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What Do Your Ceiling Lights Say About You?

"Light" by @Doug88888 licensed under CC BY 2.0 What Do Your Ceiling Lights Say About You? Believe it or not, your choice of ceiling lights illuminates more than simply the living room or kitchen in your home. The centrepiece of your room, your lighting choice can give away some clues to your personality too. Whether a reflective, delicate chandelier, or a more modern, brushed-steel affair; Read on to find out what your home lighting says about you, and how you can embrace the persona… The Read more [...]
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Winter warming interior designs

When it comes to getting ready for a cold and blustery winter, changing summer cottons for woolly knits is a definite requirement. Preparing the home for wintertime may not be the first thought as the temperature falls, but taking a few steps to getting interiors ready for winter will ensure the home remains a cozy refuge throughout the long, dark season. Beating the winter chill The key to maintaining a warm interior during the colder months is to embrace cozier textures and warmer colors. Warming Read more [...]
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The Different Uses of Log Cabins

A log cabin isn’t just somewhere you stay when you’re on a skiing holiday in the Alps, you can have your own in your back garden if you want to! The stylish and spacious designs are perfect for adding a touch of class to the exterior of your home and provides a great alternative to the traditional wooden garden shed.   Log cabins are far from just alternatives to sheds, however. They have the potential to provide all kinds of uses around the home, many of which you might not have initially Read more [...]
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3 Reasons To Choose Quadrant Shower Enclosures For Your Bathroom

3 Reasons To Choose Quadrant Shower Enclosures For Your Bathroom When you’re refurbishing a bathroom there’s a lot of things to take into account, and one of the most important is your choice of shower enclosure. There’s certainly no shortage of different configurations, manufacturers and models on the market. In fact it can get downright difficult to know which to choose. Each bathroom will have its own requirements, so the kind of enclosure that works best in a big bathroom might not be Read more [...]
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Preparing Your Pond For Winter

It’s safe to say that winter is well on its way, so it’s time to prepare your pond for the colder weather. Put together a set of equipment, including a pond vacuum, plant scissors, tongs and maybe a net. This way you are well prepared for every season as it arrives. Plants and Trees First of all remove any delicate or exotic plants. They won’t be able to survive during a frost. Remove and wrap the roots in damp newspaper and then in bin liners or plastic bags. Keep in a heated shed or cellar Read more [...]
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Attract Cheshire Buyers with a Luxury Kitchen

Cheshire is one of the most affluent areas in the UK and with the exception of London there are more millionaires living in the county than anywhere else. From Premier League footballers, to TV stars and famous musicians, Cheshire is the place to be, so if you are ready to market your home, you won’t be short of potential buyers. However, despite the fact Cheshire is right up there in the property ladder, if you want to attract a footballer and his WAG you need to go the extra mile and create Read more [...]

How to Make Your Home Energy Efficient

With winter fast approaching and your energy consumption poised to make some unwanted jumps this year, it will be to your advantage to make your home as energy efficient as possible. Instead of paying the higher prices for energy that is escaping from your home on a regular basis, you can take some practical approaches to conserving the energy for which you are paying a premium price. Let’s look at some of the methods you can use to make sure that you are using your energy in the most efficient Read more [...]
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Everything (almost) you need to know about air source heat pumps

Air source heat pumps (ASHP) harness latent heat energy from the ambient outside environment. This energy is, by way of what is known as a vapour compression refrigeration system. In much the same way as a domestic or industrial fridge unit operates, heat is transferred from the exterior of a building to the inside. Heat and hot water This latent heat energy can then be used to heat the interior and maintain a comfortable ambient temperature as well as serving hot water through the taps. Water Read more [...]
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Are Illuminated Mirrors Really Better?

When you are looking for the perfect mirror for your bathroom you may encounter a new designer-style mirror that looks ideal for the smallest room – the illuminated bathroom mirror. The reviews for this product sound excellent, and the mirrors certainly look fresh and contemporary. But is it really worth buying one of these mirrors over a standard mirror? Are illuminated mirrors worth it? Here we investigate the advantages of a lighted mirror for your bathroom. Direction and Strength of Lighting Read more [...]
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Consumer Confidence Reflected in the Property Market

The property market recovered in London and the rest of the regions of the UK followed on. The return in consumer confidence has ensured that the growth has continued despite the fact that it has not been uniform throughout the country. It does mean that property investment is once again on the agenda. That applies to businessmen who want to build a portfolio as much as to families who either want to improve their existing homes or to move somewhere bigger. All this is good news for people wanting Read more [...]