Cooking

5 steps to hosting the perfect BBQ

Summer is all about enjoying the warm weather, making memories and spending time with loved ones. What better way to do all of these things than by bringing everyone together and hosting the perfect barbecue.  Check out our top tips to help you host the ultimate summer soiree that your friends will talk about for […]


Six things we love about being at home in autumn

Ahh autumn…the nights are drawing in, the leaves are falling from the trees, and the mince pies are start appearing in local shops that little bit too early. To celebrate one of our favourite times of year, we have compiled a list of our favourite things about being at home in autumn. 1) Blankets. Long […]


Kitchen hacks you can’t live without

If your kitchen is on the small side, or you just own a lot of stuff, these kitchen hacks can be a life saver. From reusing household items unconventionally, to simple storage techniques, here are some of our favourites: TicTac Herb Storage These durable plastic containers are a really useful and neat way of storing […]


Small gadgets to improve your kitchen

As a place where we spend more waking hours than anywhere else in the house, kitchens need a little bit more TLC. Unlike those of yesteryear, todays modern sculleries have evolved into more than just a food preparation area. According to a study by research experts, Magnet, the kitchen is now a place where we […]


How to hold the perfect garden party

Thanks to Nicola Peterson for the creation of her article exclusively for First Home News.  Precision and planning are two key elements when it comes to holding the ultimate summer get-together. Entertaining friends and family at home can be a great way to celebrate the warmer months. The smell of hot coals and the feeling of the […]


Making the most of a holiday at home

Being a new homeowner is expensive, and unfortunately that may mean cutting out the holiday that you desperately want. It might seem like a poor compromise, but in order to combat the home buying cost, you may need to have a holiday right in your own house… a staycation. Here are a few tips to […]


Pros and cons of built in kitchen appliances

Kitchen appliances are a standard in all homes, whether they were already built in when you moved into your place, you had them built in as part of a new, modern kitchen fitting, or you’ve added stand alone appliances to your room and upgraded as and when has been necessary. Whilst you have a choice […]


10 ways to get your summer garden on a budget

When it comes to decorating your garden in time for summer, how much you spend can spark quite a bit of a debate. While you’re obviously eager to make the most of every last bit of sunshine by basking in your beautiful garden, it’s also inevitable that the great British summer will be over before […]


Customise your kitchen tiles

There are many ways to decorate your kitchen, from giving it a lick of paint to replacing the old kitchen clock. One of the less explored areas is decorating your tiles in order to give this room a bit more character. Here are our favourite five ideas sure to inspire you. Tile Stickers Tile stickers […]


Sweet treats for Mother’s Day

They say the best way into someone’s heart is their through food. On Mother’s Day, try and prove that by cooking up a storm in the kitchen for your mum. If you want to really go all out this Sunday and spoil her, these tasty treats are sure to put you in the good books. […]