DIY

  • Budget-Friendly Bathroom Upgrades

    A lot of people seldom bother changing up their bathrooms - after all, they claim, it's hardly the first thing that visitors will notice. And besides, it's just the bathroom – it's completely forgivable for the bathroom to be out of style. But the truth is, the bathroom is supposed to be your sanctuary. It's supposed to be that area of your home where you can fully, completely relax. So yes, even the bathroom deserves a little character and style.

    After all, let's face it - it can be hard to relax in a bathroom surrounded by bland white tiles, cluttered plastic bottles, and monochromatic accessories.

    So, if you've finally decide to give your bathroom a much overdue upgrade, here are some tips for you to do exactly that - while of course making sure that you stay within budget.

     

    Get a wooden bath mat

    The bathroom is your ultimate place of relaxation. It is then important to make sure that your bathroom has elements that can help you unwind and relax. Adding a wooden bath mat is a simple but guaranteed way to help you achieve that Zen-like feel for your bathroom.

    And, the best thing about a wooden bath mat is that it can cope with water better, and it's much, much easier to clean!

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  • How to Improve Your Home’s Curb Appeal

    If you’re looking to sell your property any time soon, the exterior of your home can make a great difference in the way buyers feel about purchasing it. The outside of your house is the first thing potential buyers will see and emotional decisions will be made before they’ve even stepped inside the front door.

    Luckily, improving your curb appeal isn’t a difficult or thankless task. Small and inexpensive changes can be made to make your home much more appealing and attractive to buyers and estate agents, and could even increase the price of your home.

    Follow these quick and easy tips on how to increase your seller power and ramp up your curb appeal:

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  • Using Metallic Accents Inside Your Home

    Be inspired by the extremes

    Wherever you look, there is no escaping the current trend for metallic accents through the home. Favoured by professional interior designers but a simple enough trend to create yourself, metallic accents are becoming more popular and the movement is showing no signs of moving soon. In fact, the metallic trend is growing and becoming more dynamic, giving us even more choices in our homes and even creating sub-trends. The first styles that come to mind for most people when they think of metallic in interior design is the minimal and industrial styles that give a cool and quirky factory vibe, or in the complete opposite direction we have the ultimate glamour home, filled with plush textures, glitter, mirrors and metallic surfaces and features. Both are very bold options, but from both of these trends we can choose the flavours we like and don’t like, and use those ideas to create our own metallic-themed interior design scheme.

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  • The Importance of Attention to Detail in Interior Design

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    When we talk about attention to detail, in any type of industry, what we usually mean is the art of paying particular attention to the smaller details of a project. By not cutting any corners and taking the care to make sure an entire project is carried out successfully, with the dedication to maximise the potential of even the smallest features, a project will have a more professional and wonderful finish. When it comes to interior design, smaller features might not make the most impact but when all of those smaller features work together and immense care is taken at every level, that’s the perfect recipe for designing a home that is flawless and perfectly finished.

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  • Streamline Your Modern Home

    If there is any one word that epitomizes the ideal contemporary home, it’s “streamlined”. This minimal aesthetic applies to everything from home décor to technology and fashion. As human progress thunders forward at ever-increasing rates, it seems that our buildings, clothing, accessories, and other items become less heavily decorative, adopting a sleek and pared-back style that simplifies and saves space. Continue reading

  • Kitchen Remodel: Cupboards

     

    One of the biggest project any homeowner will ever undertake is the kitchen remodel. This is hands down one of the most expensive home remodels there is, because the appliances, tiling, and other necessary materials don’t come cheaply. However, the kitchen is also one of the most important rooms in any home. Many people say it is the heart of the home, and for good reason. When we live in social groups like families, eating becomes a communal event - it’s a universal trait of humans around the world to break bread together. Continue reading

  • Squeak! How to Care For Your Hinges

     

    Chances are you may never have put much thought into the hinges that are on the doors in your home. However, taking a little bit of time to look after them can not only prolong their life and that of your door, it can also prevent annoying squeaks. The key to caring for your doors’ hinges is threefold and involves checking them for damage, keeping them clean and lubricating them. Continue reading

  • Exterior Door Handles: How to Choose the Best for Your Door

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    Whether you’ve just bought a new front door or you are looking to give your current door a bit of a makeover, your choice of door handle can be crucial. As well as ensuring that you get one that is well made and long lasting, it’s crucial that you get one that looks the part and fits with the style that you are trying to give your house. Whether you are trying to sell your home or just want to make it look the very best it can, paying close attention to details like your outside door handles can make all the difference. Continue reading

  • 10 Ways to Improve Your Home’s Door Security

    We’d all like our homes to be that little bit more secure wouldn’t we? Here at Premier Door Handles, we take house security very seriously. Below we take a look at how doors are one of the most vulnerable parts of a property that a burglar will target and how you can ensure your home’s door security is as good as it can be. Continue reading

  • Stainless Steel Fixtures Make Your Home Sparkle

    There are so many options to consider these days when you’re adding new fixtures to your home - in addition to the style, colour, placement, and size of your fixtures, you also have to choose what material you want it made from. As you would expect there are pros and cons to each type of material, the most common being stainless steel, brass, ceramic, pewter, copper, and other non-corrosive metals that are usually plated in chrome or nickel. Speciality materials like wood and glass can also be found on occasion, but these are by far the most common and durable types of fixtures. Continue reading

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