If you’re planning on selling your home, it’s only natural that you’re already getting excited about a new place and all the benefits the change will bring you. In reality, however, you need to think a great deal about your existing home and how you can get the best possible price for it. In all cases this will cost you time, effort and some money. How much you spend is entirely your decision, but, there are some investments its worthwhile making, that can help you achieve a higher price than expected and a strong leg up to buying your next property.
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.
Much like fashion, trends in interiors come and go each year with some making it to that timeless status. Last year, we saw a host of exciting looks introduced into homes including a love of indoor plants and botanicals take centre stage. Moving into the new decade, some emerging contenders will be making waves across the interior design sector.
So take a look at what’s hot for 2020 and what’s being left in 2019!
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.
Your bedroom is a place that should provide the ultimate sanctuary. It’s a space where you can relax and get a good night’s sleep. Plus, it should be somewhere you look forward to resting after a hard day.
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.
For many, Autumn is the perfect time of year - the kids are back at school, days are crisp yet sunny and evenings inspire you to dig out your favourite coat from last year.
Ever since the 2008 Sex And The City movie, many of us have hankered for a walk in wardrobe to rival Carrie Bradshaw’s. Although most of us aren’t lucky enough to live in a Manhattan penthouse apartment, it’s still possible to have your own slice of walk-in Heaven. If you have a spare or box room, this can be used to create a walk in wardrobe relatively easily but there are a few things to keep in mind before you start:
Often neglected when it comes to home decor, our bathrooms play a large role in our day to day lives. Whether it’s a relaxing bubble bath at the end of the day or a place for personal grooming, the bathroom deserves as much TLC as the rest of the house. Many of us dream of having a beautiful spa-like haven in our homes, however, if your budget is more cheap and cheerful than Champneys, achieving this can be tricky. We’ve put together our guide to creating a spa inspired bathroom, whatever the size or 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.
Do you park your car in your garage? It’s probably not surprising that many people don’t use their garage for what it’s intended – to park your car! Figures from the RAC a few years ago found that 53 per cent of households had access to a garage, but yet only 24 per cent used them. So what are we using them for instead?
A home bar - that sounds like something only a high-rolling executive or a celebrity would have in their home. These days, though, a home bar is becoming a feature of more and more homes throughout the UK. Should you invest in one? Read on to find out more.
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.
Think of garden sheds, and you think of dusty wooden buildings filled with rusty tools and junk. But there is a very different type of shed that you might want to consider putting up in your garden.
Anyone can put a few potted plants on a windowsill, but if you want something more extensive, something that is worthy of being called an ‘inside garden’, you’ll need to put in a little effort. These 5 steps should see you right, though!
Small kitchen spaces are simply a fact of life for many UK homeowners, and they are only becoming more common. Rather than bemoan your compact, modern kitchen, though, you can embrace it, and make it your own!
One of the most exciting parts of moving or finishing up a renovation project is the chance to create the master bedroom of your dreams. However, that can prove a daunting challenge. Where does one even start?