One of the drawbacks of living in a Victorian terrace is the stairs. They are often very steep and rather narrow, and ours are no exception. For this reason, a handrail is almost certainly required, especially when the more senior members of our family visit. Initially my concern was that handrails are always so functional.Continue Reading A pigs ear
Having recently gone against my own philosophy when it came to buy my circular saw, I found myself again ignoring one of my general rules for doing DIY. This time, it was replacing an original feature with something new. I am a huge fan or original features, and with few remaining in our Victorian house,Continue Reading Gutting the guttering
While I was replacing a tread on our staircase, I started to think about why people do DIY, rather than pay a professional to come in and do the job. I came up with the following main reasons: Save money Enjoyment Knowledge Following on from this, I thought about why I do it. Instantly myContinue Reading D.I.Why?
We recently took up the carpet on the stairs, so we could have a new one fitted. When we did so, the stairs were in decent condition, if not a little grubby. Considering they were made over 100 years ago, only one was broken. The first challenge was to work out how the stairs wereContinue Reading One small step…