Wednesday, May 31, 2017

How to Create a Perfectly Minimal Looking Kitchen

The clean and clear kitchen seems like a myth when you have a busy family, who make your kitchen the heart of the home. But the un-used and perfectly uncluttered kitchen does exist and it can easier than you think to achieve this idealised look. Kitchen designers Rhyl are doing a few things to create the perfect look.

Hidden appliances – Hiding away your washing appliances by having them built great way to maintain the clean and consistent flow of style. Even if you don’t initially notice a white washing machine next a white worktop any breaks in the countertops will break up your style and kitchen flow.

Handle less countertops – If you really love that minimal look, then this is the one for you. Handless countertops work beautifully in the modern kitchen. Monochromes or bold and bright; going handless will certainly declutter and make your kitchen seem much less busy.

Organised Cupboards - The secret for many in keeping an organised space is keeping organised storage solutions. In today’s modern kitchen, it’s easier than ever to keep your pots, pans and ingredients organised away, yet easily accessible at the same time. Dedicated ingredients cupboards help to keep your food fresh whilst, deep plinth drawers give your more space than you knew you had.

Long splashbacks – To create a beautifully sleek and consistent look, try using long splashbacks that take up the entire counter space. It certainly allows you to add a pop of colour without being too busy.

Know your lifestyle – If you’re generally an untidy person but so want the clean and clear look – it might be best to think about closed cupboards rather than open shelves. However, if you’re tidy and can cope with showing off a few of your kitchen essentials, then you can certainly get away with glass cabinets or open shelving.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

The Best Restaurant In Caernarfon In 2017

Our opinion of a restaurant can go downhill very swiftly should it not quite deliver in all aspects of service and expectation. You can often have a perfectly fine meal in a perfectly fine restaurant, and perhaps a rude member of staff, an inattentive attitude, or even a wine list that resembles something you’d normally see at a Wetherspoons can ruin the experience. That’s before you’ve even reached the food.

Perhaps it sounds cruel, but we’re quite firm on this - When you go out to enjoy fine dining, a standard experience you can replicate at home simply won’t do. You want the best of the best of everything, you want to be wowed, amazed and you want to be looked after – and you want to feel that every penny of your bill afterwards was worth it.

While indeed there is a large difference between fine dining and just going out for a midweek meal, it should be noted that there is a large amount of difference between a restaurant and a fine dining restaurant. They simply don’t compare – even if restaurant owners are more than happy to slap the words “fine dining” around to get a few more bodies through the door. This never works well, of course. All you need to do is look upon any sort of ratings website and you can see just how harsh some critics can be – and how the wrong anything can really ruin the mood and the entire experience when it comes to eating.

Rightly so, really. Eating out is about the food but it isn’t really – it’s the entire package, the surroundings, the table, the staff, the drinks… and also the food, and the smallest mistake can cost dearly as the term fine dining has become synonymous with quality in every single respect.
There is so much margin for error in any restaurant, but there’s a little restaurant in Caernarfon which stands head and shoulders above its competitors as the best place in the region to go for fine dining, and believe it or not – this little restaurant in North Wales is part of a country house hotel in Caernarfon.

The Tyn Rhos Country House hotel has everything you need for an excellent evening out. Ambience, daily menus, quality furnishings, décor, attentive and educated staff which yes, really do know their wines and can suggest quite a few offerings to compliment your food from the Tyn Rhos’ wine list which features just shy of 100 different offerings.

When it comes to fine dining in Caernarfon, the Tyn Rhos Country House Hotel has everyone else beat. There really is no reason to go anywhere else.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Range Cookers: The Ultimate Cooker for Dinner Parties?

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If you absolutely love cooking and baking, but just never feel like you have enough room to cook everything to the level of perfection that you’d like – it might be time for you to invest in a range cooker.

There’s nothing more stressful whilst cooking than trying to ensure that everything cooks at the same time, and often with smaller cookers this means juggling your pans and trays around until the very last moment.

The Sunday roast is an excellent example of this. At the very least, you’ve got the meat, roasties, vegetables and Yorkshire puddings to make sure all come out of the oven piping hot and thoroughly cooked – and all at the same time. Imagine having enough room to simply have everything on its own shelf and hob, and with enough room to keep all the plates nice and hot whilst you entertain your guests.

