April 2016

Grand Designs Live 2016

Whether you’re an interior design professional or just an avid DIY enthusiast, there’s no denying that London’s Grand Designs Live event is the pinnacle of interior design prowess. Held in the ExCeL Centre, in London’s Royal Victoria Dock, Grand Designs 2016 is set to be their biggest and best event yet!   About Grand Designs Live Running from Saturday 30th of April until Sunday 8th of May, the Grand Designs exhibition is the UK’s premiere homeware and interior design show. With everything on display, from the latest home technology and... Read More

Revealed: the barriers keeping first-time buyers off the property ladder

At Tiles Direct, we wanted to find out more about the barriers preventing first-time buyers from saving for a deposit on their home – so we conducted a survey to find out what Brits believed were the greatest obstacles to homeownership. From rent prices and the cost of living to interest rates and irresponsible spending, respondents weighed in on the factors keeping Generation Y off the UK property ladder. The results of the study are below – segmented by gender, age bracket and location.     Topline results: In your... Read More

DIY Guide: Tiling a Kitchen Splashback

Whether you want to inject a touch of colour into your existing kitchen or you’re looking for some inspiration when choosing a new one, a tiled kitchen splashback is the ideal way to brighten up the heart of your home. In today’s post, we’re taking you through the various kitchen tile ideas on offer when it comes to choosing a kitchen splashback – as well as the advantages of going for splashback tiles over alternatives like stainless steel splashbacks. We’ll even give you a crash-course in wall tiling, so you... Read More