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How To Keep Your Décor Timeless & Trend-Proof 

Here’s a surprising statistic that should command your attention for a wee while; the building and construction industry makes up about 40 percent of the world’s carbon emissions, according...

6 Smart Security Features Available For Your Home

Statistics for 2021 show that burglary offences have fallen in the UK, with 267’931 reported last year compared to over 383’000 in 2020. There are several reasons why this...

Top Things To Consider When Remodelling Your Bathroom

When we upgrade our homes, it’s easy to push the bathroom right to the end of the priority list, with misassumptions being made about the quantity and quality of...

How To Breathe New Life into Your Garden Patio

If you love to spend time in your garden, then you’ll know that there is nothing worse than looking at all your hard work finally coming together only to...

How To Improve The Heating Efficiency Of Your Home

Sure, we realise that we’re getting rather ahead of ourselves with this one, seeing as we’ve only just turned off the central heating for spring/summer.  But as the old saying...

7 WAYS TO MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR COMPOSITE DECKING THIS SUMMER

This just in; with summer just around the corner, people are discovering the delights of decking in their droves, with CNBC reporting that “demand for composite decking is rising...

The Key Impacts Of The Pandemic On Interior Design

And ideal ways to ‘reset’ your home in 2022. Let’s put things mildly, here; the pandemic has most certainly changed the way we interact with our domestic spaces.  Before 'COVID', ‘lockdown’...

How To Show Your Kitchen In Its Best Light, Whatever The Time Of Day Or Occasion

Bad kitchen lighting can lead to all manner of mishaps. Perhaps you’ve struggled to notice the fly swimming in your soup as you serve it unknowingly at a dinner...

4 Domestic Cleaning Jobs Best Left To The Professionals 

Rejoice! The UK’s annual Spring Clean is upon us, with many of the country’s more fastidious residents rolling up their sleeves, snapping on their marigolds, and getting to work...

Compare & Sleep On It: Tips For Choosing The Right Mattress For You

Buying a mattress; as long as it's soft and comfy, it's good enough to sleep on, right?  If only things were that easy. For one, we wouldn’t need to write...

Expert Reveals How To Actually Keep Your Houseplants Alive

Interest in how to properly care for certain houseplants is on the rise, with a 250% spike in Google searches for “what to do with an amaryllis after it blooms?” and a 200% increase...

MAN WITH A VAN: 5 IDEAL WAYS TO TAKE THE HEADACHE OUT OF MOVING HOUSE

For a generation prone to procrastination, who put off packing for their holiday until they’re in the car on the way to the airport, the actual, physical prospect of...

6 Ideal Kitchen Interior Upgrades For 2022

The heart and soul of the house, where the magic really happens, the place that most defines hospitality within the home, is most surely the kitchen. But it’s also...

5 Exterior Home Improvement Ideas For The Summer  

If you’re anything like us, after a long winter and as soon as spring starts shooting its shot, our minds start to fixate on summer, and those balmy, beautiful...

How To Choose The Right Mattress For Your Bedroom

Your bed is the centrepiece of your bedroom, and determines the quality of your work, rest and play, both directly and indirectly. It makes sense, then, to adorn it...

6 TIPS FOR ACHIEVING THAT 5 STAR HOTEL BED AT HOME THIS SUMMER

Those bedrooms you see in the movies, in catalogues and on adverts for 5 star hotels...they just look so comfy, hey? So damn sinkinable. So inviting that we’ve tried...

8 Corner Wardrobes Ideas To Maximise Bedroom Storage

If your bedroom doesn’t have the proportions to accommodate a massive walk in wardrobe, you might be feeling a little underwhelmed by your storage options. But don’t despair, because...

5 Purchases To Bring Both Functionality & Flair To Your Driveway

Roll out the red carpet, form a guard of honour, turn your theme music all the way up… Who wouldn’t want to arrive home every night to great fanfare...

5 Beginner’s Interior Design Tips

Whether you’ve just moved into your first flat or you’ve simply shed the shackles of your usual interior designer and you’re keen to show off your creative side, interior...

