Monthly Archive: May 2015

Three Simple Steps to Make Your Home More Eco-Friendly

Our world is facing something of a crisis. Its animal species face mass extinction on an unparalleled scale, and its plants and tree are threatened by climate change and harmful environmental practices to an unprecedented degree. Yet still we carry on, oblivious to the extent of the problems we face. It’s time to stop, sit up and take note. The planet we rely on is …

DIY Dilemmas: How to Fix a Hole in the Wall

Whether caused by a doorknob, removal of a wall fixture, or hyper children, the likelihood is that at some point, a wall will become damaged and need to be fixed. When this happens, you might be tempted to call in the professionals, but unless the whole wall is in a state of disrepair, it’s surprisingly easy to fix with a bit of DIY. It’s also …

There’s so much more to the British shed

There’s been a garden revolution over the past few years. It’s nothing to do with plants, or garden celebrities like Monty Don. And we’re not talking about garden layout or the use of ‘new’ garden materials such as polished concrete and stainless steel. Far from it, in fact, because we’re talking about good old-fashioned wood. The garden revolution in question is garden buildings. A few …

3 intriguing tips to improve your castle

Your home is your castle, albeit a dinky one with a garage and ventilation problems. And unlike a castle in medieval times, you’ve got an entire internet’s worth of interior design ideas at your fingertips. If there’s one thing that was great about castles back in the olden days it’s that they spared no expense when it came to looking lavish. Admittedly, the medieval conception …