2017

When I bought my current home it was definitely what would be described as a fixer upper. I had to completely remodel the kitchen, which wasn't much more than a shell when I moved in, but I was on a tight budget. I started learning how to do the essential work that was involved, such as installing kitchen cabinets, replacing the sink, tiling and laying wood flooring, and I felt such a strong sense of accomplishment when the work was done and I had a beautiful kitchen for a fraction of the price it would have cost to pay a professional kitchen fitter. I started this blog to share what I learned and exchange tips with other home improvement enthusiasts. I hope you enjoy my blog.

How to Add Comfort and Style to Your Balcony

20 June 2017
 Categories: , Blog

A balcony can be a great place to relax and enjoy the outdoors, and even to entertain friends and family, but only if the space is comfortable and welcoming. A sparse balcony that seems bland and uninviting can mean a space that you actually avoid, rather than enjoy. Note a few tips for adding comfort and style to your balcony, no matter its size and no matter your budget: Fabric Read More …

How To Give Your Bedroom A Facelift On A Budget

19 June 2017
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

For many, the bedroom is a place to escape to after a long day or when you just need to relax in peaceful surroundings. Maybe your bedroom is the place you go to read a book, catch up on your favourite shows or meditate for a while, but you're becoming increasing distracted by the aging d├ęcor.  If your bedroom is looking a little shabby, but you don't have the budget for a complete remodel, there are some simple steps you can take to give the room a facelift without breaking the bank. Read More …

Two tips for preparing your home for a big party

15 June 2017
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

If you want to host a party in your home to celebrate a special occasion, there are a few preparatory steps you'll need to take before the big day arrives. Read on to find out more: Clean and de-clutter The first step to ensuring that your home is ready for a party is to give it a thorough tidying up. Dusty surfaces, filthy floors and clutter everywhere will not help to create an inviting or pleasant atmosphere. Read More …

Why You Should Double-Glaze Shed Windows

8 June 2017
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

Convinced by the benefits of longevity, security, money saving and temperature control, many people now have double glazing throughout their homes. What's less common--but, in truth, just as beneficial--is the use of double glazing for sheds, outbuildings, workshops and garages. So why should you reconsider and give them the new window treatment too? Double glazing is more secure. Despite the fact that sheds, garages and outbuildings are often less secure than the main part of your home, they're likely to hold some of your most valuable or valued possessions: your car, your pets, your precious memories put into storage. Read More …

2 Important Factors to Consider When Commissioning a Cabinet Maker to Build a Custom Desk

31 May 2017
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

If you run a home-based business, then you'll understand the importance of having a dedicated office space to work in. One of the key features of a successful home office is having a work desk that perfectly meets your requirements. While there are multitudes of pre-manufactured or flat pack desks available on the furniture market, you may find that many of them fall short in some aspect of being the ideal desk for your workspace. Read More …

About Me
Creating A Kitchen You Love On A Budget

When I bought my current home it was definitely what would be described as a fixer upper. I had to completely remodel the kitchen, which wasn't much more than a shell when I moved in, but I was on a tight budget. I started learning how to do the essential work that was involved, such as installing kitchen cabinets, replacing the sink, tiling and laying wood flooring, and I felt such a strong sense of accomplishment when the work was done and I had a beautiful kitchen for a fraction of the price it would have cost to pay a professional kitchen fitter. I started this blog to share what I learned and exchange tips with other home improvement enthusiasts. I hope you enjoy my blog.

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