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No Plastic Living Tips

Environmental problems such as global warming, waste disposal and climate change are at the forefront of many political debates. Changes must be made, and they must be made fast before irreversible damage happens to our beautiful planet. It’s easy for each and everyone of us to think that this is…

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Companion planting: plants that help each other in the garden

Despite being an age-old tradition, you may not be familiar with the concept of companion planting. Companion planting is a technique which involves planting two or more plants close to each other so they can provide mutual benefits. Some of these include: • It saves space which is perfect for…

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Natural alternatives to garden pesticides and weed killers

There’s nothing more satisfying than pulling back the shutters and admiring the beautiful garden you’ve been working so hard to create. You go outside to get a closer look only to be horrified to discover that some pesky insects have made a meal of your favourite plants or those stubborn…

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How to create a garden to attract wildlife

No matter where we live, we are all surrounded by wildlife but sadly it is declining by an alarming rate as our lifestyles impact on the delicate balance of nature. If you’d like to help wildlife and encourage more into your garden, here are a few top tips on what…

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Designs for open-plan living

Many interior design trends have come and gone over the years but one that continues to stand the test of time is open-plan living. It’s more sociable, it’s a great way to make smaller spaces look bigger, it lets more light in, it’s perfect for entertaining and you can enjoy…

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House paint colour trends for spring 2019

As we wave goodbye to winter, we also see the end of floral tones and bold colours. Fortunately, the colour experts at this year’s recent Ideal Home Show have revealed their top colour trends for spring 2019. Woodland shades Most paint brands have already released their colours of the year…

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Spring cleaning tips

Did you know that giving your home a good spring clean isn’t just a great way to declutter? Psychologists believe that being clean and organised can also have a profound effect on our mental wellbeing. One study carried out at Indiana University found that people with clean houses are healthier…

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Top tips for a successful house refurbishment this spring

With four bank holidays falling in close succession, the warmer weather, and the clocks going forward, spring can be an excellent time to start some home improvement projects. This year, Good Friday and Easter Monday fall on the 19th and 22nd April, followed quickly by the two bank holiday’s in…

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Everything you need to know about the Ideal Home Show 2019

The Ideal Home Show returns to Olympia London on the 22nd of March 2019. Running until the 7th of April, this year’s event promises to be just as spectacular as ever. From full scale show homes and all the latest technology to inspirational ideas and free talks, below we’ve highlighted…

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How to clean Upvc windows and doors

Upvc windows are a desirable choice for homeowners because of their many benefits. As well as being durable, low maintenance and rot resistant, they’re also great at keeping the heat in, the noise out and offering extra security. With your Upvc windows and doors doing so much for you and…

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