5 things you should never forget to bring to a sleepover

5 things you should never forget to bring to a sleepover

Whether you’ve got a night on the tiles planned with your best girlfriends or you’re going to have a quiet one with a bottle of wine, a Chinese take-away and a classic 80s chick flick, here are a few things you simply can’t forget to take with you when staying at a mate’s house. Your ID If you’re planning on making a night of it, the one thing you don’t want to forget is your ID. Be it your driving…

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Keep right on trend by adding Greenery to your home

Keep right on trend by adding Greenery to your home

Always following the latest colour trends? Well, you’ll be interested to know that Pantone recently revealed Greenery 15-0343 to be 2017’s Colour of the Year. Yet before you rush out to buy tin after tin of pea-coloured paint, you need to think about where this bold colour can be used wisely – you don’t want the inside of your home to look like the local park! Take a look at our tips on where to add a touch of Greenery…

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Tile Advice For Your Bathrooom

Tile Advice For Your Bathrooom

What about natural stone tiles? If you hanker after a high-end, luxurious look, natural stone tiles are an ideal fit. However, they tend to cost more than porcelain tiles and you may have to spend a little more on maintenance. Although naturally hardwearing, all natural stone is porous to varying degrees so requires sealing when they are installed. “In order to preserve the surface, the use of specialist cleaning and maintenance products, such as stone-specific sealants, cleaning solutions and grout…

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Improve your bike shed security whatever your budget

Improve your bike shed security whatever your budget

The first rule of shed club… If the local ne’er-do-wells don’t know you have a valuable bike in your shed Security Services Preston, they are unlikely to put much effort into breaking in, especially if you fit enough basic security measures to convince them to move onto an easier target. It’s easier said than done but there are some simple things to avoid. Do you use Strava? It’s crucial that you either don’t start recording your ride until you’re a few…

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Add Value to Your Home Cheap

Add Value to Your Home Cheap

1. Sort out the exterior When a perspective buyer arrives to view your home it’s likely they will already know the asking price. As a result they will immediately start -judging whether it’s worth the cost? Making sure that the outside of your home is neat and tidy can make a powerful positive first impression and have a knock on effect for the rest of the visit. It’s not very expensive to weed the garden, fix the fence or add…

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Tipping Around The Globe

Tipping Around The Globe

Italy Restaurants A tip should be left in cash, not on a credit card, and it is not expected but is seen as generous. Most Italians would leave a few euros on the table, but not more than 10% of the total. Before you leave a tip make sure there is no service charge on the bill, which does happen in some cases and is listed as “coperto”, like a cover charge. Bars Italians do not generally tip at bars,…

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Going on a Coach Trip? With a Baby? Fear not.

Going on a Coach Trip? With a Baby? Fear not.

Most parents yearn for the olden days when travel was simple. A backpack, a bottle of water and your ticket, plus maybe an mp3 player to soundtrack the journey. Then the bundles of joy come along, and travel becomes a logistical challenge, with dozens of bags to carry, and hundreds of things to forget. Travelling with kids is always going to be challenging, but there are ways we can help you enjoy the ride when you travel with a baby….

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Some things to think about when buying an island for your kitchen!

Some things to think about when buying an island for your kitchen!

THINK ABOUT SPACE Whilst Islands are a strong focal point for any kitchen it’s important to consider space. Both the open floor area around the island and either side of the island require careful planning to ensure that there is enough space to manoeuvre. If you’re planning on housing your sink in the kitchen island then you would also need to plan for the extra plumbing costs to extend the lines of any water pipes, whereas a smaller Island can be…

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Heat from Underneath

Heat from Underneath

More energy-efficient over conventional radiator systems Underfloor heating is far more efficient than old-fashioned radiators and is cost-effective in regards to utility bills. This is because it uses a lower temperature than the radiators. If you choose to install a system we can give an estimate of the running costs at the design phase itself. This will assist you in making an informed decision. Maximum over all comfort as temperature will be consistent You will enjoy maximum over all comfort…

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Expert hails benefits of granite in kitchens

Expert hails benefits of granite in kitchens

The kitchen remains the ‘most obsessed-about room in the house’, according to washingtonpost.com and when it comes to remodelling, homeowners want ‘more than just trends’. While recent fashions have tended toward sleek and industrial designs, interior experts claim that a warmer, low-maintenance look is what’s currently being sought. Any home owner that wants a classy, inviting and value for money kitchen might do well to consider Granite Worktops Lincoln and their other depots in Granite Worktops Harrogate and Granite Worktops Cheshire.This robust, hard-wearing material not only…

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