Homes & Gardens

Effective Tips of Keeping Your Roof in Good Shape

A good roof protects your home during all weather seasons and keeps you and your loved ones safe. If your roof is in poor condition, you may have water leaks inside your house during the rainy season.

These leaks can support the growth of mold inside your home, and this is a cause of health complications. Mold can cause respiratory diseases like asthma in susceptible persons like the elderly and infants. A good roof also makes your house look more appealing.

Maintaining your roof will help improve your home 's value in case you decide to sell it. Therefore, it is...

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Make the most of your back yard this socially-distant summer

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Thu, 08/06/2020 - 6:37pm

Living during pandemic times doesn’t mean we have to sit inside all day and night this Summer. In fact, my family has spent most of our time in our backyard. Making your backyard your own oasis is important this Summer so you can enjoy it when you can’t go to so many other places. We’ll help you transform your backyard this season.

Patio Game Strong

Give your patio a boost with a nice sitting area complete with a mounted television. Teak is a popular choice when it comes to outdoor furniture. The clean, sleek lines of many fashionable outdoor chairs and sectionals make...

Renovation Nation: UK homeowners spend £55bn on renovations during lockdown to create their perfect property

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 08/06/2020 - 12:10pm

With most of the nation stuck indoors due to lockdown restrictions, homeowners across the UK are investing in lockdown makeovers, new research reveals.

The 2020 Renovation Nation Report , by mortgage comparison site money.co.uk , has found that UK’s homeowners have invested an average of £4,035.70 each on home renovations, since the lockdown began in March. And it seems that Brits are sacrificing more than ever for their perfect pad as the prospect of more time at home becomes the new normal.

Garden upgrades (34%) top a list for the most popular lockdown renovation...

9 Tips For Maximizing Space In Your Bathroom And Making It More Practical

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Thu, 08/06/2020 - 10:25am

1. Alter The Door Mounting

Before you start thinking about the tiles, wall colors, and furniture in your bathroom; stop and first determine if changing the door fitting is an option for creating more space. For instance, pocket or sliding doors can be installed to create extra floor space in the area that would normally be occupied when a door on traditional hinges is opened. Buy bathroom door locks here.

If sliding doors are not an option, is it practical to make it so that the door opens outwards as opposed to into the bathroom? While the concept may seem a little...

National competition opens to find UK’s best beach hut for life

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 08/03/2020 - 12:11pm

Life’s a Beach Hut: A brand new competition celebrating the UK’s iconic and much-loved coastline Beach Huts has been launched by Ipswich-based insurance specialist firm, Ryan’s Insurance - with over £600 of prizes up for grabs.

In collaboration with Millie’s Beach Huts, the inaugural competition is calling on the UK’s 20,000-plus beach hut owners to come together and compete to become the prestigious winners of the first ever ‘Ryan’s Beach Hut of the Year 2020’ winner – with beach hut uses rather than simply aesthetics playing a key role in the judging.

Vicky Gunn, owner...

How to make sure your home is ideal for solar panels

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Sun, 08/02/2020 - 10:40am

There are plenty of reasons why anyone would be interested in making use of solar panels. After all, utility bills are slowly but surely rising in cost, making it more and more challenging to keep the bills paid. The use of renewable energy sources can ensure that you have a means of free electricity during the day time, ensuring that your utility bills take a massive hit.

Unfortunately, not all homes have the ideal environment for solar panels to make the most out of their intended use. It can often result in disgruntled homeowners unsure of what to do with the solar panels they...

How to Spice up Your Home with Metal Elements

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Sun, 08/02/2020 - 7:14am

The concept of Feng shui has been around for a very long time among the Chinese culture, and it is becoming increasingly more popular in Western culture.

This notion entails a system of laws thought to rule spatial arrangement and orientation in association with the flow of energy. Feng Shui is used to maximize one’s space and boost positive energy, by using the five elements: water, fire, wood, metal, and earth. Each of these elements is embodied by a particular color, making this the easiest step to ‘feng shui’ your décor. Using metal in decoration can sound unappealing and...

6 Areas Of Your Home That May Need Some Fixing

Authored by Mike Page
Posted: Sun, 08/02/2020 - 6:39am

Most people pay more money for their homes than for any other item. Let’s face it, it’s probably your biggest asset. Homes are like relationships - they need regular maintenance and care to function correctly. The minute something is new in the house, it begins to age, risking wear, tear, and damage.

When there are major issues, urgent action is no doubt taken. When it comes to the less pressing problems, however, there can be a temptation to delay doing anything till a later date. The trouble is that some things needing repair can create long term damage if ignored for too long...

Tips for creating the ultimate man cave

Authored by Mike Page
Posted: Wed, 07/29/2020 - 10:28am

Even the most sociable and selfless members of a family appreciate their alone time now and then, and when it comes to crafting the perfect man cave, it’s perfectly acceptable to enjoy some self-indulgence. Here are some tips to help you dig a little deeper and design the ultimate man cave.

Be Price-Conscious

Remember that you are creating an entire vibe, as well as a private room, so don’t get hung up on the idea of filling your man cave with expensive one-off pieces of furniture when cheap armchairs will do the same job. They’ll probably look no different, either, if...

Working from home? Here are the top 4 accessories for your office

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Wed, 07/29/2020 - 10:22am

Even before the current pandemic, working from home was becoming more common, but for the last few months, it has become an absolutely essential step to keep many companies afloat. For people whose jobs give them such opportunities, it’s a great way to practise social distancing while still maintaining their professional life as stable as possible.

But working from home comes with its own set of difficulties - sure, you save time on the commute and can complete a few chores during your lunch break, but staying focused and productive in the environment you don’t usually associate...

6 Advantages of Customized Pieces of Furniture from Bespoke Metal Furniture Fabricators

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Wed, 07/29/2020 - 9:54am

The history behind the creation and the concept of furniture goes from centuries before civilization. As early as 3100-2500 B.C, the first furniture was produced solely for household usage through utilizing commonly found materials such as stones and sticks. Wood was not typically accessible as a material for furniture, not until the Neolithic era. As many years have passed, various formations of this furniture have been developed, all while keeping the style and structure. Indeed, such innovation has pushed the improvement of the usage of these items, further insisting that furniture isn...