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...

Keeping your home secure this winter

Keeping your home secure this winter
As winter is drawing closer, the evenings have increasingly become darker and cold. This is the perfect environment for burglaries and other crimes to take place. Your home is your sanctuary and for some people it’s the only place you truly feel safe, so you need to adequately protect it against such crimes. These tips can help ensure security for your home by reducing the possibility of a break-in. Install a security light This one, easy thing could sav

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...

How do I keep a snug and warm home over the Winter?

How do I keep a snug and warm home over the Winter?
With Winter drawing in fast, it is important that you make your home ‘winter ready’ and turn it into a comfy haven. Many people struggle to find a way to keep their home cosy without the excessive costs of central heating. The dark mornings and dark evenings can really bring you down. There are plenty of things that can kill your cosy vibe; the dreaded colds, windows and doors being left open and the freezing temperatures, but not to worry we’ve got som...

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...

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 ...

To move or not to move? That is the question…

To move or not to move? That is the question…
There could be a number of reasons why you are considering moving; maybe you are outgrowing your current home or just want a change of scene? Have you ever thought; maybe I don’t need to move? Maybe I could change the layout or even just extend my own home? This blog will highlight the advantages and disadvantages of each option. Moving home Moving to a new property can either fill you with excitement or dread, depending on any past experiences you may h

Sharing a house doesn’t need to end in murder…

Sharing a house doesn’t need to end in murder…
Adding a housemate is a very tempting thought. They can make the financial burden of a home rental or even a mortgage a lot easier to bear. However, there are still factors that need to be carefully looked at before making this move. Let’s be honest, nobody wants to have a falling out with someone you live with or put up with the inconvenience of planning a perfect murder. So take a deep breath as there is no need to worry, we have some tips to make life e...