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Shutters, one of the oldest types of window dressing, are making a comeback, spurred on by minimalist, Nordic design that’s in vogue at the moment. At the same time, curtains have also reappeared on the scene, after years in the window-dressing wilderness. (more…)

Let’s face it, we live in a rather wet country here in Scotland! This can wreak havoc when it finds its way into the home – causing damage and even health concerns. Rising damp, penetrating damp and condensation are the most common types of damp in the home, alongside general leaks. Identifying which type of damp you have is important as they all need to be treated differently, as outlined below. (more…)

Although it might not seem it at first glance when you look outside at the melting snow(!), the first day of spring (also known as the Spring Equinox) is very close, coming on Tuesday 20th March. If you want to celebrate the end of winter and welcome in the new season, refreshing your home with spring-themed touches can be surprisingly simple, with really elegant results. (more…)

The first RICS UK Residential Market Survey for the year is in, with January showing an expected slower start to the year before the traditionally busier housing market spell in the spring. There is optimism that the next twelve months will show a positive upturn for sales across the whole of the UK, though numbers of available housing stock still remain an issue. (more…)

What coffee table is complete without a few well-selected, chunky books full of gorgeous photography? These ones will help you create your dream home interiors, written by some of the brightest minds in interior design, and will sit pretty in any freshly decorated space too. (more…)

The first RICS UK Residential Market Survey for the year is in, with January showing an expected slower start to the year before the traditionally busier housing market spell in the spring. There is optimism that the next twelve months will show a positive upturn for sales across the whole of the UK, though numbers of available housing stock still remain an issue. This is leading to steady price growth for property, including across central Scotland and in Glasgow in particular. Prime property sectors and more expensive tiers of the market are facing particular challenges, with sales accepted below asking prices for the most expensive properties. (more…)

Working from home has become a lot more common in the last few years. It can seem like paradise if you’ve never experienced it before but working from comes with its own challenges. Talk to any freelancer who uses their home as their office and you’ll usually hear how difficult it is to resist small distractions and temptations. Don’t worry though, we’ve got you covered. Here are our top tips that will help you love working from home! (more…)

Tenants biggest turn-offs

February 8, 2018

Living in rental accommodation has been on the rise in the UK in recent years and so there is a growing need for good quality properties to let across all budget levels. And since taxation has changed for landlords, becoming profitable in some areas might be challenging, but areas of Scotland still offer some of the best yields available and make a very good investment even in the current legislative environment. (more…)

Clutter affects us all. No home is immune from the odd collections of items that we seem to inadvertently collect over time: from the new build penthouses along Glasgow Harbour to the traditional Victorian terraces of Shawlands, we all fall prey to the temptation of getting attached to trinkets, books, memorabilia, accessories, clothes and so on. (more…)

According to The Independent, we spend 45% more on designing, installing and equipping our kitchens than we did in 2005, which arguably reflects how the kitchen is returning to be the focal point of our homes. (more…)

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