Why carpets are here to stay – latest trends

Why carpets are here to stay – latest trends

Many think there’s no room for carpets in today’s modern home.
Well, they are quite wrong.
While hard floor surfaces, such as timber, tiles and concrete provide clean, modern finishes the traditional warmth and comfort associated with carpet guarantee its enduring popularity.

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Upgrading your interior doors – a simple and affordable way to transform your home

Upgrading your interior doors – a simple and affordable way to transform your home

How many times have you opened and closed that door and cringed at the state it’s in? Probably far too many. Imagine how a potential buyer would feel if you were going to sale your property.

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Tips to help you make the most of the natural light in your home

Tips to help you make the most of the natural light in your home

Natural light makes any home look a lot more attractive and warm because the colors and textures look better in this light than in any other.
If you are welcoming the arrival of the good weather or if you are lucky enough to live in a place that is sunny most of the year, making preparations or renovations that make the most of natural sun light, is a brilliant idea.

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Tips to help you choose the best type of flooring for your home

Tips to help you choose the best type of flooring for your home

One of the most important decisions when you refurbish your home is choosing the right type of floor.
No, it’s not just about cost. There are many types of homes on the market, and in each category, you'll find even different designs, materials, prices and brands. It is therefore important to take time to find the perfect floor for your home, one that fits your needs and tastes and makes you and your family feel comfortable.

These are some factors you should consider when renovating your floor:

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Want to increase the value of your home? These simple renovations will help.

Want to increase the value of your home? These simple renovations will help.

Renovating a home is generally a costly affair. According to the National Association of Home Builders, United States home-owners invested more than $114 billion in renovations in 2009. Due to the current state of the economy, many owners prefer to renovate their homes before investing in a new property.

But not all renovations are the same. Although the goal of refurbishing a property is to create a more comfortable space for its residents, it’s a good idea to consider what kind of value a renovation would add to the home, so that if you decide selling it, you can make the most of your sale.

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Thinking about updating your tired bathroom tiles? Have you considered painting them?

Thinking about updating your tired bathroom tiles? Have you considered painting them?

Can’t take the look of your old bathroom any longer? Can’t afford a complete makeover? 

Have you considered painting those jaded bathroom tiles instead of installing new ones?
An affordable option that will transform your bathroom completely at a fraction of the cost of tilling.

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Unsure how to choose the right paint for your home’s exterior? Here are some tips

Unsure how to choose the right paint for your home’s exterior? Here are some tips

Whether you are simply giving your old home a much needed upgrade or whether you are painting it with the intention of selling it, your home’s exterior is a very important part of your home. It is, after all, your chance at giving an excellent first impression. So, you have to make sure it’s as good as it can be.

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One house, many types of paint – find out what works where

One house, many types of paint – find out what works where

Every wall in your home has a special characteristic that requires a unique type of pain. That’s right, you can’t simply go to your local paint store and hope that one type of paint is going to work throughout your property. Each different kind of paint has been formulated to adapt to the needs of the environment, enhance the durability of that particular area and prolong its beauty.

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Have you heard of bamboo flooring? No? This is why you need to write it in your books

Have you heard of bamboo flooring? No? This is why you need to write it in your books

Bamboo flooring is an excellent alternative that helps us combat the excessive exploitation of natural resources that threatens the trees from which wood comes from, particularly exotic woods. So, if you are trying to reduce your carbon footprint, consider bamboo flooring as it also is easily biodegradable.

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Three smart tips to help you select the perfect color scheme in your home

Three smart tips to help you select the perfect color scheme in your home

Have you ever thought why you feel particularly comfortable in a certain restaurant or in a particular room in your home?

The answer is very simple and it has to do with something we very often take for granted in our lives – color. Did you know that color accounts for 60 percent of our response to an object or a place? And yet, the effect of color on our perception of things and our moods is often extremely underestimated.

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Three simple but fun ways to bring your old deck back to life

Three simple but fun ways to bring your old deck back to life

Decks are not only a wonderful way to enjoy the good weather in the company of family and friends – a deck will add value to your home and increase appeal for potential buyers.

Personalized outdoor living areas and customized decks and are popular these days so if you can afford to do your old deck up to entice more people, by all means – the investment is bound to pay off.

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Tired of the same old kitchen floor look? Here are some out-of-the-box options

Tired of the same old kitchen floor look? Here are some out-of-the-box options

Time to renovate that jaded seventies kitchen? Well then, it’s the perfect moment to move with the times and welcome the design trends of the twenty first century.

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Debating whether to use hard Wood flooring in your home? These are the pros and cons.

Debating whether to use hard Wood flooring in your home? These are the pros and cons.

If you are torn between whether to buy a wooden floor or whether to use a synthetic imitation wood laminate flooring, our expert team at LB Handyman on Demand we’ll help you clarify your ideas.

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Top tips for the latest in bathroom trends that can give you the look for less.

Top tips for the latest in bathroom trends that can give you the look for less.

How often have you thought about upgrading that sixties pink bathroom? Probably every time you step into it! And certainly every time your guests ask if they can visit the restroom!

Bathrooms are undoubtedly one of the most neglected rooms in the house but considering the amount of time we spend there grooming, relaxing and so on, it is important to create an environment we enjoy. The problem, generally, is that bathroom renovations can cost a bomb!

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Super simple ways to update your kitchen without putting a dent in your pocket

Super simple ways to update your kitchen without putting a dent in your pocket

Is your kitchen a little jaded? Can’t afford a full blown renovation? Don’t despair! We’ve put together a list of handy tips to help you modernise your old girl without breaking the bank.

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Four reasons why it makes sense to hire a handyman

Four reasons why it makes sense to hire a handyman

For most people it comes down to this: if they think they know how to do something they prefer to do it themselves rather than have someone else do it for then.
But you see, thinking you know something and actually knowing it are two completely different things!

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Three benefits to having top notch fences in your home

Three benefits to having top notch fences in your home

Have you been meaning to fix that rotten fence in your home but never gotten around to doing it? Or have you just bought a property that needs a little fence TLC? Does your commercial property need a fence that would make access for your customers easier and more appealing?
Whatever the reason, fences, handrails and balustrades are not only essential safety components of decks and stairways but they can also contribute to the overall design of your home. Enhancing the appearance of your deck, balcony or pergola with decorative timber, stainless steel wires or horizontal timber is a brilliant idea. This is why:

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The painting palette of 2014 –what’s trending?

The painting palette of 2014 –what’s trending?

2014 is not going to go down in history as a subtle year.

Not with the egg yolk yellows, pumpkin oranges and tomato reds that have been the accent colours of the season.

It’s all about daring, radiant colours and vibrant, cheerful hues - whether you are touching up your room’s accessories or whether you are doing up furniture or feature walls, the colours of 2014 will add the excitement that earlier neutral colour schemes needed.

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Adding value to your property with quality deck construction

Adding value to your property with quality deck construction

Did you know that property buyers these days are not merely looking for a house with a comfortable, contemporary interior? A stylish outdoor entertainment area is also at the top of their list of priorities. That’s totally correct. A gorgeous outdoor entertainment area that works as a focal point for your home, could add as much as 40% to your home’s present value.

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