If you are looking to dispose of your items in an environmentally safe manner you will need to take care of things by finding the right company for the job. You need to use a company with years of experience in dealing with rubbish removal all around Bayswater and beyond to avoid the negative impact of simply throwing items away. It could be difficult to find affordable services you can work with that are combined with a free quote as well, but if you do you will have great results overall.

Before you begin however you will need to look at the amount of items you want to move as well as their sizes and more. This will help your chosen company in giving you a more accurate end result on the free quote provided, no matter where you live around Bayswater.

The most important part of the job of course still remains and that is properly getting rid of your waste in an eco-friendly way in Bayswater. Waste collection companies can do this for you by getting rid of the items in the most environmentally friendly manner, working on recycling whatever can be recycled and only ending up with those pieces that simply cannot be recycled in any way and trashing them.

A company of this kind can handle anything in Bayswater from appliances you no longer need or want, through old and decrepit furniture that needs to get out of the way. You can even get rid of construction waste from any projects you may have been working on, gardening waste that cannot be recycled or used for composting or some other safer way of waste disposal. Naturally, you will be looking for affordable prices you can rely upon as time goes by, so you may need to do some searching.

No matter where exactly you are based in Bayswater, you can do some research and find the right company to handle it all. The more information you provide, the more accurate the final price will be, so keep that in mind when you need such services. Volume and size are equally important, as well as the nature of the items, so let your chosen rubbish disposal company know in advance. Find a waste clearance company that can help you deal with your rubbish in an eco-conscious way. You need a company with years of experience to make sure that your waste does not end up in the local tip polluting the environment. enter image description here Sources:



http://gorubbishgo.co.uk/rubbish-removal-bayswater/ www.eea.europa.eu/about-us/emas/emas_good_habits_folder.pdf

There are some things that will never go out of style: the colour black, neutral palettes, rustic wood, light spacious rooms - and although their formation and style can differ slightly, they are generally our basic building foundations for interior design. But as seasons come and go, the trends change to fit in with our cultural and social movements - inevitably altering our tastes and choices when it comes to decorating to our aesthetic preferences. So here is a little peep at some of the trends you’ll be expecting to see during the coming autumn months…

  1. Fifty Shades of…

You guessed it! Grey is the colour of the season for your interior - and it’s coming in all waves of shades; soft, textured, dark, light, metallic… They are the colours of our soon-to-be winter mornings. Consider layering smoky hues with nearly-black accents to create definition in a room - this palette works especially well in a living or lounge area where you want to create comfort with textured pillows and throws. Add an air of affluence with silver decorative ornaments such as candles, trays, photo frames, mirrors, coasters and table runners.

  1. Midnight Blues

If you’re more interested in creating an artsy-looking, affluent interior space, then opt for this season’s statement shade of midnight blue. Use it sparingly in your accessories; pillows, soft furnishings, decorative ornaments etc. or go for the full ‘wow’ factor and use it on your walls! Midnight blue looks spectacular with metallic accessories, particularly gold, to create a celestial or art-deco aesthetic.

  1. Knitted Soft Furnishings

If you’re a wiz with a knitting needle, now is your time to shine! Knits are not only good for throwing on your back to keep you warm and comfy, but they make beautifully cosy furnishings for in your home. Ideal for the lounge area or bedroom, thick cable-knitted pillows covers and blankets in neutral shades keep your environment looking homely and fresh. A perfect setting for this lovely trend would be covering rustic bed frames in layers of blush pink and cream cable knit blankets - imagine coming home from work and diving into that!

  1. Folk

Folk prints have been plentiful over our festival season, but the colourful floral patterns and embroidery is here to stay through out our winter - but this time with more of a Nordic influence. Sat upon black and navy backdrops rather than whites and creams, the large folk print takes on darker shades for our winter party season. Though there’s nothing wrong with keeping the blue and white folk prints flowing through your home to lighten it up a bit! After all, we’re still in September so there’s no rush to be dulling your rooms just yet.

