Quick Easy & Cheap DIY Projects You Can Do On The Weekend Are you looking for some quick and DIY tasks to do around the house that won't break the bank? Decorating tips don’t have to be time-consuming and expensive. We've put together a few DIY ideas you can get done over the weekend! Declutter your kitchen cupboards  There really is nothing more satisfying than cleaning out… Continue Reading
Coming Out of Lockdown | All You Need To Know With lockdown slowly being eased here is everything you need to know about getting back to 'normality'... Hospitality Hotels, pubs and restaurants in England Northern Ireland that serve food and have table service have been given the green light to reopen, along with beer gardens and outdoor restaurants in Scotland, of course with a list… Continue Reading
Record Breaking June! We have had a record-breaking month here at Miller Metcalfe, with properties flying off the market in as little as 24 hours!   The recent pandemic brought with it alot of uncertainty in regards to the effect it will have on the property market. Since the restart of the industry on May 13th, we have… Continue Reading
How Can a Bathroom Devalue Your Home? Anything from the bedroom to bathroom ratio, where a bathroom is positioned, and the style of the bathroom can have a significant effect on the value of a property according to a new study by Mira Showers. The research uncovered just how important the bathroom is when it comes to searching for a new home… Continue Reading
Decorating a Small Bedroom | Functionality Are you searching for small bedroom ideas? Even the humble box room can work as a stylish and comfortable bedroom. Strategic styling, creative organisation and using furniture smartly can even help transform it into a multi-functional space! All you really need is wise planning along with a hint of inspiration to maximise the hidden potential… Continue Reading
Giant Yorkshire Pudding | Sunday Lunch Try this twist on a Sunday roast, with steak, potatoes, veg and gravy served in a giant Yorkshire pudding.   Ingredients For the Yorkshire pudding • 2 large eggs • 70g plain flour • 100ml whole milk • 500g raspberries • 175g golden caster sugar • 350ml hot chicken stock • 7 slices day-old white… Continue Reading
Great News For Homebuyers as Stamp Duty Holiday is Announced From today until March 31st 2021, homebuyers will not pay stamp duty on homes costing up to £500,000, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced today in a statement made to mitigate the economic crisis caused by coronavirus. What is stamp duty? Stamp duty is a tax paid by people buying a property or piece of land. In… Continue Reading
Summer 2020 Interior Trends to Inspire Your Home Makeovers We have seen more of our homes in the past couple of months than we have all last year, spending so much time indoors has led many of us with the urge to make some well-needed home improvements Here are a few of our top summer 2020 trends... Blue is the new grey With classic… Continue Reading
Property Sales Soar by 137% in North West After the property market reopened on May 13th there has been a 137% surge in property sales between May 13th and June. With demand even lifted back up to pre lockdown levels, the property market has seen a 54% higher demand now than before the market was bought to a halt on March 27th. What… Continue Reading
Summer Pudding A quintessentially British Pud, packed with juicy summer berries! Perfect for beginners! Ingredients • 300g strawberries • 250g blackberries • 100g redcurrants • 500g raspberries • 175g golden caster sugar • 350ml hot chicken stock • 7 slices day-old white bread from a square medium-cut loaf   Method Bring out the juices: Wash fruit and… Continue Reading
5 Easy Ways to be More Sustainable Coming out of lockdown, many people want to try out something new in life, taking better care of yourself or even the environment. As we move into a new lease of life as we knew it, it has now more than ever become important to be environmentally conscious. Here are a few tips on how… Continue Reading
Tips on how to cope with the anxiety of life after lockdown Are you feeling anxious about life after lockdown? For a lot of us, the past couple of months have been spent hidden away, in the comfort of our own homes, away from anxiety triggers the outside world brings. With lockdown restrictions slowly being lifted, many people will be feeling anxious about life and 'going back… Continue Reading
Is now a good to time Buy & Sell? With a huge buyer boom after the property market reopened on May 13th, millions of house hunters flocked Rightmove to search for a new home, with Rightmove even recording it's busiest ever day on Wednesday 27th with over 6 million visits which is up 18% compared to 2019! But what does this mean for buyers… Continue Reading
Rainbow Layered Salad | Cooking Prep Time - 25 Mins Cook Time - 15 Mins Total Time - 40 Mins Ingredients • 350g pasta shapes • 200g green beans, chopped and trimmed into small pieces • 160g can tuna in olive oil, drained • 4tbsp mayonnaise • 4 tbsp natural yoghurt • 1/2 small pack chives, chopped • 200g cherry… Continue Reading
HOW TO | TAKE CARE OF YOUR BATHROOM Take care of your bathroom and your bathroom will take care of you! With adequate care, all surfaces and components will perform better and last longer, here are a few tips... Extractor fans  Make sure to install a suitable extractor fan to remove all condensation which will settle and cause a build-up of mould and… Continue Reading