If you’re the creative type, or just fancy getting your hands dirty, DIY projects are a great way to transform certain areas of your home and garden.
Small home decor tips that won’t leave you feeling flat
A recent study showed that the average flat in the UK is just four times the size of an average car parking space - it’s no wonder then that many of us find decor a challenge in our ‘bijou’ homes. Lack of storage space and cramped rooms can make it a struggle to make a home look great but, here, we’ve put together our top tips for super-sizing your pint-sized abode.
The end of 2016 saw the influx of ‘hygge’ – the Danish principles of living that can be defined as creating a “pleasant, warm atmosphere” in your home – as well as indoor-outdoor living, however, a new year brings with it a plethora of inviting home design trends to try your hand at.
We all want a more luxurious home, but most of us have consigned ourselves to living, more or less within our means. However, there are a few things you can do around the home that won’t break the bank, but added together look like they might have.
Whether you've lived in your property for twenty years or recently moved in, there's nothing quite like hauling in help from your family and friends to embark on a DIY home transformation.
Getting maximum space for your money is often one of the top priorities when people look to buy or rent a home. However, in some areas, more space commands a higher premium, so compromises have to be made.
Children grow up so fast, and as they get older, trends and tastes start to change more rapidly. When kids are young, bright colours and favourite TV characters may be a firm favourite, but this phase begins to wane quickly as they enter the school years. To avoid being stuck with kids bedrooms that don’t match the rest of your décor, there are a few things you can do to update this space without spending a fortune on a total renovation.
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.
The snowdrops are out, and the birds are once again waking you before your alarm clock. The days of hibernating inside are coming to an end - which means the time to clear out and clean up is here again!
Autumn DIY To Help Stave Off The WInter Chill
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.
British Summertime - such as it is - officially ended on the 23rd of September and, just over a week later, there’s already a nip in the air as we once again wake up to dark mornings. As well as signalling an end to open windows, barbecues and long days, this time of year is all about getting ready for winter - and that includes your home. During the English Winter, cold weather can wreak havoc on your home - and your wallet. We’ve put together our guide to the things you can do now to get your home ready for the onslaught.
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.
A home cinema used to be the mark of high-earners alone. Costing thousands of pounds in hi-fi equipment, specialist projectors and other electrical goods, having a home cinema was the ultimate luxury. Nowadays, however, a movie room in your home is a far more achievable reality. With just a little knowledge and a moderate investment of time and money, you can have a home cinema fit for Scorsese.
One of the worst things about moving into a new home (already a stressful experience) is worrying about whether the sideboard will really fit against that wall, or whether the TV stand will ‘work’ in that corner or not.
Pinterest is an incredibly popular website for finding inspiration on personal style, cooking and home interiors. If you’ve never used Pinterest before, the concept is simple; it’s a website where users can share images with others and ‘pin’ their favourite images to their own profile page. So, how can you use this site to gain interior inspiration? Our top tips and tricks show you how.
This is a very old debate, and it can never be resolved completely. Each home owner will have their own priorities and their own opinions. However, going over the most relevant strengths and weaknesses of each flooring type might make it a little easier to make your mind up.
As Winter approaches, there’s lots to look forward to; from Halloween and bonfires to the magic of Christmas. Unfortunately, during the Winter, many landlords can also look forward to endless calls from tenants regarding dodgy heating and a lack of hot water. As a landlord, making sure that your rental properties are Winter ready can save you a lot of time and hassle. We’ve put together our guide to doing just that.
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.