We all have dreams. We do. Some of us will want to have a beautiful family and be the best possible parent that we could be. Some of us will want to start a company and earn as much money as possible. And some of us want something somewhere in between the two. And a huge part of that can be getting the house of your dreams. Because if you’re thinking about it, we all have a ‘dream home’ in our minds. Maybe you want a gorgeous house with beautiful views? Or a huge kitchen so that you can host more? Or a luxury apartment with a doorman? No matter what you want, you can get it. You just have to be conscious. So let’s see how you can do that.
Having people over is a great way of catching up with them in a more private setting, and it also gives you the chance to show off the home that you’ve worked hard for. You’ve probably been over to friends homes and admired their hard work while enjoying their company, so it’s understandable that you want to create a night to remember when it’s your turn to be the hostess. Luckily for you, we’ve compiled some tips and tricks on how you can be the hostess with the mostest.
Nobody expects the British summer to deliver good weather, but it seems our luck has changed this year! While we’re used to dealing with downpours and rained-off Wimbledon finals, we’ve been very fortunate to have some good sunshine.
Planning for the worst has meant many of us have neglected are gardens – thinking they won’t be used much over the summer months. But now that things are on the up, and talk of BBQs and garden parties is underway, it might be time for some late action.
I feel when you picture your own house and see so many insta-inspiration pics of what you’re going to create, you have the idea in your mind that you will move in and instantly do the whole place up to perfection as you wished. The reality is it takes a long time to create your dream home and there is always something else to do or pay for that month and the decor and organising of your home seems to get pushed back, or at least in my case it has. Organising my home and having everything where and how I want it is definitely a benefit of living alone. No matter the size of your home any storage tips can always come in handy to make sure you have the most space for all of your things.
In the wake of yet another increase in energy prices, a lot of people have started using wood burning stoves to heat their homes instead, in the hope that it’ll be cheaper. If you’re worried about the cost of heating the house, or you just think that it’d look great, consider these pros and cons of wood burning fires before you decide whether to get one or not.
Until I bought my own house, I was unaware on how many different things there was to decide on when it comes to the interior. Simply choosing a colour for the wall and the carpet is only the start of it. We have lived in our house over a year now and there is still so much to do and we always end up saying ‘we will get that next month’ and it never happens. There are so many finishing touches which I need to get round to doing such as mirrors, wall art, rugs and wall paper just to complete the house with the look I’m going for. I had so many visual ideas of what exactly my house to be had to look like so putting the ideas into the real thing is very exciting. However, I definitely need help when knowing exactly what to choose and what will go with what. This handy little guide on one of the many things you need to keep in mind when decorating your house, how to choose the perfect rug.
With spring fast approaching (finally), there’s no better time to start thinking about your garden, or any outdoor space you’re lucky enough to have. There’s nothing quite like a morning stroll around your outside environment, with a cup of something hot, and the chance to listen and watch as the world wakes up. However big or small your garden is, it’s an environment with plenty of potential, much like any other room in your home, and you’ll never regret making the most of it. With such a focus on healthy eating and fresh, unprocessed ingredients in today’s media; you’ll already understand the benefits that fresh fruit, vegetables, and herbs can bring to your life (and dinner plate). And, growing-your-own is fast becoming a hobby and a way of life for many.
Don’t deny it – we’re all influenced by the American Dream. Hollywood wants us to travel to the west coast and take part in a Cinderella story. American sitcoms push the idea of a romantic meet-up with your happily ever after. Even the food is perceived to be the biggest and most delicious in the world. Everything about the United States is appealing, and that includes the houses. A ‘Little House on the Prairie’ is a dream property whether you’re from the North East of England or New England. Below are the tips that can help you bring a little piece of the States to your front door. Enjoy!
The weather might not be all that warm at the moment, but in just a few short months, that will all change. The fact is that summer is coming around quickly, which means that all too soon it will be sunbathing weather. Bearing that in mind, if your garden has ended up in somewhat of a messy state thanks to the winter weather and a lack of care, then you might want to start focusing on your garden’s care now, so that come summer it is a nice place to spend time in.
If you haven’t got a green thumb, don’t panic – below are some simple ideas for preparing your garden for summer. Take note of these tips and ideas, and come summer you will have a beautiful garden to relax and spend time in.
It might currently be winter, but in a few short months, Spring will be here, which means that it will be time to start glorifying your garden. You may not be able to do much to your outdoor space right now, but it pays to be prepared so that once the warmer weather appears, you can give your garden the overhaul that it needs.
With that in mind, below are some ideas and pieces of inspiration for ensuring that when you overhaul your garden ready for next spring and summer, you create a space that will be a perfect fit for you and your lifestyle. Whether you like to use your garden to soak up the sun and relax with a good book or you tend to use the space for entertaining, it doesn’t matter, the tips and pieces of inspiration below will come in handy.