Decorating your first home

Decorating your first home
Moving into your first home is an incredibly liberating experience. You have been working hard to save the money you need to finally fly the nest. Whether it’s a rented home or your first mortgage, you have finally reached that milestone in your life. Now you want to make your new home into the most beautiful place in the world. You can now make every room personal to your own taste. It’s now time to turn this empty shell into a warm and welcoming home....

Compromises you may have to make when buying your first home

Compromises you may have to make when buying your first home
There are always high expectations when trying to find your perfect home, and it’s easy to be overwhelmed with a list of things which you are looking for. There are a number of factors to consider when you are looking around a property, so you might have a checklist already with what you want, but you have to take into account what you need. You will need to compromise on some aspects, so here are some things you can be flexible with, when looking for y...

Guest Blog – Introducing… Easy Home Own

Guest Blog – Introducing… Easy Home Own
The guys over at easyhomeown.co.uk have developed an innovative solution for overcoming the strict lending conditions currently imposed by the banks. They’ve written a short piece below to elaborate on what they can offer home buyers around England and Wales… Here at “Easy Home Own”, our team of highly trained and experienced staff are always on hand to assist you and answer all of your questions, relating to you becoming the proud owner of your own hom

Things every family home needs

Things every family home needs
Are you thinking of starting a family and are unsure about what to look for in your new home? Finding a perfect home is always difficult, let alone when you have a fast growing family to think about. To help we have a list of some essential points which you should look for. Space to grow When looking at a new home, you need to think about the future and not your current situation. If you and your partner have discussed how many children you want, 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

How can I save my rental deposit?

How can I save my rental deposit?
Moving into your first rented property is an exciting adventure. You’ve made it. You’ve got your own home. It’s time to explore the local area, buy decorative items and invest in homely goods (some of which you may never use!). However there is a sting at the end of your tenancy. The dreaded questions you ask to yourself – will I get my deposit back? In the past there have been many issues between landlords, letting agents and their tenants about thi...

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...

Be prepared for your first house viewing

Be prepared for your first house viewing
So someone has taken interest in your home and they are coming round in a few days… The viewing process is an essential part of marketing your home and trying to make it appealing to potential buyers. So it is very important that you put your best foot forward and try to make yourself as prepared as possible prior to any viewings taking place. The goal is to make your home more appealing to your audience. Clean as a whistle… Clean your home from top t

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

Maximising space in a small home

Maximising space in a small home
Whether you live in a small apartment in a beautiful city, in a cute one bedroom cottage in the country or a three storey townhouse, space is very much an essential part of ensuring that you are enjoying living in your home. For a lot of people, creating space can be a difficult job. So below we have listed some ways of maximising space in your home and in those smaller rooms that need it the most. The first step of creating artificial space is to use y...