You are viewing Home Reviews

Top tips on remodelling and redecorating your home

Top tips on remodelling and redecorating your home

Remodelling a home can be a daunting task. However, in the following short article, we’ll give you a brief but informative breakdown of how this can be achieved! I have loved seeing the progression we have made with our home, remodelling and redecorating along the way. It has been quite therapeutic at times. VIEW the POST

How to make your living room look amazing

How to make your living room look amazing

If there’s one room in your home that you never seem to be happy with, it’s the living room. While a kitchen revamp can be achieved with a new bread bin and perhaps a matching toaster, and while the hall or spare bedroom can be instantly transformed with a new light fixture and a travel map, the living room tends to pose much more of a design problem.  VIEW the POST

Tips for creating a stylish shabby chic kitchen from Murdoch Troon

Tips for creating a stylish shabby chic kitchen from Murdoch Troon

Shabby chic style has many charming elements of traditional French country design. The highly appealing aspect of this fashion statement in decor is that you can add creative elements of your choice. When putting various elements together to design and decorate your kitchen, you can include elegant, comfortable and eclectic items. You can combine vintage, farmhouse and modern minimalist furnishings and accents in your decor. The intriguing aspect of shabby chic kitchen ideas is that you can continue to add or replace items over time. Just one item with distinctive French flair or comfy cottage warmth can give your kitchen an entirely different ambiance. I love the fact that I have achieved some of these tips already! VIEW the POST

The joys of upcycling and why you should get started today

The joys of upcycling and why you should get started today

Upcycling has become extremely popular in recent years as a form of recycling. It’s a great way to save money while expressing your creativity. In an age of climate change, it also happens to be very good for the environment. I have up cycled so many things in our home, from the kitchen cupboards, front door to the internal doors. I love making things look new. Have you ever thought about making something old: new? Here's why you should consider it: VIEW the POST

What are the symptoms of a dusty home?

Although our homes are meant to provide protection against the world outside, some people may experience some suspicious symptoms whilst relaxing in the comfort of their own homes. As some of you may remember, I have a horrible dust allergy. To the point where just emptying the vacuum can make me sneeze instantly. These common yet uncomfortable symptoms are often associated with dust allergies. Below is a list of some of the telltale signs you could have a problem with dust particles, along with some simple ways to deal with a dusty home to reduce possible dust allergy triggers. 

Tips for a family friendly interior design

Tips for a family friendly interior design

When it comes to decorating your home when you have children, there are many factors which have to be thought about. Is your interior safe? Have you got easy to clean materials? Have you got plenty of storage for bundles of toys? These are only a few of the questions! There is no need to sacrifice style when it comes to your interior design when you have kids. Many will leave renovating or redecorating until their kids are older, but by thinking about the following tips, you’ll be able to have the best of both worlds. So, here are my tips for crafting a family friendly interior! VIEW the POST

5 Neutral bedroom updates your growing kids will love

5 Neutral bedroom updates your growing kids will love

Kids grow so quickly, don’t they? Whether they’ve already grown out of their latest shoes, their new school coat or they don’t like a certain superhero or cartoon character anymore, they change so fast it’s not always easy to keep up! They also grow out of their bedrooms fast too. So all that money you spent decorating your little girls' room with unicorns and fairies might seem like a little bit of a waste. While you can't stop the march of time, there are ways you can update to a neutral bedroom for your child that will make a big difference, but they won’t grow out of too quickly.  VIEW the POST

Which conversion is best for your home?

When it comes to home updates and conversion options, you have plenty to choose from. All conversions will add a certain amount of value and extra space to your home, but which one is right for you? Take a look at the following popular conversion options and see which might be the best fit for your home (or maybe you can combine a few!).

How to remove stickers and haze from glass tables?

How to remove stickers and haze from glass tables?

The beauty of glass table tops lies on the glass itself. It is required that the glass be sparkling clean and ready for use. A dining table with clean glass table top lightens up the room whether it is a dining or living room. These set of tables requires proper and regular maintenance so as not attract particles that destroy its elegance. A good example of such kind of particles is Stickers and haze. Stickers and haze are both enemies to glass dining tables. This dining glass table agent dents the surface of the glass to an extent of the homeowner contemplating of doing away with them. But as the saying goes, every problem has a solution. In finding probable solutions, there has to be a lot of research done on how best to remove the Stickers and haze from the glass tables. In this article, we shall be highlighting methods ...

5 of the different ways to create the perfect family home

5 of the different ways to create the perfect family home

If you have moved into your family home then, you will want to make sure you create and decorate the perfect family home that you and your family can live in for a long time. With so many things to take into consideration, it can be difficult for you to focus on things in the right order. To help you with this, we have put together some of the different ways to create the perfect family home. Keep reading to find out more.  VIEW the POST

Home maintenance & repair tips for Winter

Now that we’re coming into the cold and dark period things get a little tougher in many ways. The kids are not able to play outside as much, we are more likely to get depressed and bored, putting on weight as we’re not active enough. Winter can be a bit of a drag. So when we consider that it’s also the time of year when home repairs are most common and costly then it fast becomes some peoples least favourite season. But if we know what we are doing we can prepare and react quickly to the trials of winter when it comes to homeownership. Follow these essential home maintenance hints and tips to get the best out of your home during the coldest of all the seasons.

