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So who are Andrew Batey & Sons?

People often ask Andy: “So, will your sons be joining you on the job?” Well, time we fessed up.  The sons are well, a bit too young to take up the roller just yet.  With the youngest not even able to hold a spoon, you probably wouldn’t want him helping (although he is very cute). […]

10% off your new year decorating projects

Happy New Year! Well, it’s not far off, is it?  And you might already be thinking about all the decorating you would like to achieve in 2015, after the frenzy of Christmas is over.  But in the next breath, you might be thinking, I can’t afford it right away.  I’ll still be paying for all […]

Did we tell you, we’re dust free?

  There’s nothing worse than cleaning up after a messy tradesman.  Dust can get everywhere, even with the doors closed.  At Andrew Batey & Sons, we strive to go above and beyond to reduce the traces we leave behind, hence we invested in a pretty amazing bit of kit . . . The Festool Sander […]

Upcycling furniture

  It seems that shabby and rustic chic are here to stay. In fact the look seems to be getting stronger. I think they particularly work as they are great at complementing other styles in your home. You don’t need an entire shabby chic room. In fact sometimes that can be a bit overkill and […]

In the news today . . .

  The Hexham Courant are supporting the local businesses of Prudhoe and Stocksfield.  Including ours! It’s so nice to see local papers still going strong and supporting the community.  At the end of the day, small local businesses are key to growing the economy and creating regional diversity, so we all need to do our […]

How to create a romantic bedroom

It’s Valentine’s Day!  So time to set the mood. But is your bedroom up to it? So many of us have bedrooms that aren’t quite finished.  Or are simply passed their best before date.  And that’s just not right. Your bedroom should be your sanctuary. Somewhere to retire to after a hard day at work.  […]

Is your B&B ready for the peak season?

At Andrew Batey and Sons, we understand the importance of first impressions.  And that’s no more important than for B&B owners. With so many review sites, and even programmes such as “Four in a Bed,” these days every detail matters. From the corner fold on the toilet paper, to the mint on the pillow, to […]

Why bring in the professionals?

There are plenty of reasons why more and more people are opting for professionals to do the decorating work in their home instead of doing it themselves. The common reason: we’re so busy! Also, some of us are just simply scared of climbing tall ladders, especially to reach the top of the hallway.  Or we […]

Have yourself a Scandinavian Christmas

There is one Christmas Decorating Trend taking the country, if not the world, by storm.  The Scandinavian Christmas. Scandi-style in general is becoming ever increasingly popular.  Possibly influenced by IKEA, but the release of books such as Scandilicious and the Handmade Scandinavian Christmas are certainly helping. Scandinavia oozes a simplistic style in both its cooking […]