The early days of living together as a family can be the stuff of dreams, or quite possibly, nightmares. The concept of having to share and compromise, always agreeing on what colours to choose or what second hand furniture would be best bought to make it home. . . . This memory came flooding backContinue Reading Keeping The Costs Down By Staying Over
Buying Your Next HouseWhen it comes to buying a property, this is an exciting yet challening time - there are so many areas of official and legal documentation which must be carried out! One essential task is to ensure you organise a building survey to be carried out by a professional surveyor. This survey checks the property for any issues which might affect the purchase or indeed cost you money further down the line. A must if you are buying an older property or are unsure about the building's safety.
Chilled Water On TapHaving a water cooler in your home or office allows you to have instant access to cool, refreshing water. There are a number of businesses who offer comprehensive water cooler services in order for you to purchase or lease your new water cooler. They will help you to choose the right model for your home or work, as well as offer cleaning and maintenance of the unit once installed.
When you are furnishing any place, be it a child’s bedroom, an office in the home – even a new dining room, there needs to be serious thought about a few things first. It’s an expensive job and extremely unwise to go racing in to the huge furnishing superstores without a really good idea ofContinue Reading Avoiding The Commission Based Sales Push
We need to keep our eyes on trends in fabrics and furnishings these days otherwise it’s proving very easy to fal behind with what’s happening in the world of homecare. For some years there was a tendency towards a rather bleak black, black and grey, black grey and red . . . . Personally IContinue Reading Breaking Away From The Chain Store Decor Effect
I have now got to the point in the year when it’s obvious that certain property jobs need attending to. I have a window cleaner come fortnightly and this spring they flushed out the guttering all round, and cleaned the soffits and barge boards – so goody, that difficult bit’s done. It’s the inside ofContinue Reading Benefits Of Engaging Interior Design Team
Oh the joy I felt when a chum said he was coming over from his home in a nice sunny mediterranean isle to do some decorating jobs with his brother, and would have 2 weeks to help me with my own house . . . I walked him around my house using my iPad onContinue Reading To Paint Like A Trojan – To Coin A Phrase
In the largely extended house mentioned in an earlier post, there is of course the point about furnishing a newly built extension. Do you go for more of the same that you’ve had for years or do you go mad and replace absolutely everything with vibrant new styling throughout. Well having spent about 100K onContinue Reading Redistribute Furnishings Scales Down Costs
I have had dealings with a family who bought an already rather spacious Edwardian town villa just outside a midlands city. The house was double fronted with four rooms each on the ground and upper floor. This was changed over the years to knock through both dividing walls downstairs to make two massive long rooms,Continue Reading Edwardian Villa Extended Half As Much Again
I expect there are quite a few of us careful folk who veer away from anything that contains the word bespoke. It used to mean very expensive clothes – designers for the royal family would have studios offering a bespoke service with unique designs and service to match. Today the phrase bespoke design can alsoContinue Reading Perfectly Bespoke Prefab Luxury
Many families have traditionally gone through a decorating and refurb frenzy in the quiet months between New Year and Easter. It’s like a natural home/nest building phase in life we don’t really look forward to, or enjoy, but just has to be done. These days however, I notice the tv adverts are imploring us toContinue Reading Interior Design Help Replaces Home Decor Frenzy
I love watching the odd daytime lifestyle programme on tv. I particularly like the house programmes – there used to be one in the late 1990s called House Doctor, and american lady used to enter the homes of folk who had failed to sell their homes by conventional methods and she was brought in toContinue Reading How To Tidy Up That Unsellable House