Maintaining your garden might be one of the last things on your to-do list but as the weather starts to warm up, giving this area a spruce up will offer you a space that you’ll be able to enjoy this summer. If you haven’t naturally got a green thumb, there are still some things you can do to make tidying your exterior spaces a breeze. Small steps over time can help to keep your garden from becoming a huge chore, so take a look at some handy tips to make looking after your green spaces simple.
Summer is one of the best times to enjoy your property especially its exterior areas. It is also a time where the relaxed vibes and enjoyment of the warmer weather can cause uncomfortable temperatures and unwanted guests looking for opportunities.
To make sure you and your family are safe this summer, check out these handy tips to make the season stress-free.
Giving your home a spring clean can be a daunting task, so the key to getting everything done quickly and effectively is preparation. Simplifying the process and putting a plan together will help you achieve a gleaming house in no time.
It’s great to save some money by doing your own DIY, but there are some jobs that really should be left to the professionals. So what could you try yourself? Here are five DIY jobs you might want to take on, and five others to leave to the experts.
Creating a tranquil and inviting space in your home is a top priority for many people. Setting the ambience and enjoying a haven that you can retreat to each day is perfect for those that lead hectic lifestyles. So if you need some inspiration on how to create the perfect setting for relaxation, take a look at these top tips.
As we head into a new year, many of us will be thinking about a new start - and, with it, new ways to revamp our homes. A new year is a great time to clear out the clutter and refresh our living spaces. Sadly, most of us can’t afford to hire a professional to do this for us, so we’ve put together our guide to this year’s cheap and cheerful DIY trends.
If you are a tenant, you may think that you need a lot of space to start composting your organic waste. But actually you don't need much space at all. A small garden is absolutely fine to start composting, and some people even compost waste indoors.
Landlords are a varied bunch: there are the large-scale professionals for whom property is a full-time job; then there’s the buy-to-let crowd looking to make their savings work a little harder. Right at entry-level there are the rent-a-room landlords.
Whether you want to completely revamp your interior themes or opt for elements of luxe to update the décor, there are a host of affordable options to choose from. Take a look at some of the top ways to incorporate a luxury feel into your home, whatever your budget.
As your child starts to outgrow the toddler years, it can be a really exciting time as it brings with it new interests and more in-depth interaction. It also heralds the need to upgrade your child’s room to reflect this. Becoming a ‘big boy or girl’ is exciting for a child but can also be stressful as they leave the security of babydom behind so it’s important to try to make the transition gradually.
Bank holidays are always a popular time to tend to those little property niggles. It could also be the perfect time to get around to decorating that room you’ve been putting off for a while. As you only have a few days to get everything complete, starting small could be a great idea to refresh your living spaces. These small renovations don’t have to cost the earth either, as there are several ways to incorporate stylish changes whatever your budget.
As the time comes to pack away the tinsel and the tree for another year, our thoughts turn to updating our homes in the new year. As 2019 approaches, designers have been outlining their home decor trends for the new season and, we’ve put together some of our faves - and how to revamp without having to remortgage to pay for it.
The trend towards renovation rather than moving home continues, as the results of a survey by Hiscox insurance company shows. The number of people preferring to stay put and renovate their property has risen by a huge 400% over the last five years, and the main reason for doing so is the high cost of property.
It may seem a far cry from the current weather, but the sunshine of spring is only just around the corner. What better way to make the most of the warmer weather than by creating a comfortable outdoor living space for you and your family to share? There’s nothing quite like sharing breakfast in the garden on a sunny weekend morning to set your day up perfectly, and we think British homeowners are too quick to discount the potential of their outdoors space. Here’s what you can do to create a living room outside your walls.
Whether you’re buying or renting a new home, space is always a top priority. However, if a mansion is out of your budget, there are still ways to make the most of your home without it feeling too cluttered. A great way to utilise space more effectively is storage, and we’re not just talking about bulky cupboards and shelving either. Sometimes you want to hide stuff a little more or perhaps make a feature of it. So to help get your creative juices flowing, check out these handy storage hacks to make the most of your living spaces.
It’s a familiar feeling. On an unseasonably cold evening, you delve into the wardrobe for that lovely soft cashmere jumper you bought last winter at considerable expense. But as you pull it over your head, you spot some light coming through. There’s a hole just below the neckline. And above the cuff. And halfway down the sleeve, and in the centre of the chest. In panic, you reach back into the cupboard where all your woollens are neatly piled up, to find they’re all the same.
Easter Decor Is An Easy Egg To Crack
As we look forward to a well deserved four day weekend, it’s time to stock up on chocolate eggs, find things for the kids to do and, to get our homes Easter-ready.
As jobs have become more flexible and people are choosing to work from home regularly, creating an ideal space, free of distraction is essential in any property. Home offices are now an important part of modern lifestyles and give you the perfect opportunity to create a unique space that feels different to the main living areas in a home. By designing this room with a different vibe, it can provide a space that feels slightly separate from everyday living and encourages motivation and creativity.
Whether it’s fixing draughts or preventing damp, summer is the ideal time to regain control of your property. The longer days and extra hours of sunshine often motivate us to stop putting off those annoying but important tasks.
So what can you do to make the maintenance and repair process a little easier? Here are just a few DIY hacks that can help you take back control of your home and garden this summer.
Headboards are having a little resurgence in modern interiors. Long gone are the days of standard metal frames and decorative bed knobs! Now we are seeing a host of quirky designs and imaginative creations that work uniquely with your décor. What’s more, you don’t have to spend a fortune on these styles either as many can be transformed with some DIY.