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May 27 2015
by Johnny B |
Comments Off on Tips To Lighten Up The Family Room

They say that the family room is the heart and soul of any home, so why not make the most of the space by making it as light and airy as you can. There are lots of ways that you make the room brighter, and cheerier and we share some of them here with you. Paint your ceiling a bright colour Have you ever noticed how much bigger the sky seems when it is a bright and sunny day? You can achieve a similar effect by painting your ceiling a bright colour, or even white. As well as helping...

May 25 2015
by Johnny B |
Comments Off on Make the Most out of an Old Shed

You probably have one somewhere in your garden filled with objects you have no room in the house for. We would imagine you ignore it as much as you can and try to pretend it is not even there. It may now be a safety accident waiting to happen because you have not kept it maintained. What you do not realise is that old, decrepit looking building is the place where dreams can come true. If you do not believe this just check out some of the ideas, we have come up with. Strike, perfect...

May 25 2015
by Johnny B |
Comments Off on Top Tips for a Stress Free House Move

Moving house is one of the most stressful things you can do in your lifetime; closely behind getting a divorce. The larger your family, the more stressful it is too. How is it some people can look so cool, calm and collected when they move home? I thought I’d do some digging and find the best tips for a stress free house move. Photo by wetwebwork Checklists Galore Honestly, if you want your move to be as stress-free as possible, then I’d recommend making lists. Lots of them....

May 24 2015
by Johnny B |
Comments Off on Improve the Sense of Community in Your Neighbourhood for a Better Family Environment

Older generations often complain that we no longer have the sense of community that existed a few decades ago. That may be true, but it doesn’t mean that people don’t want to feel that they have a neighbourhood community. Families with children especially often want to feel like they can get on with their neighbours. And they want to be able to work together to improve their local environment. If you want to foster a greater sense of community in your neighbourhood,...

May 17 2015
by Johnny B |
Comments Off on Helping Your Child Deal With Their Mom’s Absence

As a single Dad, I know how tough it can be helping your children to cope with the absence of their mother. Whether that absence is because of divorce, death or military deployment, it’s never easy for kids to adjust. How each child will react to the absence of one of their parents depends on their personality – no two kids behave the same. Of all the single fathers, I have met, one of the most common reasons for being a lone parent is having your spouse called for...

May 15 2015
by Johnny B |
Comments Off on My Top Tips For Your Family Room

I believe every home needs a “family room”. This is the heart of your home; the area that brings the whole family together to chat, to play, to eat or just to enjoy each others company. Your version of the family room might be in the living room, the kitchen or the dining room. But I don’t think it matters where in the home it is. What’s important is that it is a place that you are your children want to spend time together in. There are a few tricks and techniques you...

May 13 2015
by Johnny B |
Comments Off on Bank Holiday DIY: Spruce Up Your Bathroom

Revamping your bathroom doesn’t have to mean gutting it and starting all over again. A Bank Holiday is the perfect time to spruce up your bathroom and give it a refresh. Fortunately, even if you’re on a tight budget there are still many things you can do to rethink your bathroom for the better. Image Source A Simple Refresh Many people have given their bathrooms a whole new lease of life by simply changing the colour scheme. Even changing the bath or basin doesn’t need...

May 12 2015
by Johnny B |
Comments Off on 5 Tips for Decluttering Your Home

The thought of living in a more spacious and uncluttered environment is appealing to most of us. So, to make the dream a reality, follow these 5 tips! Be Ruthless If you’re a bit of a hoarder and you find it hard to part with possessions, however unneeded they are, you need to force yourself to be ruthless. It’s not easy, but it needs to be done. View the situation objectively and try to be as rational as possible when you’re having a clear out. It can help to have a...

May 12 2015
by Johnny B |
Comments Off on Top Tips for Tackling Rodents in Your Home

There are all kinds of problems at home that no one wants to deal with. Apart from the ones that involve cleaning up after the kids, there’s also a range of issues from damp to burst pipes. But one of the things no one ever wants to hear they have to tackle is a pest problem. There are so many unwanted creatures that could invade your home, and putting in the effort to get rid of them is annoying. Mice, and sometimes rats, are a particularly frequent visitor for a lot of...

May 05 2015
by Johnny B |
Comments Off on What to Think About Before Renting a Property for Your Family

Not sure whether renting is right for your family? It can be a great next step for a lot of families, but it’s not for everyone. Here’s what you should think about before making your decision. What Are the Benefits of Renting for Families? We seem to be focused on home ownership, but, in fact, there are huge benefits attached to renting a home. Firstly, you don’t get tied down to one single property. This means you have the freedom to move about at will, and that’s something...

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