Autumn Winter Home and Living Trends 2018

With Autumn arriving I like to do a sort of Spring clean and refresh the home ready for the Winter months. By doing this it makes the home more cosy and snuggly ready for the colder months. It’s also a fantastic time now that Summer has been and gone to research and update the decor and soft furnishings. I love…

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Expiration dates around the house

It’s not just the contents of the fridge that needs a look at expiration dates. Did you know that a number of household items have recommended times to change them out? We have specialist designer of kitchens in Glasgow, DM Designs, give us virtual tour of a house, seeking out which items need replacing. Cleaning up the kitchen Item: Fridges…

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What To Look For In Rented Accommodation

Renting a flat or a house in the UK is huge business. According to The Guardian, UK tenants paid a record £50bn in rents in 2017. It’s predicted that the total rent bill will pass the amount paid by homeowners for their mortgage bills. Home ownership is becoming further and further out of many people’s reach and with limited social housing…

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Beautifying Your Home For Spring

We all know that Spring is a great time to get your home looking good and in better order – but what is often less obvious is how to actually make that happen. As it turns out, there are a number of things you can consider doing if you want to make sure that your home looks its absolute best…

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Hot Weather Requires Fast Repairs: Know Your Options in Case Your Cooling Fails

If your air conditioning has stopped working for whatever reason, don’t panic! Sometimes, the problem can be much smaller than how it appears on the surface. In some cases, you won’t even need a repairman to fix it. But how can you really tell? Luckily, there are a bunch of simple ways to diagnose it, and we’re going to take…

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8 Signs Your Home Needs A Brand-New Radiator

A well-maintained radiator can last for as long as 15 years, but the older it gets, the harder it needs to work to heat your home. A boiler that needs to be replaced is unlikely to be as cost effective and energy efficient as it should be, and it can be a danger to you and your family. Image by…

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Bring The Outdoors Inside This Spring!

Now that spring has arrived, we need to ensure our home reflects this. After all, springtime is all about blossoming flowers and longer days,  it’s also one of the best times for your kids as they get to play outdoors. But while there are lots of updates you can do to your garden at this time of the year, you…

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Creating a Comfy Conservatory

If you’re lucky enough to have your own conservatory, you should do what you can to make the most of it. The best way to think of a conservatory is as an extension of both the living room and the garden, bringing the outdoors in and vice versa. By working on this premise, you can create a stylish, comfy conservatory…

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What can you do to increase the value of your home?

Next year we are buying a new house, so we need to increase the value of our current home ready for selling early next year. Our new house will be much more child friendly than the current one. Plus it will have a decent garden not a slope out the back which we have now. One idea that we are…

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What Do You Think Of Underfloor Heating?

I have really fancied the thought of having underfloor heating in my home at some stage. It’s much less obtrusive and you none of those eye sore radiators on the walls. Dust catchers I call them! The best tool to de-dust a radiator is a clean paintbrush. It gets right into all the little cracks.

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Are you spending more than you need to on heating your home?

Are you spending more than you need to on heating your home? Heating a family home can cost a small fortune and, like lots of people up and down the country, you might dread getting your energy bills. Particularly in winter when the colder weather strikes, you may find yourself paying a premium to keep your home warm and cosy.…

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