Whether you host dinner parties once a week, or perhaps just once in awhile on special occasions, a range cooker can be a true blessing to any kitchen. Typically featuring multiple ovens and over four hobs, you’ll have more than enough room for each individual dish – starters, mains and desserts!

For range cookers in North Wales, RN Williams have an excellent collection of stove brands for sale, including the much coveted and iconic AGA stoves which have been the centrepiece of so many kitchens for over 80 years.

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Range cookers are the go-to choice for so many skilled and celebrity chefs, and after you’ve experienced the ease of using one, it’s likely you’ll never want to go back to using a traditional cooker again.

Range cookers can be found in a variety of sizes, colours and fuel types, so you can find one which looks right at home in your kitchen.

Many range cooker styles have maintained their charming and traditional look, but there are plenty of contemporary cookers to suit those with modern kitchens.

You might find that having your very own range cooker will encourage you to be the host of regular dinner parties, as you’ll find that cooking becomes more of a joy than a chore since there’s so little for you to stress about.

Range cookers are renowned for their ability to maintain the perfect heat for prolonged periods of time, meaning each and every dish you create can be cooked to absolute perfection – providing you supply the right ingredients!

Thursday, May 25, 2017

The Tyn Rhos Country House in Snowdonia

Graded as 5 star accommodation by Visit Wales, the Ty’n Rhos Country House just between Bangor and Caernarfon is a rare find in North Wales. As a luxury boutique Caernarfon hotel with so very much to offer and opulent luxury throughout every single aspect of this gorgeous Country House, it’s very much one of a kind in the North Wales area.

While indeed there are a number of North Wales hotels which indeed are something special, the standards of the Ty’n Rhos Country House Hotel are so very difficult to beat. We’ve found nothing that can compare to the high attention to detail and wonderfully friendly staff of this gorgeous country house hotel – no matter what region we look within.

The location of the Ty’n Rhos Country House Hotel is absolutely ideal too – this beautiful building is the perfect base for your adventures as it is both a stone’s throw away from the beautiful towns of Bangor and Caernarfon – both historic and both well worth a wander or three. Snowdonia National Park is easily accessible from the fabulous Ty’n Rhos – which ensures that half of your day isn’t wasted in transit to this lovely area.

What makes the Ty’n Rhos Country House so special in a slew of North Wales hotels? It’s very high attention to detail that makes all the difference.  The rooms have been designed beautifully, and there’s nothing about these fantastic spaces which are drab or dreary, with the finest of the finest bedding and furniture being utilised in order to create bedrooms that’ll no doubt give you a series of ideas for your own!

The Ty’n Rhos has a wonderful restaurant in Caernarfon which is absolutely wonderful. This high quality fine dining restaurant benefits from a variety of little touches which certainly make the meal. The first of course is a brigade of Swiss trained chefs,  the second being the same attention to detail spent on the rooms as on the dining room, and the third no doubt being their fantastic gardens.

Situated on acres and acres of green countryside, the Tyn Rhos Country House has tamed the Welsh Countryside in order to create gardens that, despite their large size and their very expansive nature, offer so much on strolls. Should the weather be fine, you’re also invited to take your meal al fresco on their beautiful patio.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

St Tudno Hotel Llandudno – Rooms just as beautiful as the View

Getting a good seafront view is very important when you stay in a Llandudno Hotel, and there are a number of them which are primed to supply perfect views of the beach. We were fortunate enough to stay at the St Tudno Seafront Hotel in Llandudno in order to gauge the views that we would experience at such an enviable spot in Llandudno – right by the pier and the busiest part of town, with all manner of goings on all around us.  

The views were wonderful, there were no two ways about it. The St Tudno Seafront Hotel in Llandudno almost certainly deserves its name – for the astounding quality of the views we got from their very pretty Lorina suite were worth the price of the 3 nights stay we experienced anyway.

Perhaps it was the weather, but the sea was absolutely superb, and gave us many contented hours of just simply staring at the vast expanse of limitless blue all around us. Perhaps it was the prettiness of Llandudno – we haven’t been to a single seaside resort in the UK which looked quite as well maintained and as well looked after as this.

