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The start of the year can bring chilly temperatures. If you have a loft, there’s a fair chance it’s under insulated, which is bad news as heating costs are high and a lot of it is wasted as it floats up and out the roof. If home renovations are on the cards, save yourself some […]

Homeowners looking to carry out major renovations in 2018 are urged to seek professional help first, after new research from VELUX found that the majority fail to properly consider the financial consequences. The study found that despite one-fifth of homeowners planning to carry out work to their home next year, a third have not costed […]

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 […]

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