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10 Useful Home Improvement Ideas

Even with an existing home, many people are still not pleased with their interiors. Maybe this is because design is very much evolving. There are many new and updated styles that come and go and when you want to follow the trends, it can really be difficult. Anyhow, there are ways that you can improve and update your residence.

  1. Walls

When it comes to vertical area, of course, walls take much, if not all, of the space. Hence, their colour can definitely change the atmosphere of a room. And so, if you apply a fresh coat, for sure your home will have a totally changed look. Supposing you prefer other styles and patterns, wallpaper application can do the trick.

  1. Flooring

Horizontal area, on the other hand, will mean the groundwork. Same with the walls, its changes can really make a difference. Either you completely alter your floors or paint them as well. This can all be performed.

  1. Furniture

Do you have old furniture pieces? Make them look good as new by coating it. You can even do it with fresh and bright colours such as yellow, pink and blue. If you want new ones, it would be good if you get rid of what you have now and then buy those. This will surely save you, money wise, in the long run.

  1. Technology

Supposing you are going to order new articles of furniture, you might as well invest in ones that have appliances already installed in them. For example, there are now kitchen counters with ovens and stores integrated within.

  1. Storage

You can now save space with storage units that can be incorporated in furniture and other structures in the residence. An instance would be the stairs. Under it, you can make it into a bookcase. For the bed, below you can turn it into a depository as well.

  1. Windows

A home’s focal points are the windows. Leaving them plain can make them unattractive and even dangerous. Investing in treatments and furnishings will have you protected and will leave you with a house that is pretty looking.

  1. Doors

Similar to the windows, doors can elevate the character of a room. They can appeal with a modified colour or even form.

  1. Lights

Fixtures do not have to be boring. Do not go for regular ones; pick out lighting like unique chandeliers. They will absolutely brighten the surroundings in a perfect way.

  1. Positioning

How all elements will be arranged is essential. The space must be utilised to the fullest and with an organised setup, it can be achieved.

  1. Nature

Going green can perfectly help the environment and the Earth in general. Supposing you want to go eco-friendly, all you have to do is select home components that are of natural materials.

All these, from painting and decorating in Chiswick, can definitely be arranged. This is through the help of the right people, of course. You should certainly be on the lookout when it comes to entrusting your residence to the professionals.

Go for Highgate decorating and there is no doubt you will have the improved home that you so want.

Make Your Garage Look Great and Clean Forever

It is usual for homes to have garages because most homeowners have their own cars. But garages have been more than car ports now; they have become hoarding and storage places for everything and anything. They even double as laundry and work rooms.

Now, some of you may think that it is time to stop all the messy madness and start to clean and organize everything. That is indeed an awesome idea! But then, how and where do we start this project?

For your garage to look great and clean, of course there are more ways than one. First and foremost, you have to assess the whole situation. You have to examine your garage, whether you have a big or a small area, how unorganized is it, how far are you willing to go for this undertaking. After that, you have to plan on what you are to do with your space. To park your automobile is one thing, but how about the remaining spaces? When you have already determined the purpose of your garage (again, aside from being a car park), then designing and/or renovating would be easier because you have a plot in mind.

But before you proceed in executing your plans, you must deal with the existing garage clutter. Look into them – an effective way to manage your things would be to classify them into three categories: Keep, Donate or Sell, and Throw Away. You have to be thorough and practical. Learn to let go of the stuff that you do not really need and just occupies space. And there is the renowned garage sale, right? Obviously, its intent is to clear the garage of the unnecessary and even make money out of it.

A major investment you should make is for garage flooring. Since the floor is basically the whole space, much attention should be given to it. The AxleTile range of garage floor tiles are of high quality and come with different colors and styles. Whatever your overall concept for your garage is, there is no doubt one of them will be suitable and perfect. With good garage flooring, you will be able to protect your floor from damage and chemicals that can be emitted by your car. It can make the place safer for you as well because the even floor will save you from any accident like falls or stumbles.

Painting the walls a new coat is recommended as well. Be sure to purchase washable paints so that they are easy to clean and maintain. For dirt to not be very visible, you can make use of dark colors if you prefer to.

The garage can function as a storage area, even if you admit it or not, so you must wisely use the space. Create a layout of the position and arrangement of everything you will put inside. There are even ready-made storage cabinets and containers that you can buy in hardware stores. Moreover, you can label them for easy search and identification.

