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The Huffington Post | Dave Leonard | Posted 29.04.2016 | UK

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The Ultimate Guide to One-Day DIY Projects

By Lucy Searle | Dave Leonard | Posted 18.04.2016 | UK

Forget makeover shows that boast a whole house transformation in a day – what can you realistically do yourself in under 24 hours to improve your ho...

Woman Tries (And Fails) To Drill A Hole In Her Wall, Hilarity Ensues

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 13.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

When it comes to using power tools, things can be a little confusing to say the least. With drills, for example, there are multiple add-ons and drill...

When The Wife's Away, It's Hard to Play

Jethro Shirley-Smith | Posted 08.03.2016 | UK Parents
Jethro Shirley-Smith

The first weekend went pretty much without a hitch. The kids all made it to where they needed to be; the older one made her art class, the younger one made his party; the middle one got a bike ride. We managed to get the shopping done, do some arts and crafts, sing a few songs, and have a dance around the coffee table.

Creative Parents Turn Daughter's Nursery Into An Incredible Farm

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 07.03.2016 | UK Parents

The parents of a baby girl have given us serious DIY goals with their incredible transformation of their daughter's nursery into a farm. The father...

How to Survive a Home Renovation

Fiona McPhillips | Posted 04.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Fiona McPhillips

Two years ago, my husband and I bought a "blank canvas" property, i.e. a shell. Apart from the addition of a couple of electrical sockets, the house had not been updated since it was built in 1934. You name it, it needed it. And more. In the last two years, I have learned many things - here are eight of them.

How To Remove Scratches From Wooden Furniture

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Scratched coffee table getting you down or proving hard to sell on eBay? Grab some nuts (yes, we mean the edible kind) and prepare to have your mind b...

Married Life: Why I Like It When My Husband Leaves the Country

Bernadette Ballantyne | Posted 12.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Bernadette Ballantyne

There are other advantages to having alone time too: being able to read in bed at night for as long as I like, repeatedly watching Vikings (if I can't see my husband's beardy face and tattoos I might as well enjoy those of Rollo and Ragnar), not having to watch Arsenal, not having to wade through his clothes on the floor to get into bed, not being woken at 6.15 by his alarm every day.

Bank Holiday Opening Times For All Your Supermarket And DIY Needs

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 21.05.2015 | UK

Here comes another luscious bank holiday! Originally assigned as the Monday after Pentecost known as Whit Monday, the Spring bank holiday is now t...

Easter Weekend Opening Hours For All Your Supermarket And DIY Needs

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 01.04.2015 | UK

Here comes Easter, a long weekend during which it is traditional to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus, eat your own weight in chocolate eggs and gra...

Let's Stop Thinking About Music in Silos and Recognize the Challenges That All Artists Share

Vanessa Reed | Posted 28.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Vanessa Reed

Why is it that the composers, songwriters and performers who create this independent music are so often perceived as having little in common? Does an upcoming electronica or left field hip-hop artist really have such vastly different career development needs as, for instance, a classically-trained composer?

How Can I Add Value to My Home Ahead of Selling?

Stephen Maunder | Posted 25.04.2015 | UK
Stephen Maunder

One of the first things you'll need to decide is when you are thinking of moving. If you are looking to move in the immediate future, your focus will be on making aesthetic improvements to make your home more 'sellable'. Alternatively, if a move is a year or more away you could benefit from taking on a more significant project to add value to your home.

This Hoverboard You Can Make At Home

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK Tech

A man has potentially made all our dreams come true by building the first working hoverboard that doesn't need magnets, or an entirely fictional sourc...

Exclusive Stream: Great Cynics-Lost & Found

Clara Cullen | Posted 27.12.2014 | UK Entertainment
Clara Cullen

Greats Cynics, purveyors of life affirming punk, are about to head out on tour with Joyce Manor and Cheap Girls. To celebrate this trip across the UK and Europe, they're releasing a tour tape with two new tracks. Released on Jen Long's label Kissability, you can listen to an exclusive stream of their track 'Lost & Found' below.

Stadium Spirit

Daniel Cadwallader | Posted 15.12.2014 | UK Entertainment
Daniel Cadwallader

The So So Glos are a band that inspires a wealth of music writing clichés. They're a 'band of the people', they are 'DIY heroes', they 'mean it, man'. The thing about these four guys from Brooklyn is they genuinely are all those things.

At Home Mixology - Cocktail Shaker Alternatives

Michael Stringer | Posted 15.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Michael Stringer

Did you know that your kitchen is already a haven for cocktail making equipment? A huge amount of people love the idea of being able to shake up their own Cosmo or stirring a deliciously dry Martini in their own home for dinner parties or even just with your partner on a Saturday night in front of the TV.

If A Child Can Do These DIY Tricks, So Can You!

Huffington Post UK | Shihab S Joi | Posted 09.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

We’ve all got those little household niggles – things that need fixing, jazzing up, ripping out or replacing. But they stay on our to-do list beca...

Don't Forget the Toilet Roll Holder

Paul Marshall | Posted 26.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Paul Marshall

Once you're happy, or as happy as you can be, with your choice, you want to be confident that any contract is as tight as the space under your stairs. Heavens above, who was the contractor who said that there was plenty of room for a swimming pool, sauna and gymnasium?

It's Time to End the Use of Rogue Electricians

Phil Buckle | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK
Phil Buckle

Every week, someone in the UK dies from an electrical accident. Dodgy electrics also cause half of all house fires and result in 350,000 serious injuries a year. And yet, our research has found that the use of non-registered electricians has trebled in the last year.

Going Rustic: A Guide to Painting Old Wooden Furniture

Vicky Dean | Posted 02.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Vicky Dean

Old furniture comes in two categories: a shabby old piece you fell in love with at a second hand store that just needs a little bit of love, or, more likely, a piece you got ages ago when you were broke and is now a horrible eyesore in your home.

Five Bank Holiday Mini-Upcycling Projects

Sian Astley | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sian Astley

Any tips for the Bank Holiday, HuffPost UK & Homesense have asked me? Sit in the garden on a roasting hot May Day, with marinated deliciousness grilling on coals and sipping a glass of something cold? Ha! Chances are in the UK, the sky will cloud and the heavens will open.

The Only Really Efficient Way To Remove And Replace A Cracked Tile

Huffington Post UK | Antonia Thompson | Posted 27.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If you have a cracked tile lurking somewhere in your home that you've been meaning to get round to fixing - but don't know how - then don't worry beca...

Turning the Garden Shed Into a TARDIS

James Christie | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
James Christie

I was pretty pleased to finish my shed, manage the house and even work the washing machine efficiently while Mum had a brief stay in hospital. It may seem a bit soulless, but at least she had a clean, tidy, neat and ordered home to return to when the time came. Aspergers has its advantages.

Turning A Yard Yawn Into A Party Patio In Five Easy Steps

Sian Astley | Posted 25.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sian Astley

My HomeSense & Huffington Post challenge was to turn a dark, dingy Yard Yawn to an exciting, vibrant Party Patio during the course of a sunny Spring afternoon and it's now somewhere that the young couple who live there, Helen and Ben, can relax in, have fun and enjoy with friends.

Channelling Llewelyn-Bowen: Interior Design on a Shoestring

Sonia Waszkowiak | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sonia Waszkowiak

In frantic attempts to keep up with the Joneses, 25% of Brits will make improvements to their properties this year, spending just under a grand to make their dwellings that little bit more homely.