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How to save with green home improvements
Energy prices are continually being increased by national suppliers, cranking up your annual gas and electricity bills at an alarming rate. But there are plenty of ways to combat this hike in prices and suitable options for homeowners on varying budgets.
It’s a sad state of affairs but the average household energy bills have doubled since 2004 and experts warn this could be repeated over the next decade. However, the good news is you don’t have to sit back and watch the money pouring out of your bank account.
It will cost a little to make home improvements sufficient enough to counter the rising costs of National Grid energy, but it’s better this than waste more and more money every year on bills. There are also opportunities to earn with the improvements you make too. (more…)
If you are looking to upgrade your home, you might be put off by the thought of a huge budget. But what if we were to tell you that you could renovate your home on a budget? It is possible.
One of the best ways to upgrade your home for less is to do it bit by bit. That way, you only have to put aside small sums of money rather that a huge lump that will take you a long time to save up for.
Here are some ideas to help you save money when you’re renovating your home. Continue reading…
It’s National Unplugging Day, the day when parents around the UK pledge to spend the entire day without technology. Whilst the aim of this day is to allow families to increase their emotional and physical wellbeing by tackling technology overuse, it’s also a great way to help the environment.
The thousands of different gadgets available now all need electricity to power on or charge up. That means that many of us have seen our bills rise in the past decade or so. Simply cutting down on how often you use technology can make a huge difference.
So what can you do to enjoy National Unplugging Day? We’ve put together a few ideas. Continue reading…
For lots of us, a second bathroom is essential. We can’t imagine the days when homes didn’t even have bathrooms, and we had to make do with a tin bath and an outside loo.
If you haven’t got a second bathroom already, you’re probably trying to find out where you can fit one.
Whether you’ve already got a second loo tucked away downstairs somewhere or you’re still trying to find the perfect place, here are some ideas for how to create a second bathroom that guests will envy. Continue reading…
Are you planning to sell your home in the near future? We all know that our homes need to look the best if we want to get the asking price. But did you know that the kitchen and bathroom are the top rooms that buyers look for in a property? That’s why it’s important to make sure they’re looking their best. Continue reading…
A loft conversion is a great way to maximise space in your home. It increases the value of your property by up to 20%, can benefit from sunlight for most of the day and has an interesting ceiling shape.
The chances are that you already know what you want to use your loft conversion for, as most people convert their loft for a specific reason.
Whether that be a bedroom, study or even a bar, find out how to make the most of your conversion. Continue reading…