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From My Radar to Yours: What's new in interiorsI have been meaning to start a regular news page for ages. In the absence of time to create a proper newsletter, I thought I would start a monthly round up here which will be mostly press releases and information that you might find useful - you can bookmark these pages - but also interesting features that have caught my eye.

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Monday Inspiration: Let's Bring the Outdoors InI went out on a job last week. A proper get up early to be on set, fill the cab with props sort of job.

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What you should consider while you are making a repair in the apartmentRepair and redevelopment of an apartment is a troublesome and costly affair in itself. And not everyone can afford to hire a designer.

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How Do Roof Insurance Claims Work?Dealing with roof damage in the event of a major storm is an undoubtedly stressful time in your life.

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Coronavirus: Safety features for your workplaceWhilst many of your employees may be working from home for most the week, there are the occasional days that they may need to go into the office.

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Improving Your Home's External AestheticsLooking at improving your homes external aesthetics then this UK Home Improvement article with top tips is perfect for you.

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The Househunter: Pretty in PinkFrom the candy pink of stylist Siouxsie Dickens to the pale pink of this weeks Victorian terrace I think we can safely say that pink is gaining ground as the new neutral of choice.

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My New Shop Remodel!If you've been following my journey, you'll know that I purchased a metal building and am turning it into a retail space and production shop.

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3 Hidden Electrical Fire Hazards in Your HomeElectronic appliances, equipment and wiring keep our homes lit, cool and connected. But these same luxuries can create hazards and cause electrical fires, serious injuries and property damage.

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Presenting: America's top 10 shelter dog makeovers of 2020Need someone to hug? They're there. Need a workout buddy? They jump at the chance.

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Considerations When Choosing the Perfect Fencing for Your SchoolWhether you're setting up a new school building or are simply replacing old fences and perimeters around your premises, there are always going to be things to consider when looking into fencing for schools.

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How everyone can save on vital energy costsIt's something everyone in the U.S. needs and uses in their everyday lives - energy to keep the lights on, appliances working and homes cool or warm enough to be comfortable.

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10 of the best vasesOne of the best gifts I ever bought myself was a monthly subscription to a bunch of flowers.

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4 Pack-Extra Rich Incense, 4 PieceGonesh Incense is a great way to introduce the wonderful benefits of incense to your friends and family.

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4 ways you can help support veteransAccording to the National Institutes of Health, up to 30% of American military veterans experience post-traumatic stress disorder after returning home from combat.

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6 simple tricks to cut fall cleaning time in halfKids, pets, changing seasons plus more time at home working and studying remotely means your house can become mighty messy rather quickly.

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Amazon Prime Day Bargains All DIYers NeedAmazon Prime Day is the perfect opportunity to grab all those DIY essentials you need at a fraction of the RRP.

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Bathroom Lighting: 10 Ways to get it rightAs part of my ongoing collaboration with Original BTC and Davey Lighting, today I am writing about bathroom lighting.

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Scary Halloween GraveyardCharlotte Smith of At Charlotte's House transformed her yard into a ghostly graveyard that's sure to send a shiver up anyone's spine this Halloween.

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Amazon Prime Day: Over 60% Off Home Security Products for 48 Hours Only!Make your home intruder-proof with these amazing Amazon Prime Day deals - with huge savings to be had, these 48-hour offers are too good to miss.

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Amazon Prime Day Garden Tools Deals Too Good to Miss!Amazon Prime Day doesn't disappoint when it comes to juicy deals on the biggest names in garden tools.

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Book Review: Bold British DesignSuddenly it seems that there is a raft of new interiors books so I thought I would share a few of them over the next couple of weeks as they might give your inspiration for your own spaces as well as brighten up your coffee tables or even, whisper it, work as presents as that time of year is looming.

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Creating A Ghostly Graveyard For HalloweenHalloween is spooky enough on it's own. However, when you add a ghostly graveyard filled with tombstones, skeletons, and smoke, it ups the eerie factor.

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Closet and Office Makeover on a BudgetIf your "Work from Home" space needs a refresh, check out this stylish closet and office makeover from Lauren Price of Lauren Elyce.

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Why your kitchen needs a sculleryThe scullery is turning up more frequently in American homes. The British term describes a separate room off the kitchen where messy prep work and unattractive clean-up tasks like pot scrubbing can be done out of sight - a major asset in today's open-plan houses.

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Why Choose a Custom Pool Builder?UK Home Improvements team up with Ashton Pools to bring you these top reasons why you should choose a customer pool builder.

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Stop Sewers From Backing UpWell UK Home Improvement have teamed up with 1st Call Drains to bring this need to know article.

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Beautiful Rooms: Monday InspirationA round up of pictures that have caught my eye over the last week. And one of the things that struck me, after I had decided on the final five, was that three of them are product shots and so I got to thinking& you know the rest but actually if you like SATC you will love this are companies having to try harder to attract customers during a...

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5 Hardscape Ideas to Make Your Backyard BeautifulIf you feel overwhelmed by backyard upkeep, you may be focusing too much attention on softscape and not enough on hardscape ideas.

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Agents' delight as mortgage lending bounces backAccording to Bank of England figures, mortgage approvals in the month July have beaten their expectations.

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Outdoor Pizza Oven  Build It Yourself Or Buy One?Then UK Home Improvement is here to help with this Pizza Oven guide.

