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Ten benefits of buying new

Buying a new home brings numerous benefits compared to a resale property. Some of these are obvious, but other advantages often get...

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How to host the perfect street party

The Jubilee bank holiday weekend saw outdoor celebrations and street parties being held up and down the country, in a rare and welcome...

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Tips for keeping devices charged

It’s been over 200 years since the battery was invented, and today, our lives depend on them. Batteries power numerous devices around the...

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How to make a new garden feel more mature

One of the hallmarks of a brand new house is the freshly turfed garden which precedes it. There’s something irresistible about new turf,...

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A beginner's guide to hot tubs

There are many ways to recreate the ambience of a hotel or spa resort at home, not least investing in a hot tub. This centrepiece of hotel...

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Ten easy ways to improve your home's security

Like insurance, effective home security is an unromantic but essential part of keeping your family and possessions safe. You might sleep in...

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How to manage a teenager's bedroom

The only thing harder than being a teenager is being the parent of a teenager. Yet some adolescent behaviours have specific drivers,...

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The art of illumination

Light is something we don’t appreciate until it’s lacking, and illuminating the rooms in our homes involves a blend of art, science and...

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First-week tips for your new home

Moving into a new house is an exciting event in anyone’s life, especially if it’s your first experience of a new home. The handover...

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How to create a hotel experience at home.

After almost two years of social restrictions and government-imposed closures, we are finally seeing the resumption of greater normality....

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How to improve your home's privacy

We all want our homes to be peaceful, and achieving this often involves maximising privacy levels. Fortunately, there are easy and...

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Decorating for Christmas on a budget

At the end of an extremely challenging twelve months, the Christmas holidays are going to be especially welcome this year. Adding some...

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