The New Year brings a wave of DIYers willing to give a few jobs around their home a try. While we think it is fantastic for you to be involved in improving your home, there are a few things you must do before undertaking a DIY project, to ensure your safety and the ensure the continuity of your home is not compromised.
Renovation and Maintenance
Building and renovating is hardly a stress free time, and many issues can blow out to create bigger ones. We’ve all heard the horror stories of something catastrophic going wrong during a build or renovation, but what can it go wrong and how can you prevent it?
Even when COVID-19 wasn’t the be all and end all of our lives, home offices were a necessary feature for freelancers and self-employed businesses. Now, more than ever, these rooms are crucial. Yet while offering great freedom to work – and wear – just how you like it, without battling hours of trains and traffic, the ideal combination of comfort and productivity can be difficult to create.
Now that the warmer weather is finally here, the fireplace can look hot and bring unnecessary warmth to a room. Instead of trying to hide it, why not embrace some decorating ideas to cool it down. There are some great ideas on how to use your fireplace in Spring to unsure that your living areas reflect the time of year we are in.
You regularly recycle and you put aside vegetable scraps for a compost heap. But what else can you do to greenify your home, short of literally painting it green? Answer: put aside the paint can and consider these options.
With so many renovation reality television shows on offer, it’s easy to believe you know all the ups and downs of this unique domestic experience. But whether you’re doing the work yourself, or employing tradespeople, a home-cooked renovation has to be experienced first-hand to be believed. Luckily, there are ways to get through this time with a fabulous new home waiting at the end of the tunnel.
While there are plenty of DIY jobs that are suitable for the novice there are a few jobs that you should never attempt both for the safety of your family and your home, not to mention the possibility of voiding your home insurance if you do. Let’s explore those renovation jobs you shouldn’t do.
I’ve never had a huge budget for decorating my home, there are simply too many other things to spend my money on. But that has never stopped me from having well decorated spaces, nor should it stop you. Instead we should all be able to celebrate our own unique style without breaking the bank. So what is the secret to making low cost decorating work without looking like you shopped at the cheap store? Read on and find out!
Spring is just around the corner and with the warmer, sunnier weather comes the busiest time of year for real estate. So, if you’re keen to sell, don’t waste any time preparing your property for new owners – while remembering COVID-19 could add to possible issues.
It can be difficult to blend a quiet location with proximity to transport, shops and schools. If you’re struggling to find serenity with a train line outside your home, or highways and industrial areas close by, fear not. There are simple, budget-priced ways you can reduce the noise.