It is your sole responsibility and duty to do what it takes if you want a good-looking and spotless garage.

Smart Searching Tips

Google Searching Tips:

Check out these tips for smart searching on Google.

On Google’s Advanced Search page, you can type any of the above in the bar next to “Domain” to eliminate any .com or personal website hits.

Go to “Google Web Search Features” and try the shortcuts offered for searching.

Here’s a video on Google search Tips and Tricks:


*  The following domains in an internet address indicates reliability. 
.edu (US higher ed)
.sch (school – used outside of US)
.k12 (most US school sites)
.gov (US government (add country code for outside US)
.ac (higher ed outside of US, usually with country code,

example:    .ac.uk

.mil (US military)


* The following may indicate you’re on a personal website:

~ (tilde sign)
% (percent sign)
the word “user” or a personal name “jaba” is in the    address after the domain name and the first forward slash “/”


*  Try scholar.google.com or academic.live.com designed for academic searching.


* If you can’t find the owner or publisher of a website, go to easywhois.com and enter the URL of the site you would like to research.


*To see where a website ranks, go to alexa.com


* If you want current news articles, only minutes or hours old, go to Google’s news.google.com.

In a nutshell:


Educational Sites

*** = Great website


1.  www.ambleweb.digitalbrain.com

General Resources Site – Literacy, Numeracy, History, Geography, Science, Interactive Whiteboard Activities and Games.


2.  www.educate.org.uk

General Resources Site with plans and worksheets – Literacy, Numeracy, Science, PE, ICT, History, Geography, RE, Art, DT


3. www.enchantedlearning.com

A website with lots of different activities – Art, Literacy, Geography, Science, French,

Also has time filler activities such as quizzes. Also good for Christmas and Easter art activities.


4. http://www.focusonphonics.co.uk

A great site focusing on phonics – Literacy


5. www.kented.org.uk/ngfl/websites/junior.html

A website offering a long list of links to resources – Literacy, Numeracy, Science, History, ICT, PE, DT, Geography, Art, RE, Interactive Whiteboard



A website offering resources for all subjects – Literacy, Numeracy, Science, History, ICT, PE, DT, Geography, Art, RE,


*** 7www.primaryresources.co.uk                  (Superb Website!!!)

A great website offering resources for all subjects – Literacy, Numeracy, Science, History, ICT, PE, DT, Geography, Art, RE, Music, Interactive Whiteboard


*** 8. www.snaithprimary.eril.net

A great website offering History and Geography resources – Geography, History, Interactive Whiteboard



A website offering resources and lesson plans in most subject areas – Literacy, Numeracy, Science, History, ICT, PE, DT, Geography, Art, RE, Music, Assemblies


*** 10. www.teachingideas.co.uk

A website offering resources and ideas in all curriculum areas. – Literacy, Numeracy, Science, History, ICT, PE, DT, Geography, Art, RE, Music, Interactive Whiteboard, Time Fillers


11. www.teachingpets.co.uk

A website offering resources in many curriculum areas – Literacy, Numeracy, Science, History, Art, Music



General resource website for most subjects – Literacy, Numeracy, Science, History, ICT, PE, DT, Geography, Art, RE, Music,


13. www.thinks.com

Website with all sorts of puzzles and brain teasers.


*** 14www.topmarks.co.uk

A website offering resources for all the subject areas – Literacy, Numeracy, Science, History, ICT, PE, DT, Geography, Art, RE, Music, Interactive Whiteboard.


*** 15. www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk    (Superb Website!!!)

A fantastic school website. Has a mixture of resources, games and activities for all curriculum areas. Also has many links to other websites. – Literacy, Numeracy, Science, History, ICT, PE, DT, Geography, Art, RE, Music, Interactive Whiteboard.


