September 4, 2015 | DIY & Home Improvement |
Like our wardrobes, from time to time our homes need a new look and whilst this can be achieved by adding some art to the walls or a new rug in the lounge, there are other times when nothing but completely redecorating a room will do.
Along with adding a new look to your home, redecorating is also a great way to increase the value of your home, with it being estimated that a redecorated home can increase in value on average by nearly 3%.Read more
September 2, 2015 | DIY & Home Improvement  |  Gardening Tips & Advice |
There’s no denying that a patio can be a great addition to any garden, providing the perfect area for a BBQ or to relax in the low-lying summer evening sun. But having a patio installed into your garden can work out expensive.
According to one leading DIY specialist, the price for materials plus labour for a 30m2 patio can range from just over £1,600 up to almost £3,000, so when you consider the price of having a patio installed its understandable that you’ll want it to remain looking at its best for as long as possible – and to achieve this you’ll need to clean it.Read more
August 31, 2015 | DIY & Home Improvement  |  Fun Tips |
This time last year we provided you with a two-part blog which looked at deep cleaning your kitchen and your floors following the school holidays. Now we’re another year older and another year wiser – and following the partial washout of the summer – we appreciate there are various other areas of your home which could do with a back-to-school clean.
As such, below you’ll find 8 effective tips to help you bring a sparkle back to your home, and each tip is designed to be quick, simple and cost-effective.Read more
August 10, 2015 | DIY & Home Improvement |
How clean is your floor, really how clean is it? It may look clean, especially once you’ve ran the vacuum over it or mopped it, but in reality your floor is a lot dirtier than you may think. In fact, research conducted by the Rug Doctor has revealed despite a carpet’s high exposure to germs few of us provide the area with a deep clean, whilst over 30% of us only vacuum once a week.
With this sobering thought in mind, we look at how to clean your floors to ensure they are as clean as they can be.Read more
July 20, 2015 | DIY & Home Improvement |
Cleaning your home is a chore, even simple tasks such as vacuuming – but it’s something which needs to be carried out a couple of times a week. However, when it comes to cleaning the home many of us neglect the windows.
But how often should we clean our windows? Many local window cleaners suggest cleaning the windows on a fortnightly basis, but in reality, how often you clean your windows is all down to personal preference.
For those who would prefer not to pay for a window cleaner, but need their windows cleaned, you’ll be pleased to know there are a number of methods for window cleaning on the internet, and we’ve included 3 of our favourites below…Read more
July 17, 2015 | DIY & Home Improvement |
Did you know the moment you walk into your home you are bringing roughly 7 grams of dirt in with you, all from the sole of your shoes, and the amount of dirt increases when it’s wet weather. It’s a worrying thought, but by providing your carpets with some TLC you can ensure they remain in a pristine condition for longer.
Four great ways to provide your carpets with the TLC they require are:Read more
July 8, 2015 | DIY & Home Improvement |
Cleaning your home is often seen as a chore, and with the multitude of cleaning products available it can also be costly. But, there are a number of steps you can take to cut the cost of cleaning your home – without compromising on the quality of the clean.
Previously, in “Spring Clean with the Power of Steam” we’ve discussed how steam cleaners can be used as a chemical free way of cleaning your home, but did you know there are a range of everyday household products you can also use to clean your home?Read more
June 17, 2015 | DIY & Home Improvement |
Cleaning the car, kitchen floor and patio are chores which few of us rarely enjoy. Yet they’re also tasks which need to be carried out if we want to ensure our home and garden are looking clean, allowing us to feel house proud.
Fortunately, none of these tasks need to consume hours of our time nor result in excessive amounts of elbow grease being put in – particularly if you have a pressure washer within your cleaning arsenal.Read more
June 5, 2015 | DIY & Home Improvement |
It’s often said that a man’s home is his castle. But, each year 2.7 million people require treatment at their local A&E department, due to accidents within the home. Such accidents can be prevented.Read more
May 29, 2015 | DIY & Home Improvement |
As a nation there’s no denying we are pet lovers. In fact, it has been estimated 45% of household in the UK own a pet, with a total of 65 million pets in the UK. And as pet lovers, it is estimated on average we spend £70 per month on our pets – with 66% of us admitting to buying our pets a birthday gift.Read more