Four Way’s to Give your Home’s Value a Boost

With house prices on the rise, it seems that now is a good time to invest in your current property, so that you can make the most of the value that it has. Plus, with not as many homes on the market at the moment, perhaps due to the uncertainty of things like “Brexit”  if you’re looking to sell, you want to make sure that your home is the one that people are fighting over, so that you get the best offer. So here are some of the tried and tested ways that you can add value to your home, whether you’re planning to sell soon or not.
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Quick and Easy Home Upgrades on a Budget.

If money were no object, then many of us may be doing home renovations, redecorating, or extending, left, right, and centre! But as this isn’t the case for the majority of us, we have to plan the updates and changes that we plan to make to the home, as well as save up for them. And with the cost of living rising and rising, it may seem that your plans for your home are a long way off. But there are some options for updating your home that are going to be a little cheaper than you may imagine. Here some ideas to give you a little inspiration; what will you change first?
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Modernising an Old Home to Keep it Yours.

The beauty of having an old house is that it is filled with history. Generations of your family or another have lived here before, and families will continue to live here well into the future. You can hear the creaks of the floorboards stepped on a million times before; you can smell the brick and coal that has stood and burned for hundreds of years. It is these factors that make it a home. It is cosy. It has character.
But everything needs updating at some point; our shower broke this morning! Utilities will fail, wear and tear will undoubtedly have an influence on the well-lived areas, and at some point what has laid there for years will just not cut it anymore. Modernising  your old home is essential to keep it standing and continuing to stand forever, and you don’t need to tear it down and start again to achieve this.
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How to Create The Perfect Home Office

If you work from home, it is so important to create a productive home office that you will actually want to work in. Finding motivation is often one of the most difficult factors about working from home. This is why you should never work on your sofa or in bed. You need to emulate a traditional work environment. So, just how do you create the perfect home office? Read on to discover some amazing tips to help you get started.
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How Can I Protect My Garden In Stormy Weather?

My garden is looking a little battered! After all the rain and windy weather we have been experiencing in Wiltshire over the past week, I’m surprised that no trees have come down. Sometimes the weather goes a little overboard and gives us a mad storm to deal with, and when this happens, our gardens may get hurt due to heavy showers and strong winds, which can leave us with a mighty mess on our hands.
In order to avoid this from happening, here are some of the best tips that you can put to action to keep your garden a protected one.
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Old House: Modern-ish Kitchen

Living in an old house is one of the biggest blessings we have ever had. It’s the foundation of so many other parts of our lives that we love. But as wonderful as it is most of the time, there is one slight niggle we have to live with on a daily basis, and that is living with an old kitchen.
Old house are lovely, old kitchens are not. Sure, they look nice, but so do modern ones and, what’s more, they’re practical too. The good news for those nodding their heads to what I’ve just described is, you don’t need to throw a whole wad of cash at your kitchen to give it a truly stunning facelift, as you’re about to find out.
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How to create a family friendly wildlife garden

I make no secret of the fact I love gardening and helping local wildlife in my garden. I love that we have hedgehogs, toads, frogs, newts, slow worms, butterflies, bats and bees in the old house garden. I do not use chemicals at all and always try to find other, organic ways to overcome pests or problems.

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