Post-Holiday Blues: How To Get Over Them Quickly

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We all know there are certain illnesses that aren’t really a thing. For example, Man-Flu is one-hundred percent made up. However, one of the few that is totally real is the Post-Holiday Blues, when the harsh reality of real-life smacks you in the face like a rattle launched by a toddler. It’s horrendous. A few hours previous and you were feeling about as relaxed as they come, but this all got turned on its head the moment you landed back home. Read the rest of this entry »

Back To Basics: The Starting Point Of Attic Renovation

Let’ be honest; we could all do with more space at home. With a growing family and a house that’s doing no such thing, it’s important to make the most of any space you can find. Which is why many young parents opt for attic renovation. It’s the ideal way to make more room without tackling the mammoth task of moving house.

There are many articles about how to make the process of attic conversion, so that’s not what we’re going to focus on. Instead, we’re going to strip things back to basics. Before you even contemplate an attic renovation, you need to tackle the technicalities. Those are what we’ll be considering here. So, what technicalities are there?

The Condition Of Your Roof

Something many people fail to consider is the condition of their roof. You’re renovating the attic, after all. What does the roof have to do with anything? Put simply; it has a lot to do with everything when it comes to your attic space. Missing slates, for example, could lead to major trouble for your renovation if you don’t tackle the issue. Your attic is closer to the roof than any other room. As such, it’s the first place which will suffer if there’s a leak. Failing to check for issues like this before you start work could be a costly mistake. Read the rest of this entry »

Sprucing Up Your Home’s Exterior on a Shoestring

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If you’ve spent a lot of time and money making the inside of your house look fabulous, but you’ve neglected to give the outside of your home the same level of TLC, it could be letting you down, especially if you plan to sell your home in the future.

Your home’s exterior is obviously a lot more visible than the rest of your property, so it makes sense to spend some time sprucing it up. Here are some low-cost ways of doing just that: Read the rest of this entry »

Last Minute Gifts He’ll Be Absolutely Chuffed With

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It doesn’t matter how much you know your man, they are always the hardest person to buy for. Always. It is so infuriating. They are you are, wanting to show them how much you adore them through the medium of gentle consumerism, and all you seem to be doing is banging your head against the wall. Father’s Day, birthday, Christmas, Anniversary, it doesn’t matter. But why is it so hard? Because either they everything they could possibly want, buy the things they like or have a really eclectic taste that is like trying to decipher the Enigma Code. Read the rest of this entry »

Live A Cheaper Home Life Without Cutting Corners

Nobody would argue that it helps massively when you are able to save a little money. But knowing how to actually make that happen is something else altogether. If you are currently trying to make a change to how much money you spend on and in your home, then this post is likely to be of some help to you. As it happens, there are many changes you can make which will make a huge difference to how financially stable you are, and yet these changes will not take much, if anything, away from your quality of life. Let’s have a look at what these are, so that you can get a better sense of what we are talking about here.

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