Our top renovation product swaps to make big savings!

By | September 19th, 2017|Categories: All, Planning|

Home renovations can be so costly when you want everything to be perfect. Ultimately you might need to make some compromises along the way to make sure you don't blow your budget! We have rounded up our favourite product swaps which will save you significant amounts on your budget without compromising on finish or quality! 1.

5 of the best budget acrylic bathtubs

By | September 12th, 2017|Categories: All, Bathrooms|

Are you replacing your bathroom but don't want to spend a fortune? Acrylic bathtubs are a good option and have improved so much in quality in recent years - they are far stronger and more durable than they once were. We have chosen the best budget acrylic bathtubs that will look great in your bathroom

Where do I start with my extension?

By | September 8th, 2017|Categories: All, Extensions, Planning|

You've made the exciting decision to extend your home and can't wait to add more space and value! But where do you actually begin? Our handy step by step guide fills you in...breaking it down into simple steps! Image source Express Bi-Folding Doors Step 1 - Get planning!!! Before you speak to any professional,

11 tips to help sell your home

By | September 7th, 2017|Categories: All, Interiors|

Here are our top tips to help sell your home - and they may just increase the value too! 1. Keep your entrance smart It's worth tidying up the front of your entrance and getting rid of any clutter. Re-paint the front door to a welcoming shade such as a pale green, and put a couple of

Right to light – 5 things you need to know

By | September 3rd, 2017|Categories: All, Planning|

If you live in England or Wales and are extending your home, you must be aware of the right to light and how it will impact your neighbours property. Here are the key things you need to know about the right to light. 1. The right to light act is separate to planning permission There is

What you need to know about planning permission for extensions

By | August 23rd, 2017|Categories: All, Conversions, Extensions, Planning|

Applying for planning permission can be one of the most painful parts of starting your extension, especially if you have never been through the process before. But fear not, we have answered the most common questions around planning permission for extensions to help you get off to a smooth start! How much does it cost to

Should I choose bi-folding or sliding doors?

By | August 22nd, 2017|Categories: All, Windows & Doors|

Can't decide whether to choose aluminium bi-folding or sliding doors for your new extension? We look at the benefits of each to help you decide which is best for your home! Think about your budget If you are choosing the same style of aluminium frame, sliding doors will always come in more expensive due to

How to introduce green into your bathroom

By | August 9th, 2017|Categories: All, Bathrooms|

When Pantone announced greenery as the colour of the year for 2017, we saw various shades of green pop up everywhere around the home - from bold wallpaper prints to striking painted green kitchens units. Jo Crane, Designer and Showroom Manager at Ripples Bathrooms, explains how to introduce green into your bathroom, though products, pattern and

Expert advice – understanding the right to light

By | August 9th, 2017|Categories: All, Planning|

If you are a home owner developing your property or your neighbour is carrying out some work to their property, it's important you both understand where you stand with regards to the right to light. We caught up with the Right of Light Consulting who are a team of Chartered Surveyors specialising in all aspects

5 of the best patterned bathroom floor tiles

By | August 4th, 2017|Categories: All, Bathrooms|

Patterned tiles are having a real moment in the bathroom and are a great way to add some texture or colour. We have picked out our favourite patterned bathroom floor tiles to inspire you! 1. Toulouse Pont-Neuf Tiles, Fired Earth (£191 per m²) We adore the French look of these classic Encaustic tiles by Fired Earth.

5 of our favourite patterned rugs

By | July 26th, 2017|Categories: All, Interiors|

The perfect rug can completely change the look of your room whilst making it more homely and comfortable too. We have chosen our favourite patterned rugs to add some style to your home! 1. Afaw Berber Style Rug, La Redoute (from £99) This rug is so famous it's got it's own Instagram account (check it out for

7 stylish bathroom storage solutions

By | July 13th, 2017|Categories: All, Bathrooms|

Whether you have a large family bathroom or a compact shower room, we have chosen our favourite stylish bathroom storage solutions to maximise your space and keep your bathroom looking fabulous! 1. Waffle Wall Storage, Loaf (£95) This wire rack from Loaf which will give your bathroom an instant update, channelling the industrial look that

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