Regardless of how loathe we are to admit it, it’s clear to see that the weather is getting colder and the seasons are changing. For a lot of people, this means that the interior trends of your home will change with it. Autumn brings with it a whole host of different fashion choices and patterns. To try and help you to be able to make your home look it’s best when it comes to interior fashion; we’re going to be discussing our selections for the best ways to achieve that show home style this autumn.
If you are letting out a property that has a garage, it might be a smart move to convert your garage into another bedroom.
Creating an extra bedroom could allow you to charge higher rent and target different types of tenants, like larger families or groups of students.
If you're a landlord, you want to make sure that your property is as attractive as possible to potential tenants. You may be keen to improve your property by converting a garage into a liveable space. The idea is that you can then advertise an extra bedroom, and this could also be used as a home office or gym.
The transition from child to teenager is probably the biggest (and often most stressful) time for parents. Growth spurts, mood swings and peer group pressure are all part of the process - as is an increased desire for independence. During this time, your child’s room will play a pivotal role in his or her life as it moves from somewhere to play and store their stuff to their own personal haven.
Your local council will offer grants to adapt your home if you, or a member of your family, is disabled. These are known as Disabled Facility Grants and Adaptation Grants.
Valentines Day is the perfect time to spoil your loved ones and celebrate special relationships with family and friends. However, it’s not just the people in your life that deserve special attention, it’s your home too.
Summer is the time to enjoy your garden. This is often easier said than done, though. Any outdoors space takes a lot of looking after to achieve lush greenery. Modern technology exists to make your life easier, though. All you need to do is pick up a few of these smart garden tech products. Whether you’re a homeowner or a tenant, you can get all the benefits of cutting-edge technology both inside and outside of your home.
Living life on the ledge - making the most of your city centre balcony
For those living in city centre flats, a balcony is a luxury which can give the illusion of extra space. Unfortunately, all too often, decreasing property sizes mean that these precious balconies are used as extra storage room for bikes, children’s toys and other assorted clutter. It’s time to reclaim your balcony and transform it into your very own Romeo and Juliet worthy space.
Square footage continues to be at premium, and many tenants are choosing to downsize rather than upsize when they move. So how can you make the most of the space you have, or live just as happily in a smaller home?
Adding a lick of paint to your living areas is an easy and affordable way to refresh the look of your property. However, although it’s not too difficult to revamp each room, there is one aspect that often catches people out – and that’s what colour to choose!
One of the main challenges that people face when building or renovating a home is understanding how it will all look when it’s put together. Once the dust has settled and you actually start living in the property, what seemed like a good idea can often prove to be intensely awkward. Electrical systems are some of the most important things to get right. They’re very hard to pull out and re-do at a later date, so you need to be sure they meet your needs from day one. Here are our top tips to getting it right the first time.
You can only ignore that mould-blackened sealant round the shower for so long. However scrupulous you are about your cleaning, sooner or later it’ll start to discolour and become a bit unsavoury. And there’s a more pressing reason to deal with decomposing sealant – if it starts to split and come loose then it’s not doing its job any more, and water can start getting through.
Buying a new build is a great way to get on the property ladder. You generally won’t have the worry of doing any major renovation work for a good few years, and everything feels clean and fresh to help you get settled in. However, although all this newness is fantastic, the design and layout can sometimes feel a little bare. Of course, you can add your own touches to the space, but what additions can you make to truly reflect your personality and give your property a unique feel?
Hygge interior design ideas have been a popular feature in homes for the past few years. This concept is typically associated with winter décor themes and adds warmth, cosiness and general contentment to your living spaces.
Looking to make a statement in your home? Opting for a more conscious design theme can be a great way to develop a real sense of aesthetic identity. With the revival of retro design in recent years, a modern take on classic ideas is becoming a great way to enhance and improve your property. Take a look through any design magazine, though, and you’ll see rooms which have been lavished with thousands of pounds worth of designer materials. Surely you don’t need to spend so much to achieve a little retro appeal? You don’t - here’s what you can do to get a ‘70s vibe on a budget.
Giving thanks for the season with Autumn decor
Like clothes and, even food, home DIY is dictated by fashion. Just as you wouldn’t want to be caught wearing yesterday’s double denim, home trends can quickly become dated and out of vogue. We take a look at some of the trends from last year which are still popular in 2019 and, those that are on their way out.
Even the home you live in counts as an investment, and should be run like one. One of the most important things to consider when making large-scale home improvements is which ones will increase the value of your home the most. Another is which can be done least expensively, giving you a higher return on your investment.
4 ways to increase the income you receive from your properties in 2017
People buy the homes they fall in love with, not necessarily those that are the best value. If you need to ensure a fast sale, here are a few things you can do to make that ‘love at first sight’ moment a lot more likely.