Archive for August, 2009

Planning the Perfect Kitchen

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

Planning or re-doing the kitchen can be a daunting thought but it needn’t be if the right precautions are taken and plans put in place. Most kitchen companies will offer a free planning and visual service which will leave you with a computer generated image – this must be taken advantage of.

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Style Rich but Space Poor

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

Living in a city centre apartment myself I know what it’s like to envisage big beautiful rooms with stunning décor and fabulous furniture, en suites in every room, secluded storage space to hide certain bits and pieces when we have visitors and a kitchen big enough to bake for a dozen.

But then I remind myself that even large home owners crave extra space and that making the most of what we’ve got is key in maintaining practicality whilst also showcasing style.

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First Impressions Count…

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

Quite often your garden isn’t the first thing people see so you need to make sure that your good taste and flair is exuded from the very moment someone sets eyes on your humble abode.

Making an impression on tenants, buyers or guests, the importance of a first impression is often underestimated.

Here are my top tips to ensure a favourable lasting impression is sustained…

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Move or Improve?

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

It’s something topical at the moment and today I’m going to be looking at improving rather than moving. It needn’t all be doom and gloom so let’s take the approach of injecting a lease of life into something old to create something new… well let’s face it, it’s worked for Joan Rivers!

As simple as it may seem, DIY, the option taken by many, can prove to be a drain on resources and often for very little gain. Amateur makeovers can quickly decrease the value of homes when the main driving forces are boredom and the desire for change, rather than a planned approach to a home re-vamp that’s more than just cosmetic.

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