Author Archives: Lorna S

What We Can Learn From Home Improvement TV Shows

Room to Improve is back on our TV screens every Sunday night. Now in its tenth series, it certainly has seen a number of changes over the years as Ireland went from boom to bust and back out again. Room … Continue reading

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One Man’s Trash is Another’s Treasure: Salvaging and Upcycling

There’s something very special about seeing salvaged or upcycled pieces in the home. Not only does the item have a new lease of life but it is often being used in a different way to which it was first intended. … Continue reading

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8 Bathroom Planning Tips

Have you been hearing and seeing advertisements for great bathroom bargains in the recent sales? 50% offers off tiles and sanitary ware? I have and if you’re thinking this is the time to get a new bathroom, here’s some tips … Continue reading

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How To Choose The Right Paint Colour

Do you find that once the Christmas decorations come down on or before 6th January that you start thinking about redecorating? Maybe it’s because the rooms look a bit bare when the decorations are taken down? Or maybe it’s because … Continue reading

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How To Maximise Natural Light In Your Home

As we arrive at the shortest day of the year, it seems a good time to explore how to make the most of natural lighting in your home. In this post, I’m going to explore how you can maximise the … Continue reading

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7 Ways To Reduce Heating Costs & Keep Your Home Cosy

It has been mild for the last couple of days but was freezing cold last week and my thoughts turned to how people can improve the insulation of their homes as well as reduce their heating costs.  Here are 7 … Continue reading

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8 Steps To Decluttering Before Christmas

Are you looking around your house wondering where you’re going to put the Christmas tree? If your house feels a little like it is bursting at the seams and you know that adding the Christmas decorations is going to make … Continue reading

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8 Tips To Keep You Safe This Christmas

It’s not December yet but with the Late Late Toy Show on next Friday night, I’d imagine lots of families will be getting their tree and the decorations in place to have the house looking festive and adding to the … Continue reading

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10 Ideas for Furnishing and Decorating A Teen Girl’s Bedroom

Your “little girl” is growing up, she’s now a teen girl and wants a bedroom revamp. She may even have decided there will be no pink in her new room design. In all likelihood, you won’t have that much say … Continue reading

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Why you need Plants in your Home

As winter approaches, the evenings darken earlier, our homes don’t get as much natural light and it’s not just our bodies that suffer from lack of Vitamin D but our homes can seem duller too. We all know that exercise … Continue reading

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