Homes & Gardens

The Bathroom Renovation Checklist: 5 Things to Tick Off

There is a multitude of reasons why it may be time for a bathroom renovation. Whether you’re about to put your property up for sale, improve functionality, add a touch of luxury, or save on energy costs, getting organised from the start is essential. Whether you’re doing everything yourself or...

Advice for Replacing Your Window Shades

If you need to get some new window shades for your home, there are a few things you should know before making a purchase, but with so many varieties of shades available on the market, it can be hard to know what window shade is right for you and your home.

This is why we’ve spoke to the team at DotcomBlinds.com to get you some advice to follow, before purchasing a new window shade...

Cornwall most popular region to search for cottages for sale

Famous for its pasties, beaches and quaint seaside villages, Cornwall is one of the most beloved holiday destinations in Britain. However, in recent years, Cornwall has seen a surge of interest in its property market, with many people wanting to own their own little slice of the Cornish countryside.

New research by housing and mortgage experts GlobalHousePrices.com has revealed that...

Planning on Selling Your House? Everything You Should Know

Contrary to common misconceptions, selling a house is not as simple as taking pictures of each room, and posting them online.

No matter if you personally own the house or you’re an investor who’s looking into earning a profit off of your investment, it doesn’t change that there are a lot of things that you should know way before you put that “For Sale” sign. Doing things rashly just...

Adrian Gray and his mesmerising balanced stones return to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Adrian Gray, the international pioneer of stonebalancing art, returns to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show this year, with a tradestand to remind us of the power and importance of balance as we return to ‘business as usual’ following the pandemic.

His stonebalancing tradestand will feature two collosal balanced pieces, ‘Strength and Grace’ and ‘WOW.’ Both sculptures are 4 metres high and...

Love the Bloom? 5 ways to make your roses bloom more

Roses are a petal art, and their blooms are incredibly refreshing as they waft their enchanting scents in the air. And quite often, their flower bloom gives you a boom of revitalized energy and refreshed aura. But annoyingly enough, these blooms aren’t entirely consistent with letting you adorn your home and create an ambiance. If that’s your biggest adversary, here are ways to help you...

Benefits of repairing your wooden sash window

Sash windows are a great addition to any home not just because of their practicality but also because of how great they look too, but when it comes time to repair them you need to fully understand the benefits that come with choosing to repair rather than outright replace.

Admittedly if you would be intending to repair them yourself then it wouldn’t be the easiest of tasks unless you...

Best uses for timber in your garden

Using timber in your garden is a great way of really making the most of your space. There are just so many different amazing options that you can go with to add some extra character to your garden.

Whether you are going with something purely for aesthetic purposes or you are in need of something more practical, the choices will feel almost endless. A beautiful garden is also a great...

Does a new bathroom add value to your property?

Every homeowner wants to add value to their home but the hardest part is knowing what will add value, what won’t, and even the worst-case scenario sometimes even detracts value from the property. Whether you are looking to add value to your home or you are looking to add value to another property you own, you always want to know what projects are a good idea.

Bathrooms are of course...

Do you need planning permission for your house extension?

Getting an extension for your property is a great way of adding extra value to your home but many people are put off doing it due to the fear of having to go through the process of getting a permit.

However, not all extensions require a permit, so, if you are thinking about getting an extension it is important to know when you actually have to go through the process of getting one...

Signs your double glazing needs replacing

Eventually, the double glazing in any home will need to be replaced, and this is a job that understandably people put off until they absolutely have to. A rough estimate for the length of time that double-glazing will last is about 20 years, but that is of course only if they are constructed from good materials and fitted by a professional such as 1st Scenic Ltd .

Double-glazed...

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