5 Simple Storage Ideas for Your Home

Wed 29 Apr 2015

The majority of us will reach a point with our homes where we simply don't have enough room to put everything, and feel like our house is becoming cluttered up with "stuff" - books, shoes, bags and more. Finding that extra space to keep all of your belongings may feel like an impossible task, but there are actually lots of different ways to keep the clutter at bay. Here are some s more

How to Plan a New Kitchen Extension

Mon 20 Apr 2015

The kitchen is the heart of most homes, as it is the room where you eat the majority of your meals, sit down with the family, or entertain guests at the weekend. Adding an extension to your kitchen is a great way to boost the value of your home and open up the room to create more space. If you have a really small kitchen and no dining room, then an extension is a great way to create your ow more

5 Expensive Defects to Watch Out For at a House Viewing

Fri 27 Mar 2015

When you view a property, it's important not to just fall in love with its charm and character - decor can be changed, but some less visible defects could cost you thousands of pounds in repairs. While it is important to take in every aspect of a house, you need to look out for any big problems that could be a property deal breaker. Here are a few defects that should be relatively easy to more

5 Houseplants that Will Purify the Air in Your Home

Thu 26 Mar 2015

Unfortunately it can be quite common for a house to have poor air quality. Unless a house has great circulation and lots of windows, it can become quite stagnant. People spend around 90% of their time indoors, so air quality is important. Furnishings, building materials, cleaning products and upholstery can all emit toxic compounds, and pollen, bacteria, and mold all contribute to indoor ai more

How the Internet of Things Can Make Your Home Smarter

Tue 24 Mar 2015

  The Internet of Things is a network of connected devices, from cars to watches to washing machines. Cisco's Internet Business Solutions Group have estimated that there are currently around 25 billion connected devices used around the world. They estimate this figure will have doubled to 50 billion by the year 2020.   The idea is that by using wearable technology, we will b more

How to Keep Your New Home As Secure As Possible

Fri 20 Mar 2015

  Getting a new house is a very exciting time, and as it will most likely be the biggest asset in your life, you need to make sure you keep it, and its contents, as safe and secure as possible.   Here are some top tips on new home security:   Think Like a Burglar   The best way to keep your house secure is to think like a burglar. Walk around the outside of more

5 Steps to Avoid Moving House Delays

Tue 17 Mar 2015

  Moving house can be a long and stressful process, but the day that you finally wake up and realise you're moving into a new property can be incredibly exciting. A new house comes with new adventures, new possibilities and a new place to put down roots, but depending on your situation it can be weeks or months after buying a property before you finally get to move in.   Mov more

Could Dodgy DIY Knock up to £50k Off the Value of Your Property?

Tue 10 Mar 2015

According to a recent survey, homeowners could accidentally be losing thousands of pounds off the value of their properties by undertaking their own DIY work. The research has found that nine out of ten potential buyers would reduce their offer on a property if they noticed there were any botched home improvements.   The study by TrustMark, which is a government endorsed "find a tr more

5 Easy Ways to Decorate Your Walls

Wed 04 Feb 2015

While hiring an interior designer and paying a professional decorator may be many homeowners' dreams, not everyone can afford to hire someone just to decorate their walls. If you can't afford to get a professional in though, your home doesn't have to be plain and boring. There are loads of different, creative ways to transform your walls on a tight budget, and you don't even need to more

6 Gardening Jobs for February

Fri 30 Jan 2015

There's always something to be done in the garden, and with spring round the corner, February is a great month to brush the snow of your gardening tools and get back to it. Deal With Debris After a cold summer and not much attention, your garden is quite likely to be full of leaves, twigs, and other bits and bobs. February is a great time to start tidying things up ready for the warmer more