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27 Apr 2021

How to Revamp Your Living Room on a Budget

Revamping a room can be an expensive project and, when it’s an area which is used regularly,, can involve a lot of planning and chaos. However, it is possible to slowly transform your living area, avoiding the disruption caused by a traditional overhaul, while sticking to a pre-planned budget. Read on for ways in which you can revamp your living room space, inexpensively and easily.  Reinvent the room The same four walls can look so different with a fresh coat […]

20 Apr 2021

Sustainable Lighting Options

We’ve all watched comedies in which a character has climbed on a roof to plug in an ostentatious display of external lights, only to plunge the neighbourhood into darkness as thousands of watts of energy knock him off his feet. The good news is that, with modern lighting systems, this is no longer a danger. The bad news is that Christmas movies will never be the same again.  Most lightbulbs are now pretty eco-friendly, with traditional incandescent bulbs no longer […]

25 Mar 2021

Quickly and Cheaply Revamp your Bathroom

Tired of looking at the same, tired walls? The bathroom is often a neglected space during home improvements; if you’ve run out of budget but want a quick and cheap revamp, here are some ways to update your bathroom. Update accessories To create a co-ordinated look without spending a fortune, splash out on some matching bathroom accessories, such as toothbrush holders and soap dishes in coordinating styles. For extra luxury, add some towels and flannels in a complementary colour or […]

09 Mar 2021

Budget-friendly ideas for a stylish new kitchen

The phrase ‘kitchen revamp’ doesn’t tend to be synonymous with ‘budget friendly’, but you really don’t need to break the bank to get that new kitchen feeling. With a little effort and creativity, the heart of your home will be spruced up in no time.  The most dramatic transformation is often in the form of new kitchen cupboards, but don’t rush out to buy brand new sets just yet; if the framework of your existing units is still in good […]

28 Feb 2021

How to Revamp Your Bedroom on a Budget

Your bedroom is a unique space; perhaps the only room you can truly put your stamp on without having to consider too many practicalities. With a small budget and a little thought, you can turn your bedroom into a place that not only reflects your style, but is also a beautiful and functional room. Read on for some design-on-a-budget tips! Firstly, a freebie — have a think about the layout of your bedroom and how it can be moved around […]

13 Feb 2021

Light Up Your Garden

Clever lighting shouldn’t just be a consideration for inside your home — it can also be used to create a beautiful space outside. With winter almost over, we will all be spending a lot more time in our gardens and outside spaces, so now is a good time to think about your garden lighting options for spring and beyond.  Garden lighting works hard, offering more than just a practical solution; it can be used to create zones, and to add […]

30 Jan 2021

Home Energy-saving Tips

Energy bills are often the most dreaded of all, and if you don’t keep tabs on your consumption they can come with some very unpleasant surprises. Here is some advice and some recommendations on ways to save money and avoid the shock of an unexpectedly high bill. Turn it off Turning devices off when they aren’t in use is a simple way to save money. If you’re likely to forget, invest in smart plugs, which can be set to turn […]

23 Jan 2021

How to Start Smart

Smart technology can be daunting; there are many different types of gateway, driver and smart devices, and it can be hard to know where to start. Even when you do manage to dip your toes into that smart pool, it’s not always easy to add to an existing set-up without getting into a muddle. Where to start and how to expand is a headache for many people, so read on for some tips. It can be tempting to start with […]

30 Dec 2020

Some Like it Hot

It seems like such a luxury, to be seen only in the mansions of the rich and famous, but underfloor heating is actually more popular than you may think. However, is it right for your home? Here are some pros and cons to help you decide. Underfloor heating often allows you to heat a room without wall-mounted radiators, giving you more creative scope when it comes to the layout of your furniture and fixtures. It works beautifully under naturally cold […]

30 Nov 2020

How bathrooms just got a whole lot smarter

You may not consider your bathroom as a space in which you can be particularly inventive with smart technology; after all, it’s just a place to us the toilet and take a bath or shower, right? But what if those everyday experiences could become something a little more special? Read on to find out how to get smart with your bathroom routine.  Firstly, smart technology is a great way of future-proofing your home. Gone are the days when a padded […]

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