Category: Tips and advice
Need help with hanging a painting?
Here’s a quick update to point you in the direction of a useful article we spotted this week. Have you ever baulked at the idea of hanging a picture or mirror? You certainly aren’t alone.
Keep the weather at bay with help from Nigel’s Eco Store
Feeling a few draughts during the current cold, damp and blustery weather? Getting worried every time you turn the lights or heating on? If so, you can take a tip or two from green homeware retailer Nigel’s Eco Store.Categorised under: Consumer news, Our partners, Tips and adviceTagged as: energy saving, insulation, Nigel’s Eco Store
RICS advises homebuyers not to forget the survey
Fail to commission a sufficiently rigorous survey of your property before purchase and you could end up with repair bills in the thousands, according to new research from a surveyors’ organisation.
Home improvements: getting the balance right
If you want to carry out home improvements specifically to boost the value of your property, how do you know whether you’re doing the right thing? There’s a very fine line to be trodden between making your home stand out from the crowd and committing yourself to expensive work that will do nothing to help your situation.Tagged as: conversions, extensions, home improvements, property market
Get eco-aware with B&Q
If you’re looking to save money and live more ethically, especially in regard to your home, then one DIY retailer is doing its best to help you.Categorised under: Our partners, Tips and adviceTagged as: B&Q, green living, sustainability
Green cash for homeowners is good news for builders too
A proposed government scheme to help homeowners ‘green’ their properties could represent good news for builders and contractors in a sluggish market, according to a home improvement company.Categorised under: Business news, Our partners, Tips and adviceTagged as: energy efficiency, home improvements, Rated People
Rash purchases: even the professionals do it sometimes
Have you ever made an impulsive purchase for the home that turned out to be a disaster – or only came good after taking up space in the loft or garage for years? Let’s face it – which of us hasn’t?Tagged as: home improvement
Five tips for making your house more attractive to buyers
Are property prices falling or not? And, if so, is it an economic trend or just the summer lull? However, while experts and commentators argue over this phenomenon, you might have strong practical reasons for getting your house on the market and attracting serious would-be buyers.Tagged as: home improvement, property prices, Selling your home