This site covers a wide range of 'how-to' topics
from interior home improvement and remodelling, to painting,
electrical and lighting; as well as a comprehensive online store for
endless practical items for the home, office, car, or even for your
an ever expanding directory covering home decor, gardening, hobbies
and much more, but is now somewhat dated in its design and is rather
cluttered with advertising... That said, it is one of few UK
This diverse and
informative website is packed with practical instructions and ideas, brought to you by the
recognised US magazine publication. The site is divided into sections covering topics such
as decorating, home improvement, food and recipes, gardening,
crafts, holidays, health and family. It is an attractively designed
and dynamic magazine style site worth visiting.
The last time we checked, this site was being given a revamp and was
temporarily offline, however lets hope the new site is a success.
Previously the site was both a useful directory of links to relevant websites
covering interior design and crafts, and a source of useful advice
tips and feature articles for styling your home.
The home and garden 'channel' within one of the leading US
portals, features a wide range of interesting and informative articles. At our
last visit, main categories included home decorating, home trends
and improvements, but also extend to finance, pets, and lifestyle
related topics. There's online shopping, interesting features and
lots of inspiration through photo galleries.
This women's portal - focused on recipes,
health and home decor - offers a diverse range of interesting and
creative feature articles on how to improve the look and feel of
your home. From decorating to accessorising, for all rooms in the
B&Q's online store not only allows you to order a diverse
range of products (large and small) for home delivery, but also provides real added value
in terms of information services. The site offers useful DIY advice and inspiration
covering building, gardening, decorating and design, carpenty, plumbing and electrical.
'How to' articles are intelligently put together, specifying the skill level required,
tips on safety and a list of the items you will need to complete the project (linking
directly to the product ready to purchase online). Other useful services include a DIY
glossary, buyers guides, calculators and a store locator.
Use this site to find screened reliable tradesman and
contractors throughout the UK, including builders, electricians, plumbers and decorators.
You'll also find an 'ask the expert' service in association with B&Q, information on
regulations, contracts, finance and other advice.
This site is designed to help US residents find
professional, reliable contractors for a wide range of DIY and
building projects. Search by category/topic, then your location and
provide details of your project in order to get free quotes.
The UK's largest directory of screened UK contractors and tradesman, with
insurance backed guarantees for extra peace of mind. Use their 24hr telephone callout
service to help find professional in an emergency, or their standard 'Find a Pro' service
online, to locate a wide range of businesses in your area - from carpenters to cleaning and
This is an inspiring and insightful online magazine providing a
wide range of interesting feature articles and other resources. The bonus is that House
Beautiful also offers a number of handy interactive tools including Interactive Windows. This tool allows you to 'mix and
match' window treatments such as curtains, blinds, shades, valances and swags, or to
select standalone treatments to view separately. Unfortunately, the last time we checked
the tool did not allow you to change the colours of fabrics displayed.
magazine site offering feature articles covering a wide range of
topics, a product finder, expert advice, the usual 'galleries' and
handy calculators for estimating materials for painting and
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