Maintaining a Clean Aquarium

When first set up, your aquarium will look beautiful, and make a stylish addition to your home. However it will need regular cleaning and water changes to keep it not only looking good, but also to ensure that fish and plants remain in perfect health. Swell UK have a range of maintenance equipment from algae scrapers to gravel cleaners to help you keep your tank in perfect condition. Over time fish waste and plant debris can not only look unsightly, it can also cause a build-up of toxins such as Read more [...]

A Second Home to Furnish

Many people have the ambition of owning a second home. Some decide that they want a place in the sun that they can use for holidays but also rent out to others to cover the services and make a little profit. Others that love the countryside are more likely to try to buy a cottage in a quiet village where the surrounding countryside offers fresh air and lovely walks. Such properties may not come cheap but hard work may bring its reward. One major advantage of buying somewhere at home is that it is Read more [...]

Learning the Basics about Composite Doors

If you’ve decided that it’s time to replace your front door with a more energy-efficient model, be sure to do your research and educate yourself on the styles and models available before you make a final decision on a purchase. Composite doors are stronger than other types of doors, provide you and your loved ones with safety and security, and can help to save a great deal of money on your energy bills. Let’s take a look at some of the questions you might want to ask as you learn the basics Read more [...]

Now you can benefit from ‘free’ heating

With the changes made to government legislation here in the UK in 2006, you can now tap into a ‘free’ source of heat for your home. All you need is an air source heat pump (ASHP) and 75% of all your heating requirements can be obtained from a renewable source. What is this free source of heat energy? The latent heat energy which is stored in the ambient environment can be converted at low cost to heat interior spaces, such as offices, homes and industrial spaces. Any environment which is above Read more [...]

Glamorous Bathroom Makeover with Illuminated Mirrors

What is your style in the bathroom – do you like to spend hours relaxing, fixing your hair and make-up and generally escaping from the daily grind? Or do you want to get in and out quickly, and fix your face and hair in the most efficient time possible? However you use the bathroom, this essential room should be welcoming, inspiriting, stylish and functional. If your bathroom has seen better days, consider how you can upgrade the look without spending a fortune. Here are some ideas for a bathroom Read more [...]

Energy Efficiency through Double Glazing

The environmental lobby while strong has no political representation in the UK Parliament. That is not to say that the political parties are ignoring the need for ‘green targets’. The Energy Minister, Ed Davey, has recently focused on the need to improve energy efficiency, perhaps by as much as 30% by the end of the next decade. The Government is keen on legislation to enforce a cut in carbon use and it will be interesting to see what is passed. There are many things that will help. They include Read more [...]

How to Sell the Benefits of UPVC Windows to your Clients

No matter how many years you have in the business, it always helps to brush up on your selling strategy and keep in mind factors that will influence customers into spending money on your products. After all, the market is competitive and it is not a good idea to rest on your laurels and think that you know it all. Here’s how to position uPVC windows at the forefront of your customers’ minds – and make them more likely to buy uPVC windows and doors from you. 1. Promote the Long History of Read more [...]

Garages – Are they a thing of the past or could they be used better?

Although many homeowners still consider having a garage a major luxury, have they actually now become a thing of the past? Over the last twenty years, more and more property developments have been including garages in their buildings that have not been wide enough for the modern day car, or not even including a garage at all. Many families have recently announced in a survey taken by a property company that they would rather have the space for additional living, which is why the concrete garage conversion Read more [...]

Furniture Rental: What Is It Used For?

Using a furniture rental service can be an excellent option in a variety of circumstances. But when exactly would you want to rent your furniture rather than buy it yourself? Here are a few of the most common occasions when furniture rental can be a more convenient and cost-effective option. 1. Home Staging If you are trying to sell your home, you will have to make sure it looks as good as possible in order to sell it for the best possible price. The furniture will play a huge role in the overall Read more [...]

6 New Ways to Modernize Your Home

Whether you are planning to sell your home or you just want to give it a snazzy new look, it may be time to do some updating and modernizing. There are several things you can do to bring your home up to date.   1. Update Your Appliances   If you want your home to have a modern look, you must have up to date appliances. Your kitchen is especially important. Take a look at your refrigerator and stove, as well as appliances such as your microwave, dishwasher and anything else in your kitchen. Read more [...]