Monthly Archives: December 2013

Review: Yummy Hamper from John Lewis

This week, Christmas came early at A Passion for Homes, with the eagerly awaited arrival of a special gift – a hamper from John Lewis. The box was opened with extreme excitement and the first glance of the contents didn’t disappoint… A high quality, superb variety, exciting double layer of goodies, totally yummy! So, here […]

Review and free prize draw for the MeasurePlus tape measure!

The blog welcomes a review from Checkatrade painting and decorating expert Wayne de Wet on the  AXIS by Saffron MeasurePlus. ‘Some would say a tape measure is a tape measure right? With 35 years in the trade I would say I have tried so many, and lost so many more. What with other trades just […]

A Baroque Bathroom where the Bath is the Star

Loving the Baroque theme of the Celebrity Big Brother house decor at the moment, maybe they saw my bathroom ideas! The Mood With this bathroom interior design, I wanted to create an opulent and elegant room that is a joy to relax in and yet uses certain materials, colours and techniques to create the sense […]

Getting organised this Christmas – avoid the last minute panic!

Thank you to everyone who voted in ‘The Worst Household Vote’ – here are the results in full and some tips on how to survive the rush at Christmas, featuring Karen Storey from professional organising company Homespace. It seems that the worst household chore is cleaning the oven, especially at Christmas time when visitors to […]

Mega Christmas polls – vote for your favourites and your worst!

OK people – here it is, the mega pre-Christmas vote, just for a bit of fun! What’s your favourite and worst thing about the pre-Christmas build up, your favourite special treat and your all time best Christmas pop song that makes you feel all ‘Christmassy’!? Poll one is a single vote, polls two and three […]

December Checkatrade.com ‘How to’ – Build a Garden Wall

Monthly ‘How to’ from Checkatrade.com and A Passion for Homes Our very popular monthly ‘How to’ blog from a checkatrade.com expert continues with: How to build a garden wall, by Nick Underwood, owner of 1st Choice Improvements. ‘Many people choose to build low brick walls in their gardens, sometimes to surround ponds or seating areas, […]

Results of the UK’s favourite homes TV programme

The results of the poll – ‘Favourite homes TV programme’ are in and it seems that we love to watch large scale, awe-inspiring building projects, as Grand Designs storms to the top of the poll and stays there, getting an impressive 25% of the total votes – well done Mr McCloud! George Clarke does well […]