Saying that, we were able to find things which were even better than the views from this beautiful Seafront hotel in Llandudno.

What we did find was exclusive to St Tudno Hotel itself – it has a fantastic little Terrace Restaurant in Llandudno, which serves a variety of fantastic food. There was so much to choose from at the Terrace – whether we were in the mood for light bites (which to be fair, were still pretty substantial and not thrown together as you’d expect in a pub – the pan fried pigeon in particular is to die for).

The attention to detail and the service at the St Tudno Hotel in Llandudno was absolutely wonderful, too. The owners and manager, and their team work so very well together, and are absolutely charming. They were full of tips and little pieces of wisdom about Llandudno and the area around it as well, and even offer a full concierge service which will transport you (in a Jaguar, no less!) to most locations around the North Wales area. If you would like, they can also take you home to your front door in this (elegant) beast of a car too.

We adore this lovely little hotel, and can highly recommend it to any visitor to Llandudno.

Planning for a Borneo Trekking Holiday

So you’ve decided on a Borneo trekking holiday, and it’s very likely you’ve begun looking at all of the exciting places and tours you’re planning to go on.

What’s most important is that you start planning on packing sensibly and preparing yourself for the adventures ahead.

If you’re planning on taking on the challenge of Mt. Kinabalu (the highest peak in Borneo at 4,096m tall!) you might need to train a little beforehand.

Of course, if you’re travelling from the UK then there’s no way to prepare yourself for trekking in the heat of Borneo, but ensuring that you maintain a good fitness level before you arrive will make the journey much more bearable.

If you’ve bought new walking boots for your holiday, make sure that you’ve broken them in before arriving in Borneo to reduce the chances of procuring some very nasty blisters. It’s also a good idea to practice walking with your rucksack.

It’s essential to buy travel insurance before your holiday. It may seem obvious, but many people neglect to do this and often end up with a costly bill after even minor accidents abroad.

Travel insurance can be relatively cheap if you shop around, and it gives you a sense of security whilst on your holidays.

Do some research into which vaccines you might need. A quick vaccine at your local doctors can save you from serious conditions and diseases such as tetanus and rabies. The last thing you want is your holiday cut short from a nasty cut or bites from a wild animal, so it’s always best to prepare yourself.

If you’re looking to trek deep into the Borneo jungle, it’s not the best idea to attempt this alone. If you choose to trek with a reputable tour company, it means that you will be taken along the safest paths by guides who are very familiar with the area – making it a whole lot safer.

Trekking with a guide also means that you’ll be able to find out first-hand knowledge about the area and receive beneficial advice. This could be the safest routes to travel on, or perhaps the best places to eat!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

A Luxury Wedding Venue in Snowdonia

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A romantic exclusive wedding venue, gourmet meals, beautiful ceremony rooms; stunning scenery and surroundings are all on offer from the perfect wedding venue in Snowdonia.

Snowdonia’s wild, breathtaking beauty gives it the perfect atmosphere for a luxury wedding with all the trimmings. Whether you want it to be traditional, modern, themed or chic you can find the best setting in Snowdonia for your big day.

Weddings should be all about joy, glamour and most importantly you! There is a wedding venue in Snowdonia that lets you express your individual style while taking the stress out of your wedding.

Talhenbont Hall is the perfect place for your dream wedding, with outstanding ceremony room, self-catering cottages in Snowdonia for your guests to enjoy, in addition, there is over 80 acres of land all to enjoy and explore.

The whole estate is available exclusively for you to use up to 3 days. You have the choice of a 1 day/1 night option. Alternatively, you can stay for 2 days/2 nights, arriving on the eve of your wedding and having the estate until the afternoon following your wedding. What could be better? You and your guests enjoying the celebrations over 3 days. Our award winning caterers can provide dinner on the night before your big day as well as breakfasts for your guests….making the most of your wedding celebrations.

There are so many choices of food, ceremony room and you can shape it all to suit you! Choose delectable, luxury canapés and garnish the room with your favourite colour scheme.

