If that tired old shed at the bottom of the garden is more eyesore than eye-catching, then itâ€™s time to take action, with a makeover that will restore it to its former glory.
And, no matter what the transformation you have in mind â€“ be it from shed to home office, to den for the kids, or simply a retreat away from the hustle and bustle of the daily grind â€“ Sadolin has a woodstain just perfect for the job.
Shed to Hideout â€“ Itâ€™s Childâ€™s Play with Sadolin
Give the kids a treat by creating their very own â€˜club houseâ€™.Â Available in a choice of 45 shades from soft pastels through to more vivid hues, Sadolin Superdec (RSP: Â£14.99/ 1 litre can) gives a stylish opaque, paint-like finish and is a great way to breathe new life back into your old shed.
They say first impressions count, and that goes for property as well as people. A well presented home is not only more visually appealing, it’s more welcoming too.
So, spare a thought for the outside of your home, as in many ways, its exterior says more about you than the interior, because it’s there for all to see.
Follow the top three tips from Dulux for a quick and easy spring spruce up:
Homebase has launched a new value range – a collection of budget DIY essentials to help keep the costs down.
This collection of over 300 everyday essentials, including 150 for under Â£5, offers exceptional prices on the products.
From decorating and DIY, to home furnishings and finishing touches, the Value Range has everything you need for a home makeover:
February Doesnâ€™t Have To Mean The Bluesâ€¦
At B&Q it means red or pink, orange, purple, green or even bold, funky neon for brave decorators.
This month, B&Q the leading home improvement and garden centre retailer, is proudly presenting its new Colours Collection of paints, with 33 new shades, all made from the highest quality ingredients and with the lowest VOC levels possible.
Everyone is talking about eco paint or â€˜greenâ€™ paint and with plenty of big names jumping on the green bandwagon, it is becoming apparent that some paint really is greener than others.
Pots of Paint (made by Aglaia) is 100% natural and one of the few true eco paints available, offering an environmentally friendly alternative to â€˜traditionalâ€™ petrochemical based paints.
Ten reasons to choose natural paint from Pots of Paint.
Itâ€™s time to say goodbye to the summer sunshine and start preparing your garden ready for the inevitable cold and wet weather ahead.
Pack away your garden furniture and tools safely for the winter months and where better to keep them than your trusted garden shed, which with a little TLC, can be made into an attractive garden feature – not just a practical storage solution.
This autumn, in addition to tidying up the interior of your shed, why not give the exterior some attention too, protecting and decorating it with a fresh coat of woodstain â€“ giving it a new lease of life?
Earthborn has always been known for making beautiful paint, with ever popular colours, but now the company has decided to increase their colour range, to give customers an even better choice and to help them find their dream colour.
There is now a choice of 36 carefully chosen colours, which are also available in both of the beautiful Claypaint and Eggshell finishes.
Why not breathe new life into your home and decorate a tired old room?
Try a bit of bold colour by way of â€˜Flower Potsâ€™, a colour reminiscent of tuscan teracotta pots, or â€˜Cricketâ€™ a beautiful shade of green that will remind you of summer days and deck chairs down at the gazebo.
The Council of Mortgage Lenders recently reported that over 900,000 borrowers would now be in negative equity, as a result of the downturn in the property market.
They added that three in four of those have an average shortfall of between Â£6,000 and Â£8,000 so many homeowners now find themselves unable to move.
While a stagnant market could make you feel like youâ€™re stuck on the same rung of the property ladder, why not make plans for when you can sell? Investing in some home improvements now could help claw back some of the value your property has lost.
Install wood flooring
Installing wood flooring is one of the easiest ways to increase your valuation. The warm, natural tones of oak brings a touch of style and elegance to any home and can really enhance the existing decor.
A recent study by Woodcare showed that wood flooring could add 5 to 10% to the value of your home, whilst a survey of estate agents suggested that properties with wood flooring also sell faster.
It is much more affordable than ever before, with high quality oak flooring from top brands, now available for as little as Â£30 per square meter. Take a look at the superb range available at 1926 Wood Flooring, with styles and colours to suit all tastes:
In celebration of Fired Earth’s 25th anniversary, the company is launching a campaign to raise funds in support of the work of the National Trust.
The initiative – which began on May 1st will support the Trust’s work of protecting and opening to the public, more than 300 historic houses and gardens and 49 industrial monuments and mills, as well as the work it does in looking after natural features, archaeological remains, castles, nature reserves and villages – for ever and for everyone.
Fired Earth already has a relationship with the National Trust through its holiday cottage business and there is a real synergy in the outlook of both of these British organisations, with each placing great importance on the place of colour in our living environment and on environmental issues.