Moving Abroad 

Moving Home Insurance Coverage Basics

There are a lot of expenses to consider when planning a move, including insurance. Moving and relocation insurance can be expensive, but it can be a very worthwhile expenditure. Buying insurance for your personal needs after the move will also be a time-consuming but necessary task. When it’s time to relocate, consider what items need to be covered by insurance to provide protection for you and your family during and after the move. Moving Personal Belongings and Insurance Coverage Options Moving insurance provides coverage for personal belongings so you can…

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Featured 

Super Fast House Sales – London Property Prices Soar

A property in London now costs around 100% more than other major towns and cities in the UK. While the gap has always been fairly wide, building society nationwide claim this is the widest  bridge since property data was first collected in the 1970s. The difference between the average home in London and outside the capital is now around £180,000. The average gap over the years has been around 40%. Nationwide also claims that prices in London are around 18% over the beginning of 2013. This is around twice the…

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Business 

3 Top Office Flooring Options for 2018

The flooring you choose for an office space will greatly impact the look and feel of it. Not only will the right choice help to convey a professional atmosphere for both your staff and customers or clients; but it will also help to ensure it is a suitably comfortable and functional workplace. Obviously factors such as maintenance requirements, traffic, design and of course, budget need to be considered when you are looking at the different options available. In the following article, we will highlight what we feel are the best…

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Business 

Simple Solutions for Your Startup Business

When bootstrapping a business from the ground up there are many obstacles and roadblocks that can hinder the growth of your business. Whether you have a degree in business or simply a money-making idea, the following are some simple business solutions that can help you as you work to build and strengthen your small business. Marketing – Your website needs traffic, but rather than view marketing as something you do once every 6 months, think of it more as a continuous thing you are involved in on a day-to-day basis.…

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Home Furnishings 

How to Build Outdoor Garden Furniture

We bought some lovely furniture from this garden furniture Yorkshire store, but building outdoor garden furniture yourself is a good way to save money and add your own personal touches to your lawn, patio, deck and outdoor living spaces. There are a variety types of outdoor furniture pieces and accessories to choose from and no two are made the same way. To get started, here are some things you should know. Planning Your Yard Furniture Project Draw a sketch plan of the outside garden or yard space you plan to…

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Property 

Fixing Up an Old House

Fixing Up an Old House: Preservation, Renovation, or Remodelling. As a contractor who works for touchstonelofts.co.uk, I have fixed up many old homes, and I can tell you one of the best books on the market if you are fixing up a historic home is: Renovating Old Houses: Bringing New Life to Vintage Homes (Nash, George, Taunton 2003). Of course, there are many books that will teach you a million different ways to rehabilitate old houses, but this one is a favourite among hands-on, do-it-yourself historic house enthusiasts. In addition…

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Business 

Supporting the Marketing Funnel with Google Analytics

Using Google Analytics to visualize the flow of visitors through a web site is vital to understanding the marketing process and making sales. The marketing funnel explains the sales process from first contact through to conversion to sales as a kind of funnel – wide at one end, and thin at the other. The wide end represents the entire market, and the thin end represents the limited number of prospects who eventually make a purchase. This analogy can be applied to any and all marketing processes, the purpose of which…

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Featured Home Furnishings 

Create Maximum Space in Small Apartments

In many cities, small apartments are the norm; maximizing space in a small apartment can be very challenging, but not impossible. Small Apartments Crave Sunlight and Open Space Small spaces need lots of light: Allow plenty of sunlight into the apartment through open windows, skylights, open doors etc. Use light and airy curtains that provide privacy without inhibiting the sunlight from the room. This will make the apartment feel airy and even appear larger in size. Nothing is worse than a small, cramped dark space! Create separation of space. Use…

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Home Improvements 

Ten Tips To Plan A Stress-Free Loft Conversion

It’s important to determine exactly what a loft conversion will involve and how the design of your home will be affected before actually beginning a loft conversion. Here are ten tips to make note of and follow if you are currently determining whether or not a loft conversion is the best way to add more value to your property. CAN YOUR HOME TAKE THE WEIGHT OF A LOFT CONVERSION? Even though it may be only a modest increase, a loft conversion will definitely add weight to your home. In this…

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Featured Property 

Drab Boring Bathroom? Spice It Up With a Freestanding Bath

It’s amazing that despite the harsh economic times that we are living in these days, many homeowners are doing more and more home improvements, and working on their houses every weekend or so. Freestanding baths are among the topmost installations for bathroom makeovers that are sought after now; especially among newly-weds or couples wishing to relax in a hot bath together, according to my brother-in-law who works for a firm of plumbers in Fulham (http://www.touchstoneplumbers.co.uk/plumbers-in-fulham/). Installing a freestanding bath might seem complicated at first but after some careful reading, most…

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