How to avoid empty nest syndrome

It is an inevitable part of your kids growing up. One day they are going to leave home and strike out on their own. Although it’s a moment of immense pride for parents, it can also come with more than a hint of sadness. Empty nest syndrome affects more women than men, but whatever your […]

The Benefits of Energy Efficient Property

It’s easy to think of real estate as property whose price is defined by factors like location, size, age, and architectural value. Traditionally, home appraisers use measuring sticks such as cost value or similar property within the area, called comparables. Of course, there are also great forces such as supply and demand at work. These […]

How to Shop for Towel Racks

Every bathroom has towels, and choosing them requires attention to detail. You must find a brand and construction that matches the décor of a space, is absorbent, easy to care for and made from quality materials. Once towels have been chosen, it’s a good time to consider the racks on which they’ll hang in the […]

Essential Factors to Consider When Choosing a Front Door for Your Home

When it comes to front or entry doors, the range of choices can be daunting. Gone are the days when the only choice you had was a plain wooden door – today, there are metal doors, composite doors, and a variety of styles that include French doors and full glass doors which can let in […]

From Necessity to Luxury: Home Improvement Ideas for a Better Shower Experience

How long do you spend in the shower? According to a “Shower Power” survey by Waterwise, most women (71 percent) take showers of 10 minutes or less and 26 percent of women manage on just five minutes or less shower time a day. Around 75 percent of men take 10-minute showers, while 30 percent spend […]

A guide to installing smoke alarms

If there is one device that every home in the country should have installed, it is a smoke alarm. Now readily available in many stores, both in the high street and online, at very reasonable prices, there really is no excuse not to have one. A smoke alarm could save your life. As reported on […]

Don’t Fear Replacing Your Boiler

The truth is, everything in life has a finite life of its own. Yes, even the cheese you put in the refrigerator two months ago will eventually be worth tossing out. Actually, it wouldn’t be a bad idea to toss it out right now. But everything from cars to smartphones, televisions, and even some of […]

How Does Mortgage Affordability Vary Across the UK?

The average monthly mortgage payment for UK households now stands at £527, which represents 15.4 per cent of a household’s total income. However, this figure fluctuates in different regions across the country, making some areas much more affordable when it comes to owning your own home. One of the best places to live in the […]

Blinds: Keeping it simple

Minimalist design is changing the way we think about interiors. Functionality is still key but as of now, less is more. And when it comes to letting the light into your room, the rules are no different. Curtains are dead. Keeping your room stylish and clean-cut means people are turning to blinds as a contemporary […]

Use Shelves in the Bathroom to Fill the Wall Space

Pondering how to dress up your bland bathroom walls? Well, shelving is always a good option, as it not only creates interest visually, but if done properly it makes great additional storage. Think of it as tackling two issues at once, and it gets more interesting. The most common towel colour is white, as is […]