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Eau De Pooch: 12 Ways to Stop your Home Smelling of your Furry Friends

Love your dog but prefer a home that doesn’t smell like kennel? Lisa Salmon seeks some simple steps for dealing with that poochy pong. You may feel your dog is just another member of the family – but chances are his distinct odour sets him apart from his human ‘relatives’. That poochy pong often permeates … Read moreEau De Pooch: 12 Ways to Stop your Home Smelling of your Furry Friends

28/02/2019 | Categories: home , lifestyle | full article

5 Fun Ways to get your Kids into the Garden this Spring

Lee Connelly, aka the ‘Skinny Jean Gardener’, says encouraging green fingers is all about making it fun. As the weather warms up, it’s time to don coats and wellies and fire up the imagination to encourage your kids to get into the garden, with fun projects to stimulate their interest. Podcaster, former Blue Peter gardener … Read more5 Fun Ways to get your Kids into the Garden this Spring

28/02/2019 | Categories: garden design , home , lifestyle | full article

James Martin On Time To Start Embracing British Food

Lauren Taylor meets the popular TV chef, after his epic road trip around the British Isles. When it comes to TV chefs, there are only a few who’ve been chopping, frying and serving up dishes on our screens for more than 25 years – and James Martin, with his straight-talking, homely and down-to-earth manner, is … Read moreJames Martin On Time To Start Embracing British Food

23/02/2019 | Categories: home , house hunting , lifestyle , property , Uncategorized | full article

8 Tips for Successfully Managing your Money as a Couple

Finances can play a big part in relationships. Vicky Shaw finds out how to set good strategies in place and avoid money fall-outs. So, love has blossomed and you think you’ve found the perfect partner – but are you financially compatible? Understanding each other on money issues can go a long way to making or … Read more8 Tips for Successfully Managing your Money as a Couple

22/02/2019 | Categories: Financial , lifestyle | full article

Colour Pop: 11 Ways to be Inspired by Brights and Bolds

If you don’t want to play it safe, aren’t afraid to tread boldly, and have taken a shine to making a spring statement, then you’re bang up to date with the current trend for blending deep, decadent shades with bolds and brights. Designers love to keep us on our toes – and, as Donna Taylor, … Read moreColour Pop: 11 Ways to be Inspired by Brights and Bolds

21/02/2019 | Categories: home , Interior Design , lifestyle | full article

Luxury Contemporary Property For Sale Preview

This is a property preview of a truly stunning detached New England style home occupying a mature plot measuring approximately 0.6 of an acre, in the heart of wonderful countryside in the charming hamlet of Hazeley Lea, just three miles north of Hartley Wintney. Take a look at the preview video above and be impressed … Read moreLuxury Contemporary Property For Sale Preview

16/02/2019 | Categories: home , house hunting , lifestyle , New Homes , property , Uncategorized , Video Marketing | full article

Hoping to sell your home? 11 Value-slashing pitfalls to avoid

Ahead of the spring selling season, an industry expert outlines some common ‘blunders’ that could put off potential buyers. By Vicky Shaw. With the spring house-selling season around the corner, many home owners eyeing a move in 2019 may already be sprucing up their properties to get them ready for market. But while moving can … Read moreHoping to sell your home? 11 Value-slashing pitfalls to avoid

13/02/2019 | Categories: home , House Market , property | full article

7 simple steps for creating a stylish – and productive work space at home

A work station that suits your taste and needs will surely help bolster motivation and focus. Time to show who’s boss, says Gabrielle Fagan. Working from home can be the ultimate dream ticket – no more commuting or having to dress formally, or worry about office politics – and even better, you get to escape … Read more7 simple steps for creating a stylish – and productive work space at home

13/02/2019 | Categories: home , Interior Design , lifestyle | full article

10 of the most popular flooring options – which should you use in your home?

The unsung heroes of every room, Luke Rix-Standing runs through the key pros and cons of some of the most popular flooring materials. They may not be the latest 3D-printed armchair or voice-activated speaker system, but your floors are, quite literally, the foundation of your home. A classic blend of fashion and function, a floor … Read more10 of the most popular flooring options – which should you use in your home?

13/02/2019 | Categories: Interior Design , lifestyle | full article

Hoping to get on the property ladder soon? 8 tips for First Time Buyers

It’s a huge, expensive step but can be done – so soak up these expert tips, says Vicky Shaw. This year could be a bit uncertain for the housing market, which may be making first-time buyers feel somewhat nervous. However, some recent figures may offer some reassurance for those trying to make the jump onto … Read moreHoping to get on the property ladder soon? 8 tips for First Time Buyers

27/01/2019 | Categories: Financial , property | full article