No shame in getting help…

Tuesday, January 2nd, 2007

Sometimes you just need an expert to help you install that perfect bathroom. That’s the view of Kathryn Hughes, writing in The Guardian’s Comment is Free section, whose new year’s resolution is to get in a handyman or woman to fix her DIY dilemmas. She urges you not to feel bad if you take the same view:

At last, I’ve got a man in

We’re now all crazy for DFY – Done For You. Apparently, getting a man in to paint your walls, fit a lavatory seat or even assemble your Ikea flatpack is now so popular that a host of sprucy handyman businesses have sprung up, promising to get someone competent with a screwdriver round within the hour. Instead of staring guiltily at coathooks that have been sulking in their box for three years, now all you have to do is hand over your credit-card details.

The idea that untrained people could, by an act of desire, transform themselves into skilled tradesmen and women was always a delusion. You wouldn’t pick up dentistry after seeing it on TV, yet millions of us believed that watching Linda Barker stencil a decorative border translated into being able to do it ourselves. Read the full story here…

Whether you’re a DIY fanatic or a laissez-faire lady or gentleman of leisure, we agree that buying the perfect bathroom should be as stress-free as possible. So, don’t forget to check out our in-depth section to get the knowledge on bathroom basics, hot offers, design tips or great ideas on relaxing and revitalising…

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