Incredible Ways To Winter Proof Your Home This Christmas

December 11, 2017 No Comments

Christmastime isn’t only about drinking, eating and opening presents. Okay, it centres on those three things, but you need to fix up the house to have an amazing festive period. This doesn’t mean decorating the living room and putting up a tree, although you should do that before December 25th. Nope, it means getting the house ready for the onset of winter. After all, it will be a memorable day if your property can’t handle the onslaught, but for all the wrong reasons!

3 Ways to Ensure You Have a Perfect Night’s Sleep

December 11, 2017 4 Comments

Most people know when they’ve not had enough sleep after a night on the town or extra hours at work, but what they may not realise is that they are probably not getting adequate rest most of the time. If you often find yourself drowsy at the most inopportune times or going through the day with odd aches and pains, you are probably one of the millions who simply isn’t getting the amount or level of sleep required for health of mind and body. However, don’t worry. There are ways to ensure you get a perfect night’s sleep.

Where Do You Start When Renovating An Old Property?

December 7, 2017 No Comments

With house prices at an all-time high, getting on the property ladder for the first time is a real struggle. Buying a brand new house is all good, but it’s just not financially viable for most first time buyers. You’ve got two options in this situation, you can save for years until you can finally afford that brand new home, or you could buy an older house that needs work and do it up yourself. It’ll be far more affordable to buy an older home but it’s going to take a lot of care and attention to bring it up to scratch. The other benefit is that older homes often have a lot more character than new builds which tend to be built to a very standard design and look very similar to one another. If you think that buying and renovating an older property might be the best option for you, here are some great tips to get you started on the renovation.

Getting your garden ready for winter

December 1, 2017 No Comments

So, the nights are drawing in, it’s pretty dark when you get the kids up for school and the temperature has definitely dropped a few degrees! We all know how to get our homes feeling cosy and warm, whether it’s bringing down all the extra throws and blankets from the loft, buying some new rugs or investing in a new kettle for all the hot drinks we’re going to enjoy!

But what about your garden?

Should you allow your pets in your bedroom or not?

November 27, 2017 No Comments

When it comes to welcoming a pet into our home, whether it is a cat or a dog you want it to feel at home.  To feel like one of the family, so owners will often face a dilemma when it comes to ‘parenting’ their pet.  One of the big debates is whether you should allow your pets in your bedroom or not?

Pros and cons of having a kitchen island

November 24, 2017 No Comments

Gone are the times when the kitchen was purely for cooking and washing up. Contemporary kitchens these days are hard-working multi-purpose spaces that act as a social hub where dining, family conversations, and social entertaining takes place. And if the kitchen is the heart of the home, the kitchen island must surely be the heart of the kitchen.

Asbestos in your garden should you be worried?

November 24, 2017 No Comments

Your garden is somewhere you go to relax and unwind – the beauty spot of the house. But could your garden be harbouring an extremely hazardous material? Asbestos is well-known as a very dangerous substance and it is most commonly associated with industrial buildings. But this is not necessarily the case at all – in fact, asbestos isn’t just possible in your garden, it might even be likely. Let’s take a look at where you might find asbestos in your garden and exactly what you should do about it.

7 Different Types of Rooms To Transform Your Basement Into

November 15, 2017 No Comments

Too often, people leave their basements as murky, dark storage that doesn’t have much functional use. This is sometimes the case because they don’t know what to turn their basement into. Basement renovations can prove beneficial to your home both space-wise and investment-wise. They can be transformed into almost anything. Here are a few ideas that will help you decide what you can do with your basement.

For the love of ironing // Bosch TDI9015GB Steam Generator Iron

November 14, 2017 2 Comments

As a child, my mum was a cleaner and we’d always have the scrubbing pads from the buffer hanging from the bath taps were she had been cleaning them ready for her next shift.  The house would be filled with the smell of pine disinfectant which I adore to this day.  If I’m completely honest I really don’t enjoy cleaning.  Although get me in a bad mood and suddenly it is my therapy. The one task I do enjoy is ironing.  There is something so satisfying about taking some crumpled and ironing out the creases.

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