How things change! Those of us old enough to remember the 1980 Jona Lewis song You”ll Always Find Me in the Kitchen at Parties will recall that in those days being in the kitchen at parties was perceived as a boring and antisocial thing to do. But now kitchens are often the focus of parties! Granted, they may be bigger and more open plan than before, but kitchens are more often than not the place to be.
In recent blogs we have featured various examples of upcycling i.e. reusing existing items of furniture to create new products. In this article we are delighted to feature an example very close to home!
Our recent DIY Homefit blog on Five things to do with an old kitchen cupboard sparked a lot of interest, so we have decided to do a regular monthly feature on the topic of upcycling. These days many of us are interested in upcycling, both as a means of economising and spending less, and also to reduce our carbon footprint.
At DIY Homefit we were fascinated to hear about a talk by historian Professor Maggie Andrews at The Hay Festival. According to Andrews – author of The Acceptable Face of Feminism: 100 Years of the Women’s Institute – modern women are turning to domesticity “as an antidote to the drudgery of the workplace and the horrors of society.
So the time has finally come for your kitchen cupboard replacement and you will soon be enjoying summer in your wonderful new kitchen. But spare a thought for your old kitchen cupboards! What is going to happen to them? They have served you well over the years …. do they really deserve just to end up in a skip at the local waste recycling centre, or in the garage awaiting Bonfire Night?
We are now living in the days when more people use phones and tablet computers to access the Internet than desktop computers. Never one to be behind the times, DIY Homefit are delighted to announce the arrival of our new mobile-friendly website!
When planning a new bedroom it is easy to be seduced by images of minimalistically chic bedrooms with clean sharp lines and not a thing out of place. In a recent blogwe looked at easy ways to declutter and it may be that if you opened the wardrobe and cupboard doors you would find an equal state of perfection! But as many of us do struggle to keep things tidy, it is good to know that there are a variety of storage and wardrobe solutions available.
When considering the layout for a new fitted bedroom, many of us just consider the main areas of wall space in the room. But what about those bedrooms that have awkward areas of dead space? Whether it’s an existing bedroom or perhaps a loft conversion, how can you make the best use of every inch of space?
Summer is almost here and now is the time to get your house in order! The warmer days and lighter evenings seem to energise and inspire many of us to get on with all those little jobs we keep meaning to do – then rewarding ourselves with a nice cool drink afterwards! It’s often at this time of year that we feel able to face larger jobs too, such as decorating, DIY or other forms of home improvement.
A few days ago there was a near riot when the BBC announced that a number of its websites are to close. One of these is BBC Food. This prompted an online petition – with over 100,000 signatures to date – to “Save the BBC’s recipe archive!”