When you have a family, there is always going to be some kind of special day that needs planning for. It could be the birth of a child in the family, a Christening, a Confirmation, a birthday, a wedding and even a retirement party for a parent that needs to be celebrated. While many families plan parties at major venues, others either don’t have the financial ability to do so, or they prefer more informal gatherings at home where everyone can just come as they are, relax and enjoy. In order to make that day more intimate, why not add a personal touch?
Traditionally thought of as an extension of the garden, or a space in which plants could flourish away from harsher outdoor conditions, the conservatory has fast become a popular addition to many family homes. With all the issues we had last week with our conservatory, it got me thinking about how we can re-design ours to make it a better room for the whole family. A real investment, a conservatory is an adaptable space – a room that could host toys and games one day, and a quiet study session the next. Just as your family will grow and its dynamics change, so too can your humble conservatory. What do you need to create that perfect family-friendly space?
I have been sent a fabulous Cricut Explore Air machine and I can honestly say I do not know what I would have done without it. I have been busy making gift tags, cards and even T-shirts for the children. It’s so easy to use and set up, you could spend hours making different items for yourself or for other people.
For all the busy mum’s and families out there it can get really challenging to find quality time while still managing all the other aspects and obligations of life. A great way to get in some family bonding time is to work on some small weekend projects with your spouse and kids and do a bit of DIY. There are of course, certain projects that are more geared to your pint size helpers but you may be surprised at how many small updates you can choose from to work on all together as a family. It is always recommended to find a local electrician or contractor for major home projects but for these mini projects you can round up your own troops for some family weekend fun.
Luckily for us, radiator designs and innovations have come a long way in the past couple of decades and so I wanted to briefly take you through some of the standouts and their uses, just so you can see how your home could look with one of these, plus your radiator could probably do with replacing as it won’t be working as well as it did 20 years ago.
The thought of painting superhero figures on Noah’s walls sounds extremely appealing, but whilst we are renting I am not seeing the benefit of the hard labour. When Dulux sent me this fabulous superhero theme idea, it was perfect. Not too tricky and it looks really effective. Noah absolutely adores it too.
For a busy mum, home improvement tasks can begin to feel unmanageable. Between working, managing day-to-day tasks, and chasing the children around, any sort of repair or upkeep often seems as if it would be better left to professionals. Sometimes, that’s just the case. A legitimate repair or reconstruction effort around the house should probably be approached with a professional touch. But for odd jobs here and there, you can take steps now to equip yourself to save money and address home improvement like a DIY project.
The great outdoors can sometimes seem far, far away when we’re hustling and bustling to and from work, dealing with modern life’s requirements and spending time around the home. Fortunately, there are many different ways in which the great outdoors can be brought home and experienced in an eco-friendly fashion, like artificial grass for example. Outdoor home remodelling ideas are plentiful, but not all take into account the need for environmental awareness. We’ve outlined three great eco-friendly outdoor home improvement ideas below for you to consider as ways to add both functionality and value to your home. Artificial grass Having a beautiful lawn is a desire of most homeowners, but the ecological impacts of such can be astounding. Depending on climate and grass selection, a large amount of water may be necessary to sustain its beauty during the hotter and drier months. Even when water isn’t a concern, there is a chronic need in most cases for regular mowing, which in most instances requires excessive amounts of polluting fossil fuels be used to maintain a desired look. Artificial grass installations have been popping up as of late as one solution to this problem. Not only will watering never be an […]
Clinical, synthetic materials are out. Woods, stones and metals are in. Using natural elements in the kitchen has become an increasingly popular trend among interior designers and discerning homeowners in recent years, and it’s not hard to see why. As well as environmental benefits, natural materials offer timeless beauty, a vast palette of texture and unparallelled durability. If you’re thinking about bringing nature into the heart of your home, here are three rules to bear in mind.
Making improvements to the home is something that many of us want to do in order to make our homes more comfortable or more pleasing to the eye. Of course, home improvements can be expensive and this is partly due to the labour involved when you have to hire professionals to do the work for you. The good news is that there are many types of home improvements that you can carry out yourself with ease, so you don’t have to worry about the added cost of paying professionals.