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How to Choose A Paint Colour Scheme for Your Bedroom

If you’re wondering how to choose a colour scheme for your bedroom then don’t worry – you’re definitely not alone! Painting a bedroom is no easy task – from moving furniture, preparing surfaces, filling holes, masking up fixtures, protecting carpets, not to mention cleaning up afterwards – so make sure it is worth your while by picking a paint colour you love. This post will help you do just that by running through some of

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Which Carpet Backing is best? And does it really matter?

Carpet Backing is one of those things that can cost a lot of money, but once the it is down – you won’t even see it. So is it worth being picky over which backing to choose and use?This article will take a detailed look at the different types of carpet backing and help you decide which backing really is best for your floors. The first question is… Does Carpet Backing Matter? If you’re going

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How to Choose Carpet: type, material, style, room and underlay

Choosing a carpet isn’t easy, after all it’s a big investment that’s hopefully going to last years. You want to make sure that you get it right, which is why we’ve written this useful Guide to Carpets. Not only will we cover the different types, materials and styles but also which carpet is right for which room too. We will end the post by explaining the different types of carpet underlay which will ensure you

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How to Choose Laminate Flooring: style, type, thickness, colour, underlay

Laminate was originally designed as a cheaper alternative to wood but as technology develops, the benefits go beyond price. As well as looking extremely lifelike, laminate is also very durable, easy to maintain and it’s also straightforward to install. But as laminate has grown in popularity – so has the number of options available. Laminate can mimic almost any type of wood as well as concrete, tiles and even marble. This, along with the practical

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How to Keep Heating Costs Down in Winter

The cold is beginning to seep into our homes and as the Christmas decorations go up, so do the heating bills. People are always trying to come up with ways of retaining heat to keep their homes cosy and the cost of heating bills down. Some of these methods have been proven to work, so here we’ve compiled what we think are the best ways to keep your property warm this winter – without cranking

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How to Add Value to Your Rental Property – Quick Fixes for your Buy-to-Let

  Owning a Buy-to-Let (BTL) property doesn’t always provide you with the instant ‘armchair landlord’ lifestyle you’d hoped for. A number of things can be a barrier, including that seemingly never-ending period when tenants are moving out. A way around this is to ensure your property is the very best that it can be, so that existing tenants will want to stay as long as possible – and you’ll experience no difficulty attracting new ones.

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Renovating a Period Home – 4 Steps To Success

A well-restored period home is a marvel to look at. The work that goes into the restoration of certain structural elements can really drive the value of the home up, far outweighing the house renovation costs. And the properties themselves present a ready-made canvas for those that are new to development to learn their trade. However, there’s a certain expectation when working on a period home. Aside from the legal implications of altering a listed

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