16. www.sln.org.uk/geography/primary.htm

A geography resource website – Geography


17. www.mape.org.uk/activities/index.htm

A website offering Literacy and Numeracy resources including some onscreen big books – Literacy, Numeracy


18. www.enjoymaths.co.uk

An website offering a range of Numeracy worksheets and other materials –  Numeracy


19. www.tes.co.uk/teacher/brainteasers/index.asp

This site has loads and loads of Numeracy brainteasers. Good for extension work – Numeracy


20. www.emaths.co.uk

Has many Numeracy activities including some for the interactive whiteboard – Numeracy, Interactive Whiteboard


21. www.n-yorks.net/curriculum/subjects/maths/info.html

Another site offering many Numeracy worksheets – Numeracy


22. www.nrich.maths.org.uk/public/index.php

Numeracy problems mainly for the higher achievers – Numeracy


23. www.cardiffschools.net/~roelmann/whiteboard/general1.html   (Interactive Whiteboard only)

Interactive resource site for all the curriculum areas. Also has links for other websites, –   Interactive Whiteboard, Literacy, Numeracy, Science, History, ICT, PE, DT, Geography, Art, RE, Music,


24. www.counton.org/index.html           (Interactive Whiteboard/ Class PC only)

This website has many games and activities for the interactive whiteboard – Interactive Whiteboard, Numeracy


25www.edcompass.co.uk         (Interactive Whiteboard only)

Loads of resources for the Smart board – Interactive Whiteboard, Literacy, Numeracy, Science, History, ICT, PE, DT, Geography, Art, RE, Music


26. www.interactive-resources.co.uk   (Interactive Whiteboard/ Class PC only)

Numeracy activities for the interactive whiteboard – Interactive Whiteboard, Numeracy


27. www.teacher.scholastic.com/activities

Many resources for most curriculum areas – Interactive Whiteboard, Literacy, Numeracy, Science, History, ICT, PE, DT, Geography, Art, RE, Music,


28. www.standards.dfes.gov.uk/numeracy/publications (Interactive Whiteboard/ Class PC only)

Numeracy Interactive resources linked to unit plans – Interactive Whiteboard, Numeracy


29www.bbc.co.uk/schools/numbertime                    (Interactive Whiteboard/ Class PC only)

Interactive Numeracy Games – Interactive Whiteboard, Numeracy


*** 30. www.bbc.co.uk/schools (Superb Website!!!)

A fantastic website offering a wealth of activities – Interactive Whiteboard, Literacy, Numeracy, Science, History, ICT, PE, DT, Geography, Art, RE, Music


31www.mccollam.com/fun/geoquiz                (Interactive Whiteboard/ Class PC only)

A fun interactive quiz on the countries in the world – Interactive Whiteboard, Geography



Full Literacy plans for all year groups – Literacy


*** 33. www.teacherxpress.com                         (Superb Website!!!)

A fantastic web page which has links to other websites covering the whole curriculum – Literacy, Numeracy, Science, History, ICT, PE, DT, Geography, Art, RE, Music


*** 34. www.mathszone.co.uk

A website offering Interactive and other Numeracy activities – Interactive Whiteboard, Numeracy


35. www.ltscotland.org.uk/storybook              (Interactive Whiteboard/ Class PC only)

Literacy resource website which includes story telling and activities – Interactive Whiteboard, Literacy


36. www.geocities.com/SEN_resources/resources.html

Numeracy and Literacy resources mainly aimed at SEN children – Literacy, Numeracy


37. www.storiesfromtheweb.org                        (Interactive Whiteboard/ Class PC only)

Online stories and associated activities – Interactive Whiteboard, Literacy


38. www.tlfe.org.uk/home.htm

General resource website for most subjects – Literacy, Numeracy, Science, History, ICT, PE, DT, Geography, Art, RE, Music,


39. www.victorians.org.uk                       (Interactive Whiteboard/ Class PC only)

A great online site for the Victorians. – Interactive Whiteboard, History


40. www.ancientegypt.co.uk                   (Interactive Whiteboard/ Class PC only)

A great online site for the Egyptians. – Interactive Whiteboard, History


41. www.request.org.uk

A good RE resource website – RE


42. www.eduwight.iow.gov.uk/curriculum/foundation/geography/keystage2

A good geography website – Geography


43. www.mathslessons.co.uk/resources/resources.htm

An alphabetic list of Numeracy resources and plans – Numeracy, Interactive Whiteboard


44. www.qualityteachingresources.co.uk

Resources and worksheets for a variety of non core subjects – DT, Art, Geography


45. www.e-gfl.org/e-gfl/curriculum/resource/pss.cfm?subject=Mathematics

A resource site for a variety of subjects – Literacy, Numeracy, Science, History, ICT, PE, DT, Geography, Art, RE, Music, Interactive Whiteboard