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What All Puppy Owners Should Know About Feeding Their PuppiesNew puppy owners have plenty of questions when it comes to their new pet - about training their puppy, puppy-proofing their home and what behaviors are considered 'normal' for a growing dog.

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5 ways to embrace the space beneath your deckMany homeowners don't realize that the space below a deck can offer tremendous potential. With a little creativity and the simple addition of an under-deck drainage system, the area beneath a deck can be used for any number of purposes from additional living space to discreet and waterproof storage.

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DIY Pegboard Wall OrganizerLearn how to create a fun DIY pegboard wall organizer for your home in one day with free plans and video tutorial from DIY Huntress!

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Easy Method for Curved StairsNormal stair cases are tricky, curved stair cases are a different level of tricky. In this video I'll show you a unique and easy method we used to build this set of curved stairs to go up to the floating tree deck that I built.

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Four Ways to Create the Perfect Relaxing Bathroom AtmosphereThat said, too many people do not know how to recreate the perfect relaxing bathroom atmosphere that is seen so often on television and in films.

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The Househunter: White Beachside DecorThis, however, is relaxed beachside and, for me at least, the perfect coastal look. I find the classic blue and white a little cliched with its shells and rope lights but perhaps it's actually the difference between that American Hamptons beach look and the more relaxed, oh never mind if the dog is on the sofa, English version.

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Creating a Spooky Cemetery Front Porch for HalloweenWhen it's finally the time of year for Halloween, everyone loves to decorate their home to celebrate.

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A Colorful Planked Wall Treatment For Our Son's RoomHoo boy, today's post has all the good stuff: murder, mystery, INTRIGUE! Just kidding it actually has none of that.

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Tips to clean and refresh grout when preparing your home for the holidaysTips to clean and refresh grout when preparing your home for the holidays.

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Decorating with Bold Colour: A House Tour with Sophie RobinsonAnd I said I felt that the stairs should be allowed to stand out in their own right and suggested this lovely Spot and Stripe fabric by Ottoline Devries on the basis that the colours matched the floor and walls but it introduced another pattern but that also would work in the background to leave the stairs as the star of the room.

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The Pros and Cons of Walk-In ShowersSleek, luxurious and modern - three words that come to mind when you think of a walk-in shower, right?

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6 ways to reduce single-use plastic during a pandemicThe COVID-19 pandemic has increased in the consumption of single-use plastic as disposable mask and glove usage has skyrocketed.

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Celebrating Halloween: Zombies and Skeletons StyleSpooky season is in full effect, quarantine style. Stacey-Ann Blake of Design Addict Mom decided to celebrate Halloween a little differently this year by styling her front "grave" yard.

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Celebrating Halloween with Zombies and Skeletons StyleSpooky season is in full effect, quarantine style. Stacey-Ann Blake of Design Addict Mom decided to celebrate Halloween a little differently this year by styling her front "grave" yard.

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Living Room Refresh Just in Time For The Fall SeasonMaria Valero from Maca's Diary gave her living room a much needed refresh.

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Creating A Bohemian Chic Guest Bedroom For FallACarolina Mastrangelo from Carola MM upgraded her guest bedroom with warm colors to create a cozy space for fall.

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How To Get The Storage RightIts the one thing we all want more of. And yet its also true that the more storage we have the more we expand to fill the space.

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Member Benefits Premium: Save money with Rated PeopleWhen you're a self-employed tradesperson, the everyday expenses of running a small business can really add up.

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Haven't you always wanted a high-end bidet? Here's what to look forHaven't you always wanted a high-end bidet? Here's what to look for.

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5 do's and don'ts of fire safetyA fire department responds to a fire every 24 seconds, and a small flame can turn into a major fire rapidly.

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Monday Inspiration: Beautiful RoomsFocusing on kitchens and bathrooms this week as these are the hardest to get right, the most expensive and yet the most important rooms in the house.

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5 Tips to Choose the Safest Space HeaterWatch this video to find out what to look for when buying a space heater for your home, and safety guidelines when using space heaters.

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A Guide on Choosing Window TreatmentMost homeowners think window treatment is like the icing on the cake, but it is like the ingredient used in the cake.

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Optimize your resources through content aggregationWhether you know it or not, you're using content aggregation as we speak. How did you find this article?

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How to Convert Closets to Built-In ShelvesA step-by-step tutorial for converting closets into built-in shelves and a living room office transformation.

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5 Tips to Slash Heating Bills This FallHeating a home may keep you comfortable, but it also can be expensive. Looking to reduce your heating bills?

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What You Should Know About Heated FloorsYour home's best heating source could exist just beneath your feet.

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How you can make a difference in an animal's lifeHow you can make a difference in an animal’s life.

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How to be productive when working from homeWhether it's full time or just a few days a week, millions of us around the UK are working from home in some way.

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The Househunter: The Fashion Stylist's HouseIm excited to show you round this house belonging to fashion stylist Siouxsie Dickens, and also to have discovered a new estate agent with lovely houses to browse.

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3 healthy home projects to improve indoor environmental qualityHow healthy is your house? After spending more time at home due to quarantine and social distancing, many homeowners are asking themselves this question.

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With millions more cooking at home, here's how to guard against dangerous kitchen firesWith millions more cooking at home, here's how to guard against dangerous kitchen fires.

