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Giving nature a home in South Yorkshire

Giving nature a home in South Yorkshire

Housebuilder, David Wilson Homes, has announced the renewal and extension of a unique partnership with the RSPB for another three years. The partnership aims to deliver more wildlife friendly housing across Doncaster, helping to give nature a home. David Wilson Homes and the RSPB will work together to boost biodiversity and promote wildlife at developments […]

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Benefits of retiring to a brand new home

Benefits of retiring to a brand new home

If you are looking to move home when you retire, how will you choose a property that is right for you? An estimated 450,000 moves made each year are by those aged over 50. These people are also known as the ‘last-time’ buyers, with many hoping to make their later years the best. In a […]

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Simple steps to your own eco-garden

Simple steps to your own eco-garden

A beautiful garden can also quite easily be made in to a thriving ecosystem and wildlife haven. Companion planting is about keeping plants that benefit each other, and inter-planting is another good strategy, as it combines plants whose growth and maturity cycles complement each other, for example, by providing shade or loosening earth. Bees are […]

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Home improvements that add value to your property

Home improvements that add value to your property

As National Home Improvement Month begins,  it is revealed that UK homeowners have spent a total of £41 billion doing up their homes over the last five years – an average of £1,875 each. With growing house prices making it increasingly difficult to move up the ladder, nearly three in four (73 per cent) homeowners have […]

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Ways to use your home for a stress-free retirement

Ways to use your home for a stress-free retirement

If you are retired, or plan to retire in the not-so-distant future, you may be considering ways to wind down and streamline your financial commitments, so you can enjoy the retirement you deserve. A great way to limit your financial outgoings or bolster your bank balance is to utilise your property. Your home is likely […]

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7 Tips for Hallway Storage When You Have Limited Space

7 Tips for Hallway Storage When You Have Limited Space

Original article first published on Houzz Good storage is the first line of defence against clutter, but if you’re lacking in hallway space, it can be difficult to keep on top of everyday items such as coats, bags and shoes. Fear not – these smart storage solutions should give you plenty of ideas for how […]

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Biggest property turn-offs for buyers

Biggest property turn-offs for buyers

Buying or selling a house is more stressful than being made redundant, getting divorced or going bankrupt, according to a report from EstatesDirect.com (source the Independent, 2014). The study of 2,000 adults showed that more than a quarter had suffered bad experiences with an estate agent, and 45 per cent had difficult time with their […]

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Thinking of a kitchen extension? Here’s a beginner’s guide

Thinking of a kitchen extension? Here’s a beginner’s guide

Original article first published on Houzz Where once kitchens were small spaces to be concealed, people now love to have large, open cookspaces that form an important part of living. Extending a home to create that big, airy space is increasingly popular – and it’s a great way to add value, too. Here’s what you […]

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Abbeydale Road is a place “on the up”

Abbeydale Road is a place “on the up”

The very long, very busy Abbeydale Road is attracting new interest!It’s a popular place to live. Despite the bustle of the main road, the streets behind it are surprisingly peaceful. James Ross, director at Eadon, Lockwood and Riddle, said there is a “definite change” around the lower Abbeydale Road area, with more owner occupiers moving […]

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How to get your garden ready for spring

How to get your garden ready for spring

Original article first published on Houzz Dreaming of a bright summer garden but the reality is a dreary plot of dead perennials, soggy grass and a lot of winter clutter? Take heart from the fact you’re not alone and follow these simple ideas to inspire you to plan ahead for the spring – and perhaps […]

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