Open floor living spaces are lately getting more and more traction. There’s a good reason for it. It makes your place look much bigger and at the same time creates an opportunity for more integrated living arrangements. However, with an open floor plan, decorating is becoming increasingly important. It’s used to make the distinction between different areas now when there are no walls to do so. Transitions between the areas are far more subtle, but they still need to exist if you want your home to be functional. This kind of setup creates...

Originating from South America, guinea pigs, or cavies, to give them their proper name, are wonderfully intelligent and friendly creatures when handled properly. Although there are 8 species of guinea pig, only one, the domestic cavy, is suitable to keep as a pet. ...

When choosing a perfect seating solution for your living room, patio or home theater a lot of people make a mistake of looking only at the woodwork. Sure, it’s pattern plays a large part when it comes to aesthetics, but this is not all there is to it. Finding a perfect upholstery fabric can essentially revolutionize your interior design and even have a great effect on the overall comfort. With this in mind, here are few tips that may help you make the right choice. ...

Becoming environmentally friendly is a great way to help our planet. Turning to renewable energy sources, using public traffic instead of a car, or buying eco-friendly products are just some ways you can contribute to our planet’s preservation. If you’ve always wanted to become eco-minded but you didn’t know how, or you thought it would cost you a fortune ‒ worry not, because this guide will help you go green without breaking the bank. ...

Now when technology provides you with everything at your fingertips, it is rather difficult to get bored like we once used to. There is no longer the excuse of not being able to find anything to do because there is always so much around. If you are on a tight budget and can’t (or don’t want to) go out to enjoy yourself, here are some ideas to save you from boredom on a budget: ...

The love food hate waste campaign estimates that an average of £700 worth of food is thrown away by UK families every year. ...

It may surprise you to hear but the UK has no minimum legal age that a children can be left alone. As parents, you are the best placed to make a judgement on your own child’s maturity and ability to adapt and deal with tricky situations. ...

Working from home requires a good amount of will power, even if you don’t have a family. It’s definitely not for everyone. Getting up and making yourself go to ‘work’ when work is just a different room in your home is quite tough and staying focused once you’re there is even harder! Imagine then adding your young family to the mix, who you want to spend all your time with and who equally don’t understand why mummy or daddy is sitting on their own and not spending time with them. Heartache city! ...

Often a garage will offer a pre-examination of your car before an MOT, this is sometimes offered free of charge, but more often than not you will be charged an additional fee for it. ...

Finding someone great to watch your kids when you can’t is probably one of the biggest challenges as a parent today. If it’s not a close family member or friend, how do you find someone reliable who can watch your kids in your absence? ...

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