A truly fairytale wedding is achievable at this wedding venue in Snowdonia so let your dreams come true.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

So You’re About to Buy A Stove

Good for you! There are a series of wood burning stove manufacturers out there, and no doubt you’re feeling somewhat overwhelmed by just how many brands there are, what they can do, and how they can benefit your home.

 When it comes to wood burning stoves in particular, there are a great many on offer, with offerings in a variety of styles, sizes, and shapes which can allow you to match your ideal stove to any kind of room.

While this might sound like quite a minefield considering how many stoves there are on offer, it’s actually quite a good thing! You can be more than certain that you don’t have to settle for second best when it comes to a wood burning stove, and can get the most bang for your buck with a variety of different ones based on what you need and also your personal tastes.  

For instance, the following Gazco Gas Stove is an absolute steal – the Marlborough small can heat up small to medium rooms with absolutely no problems whatsoever, and the medium can manage even the largest of rooms.

If wood burning stoves are more your thing, then the Villager wood burning stove brand offers the best of both worlds. Villager wood burning stoves are traditionally crafted, exceptional to look at, and even better – are a very reasonable price. With a Villager wood burning stove you get an awful lot for your money, and can heat anything from the smallest of rooms, to open plan living spaces.

While it might be tempting to go for offbrand stoves, it’s imperative when it comes to heating your house that you have something that comes with a guarantee, and we hope that the choices above have proved that you don’t have to spend a fortune to get a lot when it comes to selecting the perfect wood burning stove for your home.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Enjoy a wide selection of craft ales at the Meadowsweet Hotel

Summer is here, and it’s beer garden time! Absolutely nothing could be better than sitting outside in the garden at this time of year, enjoying the sun and enjoying life – and the Meadowsweet Hotel in Snowdonia can provide just that - as well as a number of fantastic new offerings which are certain to be the icing on the cake.

Take their brand new Craft Beer menu, for instance. This menu is very much the spirit of the Meadowsweet Hotel in its entirety – the perfect mixture of offerings from both Wales, and America. You’ll enjoy some real gems such as Welsh Gold – a popular golden session ale, Chwaden Aur, which is a treat indeed – golden orange and with a lacy head. Chwaden Aur allows for a long fruity finish, thanks to its citrus flavour. Otherwise, the Meadowsweet Hotel has the Cwrw Ysgawen, or Purple Moose Ale – which is wonderfully refreshing thanks to a hint of elderflower.

The American side of the Meadowsweet Hotel’s selection of straw – golden ales is just as impressive, and it certainly looks like whoever has selected these offerings has wonderful taste. Honey Fayre is a golden ale with malt flavours balanced by a lingering bitterness that just cries out for another pint. Buckskin Blonde is an easy-drinking beer, which finishes cleanly and in a crisp fashion. If more hops is your thing, you’ll adore the Palomino pale ale – which finishes nice and bitter, as well as the Sierra Nevada pale ale which uses whole-cane American hops.

The Meadowsweet Hotel in Snpowdonia has a fantastic reputation, and is far more than a simple hotel. The side business, Lle Hari, a fabulous restaurant in Llanrwst is famed in the area for its amazing food, which matches traditional Welsh cooking with classic American service, and we quite simply can’t recommend it enough.    

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Bluetooth Car Kits for Safer Driving

The investment of hands free mobile phone accessory can make life easier for anybody, helping you carry out business on the go and keep you connected anytime, anywhere.

A hands free Bluetooth car accessory offers a solution to any problems you would have without one of these fantastic pieces of kit.

Bluetooth car kits North Wales will keep you following the law and stops you from illegally operating a mobile phone whilst driving.

The risk a driver takes when operating a mobile phone in the car, fumbling around for the phone or attempting to untangle a wire is large and incredibly dangerous.

No matter how confident you are in your driving ability, accidents can happen, so it’s always best to avoid doing things which will take your attention way from the road.

The installation of hands free car kit allows the driver to quickly and safely identify the call and take it through a much safer manner whilst in the car. The sound quality of hands free allows calls to be heard easily at both ends due to improved technology and quality of different models.

With the new driving law now in place, being caught driving with a mobile phone in hand can end up costing you a hefty fine – and six points on your licence. This means that new drivers face an automatic ban if caught using their phone whilst on the road.

