High street retailer Monsoon has announced the launch of their first-ever range of home fragrances. The collection comprises of soothing candles and uplifting diffusers in a range of four tantalising fragrances: Amber & Frankincense, Seaspray and Cotton, Grapefruit and Vetivert and Bergamot and Fig. Continue Reading
Summer is just around the corner and with some free time on your hands, it’ll be the perfect time to get down to some renovations. Keeping your house in shape is one of the most tedious tasks, but to prolong its life and elevate the resale value, it’s important to keep it in shape.
Despite what glossy magazines and interior designers say, quality carpet doesn’t have to come with a hefty price tag. Be prepared to take notes and shop around come decision time to track down cheap carpet that lasts. If you know what you’re looking for when it comes to getting that perfect rug, then you can snap up a bargain for your home.
Addressing clutter has become a bit of a trendy topic of late, but don’t let that diminish its importance in your mind. Trendy or not, it is always a great idea to pare down the extraneous items that we all seem to collect throughout the years.
Clearing one’s home of clutter is a very worthwhile pursuit, and one that should be undertaken every few years in order to keep the home from becoming overstuffed with unnecessary objects. Garages, attics, garden sheds, and other storage areas are more of a full-on task than tackling excess sporting gear that the kids may leave in the entry.
Mediterranean homes have a cool elegance that speaks of blue skies and warm waters. They evoke the memory of holidays when day-to-day cares could be forgotten and all that mattered was the warmth of the sun and the scent of fresh flowers in the air. Is it possible to bring those pleasures back home? There’s a lot that can be done with clever design, and this article sets out how to go about it. Continue Reading
“Tempted to spend your money through equity release on a loft or garage conversion? Here’s why it’s a wise move indeed.
When it comes to creating a great new living or storage space, loft and garage conversions really are the cat’s pyjamas of home improvements. Not only will your family be blessed with an extra room to roam around in, but as your house grows, so too will its value – projects such as these can bump your asking price by up to 15%.
Traditionally, beadboards were installed panel by panel, creating a durable surface with a lot of character. However, the humidity will make the wood pop and paint crack making it difficult to maintain. Thanks to modern technology, beadboards are now made of lightweight materials and come in monolithic sheets, making it quick and easy to install. Although beadboards are usually used to add a farmhouse or cottage accent to the space, creative utilization of it can result in modern looking interior designs too. Here are some ideas to inspire you on how to elevate the look of your home with this inexpensive yet beautiful material.