Interesting Articles

Best Scented Candles for Christmas on a Budget

Posted by in Christmas, Home Improvements

5 affordable Christmas candles that smell expensive The smoky aromas of a crackling log fire, a tang of sweet orange spiced with cinnamon and cloves… If you’re anything like me, there’s nothing quite like a warming fragrance to get you feeling festive. But if you’re shopping for scented Christmas candles on a budget, it’s easy to end up with one that smells artificial and sickly sweet, like the fragrance aisle in a knock-off homeware store. Even worse, some of the more devious brands scent only the top of the candle so that it smells deceptively good in the shop,…read more

What to Look For When Buying a Gas Fireplace

Posted by in Home Furnishings, Home Improvements

If you’re looking to add extra warmth to a room without wasting energy heating the rest of the house, a gas fire offers the most cost effective way to do so. But with so many different options to choose from, it’s important to do your research before buying a gas fireplace so that you can get the greatest possible value (and warmth) for your money. This article explores the available options and outlines the key features that you should consider before purchasing a gas fireplace.  What to look for in a…read more

Top 8 Vintage Dining Room Ideas

Posted by in Home Furnishings, Home Improvements, Interior Design

Create the perfect vintage-style dining room with these top tips The dining room is undergoing something of an overhaul, with imposing, highly polished interiors giving way to fun and funky schemes that blend different time periods and styles, and which refuse to take themselves too seriously. Whether you’re going chic and retro or cosy and rustic, these vintage dining room ideas will help you get it right first time. Top 8 vintage interior design ideas for dining rooms Mix and match. Combine a wooden bench with painted metal chairs for…read more

Essential Ingredients of the Perfect Home Bar

Posted by in bar supplies, Home Furnishings, Home Improvements

Find out how to create the perfect home bar so you can kick back in style, impress your mates and throw the best parties in the neighbourhood. From setting up the furniture to stocking the booze cupboard, this step-by-step guide covers all the basics. The perfect bar furniture: Lay the foundations with a counter top, central island or purpose-built bar, plus a set of bar stools. Housing Units has a good selection to suit most interior design schemes and budgets. Make sure you have enough cupboard space and/or shelving for…read more

Gas or Electric Fire: Which is Cheaper to Run?

Posted by in Home Furnishings, Home Improvements

As the days get colder and the nights grow longer, it’s time to start preparing for the months ahead. Whether you need to replace an existing fireplace or are looking to top up the warmth provided by your central heating system, with the right choice you can minimise your energy spend without compromising on warmth. This post will help you decide between a gas or electric fire based on your heating requirements and the space for which it is intended. Gas fire or electric fire? Initial cost vs. long-term use…read more

What to Look for in a Recliner

Posted by in Home Furnishings, Home Improvements, Interior Design

There’s nothing quite like sinking into a comfy chair at the end of a long day. But unless you know what to look for in a recliner, even this can be easier said than done. Comfort doesn’t necessarily come cheap, and the industry is plagued by slimy sales tactics and sneaky gimmicks. This straightforward guide will help you choose the right recliner to suit your build, budget and aesthetic requirements, so you can come away feeling confident that you have made the right decision. 8 Things to Look for in…read more

6 Ways to Improve Ventilation in Your Home

Posted by in home energy efficieny, Home Improvements

Unless implemented with the utmost of care, modern building measures designed to maximise space and increase airtightness can leave homes feeling hot and stuffy in the summer and damp in the winter. These top tips will help you improve ventilation in your home whilst preventing heat from escaping. Why is ventilation important? Temperature control is just the tip of the iceberg, so to speak. The correct ventilation will rid your home of excess moisture, minimising costly damp problems and preventing mould from accumulating. This is especially important if anyone in…read more