Month: April 2019

Handyman Tools Checklist

Sifting Spanner

An adjustable spanner used for tightening nuts and bolts.


There are a variety of hammers used for various tasks. The most commonly used and versatile is known as the claw hammer. The claw hammer is used to hammer in nails as well as to remove nails with the claw side of the hammer.

Club Hammer

This is a heavy hammer used mostly in combination with a cold chisel to break up masonry or concrete works.

Tape measure

A tape measure is a measuring tape which rolls up into a handheld measuring device. The most commonly used tape measure is five metres in length.

Lineman’s Pliers

The most common pliers in a handyman’s toolbox. It used for gripping small objects and cutting wire.

Spirit Level

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Making Moving Process With Children Easy

Try talking to them as much as you can about the move

When you finally make a move with your children, start talking about the move over and over again. You need to make them get used to the idea of moving. Since they usually feel emotions of fear and anxiety, it is essential, that you validate their feelings. The more you try talking to them about the matter, the more comfortable they will feel. Hence, talk as much as you can about the move.

Include them in major events and let them vent their concerns

Children always want to be included in major events. This is important for making them get used to the idea. Give them a chance to express their fears and concerns. Informing them in advance gives them the space that they require for dealing with … Read the rest

Shabby Chic Collection

Bedding and fabrics

Duvets, sheets, pillowcases, shams and bed skirts are all in this collection. You can have your items monogrammed and bespoke. Each item is done in different styles for example pillows come in damask and Venetian styles.

This style also offers fabrics to design your own items in their style if you prefer. Cotton, linen and denim are the fabrics on offer.


Towels, bathing accessories and sleepwear done in different styles are to be found here. Robes and nighties in soft fabrics are also available.


You will find shabby chic furniture for your bedroom, living room and dining room. Furniture is covered in soft pink and white colors which are the hallmark of the shabby chic collection. Settees, dining tables and chairs, beds and chaise lounges are all available

Tastefully done Ottomans, Gracie tufted chaises, and … Read the rest

Installing an Orangery Roof

An orangery allows you to create an additional room that combines a standard extension with a conservatory; a standard extension is a continuation of your main building, complete with sympathetic decor, fixtures and fittings, whilst a conservatory provides lots of natural light and a great view of your garden.

Partially glazed, the main structure of an orangery is made of brick. It is therefore quite feasible for you to carry out much of the structural work of an orangery yourself, asking your builders to construct the walls (perhaps a base wall of maybe a meter high plus pillars of brick to support the roof, interspersed with glass) whilst you could fit the roof. You can buy all the parts you need, cut to order, and here are the instructions you need to fit them:

  • Your brick walls or pillars need
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Farmhouse Style

Vintage rustic old arches turn your kitchen mantel into a statement, the green foliage in brass planters draws attention to the hand carved detail and the natural washed patinas. Colorful textured tribal table runners will give your tables an elegant, vintage bohemian worldly panache that works well with a multitude of colors. Pick up an old planter and fill with gorgeous cottage garden plants or herbs.Vintage bowls and rustic brass urns used as a centerpiece overflowing with seasonal pumpkins, pines and flowering twigs bring in the old fashioned cottage charm. Add farmhouse-inspired decorations, made at home wreaths and floral arrangements that give a lovely personal touch. A rustic old chakra bookcase adds instant allure, offering a place to store books and your travel collections. Long wooden blanket chests in distressed blues and greens used at the end of the bed … Read the rest

Eye Catching Bathroom Ideas

The natural bath

This is a conventional way to design a bathroom. The periphery of the shower can be designed with greenery and the bathtub will be flower covered. This will give a Caribbean feel.

The travertine bath

For every penthouse bathroom, marble is known to be the best designing tool. This will separate the wet area within the bathroom with frameless glass door with a frosted look.

The library bath

The louvered windows here will surely make the way to enter more sunlight. The bathtub can be placed on a wooden platform which will no doubt give an extraordinary look to the bathroom.

The ensuite bath

This style is catching up very fast and people are loving it hugely. The best thing about this style is that these are open ensuite which covering the bedroom and the bathroom.


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