The beauty of buying a brand-new home is that it’s a blank canvas ready for you to personalise and make your own. Whether you want to paint a feature wall in your living room or add splashes of colour throughout with soft furnishings and accessories, here are some ideas to get you started.
Blue is back
Global design force Pantone announces its Colour of the Year every December and for … Read more.
How much does it cost to heat your home? If you live in a three-bedroom semi-detached Victorian house with some modern improvements, the UK’s Home Builders Federation estimates that your average yearly energy costs are around £1,670. But did you know that living in an equivalent-sized newbuild home that meets today’s building regulations could cost you £800 less per year?
That’s a saving of over 50%. Why? Leaky older homes … Read more.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, or at least it is according to Andy Williams’ 1963 Christmas hit. While for many Christmas is a joyful time spent with friends and family, giving and receiving gifts, it’s also a source of great stress for individuals that find themselves spending money they can’t afford. Unsurprisingly, most polls show families with children under the age of 18 will spend the most: … Read more.
The clocks have gone back and the nights are drawing in. It’s the time of year for staying in and getting cosy. But don’t forget the animals outside that may need a helping hand through the colder months.
As the temperature drops and food grows scarce, winter is a tough time for our wildlife. While some stock up over autumn and hibernate through the coldest months, others must fend for … Read more.
The August bank holiday is fast approaching. How do you plan to spend yours? Hopefully you’ll be outside in the garden having a BBQ with friends and family. Maybe you’re heading off on a mini break. Or perhaps you’re not intending to relax at all and you’ve got plenty of jobs around the house to be getting on with. If you’re planning on tackling some DIY projects, you’re not alone.… Read more.
If you’re in the process of saving up for a new home, maybe you’ve just recently moved or your budget is tight, chances are you’re not going to want to splurge on a holiday abroad this summer. But that doesn’t mean you can’t still take a well-earned break, relax and enjoy the sunshine.
In June, the UK experienced its hottest day of the year so far with temperatures soaring to … Read more.
Lance Bombardier Joel Daye and his wife Simona are the proud owners of a three-bedroom detached house thanks to the money they’ve been able to borrow through the Forces Help to Buy scheme. Daye joined the Army in 2008 and qualified for a £10,000 interest-free loan, allowing them to buy the family home they’ve always wanted and giving them a permanent base to raise their young children.
“We wanted to … Read more.
Summer is fast approaching yet for many, energy bills aren’t reflecting the rising temperatures – but don’t worry, we’ve got a solution!
As June fast approaches, we’re seeing rising temperatures and funnily enough, rising energy bills. So, at a time when we should be receiving smaller energy bills through our letterboxes as we’re less frequently firing up the heating and having a daily soak in a hot bath, why is … Read more.
Since its introduction in 2013, the government-backed Help to Buy scheme has become one of the most spoken about topics in the housing market. In the six years since we first saw Help to Buy, more than 365,000 first-time buyers have completed their move with the assistance of the scheme. *
In an era where increased house prices and demand for homeownership are met with the challenges of saving money, … Read more.
How we live is dynamically changing the requirements of what we need to call a house, a home
The ever-changing property market has seen a drastic change in recent years, due to the shift in house prices and financial means of younger and older generations. But the real question is, how is this impacting our everyday living?
The need for Brits to re-think their housing arrangements has been revealed in … Read more.