6 Ways to Create an Inspiring Home Office

AD | Collaborative post Through lockdown, working from home has become the norm for many people. Although adjusting to remote working was difficult initially, the workstyle has proved extremely beneficial due to travel cost-savings and improved work-life balance for employees.  In fact, many companies have decided to continue offering flexible homeworking post-lockdown. In a recent YouGov study, a quarter of bosses confessed to being sceptical of homeworking before the pandemic but now believe it’s effective. This percentage joins the 49% of employers who already supported the workstyle.  If your job is likely to involve homeworking

A home office makeover

AD | Post contains gifted items Towards the end of last year I was feeling quite frustrated with my home office. Years ago I had purchased a desk from IKEA as I used to work downstairs in the dining room but when I put it in my office it took up a whole wall. I couldn’t even get to the window to open and close it properly. A new desk At this point, I knew it was time to do something different and I ordered myself the IKEA Brusali corner desk, knowing that it would

Electric radiators – How much they really cost to run

One of the things that I have always hated about our house is the heating system. We have an old boiler (a huge tank) and there was night storage heaters in most rooms. As much as we would love to, we’ve just not had the money to move over to a combi boiler and central heating. Why electric radiators? In 2020 we switched our energy supplier from Scottish Power to Bulb and somehow, all of our storage heaters ended up stopping working. We think it’s something to do with Economy 7 but we still haven’t

How to Decorate Your Space with Formal Living Room Furniture

AD | Collaborative post A formal living room isn’t one of the top choices of homeowners. But a few also prefer the sophistication and elegance of this home-style. Think Bellagio, Hard Rock, Ritz-Carlton. If your living room has the makings of a prim-and-proper living room space, then read our tips on how to achieve this home design. 1. Choose a focal point As with any other home decor, creating a focal point lures the eyes and becomes the centerpiece of any space. In a sophisticated space, don’t just choose any kind of central focal point

Dreaming of the forever home

Back in 2014 when we bought this house I thought it could be our forever home, even though it was our first home with a mortgage. At the time, it worked for us and what we needed but now, 7 years later, we’ve realised that the house just doesn’t work for us. We bought a 4 bedroom Victorian semi-detached house with plans to add a bathroom upstairs and knock the kitchen and bathroom downstairs into one. We thought that we could re-do everything (and that was a lot) that needed doing and make it somewhere

The Best Smart Devices for Busy Family Homes

AD | Collaborative post It’s no secret that having children makes for a busy household. Whether you’re a working mum or a stay-at-home mum, it’s hard to keep up with the endless list of chores. As well as this, there are countless worries and responsibilities to stay on top of. However, with the advancement of technology, you can make your life easier by fitting smart devices into your home. Whether you want to spend less time cleaning, keep your house more secure, lower your bills, or just improve your day-to-day comfort, there is a smart

How To Bag a Bargain on Designer Towel Rails

AD | Collaborative post Hands up, who has been thinking of making some big changes around the home? With us all having to stay at home for pretty much a full year now (can you believe it has been that long!), I don’t know if you feel the way I do, but those small DIY jobs which I was using to pass the time have fallen to the wayside. Instead of popping up a new shelf here & there or getting some new throws for the sofa, I have been looking at ways to give

Painting a Floor? Here’s What Not to do!

AD | Collaborative post Everyone has that one room at home where you want to avoid the floor. Now, I’m not saying that the floor is lava (which is a great little game if you haven’t played it). I am saying that maybe you have a wooden floor in your hallway scuffed down and seen better days. Or maybe you’re looking at your kitchen tiles and noticing spots wearing down right under the sink or cooker. Painting a floor does sound like a daunting DIY task to undertake. After all, it isn’t like painting your