Kitchens aren’t just for preparing and cooking food. They are often the hub of the house providing a space to eat, to entertain, to relax and spend time with family. It should be a comfortable and pleasant room to spend time in: bright, calming, cheerful and restful.
If you are planning to redesign or update your kitchen in 2020, here are seven of the key kitchen design trends for the coming years.
here are the results and video of our August Draw 2019. 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 July was held on August 30th. The results are as follows:-
It’s still August but the evenings are drawing in, we’re getting April showers and there’s definitely a chill in the air. I see many people have already started lighting their fires and stoves in the evenings. I’ve been tempted to but so far, have resisted, relying on throws and cushions to make me feel cosy.
Although the weather is to be good for the next few days, it’s time to get ready for autumn, not just in your wardrobe with more layers and winter boots, but also in the home. Having a cosy home makes it more welcoming in the evenings, a place to feel enveloped in comfort, almost like being wrapped in a snug blanket. So, what do you need to do? Will it take a lot of work and expense? Here’s our top tips.
It’s not long now till schools are open again for another academic year and now is the time to start preparing for a good homework / study routine for your child. Having a clear desk where they can get into the ‘study zone’ will make doing their homework and revising for exams easier.
Younger children usually prefer doing their homework at the kitchen table and it means you can sit beside them to help or just be there while you’re working in the background. When they go into secondary school, they often need a quiet space, away from noise and distractions, where they can focus on the work in hand – and not have any excuses for not getting their homework done!
here are the results and video of our July Draw 2019. 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 June was held on July 31st. The results are as follows:-
Wallpaper has never gone out of fashion but many people are nervous about using wallpaper in their homes due to seeing it as rather intimidating in trying to decide on a design; as almost permanent, as difficult to put up and time-consuming to remove. However, wallpaper injects personal taste, warmth, style, interest and vitality into a room.
The summer months are the perfect time to paint your exterior windows and doors. Long evenings, warm temperatures and plenty of daylight mean that conditions are perfect for the paint drying well before you apply a second coat the following day.
But before you start wondering if the windows need primer as well as undercoat or who can you get to paint the windows, you need to decide on a colour. If you’re building a new home, you don’t have to opt for the traditional white double glazed windows. Many are opting for black now but there are lots of other colours too.