Top five annoying household habits to get rid of

Top five annoying household habits to get rid of

One of the most common causes of arguments inside the home is household habits that do not sit well with other people. No matter how much you love your siblings or parents, there are certain things that they do that you find very annoying.  VIEW the POST

How to tidy, declutter and make your home cosy

How to tidy, declutter and make your home cosy

Preparing for Winter can be really tricky sometimes, but getting help from a professional declutterer like Lizzie Grant is a great way of finding some new ideas on how to tidy, declutter and make your home cosy this Winter. Just a 20 minute FaceTime chat with Lizzie and I soon had some great ideas on how to keep the children's bedrooms tidy. VIEW the POST

The do’s and don’t of buying a house

Buying a home is a big, big deal for some. And why not? It is one of the most significant investments people make. We made the jump at the start of the year and are enjoying making our family home. Some people rush into homeownership because they consider it as a sign of financial responsibility and adulthood. But buying a house is a huge commitment and truckload of work. 

The best laundry hacks for your washing machine

The best laundry hacks for your washing machine

When I was growing up it’s fair to say my Mumma shielded us little ones from the many torrents of the grown-up world. We always had meals, we always had clean clothes, and everything always just worked! As a grown-up myself, with little ones, I now realise just what Mumma had to go through – not just the chores and daily tasks but making sure everything ticked along nicely. When Beko shared their new laundry hacks I couldn’t help but share it with you. VIEW the POST

5 Common mistakes to avoid when buying appliances

5 Common mistakes to avoid when buying appliances

Whether you’re purchasing new appliances as part of a remodeling project, or need to replace a stove, refrigerator, or other appliance that’s outlived its usefulness, the process can feel overwhelming. With thousands of options to choose from, you may be tempted to just choose the least expensive model, or the one with the coolest bells and whistles.  VIEW the POST

Handy tips for a hygienic family home

Staying on top of the cleaning with a house full of children whilst juggling a full time job and the rest of family life can be very close to a nightmare. Sometimes it’s ok to leave a bit of a mess when you simply don’t have the time to clear it away, but often there are risks that may come with an excess of grime or clutter. Especially if your children are still very young, its important that you take steps to protect them, as their immune system is not quite as strong as yours just yet. There are certain things you really should do in order to ensure that your home stays clean and safe for your little ones to enjoy, so read on to discover some handy tips for a hygienic family home.

5 Tips on how to get the best value for money

5 Tips on how to get the best value for money

A kitchen renovation can be cheap or expensive depending on how you choose to go about it. For most homeowners, remodeling their kitchen is expensive because they do not know how to cut down on costs. Here are several tips on how to get the best value for money when renovating your kitchen.  VIEW the POST

What to do when an appliance breaks down?

What to do when an appliance breaks down?

It might seem like real ‘first world problems’, but when an appliance breaks down in your home, it can cause a significant amount of stress and worry. It’s not like you can easily live without a fridge freezer, a vacuum cleaner or a washing machine when you have a family or a busy household. But as they’re expensive items, it’s not just like you can run out and replace them at the drop of a hat either. So what should you do, exactly, when an appliance you rely on breaks down? VIEW the POST

Creating a birthday party for a little lady

One thing that is important to me is making an atmosphere, that WOW factor, without breaking the bank. Do you remember the Unicorn party theme I created a few years back? Thankfully my little lady is easily pleased so I can do that quite easily! Here are my top tips on creating a birthday party fit for a princess, including cakes, balloons and that all important table cloth!

Six home security systems to protect your family

Six home security systems to protect your family

Have you at any point pondered what it feels to get back home and discover your home been looted? Possibly, the thieves might have got away with cash and some of your valuable jewellery like different styles of wedding rings, bangles, etc. But did they additionally harm your property, and take things you can never replace? There's additionally one more reality about home thefts; if your home doesn't have a security system, it is twice as prone to be focused by a hoodlum. In this way, a home security system does significantly more than protect your assets. It can give you significant serenity in knowing you and your family are protected and secured at home. VIEW the POST

How to childproof your home in 8 easy steps

How to childproof your home in 8 easy steps

Accidents are one of the major causes of death for young children, and they’re one of the top reasons why young children land in the emergency room. What makes them so tragic is because they are so often preventable through childproofing. Making matters worse are the number of parents who failed to identify all the risks in their home, while they were often overconfident of what their young children supposedly knew what not to do. In this article, we’re going to show you how to childproof your home in eight easy steps. VIEW the POST

How to renovate your own home

Just one look at the price of an interior designer, or the cost of completely overhauling your property can be enough to convince you to do it yourself. Putting on the protective gloves and learning how to use a sander can not only be hugely satisfying but also provide a bit of a confidence boost in your own DIY skills. Savings some cash by undertaking the majority of the renovation work will provide you with some skills and expertise to do it all again in the future. 

Steps to get weeds in your lawn under control

Steps to get weeds in your lawn under control

If you like to spend a lot of time in the outdoor areas of your property, particularly when entertaining, you need to ensure you spend time maintaining and styling these spaces, so they’re just as lovely as the rooms inside your home. In particular, it’s nice to have a lush, healthy, green lawn that looks great year-round and is pleasant to use for a variety of activities. In particular, it’s nice to have a lush, healthy, green lawn that looks great year-round and is pleasant to use for a variety of activities. VIEW the POST