Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Renovation Errors You Should Try To Avoid

Renovating even one room can be incredibly difficult to get right, and it is hardly surprising that there are often many mistakes made during such a process. If you are thinking of renovating a room in your home, or maybe even more than that, you will want to try and ensure you keep clear of those mistakes as much as you can. Of course, in order to do that, you first need to know what they are, and that is where this comes in. in this post, we are going to discuss some of the major renovation errors which you should try to avoid. Steer clear of these, and your home renovation project will be in much better shape, with a better chance of success.

Thinking You Know What’s Best

Not many people like to hear it, but the truth is that you rarely actually know what’s best for your own home. Although your own opinion on the matter is always what is going to win, the fact is that there is plenty that is best left to the professionals. Remember this will actually help you in the long run, because you can offload to the likes of anything that you might need to, and that will free up your time and your mind to deal with other related concerns. Remember that those who do it for a living will have a much better idea of what really works, so it is always worth paying attention to their opinion on any matter.

Cheaping Out On Materials

It can be tempting to cut corners when it comes to the price of your materials, but the truth is that this is one of the worst things you can possibly do for your home renovation project. If you go cheap, you will usually only end up creating rooms which are more likely to fall apart in the long run, and if you think about it that is not actually cheaper at all. Even if you are thinking of selling your home, you will not be able to get as much money for it. So it is definitely worth going for materials that, while a little pricey, will ensure you are creating a room which will really stand the test of time. It is much better to do it that way around than the other.

Hiring The Wrong Builders

Research your builders. This is so important, because the wrong team working on your home renovation will be enough to ruin the whole project. How can you be sure you are hiring the best? You simply need to look around for reviews, and ask your friends and family in the area for advice or recommendations. Going through recommendations is often the best way, as it ensures that you are going to get the kind of service and quality that you are really looking for. It is worth spending some time finding the best if it means a project that will be much more successful in execution. See for a discussion on this.

Monday, 18 September 2017

8 Things Every Bathroom Must Have

No matter the room in your home, whether it be your bedroom, your kitchen, or indeed your bathroom, there are some things that every room just needs to have. You could live without some of the items on this list, they’re not necessarily essential, but if you want your bathroom to be both inviting and well put together, why would you want to?

1. Shower/Bath
It’s quite obvious that every bathroom needs a shower, a bathtub, or both, it’s what a bathroom is there for. However, that doesn’t mean that mean that these essentials need to be standard and boring. There are plenty of lovely free standing showers and bathtubs, and you can even get a tub which matches the color scheme of your bathroom. Take a look at bathroomtakeaway for some bath and shower options.

2. Shower Curtain
Why choose a plain white shower curtain for your bathroom? It’s boring and discolors easily. Instead, go for one with a pattern or a graphic print that matches the general scheme of the rest of the bathroom.

3. Toothbrush Holder
You could probably live without a toothbrush holder if you really wanted to, but seriously, why would you? It’s much more hygienic to keep your toothbrush upright in a holder, instead of leaving it on a potentially dirty windowsill or cabinet.

4. Matching Towels
Okay, okay, if you live alone, or are relatively young, then matching towels may not be very high up on your priority list. However, having matching towels will make your bathroom look a lot nicer, and will impress any guests (especially your mom) that you happen to have over. Head over to for some great idea.

5. Toilet
You know what this is for and why it’s in your bathroom, but just because its job isn’t particularly nice, that doesn’t mean the toilet itself can’t be. There are plenty of contemporary toilets on the market, even more so online than in stores, so don’t settle for an old, grubby looking one if you don’t have to.

6. Sink
Ceramic bathroom sinks are very prone to getting chipped and stained, so if you are planning to replace your toilet, it might be an idea to replace your sink too. This will ensure that they match, and will freshen up your entire bathroom no end.

7. Trash Can
It’s not necessarily essential to have a trash can in your bathroom, although it would be much more convenient, so you don’t have to remember to take all your empties downstairs to the bin.

8. Mirror
Not only is it incredibly practical to have a mirror in your bathroom, so that you can brush your teeth or do your make up, but it also helps to brighten up the room and make it feel a little bigger too.

Hopefully, this has given you some inspiration if you are planning to redecorate your bathroom anytime soon. Just remember, there’s no need to splash out on a new shower or toilet; A new shower curtain or some matching towels would be much cheaper, and would still make a world of difference.

Monday, 11 September 2017

How to use blinds in your home- Velux blinds

You may or may not know that I recently moved into a brand new property with my husband and since then I have been doing some home improvements. Nothing too big, just simple things like painting and adding those homely touches every home needs.

Our house came with blinds in every room, however I really don't them (they're just the standard fabric,vertical blinds) and I would love to purchase some new, 'brighter' blinds. Today I am teaming up with the fabulous Velux blinds to show you some of my personal favourites and how something a simple as a blind can change the feel of your home.

My fave from the website has to be the Roman blinds. I love the detailing and my favourite blinds must be white. I think theyre so clean and give a bright feeling to every home, which is great when you like in a dull weather country like the UK.

Or if you fancy something a little different why not take a look at their new colour collection. Even though I love white I have to admit I do love theme colourful designs too. I like the subtlness and how they can completely change/define a room. My fave here has to be the orange, as it adds so much warmth.

Whilst Velux only offer blinds for roof windows they have some beautiful/unique options which are really well priced and great quality. They're also super easy to fit so you can do it yourself-bonus.