4 Reasons Why It’s Essential You Get Your Gutters Cleaned Regularly

We know what you’re thinking, and nope, ‘getting your gutters cleaned’ isn’t a euphemism for a particularly intrusive elective procedure. But rather, we’re speaking, frankly and literally here, about the...

How to Get the Best Possible Price When Selling a Home

The property market is hot right now, make no mistake, with homes on average selling within 44 days compared to 50 in 2020. The pandemic has prompted many people...

How To Determine If A Cleaning Product Is Indeed Eco-Friendly

As you may well know, traditional cleaning agents tend to use strong chemical substances to get rid of dirt on the surfaces they’re used. In recent years and in...

What Do House Price Increases Mean For Buyers? 5 Things To Keep In Mind

UK house prices are rocketing. According to Nationwide’s House Price Index, house price growth in February 2022 grew by 12.6% year on year (£29,000), up 1.7% on January.  HM Land...

5 Throwback Interior Design Trends That Have Stood The Test Of Time

Though the age-old aphorism posits that ‘’time is a great healer’’, try telling that to our battered old sofa, fluffy toilet seat cover and vinyl kitchen flooring. Because, even...

5 Home Renovations To Increase Your Property’s Value In 2022, According To Experts

As the UK property market remains buoyant, even in the face of global financial turbulence, the phrase ‘it’s a seller’s market’ has never been more pertinent. That said, it would...

7 Inspiring TikTok Creators To Help Revamp Your Home’s Aesthetic

Is there anything TikTok can't do? On the hugely popular content sharing platform, there's an expert for everything. And in the past few years, videos using #InteriorDesign have generated...

Redecorating Your Garden For Spring – 4 Simple Suggestions

After what feels like a lifetime of cold days, long nights and evenings spent hunkered down beneath a vast swathe of blanket, winter is, at long last, on its...

How To Make Your Rented Home Décor Come To Life

Whilst still keeping your deposit… Let’s put things mildly; Generation Rent are certainly facing their fair share of pitfalls in 2022. Chiefly, the structural obstacles in place to buying a...

Is A Mortgage The Right Choice For Me? Everything You Need To Know In 2022

Taking out a mortgage is one of life’s biggest decisions and not a shout to be taken lightly or something that should be rushed. It is also a significant...

Design Ideas To Make Your Bathroom A Wellbeing Sanctuary

Let’s think deeply for a minute; how often do you actually, genuinely find the time to simply relax and unwind? With life now defined by several screens simultaneously on-the-go,...

8 PROFESSIONAL CHEF’S TIPS FOR A BETTER ORGANISED KITCHEN AT HOME

It’s often said that the kitchen is the heart of the home, but when it’s cluttered, disorganised and dirty, that ticker is in some serious danger of cardiac arrest.  If...

5 Things To Buy To Make Your Bathroom More Cosy

Though it’s often delicately deemed the ‘comfort room’, finding comfort in the bathroom is a funny ol’ concept. After all, it’s a place primarily devoted to function, but it’s...

Display Your Faith With These Home Decor Pieces

What comes to mind when you think of Christian home decor? Perhaps you imagine a crucifix or a cross displayed prominently in every room? Or maybe you think of...

The Revival Of Chesterfield Style Furniture In 2022

Chesterfield furniture is a popular choice across the globe. Even if you are not familiar with the name, you have probably spotted this style of furniture. After all, the...

Ideal Ways To Embrace 2022’s Cluttercore Trend

Let’s face it - that Scandi, minimalist interior design aesthetic that’s been big news for years isn’t exactly easy to achieve. Firstly, you have to be something of a...

THE IDEAL HOME OFFICE AROMAS FOR STRESS RELIEF, RELAXATION, CONCENTRATION & MORE

Are you a part of the one-third of Britons who are still working from home? Have you optimised your home office experience so fully - with ergonomic furniture, the...

6 HACKS FOR CITY CENTRE FLATS, IDEAL FOR MAKING LIFE MORE COMFORTABLE

Let’s be frank and honest here for a minute; finding peace and quiet in the concrete jungle can be difficult, even when you’re inside your home. In a 2018...

