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. These pieces give homes personality and interest. In this post I’m going to share a few of my favourite Pinterest salvaged or upcycled finds, ending with some top tips on how to upcycle your own pieces.

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While the evenings are dark, clear out some space in the garage, shed or a not-used-much room and experiment with a small piece first, such as a wooden chair or a picture frame.

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Plumbing Price Survey

plumbing price survey

Hi folks,
recently we carried out a plumbing price survey. We asked some plumbers on our website to what they charge for a callout fee and what is their hourly rate. Here is a selection of the replies we got below:-

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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 to help you ensure you get it right.

1. Bath or Shower or Both?

Showers are so much more convenient, they’re faster and unless you spend ages having one, they use less water too. Baths are perfect for relaxation though. We have two quite small bathrooms and redid both in the last two years. The family bathroom has a large shower cubicle so it feels nice and spacious, the ensuite has a bath. The bath isn’t used very often but is essential for an occasional relaxing soak that feels luxurious somehow.

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If you’re short on space, putting the shower head over the bath is a popular option and means both facilities are available.

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Marcella Moore Video Testimonial

Hi folks,
here is a video testimonial we received a while ago from Marcella Moore, Balinteer, Dublin 16. Marcella posted a job on Tradesmen.ie and was very happy with the result. You can see the video feedback below:-

 

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How To Choose The Right Paint Colour

how-to-choose-the-right-paint-colourDo 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 the truth is that some of the walls are starting to look a little shabby or in need of brightening up.

The hardest part (yes, even more tiresome than moving furniture, covering the flooring with dust sheets and preparing the walls) is often the choosing of the paint colour. Choosing a colour from the myriad of small differently coloured rectangles on a paint chart can be mind boggling at times, and that’s even before you look at the names and wonder which ones even sound the nicest. Choosing the paint colour is a big deal as the surfaces to be painted, i.e. the walls, are so large so they have plenty of impact. However, if you do get it wrong, at least it’s not the most expensive mistake you could make but these tips will help you to consider and avoid any potential errors.

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Happy New Year 2017

Happy New Year 2016
Wishing you all a Happy and Prosperous New Year, let’s continue to keep tradesmen working and customers happy in 2017!

Our office will be closed for the Christmas break until Wednesday 4th of January but you can post jobs throughout the holidays on
our website at www.tradesmen.ie and they will be sent out every day except Sundays. Email and text messages will be checked regularly throughout the Holidays.

With Best Wishes,

From all the gang at Tradesmen.ie!:)
1st January 2017

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Santa Announces the results of the 2016 Christmas Draw!!!

Tradesmen.ie Christmas Draw 2014Hi folks, here is the video of Santa as he announces the winners of the Christmas Draw to all the boys and girls!!

Each month we make a video of the draw for everyone who posts a job on Tradesmen.ie and provides feedback. The winners receive cash prizes and a mention on our blog:)

The draw for everyone who provided feedback in November was held on December 25th. You can see a video of the draw below:-

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Happy Christmas from Tradesmen.ie

Happy Christmas from everyone at tradesmen.ie

Thanks to everyone who has posted jobs on Tradesmen.ie posting approximately 210,000
jobs helping to create and sustain employment in the Irish Economy. We hope that you have a happy Christmas and a fantastic New Year filled with promise and opportunity!

Our office will be closed for Christmas from Friday 23rd of December and re-opening
on Wednesday 4th of January but you can post jobs throughout the Christmas on
our website at www.tradesmen.ie and they will be sent out every day except Christmas Day and Sundays. Email and text messages will be checked throughout the Christmas Holidays.

With Best Wishes,

From all the gang at Tradesmen.ie!:)

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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 amount of light coming into your home, be it through large or small windows.

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Source: Pinterest

The advantages of natural light and sunshine are plentiful: energy savings, puts us in a good mood and helps us to be more productive. However, if you don’t want to or can’t afford going down the route of installing larger windows or glass pitch roofs, here’s some tips on increasing whatever amount of natural light comes in:-

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Video Testimonial from Vincent Kelly

Hi folks,
here is a video testimonial we received a while ago from Vincent Kelly, Abbey Street, Dublin 1. Vincent posted a job on Tradesmen.ie and was very happy with the result. You can see the video feedback below:-

 

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