Category: Home Improvement

20 March 2023

Important features of a Home Cinema

When planning your home cinema space, there are some essentials that you won’t want to overlook. Here are some ideas for what to include for the ultimate experience: TV – Of course, the first piece of equipment that springs to mind is the TV screen. It’s going to need to be big to recreate that cinema feel. Obviously, you’ll only be able to go as […]

24 February 2023

How does a Help to Buy equity loan affect selling your home?

The Help To Buy scheme was a government initiative that was launched in 2013 to help first-time buyers to buy their first home. It was only applicable to those buying a new-build home and provided up to 20% of the value of the property as an interest free five year loan. This reduced the size of the mortgage that a first time buyer had to […]

9 January 2023

Protecting your Pipes from the Cold This Winter

The winter weather can cause problems for our drains and pipes. With a good couple of months of winter still to go, we are certainly not out of the woods yet, and it is likely that we may experience more chilly weather with temperatures getting to below freezing before the winter is out. Image Credit Here are some of the things that you can do […]

31 October 2022

Why Are My Drains Always Getting Blocked?

A blocked drain can be caused by a number of things, including heavy buildup of grease, hair, or foreign objects. There are some ways to clear the blockage, including using baking soda and a DIY drain snake. If you’re not confident in your DIY skills, contact a plumber for assistance. Image credit First, check the drain for foreign objects. These items can clog the drain, […]

15 September 2022

Gazundering returns to London property market

With ‘gazundering’ tactics returning to the London property market, the main indication is that this once fast-paced and thriving city market is cooling off. What is gazundering? First of all, it is perfectly legal but frowned upon as an unsavoury and bold move. Essentially, buyers can ‘gazunder’ sellers by demanding a cut in the price of an agreed sale price without a valid reason, just […]

22 July 2022

Creating a Garage Office at Home

Because working from home is becoming more and more common since the pandemic, creating space in your home to have a designated working area has become something that many people are keen to do. Working at the kitchen table long term is not the best way to be able to work and having a space to work in that is separate from family life is […]

30 June 2022

Three Home Maintenance Jobs to do in the Summer

There are lots of things that you can do in the summer months to make the winter easier for you and your home. The better weather provides an opportunity for you to be able to do certain jobs around the home – here are some of the areas that you can focus on to help you through the colder months… Heating System – In the […]