DIY

Top Tips: Renovating your Home for the First Time

So you’ve just bought your first home and now you want to make it your own. If you’ve bought a house or flat that needs some repainting, new carpets and your own furniture then it shouldn’t take too long. But if you’ve decided to take on a ‘project’, or a property that needs renovating and […]


Decorating your First Home on a Budget

Buying your first home is a big step and a huge financial commitment.  Any contingency budget can easily get swallowed up along the way with fees and unexpected expenses.  If you are lucky, there may be a little left in the purse for decorating your new pad, but what if it looks to be stuck […]


Amendments on blueprint of house

Be realistic about renovation

If you are an existing home owner and are desperate for more space, upsizing to a bigger property isn’t always the easiest or cheapest solution, especially in today’s economic climate. As well as facing the daunting challenge of a larger mortgage, you’ll also need to find the thousands of pounds for estate agent fees, stamp […]


Enter the ‘man cave’

For years, many spare rooms, sheds, unused garages have been a testosterone filled domain with room ideas varying from cinema rooms to the ultimate retro arcade. We’ve compiled some helpful tips to help you on your journey to becoming King of your very own Man Cave – here’s how to create your perfect hideaway! Start […]





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How to Make the Most of Limited Outdoor Space

Having a small patio or balcony restricts your options for lounging, gardening, or any other activity that you might enjoy. What about those who only have a window ledge to work with? We’ve got solutions for everyone. The first thing you want to do is decide on what you want to use the space for. […]


#SpringCleanSOS – The shortlist

Despite the weather being far too cold for this time of year, our sponsors, Keepmoat, marked the arrival of spring with our #SpringCleanSOS competition. Hosted on its social media channels, they invited their online community to share the spring cleaning challenges they dare not tackle – from messy rooms, cluttered cupboards and grubby gardens – […]


How to grow-your-own indoor herb garden

Growing your own herbs is great fun. It can save you money, improve your cooking, and add an attractive farmhouse aesthetic  to your kitchen. And best of all you don’t even need a garden to do it in. Although you can grow your herbs straight from the seed, it’s a lot easier to skip this […]