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How to create a cleaning schedule for your home

Do you struggle to get your daily household cleaning tasks completed? Do you find yourself only completing the essential cleaning tasks and never getting around to a deep clean? Are their areas of your home that are in desperate need of some TLC, but somehow you don’t ever have the time? 

If you have answered yes to any of the above, then you could do with creating a cleaning schedule that:

A. Works for you

B. You can stick to

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5 Steps to take when you move house

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Fri, 11/08/2019 - 6:45am

When you move out of your rental property in Putney, you’ll be looking forward to your new chapter and where you’ll be living next. The future takes a lot of organisation, so it’s natural that you may overlook a few details about the property you’ll be vacating. To help you ensure a smooth move-out with no conflicts or problems, we’ve put together a helpful list of tips for when you move out of your Putney home. 

Review your rental agreement

Getting your home ready to sell: What you’ll need

Authored by Mike Page
Posted: Tue, 11/05/2019 - 9:49pm

They say that selling your home is one of the most stressful processes you can ever go through. Getting it ready to appeal to new viewers, looking at potential houses to buy and getting ready to move your entire life over to a new destination can certainly take its toll on your patience. Creating a checklist, therefore, is one of the easiest ways to get your ducks in a row. It will help you to know what to prioritise, and what you have left to complete. It also prevents those gut-wrenching moments when you realise you’ve forgotten to do something.

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Why a Fireplace is Beneficial For Every Home

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Sat, 11/02/2019 - 6:07am

When you think of fireplaces, the first thing that comes to your mind is probably heat, right? While it’s true that heat is the most prominent benefit of any fireplace, the advantages of having one at home extend way beyond that. 

From wood-burning fireplaces to gas and electric ones, these units make a worthy addition to any home, and we’re here to tell you why.

Using Natural Materials In Sustainable Home Design

Authored by Mike Page
Posted: Wed, 10/30/2019 - 9:21am

A new network of linked villages with Garden Communities status is being proposed in East Devon. The bid would form part of the Liveable Exeter vision to build 12,000 new homes in Exeter over the next 20 years, and has already been approved by the council. Garden communities are housing developments consisting of well-designed homes built to create sustainable and vibrant communities.

New homes vs old homes – Which property should you buy?

Authored by David Humphrey
Posted: Wed, 10/30/2019 - 9:10am

Buying your first home or even buying a new home is a huge undertaking and it can sometimes be difficult to even know where to start. Location is often the key factor and then the space itself, and the number of bedrooms you need to follow.

However, there is also the decision about whether you want to invest in a brand new build or an older house. Both have their pros and cons, and you may already have your preference in your mind, but that being said, it is important that you consider both types of homes before deciding.

Four Ways to Improve your Home – and its Value

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Mon, 10/28/2019 - 5:29am

When you are planning to sell your home at some point, any work you do on it needs to be through the lens of what will help increase the value.  While you want to choose improvements that benefit you and your family, you also want to consider the most profitable home improvements that will offer the best return on your investment.  But what are some of the most common ones?

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Looking to add value to your home? Here’s how

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Thu, 10/24/2019 - 9:09am

Whether you’re planning on putting your home on the market very soon, or you just want to be sure that any home improvements you make now will be beneficial in the long run, there are plenty of ways you can increase the value figure on your property. These valuable home improvements also mean you can enjoy your efficient space even more, knowing you’ve made relevant updates that are beneficial for you and any future buyers.

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Safety Considerations for your Exeter Home Renovation

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Wed, 10/23/2019 - 10:49pm

Whether a small update or complete makeover, undertaking home renovations can be an incredibly exciting time for anyone. Yet with so much to consider it can also be a confusing and potentially stressful time. 

During this busy and chaotic period, safety considerations can often be left until the last minute, or occasionally forgotten altogether. This, of course, can lead to major issues further down the line ranging from inconvenient delays in project completion to very serious legal issues. 

Why Choose a Catnapper Recliner for Your Home

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Sat, 10/19/2019 - 6:58am

Choosing furniture for your home is never an easy task. With the variety of options available, it can get confusing, especially when there are many excellent products available. Sometimes when you find the design you like, you end up getting disappointed because it is not comfortable enough. But what if you can get both comfort and style in one package?

How to create more space in your Exeter property without knocking down walls

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Thu, 10/17/2019 - 7:51am

British homes typically have limited dimensions in which to work with. Unless you have a listed property or farmhouse, you will need to make do with what you have. Thankfully there are plenty of options to open up your home visually and physically – without even knocking down the walls. 

Creating more space in your home is all about cutting back, being smarter with your design, and using a few design tricks to increase the visual space of your home without increasing its dimensions. 

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