Derek Lotts's blog - Feb 2018

Derek Lotts writes about décor, gardening, recycling and everything related to home improvement. He thinks all these fall under self-improvement. He believes in the power of sharing ideas and communicating via the internet to achieve betterment. He blogs regularly at Smoothdecorator.

Construction Company Startup - 5 Must Haves     by   Derek Lotts

28 February 2018

Considering how many construction companies there are, it can’t be difficult to start one, right? Well, not exactly. Sure, becoming a contractor is not that hard but starting a construction company that rests on solid foundations is far from easy...


Advanced Materials and Technologies for Greener and More Sustainable Construction     by   Derek Lotts

28 February 2018

There was a time when all construction was green. Nomadic people of the steppes relied on felt and wooden yurts as they followed their herds. Archaeologists in Ireland and Galicia are reconstructing Celtic roundhouses which had straw bale and mud walls and literally green roofs...

Bathroom Renovation – 5 Possible Issues     by   Derek Lotts

26 February 2018

Your creative bathroom renovation can quickly turn into a nightmare when you’re not ready for possible problems. Even if you’re really skilled in this type of work, things can get out of hand and you can end up soaked in water because your pipes have burst...


Small Patio Design: Keep It Functional and Chic     by   Derek Lotts

09 February 2018

If you love to spend time outside, then you probably dream of having a large backyard with a lot of space for al fresco meals, outdoor parties and family gatherings. But, sometimes life doesn’t care about what you want and you end up with a small patio that barely fits your furniture...


Easy Ways to Refresh Your Home     by   Derek Lotts

08 February 2018

When it comes to tiny updates and interior ‘refreshments’ – the easiest ones are usually the most effective ones. And even though there are probably hundreds of them, here are the best of the best that can apply to every single home...