Claw-foot freestanding baths, pedestal basins and tongue-and-groove are all classic features of a country bathroom, but modern touches can easily bring this look up-to-date. You could even add an industrial take on a country look by making use of natural or raw materials such as bricks, reclaimed wood and concrete. So, if you’d love to create a modern country bathroom, but not sure where to start, these ideas from the Big Bathroom Shop will give you plenty of inspiration. Combine modern and traditional A claw-foot freestanding bath will become the focal point of any country bathroom, but for a more… View Post

Interior design is a fast paced, quick changing industry and it can be hard to keep up and decide on what’s right for you. To keep you on track with this year’s trends, we’ve compiled a list of some timeless favourites that you might want to try yourself. Go bare Unpainted or untreated bare walls are a fast growing trend this year, with exposed brick walls becoming increasingly popular. Exposed beams have always been a great way to bring a rustic and authentic feel, but this year it is going even further, with exposed pipes. These seemingly unfinished areas of… View Post

Modern appliances are complex and contain a number of components that work together. They are prepared in technical facilities and follow guidelines and directions to the letter. Therefore, we find that people often make the wrong choice when they select to fix their broken appliances themselves, without asking for professional help. There are numerous dangers that you involve yourself with when you start doing professional work without qualification and experience to back it up. Below, we share the top four dangers of fixing appliances without professional help, which should keep you away from self-damaging DIY projects at home! 1. Increased… View Post

Having not been too well these past few months I am having to take a back seat in life and learn to say no more than I have done in the past.  I am still struggling with being very fatigued and spending most of the day rather dizzy.  I can tell you this, its not fun.  But I know that I need to take care of myself in order to recuperate and get back to how I was before I was taken ill.  Even thought I have a number of chronic illnesses I don’t like being ill and very rarely… View Post

I often read about increasing household debt (excluding mortgages), and feel grateful to be in a position where we can make ends meet each month, and even save a bit too. There’s no denying that with all the fallout from the Election, Brexit and more, these feel like particularly uncertain times, and it becomes a major challenge to secure the financial future of our families. One thing which appears increasingly elusive in the eyes of Brits is retirement, with recent research showing that 21 per cent of us believe retirement won’t be possible until at least the age of 70… View Post