Home Improvement

7 Products You Can Buy To Kick Start Your Sustainable 2017

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 21.01.2017 | UK

Ikea has announced that it has achieved zero waste to landfill in the UK for the first time, marking a milestone in sustainability for the furniture f...

4 Renovation Projects That Aren’t Worth The Money (And 4 That Are)

Tamsin Kelly | Posted 31.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Increasingly, homeowners are regarding their property as a future income, expecting to tap into the value of their home to fund a good retirement life...

Fab One-Day Home Fix Ideas

By Jennifer Barton | Dave Leonard | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle

When it comes to selling our homes, sometimes we have to sacrifice our personal taste for the greater good and remember that it's tricky for people to...

DIY Fixes You Could Do In A Day

By Jennifer Barton | Phillip Othen | Posted 23.06.2016 | UK

We're convinced that everyone has at least one thing they'd like to fix about their home, whether it's a practical issue like a pesky leaking tap or a...

The Kitchen Renovation Survival Guide

Vicki Marinker | Posted 16.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Vicki Marinker

Now that I have had the time to appreciate the kitchen in all its glory and cook for two sets of guests, I can pass on some of the things I've learned along the way - through trial and error.

10 DIY Problems Solved

By Lucy Searle | Dave Leonard | Posted 13.06.2017 | UK

We asked you to send us your DIY woes to solve. We’ve picked 10 of the best (or worst, depending on how you look at it) to answer… Q: When knockin...

DIY Before Kids vs DIY After Kids

Claire Kirby | Posted 12.05.2017 | UK Parents
Claire Kirby

The husband and I are complete opposites, and generally our differences compliment each other. We are yin to the others yang. Except when it comes to DIY. The Great Kitchen Tile of 2003 nearly ended in us getting divorced before we were actually married.

Budget-Friendly Ideas To Help Make Your House More Attractive To Buyers

The Huffington Post UK | Jennifer Barton | Posted 05.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle

When it comes to adding value to your house, there's the stuff of dreams - converting your basement into your own personal spa with pool and steam roo...

The Ultimate Guide to One-Day DIY Projects

By Lucy Searle | Dave Leonard | Posted 18.04.2016 | UK

Forget makeover shows that boast a whole house transformation in a day – what can you realistically do yourself in under 24 hours to improve your ho...

10 Ways To Brighten Up Your Home This Autumn

The Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 21.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Even the most sombre room can look full of colour and light when there is sunshine streaming in. But as the sun gets hazier and the nights start drawi...

How To Improve Your Home's Kerb Appeal

Huffington Post UK | Sarah Coles | Posted 21.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle

It’s easy to assume that property renovation is an expensive, time-consuming, and complicated business, so we learn to live with a home that’s nev...

When Is The Best Time To Remortgage Your Home?

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Coles | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK

If you’re in the market for remortgaging your home, then now is a fantastic time to be doing it. Mortgage rates are at record lows, with plenty of c...

Always Think Ahead

Chris Smith | Posted 16.05.2015 | 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 25.04.2015 | 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 13.04.2015 | 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 31.03.2015 | 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 19.11.2015 | 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.

Charlie Thomas

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...