Selling up? Dulux reveals the paint job that could add 25 per cent to the value of your home

Full article with thanks to https://www.idealhome.co.uk/diy-and-decorating/dulux-exterior-paint-job-adds-value-253559 When you think of what could add value to your home, some usual suspects will probably come to mind – perhaps an extension, garage conversion, or new kitchen or bathroom. But Dulux has some good news if your budget won’t stretch to those costly transformations. A straightforward paint job might be all you need …

How to give your home street appeal – try our ideas for a stylish first impression

Full article with thanks to https://www.idealhome.co.uk/diy-and-decorating/how-to-give-your-home-street-appeal-67150 When it comes to kerb appeal, a good front entrance can make or break the visage of your house. Narrow openings are being replaced by generously proportioned doors on weighty pivot hinges. On period exteriors, demure door furniture is ceding to over scaled ironmongery fashioned from rich bronze or brass in to shapes worthy of a modern sculpture gallery. …

Types of Carpet: Which is Right For Your Home?

Full article with thanks to https://www.homebuilding.co.uk/advice/types-of-carpet-which-is-right-for-your-home The right type of carpet offers a luxurious sense of warmth and comfort underfoot. Choose the right one for your home with our guide When it comes to choosing flooring for your home, don’t overlook the types of carpet that are available. A high-quality product can last for up to 20 years, in addition …

12 Staircase Design Ideas for Every Home

Full article with thanks to https://www.homebuilding.co.uk/ideas/staircases-gallery These beautiful staircase design ideas will help create carefully-curated transitions in any home If you’re searching for staircase design ideas, look no further. This list is full of inspiration and ideas to kick-start your creativity. From compact stairs for small spaces and clever staircase storage to lighting up stairs and landings, find it all …

8 TIPS FOR CHOOSING THE RIGHT PAINT COLOUR

Full article with thanks to https://www.heytherehome.com/8-tips-choosing-right-paint-color/ 1- Don’t Pick Your Paint Colour First. I know it seems natural to get the biggest things done first, but it is much easier to choose a paint colour that goes with your furniture and decor than it is to choose decor to go with a paint colour. 2-Start With An Inspiration. Pinterest is …

Bring Some Celebrity Style to Your Home Flooring

Full article with thanks to https://www.allfloorsglasgow.co.uk/bring-some-celebrity-style-to-your-home-flooring/ Wouldn’t we all like to live like the rich and famous? A huge part of celebrity culture is seeing how the stars live and many videos and articles have been dedicated to celebrity homes over the years. Architectural digest even has a whole section dedicated to the million-dollar architecture and interior design seen in …

How to zone out an open-plan space – dedicated different areas to separate tasks

Full article with thanks to https://www.idealhome.co.uk/all-rooms-ideas/how-to-zone-out-an-open-plan-space-90651 These open-plan zones can be temporary measures that fold away when you don’t need them or more permanent structures to give purpose to a large empty room. Try different materials and be inspired by these creative solutions to managing space in your home. 1. Put down different flooring There are lots of benefits to …

6 fabulous front entrance ideas

Full article with thanks to https://www.housebeautiful.com/uk/decorate/exterior/news/a67/6-fabulous-front-entrance-ideas/ Transform the look of your home’s exterior with these front entrance ideas from interior designer and TV presenter Julia Kendell 1. THE FRONT DOOR It may seem obvious, but a good quality front door can make a huge difference to the appearance of your house. If you’re buying a new one, go for something …

How to Use Mirrors for Good Feng Shui

Full article with thanks to https://www.thespruce.com/feng-shui-use-of-mirrors-4119930 Famously called the aspirin of feng shui, mirrors can create wonders when used properly. A smart feng shui use of mirrors will make the space bigger and brighter, attract the desired energy of abundance and calm, correct various design mistakes, as well as attract more vital energy into your home.​ Of course, it is very …

How Long Does Paint Last?

Full article with thanks to https://www.thespruce.com/paint-lifespan-4587472 Mixed paint is great to have around the house. Walls, trim, ceilings, doors, cabinets, and other surfaces can take a beating over time. Occasional paint touch-ups keep your home looking fresh and sparkling. But if the leftover paint was purchased some while ago, you might wonder how long paint lasts and whether you can still use it. Are there any overt signs that the …