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Whether you are selling up or just looking to improve your home, there are numerous ways to increase a property’s worth. The figures certainly add up – choosing to add a loft conversion or conservatory can add more than £42,000 to the value of an average property – while an extra bathroom could boost its […]

Stepping under a cascading shower can be one of the most luxurious feelings in the world. But turning the shower on to be greeted with a pathetic little trickle can be one of the most frustrating and disappointing experiences! Indeed, the power of a good shower should not be underestimated. So much more than a means […]

Move over decor divas-men are muscling in on interiors and creating impressive temples of style. While they were once seen only as DIY-ers, who wouldn’t be seen dead dithering over Elephant’s Breath or Downpipe (paint shades, in case you’re wondering), blokes are now exploring their taste, and becoming as fussy about their homes as they […]

Our homes provide shelter from the seasons. As winter starts to creep in, the importance of maintaining a reliable and secure exterior to your house becomes clearer. Spend some time, money and effort now to make sure your home is up to the rigours of winter weather. 1. No one wants a home with a […]

Big home improvements, like loft conversions and extensions, usually add value, but smaller changes can also increase the value of your home and make it more sellable. 1. Wooden floors are a wonderful addition to any home, whatever its style or period, and are a practical alternative to carpet, especially in hallways and reception rooms. […]

  When we move home, nothing happens quickly. If you’re a renter, you have a notice period to give. If you’re a homeowner, the process of putting your property on the market and finding your next doesn’t happen overnight. This means by the time moving day rolls around, you’ve been preparing for some time. For […]

Preparing to move home can be a stressful time – which is why decluttering your house or flat can also help declutter your brain and bring a sense of calm! Of course, it also helps at a time when you could be preparing your home or rental property for viewing. And the key here is to […]

  So you’re about to welcome a new addition? Congratulations! As everyone from Great Aunt Imelda to Granny Ina has no doubt told you, everything is about to change. This can include upsizing to one the properties on s1homes . . . but while you consider all of the possibilities, here’s how to ensure your […]

An overwhelming number of British adults could be put off a relationship after visiting a potential partner’s home, according to new research. A survey of 1,000 UK adults carried out by interiors retailer Furniture123.co.uk, found 87 per cent of Brits would judge a potential boyfriend or girlfriend on the state of their home, and 75 per […]

The National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) has timeously listed some top ways in which homeowners can add value to a property and make it more desirable to potential buyers. Suggestions, in no particular order, include tidy (or better still, landscape) the garden, combine two rooms into one to make a more inviting open-plan living […]

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