Attic Conversion

How to boost your property size and add value to your home

The estate agent comparison site, , has revealed that utilising wasted space in your home could boost your property’s value by as much as £94,000!

The two predominant trends of the current pandemic property market have been higher house prices and a desire for more space and has revealed how to achieve both in one go.

Expanding the living space within...

Katie Court

Katie Court




Cat on sofa

Over 7 in 10 Brits say having a Pet at Home reduces Loneliness

The UK is a nation of serious pet lovers and up until recently, finding a home that was pet-friendly has been notoriously difficult, especially for people in London.

According to recent research by Estate Agents Douglas & Gordon 82% of people say having a pet would positively impact their mental health, with 76% saying a dog or cat at home would make them feel less lonely....

Smart refrigerator concept

The future look of our kitchens revealed

  • Accessibility is the most desired element of the future kitchen
  • 69% want appliances with the latest technology
  • Nearly a quarter of Brits worked from their kitchen in 2020

New research shows that over the past year, 24% have worked in their kitchen at some point and after spending the majority of time at home, a fifth of homeowners now plan to update...

Piggy Bank

Thermostat Wars: 75% of Brits Admit to Doing THIS Behind Their Partner’s Back!

  • 62% of British couples argue over the temperature settings
  • 86% of Brits have asserted that thermostat arguments have led to bigger issues in their relationship!
  • 60% of men initiate the argument about the heating, compared to only 51% of women giving their partner the cold shoulder
  • 48% of respondents claimed that the most recurring argument about heating
  • ...
Messy room

No chance of a second date if your spare room is full of junk

Dirty rooms are an online dating disaster

Swiping right, sliding into DM’s, and ghosting are all part of the minefield that is dating in the digital age, but are you being catfished by the seemingly tidy backgrounds in their pictures?

If you’re guilty of having a junk room in your house, you might find that landing that elusive second date is almost impossible, as a new...

working from home

Uswitch’s expert broadband tips for improving homeschooling and working from home

Many families across the UK are still trying to negotiate a ‘new-normal’, which for many means juggling homeschooling, working from home and keeping the family entertained.

In a recent survey, almost four in five (79%) full-time or part-time working parents have had to adapt their working hours to around homeschooling schedules[1].

With more people working and...

Jack Russell

Insurance giant reveals what havoc household pets can cause in homes

  • TVs, carpets, and computers are the most common casualties in pet-related household claims
  • Accidents caused by dogs increased by more than a quarter (27%) last year in comparison to 2019
  • Admiral data reveals average value of pet-related claims equates to around £870
  • Admiral advises new and existing pet owners to take extra care when bringing home new
  • ...
Interior Design

What soap star homes REALLY say about them as interior experts rate their style

Interior experts have scoured the homes of some of our favourite characters in EastEnders, Emmerdale and Coronation Street to reveal what their style says about them.

At the end of 2020, data showed that asking prices in the UK were up 6.6%* compared to 2019, so with this in mind, designers have given their tips on what they’d do differently to improve the value.


Home renovation

Demand for Tradespeople jumps by 63% as renovation mania grips the Nation

As the pandemic continues to confine people to their homes, interior fatigue has set in and renovations have surged. Research from insurance comparison website shows jobs in the trade industry have increased throughout the pandemic by 63%, with the top three revealed as Joiner / Carpenter, Builder and Cleaner.

The data from compiled the top ten list of...

Ice on House

Winter elements costing occupants more than £1,000 in home repairs

- Nearly two-thirds (65%) of UK homeowners and renters have experienced burst frozen pipes, flood damage or damp during the colder months -

  • research shows customers were able to claim for more than half the cost of damage from insurers to help towards repairs, on average (1).
  • Almost half (49%) of homeowners and renters are confused about how to prevent
  • ...
Energy saver

Expert Reveals Tips On Reducing Energy Consumption

In honour of Big Energy Saving Week, running from January 18th to 24th, the experts at were keen to share their tips on how to reduce your energy consumption.

According to industry regulator Ofgem, the average UK household spends around £1,254 each year on a standard variable energy plan.

Even with the cheapest gas and electricity tariff, there are always...