Inviting Light into your Home

The greatest enemy to a house is darkness. It simply rids it of the desired homey appearance. Dark rooms tend to be more squeezed and more often will not bring out the natural beauty of the materials that are in that house. Introducing roof lanterns is a great way of making your room to have more natural light, look more spacious and brighter. The wood and fabrics materials that are used to decorate the house will also bring out their true intended colour. Lanterns prove to have a limitless amount of importance to a house. They can be placed on the stairwell, kitchen extensions, and even garden room as long as they are focusing the light on your area of concern. The lanterns can be flat or fixed pyramids. The choice is yours depending on your preferences. Continue reading

Stylish Garden Fence Designs

You can look at your garden fence in one of two ways.

One way is to see it as that wooden wall that runs between your garden and next doors. The other is to look at it as a stylish border setting the scene for your plants, flowers and garden ornaments.

Make the garden fence a design feature of your garden by choosing some stylish garden fencing.

Available from www.fruugo.co.uk are Grange Tulip Palisade Fencing Panels (0.91m high x 1.83m wide).

Set in a golden brown, made from pressure treated timber, these panels have a unique wood finish. The colour contrasts with the greenery of the garden, highlighting the plants against the fence.

Also available are Elite St Jacut Wooden Fence Panels by Grange Fencing (1.8m x 1.8m).

A taller and studier fence. A protective perimeter for your garden that is stylish but maintains the privacy of your home.

 

 

Aluminum – A Good Choice for Entrance Doors

The entrance door is the first thing that people see as they enter a home, therefore, it needs to be special. It needs to be chosen in accordance to the

Overall exterior design theme of the exterior of the home. This will create a look that is not only appealing, but also quite exciting an inviting. The use of an aluminium entrance door allows you to express great taste while providing your home with added security and impressive insulation.

The use of aluminium as a choice for your home’s front door is ideal due to the impeccable quality of the material itself. It will never lose its shape and is immune to rotting that plagues wooden alternatives. The best part of using aluminium is the fact that the door will never need to be painted and for years to come, it will continue to look like new.  Continue reading

Follow These Steps When Shopping For A Garage Door

Shopping for a garage door can be a tedious task sometimes as market is filled to the brim with numerous options with various designs, specifications and specialities. Thus it is essential for you to be familiar with garage doors in order to get the most suitable deal for yourself. Here is a quick guide about the factors to be considered while purchasing a garage door.

Design:

Due to fierce competition in the market, manufacturers have been forced to sell products at competitive prices in order to woo customers and drive sales. This has meant that what seemed as an extravagant and expensive design earlier is in the affordable range now. From traditional panel designs and ones that offer a swinging stable door look to ones with an automatic garage door opener, there is a plethora of designs for you to choose from. Pay special attention to the colour as it can be a defining factor. Trims, shutters and slidings can all be customised but you should try and match the architecture of your house. Continue reading

Outdoor Lighting Solutions

Outdoor lights can have a magical effect on your garden.  At night time or dusk even small lights can transform a large open area, adding that special effect to your outdoor living space.

There are many types of lights you can utilise to give your garden that extra illumination.

Stake lights and garden spotlights are great. These can be placed anywhere in the garden. Maybe you’d like to light up a certain plant or area, a specially placed spotlight can work wonders.

There are other larger wall mounted spotlights and overhead lights that you can use. These can be great for lighting up big areas. Perhaps you have a lot of late night parties outside, or maybe you’d like to light up the garden to see the evening wild life. Larger outdoor lights can be great to this effect.

Security lighting can be useful too. Used to light up an area outside if movement is detected, these can scare off intruders and unwanted animals alike.

Building a Tree-house in your Garden

Tree-houses evoke a response in most people, usually conjuring memories of being a child, spending your days up a tree either thinking about being in a tree-house or actually being in one, but they aren’t just for kids. A lot of people overlook the opportunity they present for adults, even though they can provide you with a nearly unique place for a summer house, or even a guest-house.

While a tree-house is typically a small building, providing the tree is big and strong enough, it can be built to be a fairly significant size; big enough for a king sized bed and a bit of room to move around in. If people who spend time with you rather expect you to be a bit peculiar, why not go really out their and set them up in their own tree-house, filled with all the things they’d typically expect from a guestroom.

 

Planning your Next Garden Design

Sometimes updating the look and feel of our properties is healthy, and maintenance/decorating work can increase property value, but so too can a garden redesign. There are so many landscaping changes to consider, depending on the outdoor areas you want to create but our suggestions may give you some exciting ideas.

