Category: remodeling

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 …

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 …

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.

HOW TO ENSURE HOME IMPROVEMENTS ADD VALUE

It is no secret that well thought out, thoroughly planned and precisely implemented home improvements can add value to any property; however it is becoming increasingly common to hear of DIY SOS situations that despite their best intentions have resulted in catastrophic results. With homeowners becoming progressively pressured by rising bills, higher taxes and depreciating property …

Using your garage as a gym

Have you ever looked in your garage and thought “I really should make more of this space?” You’re not the only one – people now convert them into anything from bedrooms to utility rooms. If you’re looking for an alternative to your local gym, it might be time to bring your exercise regime into the home …

Adding a touch of 2013 with your Kitchen Cooker Hood

When people talk about kitchen design, you can understand it’s not always the most stimulating conversation. A cultured conversation might not stretch to splash backs and lighting locations but more people are staying home now due to the economic situation. This means that they have time to really take a long hard look at their interior …

Home Building on a Budget

Building a home does not have to be a financial nightmare. There are a number of ways that you can make building your dream home a bit more affordable. If you are working with a specific budget in mind, you can stick to this and still get the home that you want.   Here are a …

Extend, don’t move

Does it ever feel as if your house has shrunk? Mine has definitely got smaller in recent years. I suppose this has something to do with the fact that my babies aren’t babies anymore, and that our puppy Max is now a fully-grown black Labrador. We moved into our three-bed semi in south-west London five years …

Practical Home Improvement Tips

Owning a home can sometimes feel like a never-ending struggle to keep things running smoothly and in good shape. Especially with summer coming up, you’re probably thinking about taking some time to work on things in and around your house. While these tips won’t substitute for assistance from a qualified professional if necessary, you can still …

Top House Painting Ideas

With Spring rearing its head shortly, many homeowners look outside and get a better glimpse of what their home needs caring for the most.  For some, it’s deck repairs and landscaping improvements, while others envision their home’s siding needing a new coat of paint and/or vinyl siding adjustment. Keeping those ideas fresh in mind is one …

Going Through Different Siding Options

As the temperature dips, homeowners start to realize just how well insulated their home is when bills arrive.  Sometimes it could be the temperature has fallen dramatically for an extended period, leaving your thermostat virtually merciless to take a break.  Although, in reality, a home’s ability to regulate temperatures better than others could be because one’s …

Window Tinting For Your Home

Looking for ways to update your home without investing too much financially is a question that many homeowners ask themselves.  Making subtle updates to the core parts of your home, whether it’s replacing windows or adding newer shingles to your roof, is probably one of the best ways to counteract rising heating and cooling costs. One …

Finding the Right Hot Tub for your Backyard Renovation

When looking to renovate your backyard, one easy way to pull off a new yard that your family and friends will love is by adding a hot tub.  While buying a new hot tub may seem like an easy task, there are several different features to take into account when searching for your perfect hot tub. …

5 Summer Home Improvements

5 Summer Home Improvements As warmer weather approaches, there are many improvements you can make to your home this summer season. From outdoor to indoor there is something to make your home more presentable this summer as you get together with family and friends.  These following renovations will make your home more enjoyable this summer while …

Siding Energy Insulation Performance

Home siding is one of the biggest home improvement projects which directly impacts on the value and appearance of your home while delivering energy and noise insulation efficiencies. There are numerous siding solutions on the market and they provide a wide variety of choice in style and appearance, cost, ease of installation, maintenance and energy and …

Now is the Time for Smaller Home Remodel Projects

While new home construction has come to a grinding halt in most of the country, smaller home-renovation projects are still a viable option for homeowners. In fact, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) recently reported a “slight increase” in minor remodeling projects in its third-quarter 2008 Remodeling Market Index.