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Can a garden shed really add value to your home?

September 4, 2017

In Britain, there is nothing we love more than an evening in the garden, perhaps with a glass of wine and a few friends. We’ve increasingly begun to enjoy our gardens in recent years, with 37% of us spending more time in our garden than we did five years ago, but how is this reflected […] View article >

Beautiful Bathrooms: 5 Rules to Stand By

September 1, 2017

For some reason, people find the bathroom a challenging area to plan and design. Perhaps it’s the lack of space you get to play with or some indecision or confusion over what look and feel should be. Whether you want a walk-in shower room, a luxurious bath to while away the evening and reflect on […] View article >

Type of property best for investment – flat or house?

August 30, 2017

When starting out in property investment, newbie landlords are confronted by a lot of choices, which can often be overwhelming. One such choice is whether to buy a house or a flat. Flats are often perceived by newbies to be a “safe bet” or lower risk. However, the answer to this evergreen question should be […] View article >

Handy Back to School List

August 24, 2017

We’re not too far away from school starting again. For most parents, a little preparation goes a long way to making sure the first few weeks in September run as smoothly as possible. A lot will depend on whether your child is off to nursery school or about to head out to college or university. […] View article >

Packing for University

August 24, 2017

Heading to university is exciting and it is the first time for many new students to be away from home fending for themselves. Having lived so long at home, it can be difficult to decide what will be needed to pack and take with you. What you need will depend on whether you are going […] View article >

Top 5 Ways to Keep the Kids Entertained This Summer

August 22, 2017

As the summer holidays roll around again, those with children about to finish the school term start to wrack our brains for activities to keep them entertained and out of trouble for the duration. With that in mind, we’ve put together a few ideas to help you out, ones that will hopefully stop those dreaded […] View article >

Buying Your First Home? Here are some helpful tips

August 18, 2017

If you are planning to buy your first home, you’re probably filled with a mix of excitement and, let’s face it, fear. This is a big, big commitment and you don’t want to get it wrong. You certainly didn’t spend all that time saving for your deposit just to throw it away on a few […] View article >

Buying an investment property outside of your local area

August 14, 2017

With higher prices and lower yields, it stands to reason that many seasoned landlords and new landlords are looking beyond London and the south east to buy investment property. Prices are generally lower, yields tend to be higher, and, with lower prices, the 3% stamp duty surcharge has far less impact. Buying a less expensive […] View article >

Moving to a New Town? How to overcome homesickness

August 11, 2017

Relocating to a new home in a new town can be exciting and empowering for some. Even so it can quickly turn into a time of huge stress and leave you feeling homesick. Not only are you moving to an area where you don’t know anyone, if this is the first time away from friends […] View article >

Soft Furnishing Ideas

August 9, 2017

When decorating a home or designing the look for a room, the wallpaper, paint and flooring are important but they only tell part of the story. If you want to add your own personal style and panache to any space, the finishing touches are generally provided by your choice of soft furnishings. Anything from elegant […] View article >