DESIGN FEATURES TO INCLUDE IN A TRADITIONAL ENGLISH COUNTRY GARDEN

The COVID-19 crisis and extended periods of lockdown and isolation pulled into sharp focus the huge desirability of having a private garden here in the UK. A place to...

HOW TO MAKE SURE YOUR HOUSE IS ENERGY-EFFICIENT (EVEN WHEN YOU’RE ON HOLIDAY)  

When people think of projects to improve the energy efficiency of their property, they may immediately consider the feasibility of installing solar panels on their roofs, giving little thought...

HOW TO FRAME, HANG & DISPLAY YOUR ARTWORK TO CATCH THE ATTENTION OF GUESTS

We don’t think it’s much of an understatement to say that ‘adulting’ can be tough. There are bills to pay that we hadn’t even heard of in our youth....

MOVING INTO A NEW HOME: HOW TO GET YOURSELF SETTLED IN QUICKLY 

For many of us, moving to a new home is incredibly challenging. In fact, some studies have shown that moving home is often considered to be more stressful than...

THE BEST PLACES IN THE WORLD FOR LUXURY REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT

Making the step up from having vested interests in the UK housing market to being a global luxury real estate investor can be daunting. Suddenly those rungs on the...

5 IDEAL STEPS TO FINDING THE RIGHT ROOFING INSULATION CONTRACTOR

You know how the old saying goes, that the sky’s the limit with a roof over your head? Well, never has a truer word been spoken, we think. Indeed,...

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF HIRING A PROFESSIONAL WINDOW CLEANER?

Ideal for achieving that streak-free sparkle. Many of us overlook cleaning our windows until we can no longer look through them. We perhaps clean them just once — most likely...

LOOKING FOR A ROOM TO RENT? TOP TIPS ON FINDING THE IDEAL HOUSESHARE IN LONDON

Renting a room rather than an entire house or flat is often a more common occurrence these days. Especially for renters in London, renting a room rather than a...

EASY WAYS TO CREATE A READING NOOK IN A SMALL SPACE

The dream of owning a library is hard enough to realise in a large space, let alone a home estate agents would charitably describe as ‘cosy’. For this reason,...

5 TIPS TO MAKE YOUR BATHROOM FEEL LIKE A LUXURY SPA

The rigours of modern life make for a stressful day-to-day, with the majority of people in the UK reporting feeling overwhelmed at times, according to a recent study. Indeed,...

FUN, FRIVILOUS & FUNCTIONAL: 2022 INTERIOR DESIGN TRENDS

This just in; our passion for home renovations and DIY shows no signs of abating. In a report published last week by Statista, it was revealed that homeowners had...

MAKING YOUR HOME A MORE ENJOYABLE PLACE TO LIVE IN 5 SIMPLE STEPS

You know what they say, that home is where the heart is? But if that heart is clogged by clutter, darkened by bad lighting and life choices, and its...

8 WAYS TO SAVE MONEY ON HOT WATER

If the recent warnings in the press are to be believed, the UK is in the midst of a cost of living crisis, and it’s only set to bite...

10 SMALL FURNISHING UPDATES THAT MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE TO THE LOOK OF YOUR HOME

We’ve all read the home improvement columns about the best renovation projects for adding value to your property. Hey, we’ve even written a few of them. From extending the...

ARE ECO-FRIENDLY WASHING PRODUCTS EFFECTIVE?

When we consider eco-friendly washing techniques and products, it’s almost always with the goal of protecting the environment in mind. All the while, we may wonder whether we're compromising...

HOW TO GET THE MOST FROM YOUR BUDGET PROPERTY RENOVATION IN 2022

Are you living in a property that’s in danger of becoming dreary, dull or outdated? Do you have plans to sell up and move on in the future, but...

LOOKING AHEAD: 5 IDEAL HOME MODIFICATIONS THAT MAY HELP YOU IN LATER LIFE

Planning for the future is something that people have to do at every stage of life. Research from equity release mortgage specialists Key reveals that 7 and a half...

