Ah, the half term break; a chance to reconnect with the kids, take some time out and, of course, tackle some DIY. October is the perfect time to deal with DIY projects before the colder weather starts to really kick in. However, with just one short week, to play with, most of us don’t want to spend the whole break on major projects so, we’ve come up with a few tasks to tackle now which will leave you with plenty of time free to spend with the family.
Do you park your car in your garage? It’s probably not surprising that many people don’t use their garage for what it’s intended – to park your car! Figures from the RAC a few years ago found that 53 per cent of households had access to a garage, but yet only 24 per cent used them. So what are we using them for instead?
Narrow, dark and oddly shaped, the British hall or entryway is often overlooked when it comes to decor. In days gone by, the hall would be home to a telephone table or nook but, in the mobile age, these are all but defunct, leading to neglect. In many cases, this afterthought of an area is the recipient of wallpaper remnants from another room or simply ignored. We’ve put together our guide to making the most of your hall, whatever it’s shape or size.
As Winter approaches, there’s lots to look forward to; from Halloween and bonfires to the magic of Christmas. Unfortunately, during the Winter, many landlords can also look forward to endless calls from tenants regarding dodgy heating and a lack of hot water. As a landlord, making sure that your rental properties are Winter ready can save you a lot of time and hassle. We’ve put together our guide to doing just that.