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Recent posts

  • How to make a property stand out to tenants

    Whether you’ve invested in a buy-to-let property or are planning to rent out your own home for a period of time, it will pay to make your home stand out to prospective tenants. In some parts of the UK, there are lots of choices out there for tenants. In the most part, it only takes a few tweaks to make a home much more rentable – these top tips will help your home stand out.
  • Are you too afraid to hire a builder? You’re not alone!

    Hiring a builder and taking the plunge to start a home improvement project can be an incredibly daunting process. The horror stories we hear about in the media give the impression that if you hire a builder, your home may will be left in turmoil while a cowboy builder gallops into the sunset with all your money.
  • Updating a period property

    Older houses are typically full of character and charm but if you live in a period property there may be certain things that need updating. You’ll want to strike the right balance between making your home more comfortable with modern tweaks, and keeping the character that made you want to live in an older property in the first place.
  • Technological advancements in the home

    As technology advances, so do our homes. Modern technology and appliances have advanced to the point that they can help us with our cleaning and chores, and we can now operate our lighting, televisions and thermostats from our smartphones. With so many technology advancements ever year, we have picked out the top six devices you’ll soon find you can’t live without.
  • What jobs add value to a home in a matter of days?

    Whether you’d rather improve than move, or whether you’re hoping to add value to your home just before selling, we’ve joined forces with the HomeOwners Alliance to see what home improvement projects can be carried out in a matter of days and add serious value to your 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.
  • Kitchens with the wow-factor

    The kitchen is the heart of any home. If you’re searching for inspiration ahead of your kitchen improvement project, then look no further. We are taking a look back at some of the best kitchen projects shortlisted at our most recent the Master Builder Awards to give you plenty of inspiration, whatever your style. Prepare to be wowed!
  • Four ways to make your home more environmentally friendly

    Reducing your carbon footprint means using less of the basic resources such as gas, electricity and water. This will go hand in hand with reducing your bills. The home owner blog has pulled together some ways you could make your home more environmentally friendly and save you some money at the same time.
  • 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.

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