Monthly Archives: March 2016

When is the best time of the year for renovations?

Are you considering a few updates around the house in the next 12 months? Take a look at our guide to decide when is best for you.

Consider the holidays

If you're the type of household that regularly hosts visitors over long weekends, Christmas, New Years and other holidays, aim to avoid doing up the house around these times. Work such as repainting and remodelling often leaves tools and equipment around the house for some time, so the fewer people who have to work around these obstacles, the better. Plus, if you're updating a high-use area such as a bathroom or kitchen, you may need to make other arrangements while work is being carried out – which is not ideal for entertaining!

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Japanese-inspired home design

Clean wooden floors, smooth bamboo furniture and a harmonised space – these are all vital essentials of a Japanese-inspired home design.

To replicate Japanese style in your home, you need to understand the concepts that make it so unique. It's a blend of simplicity with natural elements, all carefully selected and constructed together in a balance that promotes peacefulness and tranquillity within a home's interior design. We've compiled a guide to help you draw inspiration from these concepts to be able to easily use them in your own abode.

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The top 10 reasons to try wallpaper

When people think about giving their home a new look, their first idea tends to be to repaint it. While painting can be plenty of fun and will undoubtedly look great, check out these 10 reasons to consider wallpaper, instead.

1.New Patterns

It almost goes without saying, but one of the best reasons to go with wallpaper rather than paint is for all the fantastic patterns it affords you. Short of hiring a very talented artist to spend hours painting your rooms, you simply can't get the same beautiful patterns and details in paint that you can in wallpaper.

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3 new ways to use old paint

Using every last drop of your paint cans is about as rare as finishing the shampoo and conditioner at the exact same time. That's why many households have a few old tins of paint tucked away in the garage.

Instead of letting them gather dust, here are a few ways to use up that old paint!

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Innovative uses for ordinary household items

As a crafty homeowner, you'll pride yourself on your DIY skills. It's a good icebreaker for family and friends visiting your home, to be able to tell them about your interior design and show them your home projects, whether that be a beautifully painted mural wall or even just simplistic but stylish decorating.

Items used in a innovative manner can really get your guests admiring and shaking their heads – finding extremely creative uses for ordinary household items that give your home a rustic, homely but contemporary feel.

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