Wash Away the Bathroom Blues

If your dull bathroom is getting you down, we have some chic and inexpensive ideas to add a whole new personality to this special space.

Since most bathrooms are small, all you need is the weekend to pull off a smart makeover that will transform ho-hum to amazing.

Try these easy and affordable updates:

Get Creative with Wallpaper

Wallpaper brightens bare walls in a way that paint cannot. The right type and design of wallpaper can add instant warmth and personality to your room.

Wallpaper can spruce up more than just your walls.  With a little imagination you can turn the ordinary into extraordinary: dress up closet doors; line a shelf or cupboard; cover a lampshade; or hang wallpaper as framed art.

Tools and Tips to Reduce Your Electricity Consumption

With almost everyone going green these days, being more eco-aware and finding ways to be more energy efficient isn’t the responsibility of big companies alone. All of us have to do our part at home. Not only does energy efficiency help the environment, since electric companies use large amounts of the non-renewable resource oil to generate electricity, but it leads to smaller electric bills and welcome savings. Here are some ideas to reduce electricity consumption in the average household.

Accessorize It!

You don’t need big bucks to create a home that has charm, warmth and style.  Smart accessories offer a simple and affordable way to refresh your living space without a big price tag.

From art pieces to flowers to decorative pillows, accessories add personality to a living room, kitchen, bedroom and other home spaces. And a little touch can make a dramatic visual statement.

Spring makeover for your home

Bright colours and bold accent pieces are in this spring, and Rapid True Value has just what you need to fit your budget and busy lifestyle. Something simple like painting your front door a new colour can change the whole look of your home.

If you want to start from the outside, Rapid True Value and Agrograce can help you rejuvenate your garden. Make unused space into a paved courtyard with garden furniture, and perhaps include a fountain. A fountains or a pond can create a lovely tranquil spot right in your garden. Agrograce has a wide selection of seeds and flowers, and a burst of colour outside is just as important as colour inside your house.

Designers Show Eye for Style in RTV Decorators' Challenge

This month Rapid True Value is hosting an exciting opportunity for you! If you are an aspiring decorator, or simply have a love for design and an eye for style, enter our Decorators’ Challenge! You can enter by putting your name, email address and telephone number in the entry box at participating Rapid True Value Stores*. We will select two names at random and invite you to participate in the competition.

Let there be light!

Lighting fixtures are an ideal, and often inexpensive, way of adding style to your home décor. The right kind of lighting can make your living space feel spacious and welcoming while poor lighting can make a space cold and uninviting.

It is not only the mood of your home that matters. Lighting has a very practical aspect - it helps you to see well, perform tasks easily, and provides safety, security and a sense of comfort.

Christmas Gifts For The Handyman

If you’re feeling challenged coming up with gift ideas for the handy man in your life, Rapid True Value has an amazing range of power tools, kits and accessories that any do-it-yourselfer would appreciate finding under the Christmas tree.

We stock the very best power tools from the world's leading brands, such as DeWalt, Black & Decker, and Stanley, that your husband, father, brother or friend would love to add to his collection.  These include table circular saws, grinders, cordless drills and screwdriver sets.

Paint the perfect home for the holidays

Christmas is sneaking up on us in the worse way. The advertising and the Xmas carols come earlier each year.

There is a good side to that, however, because it helps to put us in a planning mood earlier. The home, of course, is the center of all that planning because we all want a joyful environment for the holidays. 

Patio perfect with the right outdoor furniture

Summer is around the corner and we’ll be spending much more time on our patios enjoying the easy conversation of friends and family or simply taking it easy with a good book. But however you decide to idle away the hours, the right outdoor furniture can help create an attractive and inviting ambiance.

A functional yet comfortable space is your first priority. So make sure your patio furniture matches your personal preferences as well as the uses it will serve.