Author Archives: Franki Timms

Six frequently asked questions about window shutters

Window shutters make a fantastic addition to any home. They can be costly however so if this is a purchase you’re thinking about making, it’s natural to have some questions. To find out everything you need to know about shutters, below are six of the most frequently asked questions about…

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How to keep your house cool during the Summer months

Summer is fast approaching and although the warmer days and lighter evenings are much appreciated by most, it can leave us feeling all hot and bothered as we struggle to keep our homes cool. Below are a few great ways you can help to keep your house a bit cooler during the…

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Simple ways to give your house a more luxurious feel

If you’re looking for some great ways to give your house a more luxurious feel but don’t want to spend too much money doing so, here are some fantastic ways you can do exactly this. Use warm colours One of the defining characteristics of luxurious spaces is that they’re inviting…

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What makes a house sell?

If you own your home then chances are that everything you do to it, you’re doing in order to increase its value. Even if you’re not thinking of selling in the near future, making our house more appealing to buyers is something that’s always at the back of our mind.…

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How to pet-proof your home

With a whopping 46% of all households in the UK owning a pet, its official, we’re a nation of animal lovers. Our furry friends provide us with an endless supply of love and affection, they’re always ready for a cuddle when we’re feeling down in the dumps and they’ve even…

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Clever ways to insulate your house

Although Spring is officially here, the nights are still chilly which means that unfortunately, it’s not quite time to turn off the heating just yet. The great news is that you may be able to get away with turning the thermostat down a notch or two with these clever ways…

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Why should I choose plantation shutters for my house?

Window dressings are a great way of adding something extra special to a room. Whether it’s a lounge, kitchen, study, dining area, bedroom or even bathroom, plantation shutters make a great alternative to traditional curtains and blinds. What are plantation shutters? Plantation shutters provide a stylish and sophisticated alternative to…

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The benefits of solid shutters

Shutters provide a great alternative to curtains and blinds. As well as looking great, they also add a unique twist to any room. Solid shutters in particular are a great feature. They date back almost 200 years and were originally very popular in the Victorian and Regency periods (https://www.britainexpress.com/History/regency/regency-architecture.htm). Made from…

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The Pantry is making a comeback

We all know that if we are selling a home, it should be clean, bright and vanilla.  Even Laurence Llewelyn Bowen (http://www.llb.co.uk/) renowned for his bright and bold patterns and colours, had to paint his glamorous country house vanilla in order to sell it. We also know that kitchens and bathrooms sell…

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Let in the Light!

Oh what a drab time of year it is, but also my favourite! Yes, getting up in the mornings with just the tiniest chink of light creeping over the horizon can be gloomy. Yes, the trees are bare and the weather is, well, typically British, which is to say you…

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