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Recent posts

  • How to master the Danish art of hygge in your home

    Tricky to explain and even trickier to say, the Danish concept of hygge (pronounced "hoo-ga”) is now immensely popular worldwide. The term comes from a Norwegian word meaning "wellbeing”. There is no direct translation into English, but it encompasses a feeling of cosy contentment and well-being by enjoying the simple things in life.
  • Award winning homes

    Last month we opened nominations for the Master Builder Awards 2019. To celebrate, we’re taking a look at some of the previous winners. So sit back with a cup of tea, read on and be inspired!
  • 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.
  • How to maximise space in a small bedroom

    If your bedroom is on the petite side, there are lots of ways that you can maximise space to make your room feel more spacious. If it sometimes feels like you have no room at all in your bedroom, this blog post is for you.
  • How to take the stress out of moving

    Moving house is one of life’s most stressful periods and so it’s important to do all you can to stop it being an overwhelming experience. These ten top tips will make moving a breeze.
  • Little changes that make a big difference to a home

    Sometimes a small interior change can make a big difference to how you feel about your home. If your home is crying out for a shakeup, but you don’t have the budget or time to tackle a large scale project, these little tricks will have you falling back in love with your home in no time.
  • 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 survive a home renovation

    If you’re planning to live on site during your home renovation you might be worried about what impact such an upheaval might have on your day to day life. If moving to short term, off-site, alternative accommodation doesn’t fit your budget then these top tips will help you survive the renovation period. And if all else fails just take a deep breath and try to remember that it will be worth it in the end!

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