Removing old paint from the wall

How I fixed peeling paint – and the tools I used to do it

How to fix peeling paint is one DIY job worth knowing. Here are the steps you can take and the tools you can use for the job

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12 genius ways to keep a house cool – including a clever fan hack

One minute you’re trying to keep your home warm and the next you’re sweltering in the heat. So, how do you even out the temperature and keep a house cool in the summer?

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10 easy DIY projects to try this weekend

Taking on easy DIY projects is a great way to pass a weekend. Our top 10 picks include a staircase transformation and a wall mural.

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Looking for pallet furniture ideas? Here are 10 projects to get you started

Dig out your toolkit and set to work creating new treasures for almost nothing with our 10 pallet furniture ideas


Painting new plaster? Here’s how to apply a mist coat

How to mix a mist coat for freshly plastered walls is an overlooked DIY task that can cost homeowners big. Learn the steps to painting and applying a mist coat from your Exceptional Homes Team.

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What are the easiest shelves to install for beginners?

Are you keen to put up a shelf in your home but lack DIY confidence? Discover our easy shelves to install for beginners, and start your journey to putting up a shelf like a DIY master.

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How to put up a shelf for display using fixings or brackets

Discover how to put up a shelf: either the floating variety or one with brackets. If you've not done it before, our step by step makes it easy

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How to paint kitchen cabinets and give them a fresh new look 

Looking for an affordable way to update your kitchen? Our how to paint kitchen cabinets guide is full of expert tips for a professional finish

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7 easy ways to save money on paint for your next project

Don't overspend on your emulsion, eggshell or gloss. Get our ways to save money on paint, from paint recycling schemes to sale bargains.

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Selling your house? These are the 10 things that put buyers off

When it comes to selling a property, homeowners can easily make mistakes or miss things that put buyers off.  Here's what to look out for...