06 March 2020
Rising house prices and economic uncertainty have motivated many UK homeowners to improve their current homes rather than move. In fact, according to home insurer Hiscox, the number of homeowners opting to improve instead of move has increased by 12% over the past five years – that’s more than four million UK households that are staying put.
So, whether you’re thinking about moving or not, it’s always worth knowing which home improvements could boost the value of your home. Read on to find out which ones are likely to add the most value to your property.read more
08 January 2020
The New Year – it’s that classic time when many of us make resolutions and set goals for the year ahead. If you’re planning to update your home this year and need a little inspiration, then read on to find out more about the biggest design trends that will be hitting interiors. From global to glamour, here’s our pick of the best.read more
19 December 2019
Direct Line have revealed when homes are most likely to get broken in to and it is actually in the run up to Christmas when people are most at risk.
The dates people were most likely to make a claim following a burglary were the 5th, 6th, 11th, 17th and 18th December. Though don’t rest easy on other days, December is the month that people are most likely to get burgled. A ‘Christmas’ break in could happen at any time up until the new year so keep vigilant up until then.read more
10 December 2019
The countdown to Christmas can be a whirlwind – there’s decorations to put up and presents to buy, plus those all-important last minute jobs to get our homes ready for the arrival of guests. You’re probably thinking about making the inside of your home warm and festive, but don’t forget that the outside is the first thing your visitors will see and it says a lot about you. Should you spruce up the outside of your home too?
The focal point of any home is the front door. More than just an entrance to your home, it creates a lasting first impression about you and reflects your personality and style. Upgrading a front door is a quick and relatively cost-effective project and it can instantly boost kerb appeal and add value to a property.
So, if you think it’s time to give the exterior of your home some TLC by investing in a new front door, here’s our handy guide to help you choose the right one.read more