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Recent posts

  • Cultivating happiness within your home

    The space we live in has a huge influence on the way we feel. This is why interior design and home décor blogs are so popular and architects can charge a premium for designing, and redesigning our
  • How to get your home ready for the autumn

    Summer really did fly by that quickly, and the time has come to start preparing our homes for the autumn. Before the chill sets in, there are a few jobs you should do around the home.
  • How to make money from your home

    Whether you’re planning your summer holiday, saving for your dream car or perhaps you just need a helping hand making ends meet, we could all do with a boost in our income.
  • How to keep your renovation on budget

    Most home improvement projects, be it an extension, a new kitchen or structural works, come with one or two surprises when it comes to cost.
  • Six natural ways to cool your house down in a heatwave

    The UK is due a heatwave this week, with temperatures expected to hit 30°C in many parts of the country. In these warmer conditions, it’s tempting to plant yourself in front of a fan or perhaps even turn your air conditioning on, if you’re lucky enough to have it. However, there are many other ways to fend off the hot weather without landing yourself with a hefty electricity bill. We have looked at six easy hacks to keep your home comfortably cool.
  • Easy DIY jobs for first timers

    We asked 2,000 home owners from across the UK what jobs they had done around the home. Almost 80% of us have painted a wall and over 70% of us have put together flat-pack furniture.
  • Summer home improvement projects

    Whether you’re an experienced DIY-er or whether you’ll need to hire a professional to help out, the summer is the ideal time to assess, repair and make upgrades to your home. With wind, snow, rain and ice out of the picture, it is the perfect time to tackle the home improvement projects you’ve been putting off all year.
  • Getting your garden summer-ready

    We’ve been experiencing some lovely weather over the past few days and everyone is hopeful that this is the start of a tropical summer season. At the very least, we’re keeping our fingers crossed that we don’t experience a typically wet British summer!.