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Recent posts

  • Kicking it to the kerb

    Did you know that a house hunter will make up their mind about a property within the first five minutes of arriving? Research found that it’s the little things that count in securing that all-important good first impression.
  • Inspiring, Innovative New and Returning Brands Across All Areas at Grand Designs Live

    Grand Designs Live, proudly sponsored by Anglian Home Improvements , will return to Birmingham’s NEC from 9 – 13th October 2019. This inspiring event promises to break through the conventional limitations in home building to offer visitors the chance to discover the very latest innovations in home design, build, renovation and decor, explore current trends, preview new products and find brands not yet seen on the high street. Based around the concept of the Channel 4 TV series, and presented by design guru Kevin McCloud, the event will be filled with over 400 exhibitors, spanning five different sectors; Build, Kitchens, Bathrooms, Gardens and Interiors, along with a slew of exciting and exclusive talks, seminars and demonstrations from industry experts.

    Grand Designs Live, proudly sponsored by Anglian Home Improvements, is gearing up for its biggest and most inspirational show yet! Whether starting out on your first renovation, building a new home, redecorating a room, looking for ideas for a small space or simply searching for inspiration, here are just some of the inspiring activities, talks and events going on every day at Grand Designs Live from 9 – 13th October!
  • 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.