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Stadium Spirit

Daniel Cadwallader | Posted 16.10.2014 | 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 15.10.2014 | 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 27.08.2014 | 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.

Amazing (Low Tech) Life Hacks

Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.09.2014 | UK Tech

Improving your life with technology doesn't have to be difficult. It doesn't have to mean buying a watch that can check your heart is still beating, o...

Five Ways To Spend The Easter Weekend With Your Family

Sigrid Daniel | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sigrid Daniel

Parents, beware - because this is also the season of chores, DIY and Spring Cleaning. With the remaining long weekend upon us, what is the best way for families to free up their time so that they can spend quality time together?

Top 10 Learnings from Designs of the Year 2014

Jonathan Hall | Posted 14.06.2014 | UK
Jonathan Hall

The Designs of the Year awards and exhibition at London's Design Museum offers plenty of food for thought for marketers.

HuffPost Home Partners With HomeSense

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If your lunchtimes are spent reading interior design blogs, you adore shopping for homeware online, and have a Pinterest board devoted to your dream l...

Most Women Think Men Are Duffers When It Comes To DIY

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Men, we may pat you on the back as you head off to Homebase with a spring in your step, but according to a recent study, 25% of women think you're cra...

You Wouldn't Sell Guns To Just Anyone - So Why Do It With Dangerous Gas Equipment?

Charlie Mullins | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK
Charlie Mullins

The reason you can't wander into a gun shop and buy a gun, unless you have a licence, is because the thing is a lethal weapon, and in the wrong hands will kill. So why can anyone walk in off the street and buy gas equipment, boilers, valves the lot?

How to Survive City Living

George Lamb | Posted 07.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
George Lamb

In my late teens I was keen to get out of my mum's house ASAP, which meant spending several years living in dingy basement flats and warehouses with no hot water. At times it was a bit grim but it's all part of growing up and it taught me a lot. For me - now I'm living somewhere less squatter-chic - I've learnt to create an illusion of space.

Bloody British

Gina Lyons | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy
Gina Lyons

On Saturday morning, we had a guy come round our flat to put up some picture frames up and do some general drilling. The embarrassment of being nearly 29 and not be able to do these things myself is a different matter. What proceeded to happen left me feeling even worse with myself.

Daddy Gadgets

Ben Falk | Posted 25.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ben Falk

Having a child has given me an excuse to dig around the internet for other nifty things to buy and try and parents will know there are plenty of options. In fact, it starts before the birth.

Impractical Skills

Jen Brister | Posted 20.11.2013 | UK Comedy
Jen Brister

In my head I am brilliant at DIY and I want to be able to say things like, "Pass me the Phillips screwdriver will you?" "You want a use square drill head for that..." I would love to be one of those lesbians that can deal with any kind of DIY emergency.

On a Personal Note...

Ruth Sutherland | Posted 03.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ruth Sutherland

As the Chief Executive of Relate, the UK's leading relationship support organisation, I thought it might be apt to share a little of my own experience of how relationships can develop over time. Ian, my husband, announced on the eve of a long weekend that we should paint the kitchen. I felt my chest tighten and an acute sense of impending doom.

Is DIY Bad for Your Health?

Laura Knowles | Posted 17.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Knowles

I can feel a proper mood coming on. It's a similar mood to the one I had last week, where I couldn't work the rotavator in the garden, kicked it and made my toe bleed. It was there and then I decided DIY is very bad for health.

Lasting Longer Than A Like

Matt Churchill | Posted 07.06.2013 | UK Tech
Matt Churchill

It is very easy to get wrapped up in being digital-only when tackling a problem or trying to find new ways for a brand to communicate. We always need to remember that what we're trying to do is reach another human being, and hopefully affect them positively.

Top Tips to Makeover Your Kitchen

Zahra Razavi | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Zahra Razavi

A kitchen makeover isn't just about redecorating in the traditional sense by painting walls or replacing cupboard fronts - in fact, this might actually be the worst way to makeover your kitchen. Instead, think about investing in some new gadgets and equipment.