There is nothing worse than taking a lot of time and effort decorating a room in your home, or even outside, only for the paint to crack, forcing you to do it again, or even give up and call a tradesman in to do it properly, but WHY does this happen? Similarly, if you...Continue reading
Wallpaper. It’s back “in”. Love it or loathe it, the existence of wallpaper in our homes is often dictated by fashions and fads, and therefore it has come and gone, and then come back again, time after time after time. So why the fascination? Why should we take it seriously this time around?...
We have written many articles on home improvements over the years but this time we are going to tell you about home UN-improvements, or the removal from a building of misguided features or unsuitable home “improvements” added during previous renovations. Unimprovement can take many guises and these scarily common crimes against property, major and...Continue reading
We were all young once, even if the old grey matter can’t recall that far back, rest assured YOU were a teenager once! What was YOUR bedroom like? Can you recall ever being ASKED what you wanted your bedroom, (your sanctuary as a teenager), to be like? We recently decorated our teen daughters bedroom...Continue reading
Many UK houses, both modern and older style, have a box room, which is a term for a small, often square space in the home, and for some, a very useful part of the house, and for others, a space so small it’s not worth bothering about and any old junk is stored in...Continue reading
We all like a bargain, right? In these cash-strapped times what could be more satisfying than finding a cordless drill at a car boot sale for a fiver, or buying some paint for the hallway for only 2 quid a tin, off some bloke with a parrot on his shoulder, in a car park...Continue reading
No matter how hard you try and keep your home in good condition, from time to time, niggling problems occur, so we are going to show you to how fix 6 of them. The thing is, people enjoy their houses when everything is going well and there is nothing to do, but if you...Continue reading
Do you ever wonder how decorators make painting a house look easy? Well it’s not as easy as you think but with these top tips, you can learn from the experts and carry out a painting job to be proud of! Most “normal” people (?) take painters and decorators for granted, it could be...Continue reading
If you are planning a decorating job this year, which type of paint should you choose? Trade-only paint, or the type paint readily available in any good DIY store? Is there a difference between the two types, even paints by the same brand?...
In a rare show of altruism, today I am going to tell you how to paint the outside of your house. Painting the outside does at least require some forethought and planning but if you get it right, you can look forward to a nice looking house….for now anyway. Painters and decorators have to...Continue reading
Paint! So you think you know what it is, how’s it’s made, where it’s used and all the different types? Perhaps not! In this handy “all about” article, we look at paint, and suggest ten things that you probably didn’t know about this amazing stuff!...
Are you having some exterior home improvements done to your house and are worried that the workers may damage the lawns and the plants? Many people worry about their gardens and plants when having their house painted, so we decided to write this piece to reassure prospective customers that our contractors take VERY good...Continue reading