Sheltered Seating Areas

Having a gazebo, a patio awning or a summerhouse can give you the protection you need to enjoy your garden outdoors when the weather is not at its best. We feel all quality gardens should give you the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors even when it’s wet.

Tidy Borders

Garden borders are not always maintained, and that can ruin the whole appearance of your garden, especially if weeds have come through and plants are dead. If you have a flower bed border area for example, make sure it’s neat with clean lines. You can then opt for low maintenance bark mulch if you want potted plants instead.

Patio Pathways

A pathway leading down to your garden can change the mood, and you should not have to struggle across your overgrown lawn to get to the bottom of your garden. A nice pathway matching your patio can add style, while lights alongside the path can ooze class.

How to Buy the Best Up and Over Doors

When it comes to buying doors for your home regardless of whether the door is meant for the garage or a room in the house, there is one thing that is very vital and this is usually the amount of space that they will eat up in order for them to function. That is why in most cases, up and over doors are usually preferred since they might not eat up as much space when being opened and closed. Furthermore, they do not pose a danger when they are left open since they have sufficient clearance and one does not have to worry about running into them. However, to be able to reap from what these doors have to offer, one must be able to make the best purchase and these tips will walk through that.

Price

The first thing that you have to consider is the amount of money that you are willing to spend on the door. In most cases, this affects a whole lot of other factors and having this right ensures that you are able to get your priorities right and get a door that can fit your budget. However, it is a big and risky move that can be quite hazardous to completely rely on the pricing since it is worth remembering that you get what you pay for. As such, you might want to make sure that as much as you want to stay within your budget, you do not do this at the expense of quality. Continue reading

Building Restoration – Why it is Important

Building restoration is the first step towards preservation of an existing structure. It stops further degradation of the building and such efforts benefit the community, environment and even the area’s economy. Restoration of old and neglected building revitalises the neighbourhood, giving it an appealing look, away from the old and crumbling feel. It is important to note that a restoration process always aims at retaining much of the old structures’ character and design. There are a lot of reasons why a neglected building ought to be rehabilitated. Discussed below are some of these reasons that could prompt a complete restoration and reconstruction of an old building. Continue reading

Primrose Plants for your Hanging Baskets

Primrose plants are not exactly rare, but the main benefit is the fact that they can flourish during autumn and winter. Harsh conditions don’t stop primrose plants from looking great, and they’re ideal for hanging baskets.

Primrose plants come offer a plethora of colours, while sizes vary too. They don’t need a great deal of maintenance either, making them ideal for borders, window boxes and containers as well as hanging baskets. May gardens seem to look a little bit bland around Christmas and New Years but that doesn’t have to be the case, and the Primrose Plant is one of the most beautiful winter bedding plant species, and you’re always guaranteed gorgeous colours.

If you’re looking to liven up your winter garden, then we’d recommend pansies or primrose, and the more you have the better. They’ll also take you through to the summer period, so they could prove to be a long term investment.

  • Garage Doors

    Garage Doors are an important decision for any home owner. The type of door that you choose will come to define what you use your garage for, and how suitable it is for the task.

  • Garden Decking

    Garden decking can do wonders for improving the look and feel of your garden. Not only do they look great, but they provide you with an optimal seating area, which is ideal for having a sheltered area as well, like with an awning.

  • Fitting Turf to Your Garden

    There are many different garden designs throughout the towns and cities in the UK, and in London you're likely to come across many shaped lawns. Some enthusiastic gardeners are keen to make the lawn a standout feature in its own right, and professional landscapers can easily roll out turf in London so that it complements the additional garden areas, such as the borders, flower beds and patios.

  • Using Real Wood for Exterior Design

    There are clear differences between beautiful real wood garage doors and wood laminate doors. A proper solid oak door feels heavy and secure, while it is unique, with its own colour, texture and individual set of imperfections and knots.

  • Outdoor Design Touches for Commercial Properties

    Outdoor design for commercial properties can be just as, if not more, important than interior design. This is because first impressions are crucial in terms of attracting new customers, and low-cost exterior design touches can make a big difference in influencing customer behaviour. A shop canopy is not only practical and durable, it can also be pleasing on the eye, and whether you opt for a folding arm or drop arm canopy, you’ll get plenty of choice in terms of colours. Many branded, decorative awnings can improve the look of a shop, whilst providing outstanding protection for living and recreation areas.