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Hire A Professional Carpet Cleaner, or Buy a Steam Cleaner?Have you thought about buying a steam cleaning and doing it yourself? Find out the pros and cons of each.

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Seven of the best small tablesA look at the best small tables with Kate Watson-Smyth and how to choose the right design to work within your room scheme.

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Are Your Shop Tools Accurate?What good are tools if they aren't accurate? In this video I cover how to check for accuracy on 7 most used shop tools.

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Green Homes Grant: How to Apply, Eligibility Criteria and MoreYou can apply now for Green Homes Grant vouchers up to £5,000.

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How to Apply for the Green Homes GrantApply now for vouchers up to £5,000 on the Green Homes Grant to make energy-efficient home improvements.

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Steps to Prevent Your Packages From Getting StolenThe problem of porch pirates is quite rampant across the world. People have to deal with stolen packages all the time.

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Our Low-Maintenance, Multi-Function Deck SpaceIn addition to our 1400 square feet of indoor space, we're lucky that our house also has some pretty great outdoor spaces - including a large second-story deck off of our family room.

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She Shed Ideas: Inspiration for a Beautiful, Stylish GetawayIf you want a she shed, but aren't sure where to start, here are some ideas to create the perfect getaway for crafting, painting or woodworking.

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Splendor in September Showcases a Beautiful Bathroom by Monk'sEnjoy 50 gorgeously designed spaces at the 2020 Mansion in May at Tyvan Hill.

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Transform Your Front Yard into a Haunted Graveyard for HalloweenJodi Bond of House on a Sugar Hill transformed her walkway and front yard into a graveyard display that would make anyone's hair rise.

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Be Your Own Guest This FallRashida Banks was able to find happiness in fall home decor by designing a space that's true to her style and perfect for the season.

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Domestic Violence Shelters Helping Survivors Heal With Their PetsPets are family. They provide unconditional love and support. Unfortunately, many crucial resources for victims of domestic abuse don't factor in their pets, creating a heartbreaking dilemma.

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In-app calling featureNo more answering unknown calls because homeowners and tradespeople can now speak on the phone without leaving the Rated People app.

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Dual-flush toilets 'wasting more water than they save'Thames Water says design is more likely to leak as Waterwise warns 400m litres are being lost from UK toilets a day.

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My Home Office PlansAfter the 10th conversation about what I would do to the kitchen if we had the money and the justification for doing so, I heard the Mad Husband say to a friend: Shes got that look in her eye.

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Bookshelf Closet MakeoverHow many of us own a closet that has become an unorganized, cluttered storage space?

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Clowning Around with Color for HalloweenJenna Pilant of Room Bloom Design brought her colorful style and a clown or two, to her front porch for a festive Halloween display.

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7 best ways to get rid of your bulky rubbishBulky Waste is always an issue, especially in Lockdown.

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Staying Home More This Winter? 12 Tips for Preparing Your FireplaceTemperatures are dropping and leaves are changing. It must be fireplace season. Now through the fall and into the winter, it's likely we'll be spending more time around our fireplaces than any year prior.

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Bring personalized expression into kitchen designPersonalizing a kitchen's design is an opportunity to showcase true individuality. The space will feel like a true reflection of self when finished with handpicked details.

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How to Create Paver Columns for Outdoor LightingThese paver columns are an attractive gateway to your patio, and each column supports a metal post for mounting outdoor lighting such as cafe lights.

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The Perfect Waterproof Storage Box, Indoors or OutNot all storage bins are equal in quality, and a waterproof storage box comes in handy in your garage, workshop or shed.

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DIY Guest Room/Home Office MakeoverYeah& I know. So good! Saving space with a DIY Murphy Bed was one of the best calls in this room, and being able to pair it with furniture and decor from Home Decorators Collection on The Home Depot’s online shop was a dream!

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How to Repair and Paint Melamine CabinetsMelamine cabinets, which are made of plastic, are popular for their look and price — then they start to peel.

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The Househunter: A stunning warehouse conversionTime for a full on fantasy Friday I think. If the weeks news has got you down then come on over and lets go for a poke around this fabulous, huge warehouse conversion and you can imagine filling it with all your fantasy furniture and family as well.

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We're Finally Taking Advantage Of Our Tall Ceilings!While putting together our house's before and after page and paint color / source page last week, we realized that the photos for a couple of rooms were already looking out of date.

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The Benefits of Using Self-Storage During Renovation ProjectsThe biggest benefit of opting for self-storage during renovation projects is that you can rest assured that your items are safe, out of harm’s way and won’t be contaminated by dust and spills.

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Why Plantation Shutters are the Hottest Window Treatment This YearLooking to add a something to your rooms then this article is for you.

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Outdoor Wall Lights: 9 of the Best Buys for Lighting the Exterior of your HomeOutdoor wall lights shouldn't just illuminate your home, but also protect and ward off unwanted visitors — find out which one is right for you.

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House Tour with cookery writer Skye McAlpineRegular visitors may remember that I visited Skye McAlpine's London flat a couple of years ago just as she put it on the market  remember those gorgeous plaster pink walls and open shelving?

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DIY Painted Wall Paneling and McNay Project Update!A complete step-by-step tutorial for how to paint wood paneling on walls with full supply list for a simple paint update that lasts.

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Deck Building In The TreesNow that the framing of the substructure of this deck is done, we needed to work on the rim joist.

