here are the results and video of our April Draw 2016. Each month we have a draw for everyone who hires a tradesman and provides feedback. So not only do you get up to 4 quotes from Rated Tradesmen but you also are in with a chance to win a cash prize as well!
The draw for everyone who hired a tradesman and provided feedback in the month of March was held on April 30th. The results are as follows:-
Do you have a room that needs a makeover or even a fresh coat of paint? Whether the walls are grubby from children’s fingers or you need a change, redecorating a room can really make you feel happier every time you walk into it. It’s not always easy to choose a new colour for the walls or a new scheme though – particularly if you’ve decided 2016 is the year you’re going to be a little bit braver with your decorating. Continue reading →
When planning the building of your home or an extension, it’s a good idea to consider how your family and your living habits will change over the coming decades. Many new parents find themselves wishing they had included a playroom in their house plans, others wish for a bigger sitting room when the children get older.
The “good sitting room” has been called many different terms over the years. Nowadays, if there are two reception rooms in a home, one is usually called the “living room” to signify its more informal nature and it may even double as a playroom for the children, the other is called the “sitting room” to demonstrate it is more formal with more expensive furniture. It is often where visitors are entertained.
Yes, I know, the weather hasn’t been very kind to us for the last week and many of our gardens will be, if not waterlogged, then exceedingly damp. The nights are still cold too. Now that Easter is over and the children are back to school, it feels as though the weather should be better. And yes, it will happen, we’ll get a good week and we’ll be chasing our tails then to catch up in the garden. If that sounds like you, here’s the gardening jobs you need to concentrate on during the month of April.
here are the results and video of our March Draw 2016. Each month we have a draw for everyone who hires a tradesman and provides feedback. So not only do you get up to 4 quotes from Rated Tradesmen but you also are in with a chance to win a cash prize as well!
The draw for everyone who hired a tradesman and provided feedback in the month of February was held on March 30th. The results are as follows:-
In our last post, we provided you with lots of inspiration for using that attic space as a useful room in your home, with some tips for making the most of its features – be they steeply slanted ceilings, chimney breasts, lots of natural light or narrow spaces. We also provided some ideas for different types of rooms – such as children’s bedrooms, guest bedrooms, studies, offices or playrooms. More and more people are extending their own homes rather than moving house as their family increases in size. Some are building extensions, others are converting garages and some are converting the attic.
In this post, we’re going to give you some tips on the do’s and don’ts of converting an attic. See below:-
Would you like another room in your home? Perhaps you’ve decided to work from home and need an office? Perhaps you need another bedroom for a growing family? If you have sufficient space in your attic, it could be just what you need for that extra room. Next week, I will explain how to work out if your attic is suitable for a conversion and what is involved in the remodel. Today’s post is about providing you with some ideas of gorgeous attic conversions to inspire you:-
It’s easy enough to decorate a girl’s bedroom for a particular age but not so easy to decorate and furnish a bedroom in a style that lasts for a number of years, from when she is a baby or toddler until the early teen years. Years fly by quickly and it can feel that you only bought the bed / curtains / wallpaper a couple of years ago when in reality it is six years and she is demanding something more appropriate to her age. Here are some tips to save you money and ensure that the furniture and soft furnishings last for many many years:-