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10 quirky ways to keep cool this summer

We know it’s rare, but sometimes the weather in the UK does surprise us and we get treated to the odd sunny day or two. In fact, experts are predicting a two week heatwave with temperatures reaching a toasty 25 degrees during the day time! However, not everybody enjoys the heat and we can’t always […]


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Turn your garden into a designer dream

As a first time buyer it’s normal to focus more on wallpaper and paint colours while you try to stamp your personality in your new home – but don’t forget to extend that creative flair to your garden! We might be getting ahead of ourselves as June approaches and there is no sign of that […]


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Top tech savvy ideas for the modern home

Moving into your new home is an exciting yet draining process. Faced with the initial stress of moving in, followed by the piles of boxes and changing your address details (amongst other sensible grown-up jobs), what wouldn’t we give to make life a little bit easier? Don’t fear! To help ease you into the moving […]


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New home – new social life!

Settling into a new home can be daunting at first and could take a while to get used to. Not only do you have the stresses of moving in, you also have a whole bunch of new neighbours to contend with. But whether you want to be best of friends with your entire town, or […]


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Keeping your home safe while you are on holiday

With recent home security research showing that three quarters of Brits know somebody who has been burgled, it seems surprising that only a quarter of us have security alarms fitted to our homes. Even more worrying is that more than a quarter of people admit to leaving their house with the back door unlocked. According to the […]


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Top things to check when looking for a new home

Looking for a new home can be one of the most daunting times for a first time buyer. Not only is there the financial confusion, you may also be unsure what to look out for when viewing. You can’t always expect the estate agent to point out all the flaws in a house, so it’s […]


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Top tips when considering outdoor tiles

Tiles are a popular addition to any stylish home and can really show true beauty and versatility in the garden as well as adding some serious value to your property to boot.  However, there are a few things you should keep in mind when considering them for your next upgrade. Read on to find out our top tips when considering outdoor tiles. Decide on […]


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A beginner’s guide to upcycling a chair

Upcycling has become quite the phenomenon over the last five years, with many trying their hand at it – from chalk painting to upholstering in the bid to transform an ancient artefact into a brand new chic item. However upcycling fails are common and what’s worse, you’ve wasted money on materials and potentially ruined a […]


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Do you live in the UK’s happiest region?

Is your home town the best thing since sliced bread? Or are you planning to move further afield to find your happy place? The Office for National Statistics has revealed the happiest places to live in the UK based on a survey in which over 300,000 people were asked to rate their personal wellbeing on […]