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…

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…

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.…

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…

The Hub Of The Home?

The kitchen has long been described as the hub of the home. It’s easy to see why. It’s where most of us cook, host, and have some precious moments with our family members before another chaotic day ensues. This isn’t the case for everybody. In today’s world, you might find that the focal point in your home is the living room. Or it could even be the bathroom, where everyone can escape separately for some much-needed tranquility. Here’s how to give some TLC to those areas of your house which are most important… Kitchen In keeping with tradition, the kitchen is the heart of many homes. We find literally nourishment…

Easy ways to add a touch of class to the family home

The days are getting longer, the flowers are poking their heads out and spring is definitely in the air. Inevitably, we all find ourselves channeling our inner Hobbit, and wanting to do something more than a mere spring clean around the house to make our homes ready for the summer to come. Here are a few ideas to add that certain something to your home, without it having to cost the earth. Paint it black You would be amazed at how effective a simple lick of paint can be to revitalise a home, and bold colours can add a real air of drama and elegance. Add some shutters The right…

The Spring Home Edit

I don’t know about you but when the mornings get a little brighter, it’s raining a bit less and it’s starting to warm up I know it’s time to pack away the huge blankets and darker coloured pillows and add some spring colours and textures. Going Green One of the very first things I do, is get in some new plants. Although we have some indoor plants all year round, it’s nice to bring in that extra green boost – cheers me up every morning. One of my favourite things to do is pick some new plant pots. Simple but so effective! Smell of the Season Secondly, I love to swap…

Home Sweet Home? How Your House Could Endanger Your Family

We tend to think of our homes as clean and safe, perhaps the safest place on Earth. This is an especially comforting thought if you’re raising a family! But there are actually a lot of hygiene risks in the average home, and it’s possible you’re not considering them all properly. Let’s take a look at a few of the most common hygiene risks in people’s homes and what you can do to tackle the problems. Some of these problems may not sound that disastrous to you, but do not underestimate them! Leaving them to linger in your home could endanger the health of you and your family, so get them…

4 Changes You Need To Make If You Want More Money

No matter who you are, there are bound to be times when you wish you had at least a little more money than you currently have. Everyone knows this feeling, and the good news is that there is always something that can be done. Most of the time, bringing about changes of this nature is a matter of making changes to the way in which you approach money. Your attitude makes a huge difference to your finances, and that is one thing that is well worth looking into. But there are also many actual and pragmatic changes which you might want to consider if you want your finances to be…