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Top 7 Bathroom Colours to Avoid

Selecting the right colour for your bathroom is more than personal taste; it involves understanding how different colours can affect your mood and the perceived size and warmth of the space. Colours that might be inviting and cosy in other rooms can have an unwelcome effect in a bathroom setting.

Let's dive into the top seven bathroom colours to avoid:

  1. Bright Red : Though dynamic and bold, bright red can be overly stimulating for a bathroom. Its intensity might be better suited for areas of activity rather than relaxation.
  2. Neon Yellow : This vibrant
  3. ...

Val Watson

Val Watson


5 Benefits of UPVC Windows & Doors in the Home

Authored by Val Watson
Posted: Thu, 02/08/2024 - 9:43am

In the quest for home improvement, the selection of windows and doors plays a pivotal role, not just in aesthetics but also in functionality and efficiency. Among the myriad options available, Unplasticised Polyvinyl Chloride (UPVC) has emerged as a front-runner due to its robustness, versatility, and cost-effectiveness. Here, we explore the top five benefits of UPVC windows and doors that make them an excellent choice for any home.

Enhanced Energy Efficiency

One of the most compelling reasons to choose UPVC windows and doors is their exceptional energy efficiency. Designed to...

Is Your Garden Ready for Spring? 8 Essential Tips to Prepare for Warmer Weather

Authored by Ellie Green
Posted: Mon, 02/05/2024 - 11:08pm

The first signs of spring can be some of the most wonderful moments of the year. Days become a little brighter, we begin feeling a little warmer in the mornings, and there may even be some blossom appearing on trees. While the countdown to spring can be an optimistic time, it also tells us that it’s time to get to work on our gardens.

We may be used to spring cleaning our homes, but our gardens need just as much love and attention to ensure that they’re ready for the busy season ahead.

For budding gardeners, there can be plenty of challenges on the way, but where exactly...

Is your gas hob safe?

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Sun, 02/04/2024 - 11:51pm

Twelve UK gas hob manufacturers have been working with the Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) to undertake a corrective action programme to make certain gas hobs safe.

An estimated 100,000 gas hobs sold in the UK may be fitted with a connector that is at risk of failing whether the hob is in use or not. Should this occur, it could lead to poisoning, burns, a gas leak or fire.

This corrective action programme affects certain models of the following brands of gas hobs:

· Belling / Stoves

· Cata / Culina

· Caple

· Comfee...

Devon housing developer to launch new showhome in Bradworthy

Property seekers on the hunt for their dream home this new year are invited to take an exclusive look at the new showhome at Allison Homes South West’s Primrose Meadow development. The showhome launch will take place on Saturday 3rd February, 10am to 5pm.

This comes as experts expect interest rates to settle in 2024, offering more confidence for buyers in the South West.

The event will give property seekers the chance to see what life could be like at Primrose Meadows. It is also a great opportunity to chat with the Allison Homes team about home buying schemes that make...

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Legislation changes for property industry

the Experts in Property, the southwest network of independent estate agents, is turning the spotlight this week on the raft of legislation changes set for the property industry in 2024, and with it the importance for well-informed estate and lettings agents.

As the sales property market enlivens with greater supply and demand, there is more change afoot with potential price fluctuations and the re-emergence of other possible scenarios including gazumping and gazundering, all accentuating the need for experienced agents and their knowledge of the local market, trends, property...

2023 statistics - home buying, selling and agent choice

The Property & Homemover End of Year Report for 2023 released by property data and insights analytics firm, TwentyCi last week, has revealed some interesting facts about the housing market including the ongoing decline in market share of online/hybrid agents, as more people move away from the less personable ‘agency’ in favour of the more traditional High Street and self-employed estate agents.

Last week we reported that independent estate agents across the Southwest were already experiencing a higher volume of activity with the sentiment that the market will be much stronger...

Strong start to 2024 Southwest housing market

Independent estate agents across the Southwest feel optimistic about the housing market in 2024, according to the Experts in Property network, with many of its members reporting a New Year bounce back in activity.

After a period of political turmoil, sky high inflation and amid energy- and cost-of-living crises, the outlook at the beginning of 2023 could only get better... and it did. Over the course of last year, the UK’s political and economic landscape settled a great deal with a considerable drop in the rate of inflation, energy prices moving downward and a rise in pay growth...

Comparing the Best Local Conveyancing Services

Authored by Val Watson
Posted: Wed, 01/31/2024 - 11:15am

Navigating the qualities of assets transactions may be a demanding project. Conveyancing, the transfer of belongings from one proprietor to any other, stands at the coronary heart of property deals, crystallising who the legal owner is. In this certain exploration, we're going to delve into the importance of choosing the right conveyancing expert, ensuring domestic buyers and real property traders make knowing choices that pave the way to a successful acquisition.

The importance of efficient and precise conveyancing cannot be overstated. It's the basis on which the security of...

Let the Sunshine In The Sunny Side of Solar Panels for Your Home

Authored by Liv Butler
Posted: Wed, 01/31/2024 - 6:39am

If you’re an eco-conscious homeowner, this blog is for you! Read on and let’s explore Effective Home solar panels and discover why having them on your roof is the best way to keep your house running green and eco-friendly. We're not delving into some far-fetched sci-fi contraption; we're talking about the tried-and-true solar panels and the sunny advantages they can bring to your humble home.

1. Powering Your Pad with the Sun:

Let's kick things off with the most obvious perk – energy savings. Solar panels harness the power of the sun to generate electricity for your home. Think...

Unleashing Creativity with LED Striplights

Authored by Liv Butler
Posted: Mon, 01/29/2024 - 11:03am

LED lights have revolutionised home lighting, offering a far more efficient and versatile solution than traditional bulbs. With an impressive lifespan of up to 50,000 hours and the ability to be tailored to specific spaces, from living rooms and kitchens to offices, LED lights are not just a source of illumination, but also a design element that can enhance the comfort and style of any home. LED strip lights can be the inspiration for outstanding and unique decors, coming with a multitude of colours and giving a chance to create an ambient, accent, or even task lighting.

Discover LED...

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