Homes & Gardens

Reasons to use a furniture delivery service

A stunning piece of furniture can add joy and pleasure to your home. It's hard to buy furniture, however, when you don't know what wood and finishes have been used on specific items in your home. As fast as the human life has evolved, the trends in furniture buying have also evolved, and the new trend is to buy furniture online.

Shopping online isn't the first thing that comes to mind when you need to purchase new furniture for your house. Instead, you look for alternative ways to shop. Unlike life in years gone by, getting a trained carpenter to customise your furniture at home...

Val Watson

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What are the benefits of hiring a local plumber?

Authored by Liv Butler
Posted: Mon, 05/31/2021 - 7:24am

Choosing the right plumber may be as complicated as choosing anything else in life but it doesn’t have to be. Qualified local plumbers will not disappoint!

How to find the best deals when shopping for a wireless security system

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Thu, 05/27/2021 - 5:52am

A wireless security system combines wireless sirens, motion detectors, wireless cameras, and sensors to detect security breaches at your home and sound the alarm. There are many brands in the market which makes finding the best deal challenging because all security companies showcase the best features and prices to attract more customers. But through reviews, ratings , and research on features that enhance the security system, you will find one that suits your home security needs.

Finding the best deals when shopping for a wireless security system

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Wall art ideas for sport lovers

Most sports lovers are passionate about their favorite sports, teams, and players. They always find a way to show this off in their dressing, stickers on cars, logos on doors, etc. But do you know you can rep your team or sports in your home décor and interior design?

You can add several creative and beautiful ways to integrate your love for sports into your home décor. Consider using suitable sports-themed wall art. There are several ideas and concepts you can use.

Are you unsure about the sports-themed artwork suitable for your wall space? We'll help you get some ideas...

Housebuilder builds roost for rare horseshoe bats in Exeter

Authored by Ellie Green
Posted: Tue, 05/25/2021 - 1:16am

Leading Devon housebuilder Barratt David Wilson Homes has built a custom-designed bat roost alongside the new homes on its new development outside Exeter.

Specifically designed to encourage up to five species of bat, including the very rare greater and lesser horseshoe bats, the roosting barn at Victoria Heights , on the outskirts of Alphington is now ready for habitation. The show homes for this brand new community have also just opened for viewings and several homes have already been reserved, with the first sales expected to complete next month.

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Sharp rise in demand for family homes in Devon fuelled by pupils returning to school

Sharp rise in demand for family homes in Devon fuelled by pupils returning to school

Demand for two and three bedroom homes in Exeter rises by 24% since March

Zoopla, the UK’s most comprehensive property destination, has revealed that buyer demand for family homes in Devon has risen sharply since pupils returned to the classroom in March. The increase in demand was further amplified by the announcement of the extension of the stamp duty holiday to the end of September and the rapid progress of the vaccine roll-out.

Exeter emerging

Demand for two and three bedroom homes in Exeter, perfect for local families who have children back at school, has risen by 24% in the...

Interior design rules from the experts

Authored by Ellie Green
Posted: Thu, 05/20/2021 - 9:47am

Interior design is something that lots of people think they can do. But a lot of people get it wrong. If you don’t want to splash out on a professional interior designer, you need to know the rules before you jump in and start ordering light fittings and paint. So here are the interior design rules that the experts would rather you didn’t know.

M ix Textures

You can have too much of a good thing, especially when it comes to interior design. If you’re crazy about exposed brick, you need to complement it with some brass fittings and varnished wood. This is called mixing...

How to get your dream kitchen

Authored by Val Watson
Posted: Thu, 05/20/2021 - 6:12am

Realising your dream kitchen has never been easier and never has there been so many choices out there. It is thus important to know a little about the process of planning, designing and installing a new kitchen. It’s one of the most important rooms in the house and will always be regarded as a key interior design feature.

From the concept or idea to the actual kitchen, it is now all in your hands. Both the technology and the companies exist that will be able to take your dream kitchen designs and turn these into a reality.

The process of kitchen design and installation...

How to go solar: Your simple guide to getting started today

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Mon, 05/17/2021 - 6:53am

If you're ready to take the next step in living a more environmental friendly lifestyle, then learn how to go solar in this quick and simple guide.

Boiler grant for homeowners

Authored by Val Watson
Posted: Sun, 05/16/2021 - 10:21am

Devices and equipment have a certain lifespan and are expected to eventually break down. Boilers are one of them and it is haunting to know that once they do, you'll be left freezing cold. Good thing the UK government came up with a free boiler grant. Something we may want to take a look to keep ourselves warm during cold days as well as helping fight global warming.

How it started

In 2018, the UK Government via Energy Company Obligation (ECO3) partnered with the Big Six energy suppliers in the country namely; British Gas, Scottish Power, E.ON, Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE...

Why you should think about home staging before selling

Authored by Val Watson
Posted: Thu, 05/13/2021 - 11:23pm

The property market is getting increasingly more competitive every day, with house sellers constantly looking for innovative ways to market their property. As such, more and more people are looking to home staging with a view to making their property stand out.

Home staging gives properties a facelift, improving the appearance of a home and offering a prospective buyer a blank slate in which they can more easily visualise themselves living there. It is more than the standard upgrade, however, and needs a keen eye to know what to do and do it effectively. According to Spring, home...
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