Marie Kondo’s Top Tips For Tidying Are you thinking of having out a clear out and starting the new decade a fresh? If so, Marie Kondo is on hand to share her top tips on the art of tidying and decluttering... Make sure there is a place for everything Start off by simply labelling baskets and boxes, it truly is as… Continue Reading
Rightmove Records Its Highest Ever January Price Rise The housing market is springing back into life after December's election result gave home owners much-needed stability.   There has been an average asking price rise of 2.3% (+£6,785) over the past 4 weeks, making this the the biggest ever surge reported by Rightmove. The figure is based on almost 65,000 properties marketed between December… Continue Reading
Kitchen Trends 2020 – The Latest Kitchen Trends and Ideas for the New Year Are you looking to update your kitchen now that we've entered a new decade? Perhaps you want an island, more work top space, a whole new colour scheme or maybe you’re just after some inspiration? Here are a few of our favourite kitchen trends and ideas for the new year... Two-toned kitchens The trend for… Continue Reading
Vegan Shepherd’s Pie | #Veganuary With the introduction of Veganuary, many mainstream food outlets are introducing their own take on a vegan meal! Why not try out Jamie Oliver’s take on a hearty vegan Shepherd’s Pie, adding a sustainable touch to a British dish! Ingredients 600 g Maris Piper potatoes 600 g sweet potatoes 40 g dairy-free margarine 1 onion… Continue Reading
5 Ways to be More Sustainable in 2020 New Years’ resolutions are a wonderful way to try out something new in life, taking better care of yourself or even the environment. As we move into a new decade, it has now more than ever become important to be environmentally conscious. Here are a few tips on how to incorporate some more sustainability into… Continue Reading
Modern Ways in 2020 to Upgrade Your Home and Add Value There are always some do’s and don’ts when it comes to increasing the value of your home through refurbishments and upgrades. Here are a few of the most quick and easy solutions that won't break the bank... Once you have chosen the type and cost of work you want to undertake it’s time to begin!… Continue Reading
money saving tips Money saving tips for 2020 Getting your finances under control in 2020 doesn’t have to involve a huge revamp of your lifestyle. Just a few steps can help cut your household bills and keep your finances looking healthy until the next festive blowout. So... if you’re planning a ‘New Year, New Home’ or even simply a bit of property makeover,… Continue Reading
How To Get Your House Ready For Viewings Once the ‘for sale’ sign has been put up it’s only a matter of time before all the anticipated house viewings begin. You want to try to make sure that every room is a selling point. More and more buyers are now searching for houses that stand out to them straight away therefore not only… Continue Reading
How much value can a conservatory add to your home? With home improvements becoming increasingly popular over the past few years, millions of homeowners are beginning to see the added value and choosing to extend or upgrade their homes, whether it's for them to live in or before they sell. Around £40 billion has been spent on home improvements and renovations over the past 7… Continue Reading
New Year Boost With a sharp uplift in property sales expected in early 2020 the property market is already back on the road to stability with homeowners set to benefit from the result as the new year sets in! Price Forecast To Rise By Up To 4% in 2020 With the pound surging on the news of political… Continue Reading
The best winter sun destinations With the temperature dropping, it's time to start thinking about escaping for a winter sun holiday, there's still time to book a flight for a quick getaway, here are a few of our favourites to get you started! Cancun, Mexico Cancun is a beautiful destination to visit, drawing in sun-seekers from all over the globe to… Continue Reading
Tips to Improve Your Home Lighting Lighting usually sets the tone of a home and should never be underestimated – though sadly, it usually is. Good lighting makes a significant difference in a room. If your space is feeling a little uninspired, here are a few tips to improve it through lighting… Think about scale. Table lamps are great, they can work… Continue Reading
5 things to do this winter   Manchester Christmas Markets Manchester’s award-winning Christmas Markets return this winter in Albert Square, offering everything from delicious international foods, drinks to elegantly crafted Yuletide gifts all in the very heart of the beautiful city. With more than 300 stalls and chalets spread across the city centre, the Christmas Markets are free and accessible to all.… Continue Reading
This is your last chance to open a Help-to-Buy ISA This is the last month that Help-to-Buy ISAs can be opened before they end on November 30th. You can open one with just £1 and be eligible for up to £3,000 towards your first mortgage. If you don't end up using it to buy your first home, you can withdraw your money penalty-free. If you… Continue Reading
How to pick the purr-fect flooring when you have a pet Hard-wearing doesn’t mean it can't be stylish. From luxury vinyl tiles to stain-resistant carpets, there are choices to suit all homes and tastes – and all creatures great and small from your feline friend to your top dogs. If you're wondering if there are any specific qualities that a pet owner should look for in… Continue Reading