8 Creative Ways to Hide Exposed Pipes

Home ImprovementMatt

Usually when we build a house, the pipes come first and the interior walls are later added in around them in order to hide those pesky metal tubes that keep us warm, cold, lit up, and watered. But when we’re moving into a refurbished home or a loft, it’s quite common to suddenly find ourselves faced with a lot of exposed...

14 Space Saving Bed Alternatives

BedroomKaren

The bed is often considered the most important furniture in a home. And this idea is not without merit. If you don’t have a comfortable place to sleep on, you will quickly lose quite a bit of quality of life. We all know how wiped-out we feel after a bad, sleepless night – imagine being equally for days, weeks, even months on...

35 Types of Shrubs

Flowers & PlantsKaren

Planting shrubs is a great and easy way to add variety, shade, and privacy to your garden. Shrubs, or brushes, as you might know them as well, are basically the category of plants that come in between flowers/grass and trees. Shrubs are wooded plants, typically middle in height (though there are small ones and varieties that grow up...

Practical Coffee Table Alternatives

FurnitureMatt

Traditionally, a coffee table used to be a must-have in any living-room. And while we definitely see the why (where else are we supposed to put drinks, books, remotes, snacks, and our feet?!) we don’t necessarily support the “how”. If you have the space and like the look of a traditional coffee table, go for it. The...

39 Types of Bar Glasses

ApplianceKaren

Having a well-stocked bar is typically a staple goal of any home-owner. There’s nothing worse than having friends over or settling in for a pleasant, relaxing evening at home only to discover that you lack a decent bottle of wine, beer, or liquor. And while having each and every type of alcohol ready isn’t at all necessary,...

8 Different Types of Solar Panels

LightMatt

Solar Panels

Lately we have been swamped with questions about which solar panels are the best and which the person in question should settle for for their home. In all honesty, we can’t answer these questions seriously. Firstly, because we are no solar panel/alternative electricity source experts, and secondly because choosing the right solar...

17 Types of Fern Plants

Flowers & PlantsKaren

Large Group of Ferns

Let’s start this article with the most amazing fun fact: Ferns are older than dinosaurs! Yes, really! Fossils suggest that some major families of ferns have been around for more than 350 million years! (Does it get any cooler than this?!) Now, some of you might think “that’s cool, but what exactly is a fern?”....

The Ultimate Bachelor Pad Ideas Guide

InteriorMatt

Modern Bachelor Pad

Hearing the words “bachelor pad” is enough to conjure up quite specific mental images – and, let’s be frank, for many of us these are not particularly inviting ones. I think it’s safe to say that we all have that one friend or acquaintance whose living arrangement puts the creep into the concept of bachelor...

Stunning Backyard Pavilion Ideas for Your Garden

GardenMatt

Wooden Pavilion with Comfortable Seating

A garden pavilion is a wonderful way of increasing your living space and making sure you get the most out of your backyard. While we always look forward to the warm months and promise ourselves that this will be the year where we really do enjoy our gardens to the fullest, most of us invariably end up staying inside during those...

13 Types of Plywood

Home ImprovementMatt

Types of Plywood

If you have ever embarked on some sort of DIY-project, be it in your house or garden, you will have encountered the one material you can’t build anything without: plywood. And if you’re anything like me, you will probably have thought “well, getting that can’t be too hard” – except, it turns out, it...