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Making effective use of garage space

Garages are generally the most underused and badly-organised part of any family home. Even a small single garage will offer around 125...

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How to Choose a Streaming Platform

When the BBC launched their catch-up iPlayer service back in 2007, few people believed we were witnessing the future of broadcasting...

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The differences between broadband and WiFi

There’s a lot of confusion about the differences between home broadband and WiFi. To many consumers, they’re one and the same. Yet the...

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Six ways to simplify moving day

Moving house is an exciting and often unforgettable experience, especially if it’s your first home with a new partner or your first...

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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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