Wall Art Inspiration For The Living Room

AD | Collaborative post We live in a 1900 Victorian house and while our rooms are quite large, they are also quite dark. We don’t get a whole lot of natural light in our 25ft living room/ dining room because of the size so on the darker winter days it can be quite a gloomy room to be in. Sadly, we can’t afford to put in new big windows, or add an extra light fitting at the back of the room so we look to other ways to brighten up the room. One way of doing this is to add

Top Jobs To Tackle When You Move House

AD | Collaborative post Moving house can be one of the most stressful times and there’s a lot to think about. My sister and her husband have just bought their first home together and have already got to work on making some changes and making things their own. Here are some jobs that you might want to tackle as soon as you move house, whether it be rented or somewhere you have bought. Electrics Older properties may need quite a bit of work when it comes to the electrics. When we moved into our house in 2014 we had to

A Mud Kitchen Makeover For Under £20

For Erin’s 4th birthday we bought her a mud kitchen. She’s getting to an age now where she’s got everything that we could think of as a ‘big’ present but we wanted to get something that she would get a lot of use out of. Of course, the beginning of the year meant that the mud kitchen didn’t get played with all that much, thanks to the bad weather. There was really nothing wrong with the mud kitchen to start with. We bought it new from Studio and it was really lovely. It came with some accessories and I was

How To Make Your Home Smart On A Budget

AD | Collaborative post A security system that allows you to lock and unlock your doors remotely. Smart thermostats that allow automatically keep the perfect temperature based on your preferences. And smart lights that can be controlled by an app. All of this sounds really expensive. The good news is that you can do all of this and more to create a smart home that automates a lot of your daily routine while still on a budget. And the best part is that many of these smart features will save you money in the long run. In this article, I

Changing Our Decor With Prints From Desenio

AD | Paid collaboration When we bought our house 6 years ago I think we moved in with the idea that we could re-do everything room by room and we could just work our way through things. We only managed to do 2 rooms before Erin was born and we did a fair bit of work on the garden instead. Owning our own home has never really been what we thought it would be and it’s taken us all of this time to really know what we want. Something I have hated about our house for the longest time is

Which Home Improvements Really Add Value To My Home?

AD | Collaborative post It’s true what they say: nobody’s perfect – and neither is your house. There are a myriad of ways in which you can improve your home, and in doing so, increase its value. With so many options, however, it can be daunting to figure out which improvement will be the best time and money investment. The most popular home improvements are often not the most financially beneficial or even the most appealing to potential buyers. Whether selling your home on the open market, at auction or via convenient residential property buyers like LDN Properties, you stand

The Start Of A Garden Makeover

When we moved into this house something we were quite excited about was having a large shed. We’d never had an actual garden before so having a huge 8×6 (I think) shed sounded like a great thing for us. However, we soon realised that not only did we not need that much space but we also managed to fill it with so much rubbish that we had to have someone come to remove it all for us… twice. We don’t drive so taking things to the tip ourselves wasn’t an option but it did mean shelling out £140. A couple

5 Smart Apartment Security Tips for Students

AD | Collaborative post Dealing with a leaky faucet is an annoyance. Having to wash off the front walkway because of the debris left behind by a storm is just a minor inconvenience. Living in an apartment with a busted window or a compromised front door can place you in harm’s way. Living in a safe and secure apartment should be your number one priority. Before you sign on the dotted lease agreement line, make sure there are provisions written into the lease that ensure your safety. Utopia Management, a prominent California property management company, shares these these five smart