Basic home tools for toolbox

You never know when the occasion might arise when you will need some basic tools for problems around the home. Most people do not have what many will say are ‘common sense’ items such as a hammer or screwdriver. There are a few things you should keep together in the toolbox so that if there […]

How to put up coving?

Coving for the home has been around for hundreds of years and dates back to the Victorian times. In those days, coving was only found in rich people’s homes and the upper class while nowadays the majority of houses have coving. Coving is used to neaten up the join between the wall and the ceiling; […]

How to lay vinyl flooring professionally?

Vinyl flooring is best suited to kitchens and bathrooms as it’s easier to clean spills. Having said this, you could even put it in the conservatory and storage cupboards as an inexpensive way of decorating. How to lay vinyl flooring? Before starting you will need the following items: A stanley knife Scissors Rulers Pen, pencil […]

How to lay laminate flooring?

If you have decided to spruce up your home with laminate flooring throughout, the advantages are floors which are easier to clean, more hygienic, hardwearing, easy to lay and cheap. The first step is to decide what kind of laminate floors you like. Laminate flooring can be bought in packs of planks or as strips […]

Painting corners and straight lines

It’s advisable to retouch paint work in the home at least every 5 years but it’s better if its done within 3 years. This will keep your home looking fresh and upkeep to a minimal. It can get quite expensive having to hire a painter/decorator every few years so here’s some tips to help you […]

Fitting a cat flap

One of the most important thing about having a cat or dog is making sure they have access to come and go as they please. Cats in particular will learn to go toilet outdoors and play in the garden as well as exploring all the surrounding areas. Dogs only need to go outside to go […]

Filling and light remedial work on walls

From time to time, we get fed up with the decor we have, so we start afresh. In some cases, this means removing wallpaper – if you haven’t lived in the house long enough, you won’t know what condition the walls are in until after the wallpaper has been stripped off. In some situations when […]

Removing polystyrene tiles

When we bought our house a year ago, we were left with the daunting task of removing polystyrene tiles throughout the entire house. It is a 3 bedroom semi-detached house with a cloakroom and upstairs bathroom and every single room along with the hallway in the house had polystyrene tiles on the ceiling. The rooms […]