Homes & Gardens

6 things to consider before renting your property on Airbnb

The demand for Airbnb’s has greatly increased in the UK. People who would like to try their hand at hosting visitors and earning some extra income in the process are making for a growing market. Before you jump into this, here are some things to consider:

Develop your property's online presence

When it comes to promoting your Airbnb property, you want to start with a strong online profile. A potential guest will ask questions and look up reviews about properties they're considering staying at. You should make sure that every detail of your apartment is well presented to...

Liv Butler

Liv Butler


Footing the cost? Cost per square foot of property in Exeter area rises to 8% higher than the UK national average

Exeter’s rocketing property prices have seen the average cost of one square foot of property in the city and nearby areas climb to £305, according to new data from Zoopla . That’s 8% higher than the UK national average, which currently stands at £282 per square foot.

The data examined property prices in Exeter, East Devon and Mid Devon and reveals that in Mid Devon, the average cost of property per sq ft is £277. In Exeter, the price rises to £312 per sq ft, while climbing even further in East Devon to £326 per sq ft.

While East Devon’s prices are the highest across...

What is MDF and how to use it

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Mon, 09/20/2021 - 7:36am

MDF is a great construction product because it's relatively inexpensive, an excellent choice for woodworking, pretty adaptable, and can be used for various applications. But getting the best results from it is all about understanding the product and avoiding some common mistakes. In this article, we will get to know about the working and applications of MDF. Besides this, you'll learn how to use it and where to avoid it.

What is MDF, and how to work with it?

MDF (Medium Density Fiberboard) is a synthetic product composed of fine particles of wood compressed under intense...

Reupholstering furniture is the latest trend for homeowners

Authored by Val Watson
Posted: Sun, 09/19/2021 - 8:16am

A lot of people like to work on home projects. The latest is reupholstering. Click here to find out more about it.

Find a Builder: Hiring the Right Person or Team for Your Project

Find a building contractor you can trust and make sure they're the right fit for the job with our expert advice

Find a builder for your new project and rest easy that they are the right person or team for your project. From lounge extensions to self build s, each project will require a different specialist team.

If your job is big, seek your builders’ advice as soon as you have the initial drawings through. Get them in early, and they may provide crucial advice that will save you time and money.

They may have built something similar previously, affording you the...

Devon Barn Conversion

Devon’s Finest Country Homes

With Dartmoor on the doorstep, a magnificent coastline dotted with some of the UK’s finest beaches, Devon is fast becoming a UK hotspot for high end property.

The benefits of investing in hand-crafted furniture

Authored by Liv Butler
Posted: Tue, 09/07/2021 - 6:24am

You're trying to decide on a new living room set. With so many options, it's hard to choose only one. Here's another possibility: Hand-crafted furniture. Many people think that they want something modern, but it doesn't speak to them when it arrives. There's no soul or character to it. That's not what you get with hand-crafted items. They have warmth and charm, which is hard to find in mass-produced items.


Hand-crafted furniture is as much art as it is a valuable household item. During the creation process, a lot of care and attention is given to every piece....

Mattress hacks you need to know

Authored by Ellie Green
Posted: Sat, 09/04/2021 - 1:00am

When shopping for a new mattress it pays to know a do your homework and find out about the different types on the market so you don't get persuaded into buying something unsuitable.

The hacks we're going to cover in this article will not only help you improve your sleep and purchase the best you can afford, but will also help you to keep your mattress in tip top condition.

Why should you use these hacks?

By learning some of the hacks by thesleepadvisors , you'll know how to prolong your mattress’ life, as well as many other useful things.

Buy a mattress...

Devon ranks highest in top 10 UK places to live

A recent study from conveyancing solicitors, Bird & Co, has uncovered the UK’s most sought-after locations, having analysed June 2021 figures from the Office of National Statistics, HM Land Registry and Rightmove.

Known for its stunning beaches and bustling historic cities, Devon has scooped the top spot as the most migrated to county in the United Kingdom.

The study found that a whopping 8,521 UK citizens moved to this region in 2020, a marked change from the previous year, when Devon came second to that of Kent.

Considering the net migratory figures in...

Brilliant touches to brighten up your living room

Authored by Liv Butler
Posted: Thu, 09/02/2021 - 7:22am

Your living room should be one of, if not the liveliest place in your home, which often means that the space needs a careful touch to really bring out its fullest potential. After all, interior design and room planning can be a difficult endeavour, which is why this article aims to highlight some of the best ways to make your living room just a little brighter.

Change Up Your Layout

If you’re looking to make a change in your living room, then one of the best ways to really change how a room feels is to change the layout of the area. There are some really brilliant ways to layout...

How to attract and protect Autumn wildlife in your garden

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Wed, 09/01/2021 - 12:13pm

As autumn approaches, gardeners are being given advice on how to attract and protect wildlife.

Experts at have put together their tips on how to attract wildlife including birds and hedgehogs to your garden as the temperature begins to drop.

As autumn approaches, many wildlife species will be looking for a place to stay and hibernate as the cold months pass.

Gardens across the country will be acting as a home and there are small things that gardeners can do to help attract wildlife and provide them with a safe space.

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