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Your Source for Beautiful Kitchen Cabinets and OrganizersPlanning your dream kitchen? Cabinets usually take up the most space, so here are tips to choose some that are functional, stylish and affordable.

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The Best Way To Create More Bedrooms In Your PropertyWhether you’re expecting an additional family member that you’ll need to make room for or you’re simply looking for space to make your guests feel more comfortable when they’re staying over, an extra bedroom can be a much-needed addition to the family home.

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DIY projects to upgrade outdoor living spacesThe ever-growing popularity of outdoor living combined with more time spent at home is causing many of us to tackle exterior home improvement projects.

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Cheap Bathroom Suites: Our Guide to the Best Budget BuysCheap bathroom suites need not spell poor quality. Our round up of the best low cost bathrooms currently on the market will help you create your dream space without breaking the budget.

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11 Tricky Clamping SolutionsThis video is all about solutions for tricky clamping situations when the usual methods just won't work.

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Win A£500 or a A£50 Amazon voucher to celebrate our 15 year anniversary!15 years of home improvement stories, and we want to hear yours. What better way to celebrate 15 years of helping homeowners find great tradespeople than by looking back at some of the UK's best home improvement stories.

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The Flexible Living Report: How Working From Home has changed our housesIts not news to say that the way we use our homes has dramatically changed over the last six months as we learn to work from home, school from home and get used to all being within the same four walls all the time.

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Construction projects full steam ahead before potential second waveConstruction projects across the UK are working at full capacity as homeowners, developers and builders try to maximise production before the next covid-19 wave occurs.

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Cabinets To Go: Why Shopping Here Will Wow YouWe're talking with Joe Levans, the vice president of Store Operations at Cabinets To Go, on this special Today's Homeowner Podcast.

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Creating a Spooky Carnival Porch Display for HalloweenMarissa Ashcraft of One CrafDIY Girl was able to transform her front porch into a sight her neighbors will never forge this Halloween.

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How to throw an outdoor "Mask-querade" Halloween PartyLuckily, Nickell Morgan of Simply Handmade shared her idea of an intimate, social distancing halloween gathering right in her yard.

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How to Throw an Outdoor "Mask-querade" Halloween PartyHoliday season this year will be a bit different, especially Halloween. We're used to dressing up, trick-or-treating from house to house in the neighborhood with family and throwing large, fancy costume parties.

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How to Protect a Kitchen Sink Cabinet from Water DamageYour kitchen sink cabinet shouldn't get wet, but it does. Watch this video to see how easy — and inexpensive!

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Building a Treehouse DeckIf you've been following my journey, you'll know that I purchased a commercial space, called The Wood Shed, here in the Hill Country of Texas.

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Sails vs BlindsChoosing a shading solution for your conservatory is a key decision that will enhance the comfort, usability and beauty of your space.

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Full Guide To Trade Apprenticeships 2020Whether you're about to leave school or you're a seasoned worker looking to change careers, an apprenticeship is a great opportunity to earn money, a qualification and hands-on experience at the same time.

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Attend the Virtual Homebuilding and Renovating Autumn Show for Free!The Virtual Homebuilding and Renovating Show will return on 26-27 September to help provide advice and inspiration for your self build or renovation project.

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The Househunter: Open Plan Living in a Victorian TerraceIt was a tricky choice this week  between the incredible folly conversion extension which was lovely to look at and the house that might give you some proper tips and ideas for your own spaces.

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5 fall tips for protecting your pet's healthWhether fall is when you switch out your exercise regimen or schedule your annual flu shot, staying healthy is at the top of most 'to do' lists right now.

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Choosing kitchen furnitureWe say the devil is in the details. And yes, it is definitely true, especially when it comes to kitchen furniture.

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The Benefits of Garage Door Servicing and MaintenanceAs a cornerstone of security, convenience and beauty of your home, garage doors need a little TLC to keep them performing well and looking great.

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Befores, Afters, and Sources For Our Current House& So Far, At LeastWe had other plans for this week's post, but then Hurricane Sally made her way ever-so-slowly through the gulf and gave us a few solid days of rain, rain, and more rain.

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Half of Homeowners Never Want to Move House AgainAlmost half of all home owners never waht to move home again, find out what they've done to create their perfect home.

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Shop Vintage for Second Hand SeptemberWe may already be halfway through the month but did you know it was second-hand September  an Oxfam campaign to ask people to shop secondhand for the whole month to prevent some of the 13 million clothing items that end up in landfill every week.

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How to Fill Grooves Before Painting PanelingThe height of wood paneling's popularity was between the 1950s and 1970s; the trend has returned, but some folks want flat, timeless walls.

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Water Damage Cleanup: What to Save and Toss After a HurricaneHurricanes bring devastating winds, rainfall and floodwater. While you're tackling water damage cleanup, here's our guide on what to keep!

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5 Easy Ways To Prepare Your Home For Storm SeasonClogged gutters can be a huge headache during storm season. If you don’t remove leaves and debris from your gutters, rain water can backup and pour down the side of your house, or even make its way under your roof line.

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Styling A Home Office with La RedouteThis Wednesdays Ad Break is with La Redoute, a company I have worked with every year for about six years now and am always happy to recommend their products.

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Tool School: Nail Guns 101New to woodworking? Join me this month for Tool School while we talk about nail guns 101!