  1. Handmade

Self taught DIY is still a massive thing for home interiors - if you have a skill set whether it be carpentry, stitching, painting or if you just have a knack for anything creative, then have a go at doing it yourself! The internet is swarming with tutorials and guides on how to do things simply and in the most cost effective way - so it’s ideal if you’re on a tight budget! Why not give these things a whirl: curtain drapes, cushions, hand painted drawers, wall displays and wooden photo frames, handmade tables and even sewing your own bedding!


  1. UNDERBED STORAGE: The ideal place to store your spare blankets and fluffy slippers! Under-bed storage is great for sliding in and out from under your bed; a space that is very often overlooked as something that can be utilized. Having a couple of large fitted boxes or drawers underneath will allow you to keep all your treasures safe and dust free while you’re not using them. This reclaimed wood drawer keeps to the theme of sustainability – interior design with a conscience!
  1. ORGANIZED WARDROBES: Who doesn’t dream of owning a wardrobe that's immaculate? Color coordinated and organized down to every bootie, having a clear and precise space in your wardrobe really will create the illusion of so much space – and keep your room tidy! Often you’ll find that when items have a special place, it’s hard to not put them back in it, thus eradicating the desire to chuck your jumpers over one shoulder onto the floor!

If you’re lucky enough to have a big freeing space in your bedroom, then opt for a built-in wardrobe with sliding mirrored doors (this double up will give you more wall/floor space if it means you don’t have to purchase a separate stand alone mirror). If your room is smaller, modify the wardrobe you have by building in extra shelves and slotting in baskets.


  1. UTILIZE EXTRA CUPBOARD SPACE: One of life’s simplest yet most effective storage hacks, is adapting the space you have that generally goes unconsidered. Under the kitchen sink is where most people store their cleaning products, and with all the piping it can be a bit of a jungle in there and spray bottles get lost and lodged in strange places. Take some plastic tension rods and create hanging spaces for your bottles and cloths!

Similarly, use baskets and shelving on the inside of cupboard doors to store lightweight items such as foils, chopping boards and sponges.

  1. NO MATTER HOW SMALL THE SPACE, USE IT: Even if it’s an awkward corner or thin slice of a slot – you’ll be able to make use of it somehow. Consider those thinner items that you can get into smaller spaces; mops, brooms, brushes, spices, utensils etc. Spice racks are a brilliant way to separate your Rosemary from your Thyme while narrowing the slimmest of spaces!
  1. USE BOTH SIDES OF SHELVES: Put your pretties on top and hang your utensils from the bottom! Grab some nails, baskets, rails and hooks and design your own under-shelf storage!


  1. ABOVE THE DOORS: A genius way of storing towels and toiletries is to create shelving above the door – and of course add hooks or racks onto the inside of the door too!
  1. SNEAK IN SHELVING: Add it in even in areas you wouldn’t have considered needing before! Put a little shelf above your toilet roll to keep sprays or scented candles, slot shelving in behind your toilet lid for ornaments, use multiple shelving next to your mirrors for your toiletries and beauty products etc. Not only will it clear your cupboards but you can create lovely displays on them too!
  1. MASON JARS: Mason JarsDIY hacks are multipurpose. The many uses and looks these easy to get pieces can bring to your home seem endless. One of my favorite uses of them is to store beauty products! Brushes, cotton wool, liners, q-tips and bottles etc. – take inspiration from this DIY trick of attaching the lovely jars onto a plaque of wood to create shelving units designed by you!


  1. USE UNEXPECTED SPACES: Using your stairwell to feature hidden shelving is a great and unpredictable way to gain extra display space. Ideal for housing your library of books, the small shelving you can fit behind and under your staircase will amaze guests! Take it a step further by adding in a couple of squishy seats and pillows to create a little reading nook for your leisure!
  1. TIDY SECRETS: To keep everything looking clean, tidy and organized, create secret cupboards and drawers to give the illusion that you live in a minimalist space – when really, all your belongings are safely tucked away behind hidden doors! This works especially well for your TV unit where it’ll help hide all your wires, remotes and DVDs.

