Top 10 Tips that won’t break the bank!

Christmas and New Year are now but distant memories and spring is definitely in the air but not quite here just yet.

This “in between” time of year can be rather flat and many of us begin to feel restless. We want to make changes in our lives but are not quite sure where to start. Everything seems to be on hold.

One positive thing we can do at this time of year is to take a good look at our homes and decide on the improvements that we want to make this year. We can start to plan what to do when. Even just having these plans can make us feel better; make us feel that we are doing something, even though we haven’t actually started.

A box filled with love!

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching.

If you plan to do something special for your loved one this February 14th then why not make something with a difference?

We’ve noticed an increasing trend these days for gift boxes. Christmas saw a huge increase in popularity of the Christmas Eve box, with Hobbycraft – the UK’s largest craft retailer – reporting a 129% increase from the year before in items purchased to create these boxes.

How to keep your kitchen looking brand new!

So you’ve just had a brand new kitchen and you’re delighted with it!

You spend ages in there just admiring how it looks and how fresh and clean it all is.  But how on earth are you going to keep it looking like that?  Here are our Top Ten Tips for keeping your kitchen looking brand new.

High Tech bedrooms

In today’s world technology is everywhere!

We rely increasingly so much on technology to manage different areas of our lives that it’s often hard to remember how we used to do things before all this technology was created.  Not only that, but new developments are happening all the time.    In today’s article we look at five of the latest techie gadgets for the bedroom:

NEW RANGE for your New Year new kitchen…

More and more of our customers are discovering

flat slab-front replacement kitchen doors

.   Flat slab-front doors provide a sharp and clean look which is ideal for those wanting an on-trend minimalistic look in their kitchen.

New Year New Kitchen?

So Christmas is over for another year.  How was it for you?

In the words of John Lennon, we hope it was a good one!

However, just before it’s all forgotten, it’s a really good idea to stop and think about how well everything worked this year and whether you would do anything differently next time.   For example, some of us would immediately say that next year they are definitely not going to leave so much till the last minute: others may say that yet again they bought far too much food despite worrying that there would not be enough.  How wonderful it would be if we could learn from this and make things easier for ourselves next Christmas!

It fits!


Christmas is a time of fitting.

Whether it’s the age-old question of how does Santa get down the chimney, the eternal surprise of Cinderella’s shoe fitting in the Christmas pantomime, or the annual battle to get the turkey in the oven and the door shut …. Christmas is full of issues to do with fitting!

Your Christmas hideaway?!


Christmas means many different things to different people.

For some it brings all the traditional feelings of peace, joy, love and goodwill to all mankind.  For others it is a busy and stressful time, and yet others can find it difficult and perhaps lonely.  But one thing that many people would agree on is that it can highlight a shortage of storage space in your home.

Your very own Crafty Christmas!


So we wanted to write an article with some ideas about how to make gifts and decorations for Christmas.

But it seems that every clever title we came up with has already been used elsewhere – usually  by Kirstie Allsopp!   She has previously presented Homemade Christmas and Handmade Christmas – and now is presenting

Crafty Christmas, described by Channel 4 as “a festive fast-track guide to ensuring the big day goes with a bang”.

Your Favourite Kitchen Appliances


So what is your favourite kitchen appliance?

The one thing that you really couldn’t do without?   Opinions vary enormously: even here at DIY Homefit we had to agree to disagree!  But we’ve come up with the following list of five that we think are probably representative of the majority of our readers. But maybe we’re wrong!