The bleak winter nights are drawing to an end and in typical English style, the April showers and lighter evenings are here. This can only mean one thing; spring is on its way. First thoughts? Is it too early to start drinking cocktails in the garden? Ok, a second thought. When am I going to do the dreaded spring cleaning?
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If you’ve repainted your room a little too enthusiastically and your light switch is splattered with magnolia matt emulsion you don’t have to live with it – change it instead! Replacing a dirty, scuffed, cracked or worn light switch is surprisingly simple.
We all do it, on January 1st as the haze begins to clear and the cleaning up from the night before commences, New Year resolutions are made – whether it’s swearing to get fit by joining a gym, kicking a vice or taking up a hobby.
But, to flip things on their head we’ve decided to share our top 17 New Year resolutions for the home we think you should make – especially as they can help you save money.
Did you know that lighting in your home accounts for between 10% and 20% of your annual electricity bill? But it is possible to significantly reduce this, by switching to LED bulbs, and below we explain the 5 key reasons you should switch to LED light bulbs.
On average Brits move eight times during their lifetimes, and when it comes to moving home there are certain steps that you’ll need to go through to ensure everything runs smoothly. To help reduce the stress of moving home, we’ve compiled 16 useful tips you need to include on your moving checklist.
Are you looking to add value to your home, but not sure how to do it? There are a number of home improvements, which if carried out to a high standard can significantly improve your home’s value.
Find out what some of these are, within the following infographic.
As you pull up onto your driveway after a hard day at work, are you happy with the sight which greets you? Does the outside of your house do you justice? Now, at eSpares, we know that during the spring and summer months, many of you will have spent time mowing the lawn, weeding flowerbeds and trimming hedges to ensure that your garden (and invariably your home) looks neat and tidy, but what about the outside of the house itself?
American interior design, Mario Buatta once said that “dust is a protective coating for fine furniture”, and whilst this may be true, there’s only so much dust and dirt that can be taken within a home until someone cracks and brings out the cleaning products.
However, very few of us, if any of us actually enjoy running the vacuum and duster around the home, let alone providing a deep clean of the home, which can take hours to complete and still leave areas of your home looking as though they have been untouched.
Today, September 10th may not mean a lot to you, unless it’s a) your birthday – in which case happy birthday or b) you’re a huge Duran Duran fan and you’re excited about the nationwide release of their concert film which comes out today.
For us at eSpares neither of the above are applicable, but today is still important to us, because today is officially “swap ideas day”, and to join in with the festivities of such a day, we’ve compiled five ideas which we think all homeowners should be aware of – we’ve made sure they are cost-effective, and for those of you interested in “upcycling”, products you are likely to already have within your home.