Garages can be so messy if you let them go. The sheer amount of things in your home often means the garage is a dumping ground. In addition, add a lack of shelving and organised storage space and you can be in trouble. Here are some tips to get things organised.

  1. Make An Assessment, Analyze And Then Prioritize

One of the main problems you might run into when organizing your garage (or any other cluttered space) is that the space has no plan. People fail over and over again to visualize and analyze the space to determine how they would like it to function. When it comes to your garage, what are your priorities? To be able to park your car inside of it (one of your largest investments)? To store sporting equipment and seasonal items? To have a work space? Or perhaps all of these? It may be possible to get everything you want if you take the time to think about how you will be using the space and prioritize. Once you have figured out your priorities, it will be easier for you to organize and purge your space since you won’t have to spend time on what does or does not belong in the space.

  1. Clear The Space

Starting out with a clean slate is important. Find a few blankets or tarps to place all of your items on. Place them in an open area such as your lawn or driveway. Lay everything out. Wash down or sweep the walls and floors of your garage.

Note: This can be an excellent opportunity for staining your concrete floor and painting the walls. Your space with be given a clean, fresh, new look. Learn how to throw things out with this blog.

  1. Get Things Sorted By Placing Like Items Together

As you are pulling things from your garage, gather up all of your decorations together in one area, then your camping gear, lawn items, tools, sporting equipment and so forth. You can even get down to the very small things like screws and nails and sort them also. You can even get your kids to help. Sorting like items together might seem like a real “no-brainer,” however it actually is a very important part of the organizing process, not only to sort but also to get everything put into its permanent spot.

  1. Purge

During this stage of the process, be ruthless. Try to commit yourself to eliminating at least 50% of the items in your space. Making this kind of effort goes a long way even if you don’t end up getting rid of quite that much. Make four piles for your purging process: recycle, trash, donate, keep. As you are purging, put each item into its proper category. Toss anything you haven’t used for more than a year or that is broken. Return anything that doesn’t belong to you or goes someplace other than your garage. Eliminate duplicates. Keep in mind you are attempting to get your garage organized. How many rakes, bats, basketballs, brooms, screws or hammers do you actually need? If you are having difficulties throwing things out just keep keep asking yourself the following questions: Do I really need this? Have I used it over the past year? Do I use it now? Is it something I love? If you don’t, then place the item in the recycle, trash or donate pile. Donating things is great since you will be providing somebody else with the opportunity to appreciate and enjoy some of your belongings.

  1. Take Inventory Of Everything You Have And Get Your Space Mapped Out Into Zones

Once you have your stuff pared down, take inventory of everything you have so that you have a good idea of what kinds of organizational items you have and what you are going to need to buy. Don’t ever buy any organizational items prior to purging. This will save you a lot of frustration, money and time. Now get your space mapped out. Get out a piece of paper and draw it out or mark off outlines with tape of the various work zones or spaces inside your garage. You can get a spot marked off for your vehicle, sporting equipment, workbench, lawn care and gardening supplies, hazardous material and paint cabinet, heavy duty shelving and more.

Remember to use the overhead and vertical spaces that you have available to you. Your walls can be used for installing shelving or hanging items on. The ceiling can also be used for placing plywood boards across the rafters for storing seldom used and seasonal items. Good garage shelving can make things a lot easier for you.

Think about frequency of use and convenience as well. For example, most likely you would like to have a trashcan placed close to the driver’s door on your car so you can throw things away easily. Or put the recycling bins next to the door that leads into your house so that it’s easy throwing things in. Or you could park or hang your bikes close to the garage door to make it easy for your children to get on their bikes and go for a ride.

Introducing the Topic

What thoughts and considerations go into our spaces in order to encourage placemaking outcomes? That is, a purposeful strategy to factor people into the planning process of making public spaces (What is placemaking, 2008).

What relates is an article I read about third places (not home or work) from a library perspective. My takeaways were:

  • We plan our spaces. Organizations strategize to create holistically appealing settings.
  • We learn from each other. What one institution strives to accomplish in one way or another certainly pertains to other businesses and/or organizations.
  • We care about people. Why else work with the public–be it library or small business–than to ensure beneficial experiences for all staff, customers, and visitors?

