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Get the look – going rustic with your conservatory décor

“Rustic” is one of those words that we can hear and visualise immediately without ever truly understanding exactly what it means. For some, the rustic style could mean a quaint log cabin and for others, it could just mean warm browns and greens – natural colours. Generally speaking, it’s a style that’s all about bringing […]

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How to decorate windows for the New Year?

Nobody wants to be reminded of 2020 anytime soon. It’s the one year we’re all looking forward to seeing the back of and, as such, there hasn’t been a new year since the turn of the century that people have been more cautiously optimistic about. Once Christmas has been and gone and you’re left with […]

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Embracing ‘hygge’ in your home this Christmas

Let’s face it, we’ll probably be spending Christmas at home this year, whether we like it or not. For a little help in interior decoration and making our homes feel like Christmas, however, let’s cast an eye across to our Nordic friends. What is Hygge? It’s one of those words that doesn’t seem to make […]

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Top tips for enjoying your conservatory during this Christmas

This year has been tough on everyone but one thing we can all agree on is that we’ve never needed a decent Christmas more! But this Christmas isn’t just going to be about making sure we’ve got the best presents and the biggest tree, it’s about making our homes feel like the warmest and most […]

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Which window treatment lets the most light in?

The window treatment is always the last thing you add and, as such, is often not considered as seriously as other interior design elements. However, just as a jacket or coat can finish off an outfit, a good window dressing can make all the difference between a finished room full of light and a dark […]

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How often should your windows be lubricated?

Window maintenance is something that can often get ahead of us if we don’t keep a keen eye on it and all it takes is one bad hinge before you’re unable to open and close your windows efficiently. So, today, we thought we’d put a spotlight on when and how to lubricate the moving parts […]

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Can my rotten sash windows be repaired?

Rot is not a pretty sight, particularly at the front of your house. However, if you leave your home maintenance for even a few months it’s something that can set in, particularly in window sashes, where moisture can collect and set in quite easily. Weatherproof finishes and paints are a great way to keep the […]

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5 ways to enhance the curb appeal of your home

The housing market is always volatile and in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic and the recently announced recession, it’s only going to get more volatile in the weeks and months to come. With interest rates at an all-time low, the next six months are going to be an incredible time for the sector and […]

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Selling up? How to make the best first impression

You only get to make one first impression so getting it right the first time is crucial. This is true whether you’re meeting someone for the first time, preparing a presentation at the office or showing a potential buyer round your house. In the latter case, it’s particularly relevant, as it could lead to a […]

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Want to replace the windows in your flat? Read this first!

Home maintenance and DIY in a rented home is always a tricky issue. What do you need to run past the landlord first and what can you just get on with? And is there going to be a planning permission issue you need to obtain? In the case of replacing windows in a flat, however, […]

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