How a basement adds value to your property — AD

How a basement adds value to your property Have you ever considered adding a room to your home? You may be looking to expand your family or create a second living space, but have you thought about the way you hope to do this? Basements can increase the value of your property massively, and by finishing the space you can ensure that you have extra living space for the whole

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4 Ideas for the Children’s Bedroom: Make Bedtime Fun — AD

4 Ideas for the Children’s Bedroom: Make Bedtime Fun Every so often, you come across an idea for the children’s bedroom that makes you wish you were young enough to have that in your own room! Well, whether that has happened to you or not, by the time you are done going through this list, you will know that feeling for sure. The Pirate’s Chamber Does your child like pirates?

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Staging a property for sale — AD

Have you thought about staging a property for sale?  Have you heard that term? Typically people buying houses are only in the house for ten to fifteen minutes so if they can’t see a room’s potential they will dismiss it. It is no good suggesting that dumping ground is a study if you can’t see the floor, let alone space for a desk.  Ditto that corner of the lounge that

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Getting ready for the arrival of a grandchild — AD

Getting ready for the arrival of our first grandchild You know I am about to be a granny, right?  That we are currently getting ready for the arrival of our first grandchild in May?  We are currently counting down the weeks, and chalking off the midwife appointments as the due date approaches.   The time from Caity and Dan coming over to tell us they were expecting their first child,

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Get Stuck Into Some DIY This Summer — AD

Get Stuck Into Some DIY This Summer The brighter and warmer summer weather often inspires householders to improve their home in some way, whether it’s a bit of decorating through to a full landscaping of the garden.  There may be plenty you can do in and around the house, but DIY is time-consuming when there may be sunshine and outdoor leisure activities to enjoy, so the key is to choose

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How to decorate your home with personalised decor — AD

How to decorate your home with personalised decor   Our homes are often considered reflections of our inner selves. For example, we might end up painting the walls a colour we love, we’ll add garden furniture that we absolutely adore if we spend a lot of time outside, and we might even create custom artwork to add to our interior. There are plenty of different ways to personalise your home

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Important Home Improvements Most People Forget to do — AD

Important Home Improvements Most People Forget to do This year, I have vowed to get everything in the house finished. A lot has been done already. But, now that each room is nearing completion, I can see things we have forgotten. I have added them to my to-do list, which I am still keeping and using on a daily basis. But, talking to friends it is clear that they have

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Is your garden summer ready? — #AD

Is your garden summer ready? This post contains an item sent for review.   Summer has to be around the corner somewhere, doesn’t it?  It can’t keep on raining for much longer, surely.   I can’t believe that with the longest day next week we are still in a position where the big light has to go on before teatime and when I think I can get away with it

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We’re doing a garden makeover

We’re doing a garden makeover   This  post is in collaboration with LionsHome It has only been in the planning for fourteen years but we are finally doing a garden makeover.   It was on the list of things to do as soon as we moved in, along with ripping out the bathroom and to be fair that hasn’t happened yet either, but this year we have decided it’s time

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Running a household without stress

Running a household without stress No matter whether you have a high flying career that you are exceptionally proud of, or whether you stay at home with your children and attend every school run and assembly, we all, as women, probably have one thing in common. We all have a household and home to run and keep in order. Yes, some of us will have more time, and yes some

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Neos Smarter Home Insurance

Neos Smarter Home Insurance What if I told you there was a way to secure your home, and that it offers you comprehensive cover on your home insurance?  And that you could control it all from your phone.   Sounds far fetched, right? Wrong. The clever people at Neos have come up with a system that in their words: … combines smart technology and 24/7 assistance with comprehensive home insurance.

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How to Host Stress Free Dinner Parties

How to host stress free Dinner Parties the Easy Way!  I love hosting dinner parties – but I also hate how stressful they can be. After all, family life’s chaotic enough without throwing extra people into the mix once a week! That’s why I thought I’d put together some of the ‘rules’ I follow so I can host stress-free dinner parties. They’ll help you set the mood (and table) while also

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