In addition,

  • “People Appreciate Opportunities to Linger…lingering is what you do after you’ve done what you came to do” (Malczewski, 20123, para.3).
  • People Yearn to Be around Others. (It pertains that this human back and forth duality has its own expression: face-to-face aka f2f.)

So people make places matter. Do better places make better people? And, where do the two intersect?

diamond center masonry pavement

This diamond pavement seems interesting yet static without walkers (Photo: BuddingCo).

two legs with two shoes on brick walk

These bricks were made for walking as the action begins (Photo: BuddingCo).

Making A Masonry Supply Small Business Connection

Small business can be a microcosm of its larger counterpart–a village or a city–and a macrocosm of what’s smaller. Visitors see and touch stone textures while meandering in a masonry supply yard. Often they behave similarly on a larger scale in a national park or on a smaller scale in their own backyards. (Hey, is this lingering?)
At Budding Co. we interface with others outside in our yard, inside the store, at the design center or online right here. Everywhere however we’re in the building places business: trying to carry value over and above the sales transaction. There’s a bigger picture.

Involving Other Parties

Yes, a people-first movement is afoot. Architects and designers are getting on the placemaking bandwagon (Archinect, n.d.) as are contractors, masons and other building tradespersons who construct their projects. And, let us not forget artists and crafters (CraftsCouncil, 2014, video below).
We find it very motivating and an honor to be in the masonry field when these supplies are used for the betterment of people places. Indianapolis’s Cultural Trail, a prime example, was constructed with 11.25 acres of pavers! (Indianapolis Cultural Trail Inc., 2016, para. 6).

people walking in copley square boston

People invigorate Copley Square in Boston while strolling about (Photo: BuddingCo).


Personally Reflecting on the Topic

I believe in a very real sense you and I are community-building when we maintain, repair, enhance, and restore——by helping to improve spaces that bring people together——be it commercially in the town center or residentially around a patio fire pit.


This article is the first about what inspires us at Budding Co. BTW what’s your take on placemaking?


Archinect. (n.d.). News: Placemaking. Retrieved August 9, 2016, from http://archinect.com/news/tag/94265/placemaking
CraftsCouncil. (2014, April 1). Place making [Video file, 7:03, YouTube]. See below.
Malczewski, B. (2013, October 17). Mantras of library design. Public Libraries Online: News & Opinion. Retrieved August 5, 2016, from http://publiclibrariesonline.org/2013/10/mantras-of-library-design/
What is placemaking? (2008 [Date of website]). Placemaking Chicago. Retrieved August 5, 2016, from http://www.placemakingchicago.com/about/

Further Reading & Watching

PPS (Project for Public Spaces). (n.d.). 10 principles for successful squares. Retrieved August 5, 2016, from http://www.pps.org/reference/squaresprinciples/

Recently we delivered some products to downtown Silver Spring Maryland. Since the turn of the 21st century the town has seen a huge regrowth in development. There are a plethora of new shops down main street such as next day blinds.  If you’re on your way to the capital stop by and check out this hidden gem.

The bedroom is arguably the most important room in the house – mainly because of its mentally and physically stimulating qualities; sleep, rest, comfort, relaxation, privacy, intimacy, romance and leisure. It’s the one room in the house that only you need to appreciate. and really take to town on the personal effects. However, without organizing the aesthetics of your bedroom, you are missing out on a great opportunity to live a joyous life!

You spend around 8-10 hours a day every in your bed when you’re sleeping, waking and drifting into dreamland, not to mention the times you bring snacks up to cozy into the pillows and watch a film, or get ready for an evening out and have to try on 50 outfits before you successfully leave…or even those days off when all you want to do is sip tea and read your favorite novel.

A bedroom is at its best when it is tidy, clean and full of textural comfort. Of course, the color scheme, fixtures, furniture and accessories bring it to life. Themes are great for working these features into one. So take a look at these bedroom design ideas about how to follow the 2016 trends and make them your own!

