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Put Together a Playful Home with These Tips

When we get older, we can take the view that some things are childish and it’s time to leave them behind. You might decide to ditch that view when you have kids of your own, but you don’t have to be a parent to get in touch with your inner child. At home, you can improve your space by taking a more playful approach to it.   Play with Colours and Patterns If your home looks a bit too grown up, perhaps you need to get some fun colours and patterns into play. While neutral shades and darker colours might be practical, they’re not exactly fun. Try experimenting with some… Read More Put Together a Playful Home with These Tips

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The Summer Home Edit

The last week or so has seen the sun come out so much more. Longer evenings, brighter light and the change in the air has been gorgeous. Something we do during the summer is change up our home. So here is my Summer Home Edit. Herbalicious We tend to have hardly herbs like Rosemary all year round, but during spring/summer we add Mint, Parsley, Basil and Coriander to our kitchen window ledge. We cook fresher, healthier dishes and fresh herbs go hand in hand with that. Let The Light In During the day we want as much light in the rooms as possible, so we make sure we swap out… Read More The Summer Home Edit

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5 Cheap Ways To Add Value To Your Home

Own a property and thinking of selling up some time in the future? Whilst most property will naturally increase in value over time, renovating and making a few alternations can help to boost the value even more so. Some renovations can be costly. However, there are others that are surprisingly affordable and ideal if you’re on a budget.   Fix up your curb appeal First impressions are everything. Giving the front of your home a facelift can dramatically increase it’s a value. This could include anything from tidying up the driveway to getting a new front door to repainting the whole front of the house if it is faded or… Read More 5 Cheap Ways To Add Value To Your Home

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Struggling To Sell Your Home? This Could Be Why

Your home is your castle, and even more so when you share it with numerous smaller versions of yourself. We tend to get very accustomed to our family homes, especially if that property was the first one you ever bought. However, for most of us, we do tend to come to the point where we need to move on regarding where we live. Everyone’s reasons for this are totally personal and unique – perhaps you need more space, or maybe your local area has changed so much since you first moved in that it no longer resonates with you anymore. Whatever it is, deciding to sell your home is a… Read More Struggling To Sell Your Home? This Could Be Why

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The Unmistakeable Qualities Of Child-Friendly Homes

Parenting has many common difficulties, and parents across the world are aware of one in particular which appear again and again. When you have children, you need to put a lot of time and effort into ensuring that the family home is the best possible habitat for them. No matter how many children you might have, how many have flown the nest, what ages they are, this always remains an important issue. But many people find it surprisingly tricky to be able to keep their home in the kind of state of repair which tends to lend itself well to having children. A lot of it is down to practice,… Read More The Unmistakeable Qualities Of Child-Friendly Homes

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Size Doesn’t Matter: Making Your Small Home More Functional

In the modern era, many of us struggle to find a property that truly has the space we need, with the price tag we can afford. As any buyer will know, the property market is extremely fickle. What £150,000 gets you today is a mere fraction of what that kind of money would have bought you thirty years ago – there is no doubt at all that prices are rising at an alarming rate. All this, coupled with the fact that so many of us are keen to live in city centres these days, mean that quite often we have to opt for a slightly smaller property than we may… Read More Size Doesn’t Matter: Making Your Small Home More Functional

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4 kitchen design features that could make you a better cook

Is your kitchen getting in the way of your culinary ambitions? A poorly planned cooking space can seriously cramp your style when you’re trying to create delicious dishes for your family and friends. So, if you’re not 100% satisfied with this part of your property, now’s the time to make some changes. Here are four kitchen design features that could make you a better cook. Plenty of storage for kitchen essentials You can’t create edible masterpieces without an array of kitchen essentials. From store cupboard staples including herbs and spices to those all-important gadgets like blenders and mixers, you’ll need plenty of cooking gear. So that you’ll have room to… Read More 4 kitchen design features that could make you a better cook

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Simple, Stress-Free Moving

If you’ve ever moved house as an adult before, you’ll know that it can be a ticket to stress city. Carrying out such a big project can be a massive weight on your nerves, but there are many ways you can make the process easier. You’re not going to feel like you just got back from the spa after following these tips, but you’ll certainly be much more relaxed than you would be otherwise! Start Planning Yesterday! If you fail to plan blah blah blah. Just like any project of this size, the sooner you start planning your move, the easier it will be when you hit the big day.… Read More Simple, Stress-Free Moving

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Bring Home Luxury Into Your Everyday Life

A home is a house in which you feel safe, welcome and cherished. A luxury home is a house that makes you feel safe, welcome and cherished, but also brings the sensation of being something a little better than any ordinary home. This is, without a doubt, a dream for most families. But the main problem lies in the definition of luxury. For centuries, luxury has been represented by the abundance of gold and shiny materials, such as silk and velours. Today, the style and taste have changed a lot, and a décor out of Versailles in your living room will probably not have the expected reaction anymore. Nowadays, too… Read More Bring Home Luxury Into Your Everyday Life