As our climate seems to head away from warm and dry or cold and dry and increasingly towards wet, we are forced to look at our buildings from a different viewpoint. At one time, we would have aimed for them to withstand snow or ice, perhaps the occasional burst of heat in the summer. However, now we have to deal with more rain, often for longer periods of time and in increasing strength. This is where rainscreen cladding comes in – so what does it do and does your building need it? (more…)
A good house may feel like a home, but a house you are outgrowing may feel more like a sweater that’s a size too small. While nostalgia might make you want to stay, the fact is, if your home no longer adequately meets your needs, it is time to move. Here are some of the most important signs. (more…)
Whether you are looking to sell your house or just want to spruce it up to make a nicer living space for you and your family, home improvements don’t need to cost a fortune. Here are seven quick and effective ways to improve your home without breaking the bank. (more…)
Many of us aspire to have a beautifully decorated home with a traditional feel, often particularly if we live in a modern home. But it can seem baffling how to achieve this look without any of the period features we so often associate with a more traditional decorative style. Don’t despair though, it’s certainly achievable, and will just a few simple tips and tricks you’ll have a traditional decorative feel in no time. (more…)
It’s always a good idea to take steps to improve your home exterior as it will raise property value and enhance curb appeal.
Don’t struggle too much for ideas that’ll enhance your home exterior. Here are three creative ideas to help you transform your house from one that simply fades into the woodwork to a home that is attention grabbing, detailed and beautiful. (more…)