Homes & Gardens

Brighten up your home with tiles

Tile-making is a proud artistic tradition with an ancient history, stretching all the way to some of the earliest buildings in ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia (the area between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, corresponding to parts of modern-day Iraq, Kuwait, Turkey, and Syria). Whether patterned or uniform, brightly coloured or understated, tiles are a great way to brighten up your living...

How to Prepare to Buy Your First Home

Buying your first home is a huge step. It is also one of the most important that you will make for your future. Owning a home means owning equity. At the end of the day, you have a big investment that you can sell if you absolutely need to (though hopefully, you won’t ever be put into this position).

Own your first home, and you will be able to sell and then buy another much more...

How to Give Your House a Makeover

Sometimes we all get stuck in a rut with our homes. You get too used to the clutter on your worktop, the pillows on your sofa are looking well worn, and that’s before you wander upstairs to your bedroom.

Whether you need a decluttering splurge, a fresh lick of paint on your walls or need to dive into a new creative project, giving your house a makeover will transform and brighten up...

Here are the best tech upgrades you need to consider giving your home

As the world becomes more dependent on tech and the interoperability of devices like computers, smartphones, and voice command products grows with every upgrade, it has never been more important to consider integrating the latest technological systems into your home. =

Indeed, smart homes are rising in popularity because they make it easier for homeowners to use common amenities like...

Medics are the top neighbour of choice for Brits

Nominations now open for Neighbour of the Year Award

Online data released today by Co-op Insurance and Neighbourhood Watch to mark the launch of the 2021 Neighbour of the Year Awards has revealed that medics are the top neighbour of choice for Brits. 16% of those surveyed in the South West would most like to live next door to a medical professional - including a nurse, doctor, dentist or paramedic – as many believe their skills might be useful...

The UK is suffering a biodiversity crisis, as we have lost 97% of our wildflower meadows

Ban the home garden - houses should only come with wild meadows and veg patches

Have a look at your back garden, what do you see - is it mostly covered over with an artificial lawn, a patio, or sad looking grass? And out the front – it’s been concreted over for a car.

Then, according to one waste and recycling company, your garden could be part of the reason why the UK is suffering a biodiversity crisis, as we have lost 97% of our wildflower meadows since the...

How to Maintain Your Steel Windows

Steel windows are durable, which is why they last for a long time. However, it doesn’t mean that they do not require maintenance. To keep them looking their best and ensure they do not malfunction or break prematurely, you must care for them properly. Below are some tips on how to do that.

1. Clean regularly

Regularly cleaning the steel windows may be an obvious step in...

6 Reasons Why Hiring A Professional Rubbish Removals Company Is A Smart Idea

Have you ever stopped a minute and taken stock of all the time you’ve lost tidying your home? Before you know it, entire mornings, afternoons, and days have been spent tackling all the rubbish that has built up over the last few months, or even years.

Hiring a professional rubbish removals company is not only a smart idea, but it will transform how you manage your household waste....

The number of escape of water claims increased by 63% since 2017

Insurance giant creates ‘how-to’ videos for most common home maintenance mishaps

The latest investigation from Admiral home insurance reveals that the number of escape of water claims increased by 63% since 2017 , compared to 2020.

Failing to properly fix an issue in the home or ignoring a problem like a water leak could lead to further damage and costly claims, warns Admiral.

The insurer also found the most common type of escape of water claim from the...

When designing your dream kitchen, it’s important to consider where your light sources

Kitchen Interior Design to Suit Your Windows

When designing your dream kitchen, it’s important to consider where your light sources are and how that will affect the overall feel of your space. You don’t want to spend money to make the centre of your home feel too dark or too small. It’s all about LIGHT.

Wren Kitchens have revealed the things you need to consider when designing your kitchen based on your windows! Taking into...

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