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  1. Tips and Tricks on Getting the Most Out of Your Robot Vacuums

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    Do you own a robot vacuum or thinking about getting one? If so, you're probably wondering how to get the most out of it. Well, we've got you covered. In this article, we'll share some simple tips and tricks on how to make the most of your robot vacuum, so you can sit back, relax, and let your little cleaning buddy do the work for you. So, let's get started!

  2. Things To Save For When Renting Your First Home

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    As a seasoned renter, I moved no less than ten times to various properties, including shared houses, flats, and bedsits. With this wealth of experience, I've gained insight into the costs involved in renting a property. In this blog post, I will provide you with 8 things to budget for when renting a property for the first time as a tenant.

  3. A Guide to Buying Your First Family Home

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    Buying your first family home is exciting yet stressful. When you have a family and children, your priorities completely change, and so do your house hunting plans. While having no commitments or little ones around may mean you can buy something more lavish and minimal as your home, that’s not the way family homes work out. When you’re buying your first home, it’s essential you are aware of everything you need to know. Below is a guide that is sure to help you in this new chapter of your life.

  4. Choosing The Right Location For a Family Home

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    Are you considering moving to a new location with your family, but struggling to decide where to go?

    Choosing the right location for your family home is a crucial decision that requires careful consideration. After all, you want to ensure that your family is happy, safe, and has access to all the amenities they need.

    In this blog post, we'll provide you with some helpful tips to help you choose the best location for your family's new home. From schools and safety to affordability and leisure activities, we'll cover all the essential factors you should consider before making a decision.

    So, let's get started and make your move a stress-free and enjoyable experience for you and your family!

  5. Garden Makeover Ideas to Improve and Add Value

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    When it comes to creating a beautiful garden, there are countless styles to choose from, ranging from classic to modern and everything in between. But if you're looking to add value to your home, you'll need to focus on specific features that not only enhance the aesthetics of your garden but also increase your property's worth.

    In this blog post, we'll provide you with some practical ideas and inspiration for creating a garden that will add value to your home. Whether you're starting from scratch or giving an existing garden a makeover, our tips will help you create a stunning outdoor space that will be the envy of your neighbours. So, read on to discover our top tips for creating a beautiful garden that boosts your property's value.

  6. How To Add Value To Your Home Sprucing Up The Exterior

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    Looking to add value to your home? Sprucing up the exterior is a great place to start. In this article, we provide tips on how to boost your curb appeal and make your garden even more valuable, from adding a deck or patio to creating an outdoor living space and improving your driveway. Learn how to create a beautiful and functional outdoor space that will not only increase the value of your home but also provide a space for you and your family to enjoy.

  7. Around The World With Your Home Decor

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    When it comes to decorating our homes, it's easy to get stuck in a rut and fall back on the same old design styles that everyone else is using. It's no wonder we can become disheartened with decoration - after all, if we've seen it all before, how can we expect to feel inspired? The truth is, no matter how unique a decor style may seem, it's likely to be overdone to the extreme.

    But fear not, there's a solution to this design dilemma: look further afield. Across the globe, there are countless design ideas that are vastly different from what we're used to seeing in our own countries. By exploring these styles, you can create a unique and exotic home that reflects your individual tastes.

    Whether you want to fully embrace a new design style or simply incorporate some new elements into your existing decor, it's important to understand the characteristics and origins of each style. That's why I'm taking you on a round-the-world decoration trip to discover some of the most inspiring home decor ideas from around the globe. From the opulence of Italy to the serenity of Japan, and from the vibrancy of India to the earthiness of Bali, there's a wealth of design inspiration waiting for you. So come along and explore the world of home decor - who knows what you might discover!

  8. Buying a House: The Costs You Need To Prepare For

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    Buying a house can be an exciting time, but it’s also one of the most stressful and costly events we’ll ever experience in our lives!  Owning a home is a great investment, but there are a lot of costs to be prepared for. 

    The average cost of moving house is more than £12,000 according to the consumer website Which? and there are even more costs you’ll need to budget for regularly once you are a homeowner.  Our last house move in 2021, which was selling, buying, and relocating, cost us £20,000 in all the fees and various legal costs!

    To make things less stressful when moving house, it’s important to be prepared and equipped with knowledge.  To help with this, here is a list of costs you should be prepared for when buying and moving house.

  9. How To Save Money When Moving House

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    Moving house can be an expensive business. If you’re selling a property and buying a new one, there are estate agent fees, solicitor’s fees, removal van hire to pay and possibly other costs such as stamp duty land tax, pet and childcare fees… the list may seem endless. 

    So, how can you save money when moving house? Is there any way you can cut costs and still get the services you need when you need them? The answer is yes, it is possible to sell up and move house on a budget.

    Check out our top money-saving tips to keep your spending on track. 

  10. Kids Bedroom Ideas For Small Rooms

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    If you have a really small bedroom in your home for a child, then you may be wondering how to decorate and furnish it to maximize the space, whilst still making it a really fun and unique room for your child.  Most three-bed houses in the UK come with one small room which we usually call the ‘box room’ and in some cases, these rooms can barely fit a single bed in easily, so what is the solution for decorating and furnishing a kids bedroom if the room is really small?

    Read on for some amazing space-saving and fun decor ideas.  I have gathered a list of small bedroom ideas for kids that will help you create a space for your child that is not only functional but also stylish and fun.

  11. New Year Home Makeover: Interior Design Trends 2023

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    Your New Year home makeover doesn't have to break the bank. It doesn't have to cause you stress. It doesn't have to cause upheaval in your home for weeks. It has to be a chance for you to use your creative flare to bring a new lease of life into your home, ready for the rest of the year. With the New Year well underway, experts have now released what they think will be the biggest interior design trends in 2023.

  12. 10 Storage Hacks for the Home, Garage and Beyond

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    Keeping your space organised and clutter-free can be a challenge, especially if you have limited storage options or live in a small house or apartment. However, with a little creativity and some helpful storage hacks, you can maximise your available space and make the most of what you have, helping you to find things quicker and easier.  In this article, we'll share ten storage hacks that can be used in various areas of your home, garage and beyond.

  13. Stylish Window Design Ideas

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    Windows are more than just functional features of a building; they can also be a significant element of its design and style. With so many window options available, it can be overwhelming to choose the right ones for your home. Whether you're looking to replace old windows or add new ones, it's important to consider factors like light, energy efficiency, privacy, and aesthetics.

    In this article, we'll explore some stylish window design ideas that can elevate the look and feel of your property. From awning and casement windows to double hung and picture windows, we'll provide an overview of the top window types, their features, benefits, and drawbacks, to help you make an informed decision. So, let's dive in!

  14. The Benefits of Using a Mortgage Broker

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    Buying a home is one of the biggest financial decisions you'll ever make. Whether you're a first-time buyer or an experienced homeowner, navigating the world of mortgages can be overwhelming. That's where a mortgage adviser comes in. While some people prefer to go it alone, many turn to a mortgage broker to help them find the best deal and navigate the application process. In this article, we'll explore the benefits of using a mortgage adviser and why it may be a good choice for you.

  15. Ways to Turn Your Home into a Source of Extra Cash

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    These days, many of us are constantly looking for ways to access additional financial resources and support. After all, the cost of living has grown increasingly difficult for most people to handle over the years, even if they have a decent income.

    While budgeting and being cautious with your money can make a huge difference to your quality of life, it can help to search for extra revenue too.

    Making additional money can be a lot easier than it seems if you own your own property. You don’t necessarily need to sell your space to make extra cash. There are various programs homeowners can get involved in to turn their spare space into a source of additional income. Here are just some of your options.