Guest Blog – Seeing your home through a buyer’s eyes

Guest Blog – Seeing your home through a buyer’s eyes
So you’ve de-cluttered, tidied, finished off those niggle maintenance jobs, and repainted the kitchen. You’re ready to sell! But what if there are external drawbacks that may deter a sale? The interior of your home aside, external factors are often forgotten about becausethey aren’t part of ‘the home’, but there are some your buyers may be thinking about. One of the best ways to see through your rose tinted spectacles is to think like a buyer, and see w

Guest Blog – Ten Simple Space Savers For Your Home

Guest Blog – Ten Simple Space Savers For Your Home
If there’s one thing the guys over at Martin & Co Estate & Letting Agents know, it’s how to make the most of any real estate. They’ve distilled ten space saving techniques from their years in the industry to help you maximise what you’ve got… We’d all like a property of palatial proportions. Unfortunately, the reality for most of us is that we must make the best of what we’ve got. But there are some simple and cost effective hacks you can imp

Maximise your selling potential during winter

Maximise your selling potential during winter
People seem to think that selling your home in the winter is a lot harder than it is in the summer. But there are actually a number of advantages to selling your home in the colder months. Take a look at our tips below and to see how you can maximise your selling potential. Ice and snow Potential buyers will run away if they can’t even walk down the drive-way without slipping over. It is best to clear all pathways of ice and snow. Your potential buyers s

Home renovations can be a step towards a greener home

Home renovations can be a step towards a greener home
Being green and trying to save money is becoming more popular than ever. How many solar panels have popped up around your town? As people are becoming more aware of money and how to get their energy bills as low as possible, they have started to think of ways they can help improve the planet, create an eco-friendly environment to live in and benefit personally at the same time. Some of these ideas will cost a lot initially but you will make your money b...

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...

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...

What are you going to do with your baby’s first room?

What are you going to do with your baby’s first room?
Are you due to have your amazing baby soon but stuck on ideas for their room? Do you have no idea what theme to go for because you don’t know their gender yet? If you’re struggling with these questions this short blog should be able to help you. Decorating a baby’s nursery can be a very exciting time. It allows you to create a special place for both you and your baby to spend time in. Surprisingly there is a lot more to it than putting up wall paper or ...