DJH Communications offer a range of Bluetooth car kits and accessories with full installation services on any product. As well as the popular hands free car kits, Gemini Tech offers other products helping vehicle security and efficiency, including GPS tracking devices.

With 20 years of experience within the communications industry, DJH Communications are able to advise you on which services and products will best suit your personal requirements.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Llandudno in the Summer

It’s already May, and we truly feel like summer’s already begun. The same could be said for the pretty seaside town of Llandudno which is enjoying an early start to the summer season thanks to the good weather.  Numerous hotels in Llandudno are filled to the brim with revellers enjoying sights and experiences such as Llandudno’s famous pier, Mostyn Street and of course the beach, and the town is rather busy as result.

But which hotel in Llandudno is the one for you? While indeed large hotels such as the Grand and of course the Imperial strike rather imposing silhouettes, there’s something to be said for the smaller hotel. With the larger hotels in Llandudno, of course you’ll get efficient service and of course you’ll be looked after on a very grand scale.

Yet, it’s hardly personal. You may be little more than a (very well taken care of) drop in the ocean, and while of course you’ll be treated well, you are just that – a room number, and a single head at a breakfast buffet.

That’s not the case with the smaller Llandudno hotels, and it’s not the case at the Elm Tree Hotel in Llandudno. This lovely little hotel brings the best of both worlds to your stay in Llandudno, and this spotlessly and immaculately clean Llandudno Hotel can more than certainly compete with the big boys in matters of professionalism.  Yet you get a little something extra with The Elm Tree Hotel in Llandudno, and that something is the personal touch.

At the Elm Tree Hotel Llandudno, you will be welcomed into this beautifully clean little hotel, where absolutely nothing is too much trouble. Your room will have attention to detail and your requirement, and your breakfast will be well and truly worth getting up for with plenty of choice, excellent presentation and of course very well cooked, quality food with absolutely no need for lunch afterward.

The Elm Tree Hotel is well and truly the best hotel in Llandudno, the UK and even the world – with the TripAdvisor Traveller’s Choice Award for the Best Bargain Hotel in the World for 2017, they’re indisputably the best hotel out there – so why not take some time to relax and enjoy it?  

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Choosing the right Garden Furniture in North Wales

Once you have finished laying your patio, decking and satisfied with your lawn, you’ll be starting to think about garden furniture. By finding and purchasing garden furniture, you’ll effectively add the final pieces to your garden, which allow you to relax and enjoy time outdoors.

Many shops and online retailers such as Greenhouse Staging, an excellent company which are quite famous for their variety of Heavy Duty Green House Staging and Folding Greenhouse Staging,  do stock furniture, meaning you have various places to find what you’d like. The difficult part is finding what you like, so snooping around different retailers is a good idea. You should consider what exactly you want your garden furniture to accomplish? Do you want it for an open seating area? Maybe you’d want a certain theme to go with your garden? Or maybe you are just after something comfortable and pleasant to sit quietly in the garden?

You should consider what your budget is. There are a huge range of different types available that come at a huge range of pricing. For those on a shoe string budget, a simple set of plastic chairs and table and maybe a lounger could do the trick. For those wanting something a little more upmarket, you may want something a little more expensive. You can get a high quality wooden oak table and chairs for example, which will look excellent and have a long and durable life.

 If you think you may entertain groups of guests in the garden several times a year, but don’t need a large amount of furniture for your household occupants, you can always get something that suits the job for the people in the house and have a wooden or plastic chairs stored away that can come out and cater for your company. For those warmer times of the year, you’ll need some shelter from the sun. A folding or over hanging umbrella can be stored away and easily put up to protect you and your company from the sun.

Do you think you’d be cooking in this area? If so, would you have an area for a barbeque, hob or oven? A lot of people live in regions that are perfect for regular outdoor cooking, so this may play part on making your selection. If it gets cold in the evenings but fancy staying outdoors, you could get a hold of some patio heaters. These work very well to keep a group of people warm, so you can stay outdoors for as long as you’d like!

A Luxurious Décor All Done By You

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There are plenty of excellent, high quality builders merchants in Denbighshire available to help you transform your home into a luxurious abode all by yourself.

