Archive for the ‘Advice’ Category

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 ( 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 […]

They say viewing a property in summer is the best time to see it in its best light but viewing a property in winter means you get to see how it really works and how it handles the harshest weather – especially in Scotland. Rain, wind, snow, and ice will all test the ability of […]

We’ve all heard about property prices in Scotland hitting all-time highs but what about the rental market? According to private sector rental statistics from the Scottish government, the average monthly rental price has been consistently rising for the past ten years, with 4-bedroom properties reaching over £1,300 per month in 2020. That’s a 43% increase […]

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