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The top features tenants look out for in a rental property

An article by The Guardian in June of last year confirms how and why our rental market is on the increase and will continue to do so (https://www.theguardian.com/money/2017/jun/12/one-in-four-households-in-britain-will-rent-privately-by-end-of-2021-says-report). If you’re planning on investing in a rental property, how do you make sure you attract great tenants and fetch the maximum…

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How to create the perfect home office

Millions of Brits now work from home. For some people this means having the odd day away from the office but for those who are self-employed or live far away from work, this can be a full-time arrangement. In order to ensure you remain productive when working from home, it’s…

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3 simple tips to make your property more desirable to tenants

Official government figures show that home ownership in England has fallen to its lowest level in 30 years (www.theguardian.com/money/2017/mar/02/home-ownership-in-england-at-a-30-year-low-official-figures-show). The private rental sector on the other hand has doubled since 2004 with almost half of all people in the country aged between 25 and 34 now in rented accommodation. While…

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8 romantic Valentine’s gestures

Even if you don’t like the commercial aspect of Valentine’s Day, the 14th of February still provides you with a great opportunity to show that special person in your life just how much you appreciate them. Below we have listed eight romantic gestures which are guaranteed to score you some…

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The interior design trends tipped to be huge in 2018

January doesn’t have to be full of doom and gloom – the New Year is actually a fantastic time to make those changes around the house that you never seem to get around to doing. If you’re thinking of giving your home a bit of a makeover this year, don’t…

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How to stop condensation forming on your windows

With winter in full swing, you’re probably used to the sight of condensation on your windows by now. Unfortunately, a combination of the freezing cold temperatures outside and the heating constantly being on inside means that condensation is a common problem for many of us at this time of year.…

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Five easy ways to reduce your heating bill

For the average UK household, our gas and electricity bills set us back a whopping £1,638 a year. While we can’t hide from the fact that we need to turn the heating on when it’s bitterly cold outside, there are a number of simple ways you can lower the cost…

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4 ways to avoid catching a cold this winter

Freezing cold temperatures and darker days are just about manageable but when you’re struck down with yet another cold, it’s enough to make even the cheeriest of us want to pack up and move somewhere warm. Unfortunately, colds are more common in winter because we spend more time cooped up…

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Red flags to look out for when buying a home

Many of us see the New Year as a fresh start so it’s a popular time for potential buyers to start their house hunt. While there are no doubt plenty of things you would love to see in a property (new kitchen, large bedrooms, stylish window shutters and a beautiful…

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Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas 2017

Our last blog of the year is a wonderful opportunity to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year. We look forward to working with you in 2018! With best wishes from the Team at Purely Shutters.

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