Home, Hearth and Bridge on a Crisp Winter’s Night
Dec20

Home, Hearth and Bridge on a Crisp Winter’s Night

What you do know is that the fireplace needs refurbishing. You’ve been hesitating for lack of inspiration and, let’s face it, lack of knowledge. Then there’s the mess you need to cleanup that seems to invade the whole house any time there’s a renovation project. Fire places do need special attention in return for the high value they return to the room they occupy. So settle back in your big easy chair, in front...

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Move Over Shabby Chic, Vintage Furniture is Back!
Sep29

Move Over Shabby Chic, Vintage Furniture is Back!

Five years or so ago the look de jour was shabby chic. We were falling over ourselves to nab some distressed furniture for our homes, and took the DIY approach when it came to transforming what we already owned. Recently though, it seems like we’re moving away from the shabby chic trend. We’re not leaving behind period furniture completely though. Rather than shabby-chic, distressed pieces, it’s all about buying...

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Give Your Home a Security Makeover
Jun13

Give Your Home a Security Makeover

We invest a lot of time and money in our home, due to this it is really important that we make sure it is safe and secure. If the security on your home is poor, your possessions can become under threat when you leave your home for work or on holiday. We have gathered some tips below for you to look at if you are concerned about the security of your home. Install an alarm Did you know, installing a home alarm makes you 300 times less...

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Host A Conservatory Tea Party
Jun08

Host A Conservatory Tea Party

Afternoon tea is hugely popular, with many hotels and restaurants offering their own take on this traditional Great British classic. If you don’t want to pay out for a trip to a swanky eatery though – how easy is it to re-create at home? The Conservatory Many hotels host their afternoon tea in a more relaxed setting, avoiding the dining room and instead having guests dine somewhere like a garden or conservatory. If you’ve...

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Van Monster explores #VanLife
Jun01

Van Monster explores #VanLife

Like many Brits, a large proportion of your income will be spent on your home. In London, the average monthly rent is £1,301, while elsewhere in England and Wales we’re paying a staggering £816 in rent each month. But what if you could change all this? In their latest graphic, used commercial vehicle retailer Van Monster has shed some light on the growing culture of people ditching their homes in favour of living in a van. As well as...

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How to Remove Chewing Gum From Carpets and Upholstery
May13

How to Remove Chewing Gum From Carpets and Upholstery

What’s worse than finding a stain on your sofa, a cushion or on a favourite rug? Finding a sticky piece of chewing gum stuck to it! If you’re lucky, you may be able to simply peel it off – but what do you do when it won’t budge and has caused a sticky mess? Luckily, it’s not quite as bad as it looks. Once you’ve finished telling the kids off about causing the mess and inconvenience in the first place, here’s the best way to approach a...

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