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Architecture

How to Avoid Building Trade Scams

Cowboys are everywhere in the building trade – but they can be tricky to spot. Unlike the cowboys of your favourite western, a cowboy builder seldom wears a Stetson and spurs. And while they very rarely ride a horse to work, they’re perfectly happy ripping you off from the comfort of a white van. But whether they’re plumbers, painters, landscapers...

Housing Problems: Property Lemons and Proper Lemonade

Some people say that when life hands you lemons, the most reasonable way to respond is to turn those lemons into lemonade. While this might not always apply to situations, it’s generally considered to be a positive way to look at situations. Of course, in many cases, simply trying to turn lemons into lemonade can backfire on you. Being...

3 Ways to Make Your Small Space Look and Feel Bigger

Making the most of a small space means that you will have to cut every corner, pull up every trick you know, and make the most of your space to create the illusion of a much larger place. Small rooms are definitely not the first choice for most people. They can create the feel of discomfort and a sense of confinement or claustrophobia. But, there...

The 5 Most Innovative Buildings Of The 21st Century

Here at www.factotum.co.uk we love marvelling at amazing buildings of all ages, whether they have great historical and architectural significance, or whether they are simply quirky and unusual because the architect went out of their way to think outside of the box. Here we have listed five of our favourite buildings that show amazing innovative...

The Traditional Maltese house – Architecture from Malta

Malta is filled with architectural landmarks. Some even predate the pyramids built in Egypt. Moreover, Malta has developed a rich history because of Phoenicians, Romans, and Sicilian colonies living on the islands (Malta, Gozo and Comino). As a result, traditional Maltese houses have gained a distinct character drawn from several cultures. Learn...

Ways to Find The Right Furniture for Your Home

Furniture is an integral part of our home. Without it, our lives would be so much tougher. Imagine a world without chairs, tables, storage compartments, shelving units, etc. We would be having our meals on the floor, under-utilising the space that is given to us, and even not knowing where to place our belongings. The furniture has come a long way...

How to Make the Most of a Small Business Space

When it comes to building a strong and successful business, there are times when the ideal is entirely out of reach. It’s a case of making the most of what you have: what’s available, what your budget will stretch to, and what’s realistically accessible to you. Sometimes, this means working with a much smaller commercial space than is desirable...

Fabulous Arts and Crafts Kitchen Design

Almost all people much love arts and Crafts Kitchen Design in white. White is one of the favorite colors for the kitchen since it gives a simple, timeless look. However, if not appropriately chosen, white can be a dull, tiring color that will influence your routine activities in your kitchen. So, how to select the proper white cabinets for your...

A Guide to Building The Perfect Extension on Your Home

If you are lucky enough to have your home exactly the way you want it, it likely took a lot of time, effort, and money to arrive at the point where there is little more that can be added. The windows and doors have already been replaced with uPVC or aluminium, and the driveway and terrace are both stunning features that compliment the overall...