Interiors

Hay fever

Hay fever relief: Expert reveals how to allergy-proof your home

With the weather warming up and lockdown measures slowly easing, one thing that worries one in five Brits is hay fever.

Whatever your plans in the coming months, pollen outside and dust inside will be a growing issue for many. But there are things we can do to reduce the struggle at home!

Ivan Ivanov, spokesperson from End of Tenancy Cleaning London , has provided his top tips on...

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Small living room

8 Innovative ways that will help you fit in furniture when you have small spaces

The increasing trend of small spaces in the US and other developed countries comes with its peculiarities. It can be very difficult to make the transition from having a big space to having a small but it has amazing benefits such as a smaller carbon footprint.

Small spaces present a wide range of challenges. Whether it’s a small home or a small office space, essential adaptations...

Spring clean

Trade body puts the spotlight on textile pests in spring clean season

A spring clean is a perfect opportunity to protect clothes, upholstery and carpets from moths and beetles, British Pest Control Association (BPCA) has advised.

As warmer weather is on the horizon and householders consider a big spring sort out, BPCA is urging people in Devon to take steps now to protect their textiles.

House moths and clothes moths feast on and live in...

Attic Conversion

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

The estate agent comparison site, GetAgent.co.uk , 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 GetAgent.co.uk has revealed how to achieve both in one go.

Expanding the living space...

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 Uswitch.com 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.

Susan...