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Why You Should Use Professionals For Home Renovation

If you are planning on having any renovation work done on your home then you may well have considered which aspects of it you would be able to carry out yourself. Many people go through this, either to keep costs down or to simply flex their creative muscles, but the smart move would be to enlist the support of a professional. There are some things around the house which should always be handled by pros such as plumbing and gas related issues, but you should also look to call in a handy man or painter and decorator, for a number of other tasks in the home.  If you are not sure whether you should call in a professional or tackle a problem on your own, here are the benefits which you can count on when using an expert.

Quality of the Job

Unless you have been trained, it is more likely than not that calling in a professional will contribute towards the job being finished to a much higher standard. Even something as simple as painting in the home, this is a task which we are all able to carry out, but the finish which a professional painter and decorator will give, is of a far higher quality than any of us could achieve. It is important to remember that these men and women carry out this job each and every day, so they know the best way to get it done.

Guarantee

Most professionals will guarantee their work which means that should anything go wrong in the first few months, you can simply call them back in to come and address the issue. Many people try and fail at DIY tasks, and then when things go wrong they call in a professional, save yourself time and trouble and call them from the outset.

Cost Effective

One reason why many people will have a go at some DIY in the home is to try and keep costs down, but doing so can actually be more expensive. When you hire a professional, you won’t need to buy any tools or equipment, something which you will need to do if you are trying to complete the task on your own. Furthermore many people make mistakes, which costs money to repair, when hiring an expert this will not be the case. All told, it probably works out cheaper to get the right person for the job first time around.

Time

Not only will a professional complete this job in far less time than most of us could, it also saves you time which you can contribute to better things. In many painting and decorating cases for example, you could leave for work and return to a completed job, rather than waiting for Saturday so that you have time to carry it out.

The decision between doing it yourself and calling in a pro is really a no-brainer, save time, effort and money, and get the experts in.

Warm Winter Interior Design – Warm Up Those Rooms With Decor

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Now that winter’s set in for the long haul and everyone seems to be moping around about the fact, it might be a great time to consider upgrading your house or taking on a decorating project for those long winter months. Even just doing a small job like painting walls a more warming colour can go a long way to creating a warm, hearty atmosphere that keeps you cosy during the cold months ahead. So what are some ways you can do up the house to make it more welcoming for winter? Read ahead and get your thinking cap on. You might be surprised what a small undertaking can change in terms of cosiness.

Colours For Days

If you want to create a seriously cosy atmosphere for the winter, consider painting your rooms more warm colours such as deep aubergine, beige, or sage colours. Warm colours will help “warm up” the room and will keep you feeling snug as a bug in a rug through the cold months ahead. This even works for feature walls, so consider a nice deep colour that feels like a hug when you look at it and then take to the walls and create the perfect atmosphere in your home. Accentuate it by bringing in a bit of nature and put things like pine cones, sprigs of pine branches and the like in baskets or floral arrangements to give your home a woodsy feel.

Twinkle Twinkle Fairy Lights

Fairy lights are the perfect accompaniment to winter drab. They cheer a room instantly, especially when used in unique, fun ways and not just strung on walls or across mantle pieces – although you can do that too. If you are a fan of woodsy or country styled homes, consider collecting branches from the outdoors – especially longer ones, and then intertwine the fairy lights with the branches and prop up in a corner. You can accentuate it even more by adding a lovely looking country style ribbon to hold it all together, and voila – an impromptu corner light. For another country touch, get various sizes of mason jars, cut a small hole in the top of each and dump fairy lights inside, any which way. Thread the lights out of the hole, and leave a bit in between each jar for a cute messy look before threading it into the next jar and so forth. This makes for a great warm light that will keep any room protected from the chill outside.

Throw Rugs For Laminate/Tile/Wood

It goes without saying, but finding a great rug for the laminate, wood or tile flooring is a great way to warm up a room during the winter. Especially if you find a faux sheepskin rug to put underfoot of commonly walked on surfaces or right next to the bed for an extra bit of plush in the mornings when you have to pull yourself from your cosy bed. If you want other suggestions, check out Chill.ie and their recent ebook about decorating your home against the cold!

So if you’re looking for great ways to do up a space without needing much in the way of tools or time, these are some great ways anyone can get a cosier space today with minimal effort. Which one will you try?