Bedroom Wardrobes – Fitted or Freestanding?

At DIY Homefit we are often asked a version of the same question. What are the advantages of fitted bedroom wardrobes over freestanding ones? The question was raised again this week by a customer who is moving into a new home with no existing bedroom storage. She had been thinking about buying freestanding wardrobes but also wanted to chat through with us the viability of DIY furniture.

Would Your Kitchen Pass the Home Swap Test?

At DIY Homefit we’re enjoying the new Home Away From Home programme on the BBC. Well worth a look! Presented by the ever-engaging Gloria Hunniford, the programme features two homes whose owners trade places for a few days. As well as staying in each others’ homes, the visitors also have different local activities planned for them during the week so that they can really experience local life. Additionally, the owners leave ingredients and instructions for the visitors to cook and enjoy one of their favourite meals.

Through the Wardrobe Doors

As children, we loved the book The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe!  As Christmas gradually draws nearer, the memories of the snowy world of Narnia, filled with unusual and engaging creatures, never cease to delight. At DIY Homefit we also love wardrobe doors, and are fascinated by the concept of stepping through them into another world!

Trick or Treat

At DIY Homefit we love Halloween! The clocks have just gone back so the nights are noticeably darker. We stock up with sweets and await the patter of tiny feet. Sure enough, as early as is respectable for menacing behaviour, up the driveway come the “trick or treaters”. The little huddles in fancy dress, excited at the prospect of sugary treats to hype them up still further!

Hired or Fired?

It’s that time of year again when The Apprentice makes a welcome return to our screens. At DIY Homefit we reckon that the idealistic ambition – and perhaps misplaced confidence! – of some of the contestants is the positively perfect antidote to cold dark evenings.

The Great British Bake Off

In recent years, baking has become all the rage in this country! First there was the gradual increase in popularity of “cupcakes” – which we think used to be called Fairy Cakes in our youth! At DIY Homefit we first noticed the cup cakes phenomenon back in 2008, when the Press reported on Heidi Klum’s birthday gift to Victoria Beckham of a year’s supply of cup cakes.

A Moving Story

Oh the stress of moving house!  At DIY Homefit we know that only too well! First of all you spend ages looking round for a potential new home.  Then once you find the perfect combination, you then can’t progress further with it until you have sold your property.  In the meantime someone else may beat you to it and you’re back to square one!

Empty Nest?

At this time of year you may well have a son or daughter going off to Uni for the first time? At DIY Homefit we understand what a major event this is.  Not just the fact that they are going , but all the preparations leading up to their departure. There are so many things to be bought, organised and sorted – and then getting them into the car is a whole new story in itself!

A Kitchen To Shake For!

At DIY Homefit we have recently been spending some time surfing the internet to find out more about the latest trends in kitchens. One of the most popular things at the moment is for kitchens to incorporate a dining or living area into the kitchen space. As part of this, kitchen cabinets are tending to look more like fine bespoke furniture rather than just kitchen cabinets, and kitchen counters and islands are often functioning as dining tables as well as preparation areas.

A Tardis for your Home!

Are you watching Dr Who? We are at DIY Homefit! What do you think of the new Doctor? The show has been through so many changes over the years with so many different Doctors, but the one thing that remains constant is the Tardis. It never ceases to amaze us the way it’s so small on the outside yet massive inside.