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Haunted Mine Dragon Lair SceneGhouls and goblins may dominate the Halloween scene, but a giant dragon is sure to also delight and fright.

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Feature Wall Designs, Wallpaper and Paint IdeasAlmost three quarters of us are planning to improve our homes in some way this year, according to The Rated People Home Improvement Trends Report: 2020.

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Dulux Colour of the Year 2021So then this Brave Ground shade which is the Dulux Colour of the year 2021, which caused much consternation before it was swiftly followed by the deep plum which was revealed as the Graham and Brown Coty.

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5 Concrete DIY Projects to Tackle TodayCreating something with your own two hands is always special. These concrete DIY projects are fast, easy and affordable to tackle.

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How to Build a Beautiful Grill Surround with PaversNothing transforms a home from average to high-end like a built-in grill. But if a full outdoor kitchen is not in your home improvement budget, you can build a grill surround with pavers to get the look.

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DIY Drip Irrigation: The Easy Way to Water PlantsMake a DIY drip irrigation system for a fraction of the cost of a commercial system.

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Loft Conversions: Where Do I Start?Looking at converting you loft then you've found the right UK Home Improvement Blog. Find out where to start when converting your loft.

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Gas Safety Week 2020: How to make your property or business gas safeLandlords across the UK take pride in providing their tenants with a safe and warm home to live in.

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Gas Safety Week 2020: How to protect your homeFrom boilers and ovens to BBQs and fireplaces, gas appliances are common features in our homes.

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A plumber charged hundreds without a quote or invoiceAll that was needed was a ballcock replaced and it won't even explain how it cost that much.

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Monday Inspiration: Chequerboard FloorsPodcast listeners will know that on last weeks episode Sophie and I had a discussion about where trends will come from in the absence of trade shows and the fact that many of us are no longer strolling past high street windows and past showrooms.

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The Best Methods for Cutting and Gluing PVC PipePVC pipe is inexpensive, durable, versatile and easy to use for home improvement projects.

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Study: As American Homes Get Bigger, Apartments ShrinkOur houses have taken additional roles due to the pandemic. But how many of us actually have a home big enough to comfortably support these activities?

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FAQs for homeowners using the Rated People service during coronavirusLast updated: 16th September 2020 Should I invite a tradesperson into my home to do work?

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How to Attach a Wood Post to ConcreteIt’s not that difficult to attach a wood handrail post to a concrete walkway, patio or porch slab.

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Shed quarters: how to set up an office in your gardenWith no letup from Covid in sight, we look at how you can get more work space at home.

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DIY Modern Murphy BedLearn how to make a DIY modern murphy bed for your small space with free woodworking plans and a hardware kit from Rockelr.

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3 ways to keep senior pets happy and healthyAs members of the family, we love our pets unconditionally. We would do anything to ensure they live long and happy lives with us.

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The Househunter: A Gorgeous Victorian MaisonetteRegular visitors to these pages may recognise some of these rooms which are the work of one of my favourite interior designers, Emilie Fournet, who worked on this three bedroom maisonette which is now for sale via Savills.

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A Unique ExperienceThe process of taking raw material and turning it into something functional, has always struck me as a magical process.

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How Our Fireplace Makeover Plan Got SquashedIf you've followed along for a while you've seen our bedroom fireplace get a few updates over on Instagram Stories, but today we're telling the whole sordid tale of how our update ideas recently veered off-course.

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The best times of the year to do jobs to keep your home at its bestThe Rated People calendar guide to house and garden jobs, by season and month Your home is your castle, and like every castle it deserves the best upkeep and care.

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Home Maintenance Tasks: When to Call in a ProfessionalThere are certain home maintenance tasks you can do yourself but sometime it's best to call in a professional find out which these are with these top tips.

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An Interview with Skin of Skunk Anansie and the Dulux Colour Of The YearSadly we were unable to have a real house tour as she was in her house in Ibiza at the time of recording but we covered a lot of ground including why she has flying ducks on the wall and how, at the age of 15 she nearly lost her job in the furniture department of BHS when she tried to educate them about apartheid.

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Why You Should Use Nail Polish on Your ToolsThere aren't many reasons to use nail polish in your workshop, but here's one of them.

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What are electric radiators?Electric radiators are a type of heating system that are fixed to the wall. They work by connecting to the electricity grid through your power sockets.

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Tips for keeping your home pest-free this fallAutumn is a wonderful time of year - leaves show brilliant colors, there's a refreshing crispness in the air - but, unfortunately, more bugs and rodents are finding their way into your home.

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Falling into home safetyWhile the crisp autumn air signals the change of seasons, it also brings fire safety risks associated with fall activities, such as getting cozy around a campfire and burning candles.

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How To Bring Light into Your HallThis came up in the comments last week and I thought it would be a good topic to write about as so many of us have small, dark, narrow halls and thats if we even have one at all.

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5 Garden Design Tips for a Green, Beautiful BackyardWhen it comes to the state of our planet, each one of us can do something to reduce our carbon footprint — start with these garden design tips.

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Home Maintenance Costs You Can Expect, State by StateBuying your first home can be one of the most thrilling experiences, but while you determine the price range you’re willing to pay, don’t forget about the cost of home maintenance.

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Living Spaces Study: People Want More Space, Less StuffPeople have had more time and opportunity to evaluate their living spaces, and their needs, during the coronavirus pandemic.

