Showing posts with label Family and Home. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Family and Home. Show all posts


If you have a tree on your property, you’ve probably experienced branches growing out of place. Some stick out, disrupting the overall look of your trees, while others just hang down, impeding your walkway. But is the solution as simple as just trimming the tree branches yourself?
Giving your tree a good trim can be the best thing to support its health and maintain the look you desire. If you want to trim your trees on your own, it’s best to stick to small trees. Smaller trees are much safer to trim yourself than larger trees. With a smaller tree, you can visually inspect each branch without having to climb the tree or use a ladder. You’ll also be working with smaller branches, which are easier to trim and don’t pose as much of a risk to your or your property.


Have you noticed any cracks or leaks around your property? If so, it is critically important that these are not left untreated. Even minor damage can lead to damp, mould and even severe structural issues. Therefore, it is a good idea to regularly inspect your property and make any necessary repairs as soon as possible.

Here is some great advice from Screwfast on how to effectively protect your home from cracks and leaks…


As a parent, you want to create a welcoming, safe and enjoyable environment for your kids and partner, especially if you are remodelling your first family home. However, family life can leave your fixtures looking drab, chipped, and old-fashioned if you do not take the appropriate steps to improve their appearance. If you are looking for some of the best ways to spruce up each room of your house, this guide will help you to create the perfect home for you and your family.


The kitchen is often the heart of the home, a social hub where families come together at the end of a long day of work and school to catch up. Often somewhere that you host guests and entertain in as well as being a place you spend a lot of time preparing meals. As the kitchen is commonly the most used room in a house it is important that we get the d├ęcor and the lighting right. A designer lighting company, have put together a helpful list of tips for us to think about when lighting our kitchens.


Believe it or not, railway sleepers are actually quite trendy when used as a building material in the garden. Nowadays, they are used in many modern landscaping designs; not only are they attractive, they are also durable and extremely adaptable. In fact, they can be used for a variety of garden creations, from raised beds for flowers and vegetables to benches and other furniture. Here are some additional suggestions:


When someone says the words “stained glass windows”, we tend to imagine big impressive religious buildings. They are highly decorative and truly magnificent, transforming any space where they are installed. There are lots of interesting, lesser known facts about stained glass windows, which you will find listed below.


The winter months can be quite unkind to our gardens, leaving homeowners with lots of repair jobs and sprucing up to do in the run-up to summer. Now that snow, wind, and rain are becoming irregular and daylight is lasting longer, it’s a perfect time to do some DIY around the garden and get it ready for BBQ season. The type of work you do will depend on your budget and how much time you have, but here are some ideas to inspire you.


Family is incredibly important to Filipinos, and many families in the country consist of more than just the standard nuclear family set-up. For young moms with big families, grandparents are a great help in bringing up children, because they can offer important advice and help out with childcare. And though many grandparents will say that they help out of love, it's always a good idea to give back to them when you can. If you're a mother or father who'd like to show your own parents some love, here are a few things you can do that they'll definitely appreciate.


Every person believes that their home is a fortress which provides safety and comfort. However, in order to really be so, you need to make sure that your home is functioning with flying colors.  Even the simplest issue, like having an outdated air-conditioning unit or living your TV on can put you and your property in danger.

In order to avoid this and many other potentially harming situations, you need to know more about the things that can go wrong with your home. And here are some of the usual suspects.


No matter how hard you try, accidents can still happen, even at the place that’s supposed to be completely safe – your home. Plus, considering how much time kids spend indoors nowadays, it makes improving the safety of your home that much more important. So, although you can never make it completely risk-free, there are ways to reduce the risk of anything happening to a minimum – and here are some of those ways.



Antique furniture brightens up any environment and if you have a keen eye and a little free time, there are many ways that you can amass a collection of fine antique furniture. You don’t have to be an antiques expert to appreciate fine things, and with that in mind, here are some great tips on sourcing antique and vintage furniture.

Visit Local Markets
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This is how many antique dealers source their items, and it can be a lot of fun too. It doesn’t matter where in the UK you live, there are always local markets, and once you get to know the vendors, you can ask for specific items, and with their network of likeminded people, they can usually find what you are looking for.


Once you have kids, you have to adjust everything to them, including your home. However, this doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to lose all sense of style or that you have to compromise your own comfort in favor of theirs. There are some great solutions that will make your whole family feel happy and cozy inside your home. Here are some home-decorating ideas that will work for adults and the little ones alike.

Make things more accessible

You will make your kids very happy if you find a way for them to use some parts of your home that aren’t normally accessible to them. The best place to start is the bathroom. Parents go out of their way to make bathrooms safe for kids by buying rubber bumpers for sharp corners, and bathtubs and sinks with curvy edges. Some even secure the bathroom door or lock the toilets. These are all good ideas to avoid any accidents or injuries. However, by installing a shower bar which allows for the shower head to be repositioned and throwing in a non-slip mat into your bathtub or shower, you’ll allow your kid more independence while bathing. Also, if rely on companies like Victoria Plum, your bathroom can still look great, but you’ll all be able to use it safely and efficiently.


If you’re looking around at the mess your bedroom has become, you’re probably wondering what you can do to make it more inviting and welcoming. All too often, our bedrooms are the place where everything gets stashed away. Piles of clothing on chairs, drawers that don’t quite shut and closets that are packed with shoes that fall out when the door is opened! If all of this sounds familiar to you, it could be time to give your bedroom a serious makeover. There are a few simple changes you can make which will turn your boring sleeping space into a gorgeous spot that you want to stay in forever!

