UK Homes

Here We Go Again... It's Time to Get Serious About Our Flood Defences

Simon Thomas | Posted 28.11.2014 | UK
Simon Thomas

It's time to stop idly watching the decimation of our communities, and instead look to implement a multi-billion pound, long term water management infrastructure plan that will safeguard these wet little isles for decades to come.

10 Things You Don't Need In Your Bathroom

The Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 18.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If the kitchen is the heart of the house, the bathroom is the sanctuary – a place to freshen, cleanse and unwind. As such, it should be calm, clean ...

How Pinterest Can Help You Transform Your Home (From An Award-Winning Interior Designer)

The Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 10.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Remember when finding inspiration for your home involved splurging on stacks of glossy interiors magazines and hours of cutting and sticking? The i...

How To Turn Your Photos Into Works Of Art

The Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Remember when displaying your photos meant retrieving your eagerly anticipated prints from Snappy Snaps and actually putting them up on your wall? ...

11 Items You Should Not Be Able To See From Your Sofa

The Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

From entertaining friends and playing family games to watching the TV or reading a book, we demand more of the living room than any other room in the ...

The Top 10 Property Turn-Offs Revealed

The Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 25.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Selling a home can be a stressful process at the best of times. But when your property has been languishing on the listings sites for months – while...

You're Doing Your Laundry All Wrong...

The Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 19.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If your idea of doing laundry is bunging a load of broadly similar looking items on a 40-degree wash and hoping for the best, it’s not just your clo...

What You Should Buy for the Perfect Housewarming Gift

Sarah O'Meara | Posted 14.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah O'Meara

The problem with housewarming parties is that guests can accidentally morph from close friends, into strange relatives bearing surprising gifts. Where once they brought wine, now they come bearing indoor tulip trees, personalised chopping boards, and tasting plates, with accompanying dipping sauces.

How To Store Your Summer Stuff (To Survive The Winter Intact)

The Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 11.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

As the holiday season draws to a close, it's time to reclaim your home and garden with an end-of-season declutter. But putting your summer paraphernal...

Easy Ways To Create Your Own Brilliant Wall Art

Georgia James | Posted 07.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

As original art tends to come with a hefty price tag, many of us are driven to adorn the empty walls in our living spaces with prints and posters. And...

Tips For Embracing Colour And Interiors Trends So They Don't Go Out Of Style

Jennifer Barton | Posted 28.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Just like the catwalks influence what we wear season after season (don’t think so? Just listen to Meryl-Streep-as-Miranda-Priestly opining on the ...

Solving A Reader's Challenge: The Issue With Lighting A Dark Room

Fritha Strickland | Posted 19.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Fritha Strickland

With the only access to direct sunlight through the adjoining kitchen she wanted to know what she could do to brighten up the area without a major overhaul. We talked about the colour palette that would work best and were drawn to bright pinks, golds and turquoises to complement the other features in the room.

7 Sneaky Tricks To Make A Poky Room Feel More Spacious

The Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Thanks to the recent housing price hike and the growing popularity of city living, more people than ever are compromising on the size of their home in...

Labour Warns EU Migrants Could Take House-Building Jobs Off Brits

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK Politics

European migrants are likely to fill thousands of jobs that would be created under Labour's proposed house-building boom if action is not taken to tra...

Winter Floods: Innovation at Route of Preventative and Protective Work

Simon Thomas | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK
Simon Thomas

With the extreme winter weather and ongoing flooding events continuing to dominate media schedules across the UK, measures must now be taken to minimise and prevent such scenes of devastation occurring in the future...

LOOK: Alan Turing's Old Home Now Up For Sale

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Second World War code-breaker Alan Turing's old house in Wilmslow, Cheshire, has been put up for sale. The 5-bedroom property, "Copper Folly", tha...

House Prices Rose By HOW Much This Year?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 30.12.2013 | UK

House prices in three-quarters of postcodes across England and Wales ended the year on average 4.4% higher than they were at the start, according to p...

Stoking the Fuel Poverty Fire

Peter Rolton | Posted 12.02.2014 | UK Politics
Peter Rolton

Currently a home is classified as being in fuel poverty if it has to spend 10% or more of its total income on maintaining a 'satisfactory' level of heat. The new definition, however, proposes a more abstract perspective: if a household has above average fuel costs that leave them with a 'residual income below the official poverty line' they will be put in the bracket.

Here's The Five Priciest Homes On Sale (Starting From £37.5m)

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 26.11.2013 | UK

London property continues to show how ridiculously expensive it can be as the capital is home to the five most expensive homes on sale right now. ...

London Mansion Has Price Slashed In Half, Still Unaffordable

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 25.11.2013 | UK

A London super-mansion boasting 11 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, a gym and underground parking has had its price slashed by almost half after originally bei...

A home of One's Own

Helen Chandler | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Helen Chandler

Property prices are ultimately going to kill London. I've got nothing against bankers, lawyers and management consultants per se, but a city populated entirely by these professions wouldn't be able to lay any claim to being the greatest in the world. What makes London so intoxicating and fascinating is the mixture

Towards a Vision: Housing Associations and England's Housing Crisis

David Orr | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
David Orr

We can't afford to be caught unaware like this again. There is too much at stake: the country is in a housing crisis and needs housing associations to build homes, while millions of people around the country depend on them for shelter. These businesses need to be strong and must be able to weather even the harshest of storms.

Golf Courses Take Up Twice As Much Of England As Our HOMES

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 12.11.2013 | UK

Golf courses take up twice as much land in England as used for housing, according to recent calculations. With developers struggle to build enough ...

How Much For Britain's Most Expensive Council House?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 28.10.2013 | UK

A London home estimated to be Britain's most expensive council house was sold at auction today for £2.96 million, after being given a reserve price o...

Families Struggle With Cost of Looking After Homes

David Holmes | Posted 06.12.2013 | UK
David Holmes

Low income families are penalised by the poverty penalty that forces them to pay more for essential goods and services, because they are so often excluded from mainstream credit. This creates a cycle of debt and poverty, making it much harder for people to run a home, or in extreme circumstances, leaves them unable to afford the absolute basics such as beds and fridges. Unsurprisingly, the poorest and most vulnerable families are most likely to suffer from living in what are effectively "broken houses".