Home improvements

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 doors and windows, keeping the perimeter of your...

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...

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...

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...

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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...

Buying & selling

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 host – we settle down among cushions and cats...

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...

Sarah Beeny reveals all her favourite things

Sarah Beeny reveals all her favourite things

Best... influence? I’ve been influenced by lots of different people in different ways. I am always...

Most read articles

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,...

Interiors

Expert advice: New kitchen preparation tips

Expert advice: New kitchen preparation tips

The time has come for a new kitchen. So what do you need to make your hub of the home have that wow factor you want, combined with the practical...

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...

A useful guide to flooring

A useful guide to flooring

Your carpet has seen better days, you think, and needs replacing. This could be the ideal time for...