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How to Choose The Best Portable Air CompressorA portable air compressor is the best device for any household or construction site that uses pneumatic tools.

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Get Five Issues for Just £5 in the Autumn SaleNever miss an issue of the UK's best-selling self build and renovation magazine.

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10 Stylish Contemporary Oak Frame HomesContemporary oak frame builds can be endlessly charming but a difficult balancing act — take a look at some amazing projects for inspiration.

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Monday Inspiration: A View with a RoomIs this it then? The 19yo has gone back to university  to his first student / shared house, which, in a marvellous piece of understatement he has acknowledged might not quite be to your taste.

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The 5 best ways to add value to your propertyLooking to sell you house but wanting to make sure it sells for it's full potential?

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HPD HALF PRICE DRAPES BOCH-174402-84-DW Extra Wide Blackout Room Darkening Curtain, 100 X 84, Neutral GreyHPD HALF PRICE DRAPES BOCH-174402-84-DW Extra Wide Blackout Room Darkening Curtain, 100 X 84, Neutral Grey.

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How to Seal Windows, Doors and TrimTemperature changes cause every home to expand, contract and crack. Sealing gaps around your home's windows, doors and trim is necessary to keep the elements outside, where they belong.

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The Househunter: The Interior Designer's HomeThis is a treat this week as we get to look around the home of an interior designer and while its £4m price tag may put some of you off its a treat for the inspiration and ideas so come on in.

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DIY Porch Swing FrameIn this video I'll be showing you how I made this A frame porch swing stand.

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How We Store Everything In Our Much Smaller KitchenLast week we shared how we painted our cabinets, and today we're taking you through the whole shebang of how they're organized.

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Solved: How to Resurface Spalling ConcreteConcrete can flake due to corrosion, impact and weathering. Fortunately, you don’t have to live with unsightly spalling concrete, or tear out a damaged patio and pour a new one.

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Modern Brick Design Ideas: 11 Inspirational ProjectsAdd a little extra flair to your self build or extension project with an elegant or interesting brick design — take a look at these gorgeous contemporary examples.

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Five of the best Kitchen StoolsThere are certain pieces of furniture that are essential to the functioning of any house - I have written before about the power of the Persian rug, the lure of antique furniture and the flexibility of the console table, but there is another that is so useful in any home and given that the WFH situation seems unlikely to change any time soon I...

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The Importance of Hiring a Skip During Home RenovationsIt's a necessary service for the cleaning of waste when doing work to your home, spring cleaning, and managing of waste on a new construction site.

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An easy way to protect your home and familySorry, but your browser does not support the video tag. - Would you know what to do if a fire broke out in your kitchen?

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3 ways to build a lasting dream deck with steel framingA recent Houzz survey reports that 1 in 5 homeowners who underwent home renovations in the last year made exterior upgrades to their property.

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Self Build: The Complete Beginner's GuideChoosing to self build allows you to create a home that is exactly tailored to your needs and can enable you to get more bang for your buck.

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How to Plan Your Dream Kitchen the Easy WayEvery home has a kitchen, but it may not be a dream kitchen where form meets function.

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Why Does My Fridge Smell?So, you want to know why your fridge smells? Here's the short answer: bacteria. Microbes thrive in areas that are moisture rich, which is why your fridge is such a hub.

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Top tips for weathering storm seasonSeptember is the most common month for hurricanes to make U.S. landfall, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association, and with severe storms and tornadoes appearing around the country, it is more important than ever to take steps and be prepared before, during and after a storm.

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The Power of PinkWelcome back. And so we slide into another month in this strangest of years. Yes, it's back to school and university for some, but with a very different feel this time round.

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How to Create a DIY Patio with Quikrete WalkMakerIf you want a patio, but don't want to pour a concrete slab, use Quikrete WalkMaker as a DIY-friendly solution.

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The hardest part of owning your first home after moving 20 times? Knowing where to startAfter living in 20 rented units over 24 years, I was suddenly a homeowner  and I allowed my emotional detachment with where I live to finally fall away.

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How to Make a Mini Greenhouse from a Soda BottleCreating a mini greenhouse is the perfect way to balance spring planting with Mother Nature's harsh temperatures.

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The Dimmer Switch That's Versatile and ConvenientLutron's Sunnata solves the common problems of other dimmer switches. Watch Jodi Marks' review to learn more about this product.

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August Postcards: I got the Inky BluesI first wrote this post back in February based around the Pantone colour of the year being classic, or navy blue, but since we heard on the podcast the other day that Ink is currently the best-selling kitchen colour at Neptune, I thought you might like a little inky inspiration to end this month of&.

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Pocket Friendly Ways To Boost The Value Of Your Commercial PropertyLocation is the single most influential factor in deciding the value of a commercial property.

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6 Benefits of Roller Garage DoorsWhen it comes to putting the finishing touches on your garage, you are probably going to be focusing on the shelves, the flooring, and the overall amount of organization space in the room, right?

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DIY Floating NightstandsI created a set of DIY floating nightstands for my bedroom. These are a great option for anyone who needs to access underbed storage!

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August Postcards: The Househunter Dream one bedroom flatOh how I loved this little one bedroom flat in Bristol and remember it&. you can remind yourself here.

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13 Tape Measure Tips!Here is a collection of Tape Measure Tips and Tricks that I personally find useful and worth sharing.

