Modern and Contemporary home improvement projects, DIY ideas and tips for improving your home or apartment. Kitchen, flooring, bedroom and bathroom improvements to give your home a modern feel and increase home values.

Five alternative ways to heat your home


There are no hard and fast rules that say you have to heat your home with radiators or an ancient central heating system. If you haven’t got British Gas boiler insurance and your unit has broken down recently, it’s possible to have a think about some more unusual alternatives. Wood burning Wood burning systems can [...]

Downsizing Gaining Momentum Through The Tiny Homes Movement


The tiny homes movement is certainly gaining momentum all over the world. People everywhere who are tired of conventional mortgages and the risk of foreclosure have a new option: living in a much smaller home with a minimal mortgage, or no mortgage at all. But is mortgage-free living really possible? Many Americans are saying yes, [...]

DIY Laundry Room: Modernize and Minimize

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The laundry room is often overlooked when we update our living spaces. Why not take a little time and modernize your laundry area? There are several easy and inexpensive ways to make your laundry room just as inviting as other rooms in your home. Make A Clutter Free Zone Take everything out that is does [...]

4 Ludicrously Cool Loft Conversion Ideas


Loft conversions are a great addition to any home – they’ll give you more space and increase the value of your property, without any of the fuss that comes with relocating. The obvious choice for a loft conversion is to add another bedroom, but if you don’t have a requirement for any extra sleeping space, [...]

Benefits of Energy-Efficient Atrium Windows


Atrium windows are manufactured by one of the largest window manufacturing company’s, Atrium Windows and Door Company. These windows are manufactured under strict quality and environmental standards and feature certification labels of the The American Architectural Manufacturer’s Association, National Wood Window and Door Association and the National Accreditation and Management Institute. Benefits of Atrium Windows [...]

Different Tiling Effects And Options For Bathrooms

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A bathroom often looks its best when it is, at least in part, finished with tiles. The reasons are simple: tiles allow for clean, neat finish which complements the fixtures in the room. More importantly, tiles are easy to maintain and in a room that is regularly subject to dirt, water and high temperatures, tiles [...]

Pros and Cons of Laminate and Vinyl Flooring For A Kitchen


Laminate Flooring: Pros Easy to install Laminate flooring can be installed easily – some types come with dry glue already on the individual pieces. Durable Laminate flooring does not become so easily dented as wood flooring. No faults There should be no faults in laminate flooring, compared to real wood flooring which may sometimes be [...]

Bathroom Cabinets: The end of the hospital ward look is here


I’m talking bathroom cabinets. I’m sure you know what I mean – slim line Formica shell, white, well whitish – actually probably more of the smoke stained white color, cardboard thin mirror that distorts your features slightly (or is that just me and the way I actually look?), and enough space for one toothbrush, a [...]

5 Home Organization Tips for the New Year


There are many reasons to organize your home’s living and storage space! It’s a new year, filled with hope and expectations. Make home organization one of your resolutions for 2013. Selling/Staging Your Home If you are planning a move for this new year, you know the market is competitive. Homes that are “staged” sell fastest. [...]

Quirky Interior Design: Adding Some Fun to Your Floor


Carpet and rug shopping isn’t exactly up there on people’s top days out. But much like other elements of interior designs, there are loads of fun and funky rug options out there. Here are just a few of the weird and wonderful ways that you can add some fun to your floor, from fried eggs [...]