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 …

Does your kitchen reflect your cooking style?

If you love cooking up a storm for your family and friends, you might spend hours chopping and stirring in your kitchen. But does this part of your property really reflect your individual culinary style? If not, now could be the time to introduce some changes to the heart of your home so that you have the perfect place to prepare your meals. Organized and …

5 Easy Spring Home Decorating Ideas

It’s starting to feel less chilly now, and many have already started shedding their heavy winter jackets. No doubt about it, spring is just around the corner! You’ll once again be able to enjoy the outdoors without the danger of your poor frozen fingers falling off. To celebrate the coming of spring, why not give your home a little makeover and cast the drab wintry …

Gardening From Seeds to Blossoms

Gardening, a process which doesn’t only require information or knowledge of flowers, includes your single effort perfectly. There are plenty of reasons why a prospective gardener might want to start his or her flower collection from scratch. It is less expensive, for instance, to buy a packet of seeds than to buy several flats or seedlings. This leaves plenty of room in the budget for …

Septic Tank Maintenance Tips for Homeowners

It is easy to disregard your septic tank – it exists out of sight, under the ground and multiple yards away from your home. Regardless, though, your septic tank is quite possibly one of the most important elements of your home, because it manages your sewage system. Before septic tanks and modern indoor plumbing, people had to resort to using outhouses – they also had …

Top 5 New Lawn Seeding Tips

Lawn jealousy is characterized by a unique sense of envy – and anger – when looking at your neighbor’s lawn and realizing that yours doesn’t compare. It’s true – one of the biggest suburban conflicts is not having the best lawn on the block. However, having a beautiful lawn is not only important for the sake of vanity, but also for the sake of increasing …