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When you think of living area furniture, the priority should always go to the sofas – they are usually the larger pieces and the most practical. However, a close second will be the coffee table, and this is not always an easy choice. There are a lot of different kinds on the market, after all, and picking the right one for you and your needs is not always straightforward. Often decisions are simply made with size in mind (will it fit?) or the priority could be given to the style (will it match the sofa?) – or equally important, the…

When you are upgrading your bathroom you need an amazing shower to fit right into the refurbishment. A new shower seems like a simple thing to choose and buy, but you would be surprised at the variety of showers there are available today. A modern shower can be a highly luxurious thing, especially when you choose one with some of these must-have features. Here’s what to look for in a new luxury shower. 1. Style and Functionality A shower is one of those items that must expertly balance functionality with style. You want it to look good, but that is…

Drywall is by far the most common material used on internal domestic walls. It is made out of two thick paper sheets, between which plaster is compressed. More modern types of drywall are made with fiberglass, rather than paper, which is more water resistant. Professionals like Lloyd Claycomb II more and more often use this type of drywall nowadays. It is quite common for drywall to sustain water damage. The paper that is used to make it is the main cause for this. Paper soaks up water like a sponge, leading to internal damage to the walls and the plaster…

flooring

Everyone loves a wood floor. It looks great, is easy to keep clean, will keep you and your family warm and will last for years. One of the benefits of buying an old house is that it might already have a solid wood floor that you can bring back to its former glory. For a newer home, on the other hand, a laminate floor gives the appearance of wood but at a fraction of the cost. Is it really just a case of old fashioned expensive quality versus modern, cheaper expediency, or is there more to choosing between these very…

There are several reasons you might be looking to renovate your bathroom – it could be as simple as giving it a refresh because it is a little tired or outdated, or perhaps you are looking to put your property on the market and want to make it as attractive as possible to buyers. Maybe you are even on the other side of the coin, and have seen a place you would love to buy, but the bathroom is going to need attention. Whichever camp you fall into, you are probably concerned that getting the right look could prove prohibitively…