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


A brief guide to hiring a removal company

Authored by Sam Richards
Posted: Tue, 08/31/2021 - 10:51pm

When it comes to moving, hiring a removal company can make the process a whole lot easier. They have the skills and the equipment to conduct your move quickly and efficiently, allowing you to start unpacking and settle into your new home sooner. But how else can removal companies help you? What should you look for when hiring one? How much will it cost? This guide is here to answer all that so you can manage your move more comfortably.

Services removal companies provide

Removal companies offer a range of services. A typical removal company is likely to provide the following:...

How to improve soil quality naturally?

Authored by Ellie Green
Posted: Tue, 08/31/2021 - 8:06am

Soils are made up of various living organisms, and the quality is determined by what's in them. A well-balanced soil will have adequate organic matter (both plant and animal), minerals, water, air, and microbes. If any component is missing or insufficient, problems can arise with plants such as stunted growth, nutrient deficiencies, etc. Soil is a critical component of any garden or yard. It's essential to know how to improve soil quality naturally and what effect that can have on your plant life.

There are many ways you can improve your soil quality naturally. The question is:...

Race for space: How the pandemic has driven house price growth in and around Exeter

A number of areas surrounding Exeter have recorded higher house price growth than the city itself since the start of the pandemic, according to the latest research from Halifax.

Since lockdown restrictions first eased last summer, buyer demand has been fuelled in part by a desire for larger properties with more outdoor space, as people’s work-life priorities have shifted during the pandemic.

Across the UK, this has helped to drive faster price growth in areas further from major city centres, where buyers perceive they’ll get better value for money.

Based on...

Modern kitchen designs and restorations in 2021

Authored by Val Watson
Posted: Mon, 08/30/2021 - 9:37am

The kitchen is considered the heart of every home, especially for avid cooks, seasoned hosts, and busy families. It is the central axis that makes eating and meeting something exceptional. It's also what brings your loved ones together.

With this in mind, your kitchen should be a combination of style and functionality. Its space should allow you to be able to quickly prepare your loved ones' favorite meals without compromising aesthetics. On the other hand, it should be an atmospheric space where you will always work without sacrificing usability.

Exciting times await...

First two homes complete at Nursery Gardens

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Sun, 08/29/2021 - 11:53pm

Housebuilding at the landmark development Nursery Gardens in Exeter has stormed ahead with the first two homes completed and another 18 homes set to complete by the end of 2021.

Yesterday, Managing Director of Halsall, Andy Corp and Stonewater’s Director of Development Operations, James Bradbury marked the completion of the landscaping to the first two homes with an on-site celebration.

Nursery Gardens is the first development being delivered as a Joint Venture and partnership between leading housing provider Stonewater and award-winning business Halsall Homes, part of...

6 Good reasons why you should get home insurance

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Sun, 08/29/2021 - 7:36am

A home is a significant investment, so you must protect it against damage, theft, and fire. When something goes wrong, home insurance provides financial protection and the assurance that your property will be undamaged. It protects you from financial losses from unexpected events that occur both outside and within your control. In some cases, it might even be a prerequisite for securing a mortgage. Nevertheless, insurance is a worthwhile investment and one that you should seriously consider getting. Still not convinced about buying something you hope never to use!? This article will...

The best living room sets for the farmhouse style

The modern farmhouse style is taking hold as one of the most popular home decor styles trending this year. This design takes the rustic feel of the farmhouse together with the clean lines of the modern look. This is also a great opportunity to show more of your eclectic tastes. Here are some things you should think about for your farmhouse style living room.

Natural tones and materials

Old farmhouses didn’t have “faux” furniture, they had natural materials like hardwoods, canvas, linen, and cotton. Rattan and wicker are other popular choices for the original farmhouse look. You...

Garden room construction: process and practical advice

Garden rooms can be found in various plots of both a garden and a residential house. We usually keep a wide variety of things in it - from firewood and garden tools to unused items that have nothing to do with the household. Although this uncomplicated building can appear in any garden in a relatively short period of time, if necessary, it is worth not only assessing the construction process but also its costs before starting construction.

How to choose the right garden room size?

Although in practice most garden rooms do not have a large space, you can only decide what...

All you need to know about house clearance

Authored by
Posted: Tue, 08/24/2021 - 1:02pm

At times you simply need to say goodbye to any old or disused items in a house or an office. It might be that you need to get rid of a lot of things because you're planning a renovation, you're just reorganising and trying to gain more space, or that a house move is on the cards. Whatever the reason behind wanting to have a big clear out, it's worth turning to a professional house clearance service for help.

In this post, we will explain how this kind of serivce benefits people.

About house clearance

There are three tasks that this type of service provider...

What to consider as you choose outdoor furniture

Authored by Val Watson
Posted: Mon, 08/23/2021 - 10:59am

It is always the right time to think of your great outdoors. Most people think of what they should do to their outdoor space only during spring. However, nowadays, there is a lot you can add to it and give it a makeover. Patios, decks, lawns beckon. What do you keep in mind as you choose your outdoor furniture? The space, the place to buy them, the budget, should it be child friendly? The sunlight it needs, when will you be using it? Plus, many others are some things to consider. Below are vital things to explore before you spend your dollars on your outdoor furniture.

Make a...

same day, courier, transport, delivery van, lorry
Independant Coffee Box - Barista-Quality coffee delivered to your door

Top video

Exeter Weather