Home Improvement

HOME IMPROVEMENT: Garden Style

How to start your garden and improve your home and your FOOD! There’s nothing more DIY than growing your own food! This global pandemic has brought to light our lack of food security and preparedness so with all this free time on our hands now is the perfect time to take control and get in the garden. As any seasoned gardener will tell you, gardening is always a learning experience and like with...

Staying Healthy While at Home

They say you don’t miss a good thing until it’s gone, and doesn’t that hold true right now? Our lifestyles have been completely turned upside down by the COVID-19 virus. However, with more people cooking at home and having a little more time in the day, this could be a fantastic opportunity to form new, healthy habits. Good nutrition is crucial for health. Especially at times when the immune...

SOLAR: No Longer an Optional Extra

I think it’s fair to say that solar panels on rooftops here in Bermuda have now become a relatively common sight. Those amongst us who were convinced that their installation on our rather unique Bermuda slate rooves would result in never ending leaks and destroy the integrity of the entire roof have, by the sheer force of evidence, been proven entirely wrong. We can now be very confident that properly...

Home Improvements – HOW TO Make Your Renovation Less Stressful

Construction doesn’t have to be stressful if you can consolidate your needs under one roof. To renovate you need input from a designer and a contractor, they are the two main components in your renovation. The designer helps bring your vision to life, the contractor tells you what can be done and what can be done within your budget. Working together with the two you can get all the information you...

BS&R How To: Become a carpentry master

Many people see the beauty and quality in our work and quite often we’re asked for tips or tricks when it comes to creating and maintaining these pieces. So here are our top 8 tips to carpentry mastery: Measure twice cut once. Always double check your measurements to ensure your piece will come out how you want without wasting materials; Avoid placing your furniture in direct sunlight, as...

Adding Value: By Enhancing your Outdoor Areas

If your house doesn’t look appealing from the outside, chances are a potential buyer will never make it inside. Marketing professionals will tell you that a good first impression can add 5 to 10 percent to the value of your home. If the exterior color of your house is fading, painting is a good place to start your improvements, along with updates to exterior details and shutters. Eyebrows, sills,...

Pools in the Off Season

Out of sight but keep in mind these few important steps to ensure your pool is in the best possible shape over the winter months. Make sure your pool chemicals are correctly balanced before the colder weather sets in. It is harder for chemicals to react in colder pool water and when the season comes around again you could find yourself with an unbalanced pool. Cut back on your electricity bills by...

Home Improvement

Don’t be complacent to the minor annoyances in your home. Home improvement doesn’t have to start and end with big renovations. Yes, large renovations usually add to the overall value of your home, but there is something to be said for paying attention to the little things. We all have an extraordinary ability to ignore and then become accustomed to minor annoyances (this is how we’re able to...

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