Mon 22 Jun 2015
The majority of people who have a garden will also have a shed. The great thing about a garden shed is that it can be used for outdoor shelter or as a safe place to store tools, lawnmowers, and any other gardening equipment.
The only problem with having a garden shed is that if you don't maintain it and keep it in a good condition, it can turn into a dumping ground and become neglected an ...read more
Tue 14 Apr 2015
It's nice to redecorate your home and give it a new lease of life, and one of the easiest ways to do that is using paint. The great thing about painting your walls is that you don't need to make any physical changes to the layout of your room and any changes made are almost always reversible.
Paint trends for 2015 involve using different combinations, layering tones and using a splash o ...read more
Thu 12 Mar 2015
Many people have heard of Feng Shui, but not that many know what it means or how they can use it. The ancient Chinese started using Feng Shui centuries ago, in order to promote health, wealth and happiness in their home.
The idea is that Feng Shui releases any negativity, not only in your house, but also in your life. By placing furniture in the right position, Feng Shui ...read more
Thu 19 Feb 2015
Bathrooms are never the biggest rooms in the house, and sometimes they can feel a bit cramped. With lots of different things to fit into a bathroom, including a bath, toilet, sink, towel rail, and more, it's no wonder we find ourselves with limited space.
There are a few different ways you can actually make your bathroom look and feel bigger than it is, without adding on any square footag ...read more
Mon 26 Jan 2015
We've all been there, when someone knocks on the doors or rings to let you know they will be dropping by in the next hour or so and you haven't tidied the house.
It can be a fearful moment when you know someone will be arriving at any minute and all you can do is worry about how much washing up has been left on the side or how many wet clothes you have left drying in the hall way.
Not ...read more
Wed 07 Jan 2015
We often make New Year's resolutions for our body and lifestyle, but something we don't always think about is kick-starting some changes in our home. This year why not think about make some resolutions that can be implemented in your house?
It doesn't have to be anything huge, but if you are looking for some easy changes to make around your home in 2015, we've got some great ideas t ...read more
Thu 04 Dec 2014
Following the Chancellor's autumn statement, from today (04/12/2014) Stamp Duty rules on property will change. The chancellor said that from midnight, the current system, where the amount owed jumps at each threshold level, would now be replaced by a graduated rate, working in a similar way to income tax.
The new stamp duty rates will only apply to the part of the property price that falls ...read more
Thu 16 Oct 2014
Once your children have flown the nest and bought a place of their own it can be hard knowing they won't be coming back to live with you.
It is easy to cling onto their room and try and keep it as they left it, but a child's old room can actually present parents with a few different opportunities. Having an extra room gives you the chance to transform the space into something that will ...read more
Thu 18 Sep 2014
As autumn creeps in, it's time to re-think our wardrobe and get out the coats and boots. Fashion isn't the only thing that changes through the year though; interior design often follows the seasonal trends.
It's nice to change your home decor with the seasons, but it doesn't mean you have to give your entire house an overhaul; just a few changes here and there will make a huge diff ...read more
Thu 04 Sep 2014
It can be hard to keep your home clean, and keeping a cupboard full of cleaning products well stocked is expensive and time consuming. But what if there was a way to clean many different parts of your home using just one simple product?
Baking soda, or sodium bicarbonate, is something that almost all households will have somewhere in their fridge or in the back of a cupboard. Believe it or ...read more