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Think having a home gym is a luxury you can't afford? Think again, for your health's sake. Even if you’re a regular at your local gym, having workout equipment at home too is a worthy investment. Sometimes work commitments, bad weather or traffic means you’re later...read more
Is it possible to enjoy a stylish and clutter-free home when you're a hoarder? When you can't throw things away, you are either going to have epic storage... or a decidedly cluttered home; which is never fun. If you’re a bit of a hoarder, chances are you regularly...read more
When couples decorate together you can be sure of one thing; the need to compromise. Moving in with someone can be both exciting, terrifying and confusing all at the same time! No longer will you wake up alone, be able to sing Disney tunes without an audience or use the spare wardrobe as an overflow area for your clothes because they need storage space too. We’re thrilled that you’ve let someone into your life, and apartment, but are you guys on the same page when it comes to color, style, and furniture? When couples decorate together there do need to be some rules, or at list some tips to consider.read more
Planning the perfect garden party is on everyone’s mind when the weather is beautiful or a celebration is imminent. Unless you’re a professional party planner, these tips will help you easily plan the perfect garden party. So much so, your guests will think you hired an event manager. One of the best things about having your own outdoor space is the ability to throw a really great party in the comfort of your own garden. From barbecues to more formal marquee-based affairs, there are so many options when it comes to entertaining outdoors. However, f you want a perfect garden party you will need to put in some serious planning time.read more
Essential maintenance will not only retain the comfort of your home but also its value. It doesn’t take too much to upkeep a home but it sure takes a lot to bring it back up to scratch when it’s been neglected. Maintaining your home is an essential part of being a homeowner. One reason is, of course, to maintain your living standards. But essential maintenance is also important if you want your home to retain or grow its value for the future. You might be intending to sell, and you need to make a profit, or at least not lose any money. Budgeting for essential maintenance is important as a homeowner, so you need to know what you should be budgeting for. If you want to make sure your home still has a good value when you’re ready to sell, make sure you’re looking after the following things.read more
On a budget house moving is just another one of the stressful items that come with packing up and shifting. If the kids aren’t making pirate ships out of the packing boxes the cat will keep bringing in dead animal trophies. Moving house can be incredibly expensive. Along with the actual fees of buying or renting a home and redecorating a new place, you have moving costs to consider too. Depending on how you go about it, this can run into many hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars. However, there are some ways you can keep costs to a minimum so that moving to your new property doesn’t break the bank. Here are three budget house moving ideas to get you in the mood.read more
Being successfully self-sufficient is an ideal that has been pursued for decades with more people than ever now trying conspicuous consumerism, AKA living with less. It’s no secret that the cost of living is rising at an astonishing pace. Inflation is mainly to blame, and it can be difficult for many people whose wages don’t stretch to match the constant rise in price. It is for this reason that more of us than ever are choosing to be successfully self-sufficient. So what does this term mean? Self-sufficiency is all about relying on yourself alone to provide you with the means you need to live – be it food, energy, entertainment or a mixture of all three (plus a few more). How self-sufficient you can be, depends on a few different factors, such as where you live and how much time you have to devote to the cause. But if you ever wanted to get off the consumer wagon and live in a more sustainable way, here are some tips that can help you do just that.read more
When you hear the term 'outdoor living', what springs to mind? Maybe a couple of rickety deck chairs sinking into damp grass, and an ancient BBQ that you struggle to keep alight for more than five minutes? Whilst this might sound a bit negative, it's a pretty...read more
Style from the nose up? Whatever is that? Well, I'm glad you asked. While you can spend a lot of time focusing on your style from the neck down, do you ever stop to consider how much a hat and glasses combo can do for you when you’re making a quick journey out...read more
Do you have your foot on the first rung of the property ladder? Have you managed to climb a little higher? Investment in real estate can be a solid foundation for future prosperity so how do you keep climbing? Let’s face it, there’s no substitute for a happy home. So if your current property doesn’t serve that purpose a move up the property ladder may be necessary. Your desire to move could be due to a change in circumstances, or a simple desire to achieve something bigger and better. Either way, ensuring that your next move is a positive one should be top of your home buying agenda.read more