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Our Freshly Painted Mauve Kitchen CabinetsThe winning color = Sherwin Williams Artsy Pink. And today we're going to share how the whole cabinet painting project went, along with a couple of other updates we did to our old kitchen cabinets at the same time, including installing hidden hinges - which really did make a huge difference for a nice low price.

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Tips for jump-starting your next home project — safelyWhile health and safety concerns remain top of mind for all Americans, many are also using this season and the extra time at home to get started on long-awaited home improvement projects.

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Celebrate National Pet Bird Day, September 17, 2020Mark your calendar for September 17 because it is National Pet Bird Day! This very special annual day of celebration was created in 2019 by the Bird Enjoyment Advantage Koalition to recognize all of the wonderful ways in which pet birds enrich our lives as well as educate on the responsibilities and commitment that come with having a companion...

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Loft Conversion Ideas: Room and Staircase DesignsWhen was the last time you went into your loft? Home to winter coats, bulky suitcases and the odd spider, lofts are the least frequented areas of UK homes.

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Planning the Perfect Kitchen and BathroomKitchens and bathrooms are the two biggest investments you are likely to make when it comes to refurbishing your house.

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What is a Self Build Mortgage?We explain how in this useful guide. Plus compare the latest self build mortgage deals.

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3 Easy Steps For Fast Relief to Heal Summertime Canine Hot SpotsIf you've ever seen hot spots on your dog, you know the havoc they can cause.

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Hallway Design: How to Set the Tone for Your HomeThis guide explains how it's done, including solutions to some of the common problems that occur when designing an entrance hall.

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Nourison Passion Grey Area Rug, 8'X102We offer swatch samples to help you find items that you love, and there is no shipping charge for Prime customers.

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August Postcards: How to decorate your home to boost your creativityI first ran this post just after the start of lockdown and while it was hugely relevant then I think we might have been reading it with a slightly distracted air.

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Easy DIY Vertical Shiplap WainscotingThe perfect beginner DIY project for how to install vertical wood planked walls and add character in any space on a small budget.

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The Benefits of Roman BlindsLooking to replace your curtains or blinds and considering Roman Blinds then this UK Home Improvement post on The Benefits of Roman blinds are for you.

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Have pets, will travel? Check out these pro tips on traveling with your furry friendsHave pets, will travel? Check out these pro tips on traveling with your furry friends.

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5 common home pests and how to eliminate themWho's enjoying your home the most, you or your household pests? Consider this: If you've seen just one pest, there could be hundreds that have been living in or around your home for at least a year.

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4 ways to Keep your Bathroom looking brand newTired of your outdated bathroom and wondering how to update it quickly and easily? Whilst bathroom renovations can be a costly and stressful task, there are many ways to give your space a refresh without having to replace every fixture and fitting.

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11 Brilliant Oak Frame Extension IdeasLet these amazing projects inspire you to enjoy the benefits of extra living space with the unparalleled elegance of oak frame.

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Electric Gate Designs To InspireLooking for for a new electric gate and need advice and inspiration then you're in luck as this UK Home Improvement article is just for you.

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August Postcards: Why every room needs vintage furnitureReturning to this post because its one of my most basic principles in interior design.

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Creating a NurserySome of Chelsea's home improvements, like creating a nursery, were needs. Others, like adding trim, were purely decorative.

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Do-It-Yourself Home Improvements Increase During COVID-19August 2020 — Home and garden centers, along with building materials suppliers and hardware stores, have seen a year-over-year sales increase of 22.6 percent, according to the latest U.S. Census Bureau report.

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How to Repair a Cracked Concrete DrivewayHere's how to repair and seal cracks in a concrete slab, such as a driveway, to prevent water from seeping beneath the slab and causing the soil to erode.

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Today's Homeowner Radio ShowStain failing on garage floors, stainless steel deck nails becoming rusty, and an air conditioner that's just not performing well on the second level — these are some of the problems that people often ask us about.

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Solved: Why Your Water Heater Stopped WorkingA water heater is a necessity in any home. But what do you do when the appliance stops working?

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The differences between double and triple glazingConsidering new windows for your property but want to know the difference between double glazing and triple glazing, then check out this article today.

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Best National Trust gardens in the UKBecause of the recent and ongoing social distancing regulations, most people are spending more time in their homes and gardens than ever before.

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5 tips for making your bathroom a relaxation stationAs Americans are spending more time at home in response to the pandemic, many are looking for ways to turn their living spaces into retreats of calm, comfort and well-being.

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Best Bathroom Paint: 5 Top Picks to Help Keep Moisture and Mould at BayLooking for the best bathroom paint but don't know how to choose? Here's our round-up of the best options from high street retailers and specialist brands.

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August Postcards: The Househunter colour soakingEver wondered what it would look like to really envelope a room in colour? Heres your chance with this post from last March.

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Stylish projects to personalize your homeThanks to the pandemic, most Americans are spending way more time at home, which makes it more important than ever that our living spaces reflect who we are as individuals and families.

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Multigenerational living: DIY and home improvements for the expanding familyThe American household is evolving. Traditional family households with parents and children up to 18 have transformed into a mix of various generations.

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A Before and After Look At Our BathroomSo as much as we prefer to live in a house for a while before doing big renovations we had no choice but to dive right into this one.

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August Postcards: Choosing a Colour PaletteA perennial dilemma for you today: how to choose a colour palette which might give you food for thought.