5 Bedroom Design Inspirations for 2016


Ever been to one of those World Heritage sites or National Trust homes and fallen head over heels for their details? It’s easy to bring such historic elements into your contemporary space by using reclaimed wood and rustic furniture or adding beams on the ceiling and walls to create that country-village effect.

Use neutral palettes to make the rustic wood stand out and select natural fibers when choosing soft furnishings such as blankets, rugs, towels and curtains. This theme is perfect for guest bedrooms of a Bed and Breakfast or Boutique Hotel, as it works well with minimalism, ensuring that the wooden beams or furniture are the main focus. Definitely a quaint appearance to comfortably welcome many travelers looking to rest their weary heads!


Take inspiration from exotic hotels around the world when designing the look of your bedroom. Think about it. When you travel abroad, what is it that makes you choose those specific spots? Other than the obvious price and location, aesthetics generally influence your decision making process. What kind of luxury are you wanting to experience? What colors excite you? Is it Instagram worthy if you took a photo of it? Would your friends and family back home be swooning over it too?

Then you should take those qualities and add them into your own room, so you always have that feeling of wanderlust! Go for Ottoman silhouettes, African prints, Greek pottery, ethnic rugs and lots of woven textures!


If you want something completely modern, then opt for a style that we’ve dubbed ‘Blogger Chic’. You know what I’m talking about right? That very clean cut and minimalist bedroom with metallic accents, geometrical shapes and pastel shades? You can imagine a stack of Vogue magazines piled on a bedside table next to some fake roses and a scented candle.

Greys, pinks, creams and nude shades are big this year in interior design – particularly for the summer! With rose gold and copper being the metal of the moment, you’ll be wanting colors that stay warm yet subtle. Think about the layout of your accessories, the levels that your lights hang and the angle that your chair is facing… it’s all about having your space a photo shoot creating the illusion of perfect balance.


Who’d have thought you could pull androgyny out of the fashion world and into the realm of interior design. Androgyny is the ideal compromise if you and your partner have different tastes and ideas about what the bedroom should emulate. Perhaps your boyfriend isn’t a fan of your fluffy cushions and fairy lights, or your girlfriend detests your tarnished rock band posters or blue tacked all over your last bedroom. Tt’s time to bring all the gender neutral forces together and create a space you can both be comfortable in!

It’s important to consider the things you both like – and decide on neutral palettes that can work with all your personal accents. If your partner loves a piece of art work but you prefer photo frames, get both and work them in together! Add a couple of prints and textures here and there – after all, it should be romantic and cozy too.

What if we were in Rome? (Maybe you are!) We’d saunter over to Trevi Fountain seeking skin-cooling relief at its water’s edge. Surely this architectural beauty would additionally radiate spiritual solace and admiration of a bygone era.

Daytime View of Trevi Fountain

Trevi Fountain (Credit: Verch, Marco)

Trevi’s timeline began in 19 BC when a spring fed by an aqueduct became a Roman bath. Between 1629 and 1762 different architects under the guise of different popes fortified and enhanced the structure in the popular piazza we see today. (Yes, it’s the coin-throw fountain.) The latest 2015 restoration with improvements (e.g., LED lighting) was financed by the Fendi fashion house. I find their masonry facts compelling:

3,900 square meters restored travertine [limestone] and marble…
340 square meters of restored stucco
320 square meters of restored basin
100 square meters of restored plaster
80 square meters of restored bricks…
26 restorers
” (Reddinger).

For non-metric folks, picture 340 square meters being just under half the width and a quarter the length of an American football field.

If you’re wondering why I made this comparison, wade through (or skip) these equations:

1 meter = 3.281 feet
square = area of length by width
1 square meter = 10.76 square feet (3.281 X 3.281)
340 square meters = 3,658.4 square feet (340 x 10.76)
3,658.4 rounded to 3,600 = 60 feet by 60 feet
3 feet = 1 yard
60 feet x 60 feet = 20 yards x 20 yards
53.3 yards wide x 100 yards long = 1 US football field
approximately less than 1/2 width x 1/4 length of a football field = 340 square meters

Sorry if my minor calculating seems confusing, but can you imagine actually tackling major monument-building back in BC! What’s much more interesting (than my math) is a video lesson in Chapter 4 of an online course entitled: “Roman Engineering and Architecture.”

