If you live in a UK home and would like to alter any part of it, you would be well-advised to ask the local authority whether you need planning permission to do this. If you do turn out to need it, however, obtaining it would take you at least eight weeks, as Homebuilding & Renovating
Outside space is one of those things that most of us would list in our home buying requirements as an absolute must-have. Unfortunately, it’s astounding how many of us fail to get much use from our gardens when we do have them. In fact, when you actually think about it, it’s not altogether unusual to
Not every room needs a focal point, but when one really does, you can feel what it’s lacking. It can feel lifeless, without personality, scattered, and styleless. There are plenty of ways to add some style to the home, but you should ignore the tried, test, and true tactics. This includes adding a focal point.
Does your home look like it has been plucked from a glossy magazine or catalogue? This can easily occur, as we take inspiration from such brochures and booklets without even realising it. You want your home to look exactly like that – your home. If your property currently looks like it is from an interior
Working from home has undoubtedly become more popular due to the pandemic, with Statista data indicating that about 5.6 million UK employees worked mainly from home in 2020. Setting up a dedicated home office equipped with all you need to function as a remote worker is essential if you work from home. This office needs
A breakfast bar in your kitchen doesn’t have to be used literally just at breakfast time. It can also make a great place to grab the occasional snack, add the finishing touches to homemade biscuits and cakes and chat with other members of the household. However, while This Old House has a guide on how
No matter the size of your home, there are many ways to create space, regardless of the space that you have to work with. By looking at things in a different way, and manipulating some areas of the home, through lighting, mirrors, and accessories, you can create space and more of a feeling or airiness,
Your home is a considerable investment. But whether you are looking to sell or settling down, you will want to make your home comfortable, relaxing and stylish. Fortunately, this isn’t difficult, but it takes time, effort, and patience like anything worth doing. Of course, your initial instinct is to renovate and decorate the inside of
Owning a house is one of those things that require us to be attentive and have solutions at our disposal for a great variety of problems and situations. Properly maintaining it is among the most important aspects of owning a house since it is what ensures that the house will remain beautiful, comfortable, and functional.