Homes & Gardens

How to prepare your garden for the warmer months

During the warmer months of the year, there is nothing better than spending time in the garden and enjoying your own private piece of nature. You will want to be able to enjoy this space from the start of spring which means that now is a good time to start working on your garden for the warmer...

Sarah Parker

Sarah Parker


Plymouth family have an easy move with Taylor Wimpey

Authored by Sarah Parker

A Plymouth couple loved their Taylor Wimpey apartment so much that they decided to upsize their living space and move to a bigger Taylor Wimpey home to make room for their growing family.

Jodie Smith, 30, and her fiance Rob Keymer, 34, initially bought a two-bedroom apartment at the Cherry Tree Gardens development in Plymouth. They used the Government-backed Help to Buy scheme,...

Getting to know the benefits of assisted living

Authored by Sarah Parker

Assisted living options provide care, comfort, and an emphasis on supporting the independence of the retired. For an idea of the privileges you can expect in assisted living for you or a family member, below we’ve listed some of the main benefits.

Socialising and Entertainment

It's expected that during retirement and the senior years, the elderly's younger family members are most...

How to give your property a more traditional look

Authored by Sarah Parker

Some people revel in a stylish modern home, while others prefer traditional features and character. You can, of course, let your personality and preferences shine through with the furniture and accessory choices you make, but there are bigger changes you can implement into your property to get a more substantial traditional look.

Use Recycled Items

The benefit of using...

Do you require planning permission to build temporary structures?

Authored by Mike Page

Before putting up a building, you should seek the local authority’s approval of your suggested building project. This is what referred to as planning permission. The reason the local authorities have to give consent to those who want to put up structures is to ensure that no unsuitable developments are done. You typically need to apply for permission if you want to put up a new building or...

How to maximise space in your home

Authored by Sarah Parker

If your home is feeling a little cramped, you might think that the solution is to move to a bigger property; but don’t be too hasty. For most homeowners, the solution to creating more space in your home doesn’t have to include moving to a new house, but instead, being more creative with the space you do have. With some simple tinkering and ingenuity, you may be surprised when you discover the...

What to look for in a holiday home

Authored by Sarah Parker

If you’ve dreamt of having your own holiday home in the sun to escape to, then you might be tempted to make the leap this year and invest in a special place to call your own. There are some amazing advantages to having your own holiday home, but it’s worth taking the time to choose one carefully.

Read on for some useful things to look out for, before purchasing a holiday property....

Why a good mattress is crucial for your sleep

Authored by Kyle

There are many mattresses available in the UK which is great for us to choose from but at the same time, we are bamboozled by which mattress would actually suit us best. Back pain and stress are common causes due to a badly chosen mattress. A good mattress is proven to make a positive difference however if you have the wrong mattress for your body type or even the right mattress which has...

Ways to Include Household Chores in Your Busy Weekly Schedule

Authored by Mike Page

Given how busy you are each week, you barely have enough time to deal with household chores. Between your kids and your work, your house gets sacrificed. You have no choice because others are a bigger priority. The problem is that if you live in a messy home, it could adversely impact your family’s health. These are the things you need to do to guarantee that you can still clean your house...

When to replace your house windows

Authored by Sarah Parker

No matter how well-maintained your home windows are, they don’t last forever. If they are more than 20 years old, chances are you need to replace them. There are other factors too, for example; windows in houses of coastal cities need replacement much sooner than in other cities.

Even if windows are in good shape, you may consider energy efficient replacement windows and modern designs...

How to move abroad without the stress

Authored by Sarah Parker

Moving to another town or city is already difficult enough, but moving to a completely different state, where you don’t know anyone can be very hard and tedious. The most common and important advice experts give is to make a list. It seems obvious and corny, but making a list gives you many benefits. You will see your move to be organized and stress free with a list as you won’t forget...