Mini guide to choosing the right doors

Front door made of wood

One of the integral features of your home, your doors can have a big impact on your interior and exterior décor. Like @houzz remarks, “Like trim or molding, most doors go fairly unnoticed, but they can have a dramatic effect on the look of the room.” Putting a little extra time and thought into selecting […]

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Window shopping – beautifully creative window displays

Shop window display

The first window displays were initially used in shops in the Victorian Era, when plate glass became more affordable shop owners were able to build large windows, which spanned the length of their shops and the merchandise could then be displayed in the hope to draw in customers. Up until then, shop owners would use […]

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A short history on the origins of windows and glass

Chandeliers

Glass has a very long history, dating back around 5000 years. The earliest glass artefacts were found in Egypt dating back to around 3100 BC. It wasn’t until the Middle Ages that glass became increasingly popular for glazing windows, up until then glass was seen as a precious material that was expensive and hard to […]

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DIY stained glass window treatments

Stained glass windows

Stained glass is an art in its own right. Dating back to the 12th century, these decorative glass windows have been seen in churches and cathedrals, as well as other grand buildings across the land. The colours of the glass are produced by adding metallic salts during construction. The small pieces of coloured glass were […]

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Using your conservatory as a greenhouse

Strawberry plant

Have you ever thought about using your conservatory as a greenhouse? After all a conservatory is really just a glorified greenhouse which is attached to the house. Grow your own fruit, salad and vegetables indoors, it will not only save you cash, but it will provide tasty organic fresh food that you have grown at […]

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