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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
Making Your Place Something To Write Home About
As the nights begin to draw in, many of us will be spending more time at home than during the summer months. With this in mind, Autumn is the ideal time to turn your home into a cosy haven to ward off the cold. If the idea of spending your weekends on DIY projects makes you shudder, don’t worry - we’ve put together our quick and easy tips for turning your house into a home without sacrificing too much of your precious free time.
Though many confuse the two, an interior designer is not simply a ‘decorator’, even though decoration is a part of what an interior designer does. Decoration is a craft, whilst interior design is also a science.
For many, one of the joys of having a garden is in visits from our feathered friends. From robins to sparrows, bird lovers eagerly anticipate the arrival of these visitors but, many complain that their garden doesn’t seem to attract as many as they would like. As the RSPB gears up to its Big Garden Bird Watch at the end of this month, we’ve put together our guide to making your garden as bird-friendly as possible.
Nothing personalises a home like the addition of great, framed prints and photographs. Even the most minimalist house or flat can be transformed into a more intimate home with just a few, well chosen pieces.