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,...

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...

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Home improvements

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 systems without needing to completely change their...

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...

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...

Outside

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 satisfaction of a successful project… what’s not to love...

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...

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Interiors

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 is substandard, it can be difficult to get a night...

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...

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...