6 ADVANTAGES OF LED LIGHTS OVER TRADITIONAL BULBS

If you're looking to get rid of your old incandescent or fluorescent bulbs, switching to LED lights could be a smart choice. They're efficient, long-lasting, and arguably easier on...

HOW TO MODERNISE YOUR HOME ON A BUDGET: 5 SIMPLE TRICKS

Modernising your home on a budget can be difficult, but it's not impossible. With some careful planning and clever decorating, you'll find that it’s possible to update your house...

5 IDEAL WAYS TO FUTURE-PROOF YOUR BATHROOM

It’s only natural that most people want to stay in the house that they’ve built, nurtured and loved well into their retirement and beyond. But as our bodies, brains...

THE 24 DAY CLEANING COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS

The countdown to Christmas has begun, the bells are ringing, people are debating Fairytale Of New York in the rags, the decorations are going up, and everyone is getting...

HVAC SYSTEM CARE AND MAINTENANCE TIPS THAT EVERYONE MUST KNOW ABOUT

HVAC systems are an important part of any home, and proper care and maintenance is essential to keeping them running properly. Here are some tips that everyone should know...

6 GAME CHANGING BACKYARD IMPROVEMENT TIPS

The backyard has always been a space where families and friends spend valuable time together; a place where children play, family barbecues are held, and friends gather to kick...

5 WAYS TO MAKE THE MOST OUT OF YOUR DECK THIS WINTER

Over the last few years we’ve had to embrace socialising and dining outside. And what a ride it's been. Many have found the change tough, with adapting to these...

HOW TO ADAPT YOUR HOME TO MAKE IT MORE ACCESSIBLE

If you have a relative with a disability or you’re the primary caregiver to a loved one who has a disability, then you’ll know that British houses, historically, weren’t...

5 WAYS TO INCORPORATE MUSIC INTO YOUR INTERIOR DESIGN SCHEME

In the same way that personality can be conveyed through our clothing preferences, so it can be shown through our taste in music and interior design choices. Fuse those...

6 DOMESTIC SWAPS TO MAKE YOUR HOME GREENER

The world is changing, the planet’s heating up, and unless we all endeavour to make big changes to the way we live our lives (here’s looking at you, Bezos,...

HOW TO SAVE YOUR HOME FROM THE DAMP THIS SEASON

What’s that musty smell? That’s one refrain you don’t want your guests to be playing this festive season and a telltale sign of dreaded damp in your home.  If you...

THE IDEAL GUIDE TO FINALISING A PROPERTY PURCHASE FREE FROM EMOTION

Moving house is regularly listed as one of the most stressful life events a person can endure. Indeed, a 2015 poll revealed that six out of ten Brits regarded...

4 AREAS OF A NEW PROPERTY YOU SHOULD PERSONALISE FIRST

When you first move into a new property, the first few weeks can pass by in something of a daze. Moving home is always an uphill struggle, from changing...

DESIGN TIPS FOR DECORATING A HOUSEBOAT

When someone asks you to picture a 'home', nine times out of ten, a house or perhaps a flat will be called to mind. These buildings come in many...

PREP YOUR HOME FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASON WITH THESE 5 CHECKS

Happy domestic living isn’t necessarily about having the most expensive rugs, a sound system of remarkable clarity and a California king sized bed.  Sometimes, it’s as much about the smooth...

5 KEY DOMESTIC FIRE SAFETY CHECKS FOR WINTER

Ideal for ensuring your home is safe and cosy this Christmas As winter rolls into view and talk of a White Christmas moves from hypothetical to hopeful, you might be...

MODERN WAYS TO INCREASE THE VALUE OF YOUR HOME

The housing market is constantly shape shifting, with the average property price in the UK up £30’000 since the COVID crisis began. It’s not all rosy for homeowners, however;...

PLANNING PERMISSION: 4 FACTORS TO CONSIDER BEFORE MAKING AN APPLICATION

Like most influential decisions in life, it’s important that we take a step back and consider our options before rushing into resolutions, especially when it comes to estate developments.  We’re...
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