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A guide to buying Roman blinds in the UK

A guide to buying Roman blinds in the UK

There are a huge number of stores waiting for those who want to buy Roman blinds in the UK. Depending on whether they're manufactured as cheap blinds or custom blinds, the price range can vary a lot. They can be bought from large home decor stores or from a curtain specialist. Home blinds and patio blinds can be simply ordered online while ornate wood blinds can be hunted down in vintage shops. This article provides guide to buying Roman blinds in the UK.
A guide to radiant barriers

A guide to radiant barriers

As the cost of energy to heat and cool one's home increases, people are seeking ways to make their hoses more energy efficient. One method of doing this is installing radiant barriers. This article takes a look at the different types of radiant barriers.
A guide to hardwood flooring installation

A guide to hardwood flooring installation

Installing a hardwood floor to any of the rooms of your home will add a fresh look to any room it is installed into. It is a fairly easy DIY project for most home improvement enthusiasts, when using pre-finished boards that easily slot together. To learn how to install oak flooring or similar, read the guide below.
The benefits of ceramic flooring

The benefits of ceramic flooring

Flooring is a very specific and important element in your home. You could have the bare boards that the house came with on show, but they would need to be treated. So whatever you do to your home, your flooring is always going to take quite a bit of work. One of the most interesting flooring types you can have are ceramic floors.
Pros and cons of carpet squares

Pros and cons of carpet squares

Carpet squares are a flooring type which uses tile-sized pieces of carpet, approximately 50cm square. These small-sized squares are an alternative to carpet rolls. This article shows the importance of determining the pros and cons of carpet squares before choosing the flooring.
How to care for Indian rugs

How to care for Indian rugs

Indian rugs are quite famous across the world for the intricate workmanship of the weavers who display their mastery in developing special rug designs containing breath-taking patterns. The rugs are long-lasting and are quite easy and maintain. Hence, you will fully benefit from the value and beauty of your rugs if you take some simple steps to maintain them.
How to clean hardwood floors

How to clean hardwood floors

Wood flooring is very common in many of the homes built today. They have a beautiful look and feel that many homeowners find very appealing. Hard flooring is a great choice for your home. Of course, to keep that beautiful look of your hardwood flooring, you need to know how to keep it clean. Here is how you can keep your hardwood flooring looking clean and beautiful.
Choosing from carpet samples

Choosing from carpet samples

When buying carpets for a home or office, you will want to make sure that you get the perfect fit from the start to save time, money and stress. Making this decision will cost you much money thus, you will want to get your money’s worth. You will have to make use of carpet samples before buying the entire set. This article provides you with information on carpet samples.
Where to find chair covers for sale

Where to find chair covers for sale

There are many different types of chair covers available. Whether you're looking for everyday dining chair covers for your home, or for special wedding seat covers and sashes, there is a product out there for you. This article explores where to get fitted chair covers and sashes for banquet chairs to help you find the right product to suit your needs.
A guide to twin mattress dimensions

A guide to twin mattress dimensions

When the twin bed was first introduced, it was declared a boon for medicine and the end of marriage as well know it. The doctors said that finally the married couple could sleep without harming each other in separate beds, while ministers declared that marriages would no longer succeed. The time of the furore? 1890. While twin beds continue to be popular today, king-sized beds remain even more so. This guide will describe the standard sizes of the twin bed.
A guide to floor waxing

A guide to floor waxing

The first finishes that were used on hardwood floors were made of wax, more specifically carnauba wax. Carnauba wax is a blend that consists of a wax emulsion that is combined with resin. This floor wax was easy to buff, and gave the floor a nice finish. The finish that replaced carnauba wax was a synthetic wax / polymer finish. Many prefer using carnauba wax because of rich, deep swirls when buffed. Here is a guide to floor waxing.
Where to buy American flag wallpaper in the UK

Where to buy American flag wallpaper in the UK

The US flag is an iconic image and would look great as a wall covering solution in the house. If you're from the States, or simply an Americanophile, then an American flag wallpaper is the perfect way to show your true colours. This article explores where to get wallpaper featuring the national flag of America to help you to find the right product to celebrate the stars and the stripes.
A guide to buying nursery rugs

A guide to buying nursery rugs

While in the past the nursery was used to denote a suite of rooms which was set aside for children to use in wealthy households, it has taken on a different meaning nowadays. In modern times, the name is given to a room where the baby will sleep. Furnishings for a baby's room can be different from those in the rest of the house. Nursery rugs are of no exception.
Where to buy brown curtains

Where to buy brown curtains

Curtains on windows used to be made up of animals' skins which are hung over openings. Gradually, cloth replaced the skins, but their practicality remained until the invention of glass. It was then that curtains began to become decorative as well, even when they were hung on the walls. Curtains can still be practical, and can help to keep out the cold. They can also be beautiful. Read this article to know where to buy brown curtains.
A guide to choosing fitted sheets for your bed

A guide to choosing fitted sheets for your bed

Prior to 1959, people only used two flat bedsheets to make their beds, resorting to hospital corners in order to keep the corners of the sheet from untucking. Thanks to Bertha Berman, that sad state of affairs was changed forever. She created and patented a method for sewing the corners of the sheet so that they fit the mattress, and thus the fitted sheet was born. Here are a few details to consider when buying a fitted sheet.