DIY

Revive an old chest of drawers

Clever use of paint techniques can breathe new life into old furniture. Internationally renowned Annie Sloan paints were used here to upcycle an old and tired chest of drawers.

A new level of luxury underfoot

Belgotex Carpets have launched a new range of soft and strong carpets that offer a new level of luxury underfoot. The SDX soft yarn range is the ultimate yard for long-lasting comfort and convenience.

Built in storage solutions for any home

In a home that is small and compact, or open plan with limited floor space there’s no better way to put the available space to good use than by adding built-in storage.

How to use a hole saw

Using a hole saw can come in extremely handy when you need to drill holes in countertops, worktops, desks or at the back of cabinets to allow for cables and cords to be pushed through. We needed to make a hole in a worktop to allow our battery chargers to sit on top, with the cords underneath close to the power outlet.

Dress a home in reclaimed style

Discover the charm of dressing a home with reclaimed style, whether it’s furniture you rescue from a salvage yard, pieces down at the bottom of the garden that you restore, or ones that you make using reclaimed materials.

Keep your linens organised

If you find that you have to dig around in a pile of jumbled linens to pull out a matching bed set, or you are unable to locate that matching set of guest towels, chances are your linen closet is jammed to capacity. Organising a linen closet allows you to easily and quickly take stock of what you have and find what you need without hassle.

Restore oiled or waxed kitchen cabinets

Over time, wooden kitchen cabinets become dull due to regular cleaning and polishing. With the proper tools and materials, restoring kitchen cabinets to their original beauty is a worthwhile DIY project that will have your cabinets looking almost as good as new.

How to strip layers of paint

Removing layers and layers of paint or varnish can be extremely messy, especially if you use a sander or chemical paint stripper. If you have plenty of tasks to do that involve stripping paint or varnish it might be a good idea to invest in a heat gun.

Waterproofing a tiled balcony

When not properly waterproofed a tiled balcony can lead to a multitude of problems, especially a balcony sited above other rooms in a property. Water damage from balconies can cause extensive water damage to interiors and result in damp, peeling paint and other structural problems that can be expensive to fix.

Easy DIY ideas for concrete hardscapes

As homeowners move towards water-wise and low maintenance gardening, concrete offers a sustainable way to add outdoor living spaces, walkways and hardscaping to modern gardens.
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