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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 […]


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Happy birthday to Help to Buy

Happy third birthday to the popular Help to Buy scheme, an initiative launched by the government which is designed to help first time buyers achieve their dream of buying their first home – over 73,813* house buyers to be exact! What better reason to celebrate?! But what is Help to Buy and how can you […]


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Complain about clutter no more

Are you tired of the minimalistic look which has been quite popular recently? Well, here’s our top tips for embracing “clutter” in your new home. Salon style walls One of the biggest interior trends of the moment is the ‘salon’ style – displaying multiple pieces of artwork on one wall. The fun is in the […]


Baby to toddler: How to revamp your baby’s room

There’s nothing as special as welcoming a new born baby into your home. But babies grow quickly and in the blink of an eye, your little bundle of joy won’t be so little anymore. You’ll want to make sure your baby’s bedroom transforms as they do…and here’s how. Cot vs bed Turning your baby’s cot […]


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Colour consideration when decorating

Doing a spot of decorating and not sure which colour scheme to choose? Picking the right colour is more important than you might think as it can affect your mood, the entire perception of the room and create the overall ambiance. So before you settle for magnolia, check out our top colours to consider before […]


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How to get your garden spring ready

The first official day of spring is March 20th, which is almost in grabbing distance! With BBQ season and sunbathing days fast approaching, have you had time to think about the state of your garden? Fear not, First Home News is here to help! Here are our five top tips to get your garden summer […]


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Six tips to follow when packaging your belongings for removal

Moving home is said to be one of the most stressful things in life. When you have so much on your mind, why add to this with the worry of arriving at your new home with your beloved possessions damaged or broken. These packaging tips will ensure safe travel for your treasured items. Cardboard boxes: […]


How to get your home ready for spring in 10 easy steps

How to get your home ready for spring in 10 easy steps

The year seems to be gathering pace, and before you know it spring will have arrived. Days are slightly longer, daffodils are poking through and we start to look forward to sunnier times. The changing in the season brings a new look for our homes, and inspires us to make small but effective décor updates. […]