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2-10 Home Buyers Warranty ReviewRead our 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty review to learn about the company's coverage, cost, customer reviews and other features.

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DIY Folding BenchHey watch this... is it a bench, or... is it a table?... or is it a picnic table?

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Gardening, DIY and Home Garden Bars Popular in 2020As we have been spending more time at home so far this year, spending has increased on gardening, DIY and home bars.

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Bumper Sales Figures for UK House Sales in Summer 2020Despite all that's happening in 2020, UK summer time house sales are seeing bumper figures, find out what this means.

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Best Integrated Dishwashers: Keep a Clutter-free Home with These Top-rated Built-in DishwashersStruggling to choose the best integrated dishwasher for your kitchen? Compare popular brands including Bosch, Miele, Indesit and Neff and get the most for your money with this buyer's guide.

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Cabinet Refacing: A Budget-Friendly Option for Kitchen RemodelingNew cabinetry putting a strain on your kitchen remodeling budget? One alternative option to consider is cabinet refacing.

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Domestic Fires caused by Home Appliances are Steadily DecliningSome good news eventually - Find out how fires in the home caused by domestic appliances have been steadily declining.

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Do I Need a Conveyancer or a Solicitor?UK Home Improvements is here to help with a detailed breakdown of what you need to know.

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Find a Builder: Hiring the Right Person or Team for Your ProjectIt's not enough to just find a builder for your build, you'll need to make sure they're the right fit for the job.

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August Postcards: How To Get Your Partner to Agree to your Design PlansBecause this is a question I am asked every week so I thought you might fancy another read as sometimes you ignore a post when it doesnt apply to you and then suddenly it does.

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5 Home Security Tips for National Preparedness MonthAs many regions approach peak hurricane season - and others face dangerous wildfire and flooding periods of the year - it's imperative to take proactive steps to ensure loved ones and irreplaceable assets stay protected, even in the most unexpected circumstances.

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August Postcards: Using up Leftover PaintNow that weve all accepted the idea that kitchens cupboards dont all have to match and that walls dont have to be uniform colours from top to bottom, I thought you might gain some inspiration from this post from earlier in the year.

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181: How The Other House We Considered Came Back AroundThere were two houses in our neighborhood that we seriously considered, and today we’re sharing a truly random occurrence that involves the house we didn’t buy.

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Tips to Make Your Home a Beautiful, Calming SanctuaryHome is where everyone finds peace and tranquility, and reviving your home dÃcor can change the overall look and feel of your place.

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How Interior Design Has Evolved: From 1950 to 2020Homes' interior design has always evolved to meet homeowners' needs and preferences. Here's a look at some of the changes from 1950 to 2020.

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How to Make DIY Floating ShelvesThese DIY floating shelves will expand your kitchen's storage and enhance its design without overpowering the space.

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Safavieh Courtyard Collection CY6616-25621 Black and Beige Indoor/ Outdoor Area RugSafavieh's Courtyard Collection is inspired by timeless designs crafted with the softest polypropylene available. This rug is crafted using a power-loomed construction and features a main accent color of black.

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DIY Geometric Wood HeadboardLoving those geometric accent walls but don't have space for one? Learn how to make a DIY geometric headboard in a few easy steps!

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How to Make a DIY Plant Stand with QuikreteWhether you’re a new homeowner wanting to make the place your own, or you just want to spruce things up, follow me as we make something special with Quikrete and dowels!

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How to clean air conditioning ventsWhile air conditioners provide much needed relief during the hot summer months, the vents can become the hiding zone for rodents, vermin, dirt, dust, and other undesirable particles.

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Essential Safety Tips For Your Roller Garage DoorThen UK Home Improvement is here to help just check out these essential saftey tips for your roller garage door.

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August Postcards: The HousehunterStill one of my favourite combinations  very modern buildings filled with very old furniture.

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Mosquito Control Tips: How To Avoid Pests From Lurking In Your HomeNo home is immune to mosquitoes. Regardless of how spacious your property or how exclusive your location is, expect that mosquitoes will eventually find their way into your home.

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Five Quick and Easy Updates To Our KitchenQuick note: if you missed the update to last week's post that went up a few days after it was originally published, you can catch up on that here.

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5 ways to protect your familyChances are, you've developed all kinds of new routines to help keep your family safer and healthier due to the pandemic.

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Extension Cost CalculatorPlanning a dream extension this year? Then use our free extension cost calculator tool to find out how much it's likely to cost before your project begins.

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Podcast Notes: Designing for Accessible LivingNow one subject we havent touched on in The Great Indoors Podcast is accessible living and we thought it was time we did.

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Horizontal Board on Board FenceIn this second Fence video, Im going to be showing how to set the top cap, the picketing, the trim and the ground work.

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The latest in home fire safetyWhile the office, school and home now share one roof, keeping your house and family safe has never been more important.

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Top 5 ways to encourage your cat to drink more water"Although water is the most necessary nutrient for cats and serves a variety of physiological functions, cats tend to be poor drinkers," says Dr. Deborah S. Greco, Senior Research Scientist at Purina.

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Local Carpenter: How to Hire the Right Person for the JobFinding the right local carpenter for your project can take time. Seasoned self-builder David Snell explains how to find the right person to join your team and avoid lumbering yourself with any dead wood.

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