...]

The effect of weather extremes on house paint

Unfortunately no-one can control the weather. Wherever you live the weather conditions can have an adverse effect on the paintwork of your property. This can be due to a freeze and thaw situation, or it can be due to the effect that the sun’s UV rays can have. If you hire a professional to paint your home they should know about these potential problems and do all they can to protect against them. House painting professionals like Kaloutas have years of experience in making sure that … [Read more...]

How Do Hypo Allergenic Mattress Toppers Work?

Allergies can be annoying and difficult enough during the day, but at night, when they stop you from getting the right amount of sleep, they can be a real nightmare. It does not matter what your allergic reaction is, from sneezing to scratching, it can keep you awake. This means that you do not get enough sleep which makes you tired and irritable and even less able to deal with your allergy the following night. Hypoallergenic mattress toppers are made with allergy sufferers in mind; they are … [Read more...]

How Lighting Can Make or Break a Room

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The goal within any home should be to create an ambiance so perfect, so pleasant, so balanced, so inviting and chic, that you feel the most at peace within your own abode, and can share that calming atmosphere with others. Good lighting to a room is like caffeine to a sleepy brain – the ultimate energizer that has the power to bring to life everything within it, making it possible for the eye to appreciate every component. The perfect way to accent your space with proper illumination doesn't … [Read more...]

Tips for re-painting your kitchen

With spring finally upon us, there has never been a better time to brighten up your kitchen and add a little life back into the heart of your home. It’s a job that only needs doing once every few years and you’ll be surprised with the difference it makes instantly. It’s really important to make sure that when re-painting your kitchen, you stick to a colour scheme. You don’t want to create a design that clashes or looks out of place. The theme of your décor is a way to reflect your … [Read more...]

Choosing the right Greenhouse for your garden

A greenhouse is a structure, made up of walls and a roof, hence the name ‘house’. You usually find greenhouses made from glass or some form of transparent material. The reason for this being that plants require regulated climate conditions in order to grow properly. You can find all kinds of greenhouses on the market, from all kinds of sizes. The most common greenhouse is similar to the size of a shed; however, you can find greenhouses that are as large as an industrial building. I’m sure, … [Read more...]

Useful Tips to Understand Lighting Circuits

It’s a known fact that when it comes to electrics you need to know the basics. It’s also well known that many people are very in the dark when it comes to this particular topic. The important thing is to make sure you know a few simple tips to ensure safety but also help if a problem ever occurs. So, lighting circuits are actually wired in two ways. Most houses have at least two lighting circuits, one upstairs and one downstairs. The lighting circuits are actually always of the ‘radial … [Read more...]

Give Your House Kerb Appeal

People say you should never judge a book by its cover, but unfortunately, this doesn’t apply when it comes to houses. As soon as someone can see your home they will have created an opinion, it can only take up to 10 seconds to have decided whether or not you like it just from the front view. There are so many ways in which you can boost your homes ‘kerb appeal’, a property’s first appearance, and some of them are so simple and quick that its very worth doing. The Front Door Your … [Read more...]

Proper Planning is Key to a Successful Renovation

Renovating your home is a great way to improve its value and make it more enjoyable for you and your family. Instead of moving into a new home that has the look and features you want, you can renovate your current home and save yourself some money and aggravation. However, renovating is a huge undertaking, and it can end up costing you a great deal of money and causing you a great deal of hassle if you don't plan appropriately. Here are a few things you can do to make sure that your … [Read more...]

The 6 Main Causes of Blocked Drains


Nobody enjoys cleaning out a blocked drain – especially if it becomes a regular occurrence. The best way to deal with a problem such as this, is to find combat its source. Check out 6 of the most common causes of blocked drains below and prevent spending another Saturday next to the sink with a plunger! 1. Faulty Pipes As the drainage route for water and other liquids, pipes need to stay smooth and clear to avoid other bits from building up inside. Damaged or corroded pipes are hence a … [Read more...]

Why Security Is a Crucial Consideration During Your Renovation Project

If you are someone who is managing a major renovation on an old property, or you are doing some intensive extension work on a house, you may not realise just how important an aspect of the work security can be. What you are effectively managing here is a building site, even if most of the building is already there, and that means you have many of the same concerns those managing full construction sites do when it comes to intruders, vandals and thieves. Why is Security Such an Important Thing … [Read more...]

6 Cheap Tips for an Energy Efficient Bathroom

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Despite being one of the most frequently visited rooms in a home, the bathroom can be an overlooked space when it comes to creating an energy saving household. Fortunately, there are several effective measures you can take to squeeze more out of every dollar of your energy budget when designing a bathroom, and these 5 tips are not only energy efficient, they’re cost effective as well. Unplug Household items such as electric toothbrushes and hair dryers draw power even when not in use, … [Read more...]

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