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Quick and instant ways to update your kitchen thumbnail

Quick and instant ways to update your kitchen

By Katie Levell, Houzz Contributor Original article published on Houzz Investing in a new kitchen is very costly and involves an awful lot of upheaval. Instead of embarking on a huge project, consider these snappy ideas and indulge in a little low-stress kitchen refreshment. Photo by Studio Morton Make a feature of your handles It’s […]

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Essential tips if you plan to build your own home

Fans of shows like Grand Designs probably find themselves contemplating building their own home. With enough money, time and drive, it’s a genuine possibility. It’s a truly epic feat that needs to be done properly. Here are a few things to consider if you want to build your own house. Benefits of Building Your Own House […]

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5 essential maintenance tips to get your home ready for winter

There’s a brisker breeze in the air as the days are getting shorter and autumn is officially here. It’s a time when animals are preparing themselves for hibernation and there are things a home owner can do to prepare their abode for winter as well. 1. Prepare to get cosy Nothing quite improves a cold, […]

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10 ways to get your garden ready for winter this November

Green-fingered Brits spend the equivalent of over three years of their working lives out in the backyard preening and maintaining their gardens during their lifetime – though are less likely to venture into their gardens during the winter. Top 10 jobs this month: 1 Clear up fallen leaves – especially from lawns, ponds and beds […]

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How to move home and obtain a school place – without losing your head thumbnail

How to move home and obtain a school place – without losing your head

Five smart rules to inform home movers when applying for school. According to one survey, one in four families in the UK have moved house or changed address to obtain a school place for their children. As if moving home by itself is not stressful enough, when adding ‘finding the right school for your child’ it […]

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Period home offers space, charm and versatility

Period home offers space, charm and versatility

This grand, six-bedroomed Victorian house stands within private, extensive gardens, and comes with an attached cottage. Built in 1885, Passaford House is in the sought after village of Dore, on the cusp of the Peak District. It boasts many period features within its luxurious accommodation.  Along with the hallway, drawing room and lounge, is a […]

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Yorkshire farmhouse with far-reaching views – £430,000

Yorkshire farmhouse with far-reaching views – £430,000

This farmhouse sits in a rural hamlet of converted farm buildings within walking distance of the sought-after village of Rishworth, which is home to award-winning restaurants and the highly-regarded Rishworth School. The property comes with far-reaching views, 2.5 acres of land and is just a few minutes drive from the M62. A much-loved family home, […]

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REVEALED: The spookiest streets in Britain

REVEALED: The spookiest streets in Britain

Would you be brave enough to live on Vampire Road or Headless Close? With less than a week to go before Halloween, online estate agent HouseSimple.com reveals the 30 spookiest streets in Britain. According to HouseSimple.com just 19 people had the courage to buy a property on one of these streets since last Halloween, and there have […]

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Red, a colour for life, not just for Christmas

Red, a colour for life, not just for Christmas

Warm, rich and regal, red is a real show-stopper and with an impressive selection of vivacious and vibrant shades in Mylands palette, it’s easy to find the right hue;  each available in a choice of paint finish for beautiful homes, inside and out. Classic or contemporary, red is a joy to decorate with and it’s […]

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Are places of worship a noise nuisance for local residents?

The ringing of church bells and the call to prayer can be lovely reminders of reverence and joy to its listeners. But in the world of home moving and ‘buyer beware’ are places of worship a highlight or a nuisance for the local area? One doesn’t have to search too far into the headlines to […]

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