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6 ways to maximise your available space at home

Living in a smaller home? Your living space may be reduced but this doesn’t mean your home needs to be cramped or cluttered. Here are a few clever ways you can maximise the available space.

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8 ways to modernise your home on a budget

If you’re house or flat needs modernising but you’re on a strict budget then there are numerous easy, affordable fixes that will give any property a new lease of life. Try these 8 simple tips to modernise your home on any budget.

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How to create the perfect evening garden

Summer is almost here, and the wonderfully warm evenings are upon us. Now is the perfect time to prepare your garden for the lighter evenings and get ready to relax out in the fresh air!

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How to start your own indoor garden

Did you know plants can benefit your health? If you're short on outdoor space, don’t let that stop you enjoying a garden! Read this quick guide and learn 3 key steps to bringing the outdoors in and starting a thriving indoor garden.

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How to declutter and downsize your home

Thinking about downsizing? If you’ve got a house full of belongings and you’re not sure where to begin, moving home can be stressful. Use this simple 4-step guide to help you declutter and downsize your home with ease!

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Why single-level living could be the right option for you

Think about the dream. What do you want from your home and are you getting this where you are? If the answer is no, maybe it’s time to consider your options. Have you looked at living on one level?

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Live the dream and love your location

There are moments in life to be savoured, and retirement is chock-full of wonderful moments to treasure. With leisure time now a new luxury, you want to enjoy your local surroundings. So why not live in your perfect place? Read all about dream locations you could be enjoying in the UK.

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Easy tips to make the most of a smaller garden

Is your current garden becoming a chore? Are you feeling overwhelmed by the upkeep? If you’re gardening more but enjoying it less then downsizing could be the option for you. Learn 6 simple tips for a stunning smaller garden.

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Affordable alternatives to the UK's most desirable areas

It is no secret that homes in some of the most desirable areas in the country come with a hefty price tag, so we've researched the alternatives.

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