In closing, I’ll share that yesterday on Facebook we briefly melded the same medley — summer heat, Roman history, and masonry buildings. I wanted to expound here especially, BECAUSE it’s 103 degrees Fahrenheit outside AND wouldn’t it be DIVINE plunging a toe or two into TREVI right this moment?!

Works Cited

Reddinger, Paige. “Fendi Unveils Their Restoration of the Trevi Fountain in Rome.” The Daily Front Row. Nov. 3, 2015, fashionweekdaily.com/fendi-unveils-their-restoration-of-the-trevi-fountain-in-rome/.

Verch, Marco . Trevi-Brunnen [Image attribution]. Jan. 10, 2016. CC BY 2.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0, Wikimedia Commons.

Being in the masonry field, our eyes are drawn to hardscape surfaces wherever we go. That is, brick, stone, tile or concrete building that purposely or decoratively “resides” within designed or natural landscapes.

It’s summertime and we’re intent on exploring once again Hildacy Farm Preserve. Fields abound with nature. Interspersed are also man-made structures — lots of mortared fieldstone. Farmers likely found these stones in fields and by streams.

Fieldstone wall at Hildacy

Colorful fieldstone wall at Hildacy (BuddingCo).

These facades remind me of a cairn image I recently saw in a book. A cairn is a “mound of stones piled up as a memorial or to mark a boundary or path” (Memidex online). At first I thought of our Cairn Terrier. (Sending her breed out in packs to forage in rock piles was Scotland’s solution for hunting small prey.) More important, this photograph highlighted the stonemason’s artistry of creating outdoor sculptures. “Whenever I had a free hour at the end of a day, I unwound by working on this satisfying expression of my appreciation of stone” (Reed, 2013, p. 211).

Stone Entrance at Hildacy

Arched stone entranceway at Hildacy (Buddingco).

Stone wall with ironwork gate at Hildacy

Mortared fieldstone wall with ironwork gate at Hildacy (BuddingCo).

Could we replicate similar formations? Which tools are used? Now might be time to rummage for finds around your local stone yard.

Hildacy in Media, PA encompasses 55 acres that were originally part of 300 acres of property that William Penn was granted in 1683. Thanks to the Natural Lands Trust these spaces are being conserved for our enjoyment. Like us, surely posterity will marvel at the notion that masonry lasts.


Reed, D. (2013). “The complete guide to stonescaping: Dry-stacking, mortaring, paving & gardenscaping.” New York, NY: Lark Crafts.

The National Trust for Historic Preservation’s latest issue of Preservation (magazine) is out with a trendy topic for summer: National Parks.


Obviously the National Park Service (NPS) — existent since August 25, 1916 — oversees the parks. Did you know that this federal organization also administers historic preservation and restoration?


Take its smallest site, for instance. Thaddeus Kosciuszko National Memorial in Philadelphia requires routine maintenance and repairs. Compare the brickwork before and after masonry restoration in 1972 (image next) versus now.


Historic brick house in 1972 (Thaddeus Kosciuszko, HABS, public domain, LOC)

Historic brick house in 1972 (Thaddeus Kosciuszko, HABS, public domain, LOC)

Via their Technical Preservation Services (TPS), NPS provides a series of Preservation Briefs. A few masonry-related examples are:


  • 2  Repointing Mortar Joints in Historic Masonry Buildings
  • 5 The Preservation of Historic Adobe Buildings
  • 22 The Preservation and Repair of Historic Stucco Buildings

These reports are detail rich with straight advice summaries and informative reading lists. The four treat approaches especially interested us. That is, Preservation, Rehabilitation, Restoration, and Reconstruction.


The National Park Service is a treasure trove of more than parks. We appreciate its masonry side of things. Happy Centennial Birthday, NPS!