Homes & Gardens

A Homeowner's Guide to Electrical Maintenance: What You Need to Know

Electrical maintenance in your home is more than just a task; it's about ensuring the safety and efficiency of your living space. As a homeowner, whether you're newly settled or have years of experience, it's paramount to grasp the essential components of your home's electrical system. This silent yet vital aspect of your house tirelessly powers your everyday activities and demands your attention for its upkeep.

Our guide is tailored to introduce you to the intricate network of your home's electrical workings. By understanding these fundamentals, you'll embark on a journey...

Liv Butler

Liv Butler


Is 2024 the Year you Move Homes? 6 Signs it’s Time to Relocate

Authored by Liv Butler
Posted: Wed, 12/06/2023 - 10:14am

Deciding to move homes is a significant step, often brimming with mixed emotions and practical considerations. As we sail through 2024, many of us ponder whether it’s the ideal time to relocate. Your current living situation might have been perfect once, but life’s constant changes can turn yesterday’s dream home into today’s cramped space.

Outgrowing Your Current Space

Has your cosy two-bedroom flat become increasingly cramped? Perhaps the arrival of a new family member or the accumulation of personal belongings has made your current space feel like a jigsaw puzzle with...

Unveiling the Beauty of Luxury Flooring: Why It’s Worth the Investment

Authored by Ellie Green
Posted: Wed, 11/29/2023 - 9:19am

Luxury flooring has long been associated with opulence and extravagance, reserved for the elite and wealthy. However, in recent years, there has been a shift in the perception of luxury flooring, with more and more homeowners opting to invest in these high-end options for their homes. From elegant hardwood and marble to plush carpets and intricate tile designs, luxury flooring offers a wide range of options to elevate any space.

But what truly sets luxury flooring apart from its more affordable counterparts? In this article, we will delve into the world of luxury flooring and...

Choosing the Right Double Glazing Windows for Your Home in Kings Lynn

Authored by Liv Butler
Posted: Wed, 11/29/2023 - 9:17am

When it comes to making home improvements, one of the most important decisions a homeowner can make is choosing the right double glazing windows. Not only do they provide insulation and security, but they also enhance the overall appearance of a home. This is especially true for residents of Kings Lynn, a picturesque market town located in the heart of Norfolk, known for its beautiful architecture and scenic views.

With the unpredictable weather in the UK, having efficient and durable windows is crucial for maintaining a comfortable and energy-efficient home. However, the process...

St Leonards living room

Award Winning Exeter Development Launches Show Home

Authored by AMBWILL
Posted: Tue, 11/28/2023 - 2:24pm

Acorn Property Group has announced the release of the first three and four-bedroom houses at its award-winning St Leonards Quarter development in Exeter, alongside a brand-new show home.

Starting from £565,000, these new bespoke houses are designed to provide modern living for growing families, young professionals and downsizers alike.

Winner of this year’s Exeter Property Awards in the Residential Development category, St Leonard’s Quarter was described by judges as a “city highlight” and recognised for its high quality. Potential buyers will be able to see an example of...

Japanese knotweed flowers and leaves

Japanese Knotweed – Everything you need to Know

Authored by Liv Butler
Posted: Thu, 11/23/2023 - 7:01am

Japanese knotweed – the heart-shaped leaves and bamboo-like stems make this plant look incredibly pretty. But – these can become an absolute nightmare as they pose a serious threat to every fabric of your house, leading to financial and structural problems.

This aspect leads us to the burning question of what to do if you have Japanese knotweed because you will want to protect your property and the property of your neighbors. This plant has been held responsible for refused mortgages and failed property sales.

Nonetheless, if you have Japanese knotweed growing in your...

garden shed surrounded by shrubs

How to Choose the Right Shed for Your Garden: A Comprehensive Guide

Authored by Liv Butler
Posted: Sun, 11/19/2023 - 11:30pm

In the heart of the British garden, nestled between blooms and foliage, often lies an unsung hero – the garden shed. For many, garden sheds and wooden sheds are more than just a storage solution; they’re integral to the garden experience. Serving as sanctuaries for tools, workshops for hobbies, or simply a place to escape, these structures have cemented their place in our outdoor spaces. The right shed doesn’t just boost functionality; it seamlessly melds with its surroundings, enhancing the garden’s aesthetics and creating a harmonious balance between utility and beauty.

ottoman bed open showing under bed storage in bedroom

What to look for when buying an ottoman bed

Authored by Liv Butler
Posted: Fri, 11/17/2023 - 6:59am

Ottoman beds provide the perfect solution to sleeping in style and keeping your bedroom clutter-free with their hidden storage compartments.

An ottoman bed has a wooden base that lifts on hydraulic pistons to provide access to a storage compartment inside. The lift mechanism is typically located at either the end or side of the base to suit any bedroom layout.

But with so many options for lift mechanisms, sizes, and price tags, choosing the right ottoman bed can feel overwhelming. Don't lose sleep over your decision – our guide covers everything you need to know when...

Your Room, Your Retreat: How to Create a Cosy Bedroom Oasis

Authored by Liv Butler
Posted: Wed, 11/15/2023 - 6:36am

In the bustling rhythm of day-to-day life, your bedroom should be a sanctuary of comfort and tranquillity. “Your Room, Your Retreat” isn’t merely a saying; it’s a lifestyle choice promoting serenity and quality rest. Crafting a cosy bedroom oasis is a gentle invitation to leave the day's stress at the door, allowing you to relax, rejuvenate, and prepare for the day ahead with renewed energy and optimism. This guide unfolds the secrets of transforming your bedroom into a personal retreat, offering tips on lighting, colours, bedding selection, and adding personal touches, alongside advice...

Local housebuilder launches scheme to help South West homebuyers

In a bid to help potential homebuyers reduce moving costs and be in their new home before the end of the year, local housebuilder Allison Homes South West has launched a new scheme.

Homebuyers who reserve selected homes before Wednesday 15 November will be able to move in for Christmas and receive an exclusive bundle designed to remove many of the challenges homebuyers face by providing them with savings worth up to £20,000*.

Upon reservation, homebuyers will be able to select an offer which best supports them. For example, first-time buyers can take advantage of a mortgage...

Live-in Care: Enhancing Home Living with Personalised Support

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Posted: Mon, 11/13/2023 - 9:45pm

A committed caregiver moves into your home to offer support and companionship as part of a specialized and compassionate approach to home care known as " live-in care ." This kind of caregiving has become well-liked because it provides individualized help while letting people be comfortable and independent in their homes.

Benefits of Live-in Care Personalized Care

One of the critical advantages of live-in care is the high degree of customization it offers. In contrast to alternative care options, a live-in caregiver is there around the clock and can respond quickly to an...

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