Home improvements

Real life: ‘My new home has woodworm!’

Real life: ‘My new home has woodworm!’

When my husband, Matt, and I moved into our end-of-terrace cottage last year, we were delighted with our first home. We did some redecorating in...

What kind of damp is affecting my home?

What kind of damp is affecting my home?

Controlling damp is fast becoming part of everyday life for millions of people in the UK. Finding a...

Plan your bedroom

Plan your bedroom

Whatever you want your bedroom to be, one thing is clear: don’t hold back. Whether a calm, restful...

How to heat your home efficiently

How to heat your home efficiently

SEMI-DETACHED SUBURBAN HOUSE: Wood-burning stove Homeowners with autonomy can adapt their heating...

5 ways to keep your home safe

5 ways to keep your home safe

When it comes to protecting your home, some decisions are no-brainers: putting strong locks on the...

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Outside

Top 10 vegetables to grow over the winter

Top 10 vegetables to grow over the winter

Cold weather is no excuse for not growing any vegetables – you just need to research carefully and pick the species that are hardy enough to thrive...

A beginner’s guide to keeping chickens

A beginner’s guide to keeping chickens

Fresh eggs every day, a motivation for going outside, the joy of keeping animals and the...

Interiors

4 colour combos that will revive your home

4 colour combos that will revive your home

SHADES OF DIFFERENCE Pale olive and turquoise: two greens together may sound like a miss but they actually look sensational. The striking black wall,...

Stylish ways to add plants into your home

Stylish ways to add plants into your home

One thing people want on property programmes is ‘outside space’. It’s a common human desire to...

How to get the best night's sleep

How to get the best night's sleep

Sleep is the best meditation, according to the Dalai Lama, which is all very well, but if your bed...

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Buying & selling

How to get on the property ladder

How to get on the property ladder

Q. What are the three most common expenses buyers forget to account for? A. The most frequently forgotten expense is stamp duty – either that this...

How to sell your home – FAST

How to sell your home – FAST

Daryl Gray and his wife Heather viewed dozens of properties before they found the sort of home they...

Who is the real Sarah Beeny?

Who is the real Sarah Beeny?

Welcoming me into her large yet endearingly casual home in south London, Sarah Beeny is an excellent...

Renovations

Real life renovations: ‘We used our garden to extend’

Real life renovations: ‘We used our garden to extend’

THE COSTS MATERIALS: £76,000 LABOUR: £62,000 FURNITURE AND ACCESSORIES: £4,000 TOTAL: £142,000 Family time was the main aim when my husband, Alex,...