November 21, 2014

Farewell Old Friend- Why it is Time you Replaced your Boiler Programmer

old boiler

    If you want to save energy on your heating bill, you might decide to buy a new energy efficient boiler. However, although this in itself is a great decision, no matter how modern and efficient the boiler, it may still come with the most basic of controllers: effectively, a simple on and off […]

Creating Your Perfect Garden on A Budget

Landscaped flower garden

    It is easy to assume that if you want to create a garden that looks amazing then you need to invest a fortune into making this happen, but that is not the case at all. Yes, there are ways that the total cost of a brand new garden can add up to large […]

Loft conversions and garden offices and are smart investments for homeowners

large, attractive attic room with wood-burning fireplace

    Moving home to gain more space is something lots of families consider as the brood grows. But with the cost of moving being high and stamp duty, legal fees and removals adding to the burden, it might be worth considering extending the home you’ve got. You could get the home you want for […]

6 Easy Ways To Love Your Household

Home is where the heart is

    Learning to love your household is one of the biggest challenges for any person. When you live in a home with a huge family, you can feel as though your home is more of a mess than a living space. You spend most of your free time at home. That means that you […]

At last, our dream kitchen is finished!

handmade kitchen cooker side

  It took the best part of five months but our kitchen is finally finished, oh yes! We had been living with half a kitchen for the last two years when our built-in oven broke. We knew we wanted a range cooker but couldn’t afford one, so I set about keeping my eye out on […]

8 Ways to Maximise Space in Small Bathrooms

Small, moderm bathroom

    Unless undertaking a building project is on the cards, you need to find alternative ways of maximising space in a small bathroom. There are several tips and tricks that you can use to make the most of the space you have, no matter how limited it might be. Here are some ideas that […]

Kicking Off Big Energy Saving Week with British Gas and Netmums


    The change of seasons is well and truly upon us and I for one am not amused. I am not a winter person. Or an autumn person either. In fact, I am most definitely solar powered and if I had my way, I would hibernate through the coldest months of the year. As […]

How to Invest in Property: A Beginner’s Guide to Building a Property Portfolio


    Property is a great way to grow your investment portfolio. Once you understand the basics and leave some breathing space for a learning curve, you can reap the benefits of property investing as well as any long-term investor. It pays to be cautious when you first start out as you want your first […]

How Houseproud Are You? (Plus a Chance to Win)

Carrying Green Cleaning Supplies

    There is a saying that goes ‘Cleaning the house while kids are growing is like shovelling snow while it’s still snowing’. Given that there have been more than twenty years of raising children – a lot of children – in our house, it’s fair to say that we’re living in blizzard conditions. At […]

10 Quick Bathroom Makeover Ideas

Bathroom in modern style

    Creating a new look for your bathroom needn’t be time consuming or expensive to do. We’ve come up with ten quick and easy ways that you can update your bathroom in no time.   Clear out Getting rid of unsightly clutter can make a huge difference to a room and the bathroom is […]

8 Sure-Fire Ways to Add Value to your Home

Home Finance

    As regular readers are aware, we have spent the best part of this year working on our home with a view to maximising the profit we can make when it comes to selling. Investing in your home not only improves its looks but making the right changes also adds value to it. Here […]

3 Storage Hacks To Give Your Bedrooms More Space!

Child bedroom

    Just when you think you’ve got enough storage for the whole family, more stuff inexplicably appears! New clothes, birthday presents, a host of new books – all those collections of things you’ve already found homes for have just got bigger. Rather than admitting defeat and putting your house on the market in favour […]

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