4 Things To Consider When Deciding Whether To Hire A Contractor Or Do It Yourself

If you are thinking about undertaking some home renovation or improvement projects, you have probably already thought about whether you are going to do it all yourself, or whether you are going to hire the work out to contractors. It is a dilemma that faces all homeowners and would-be renovators at some point. Do you roll your sleeves up, take out the measuring tape,… Read More


3 Rules For Arranging Furniture In A Small Room

When you are designing and decorating a small room, you have to make sure that you use every last bit of space wisely. If you design the room in the wrong way, it will feel cramped, but if you put some thought into it and use a few simple tricks, you can make the room feel open and spacious. One of the most important… Read More

Hosting Your Family Over The Holidays

‘Tis the season to drink, be merry, and surround yourself with those that you love the most. Putting the heating right up, cooking up some delicious food and snuggling up on the couch… there are many reasons why this season is simply our favorite. However, hosting your family over the holidays can be pretty stressful, especially when you’re unprepared for the difficulties that it can… Read More


Improving & Maintaining The First Impression Of Your Property

First impressions do count, no matter how they may change after the fact. It’s important to recognize this, especially if trying to sell your property. Not only do those coming to view your home immediately form a connection with it as they walk up your front driveway, but property valuers, for better or worse, do actually put a good amount of thought into how… Read More

What Should You Do If You Can’t Find The Perfect Home?

House hunting is always a long process and it can be quite frustrating. You’re spending a lot of money and it’s important that you find the perfect house, which can take time. If you are not willing to make any compromises, you can spend a long time looking for houses before you find one that ticks all of your boxes. But some people find… Read More


8 Jobs You Should Never DIY

DIY is exactly what it stands for, jobs that need doing and you ‘Do It Yourself’, however, there are some things you shouldn’t attempt unless you are experienced or obviously a professional in the trade, it’s just not worth it, and the damage you could cause could end up costing you a lot more money and will also risk your safety. If you have… Read More


Four Ways to Protect Your Home from the Elements

Structural damage, moisture, creepy crawlies and extreme temperatures, there are lots of ways the natural environment can take its toll on your home and on your family’s comfort. Any damage to your home will cost money or reduce the market value of your property in the long-term. So it’s always worthwhile to take precautions before things get out of hand.  But what can you… Read More

Hosting A Party This Festive Season?

There is nothing better than hosting a party or an event and having the opportunity to gather all the people round you that you love. Most people love the opportunity to show everybody a good time and put on a good celebration. However, playing host can sometimes be a lot less fun than people make out. After all there is so much to do… Read More

How To Protect Your Home From Mother Nature

We tend to think of the history of humanity as being man versus man; but in actual fact, for the majority of humans time here on earth, it’s been about man versus nature. It’s easy to forget that the outside world can be pretty brutal: predators, severe weather, and the like have caused our ancestors a lot of trouble. Now, we’re safely tucked up… Read More

Top Homesteading Security Ideas

Homesteading is a lot of fun and a natural and wholesome way to live. But it does come with its fair share of challenges, not least keeping everyone safe. Homesteading was originally about setting up a place to live on the frontier. People could walk out in the West, claim vast tracts of land for themselves, and build communities. The benefit was the freedom… Read More