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.
Right-to-Buy, the brainchild of 1980s Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, could be considered the point from which the UK’s home-owning obsession became well-known. Right-to-Buy gave many people their first opportunity to buy a home of their own.
There are two types of soundproofing. One is sound absorbing, which soaks up the vibrations before they can pass from place to place. Two is sound blocking, which reduces or stops the transfer of sound. Let’s look at five ways absorbing and blocking sound can leave you with a peaceful home.
Love your rented property but wish it was a bit more ‘green’? We don’t mean in terms of colour, but rather eco-wise. Granted because the property belongs to someone else you won’t be looking to install expensive measures such as a wood burner or upgrade the heating system.
With property going up in value and more people finding themselves priced out of the housing market, it’s clear that the UK needs more affordable homes.
One of the potential solutions comes in the form of modular homes. So could these be the way forward?
With house prices rising, and deposits being out of reach for many first-time buyers without help from the bank of mum and dad, is it any surprise that some people decide to buy a property not on their own but along with a friend or family member?
Buy-to-let property investment has always been a popular choice for those who would rather have tangible-real world assets that they can control and preserve themselves than shares in an unpredictable stock market. However, no investment is fool-proof, and you need to work to build and protect your buy-to-let nest egg. The following tips may help you do just that.
Location? Check. Price? Check. Apartment floor? Hmm…
Living on the ground floor comes with its own rituals and quirks and today we explore these in a little more depth to help you along the decision making process. Plus, we hear a ground floor horror story from our very own Ezylet employee, Maxine. But before that, what are some of the perks to living in a first floor apartment?
With Disabled Access Day coming up on 16 March, we’re examining disabled access to rental properties. This week we’ll look at things from a tenant’s point of view, and next week we’ll have some information for landlords.
With winter and the cold weather already here in the UK most of us have already been turning the heating up on a sliding scale as the weeks run up to Christmas.
When it comes to property issues, few things bring the homeowner out in a cold sweat quite like the words ‘dry rot’.
It seems that no matter how hard you try; many of us will spend the first 4 weeks of the year feeling rather deflated.
If you’ve tried to get a contractor out to do any work on your property lately, you might well have had some issues with availability. That’s because there is currently an industry-wide shortage of skilled labour, fuelled by a number of different factors.
The home can be a dangerous place. Every week, a child under 5 is killed in a home accident, the vast majority of which are preventable. Knowing how to make your home a safer place is crucial for any parent, and is easy to do. Very few of the changes you need to make are expensive, and can usually be fitted quickly and easily to bring a real improvement to your family’s safety. For Family Safety Week 2019 we’ll be highlighting what you can do to improve safety around the home; here are our top tips.
Due to the ongoing Covid-19 outbreak we have all been stuck in our homes for the last few weeks. It has probably got to the point where the home has started to feel more like hell. However, it’s time to change that, with no clear end to the pandemic in sight we need to focus on staying positive.
T’is the season of goodwill to all men and, as such, many of us will be opening our homes this Christmas to some of those men (and women). Before you grab your party pants and start pouring the Prosecco, we’ve put together a guide to getting your home ready for guests.
When you find that perfect house to rent and picture yourself living there; you are not likely to think about the actually process of moving. However when the time comes to relocate, whether it is across the road or across the country you will find that there is always plenty to think about.
National Dog Day is less than a week away, so we’ve decided to address something that isn’t talked about enough – how to make your home and garden dog safe, and dog friendly without sacrificing either style or your own ability to make the most from the space.
With the inevitable self-isolation now upon us, we are all spending more time in our homes. While for some of us this may be a dream come true, it may cause ‘cabin fever’ for those who aren’t such homebodies. We are all subject to stress and anxiety from time to time, so we decided to put together some handy home-based hints to help you stop climbing the walls.
Recent statistics on the UK’s housing market have highlighted dramatic shifts in people’s behaviour. Most strikingly, 43% of respondents to a major market survey said they would rather save money for a holiday than a home. This marks a major generational shift - owning a home used to be the sign of putting down roots and becoming stable. However, 51% of 18-34 year olds owned a home in 1991, compared to just 24% today. So why are fewer and fewer people deciding that they’d rather take a holiday than save for a home?