Is your hallway dull and uninviting?

Is your hallway dull and uninviting?
Need some hallway ideas? Your corridor deserves to be a stylish room of its own! It’s the first thing a guest sees when they walk through your door, so you want to make sure that you’re sending out a warm and welcoming message. Hallways aren’t always high on the list of decorating priorities, but don’t underestimate how important it is to get it right. From storage and lighting, to furniture and wallpaper, we will give you the essential tips to turn you...

Home improvement on a shoestring budget

Home improvement on a shoestring budget
We all know that finding money to improve your home is hard to come by and there is nothing wrong with being a bit frugal. I’m sure a lot of us have a couple of rooms in our homes which we would love to spruce up but never seem to have any money to put into it. Take a look at our tips below on how to get the most for your money. Paint Paint is the quickest and easiest way to spruce up a room without breaking the bank. Paint can really change a roo

10 things to do with your garden shed – A shedload of ideas…

10 things to do with your garden shed – A shedload of ideas…
Do you have a garden shed rotting away or filled with bits and bobs that you haven’t looked at in years? As summer is drawing closer, why not use some of our ideas to create the perfect summer retreat? 1 – Summerhouse Have you always wanted a summer house to show off to your neighbours? This is the perfect opportunity to do so. If your shed is not large enough you could also knock it down and re-build. Be careful though, if it is too large you might ...

Renovate a barn

Renovate a barn
Unused barns have massive potential when it comes to development. There are lots of things you can do with an old barn, so let your imagination run wild. Barns are an empty shell which means you can often create the home you’ve always wanted, whether it is a super modern dream home or a picturesque rural home with beautiful countryside views – there are few limits to what you can do. A rural barn gives you the benefit of location, as they are usually...

6 ways to make your kitchen seem bigger than it is

6 ways to make your kitchen seem bigger than it is
As we all know the kitchen is the heart of the home and more of us wish they were just that little bit bigger. Well, there are a few tricks which you can use to give that false illusion of space. Clutter free zone By keeping your worktops clear it will massively enhance the illusion of space in your kitchen. There are some things which do need to stay on your worktops like your kettle but there are some things you rarely use and take up much needed s

What are you doing when your children fly the nest?

What are you doing when your children fly the nest?
It’s finally that time. Your children have flown the nest and purchased a place of their own. We know it can be hard thinking about your children not living with you but we have 6 uplifting ideas to put you back in a happy mood. Have you ever thought about what you’re going to do with your new room? Are you the sort of person who is going to try and cling onto their child’s room and try and keep it the same as when they left? Try not get down about this...

Why is getting a Survey so important?

Why is getting a Survey so important?
Discovering a problem in your home is devastating. The immediate thoughts are always: how much will it cost? Is the house going to fall down? How am I going to fix it? Too many people faced with this situation attempt to address it alone, taking advice from someone with a vested interest in stretching the truth (who stands to gain from securing the repair works) and paying over the odds for what could have been a simple solution. This situation is just ...

Our top tips for selling your home

Our top tips for selling your home
When you decide to start a new adventure elsewhere, it can often be a time of stress and uncertainty. You want everything to go as quick and as smoothly as possible. For an easy ride, just try and follow these tips and selling your home will be a breeze. When a potential buyer visits your property the last thing they want to see would be knick-knacks everywhere. Move as much of your clutter into the loft or into storage as you can, along with any furnit...

Can a rental feel like home?

Can a rental feel like home?
These days it is difficult to save up the money for a home of your own. You want the independence of living on your own, but you just simply can’t afford it. Like many of us, you might not own the property you live in but this should never stop your rental home feeling like home. There is no need to worry; with the right decorative touches you can make a huge difference to the overall feel of your home. Add some colour into your life A great way to custo

How to improve your home without even taking a step inside

How to improve your home without even taking a step inside
Building a conservatory or deciding to convert your loft aren’t the only ways to add value to your property. We have all heard the saying ‘never judge a book by its cover’ but when you are walking down the street and you see a neighbour’s garden overgrown, a battered fence and paint falling from the walls, how can you not judge? The next time you go home just stand and examine your house, has it got curb appeal? What kind of impression is it giving off to ...