Category: improvement

Flood insurance: Does your excuse hold water?

(HIB) - We know the old saying: when it rains, it pours... and when it pours, it floods. With winter snow storms coming to an end, the threat of flooding increases as the snow begins to melt and the rivers and creeks begin to swell. It's easy to forget...

Home Foundation Problems

Due to poor soil conditions homeowners often encounter foundation problems in their home or business. It is quite common that over time buildings to shift and sink. When a property experiences a cracked foundation, it can lead to a multitude of issues with the structure. Being of aware of signs that cause foundation failure can prevent …

Three Essentials for a New Bathroom

A lot of people ask me about bathrooms, which isn’t as strange as it sounds as I’ve been designing them for nearly 20 years now. With so many different styles available nowadays it’s always an adventure designing a bathroom for someone. It’s honestly a lot more fun and creative than it sounds. Obviously there are staples …

Installing a Wood Burning Stove

It’s hard to beat the crackle and flicker of a log fire for creating a cosy ambience in your home – not to mention the warming glow it provides in the cold of winter. Despite this, since the advent of central heating, fewer and fewer families have enjoyed the unbeatable combination of toasty heat, warm light …

How to Make Your Home Accessible for the Elderly

  If you or someone you know has had mobility issues and are struggling to get around your own home, then you could be putting yourself at risk from trips and falls. However, you can minimise this risk by making it easier to get around your home, and by making your home safer. Age UK is …

A Buyer’s Guide to Bathroom Tiles

If you’re renovating your bathroom, the thing that’s going to make the biggest difference is the tiling. Knowing what to go for and visualising how it will look with your suite isn’t easy, which is why we’ve complied this comprehensive guide for those looking to retile their bathroom. Get Some Samples Whether you pop into a …

Top Tips for Adding Value

When it comes to home improvements, while making your home a better place for you and your family is the most important consideration, it’s also a good idea to think about how you might be adding value. If you think there’s a good chance that you’ll be putting your real estate on the market in the …

The Difference between Beautiful and Model is in the Details

Many people say no matter how often they try to recreate a look it falls flat somewhere. The fact is it is very difficult to step across the invisible line between really beautiful and model like when remodelling or changing the design of a room. The difference is typically found in the smaller details.

Bathroom Updates on a Budget

Bathrooms receive an inordinate amount of attention when pondering remodelling but with good reason. Frequent use and water cause them to age and look old faster. Repairs are more common than in other rooms giving need for work on a more frequent basis. Comfort and convenient features are more easily appreciated there than in other areas.