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!
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.
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.
As you get older, your joints start to show the signs of their age and activity. The back often gets stiffer with the spinal column having less fluid movement, which makes bending down to pick things up harder and even getting into and out of bed more difficult too.
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?
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.