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6 Reasons You Won’t Regret Hiring a Professional Painter

Some subjects are more than worth revisiting…and this is definitely one of them! On a regular basis, we encounter homeowners who ask us the very same question – why? Why does it make sense to hire professional painters, when there’s always the DIY option to …

5 Bathroom Painting Mistakes to Avoid

Everybody wants a beautiful bathroom. Nevertheless, the bathroom also tends to be viewed as one of the most challenging and potentially problematic rooms of the home to paint. Which it can be, but it doesn’t have to be. Bathrooms have a lot in common with …

Common House Paints and Products Explained

If you’ve ever set out to buy paint for your home with no specific product in mind, you’ll know how confusing it can be. You rock up to the hardware store, hit the paint aisle and find yourself staring at (literally) thousands of different products …

Planning on Painting Brickwork? Read This First…

Exterior painting should never be approached without due care and attention. Nor should the complexities of quality exterior painting be underestimated. Guaranteed to have a marked impact on the visual appeal and even the monetary value of your home, exterior painting is something you need …

Painting a Concrete Block Wall

One of the best things about exterior concrete block walls is their extraordinary long-term durability. A decent concrete block wall effectively protect the home for decades on end. The only downside being that concrete block walls also have a habit of looking bedraggled and uninspiring …

How to Refinish a Wooden Picnic Table

Dusting off the old wooden picnic table in anticipation of the summer months ahead really is one of the joys of the season. Garden furniture in general being a real harbinger of summer, sparking dreams of lazy afternoons and evenings enjoying the outdoors while you …

Current Design Trends for an Exquisite Home Exterior

During 2016, 56,000 Houzz & Home users in the USA spent an average of $60,400 on home renovations, marginally up from the average spend of $59,800 the previous year. It is becoming increasingly apparent that homeowners are appreciating the importance of a beautiful house exterior, especially since …

Which Interior Colors Successfully Sell Homes?

If you’ve been keeping up with our blog…which of course you should have been…you’ll know that we recently published a post discussing home staging tips and advice. The basic premise being that if you’re planning to sell your home at some point in the near …

Top Tips for Preparing your Home for Sale

A recent CNN report states that “The lack of available homes has driven up prices, leading to bidding wars and homes selling for well above asking prices”. Needless to say, it’s an exciting time for sellers. However, before putting your home on sale, there are numerous things …

How to Paint Your Kitchen Like a Pro

The average family kitchen is subject to more use and abuse than just about any other living space imaginable. Extreme temperatures, humidity, spills, splashes and the daily attacks of hungry kids (and adults!) can really take a toll. Which is precisely why even the most …