March 2011 Home & DIY Magazine

Sash Window

sash windowGuide to restoring and repairing sliding sash windows. Diy Fix It shows you how to improve performance and stop draughts, and looks at repairs and upgrades offered by specialist window companies

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A Green Home

Many designers are using a range of designs which identify the home and the home owner as being “green” or interested in preserving their environment. We look at the options and how to create a green home

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Fitting a Fireplace


Installing a fireplace can add value as well as a focal point to a room. Whether your budget allows a reproduction fireplace or a period piece from a salvage yard we look at how to install the new feature

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Artificial lawns

artificial lawns

Diy Fix It guide to artificial grass and how to lay and maintain it. There are many benefits which will justify the cost but it’s not for everyone. This guide will help you decide.

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Bath Ideas

freestanding bath

Ideas and design tips for installing a free standing bath. This can be enhanced with a plinth and LED lights. Whether you choose a standard white roll top bath or one made of copper or glass, the effect can transform your bathroom
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TV Ideas


Options, tips and ideas for televisions to make them into a design feature or hidden away.  From cabinets to wall mounting behind a sliding painting, or reversible bookshelves hiding a media centre we look at the possibilities
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Panel Curtains and Blinds

Panel blinds or curtains provide an alternative to regular curtains, can be far cheaper than custom window dressing, and can suit problem windows.  Diy Fix It explains how they work and the possibilities for a modern look

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Recovering a Sofa

sofa cover

A look at the choices for recovering an old sofa or settee which is still sturdy but looking worn.

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Paper Art

Step by step guide to the art of decoupage used for decorating objects, furniture and for borders on walls.  We show you how to reuse designs from left over prints and wallpaper.

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Stair Runners

A guide to transforming the stairs in your home looking at options for stair runners fixed in place with stair rods, as well as matting or paint to create a feature of the staircase
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Avoiding the Pain !

Top 10 Tips for
Employing a Tradesman

Your Must-Know Guide to avoid being ripped off by Rogue Traders

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