46. www.keystage123.co.uk/worksheets_03.htm

Links to other pages with lots of resources! – Literacy, Numeracy, Science, History, ICT, PE, DT, Geography, Art, RE, Music, Interactive Whiteboard


47. www.firstschoolyears.com

Excellent resource site for KS1 children. May be good for Lower Achievers in Year 3/4 – Literacy, Numeracy, Science, History, ICT, PE, DT, Geography, Art, RE, Music, SEN


48. www.lgfl.net/lgfl/leas/greenwich/accounts/subjects/ictteam/web/resources/primary

 Great website offering full ICT plans with resources – ICT


49. www.lgfl.net

Lots of really good content for the classroom and interactive whiteboard – Literacy, Numeracy, Science, History, ICT, Geography, Music, Interactive Whiteboard


50. www.cadburylearningzone.co.uk

A super site for the Victorians – Numeracy, History, Interactive Whiteboard


51. www.train.stockton.gov.uk 

Another really good website. When you load page click on Curriculum along the top and then resources which is down the left hand side – Literacy, Numeracy, Science, ICT, Interactive Whiteboard, Christmas Activities


52. www.plattsy.co.uk.

A good little website with some useful links. Resources are linked to year groups which is particularly good – Literacy, Numeracy, Science, History, ICT, PE, DT, Geography, Art, RE, Music, SEN


53. www.thegrid.org.uk/learning

A variety of resources for all the curriculum areas – Literacy, Numeracy, Science, History, ICT, PE, DT, Geography, Art, RE, Music, SEN


54. www.galaxy-h.gov.uk

An interactive website looking at PSHE areas including healthy eating – , Interactive Whiteboard, PSHE


55. http://www.fours.co.uk/

A site offering a variety of resources – All Subjects


**** 56. www.ict.oxon-lea.gov.uk/whiteboards.html

A superb site for Interactive whiteboards – Interactive Whiteboard, Literacy, Numeracy


57. www.lgfl.netwww.lgfl.net

A site which offers and links for many different areas of the curriculum. Also hosts some superb ICT plans – Literacy, Numeracy, Science, History, ICT, PE, DT, Geography, Art, RE, Music, Interactive Whiteboard


*** 58. http://nwnet.org.uk/pages/index.html

A fantastic site for the Interactive whiteboard – Interactive Whiteboard, Literacy, Numeracy, Science, History, ICT, Geography,


59. http://www.iwb.org.uk

Another great Interactive whiteboard site – Interactive Whiteboard


60. http://www.ithink.org.uk

A good site to use when teaching PSHE


61. http://www.syntheticphonics.com

A website to use when teaching synthetic phonics – Literacy


62. http://stories.lgfl.org.uk

Website with talking stories – Literacy


63. http://holnet.lgfl.net/lgfl/accounts/holnet/upload/index.htm

Website which covers the History of London including the Victorians and the War – History


*** 64. http://www.coxhoe.durham.sch.uk       (Superb Website)

An amazing website which includes interactive links and resources for all subjects. A must visit! – Literacy, Numeracy, Science, History, ICT, PE, DT, Geography, Art, RE, Music, Interactive Whiteboard


65. http://www.teacherbooks.co.uk/

A site offering free catalogues on a variety of subjects.


66. http://www.thinkingoutofabox.co.uk/

Thinking cards produced by Chris Henshaw. Excellent challenges for children to try in the morning or if they finish early.


Website which also has a teacher links area:


*** 68. http://www.timeforcitizenship.org – Literacy, Numeracy, Science, History, ICT, PE, DT, Geography, Art, RE, Music, Interactive Whiteboard

A great new website designed for teachers, parents and children.


69. http://www.fours.co.uk – , Numeracy, Science, History, ICT, PE, DT, Geography, Art, RE, Music, Interactive Whiteboard

A superb website with loads of resources.


*** 70. http://www.ks1resources.co.uk – KS1 Resources – Literacy, Numeracy, Science, ICT, History

An excellent brand new website which has loads of fantastic resources on. Well worth a visit, especially if you teach in KS1


71.  http://www.primary-teacher-uk.co.uk – Primary

Probably the best Primary Blog available on the Internet at the moment. Well worth a look!