New build houses make a great purchase, especially for the first-time buyer; they are incredibly energy efficient and they are a blank canvas on which you can stamp your own mark very easily. But,...
Category: home improvement
No matter how much room you think you have in your home there can come a point, especially as your family grows, when it can feel like you simply don’t have enough space. Moving...
With increased stresses in our daily lives; whether financial, work or family, more and more people are turning to cooking as a way of relaxing in their free time. With this change in the...
Good light is one of the most important aspects of any home, which is why interior lighting schemes are a major part of any interior design project. The right light can completely change the ambience and bad lighting can detract from an otherwise well-designed space.
But just because we can create beautiful lighting artificially doesn’t mean we should neglect the natural light entering our homes and maximise it where we can. Here are some of my favourite room setting with wonderful windows that bring in as much natural light as possible. Even if the windows in your home are not as large and beautiful as these you can still improve the levels of natural light either with appropriate window dressings or by the more drastic measure of increasing the size of the window openings. These images might just inspire you to do that…
Many of us live and work in environments full of belongings that we no longer use or need but are reluctant to part with. There are some people who find it easy to clear out unused possessions and live a minimalist lifestyle but the majority of us cling to items for often, long-forgotten, sentimental reasons. We make excuses about how an item might one day come in useful, but, in truth, we just can’t bear to get rid of our “stuff”.
Not only do we want to hang on to old belongings but we are accumulating new things all the time and eventually the storage in our homes just will not cope any more. An important element for people buying new houses these days is how much storage there is. Built-in storage almost always features in new homes of all sizes and a buyer would expect there to be sufficient storage for their possessions, but just how much storage is sufficient? And even though moving home would seem to be an ideal opportunity to clear out all the old junk, this doesn’t always happen.
But can living amongst clutter really add stress to already busy lives and, more importantly, can clearing out that clutter reduce our stress?
When it comes down to the use of home décor a lot of people find out that their personal taste differs greatly from whatever the current trends may be. No matter the level of budget you’re going for, you will need to work on things in a way that takes your budget into consideration. If you are a first time buyer who has just managed to scrape together the money to buy your first place (no doubt with help from the Bank of Mum & Dad or a guarantor loan); or if you are well up the property ladder, moving house is still an expensive business. It always seems to cost more than we expect so watching your budget as you turn your new place into your home is essential.
As styles will change in time, you will need to adapt to the changing trends and what they have to offer, so make sure you work on a frugal solution if you want to keep things on the more reasonable side. The following examples and tips will give you more pointers
Self storage is very useful, flexible and good value, but it does come with a few rules that benefit everyone involved. Here are a few key do’s and don’ts to get the most from self storage when renovating a home.
Self storage is an amazing investment enabling you to keep your belongings safe when you are having work done on your home, at a minimal cost. However, there are specific do’s and don’t with self storage that should be adhered to, for the benefit of all involved with the storage unit, and the facility itself. Sometimes the do’s and don’ts relate to safety, and should absolutely never be ignored.
Here are some key do’s and don’ts to pay attention to with self storage: