Top 5 deposit-friendly decorating tips for renters

Top 5 deposit-friendly decorating tips for renters
Whilst renting definitely has its fair share of perks, at times it doesn’t feel like home as you can’t have all the personal touches you want to add. The last thing you want is to create lots of holes in your walls and anger your landlord. However, don’t feel at a loss, our decorating tips can give the perfect stylish rental home you always wanted. Removable wallpaper No damage, residue or difficult application. Removable wallpaper is the top tool fo

The quick guide to buying your first home

The quick guide to buying your first home
Buying your first home is a huge step in your life. As house prices continue to rise and mortgage lending is getting tighter, it has never been so hard to step onto the property ladder, especially being a first time buyer! You will feel the sense of freedom and self-achievement when you buy your first home. It is the best feeling to finally get your own space and a place to call your own. No more rules from your landlord or parents. You can design your ...

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

The worst things you can do to your home

The worst things you can do to your home
If you’re planning on improving your home any time soon it may be best to read up on the things you want avoid. Bad design ideas can ruin the way your home looks and feels and that’s the last thing you want. We have compiled a list of some of the worst things you could do… The killer neck-ache Although it may look like a great decorative feature, having your TV way above a fireplace can be a bad idea. Do this if you want neck pains and have an un-enj

Ten top tips for better selling property photographs

Ten top tips for better selling property photographs
Great photographs are becoming increasingly essential for marketing a property. More and more people are looking for a home and one of the first things they look for is a picture. Whether this is online or in an estate agent’s window, before they make the next move and enquire, they want to know what it looks like. A great photograph will instantly catch the eye of a house-hunter. Ensuring that it is a well lit, well proportioned and clear photo will ma...

Top 10 hacks to simplify your house move

Top 10 hacks to simplify your house move
Are you thinking of moving house but cannot deal with the hassle? Instead of thinking of it as a ‘big pack up’, think positive. We have some great tips to make sure your new adventure goes as smoothly as possible… Wrap up your wardrobe Let’s be honest, most of us women have enough clothes to dress the whole family for the foreseeable future, there is just something about clothes that make them so addictive! But if you’re looking at your wardrobe and

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...

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 ...

How to keep your home cool this Summer

How to keep your home cool this Summer
Let’s cut to the chase. Over the past few weeks it has been getting hotter and hotter and it’s only going to get warmer over the next couple of months. I know that I for one am always dreaming of a cool home without having to purchase an air conditioner. It is very tempting to plant yourself within a couple-foot radius of the nearest fan or crank up the AC, but you could get the same effect for much less! We have the secret! Read on to find out how you can...