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Fresh Ideas For Your Spring Kitchen Makeover

With Spring in full bloom now is the time to turn your attention to a spot of kitchen remodeling particularly if you're planning to be putting your house on the market in the near future, or if you've been putting off the task of giving your kitchen a makeover for the past decade!

As a whole there seems to be a general shift away from the timeless white kitchen design with a move towards brass accessories, patterned backsplashes and natural materials. Here's a look at some of the strongest trends which you might want to incorporate into your kitchen design:

101 Home Improvement Blogs

Home Improvement Blogs

Here is my presentation for 101 of the best Home Improvement & DIY Blogs updated for 2014.

Popular Trends in Kitchen Worktops

stainless steel kitchen worktop

Are you planning to renovate your kitchen? Have you decided upon the worktop material and design? Choosing the right kitchen worktop is very important as it will determine the overall look and feel of your kitchen. Given that you'll be using your worktop to chop, cut, cook, and just about everything else you need to do in your kitchen, you must invest in the worktop that is both good looking and durable and long lasting.

5 Practical Ways to Save on your Energy Bills

Saving energy helps save the environment

With all the new appliances and gadgets that our fast-evolving technology has been spurting out in just the past few years, it’s no wonder why our electric bills have gone up. Finding ways to save on them can not only benefit us, it also benefits our environment. Let’s discuss the ways of minimizing costs on our energy bills.

Better Attic Storage Ideas

Attic Storage Ideas

Attics are ideal for storing a variety of items you only use from time to time, but in order for it to be a functional storage solution for your home, rather than a dumping ground where things have a nasty habit of ‘disappearing’, it's time for some better attic storage ideas to keep everything tidy and organized up there.

How to Remove Difficult Stains From Your Furniture

How to get heat stains out of wood

Though spending hundreds, or sometimes thousands on a piece of furniture can be quite a nice feeling, when something unfortunate happens to the same piece, that feeling of happiness can quickly wash away.

So here are some of the most popular solutions for some of the most unpopular stains:

What are Water Softeners and Why Are They Needed?

hard water

Living in North America, one thing that many, if not most of us take for granted is water. There seems to be an endless supply at the ready and it’s always clean and treated and we never have to give it another thought. However, there is another aspect of water that many people aren't aware of, and that is water hardness and softness.

Adding a Touch of Old-age Elegance to a New home

bath with clawed feet

The problem with some new homes is that they seem a little identikit, though polished and modern designed, these homes can be lacking in individual character.

If you live in a new-build property have you thought about adding your unique touch and embracing the past?

With a few simple touches and some creativity, you can inject your own personality into your newly built home.

Keep Your Garden and Property Safe From Pesky Woodpeckers


A garden is a valuable addition to any home, provided it offers the setting to relax and to unwind and to have some quiet and tranquil moments amidst nature as you intended.

How to Inspect Your Home for Mould

Mould found in closet

It's crucial to watch out for mould growth, because it can have serious health effects, including coughing and other respiratory problems, outbreaks on the skin, itchy eyes, and headaches.

Mould also triggers allergy and asthma attacks, and may even contribute to the development of asthma in children. There is also a risk of lung infection for people suffering from other lung conditions, according to the US Environmental Protection Agency.

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