A look at next year’s home trends

Fashion isn’t just a problem for the contents of your wardrobe. It has an effect on anything and everything – even your house. We’re now more than half way through 2016, and next year doesn’t seem so far away. Whether you’ve been in your home a little while or you’re still waiting to get over […]

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How to have a barbecue on a budget

Hosting a barbecue for friends and family is a summer tradition we all enjoy, after all, who isn’t a fan of combining food, fun and the great outdoors? What’s more, if you prepare well and keep an eye on costs, hosting a barbecue needn’t break the bank either. Although August hasn’t been the sunniest, we Brits […]


The gold standard of houses: where do Olympic champions live?

In case you haven’t noticed, this summer has been absolutely massive when it comes to sport. With the Euros, Wimbledon and not to mention the Olympic Games, keeping us glued our screens. But, when they’re not competing around the world, where do the Olympic superstars call “home sweet home”? Here’s a round-up of some of […]

House buying jargon buster

The process of buying your first home is exciting, stressful, liberating – and all too often, utterly confusing! From estate agents to lawyers, all you seem to encounter is a baffling world of legal house buying jargon. But never fear, our house buying jargon buster is here to help you navigate the choppy waters of […]

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Seven benefits of purchasing a new build property

    Getting on to the first rung of the property ladder is never easy, and many in the situation may feel purchasing a new build property is unrealistic. Yet with government incentives like Help to Buy, a new build is not only obtainable, but has a huge array of benefits. Here’s seven benefits of […]

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5 ways to make your garden “party ready”

Outdoor parties during the infamous British summer can be a precarious affair; the threat of rain is never far away and BBQs invariably end up with charcoaled – or dangerously underdone – food. However, it doesn’t need to be like this, and creating the perfect outdoor party environment can be as simple as a few […]

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9 DIY Jobs to get done before summer’s up

With the August bank holiday on the horizon, we’ve put together a list of 20 essential DIY jobs that you should get done before our somewhat erratic British summer comes to an end. As the old proverb goes, you should fix the roof while the sun is shining… so set aside a day to get […]


The must-have items to reduce clutter throughout the year

Even in England, the changing of the season affects more than simply the weather outside. Whether it’s clothes or the things you need for seasonal hobbies, it’s likely you’ll have a large proportion of belongings that you don’t use or wear for half of the year. Here’s a selection of products which will help you […]