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.
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!
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.
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
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.
With eight bank holidays a year, the next of which is in less than a week's time, whether you're jetting abroad or to the coast, home security is an essential consideration. While we would all like to think that we still live in a world where leaving your doors unlocked isn't a problem, sadly, that isn't the case. Whether you're popping over the road or across the ocean, your house should be on lockdown.
Everyone wants the best quality workmanship, but no one wants to pay the highest rates. At the same time, no one wants to end up with a ‘cowboy builder’ either – having to replace everything they do wrong could easily end up being even more expensive!
On Trend Or Left On The Shelf? Are Pantries Worth It?
We all know that Pinterest is great for looking at pictures of cats and spying on the lifestyles of the rich and famous but, it can also help with decorating our homes.
Interior Designer Nate Berkus, once said, “Your home should tell the story of who you are, and be a collection of what you love.” Rather than a pristine show home worthy of a feature in a magazine, more and more of us are choosing to put our own stamp on our homes in order to make them as individual as we are. We’ve put together some household trends for 2019 that’ll make your home stand out from the crowd.