Power your television with nature is a pretty provocative title, wouldn’t you say? I mean, will twigs and grass help you bulk watch ‘Game of Thrones’? In an age of advancing technology with new gadgets and gizmos popping up every day, we are increasingly relying on nature to help us through. It’s like our sudden advancement has hit a brick wall and we know what we really need. It’s taken a long time for us to get this far, but as soon as the Industrial Revolution hit to now it’s been a rapid growth for everything that we need to help us live our day to day lives. Some are taking a step back from this and using the technology to their advantage by incorporating it with the nature that lies all around us.read more
To be effortlessly stylish, you may think that you have to be on top of every trend each time you head out the front door, which takes a lot of work. It doesn’t have to though and here are a few simple things you can do to make sure you’re always in style.read more
Spring jackets may be on your mind in the Northern Hemisphere as Spring is most definitely in the air. Whilst we may not be ready to put away our snuggly warm winter coat, it is time to start considering our go-to companion for the warmer weather. So check out our brilliant guide to the ultimate spring must have, the lighter jacket, and get ready to ditch the bulk and step out in style this season.read more
Spend less love more. Have I got your attention? When it comes to our home there are myriad ways to renovate and redecorate. However, can your budget keep up? It’s a well-known fact that time can make your house feel less homely and welcoming than it used to be. Furniture becomes tired, colours fade, and the interior décor that you once loved has gone out of fashion. Suddenly you find yourself not loving your home anymore, not being able to recognize yourself in it any longer. While this is a common issue for most homeowners, it is difficult to address home renovation or home improvement without panicking at the idea of high costs. There is no denying that transforming your house to freshen up the interior and give it a new youth doesn’t come for free. But this doesn’t mean that you should be looking at unnecessary high costs. You can perfectly improve your home on a budget and still enjoy a stress-free planning. Here’s how to do it.read more
When you get dressed, what is it that you think of? Are you just dressing for yourself and you don’t really mind what others think? Or do you pick out your wardrobe and try to make a statement to the world? Fashion is an important part of life. Sometimes people underestimate just how powerful it is. Consider the slogan tshirts of Katharine Hamnett. Choose Life was worn by various celebrities and has now been reproduced by many celebrities looking to raise awareness of the plight of refugees. Whilst this might not be a trend you want to indulge in it’s worth remembering that what you wear says more about you than you mightread more
Is it April bonus time? If you’re in the UK and you’ve been a hardworking busy bee during the last financial year, you might just find that April brings more than a few rain showers: your paycheck might also be notably bigger than it usually is. That’s right, we’re entering bonus season. But if you’re being given an extra wad of cash, what on earth should you do with it? Option A is: give it to us and we’ll make sure it’s well taken care of. OK, OK, fine. Option B is: use this an opportunity to give your home a well-needed boost. Here’s how.read more
When bikini ready tips started to be talked about you know summer is on its way. As the days get a bit longer, everyone starts thinking about summer plans and escaping to more tropical climes. If your favorite type of vacation is a beach holiday, then naturally you’re going to want to look as good as you feel, while topping up the tan. Toning up and shedding a few pounds needn’t be as hard as you think, so here are a few quick tips to try out in time for Spring.read more
Buying versus building is a time-honoured battle as home purchasers seek the optimum blend of neighborhood, home design, and budget. When you feel the time is right to move out of your rented property and get your foot firmly on the property ladder, you will have one very important decision to make: do you buy or build a new home? If you had asked this question a few decades ago, the resounding response would have been to buy. But back then, building costs were a lot more expensive compared to today, and only the most adventurous built their own house. These days, all that has completely changed and now more and more people are opting to build their own property.read more
Beauty hacks are becoming the go-to solutions for busy people. Because, when it comes to our looks, it’s so easy to get stuck in the same old style rut. But what feels safe isn’t always what looks best. Experimenting is the only way to find out what truly suits you, so sometimes it’s worth taking the risk.read more
Being eco-aware is the new mantra for a whole generation. In this highly disposable world, are you the kind of person who does their bit for the environment? The kind of person who ensures that they recycle all of their waste into the respective bins? Who is cautious about the food they eat and where it’s sourced from? Someone who not only knows what a carbon footprint is, but is actively concerned about the size of their own? And of course – you insist on only using cruelty-free makeup products. If you have such ethical concerns, then they are a part of you. A choice you make and continue to make. So is your fashion sense, of course – but the two seem destined never to meet.read more