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  • What extension is right for you?

    Thinking of extending your property? You’re not alone. Adding living space to your existing home is more popular than ever but with so many ways to extend your home, the options can be overwhelming. This simple guide from the FMB takes you through the pros and cons of each extension option so you can decide which is right for you.
  • Christmas decorations around the world

    Whether you like it or not, the festive period truly upon us and most of us thinking about decorating our homes and putting up the tree. We are taking a look at how home owners around the world are decorating their homes this year and some of the unusual traditions they enjoy.
  • Five ways to keep your home safe this Christmas

    It's the most wonderful time of the year... so make sure it stays that way! The Homeowner Blog looks at five ways you can keep your home safe over the festive period and make sure your days stay merry and bright!
  • Five top tips to beautify the front of your home

    Although we have all been taught not to judge a book by its cover, you can bet that people will judge a house by its façade. You only get one chance to make a good first impression. While you may be concentrating on perfecting your interior, the outside of your property should be just as important.
  • How to manage your budget

    Take these five steps to ensure you set a realistic budget and to make sure you stick to it when doing your next home improvement project.
  • Choosing the perfect colour scheme for your home

    Choosing the perfect colour scheme for your home may seem daunting, but our pallette-perfecting tips explain the colour rules that designers follow and make it easy to decorate like a professional.
  • 7 tips to get your home ready for autumn

    As the clocks go back and the temperature drops now is the time to make sure your home is ready for the colder months ahead. Check out our seven top tips to getting your home ready this autumn.
  • Iconic movie houses - where are they now?

    Ever wonder what happened to the houses from your favourite movies? The Homeowner Blog takes a look at some of the most memorable movie homes of all time and where they are now

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