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WHEN IS THE IDEAL TIME TO MOVE IN TOGETHER? 5 POINTERS

The global pandemic has led to the concept of ‘turbo relationships’ gaining more traction. That is, an intensifying of a couple’s bond and a quickening of the pace of...

5 TIPS FOR ENSURING YOUR WOOD BURNING STOVE IS SAFE & CLEAN IN 2021

Contrary to popular belief, and reassuring for those who savour the homely, comforting quality of an open fire, wood-burning stoves are not set to be banned in the UK...

7 TRICKS TO STAY MOTIVATED & FOCUSED WHILE WORKING FROM HOME

Hey, you! Yes, you. Eyes off the Twitter tab. We see you. We hope we can keep your attention at least unt…….. Hello! Are you still with us? Back in...

4 HOME WORKING HEALTH RISKS & WAYS TO MITIGATE THEM

Since the COVID-19 pandemic swept the world and government guidelines to work remotely became the norm, there have been countless studies into the effect of home working on our...

HOW TO CHOOSE THE BEST YOGA MAT

If you're a regular reader of IDEAL, then you’ll know that we’re huge fans of an at-home yoga session. During lockdown, tuning in and turning up for our daily...

5 IDEAL SPRING VEGETABLES AND HOW TO COOK THEM

Spring has well and truly sprung (finally) and with it a whole host of new fruit and vegetables are coming into season, at their peak and tasting truly vital...

DREAMING OF A LUXURIOUS HOTEL EXPERIENCE AT HOME? HERE ARE SOME AFFORDABLE WAYS TO MAKE THAT HAPPEN

While the UK’s vaccine rollout has so far been a success, those treasured luxury hotel stays on faraway shores still feel out of reach, until later on in the...

HOW TO GENERATE A BUZZ AROUND YOUR NEW PRODUCT: 7 TIPS FROM INDUSTRY INSIDERS

One of the most exciting parts about becoming a business owner is the thrill of launching a new product or service. Suddenly, you see the realisation of months of...

GET READY FOR A GLOW UP: 5 DIY BEAUTY MOVES TO MAKE THIS SUMMER

Phew. A couple of days of bright sunshine and balmy weather and we’re all ready to retire our layers until Winter. When temperatures soar, it’s true that everybody is...

THE PANDEMIC WEDDING BOOM: 5 CONSIDERATIONS FOR COUPLES GETTING ENGAGED IN 2021

Does it feel like all of your friends are getting engaged right now? In an April 2020 survey, more than 40% of couples found themselves spending over twenty hours a...

HOW TO BUY THE IDEAL LOOSE DIAMOND FOR AN ENGAGEMENT RING

We wouldn’t hold it against you for scoffing at the title of this one. The idea, after all, is deceptively simple; you walk into your closest jewellers, peruse their...

THE BIG SPRING SPRUCE UP: 4 TIPS FOR CLEANING CARPETS & RUGS

If you’ve taken the time to seek out this article, then chances are your carpet is looking a little less than clean right now. That, or you’ve got designs...

JUST MOVED IN? 5 QUICK WAYS TO MAKE YOUR NEW HOUSE FEEL LIKE HOME

The word ‘house’ has such a formality to it, don’t you think? But just how do you shave off the ‘u’ and the ‘s’ and add an ‘m’ to...

10 IDEAL FOODIE DESTINATIONS IN SOUTHEAST ASIA

New bucket list entry anyone? For many, 2018's announcement by Trip Advisor of its Top Ten Foodie Cities was a direct challenge to the intrepid and inquisitive amongst us....

6 IDEAL WAYS TO MAXIMISE YOUR STUDIO APARTMENT SPACE

This just in; recent reports suggest that renters are no longer keen on studio flats as a result of lockdown and the compact, sometimes frictional living conditions we’ve all...

5 WAYS TO DRESS YOUR WINDOWS THIS SPRING

Spring has sprung, and while the weather is certainly taking its sweet time to get properly warmed up, blue skies and sunny afternoons are on the horizon, make no...

COMPACT, FLEXIBLE FURNITURE IDEAS TO MAKE THE MOST OF SMALL SPACES

We’ve always known that a lack of space and storage is the scourge of urban living, but this has only been exemplified more strongly in the last year. We’ve...

THE 5 HOME RENOVATION PROJECTS WHICH ADD MOST VALUE TO YOUR HOME

Though the global pandemic has slowed down the national economy in myriad, unpredictable ways, one thing that is for certain is this; the UK property market moves and grooves...

HOW TO PREPARE YOUR HOUSE FOR SALE BEFORE PUTTING IT ON THE PROPERTY MARKET

As the old Danish proverb goes, ‘’if you build according to every man’s advice, you will have a crooked house’’. Should yours be feeling increasingly off-kilter and you’re looking...

7 SIMPLE HACKS TO MAKE YOUR HOME MORE ENERGY EFFICIENT

Ideal for reducing your carbon footprint and impact on the environment. Whether you’re looking to save the environment, money, or ideally a little of both, making your home more energy...

RETURNING TO THE OFFICE: 6 TIPS FOR MANAGERS TO HELP REDUCE WORKPLACE STRESS

The UK government’s roadmap to lifting lockdown has had some time to percolate, and in some quarters, the conversation has now turned to the country’s return to the office....

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