Category Archives: Home and Garden

Should You Buy a New or Used Home?

Buying a house is one of the most stressful of all the things you will do during your life, and there are so many decisions to make that it can be one that takes up a great deal of your time. For instance, what sort of house do you want or, more to the point, need? Do you have a family, and are looking to move up the ladder to something bigger? Or is this your first home, and you are looking for the best available space for the money?

These – and other – considerations will be highly influential in terms of what you decide to do, so we thought we would help by giving you some tips on how to choose the right home, and how to make it easy to put your own mark on it. After all, if you are buying a house that has previous owners, you don’t want to be living with their décor and taste! So, which is it to be? Will you be buying a new home, all shiny and fresh and with everything ready to go, or will you be looking at older properties that are ripe for you to make into your own? Continue reading…

Ho-Ho-Holy Cow! How Not To Overdo Christmas Decor

It may seem a little bit early for this conversation. We’ve not even had Halloween or Guy Fawkes night yet, but here we are, talking about Christmas. Of course, for the retailers of the world, it’s not early at all – Harrods begin their Christmas display in August. So we’re actually late.

Besides, you will hear thousands and thousands of times that the key to Christmas is all in preparation. This is often said in regards to gifts, but it applies to everything. The decor that you choose; the food you are going to eat – it all needs an extra level of focus. Otherwise, you become one of the stressed December bunch, rushing around stores like you forgot it was happening. Continue reading…

Some tips on hiring a housekeeping service

More and more people are seeing the benefits of taking on a housekeeping service. It ensures that the home is kept tidy, and perhaps more importantly that the home is an organised and clean space. This is why people find it so attractive. But how do you go about choosing  a service? One of the main things you can do is contact the shortlisted housekeeping services by telephone first and ask them a series of questions. As a customer, you have every right to be clear on what you expect and it is the housekeeping service’s responsibility to ensure that your standards are met and the requirements you have are understood clearly. Continue reading…

Making sure that your home is ready for a flood

Many people are now finding that they live in an area prone to flooding, and have to take precautions to ensure that their home is not at risk. If you do live in such an area then one of the best things you can do is arrange for the purchase of a FloodBlock. These are one way to ensure that you are protecting your home as best you can against the advancing water. But there are also many other quick tips that you need to take on board to ensure that flooding does not affect your life and the home you live in.

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Kitchen Hob

Different Kinds of Kitchen Hobs

Choose the one which fits your lifestyle

There’s now a great range of kitchen hobs you can choose from when it comes to changing your cooker. Some types and cooking methods may be new to you so it’s a good idea to know what you’re looking at when you view them in the showroom or online. All have unique points and it’s about combining the style of the kitchen, your favoured way of cooking and any safety measures if there are children in the home.

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Guide for First Time Home Buyers

Guide for first time buyers

Making the leap to buy your first home is a huge decision, both financially and geographically as it’s a life changing commitment. It’s also very exciting to know you can close the door on a property you can call your own, you can decorate as you choose and you have all the privacy you want instead of living at home or house sharing.

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