The Ultimate DIY Guide to an Energy Efficient Home [Infographic]

DIY energy efficient home

Being green is not the only thing you need to consider when going energy efficient, you also want to make sure you are saving money. Did you know that turning off devices on stand-by, could save you an estimated €1560 each year on your energy bills? Think of what you could do with that… The following [...]

Green Ways to keep Pests out of Your Home [Infographic]

Pest control infographic

We’ve all come across the issue at one point or another – how do we get keep pests out of our house. Next time, before you reach for your deadly insecticide or chemical-loaded products, maybe you should consider the greener options of getting the pests to go. Our friends at Chadwicks have come up with a [...]

KB Homes – How A Smart Home Will Change MealTime [Infographic]

kb homes - how a smart home will change meal time

Source: KB Home put together a great infographic that will show you how a smart home will revolutionize your mealtimes. You will be surprised. Just imagine this: you had a tough day at work and all you want is to eat something really good and relax. But, after such a long day, who has [...]

Living large in small spaces 101

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With property prices on the rise in the UK once more, first time buyers and other homeowners are choosing not to invest in larger properties but instead make the most out of the smallest possible spaces. In some cases this could just be in the form of space saving design features. In others, it could [...]

Innovative Storage Solutions

One of the major downfalls people comment on when considering apartment living is the lack of storage space such as under stairs cupboards that you would normally expect to find in a house. But this can actually be seen as a positive feature of an apartment; after all, how useful is under stairs storage really? [...]

Shutting the door on open plan living

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Open-plan living is no longer the preserve of trendy riverside loft apartments; the phenomenon has spread to the suburbs too. Walls have come crashing down as maximising space has become a national obsession. I suppose in an era where the density of the national population has never been higher that is only natural: nowadays, the [...]

Protecting your property from flooding [infographic]


  Direct Line for Business have created an infographic which illustrates simple steps you can take to help prevent your property from flooding. If you’re a landlord especially – with 1 in 6 homes in the UK at risk of flooding, this is invaluable information.

Hot off the Press – A Brief History of Heating

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Monty Python’s hilarious and controversial 1979 film The Life of Brian contains any number of seminal scenes, being as it is one of the greatest comedy films ever made. Set in the Judea of the Roman Empire around the time of Jesus’s crucifixion, the film, as the name suggests, charts the life of Brian, who [...]

Fitted Furniture: Is It Right For Me?

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When it comes to interior decor, the bedroom is often one of the very first rooms we access. It’s habitually a place in which we choose to relax, switch off and un-wind, so it is important to select appropriate interior designs. Fitted furniture is one of the options you’ll come across when considering your bedroom’s [...]

Decorating tips for first time buyers [infographic]

Decorating your first home shouldn’t feel like hard work, you should enjoy what you’re doing and remain patient to achieve your long term goals. If you’re in need of inspiration, here is a guide for first time buyers designed by Topps Tiles. First time home owners, find out how to add style and value to [...]