Category: Interiors

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The Hassles of Moving House

Many reports indicate that moving, just like other major life events such as divorce, illness, or job loss, causes a lot of people to feel stressed and overwhelmed. Even if you plan to hire a mover to take care of the basic moving tasks like packing and transporting your belongings, you still have to go through the hassle of settling down in a new home. Moving doesn’t always have to be troublesome or stressful. In fact, if you plan ahead and follow a few simple but essential tips and tricks, it can be downright easy and stress free. If you want to make sure that your precious wedding china and expensive photo frames do not get damaged during moving, take care to buy the right boxes for your needs and ensure that they are clearly marked “fragile” and “this side up”. If you are interested in more such useful moving precautions, facts, and tips, don’t forget to check out this infographic…

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Why Tiles Are Eco-Friendly

People concerned about their environment often ask if tiling their floors or walls in their home is an eco-friendly choice. It is perhaps understandable that this question is asked so often as it is difficult to know whether a manufactured product is good or bad for the environment and when it comes to natural stone tiles, the product might be natural but what about the process to extract the natural stone and make it into tiles?

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What Type of Flooring Should You Select for Your Kitchen Remodel?

When you’re remodeling your kitchen, you have a lot of choices to make, and those choices aren’t cheap. You want to get the best value for your money, but you also want to stay within your budget. When it comes to selecting a floor type for your kitchen, it can be one of the toughest decisions to make. You have to factor in everything from price to practicality to style.

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Creating an Ensuite Shower Room

Many older style houses have generous-sized bedrooms but lack the en-suite bathroom or shower room that many consider a necessity. In the same square footage in a more modern house there would certainly be additional en-suite bathrooms. But how easy is it to fit an en-suite shower room (or wet room) into an existing bedroom.

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Cleaning Limestone Tiles

If you cannot resist the natural beauty of limestone tiles for your new kitchen or bathroom then youmay need to know how to care for your new limestone floor. The main potential issue you need to be aware of is that acidic substances (including lemon juice) can cause significant and noticeable damage to limestone because limestone is a calcium-based material. So it is essential that the tiles are sealed after they have been installed for added protection.

And here are some more easy pointers towards keeping your beautiful limestone floor looking good for years to come.

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The Best Natural Stone for Floor Tiles

Thought I’d made the decision to go with marble floor tiles to replace the sad and sorry tiles currently gracing my kitchen floor in my new home but I’m starting to have second thoughts....

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Maintaining Limestone Tiles

There is no denying that limestone tiles are beautiful – they have a unique beauty that cannot be matched by even the best quality porcelain. But there is also no denying that they need regular maintenance to stay looking as good as new (whereas porcelain tiles need very little, if any, maintenance). Whether you choose limestone tiles in a polished or honed finish, a tumbled or brushed finish they will always require significant effort to keepthemlooking good.

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Some useful facts about marble

Marble is a natural rock that is extracted from quarries around the world in the same way as many other rocks, including granite. It is formed from limestone that has been altered (metamorphosed) due...

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The Advantages of Porcelain Tiles

Porcelain tiles are a form of ceramic tile made in a single manufacturing process to produce  an extremely hard-wearing tile. Unlike traditional ceramic tiles that are fired in the kiln initially to produce the...

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When it comes down to a choice of bath or shower

I am thinking about moving house soon and I recently viewed a house to buy that was small but perfectly formed – an ideal location with lovely country walks on the doorstep, a beautiful...

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Store Your Craft Fabric With Ease

Find out how to store your craft fabric easily by using cheap self storage and some handy storing tips designed to keep your materials in great condition. Are you a craft fabric hoarder? Are...

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Ways to make your rental feel like home

Living in a rental is a reality for many people. Even though the place is not yours, there are clever ways to make your rental feel like home. That’s why we are here today....

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Best Places to Travel for Interior Design Inspiration

For many, travel is an essential source of inspiration. It can impact your taste in food, music, style, and even interior design. Exploring new cities and cultures is a surefire method to reinvigorate any...

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Tops Paint Trends

Looking to refresh your home with a new paint colour? Consider this years top trends for inspiration. The paint that you use in your home makes a huge impact as to how it looks,...

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DIY tiling: Top Tips from the Experts

If you have never had a go at tiling before, it can seem a pretty daunting task. Working out how many tiles you need is just the start of the stress. Getting your technique right and your finish perfect can make the difference between creating a beautiful room and being left with a mess, so make sure you have done your homework before you launch into your tiling project. Read our top tips to help your next tiling project go to plan.