Category Tips

Advice on choosing room colours – infographic from Homebase

If choosing colours for your home worries you, or you think there is just too much choice, then this interesting infographic from Homebase may help, plus they have a very interesting colour quiz on their Facebook page – check it out, it’s fun  – apparently I should be living in an Irish Castle (I wish!) […]

May Checkatrade.com and A Passion for Homes ‘How to’ – plaster over Artex (with safety warning!)

Monthly ‘How to’ from Checkatrade.com and A Passion for Homes Our very popular monthly ‘How to’ blog in conjunction with the online trades vetting company checkatrade.com and their panel of experts continues with how to plaster over Artex, by Lloyd Fry, Owner, Gem Ceilings and Walls Specialists. ‘For many decades, Artex was a very popular […]

April Checkatrade.com and A Passion for Homes ‘How to’ – sand floorboards

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 sand floorboards: By Dave Hambleton, Owner of Hambletons. ‘In recent years, making the most of wooden floorboards has become increasingly trendy. Savvy homeowners will also know that keeping floorboards in […]

March checkatrade.com and A Passion for Homes ‘How to’ – plaster a 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 plaster a wall: By Peter Vice, owner, Jonique bathrooms and kitchens. ‘Plastering a wall can be tricky but is usually within the remit of those with DIY skills. First you […]

February checkatrade.com and A Passion for Homes ‘How to’ – paint furniture

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:  Painting furniture by Wayne de Wet, independent multiple award winning painter and decorator… ‘With homeowners tightening their belts, DIY furniture painting is something that most people can do – with just a […]

Review: Christy luxury gold bedding set

Review of Christy Limgoes bedding range. I always love buying new bedding and/or new towels, even more than shoes! Both can easily freshen up a tired bathroom or forgotten bedroom, that’s what I keep telling myself when I find myself at a cash till buying another set! Anyway, last week was very exciting – the […]

Monthly decorating tips – how to strip paint

Welcome to a new development for 2014 – a monthly painting and decorating advice blog from Checkatrade expert Wayne de Wet (@decorum28). Thanks to everyone who submitted questions via Twitter and email – the answers will be coming up over the next few months. For this month, Wayne looks at how to strip paint safely […]

January checkatrade.com ‘How to’ – hang a door

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 hang an internal door: By Nick Underwood, owner, 1st Choice Improvements heating and plumbing. ‘Sometimes homeowners wish to replace doors inside their homes or hang news ones if they are […]

Dining in style – Wharfside style

With the rise in popularity of kitchen-diners with many house buyers, and many people getting out the sledgehammer just to make sure their home has one, isn’t it worth thinking through your choice of dining table and chairs to suit your space and your needs? Yeah, I thought so too, and actually although I’m not […]

September Checkatrade.com ‘How to’ blog – painting kitchen doors

Our very successful monthly ‘How to’ blogs from Checkatrade.com continue, with September taking you through how to professionally paint and revitalise your kitchen cupboard doors. If done well, this can change the look of your kitchen without costing thousands of pounds! But beware, done badly, it can look awful, so follow the advice carefully!  How […]