Not being able to go outside would be a challenge for even the most devoted homemaker, especially as we’ve now faced several weeks indoors. It’s likely that you already have coping techniques for difficult times – but it’s also likely that in the current climate, a lot of these are off limits. Here are some top tips to give yourself some light relief when … Read more.
Since we’re only making essential journeys and a lot of us aren’t in a position to part with our cash right now, so you might find you’ve suddenly got some time on your hands and you’re not sure what to do with it. We’ve developed a list of tips for surviving self isolation – using stuff you already have in the house!
Beautify your home office
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There’s no right or wrong way to feel about what’s going on in the world right now, but one thing we can all agree on is that we’re having a run of unprecedentedly lovely weather. With time out the house still limited by lockdown, it’s the perfect opportunity to make the most of your garden.
Fresh air and sunshine are a known … Read more.
With most of the population now working and living entirely in their homes, we wanted to share our top tips on how to strike the perfect work life balance during these unprecedented times.
1. It can be easy to log on to your emails at 7am and still be answering them late into the evening and never is this more true than when there’s no clear divide between … Read more.
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.