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3 Easy Steps to a Stress-Free House Move

Tue 08 Oct 2013

So you've found your dream home and you can't wait to get settled in. Unfortunately, before you can get to enjoy it and the excitement it brings, you have to move. There is such a lot to think about when you're moving- so many things are up in the air and are calling out to be organised. It's said that moving house is one of life's most stressful events - right up there with divorc ...read more


Follow these Tips for Quick and Easy Money-Saving Home Overhaul

Fri 27 Sep 2013

It's that time of year when we're all thinking about the big expenses that are coming up. Budgeting and making a few small changes around your home can save you a surprising amount of money.  Attic Great insulation will give you a significant saving on your heating bill and keep your house cool in the summer and warm in winter. Almost 45% of your home's energy bills come fr ...read more


6 Ways to Postpone Turning the Heating On

Fri 20 Sep 2013

Autumn is well and truly here and with its arrival comes almost competitive discussions about who can leave their heating off for the longest. There's no doubt that postponing putting the heating on will save you cash, so here are a few ways to do just that without losing any body parts to frostbite.    All rights reserved by petehelme.co.uk 1) Stop the leaks!  It may s ...read more


How to Grow Fresh Indoor Herbs for Delicious Dishes

Sun 15 Sep 2013

There's still plenty of scope to be green-fingered through the winter months by growing indoor herbs. Of course, nothing beats the flavour of fresh herbs in just about any savoury recipe. There's no need for any special kit, and indoor herbs work in even the most compact of apartments - all you need is a sunny windowsill. Take a quick look at these top tips for keeping your indoor herbs ...read more


Preparing your Home for Winter

Thu 12 Sep 2013

It's rare that we have such a great summer as we have had this year in the UK and as it's drawing to an end, many of us will be thinking about rising energy bills and how best we can budget for these. Whilst the cold weather hasn't yet set in, it's safe to say that it will and when it does, most people will find their energy bills at least doubling in price, so what can you do to help ...read more


Bringing the Outside In

Fri 06 Sep 2013

Create a More Beautiful Interior with Accents of Nature Autumn is coming and we can all get a bit down when it's freezing outside and the trees are getting bare. Get in touch with nature all year round with the right interior design choices. Literally bring nature indoors All rights reserved by la casa deco inc Pot plants don't have to languish in tired plastic containers! Using a ...read more


Stylish and Practical Home Office Décor

Mon 02 Sep 2013

More and more of us are working remotely from home and a home office is tricky thing to get right. If you make it to homely it's likely that you'll be easily distracted and you will find it difficult to concentrate on your work as many things will draw your attention. If you make it too clinical and professional it just won't be an enticing place in which to spend time. Combining profess ...read more


Top Tips for Bringing Light into a Dark Room

Mon 19 Aug 2013

Small rooms, basements, hallways, and small-windowed rooms can become all too dull and dank without the right colour schemes, furnishings, and lighting solutions to brighten them up. Here are 10 top tips for casting light into the darkness. Source: Flickr 1. Can you Borrow Light from Another Room? If your space opens out on to a lighter room, replace the solid door with a glass-pan ...read more


How to Light for Drama and Impact: a room by room guide

Fri 02 Aug 2013

The right lighting can totally transform a room, eliminating the need to redecorate or refurnish. Though it works in some cases, the default of a single pendant light in the centre of a ceiling tends to wash out colours and create an oppressive feel. Layered, directional lighting customized to a room's function will instead create a relaxed or focused, invigorating interior.  Check out ou ...read more


3 No-Spend Steps to an Eco-Garden

Fri 26 Jul 2013

Summer has finally arrived and if the experts are to be believed, we are in for a long hot one. Get a head start in transforming your garden into an eco-chic haven with these 3 top tips that don't cost a penny. 1. Grow plants in re-used containers Jars, tyres, tins can, colanders, bike helmets and even corks can be re-used to make affordable planters. As long as the vessel is deep enough, ...read more