Home Improvement

Always Think Ahead

Chris Smith | Posted 17.03.2015 | UK
Chris Smith

Yes, it might be the home that you start your family in and spend the rest of your days in - however, it's more likely that you won't. Statistically, you will pack up sticks and move onto somewhere bigger and better after 13 years.

How Can I Add Value to My Home Ahead of Selling?

Stephen Maunder | Posted 26.02.2015 | UK
Stephen Maunder

One of the first things you'll need to decide is when you are thinking of moving. If you are looking to move in the immediate future, your focus will be on making aesthetic improvements to make your home more 'sellable'. Alternatively, if a move is a year or more away you could benefit from taking on a more significant project to add value to your home.

5 Reasons You Shouldn't Feel Guilty For Having A Cleaner

Samantha Baines | Posted 12.02.2015 | UK Comedy
Samantha Baines

I have a cleaner and I feel guilty. There I have said it. I have written this article to convince myself that I am not wasting money and being lazy and that maybe I am not the only one that feels this way.

A Stressed Dad's Top Tips for Moving House

Karl Young | Posted 30.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Karl Young

If like me you have recently moved in the last few weeks you can probably remember the horror of finding those little extra costs and projects that you didn't foresee. I thought that other parents would appreciate a little help from for a dad who has been through the ordeal.

10 Things You Should Have in Your Home By the Time You're 40

Sarah O'Meara | Posted 21.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah O'Meara

I remember the first time I slept over at my future husband's house, I knew I wanted to spend the rest of my life with him. He was the most kind, wise and addictively eccentric man I'd ever met. But that wasn't the reason I wanted to stay forever. It was his grown-up coffee machine.

Going Rustic: A Guide to Painting Old Wooden Furniture

Vicky Dean | Posted 02.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Vicky Dean

Old furniture comes in two categories: a shabby old piece you fell in love with at a second hand store that just needs a little bit of love, or, more likely, a piece you got ages ago when you were broke and is now a horrible eyesore in your home.

Amazing (Low Tech) Life Hacks

Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.09.2014 | UK Tech

Improving your life with technology doesn't have to be difficult. It doesn't have to mean buying a watch that can check your heart is still beating, o...

Here's How You Can Boost Your Home's Value By Nearly £40,000

PA | Posted 18.04.2014 | UK

Home owners could boost the value of their property by more than £37,000 by converting the loft or by almost £20,000 by adding an extra bedroom, acc...

Allow Your Home to Spring Back to Life With These Cleaning Tips

Chris Mayhew | Posted 18.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Mayhew

I know it has been a long time coming but after one of the coldest and longest winters on record it looks like spring is finally here; rejoice! However, your excitement may be short-lived when you remember that spring is not just synonymous with new born animals and budding daffodils but the dreaded spring cleaning also.

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Weather And Consumer Confidence Knocks Britain's Love Affair Wtih DIY

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 21.02.2013 | UK

B&Q owner Kingfisher reported a slight increase in sales of 1.5% for the last quarter, but profits were under pressure as British consumers continued ...

Pictures: House-Proud Brits Spending £60,000 On Home Makeovers

Olivia Williams | Posted 20.11.2011 | UK

The British have become a nation of extremely fussy homeowners - as a survey reveals that people spend £58,550 over their lifetime on average improvi...

Kevin McCloud Defends 'Grand Designs'

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Dean | Posted 12.11.2011 | UK Entertainment

By default the houses featured on Channel 4’s Grand Designs are usually large, intricate, unique and expensive. It’s not often in the show that...