If you like the idea of a traditional look for your bathroom, this guide from Tub Bathroom Design Bedford will help you get started.
Read the article: Designing a traditional bathroom
Damp in the home can be a structural nightmare. Once it takes hold, the integrity of your house can be compromised by rot in the timbers and the crumbling of walls. To help avoid the probolem you should make a start by reducing condensation in the home. In this article, Bedford based damp proofing specialists, Beds Blast cleaning, provide tips for preventing condensation
I you are considering keeping chickens in your garden you’ll need a coop and run. Obviously, if you are not the DIY type, you can buy chickens, coops and runs from a chicken specialist like Cock and Pullet, however, if you prefer the challenge of building your own coop, then we can help you.
Cock and Pullet, suppliers of Chicken coops in Bedford have put together a really helpful article on building your own chicken coop
A recent research paper from the University of Newcastle has proven that bees are more likely to re-visit flowers which have a higher concentration of caffeine in the pollen. Regular re-visits by bees are particularly important to flowers as the chance of pollination is of course increased
The increased caffeine content in the pollen behaves like a drug and encourages the bees to return to the flower. Certain plant species naturally produce caffeine, examples include Grapefruits Mandarins and, unsurprisingly, Coffee Plants.
The caffeine levels levels in these plants is naturally limited, the reason being that excessive caffeine would create nectar with a bitter taste which would discourage the bees.
This article was provided by cut flower specialists, Cottonbuds Florists of Northampton
Planning a new fence? One of the simplest types of fence for the DIY types is the Lap Panel variety. Ready made and straightforward to fit, they come in a huge variety of styles. Osborn Fencing of Milton Keynes explain more about lap panel fencing and what to look out for. Follow this link to read about lap panel fencing.
The surface of your laminate worktop is water resistant, however, the core material and adhesive used in the construction, won’t be. When your kitchen worktop was fitted, the joints, edges and cuts-outs for sinks etc. should have been adequately sealed to protect them.
You should plan to wipe down and dry your worktops on a regular basis to avoid moisture getting into any of the joints or down any edges or cut out areas.
Whilst your laminate work surface should be heat resistant you should always place a trivet or suitable place mat or cutting board on your work-surface before setting down pans which have come direct from the oven or hob. If you don’t do this, you increase the Chance of the surface lamination lifting. If you are a smoker, don’t rest lit cigarettes on the counter as they will discolour it.
Though laminated worktops are very resistant to normal wear and tear, it is quite possible to scratch the surfaces so don’t chop your vegetables directly on the top, use a chopping board.
Laminated work-surfaces are fairly resistant to most chemicals around the house, but you do need to take care. In particular watch out for strongly coloured foods such as beetroot which may cause discolouration, also, avoid using bleach directly on the surface.
Clean your worktop regularly cleaning using warm water and a mild detergent and where necessary, a non-abrasive cleaner. Don’t use scouring powders, bleach products, oven cleaners or abrasive pads.
Article provided by Milton Keynes Kitchen Installers, Build My Kitchen
If you occasionally have an elderly friend or relative to stay in your home, you need to think about whether you have a fully accessible bathroom for them to use. If it’s not, then some minor tweaks may be all it takes to make the difference.
This article from Tub Bathrooms gives a helpful guide on making an elderly friendly bathroom
The customer, based near Milton Keynes, wanted a modern, contemporary Kitchen in an open plan style to help make their kitchen the focal point of their home. Two rooms were knocked through and a large extension added. This created a property with a social and multi-functional living space. The clients wanted the kitchen to have an inviting feel and one that was not too stark. Modern Cashmere gloss cabinetry was chosen for its modern contemporary feel, and this was complemented by a composite tri-stone worktop to add warmth to the scheme. A versatile centre island was incorporated to provide lots of helpful storage space, in addition to adding a social focal point of the design.
Article by Milton Keynes based Kitchen suppliers, Build My Kitchen
Tulips are a great favourite, and of course you can buy Tulips at Cottonbuds Florists, but you may not know that in the past, Tulips were valued more greatly than gold in The Netherlands, natal home of the Tulip. There was, in fact, a time during the second world war when a shortage of food meant that the Tulip bulb was regularly eaten by the Dutch people, using recipes published by the Netherlands Government. Apparently, Tulip bulbs can be used as a substitute for onions in recipes, though we’re happy just admiring the flower
This article provided by Cottonbuds Florists Northampton
It’s very easy to spot a picket fence; they are generally constructed with finished vertical timber slats, each of which has either a round or pointed top. The slats are spaced evenly and are typically just under one metre high. Picket fencing is for normally used for decorative rather than security purposes, however, it does provide a useful boundary for protecting children and pets. The fencing is commonly painted white, but cab be left in a natural finish.
Picket fencing represents a good choice as a decorative boundary solution where privacy and security are not the key requirements. Picket fencing is relatively inexpensive and simple to install with pre-prepared panels being available for fiing to the front of 75mm weather treated fence posts.
This article from Milton Keynes fencing specialists, Osborn Fencing