Homes & Gardens

The best way to add value to your house

Even if they don't intend to sell their homes soon, homeowners want the newest gadgets and upgrades to provide value to their home. They are aware that come selling time, a valuation of the house will compare favourably with others like it as explained by propertypriceadvice.co.uk . What...

Why you should cnsider investing in high-quality carpets for your new home

Moving into a new home, whether you have invested in a new house or you are renting, can cost a lot of money. It might be tempting for a lot of people to save some money by purchasing inexpensive flooring.

Carpets are a very popular choice of flooring material and have been around for plenty of years . Due to the high demand, you can find carpets made of different materials, various...

Is Bradford a good choice for buy-to-let investments?

Since the Government introduced a temporary reduction to stamp duty rates in July 2020, there have been a huge number of property transactions and a significant increase in house prices akin to the early 2010s when recovery from the 2008 financial crash was buoyed by investors taking advantage of lower property prices.

Now that a stamp duty nil rate of £250,000 remains in place until...

7 Home Improvement Ideas on a Budget

When the words “home improvement” come up a lot of people think “oh no that’s too expensive” or “we can’t afford that”. However, with the right planning and knowledge Improving your home can be budget-friendly. Small home improvement projects can transform a space in more ways than you can imagine. The impact that little things have on the style and function of the room will surprise you....

Ways you can make a garden fun with composite decking

These garden ideas will help you build a fun garden with composite decking that you will enjoy for decades. This article will reveal easy tips that will assist you in enhancing your garden, regardless of its size - and this will ultimately help you boost the value of your property. If you are looking for garden space ideas to beautify your outdoor space or inspiration for a more funky garden...

How you can make up your outside backyard for family party

On a beautiful summer day, hosting a backyard party for your family members is a nice way of fostering togetherness and unity. It can be challenging and tasking to plan various parties — anniversary celebration, casual BBQ, or birthday. Your main objective is for everyone to eat and drink to their fill, enjoy the games and music and, most importantly, show off lovely outdoor decorations. The...

Plymouth Chief Royal Navy Engineer’s Hidden Garden Tavern Makes Cuprinol Shed of the Year 2021 Shortlist

A Chief Engineer in The Royal Navy who built a hidden pub in his garden has been shortlisted for the Cuprinol Shed of the Year 2021 competition.

Plymouth-based John ‘Bungy’ Williams, who’s also a foster carer, is one of three sheddies to be shortlisted in the ‘Unexpected/Unique’ category, with his shed Bungy's Backyard Bar.

Having already built a bar when living in Cyprus a...

A helping hand for gardeners from Larkfleet Homes

Award-winning local developer, Larkfleet Homes, has teamed up with garden expert Sally Killick of Cornflower Blue Gardens, to give new homeowners a helping hand in the garden.

Buyers of newbuild homes might see their blank canvas gardens as either an exciting challenge or an overwhelming prospect. To help them get started, Larkfleet Homes has commissioned a series of ‘how to’ videos...

The National Association of Building Contractors takes the headache out of finding the right accredited builders

Finding a builder in England is quite easy. Finding an accredited builder who provides first-class work is another story, The National Association of Building Contractors are here to help and is winning praise in the process .

It’s a big decision and serious commitment to have an extension built on a home, to have a room or rooms renovated, or to move forward with another significant...

Give back to the pollinators: Which plants to grow to attract little pollinators

You might be one of those people who just plants flowers in their garden because all the random colors mashing together just looks pretty. Or you could be part of the group that plants unique flowers that give out delightful fragrances whenever you just walk through. You could be one of those who plant flowers to attract as many pollinators as you can to get better crop harvests throughout...

Trading Standards urges renters not to be caught out by banned tenancy fees

Devon, Plymouth, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards Service has launched a new campaign to help prevent renters in the region being caught out by fees that have now been banned.

The law on what landlords and letting agents can charge tenants when beginning, ending or changing their contracts has changed.

It means renters can no longer be asked to pay extra for things like...

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