Homes & Gardens

Why Quieting Your Home May Benefit You

Day in day out, most of us are bombarded with noises and distractions from various sources all day long. But unbeknownst to many, this can have a significant negative impact on their life, health, and wellness. From triggering stress to disrupting your sleep and affecting your concentration, a noisy home can wreak havoc in your life in quite a number of ways.

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How to Create a Focal Point in Interior Design

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Tue, 02/11/2020 - 10:03am

The focal point is a key component in any room’s interior design because it is the place our eyes are drawn to when we enter a room and forms the basis for the rest of the design and layout. The key is to find the focal point of the room and make the most of it. It is not always an easy task, particularly in large rooms with several functions and living spaces. This guide outlines some key tips and tricks to help you create a focal point in your home’s interior design as well as some common mistakes to avoid. 

Make the most of your best feature

Maintenance tips for landlords

Authored by Mike Page
Posted: Tue, 02/11/2020 - 9:54am

Maintenance Tips for Landlords

Marketing your rental property can be time-consuming and costly. You need to first attract the attention of tenants in your area, take time to show the property and draw up contracts once a tenancy has been agreed. Achieving a first-class finish in your rental property can help attract the right kind of tenant, and most importantly, keep them. However, as a landlord, you should always be on the lookout for ways to reduce maintenance costs in the future.

What you need to know about retirement villages

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Tue, 01/28/2020 - 9:54pm

Retirement is an opportunity for individuals to engage in their hobbies and interests, spend more time socialising with loved ones and dedicate extra time to their health. Whether you're a recent retiree or a family member researching retirement villages Devon for a relative; this is a great alternative to care homes, with an emphasis on supporting independent living and freedom.

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How vital is EICR for you in 2020

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Tue, 01/28/2020 - 9:40pm

Whether you are a homeowner, property owner or an officeholder, the safety of tenants and employees must be prioritized, and measures must be taken to avoid accidents and fatal injuries. As reported by Health and Safety Executives, thousands of people fall victim to electricity-related accidents due to gross negligence of the property owners. For this reason, the UK government has introduced the idea of EICR, i.e. Electrical Installation Condition Report. 

What is EICR?

Choosing the best type of mower for your garden

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Mon, 01/27/2020 - 6:58am

There is little worse than having the wrong tool for the job at hand and this applies when it comes to mowing your lawn. Whether you have a large expansive lawn, or a small allotment sized garden, you still need to care for your lawn to keep it looking good as well as keeping it healthy. But how do you know which lawn mower is best for you and your garden? Don’t worry we’re here to help!

Manual Push Reel Mowers

Home renovations: The things you need help with

Authored by Mike Page
Posted: Mon, 01/27/2020 - 6:07am

House prices are higher than ever, and that means that those buyers who are looking to get a foot on the property ladder are needing to be smarter about what they buy. Buying the home of your dreams is never easy, but when your budget is holding you back, then you need to look closely at your options. One of the most popular options is buying a property that needs some serious work. From country cottages to townhouses, property renovations are more popular than ever, but they often require a considerable amount of labour.

Things You Need to Consider Before Selling Your House

Authored by Mike Page
Posted: Sat, 01/25/2020 - 6:35am

Selling your house can be a challenging experience. It isn’t anything like what you see in the movies where a homeowner can simply put a “For Sale” sign on the front and just count the days for a buyer to purchase your home. In the real world, there has to be proper preparation, planning and decision-making involved if you want your home to stand a chance of being sold. Whether it’s your first time or the fifth time selling your home, there are several things you need to consider before you sell your house.

Research the Housing Market in Your Locality

5 creative home transformation tips for 2020

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Fri, 01/24/2020 - 6:57am

The New Year is here, which means it’s the perfect time to start making some big changes and where better to begin than your home?  

A home revamp project can be difficult to get off the ground, so here are five creative home transformation tips to get you started. 

Update your colour scheme 

Updating your colour scheme is a fast and effective way to enhance the look and feel of your home. It adds character and leaves your walls looking fresh and fabulous.  

8 Solutions to a Sluggish and Clogged Drain

Authored by Mike Page
Posted: Fri, 01/24/2020 - 6:37am

Believe it or not, you can fix the majority of problems in your house without a mechanic. What is even more important, you can do it equally efficient while saving a lot of money. There are some "little secrets of the great masters" and it's high time you used them:

Plunge the drain

How and why oak wood is still considered the safest bet for doors and window frames?

Authored by Mike Page
Posted: Thu, 01/23/2020 - 8:47am

The selection of material for door and window frames during a renovation or building a new house can be daunting. Partly due to an array of choices and a bombardment of synthetic materials in this affair. It is surprising how oak wood persists to be a brilliant option for door and window frames. Internal oak doors and window frames are like a testament of your choice and are a classic addition to adorn your dwelling.