Archive for the ‘Advice’ Category

With these longer days, it’s easy to notice your home may be needing a good deep clean this summer. The sun can make surfaces appear dusty and all those chores you’ve been putting off can become all too present. Much as we welcome warmer months, long sunny spells and summer holidays, jobs around the house […]

Before we know it, our homes can reflect some of the chaos of our lives. If you’re getting to the stage where you feel the urge for a big clear out, then you may need some advice on where to start. Lisa Salmon talks to psychotherapist and home organisation expert Helen Sanderson, whose new book […]

A bathroom, however small, can become a relaxing sanctuary with just a few bold improvements. A place where we can escape the day-to-day and take time out for ourselves, this haven also has the potential to be pivotal in our decorative prowess – but all too often they’re last on our list when it comes […]

TV presenter Kevin McCloud shares his advice on low-carbon builds and the way home tech is set to advance in the near future. Ahead of his Grand Designs Live event, which starts April 30 in London, the design guru shares the innovations that will be showcased at the event and why they are important for […]

Lisa Salmon explores the idea of home staging and how the trend is said to increase a property’s value by 10% and sell three times faster. The concept involves more than ensuring your home is tidy and sticking a ‘for sale’ sign up, to really grab the imagination and attention of buyers, it helps to […]

If you’re looking to move home and sell your current property, then you might benefit from doing this sooner rather than later. A recent study has found March to be a time when many buyers are in the market and begin to look for a new property. New research from Rightmove (rightmove.co.uk) has found March […]

You may have heard the news that the laws around fire alarms in homes in Scotland are changing, and it’s happening now. Despite the legislation being introduced in 2019 following the Grenfell Tower disaster in London, it has been delayed until now. It will make Scotland the first place in the UK to enforce the […]

With property searches and enquiries at s1homes so far this year increasing every week, Scots are getting a head start on 2022 and preparing to make their next property move. But with thousands of Scottish properties to search from, buyers can easily get distracted by the choice out there and find it difficult to narrow […]

Could you learn to love your home again with a little update, or is it time to move on? When it comes to ‘love it, or list it’ there are many things to consider, especially when it comes to the costs involved in both updating and selling your home. Let’s get improving! Your extending options […]

We all know that setting new year’s resolutions can mean setting yourself up for failure. The thought of a fresh start and clean slate gives us the motivation to aspire to new levels and set goals that can seem doable at the time but lead to disappointment. But, with a little planning, you can be […]

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