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Feb 11th 2019

Flowers and chocolates may seem like an obvious way to woo your way into your loved one’s affection this Valentine’s day, but research shows that the best way to improve your relationship may be to improve your home. The National Home Improvement Month campaign urges people to Make One Change. An untidy home is one […]

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Feb 10th 2019

Getting your interior decor right takes a keen sense of style and a whole lot of shopping. That’s why it’s no surprise that homeowners end up with the occasional design disaster. Now new research has revealed the one interior design feature that homeowners and potential buyers hate most – and it won’t come as a surprise to […]

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Jan 31st 2019

As temperatures plunge, we debate whether to turn the heating up, leave the heating on for longer or reach for another jumper. Only 15% of us draught proof our homes, so the number one top tip to save energy without going cold is to draught proof those doors. Shut all inside doors and use draught excluders […]

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Jan 31st 2019

When it comes to your home, it pays to go green according to the results of a new survey by Smart Energy GB, the campaign for a smarter Britain. Over two-fifths (41 per cent) of Brits said they would pay more for an energy efficient home – with 15 per cent saying they would spend […]

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Jan 17th 2019

Much of the debate around the housing crisis focuses exclusively on First Time Buyers and the challenges of getting on the property ladder. Little attention has been paid to Last Time Buyers – older homeowners living in properties that are now too large for them – who would like to downsize Homeowners over the age […]

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Jan 15th 2019

If you’re thinking of moving  in 2019, here’s what to expect from the market, pre and post Brexit, mortgage rates and other changes that homeowners need to be aware of. Here is a roundup by The Home Owners Alliance. Brexit The UK’s chaotic exit from the EU continues to cause uncertainty across the country and […]

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Dec 31st 2018

Over two-thirds of people (70 percent) in Britain are planning to have a quiet night in, either alone or with a small group of friends which may suggest the NYE dinner party is alive and well. 11 percent of people are heading to a house party and only 8 percent of people will be going […]

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Dec 17th 2018

A new survey of over 1,000 Britons involved in the UK private rental sector has found a worrying lack of knowledge when it comes to deposit laws and tenants’ rights. As part of the Housing Act 2004, landlords in England and Wales are legally required to protect Assured Shorthold Tenancy deposits in a Government-approved scheme […]

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Dec 8th 2018

Over three million households leave their Christmas tree lights on all the time, or overnight, potentially putting their homes at risk of fire, according to new research. Unsafe electrical decorations, poor quality lights, overloaded plugs, and dried out trees are all potential hazards which could lead to a fire.  Analysis of Zurich UK data shows […]

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Dec 8th 2018

Spotted on fashion runways, social media, and even smartphones, coral is set to shine even brighter in 2019. Crowned as Pantone’s latest ‘It’ colour, Living Coral is already making moves in the interior design world, emerging as a versatile hue that adds personality to the home. Rebecca Snowden, Interior Style Advisor at Furniture Choice, shares […]

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