Category: Reclamation Yard

5 ways to attract wildlife to your garden using reclaimed bricks

Reclaimed bricks are an affordable, versatile and eco-friendly building material, perfect for DIY garden projects. Turning your garden into a haven for wildlife is not only good for the environment, but extremely rewarding too. Take on these 5 simple DIY garden projects using reclaimed bricks to start attracting more wildlife to your garden. Bird bath…




5 features of rustic interior design

Rustic interior design is unfussy, natural and rugged, creating a sense of unpretentious homely warmth. When looking for inspiration for your rustic interior, think remote country cottage or farmhouse. Rustic interior design uses minimal decoration, colour, and modern furniture, instead it embraces earthy and organic textures and materials. Here are five common features of rustic…




5 common uses for reclaimed bricks in the garden

The humble red brick is an attractive, durable and affordable building material, ideal for use in garden DIY projects of all shapes and sizes. Garden features and landscaping materials can be very expensive, so before shelling out at your local garden centre, ask yourself, is this something I could make myself? Reclaimed bricks are an…




Can wooden floorboards be warm and energy efficient?

Wooden floorboards can add elegance and sophistication to your home, but can they also be warm and energy efficient? There’s no doubt that wooden floorboards add a certain rustic charm and natural beauty to any interior. But whilst they look beautiful, can floorboards really match the cosy feel and warmth of a carpet under foot?…




5 ways to make your home feel cosier this Christmas

Hot drinks, scarves, thick frosts, and long candlelit evenings, there’s no doubt that Christmas is the cosiest time of the year. Get ready for entertaining and making memories with friends and family this Christmas with these five tips for creating a cosier home. Makeover your fireplace There’s no cosier image than a family gathered around…




5 reasons to buy upcycled furniture

Upcycled furniture offers a unique and eco-friendly alternative to new, mass-produced furniture. Whilst some people enjoy the process of upcycling their own furniture, it’s not for everyone. If crafting and DIY isn’t your thing, then buying furniture that has already been upcycled allows you to effortlessly obtain unique and sustainable items for your home. Here…




Characteristics of gothic furniture

Ornate gothic furniture and décor can add character, grandeur and atmosphere to your home’s interior. Give your home a gothic-style makeover or simply add impact to your interior with a single gothic statement piece. Whilst modern gothic style is sometimes painted as a little tongue-in-cheek and Halloween-esque, traditional gothic architecture and design was breathtakingly refined…




What is sustainable furniture?

Those looking to make more ethical and environmentally friendly buying decisions when furnishing their home should look for sustainable furniture options. Sustainable is a word that is often used interchangeably with terms like ‘eco-friendly’ and ‘green’, but does it really mean the same thing? Sustainable definition The dictionary definition for sustainable is: “able to be…




Tips for decorating your living room mantelpiece

The fireplace is the heart of a living room, with families gathering around it every evening. There’s nothing cosier than sitting in front of the fireplace at home, feeling the warmth and watching the flickering flames. Whether you have an open fire, log burner, gas or electric fire, it’s likely your fireplace and its mantelpiece…




How to insulate a garden shed

Whether you plan on turning your garden shed into a home office, gym, art studio, or playroom, insulating it is an essential part of creating a comfortable, warm and habitable environment. Converting a garden shed into a useful and comfortable room can add valuable extra living space to your home and help to improve your…