Archive for the ‘Interiors’ Category

According to the Office for National Statistics, in 2020 over 8 million people in the UK worked from home, that’s around 25% of workers and an increase from 12.4% in 2019. That’s a huge number of homes in the UK that are now doubling up as home offices. This is on top of those that […]

According to a recent survey by RAC Home Insurance, nearly 6 million UK garages aren’t used to store cars. That’s more than half of garages not being used for their original purpose and instead, being used for other things, such as extra storage. Amongst the items that we love to store in our garages, DIY […]

With the long-awaited reboot of 90s homemaker over show, Changing Rooms, back on our screens, you may be tempted to take inspiration and give your rooms a little makeover. This could be an entire change-up, or simply transitioning your home interior to match with the seasonal change that is just around the corner. Whether you’re […]

It was a day we were all patiently waiting for, and it has finally come, all areas in Scotland have moved to Level 0 which means a lot more freedom and the chance for long-overdue catchups with friends and family. For so many of those that moved home during the pandemic and more recently, it […]

If you’ve been looking on s1homes searching for your dream property to buy, chances are you’ve discovered more than a few that have ticked all of your boxes. But on the day of the viewing, it can be easy to let the furniture and belongings of the current owners cloud your judgement and your vision […]

Not only is upcycling a good way to pass the time, but with sustainability being a key trend at the moment and very much on everyone’s mind, it could be your way of helping to save the planet. According to E-On Energy, 90% of Brits say being more environmentally friendly is high on their list […]

If you don’t know already, climate change is very real and has a big effect on properties, so if you’ve avoided the subject so far then it might be time to educate yourself, especially if you’re a homeowner. What is climate change? Well put simply, it’s the long-term change in the average weather patterns that […]

For the majority of home buyers, not just first-time buyers, the deposit can take up a huge chunk of your savings. With the Bank of Scotland recording an average deposit for a first-time buyer in Scotland in 2020 at £31,257, this doesn’t leave too much room for home improvements. With the new 5% mortgage scheme […]

2020 was the year that we all stayed at home and whilst we were at home, many took the opportunity to hone their DIY skills and give their home a new lease of life. With many tradespeople limiting their work due to Covid restrictions and DIY stores one of the few shops classed as essential […]

When it comes to winter in Scotland, the weather can be pretty harsh from hail, sleet and snow bringing icy roads and freezing temperatures. So at this time of year, it’s important to make sure our homes are toasty warm, keeping the cold out and the heat in. Right now, most of us are staying […]

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