If you are on a budget decorating yourself can save you a bundle but you may be concerned that your skills are not up to the challenge. Creating the luxury quality in your home can be tricky if you are low on cash. It can also be difficult to get the luxury home interior treatment if you live in a rural area but in you are local to Denbighshire you are in luck because your local builder’s merchants North Wales have branches in St Asaph that have fantastic building supplies Denbighshire at very reasonable prices.

If you have access to plenty of decorating equipment just follow these simple steps to decorating your home and it will help give your rooms a brand new look and a fresh feel. 

When it comes to DIY jobs there is one decorating skill that can make the difference between a gorgeous new room and a disaster. 

Wallpaper is difficult to remove and puts many in a bad temper. Applying new wallpaper can be equally as bad, especially if you need it to go around corners smoothly. This is the task that often makes your new decorating look ham fisted rather than luxurious. With a bit of practice and following this decorating DIY advice you can soon get the hang of doing your own beautiful wallpaper application.  

Firstly never start stripping wallpaper without first protecting your floor. Thin sheets will not be enough to stop water and wallpaper paste soaking through to your carpet so polythene dust sheets are the best option.

Dampening the wallpaper is the best to get it ready for stripping easily. To help with this process you can score the wallpaper first to help the water soak into the paper better. A craft knife makes an excellent tool for scoring wallpaper. If you score the paper before stripping be sure to do it lightly so as not to damage the wall, particularly if you are planning to paint the wall after rather than add new wallpaper.

Hot water and a very small amount of washing up liquid are the best was to moisten the wallpaper. Leave the wallpaper to properly soak in for a few minutes before you begin stripping with a stripping knife. This will make the task much easier for you. The scoring you did earlier will help you slide the knife between the wall and paper to effectively remove large amounts at once rather than digging at the wall and potentially causing marks.

Now that the easy part is over the more difficult part arrives: applying new wallpaper. Be sure amount the measurements you need before you begin cutting your wallpaper to size. Always allow a little extra paper because it much easier to remove too much paper than add on paper. Do not add too much wallpaper paste as this can make the paper too damp as easily tear or fall down. When applying large strips, try folding the paper inwards while you carry it to the so that no paste gets on the design side. As you apply your paper lightly press from the top down so there are no air bubbles. Continue this process.

Now that you have got the hang of wallpapering it can still be difficult to make nice clean strips of paper go effectively and smoothly around corners. Do not begin a strip right before the curve in the wall. The divide between the previous strip and the new strip will be made more apparent by the corner but if you use a very long strip it is easier to crease so a medium length before the wall will make your job easier. You must get your measurement very precise for the corner. If you overlap two pieces at the corner to create a clean effect be sure to smooth out any air bubbles or creases.
Be careful to note that if your wallpaper is patterned make sure each new piece flows in the correct pattern.  

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If this is all a bit much painting your walls is another alternative. This gives you more choice of the effect of your walls. Bright colours are very popular right now and painting rather than using wallpaper lets you mix your owns colours. If you mix your own colours be sure that the paints are all the same kind. This means it is probably not a good idea to mix mattes and glosses or satin finishes together. If you test with small amounts of mixing you can be sure about the colour before you waste a lot of expensive paints. Your local builder’s merchants will have a wide range of paints and plenty of experience with using them so do not be afraid to ask which finish is the best for the effect you are trying to achieve.

Writing down what colours you have added and the ratios will help you keep a consistent colour throughout the room. There is nothing worse than forgetting, trying to make it up again and ending up with a room full of mashed shades. Remember that colours look different on different surfaces so test the colour on a bit of paper if you think you are satisfied. Letting it dry gives you a better idea of the shade since colour can also change slightly with drying. Once you have recreated it in mass quantity you are ready to get painting and cut out all the mess that comes with wallpapering.

Our top tips for painting are:

Ventilation – Even if it is cold out you need excellent ventilation due to the paint fumes so it is probably best to start your work on a fairly warm day.

Take Care of the Paint – Reseal the paint when not in use and leave in a cool, safe place, always wash your brushes between uses.

