Why Decluttering is a Home Seller’s Best Move

Mon 10 Aug 2015

The season for selling homes has arrived, and a new study has found that more than a third of towns and cities in the UK are seeing an increase in the number of residential properties on the market.  The survey, which is based on the number of listings appearing on property portal Rightmove, concludes that the number of homes for sale has jumped up 7.1% between June and July. It's more

How to Make Your Home Look as Photogenic as Possible

Wed 29 Jul 2015

Whether you're selling your house, renting it out, or looking for a lodger, it is important that your home looks as good as possible in the pictures. The majority of people looking for a property will make their first impression of your home from the pictures, and that may be the deciding factor as to whether they decide to book a viewing. Having a skilled photograph is important, but m more

How to Create a Simple Summer Herb Garden

Mon 13 Jul 2015

Freshly picked herbs can make all the difference when it comes to cooking meals at home. Herbs can add a delicious flavour to a host of different dishes, including stews, salads, and roast dinners. You can buy pots and tins of dried herbs in the supermarket each time you go, but growing your own is a much more cost effective method of adding delicious, fresh flavour to your food. Many peo more

Easy Ways to Revive Your Garden Shed This Summer

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 more

5 Paint Trends to Transform Your Décor This Spring

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 more

How to Create Good Feng Shui in Your House

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 more

6 Simple Ways to Make Your Bathroom Look Bigger

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 more

5 Easy Ways to Make Your Home Look Cleaner Than it is

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 more

5 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Home

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 more

Stamp duty will be cut for 98% of homebuyers

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 more