24 06, 2015

Unique Home Makeover Wedding Gift Service


Give the happy couple a perfect start to their new life together. What an amazing Wedding Gift - a Home Makeover. Whether they are moving into an empty new home, one moving into the other's home, renting, or already living together, what couple wouldn't benefit from a home makeover? The start of their married lives is the perfect time for them to get organised, have adequate storage for their amalgamated posessions, set each room out to suit their lifestyle, understand the [...]

Unique Home Makeover Wedding Gift Service2016-03-05T11:10:04+00:00
30 11, 2014

Christmas decorations – a guide to stress-free decorating


In order to understand how to choose the right Christmas decorations for your own home, we need to look back in time a little – to the Victorians. They took their inspiration from nature – their gardens or nearby woods. They used fir trees and collected greenery, holly, pinecones and berries.  They covered their windowsills and mantelpieces with it, hung it over their artwork, and created wreaths and garlands.  (“Deck the Halls with Boughs of Holly” as the carol goes!) [...]

Christmas decorations – a guide to stress-free decorating2014-11-30T13:34:07+00:00
20 10, 2013

Every home benefits from a declutter once in a while


Declutter a complete room once in a while. You know that feeling you get when you've sorted your sock drawer? It's like that only ten times more intense! These photographs show various small projects that benefited from our decluttering services.  It's not just the surface clutter that was removed, all cupboards and drawers were emptied and re-organised too.  That's the trick - just trying to tidy the surfaces causes more problems if the drawers and cupboards are already full. Here are [...]

Every home benefits from a declutter once in a while2013-11-08T13:33:43+00:00
14 10, 2013

Home staging in Stoke. Sold after 5 years!


Home Staging in Cresswell, Stoke. This property had been on the market for an unbelievable FIVE years! It still took four months to sell after I staged it, but the estate agents and my client were delighted. He said: Hi Lynn I hope you are keeping well. Good news on my house sale. During the past 4 months I had 12 viewings, and in September 3 offers, one of which I accepted and just waiting for the solicitors to finish [...]

Home staging in Stoke. Sold after 5 years!2013-10-17T18:01:45+00:00
10 10, 2013

Dining rooms – do we need them?


Dining rooms - are they necessary when selling your home? In a recent article in House to Home, they claim that six out of 10 homeowners prefer to entertain guests in the kitchen, and almost 60% of families don't use their dining room as they all eat at seperate times. (http://www.housetohome.co.uk/articles/news/most-families-no-longer-eat-together_532179.html) However, when you're selling a home, you're selling a lifestyle. Potential buyers will see your dining room and imagine all the social events they can host there - even [...]

Dining rooms – do we need them?2013-10-14T10:48:53+00:00
20 09, 2013

Create a hotel style bathroom when selling your home


When you're selling your home, the bathroom needs to be pristine. Spotlessly clean and tidy. Stylish. Beautifully accessorised. No toothpaste, no children's toys or potties, no wet towels! Try to add a plant, a few expensive, matching toiletries, fluffy new towels (just put them out for viewings), and put the lights on for photographs. Imagine it's a beautiful hotel bathroom! If you were a visitor to your home, would you want to walk around with bare feet? When selling your [...]

Create a hotel style bathroom when selling your home2013-09-25T19:59:29+00:00
19 09, 2013

How to position the bed correctly


When considering how to position the bed in a room when you are preparing your home for sale, always consider the photographs. Try not to position the side of a bed against a wall, especially if it's a double bed. The extra floor space doesn't make the room look larger, as most people imagine. The photographs are much more appealing if the bed is a focal point in the room, in the centre. I often find beds in strange places! [...]

How to position the bed correctly2013-09-25T17:09:39+00:00
5 11, 2012

House Doctor Makeover 2012. Nottingham. Before and after photos.


Here are the final 'Before' and 'After' photographs of the House Doctor Makeover 2012. See all my previous posts for more details about the course and the makeover. Before After Before After   Before After Before After The House Doctor course covers all the rooms in the house. Before After Before   After Some rooms were decorated before the start of the house doctor course. before After Before After Before After Before After Before After The House Doctor course trains [...]

House Doctor Makeover 2012. Nottingham. Before and after photos.2013-10-19T10:41:43+00:00
26 10, 2012

Low cost home makeover tips


I was recently invited to Grand Designs Live in Birmingham, to talk about a home makeover and how to keep costs down, whether you're selling your home or want to enjoy living in it. Me, at the NEC.   Here's a summary of what you need to consider carefully when you're planning a home makeover, in order to keep the costs down as much as possible. (See other blog entries in the category "Makeover -tips" for more details of items [...]

Low cost home makeover tips2013-09-23T15:35:54+00:00
25 10, 2012

Home makeover tip. Clutter


CLUTTER When planning any type of home makeover, take a good, honest look around and see how much clutter you really have to deal with.  Now is the time to tackle it, before you start the makeover.  You can't plan effective storage if you don't know exactly what you need to store, so remove everything that shouldn't be in the room. • De-clutter thoroughly before a makeover - every cupboard, every drawer • Analyse everything you have left, and provide [...]

Home makeover tip. Clutter2013-09-24T19:01:06+00:00
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