Gloves – Be sure to wear protective gloves when painting, particularly if you have sensitive skin as some paint chemicals can cause irritation.

Best Quality Products – Be sure to buy the best paints and brushes if you want the best results. There are painting and building supplies Denbighshire available local to you from the most reputable brands. Delivery is also available from your local builder’s merchants if you are in North Wales.

Unique DIY Projects

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There are lots of fascinating and creative ways to improve your home, garden and bathroom all by yourself using materials from builders, timber and plumbers merchants Conwy. You can add a stylish touch to your house that will amaze your friends without it costing a fortune or requiring builders. Even local builders merchants in North Wales will have a range of products that are far more useful than you might realise. Builder’s, timber and plumbers merchants St Asaph are not just for big renovations they can provider interesting equipment to help transform your bathroom into a quirky and creative design with just a few small DIY tweaks.

One fun and easy way to impress guests is with the invisible book shelf.

Books are a gateway to another world but bookcases take up a lot of space. If you have them in an awkward space you can end up banging your elbow or knee on them more than you read your books. They can also get very dusty. An invisible bookshelf is a smart and unique DIY idea that allows you to display your books, amaze people and avoid the need for a bookcase. The main items you will need to create this illusion are a number of metal bookends. The number you require will depend on how many books you own. You will also need tin snip pliers. With these you will make two small notches on the bookends and fold the metal back with regular pliers. The reason for this is so the small pieces of metal hold back the cover of the first book on your invisible shelf. It is best if you choose a thick book to be the first on your shelf because it should cover the piece of metal. It will save your trouble later if you start your pile of books with a thick book. You must attach the bookend to your drywall using a drill and anchors. The illusion will then be complete it will appear as if your pile of books float seamlessly next to the wall, held up by nothing but air!

Floating bookshelves are becoming very fashionable and even becoming available to purchase but now you can achieve this quickly and cheaply using bookends.

DIY in the garden is a great way to improve the look of your home without ruining your carpet with mess. Edible gardens are healthy and attractive but what if you don’t have enough space for one?

The answer is to grow upward!

A brilliant and unique DIY project is the vertical edible garden. To achieve this you will need a clay pot of roughly 16 inches, pebbles or pot shards if you have some to recycle, a cylinder of welded wire mesh about 34 inches high and of course your desired plants and seeds.

If you live in North Wales you are in luck! Many locals in North Wales are very serious about their gardens and you do not have to be left behind. Your local builder’s timber and plumber’s merchants St Asaph  can provide amazing, easy to use garden supplies to help you create this masterpiece. There are some edible plants that work particularly well with the vertical garden such as strawberries, which look beautiful too and leaf lettuces. This DIY project is quite simple to accomplish. The first part is to fill your pot half way with your pebbles or pot shards. Next, working in sections, line your cylinder with sphagnum moss. You must make certain that the moss is moist. Obviously you must fill your cylinder with soil and finally place your plants in the soil from the outside through the mess holes. Do this repeatedly, in sections until you have completed a shower of moss, soil and plants. Your edible tower garden is now complete. It looks amazing, intriguing and will taste great.

One of the best unique and adventurous DIY projects out there is the do it yourself stone shower effect. It is also the cheapest stone shower you can get and all the products are available from plumber’s merchants St Asaph.

Stone showers are gorgeous. They are classy, stylish and remind us of exotic boutique hotels in the Mediterranean. Unfortunately they are expensive to have installed in your home, unless you are creative at DIY.

Here is an incredibly unique and inventive DIY idea that means anyone can have a stone shower for about 32 pounds! All you need to buy is: tile adhesive, grout, stone/masonry sealer and plenty of pebbles. You could collect these but smoother, small pebbles of similar sizes are best and create a prettier result. You can purchase pebbles for about 62p each.

All this project really takes is patience. The hardest part is slowly and carefully sticking each pebble to your shower walls with the adhesive. After that, the second hardest part is the grouting. You need to apply a decent layer of grout to your handy work, skim of the excess and apply extra where it seems needed.

The last part is the easiest, just apply a layer of stone/masonry sealer and this will keep out moisture. You are left with a stylish, customised, unique shower that looks as if it belongs in a designer, 5 star hotel.