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Recent posts

  • 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.
  • 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.

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