Are you ready to turn your bedroom into a haven of luxury? Then here is our guide to making your boudoir a room you’ll never want to leave. You definitely won’t regret it!

Is your bathroom looking horribly out of date? If so, it’s time to breathe new life into it by sprucing it up. If you’re on a budget, there’s no need to worry – you won’t need to renovate the entire room – in fact just by changing a few details you can make your bathroom a much more pleasant place to take a shower.

Updating Your Fixtures
While your sink and tub might still be in decent shape, even if they’re pretty old, an old fashioned faucet is going to spoil the look of your space. There are lots of different options on the market today in a choice of finishes and colors, so you should be able to find something that suits your sense of style and the feel of your bathroom. While you’re thinking about updating your fixtures, it could be time to paint your medicine cabinet and the walls too. White is always a good choice for a bathroom since it brightens the space and makes it look more minimalist.

Art Belongs in A Bathroom Too
If you don’t want to redo your tiling, you can add some stylish bathroom-appropriate artwork to your walls that will distract from the less than beautiful tiles. If there is only space for a single artwork on your bathroom wall, try taking the tile color as the main shade for the piece of art. That will create a more cohesive feel to space while adding a touch of style.

Do you suspect that your home is suffering from a mold infestation? It’s no wonder that you’re feeling worried. Black mold can be toxic, and getting rid of it can be a hassle, so spotting it quickly and getting rid of it straight away is paramount. The good news is that it’s possible to easily fix most black mold cases as long as you catch them quickly.

What Exactly Is Mold?
Black mold is a very common type of indoor mold. It grows in humid, dark and damp spaces in your home, releasing spores into the air which is then inhaled or absorbed into the skin. It also gets transported in this way around the home. Black mold is often called toxic mold. This is because it causes a host of health problems like sneezing, coughing, itchy and sore throats, itchy and watering eyes and even more serious health problems for those with compromised immune systems.

So, which signs should you look for in your property?


You might find think that once you have children, you have to kiss your stylish, modern, magnificent home goodbye. We don’t think this true though and the reality is that these two ideas can go hand in hand. Look at show homes. These are always designed to look stunning, but they are also created to appeal to the main buyers. More often than not, that means young couples who are eager to start a family in their dream home. Indeed, there are many design concepts that work to make your home stylish and also family friendly. So, let’s look at some of the possibilities and make your home stylish and practical for the whole family.


You want your home move to go off without a hitch, right? Well, that’s only going to be the case if you put some work in, as it’s not going to happen naturally. You’re going to have to do a lot of organizing, a lot of preparing, and you’re going to have to source the right kinds of help.

Here are four top tips on what you need to do to ensure that your home move goes off without a hitch:


Home is where the heart it- a place to relax and unwind after a long day, spend quality time with family and host parties and dinners with friends. It’s somewhere that memories are made, and really is your little ‘safe place’ in the world that you can retreat to. So a home that you love and that works for you is so important, here’s how you can go about achieving your dream property.

Find the perfect property

First things first, you need to find a place that’s suitable for you. If you’re a single career woman for example, then a home that’s relatively small and close to work will probably suit you. If you’re a couple that plans on having children, then a starter home would be ideal for you- something cosy with two bedrooms and nice surroundings. If you already have a family then you’ll need to find something with enough space, and that’s close to your children’s schools. Draw up a list of all of the things you want (and don’t want!) in a home. Set your budget, and then use a realty site like William Pitt to find out what’s available to you. You could go with a property that’s move- in ready or is a bit of a fixer-upper. You could choose a property based on it’s potential, or because you love it as it is. Either way, finding a suitable home from the outset is your first step. 

Decorate it beautifully

Once you’ve found your perfect property the fun can really start. With tenancy agreements or mortgage applications out of the way, moving vans and all of the boring and stressful stuff you can set about making your home your own. Spend time searching through paint swatches, and have the walls painted in a colour you love. Have new carpets fitted, and have fun choosing out furniture and furnishings that reflect your style and personality. The way our homes are decorated is so important. When you love your home it can promote feelings of relaxation and wellbeing. What better way to unwind after a long day than in a gorgeous home that you’ve carefully curated for you and your family? Things like plants and flowers, cushions, rugs and other furnishings will all make the place look cosy and homely once the main pieces are in.

Keep it clean and organised

If you want to keep your new home looking beautiful, it’s important to consider storage and organisation. Having a place for everything means cleaning and tidying are easy. Clutter doesn't accumulate, and everything can stay organised. Consider fitted, built in wardrobes in bedrooms- these give you plenty of storage space and can be fitted around any nook and cranny. Shoe storage and coat hooks in cupboards help to keep outdoor wear near when people arrive home. Boxes and bins on shelves and under beds help to keep items that you don't need every day organised, but out of the way. There are lots of ideas on Pinterest on home storage and organisation, well worth a look.


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It doesn't matter whether your home is your castle, you won’t have huge walls and a drawbridge to keep any unwelcome guests out, but that doesn't mean that you have to go without security. There is a growing interest in the number of smart gadgets and security hacks on the market at the moment, and it’s there to be used to protect your home as well as your business. All of these things can lend a hand at protecting you and you get the choice of whether to go old school with regular security items or you can head into the future with smart gadgets. The fact you even get a choice is awesome; it just means that your home is doubly secure!