Category Archives: Home and Garden

Modern Bathroom Design Ideas

Every single room in one’s home has its important role, but organizing and designing your bathroom the way it feels and looks as pleasant, comfortable and functional as possible is essential. After all, this is the place for your own personal time and private moments. In the end, there’s nothing like having a relaxing bath/shower after a long day to help you unwind. Precisely because of this, it’s paramount that you find your personal environment soothing. If you already have plans to redesign your bathroom, modern trends are definitely the way to go. That doesn’t mean that you can’t add your personal touches, but the accent is on the functionality and minimalism. Continue reading…

Use The Summer Weather

We have all endured the long winter nights and the dark drives to work. We have left the home in the cold and then sat in an office all day long, only to drive back home in the pouring rain. We know the feeling when you need to have the windscreen wipers manically swiping back and forth, in a vain attempt to let you see far enough ahead to get home. Continue reading…

Tips for Millennial Renting

IT might not be a term we love to hear all the time, but being a Millennial has certain connotations and ramifications. We are not lucky enough to have been born into an age when we can look into the future knowing that we will definitively own a house.

Our parents may have grown up in a time when they would marry, one of the would work, the other would stay home and raise the children. The single wage from the parent who goes out to work, would cover all of the bills and leave enough in the savings for a holiday or two. Continue reading…

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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