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....

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...

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 ...

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 ...

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

Do you have the worst estate agent in the world?

Do you have the worst estate agent in the world?
If you thought your estate agent was a pain, you will be pleasantly surprised to find out that you may have got off lightly. We have gathered up some horrific stories about the worst estate agents and now you can find out what really happens in your house when they just don’t care… The estate agent who stole Have you ever been so hungry that you’ve eaten food from a client’s home? A gentleman in London sure has! As he was showing prospective renters

Ever wanted a movie theatre in your own home?

Ever wanted a movie theatre in your own home?
If you have a gloomy cellar and you have no idea how to make it into a useful productive part of your home, then look no further. We have some useful tips to help you create your very own theatre. You can stay and relax in your own cosy basement whilst watching your own big screen and, when it comes to selling, you’ll have an attractive new feature to set you apart from the competition. We all know that cinema’s are getting more and more expensive these...