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When the temperatures start to get a little milder and winter begins to fade into spring, many of us look forward to the warmer months.

But for many people, this intervening period brings a dark cloud:

Spring cleaning!

We could have listed some possible excuses you could use to avoid this dreaded task. But we're sure you'd rather have a clean, tidy and welcoming home.

So instead, we've listed some great tips that will help you get organised and blast your way through the spring cleaning in no time!

 

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The idea of re-decorating can often feel daunting. In your mind, it's going to take weeks to complete and at a hefty price too. However, instead of overhauling the entire room there is a simple way to get a new look in your home: Up-cycling.

Up-cycling seems to be all the rage at the moment. All it takes is a quick search on Google and you've found thousands of photos of shabby chic projects and renovated furniture. However, everyone seems to have their own ways of telling you actually HOW to achieve the look, WHAT can be up-cycled and WHY they chose to develop that piece the way they have.

We've decided to simplify it, so that no matter what ideas you have in your mind, you can achieve your furniture goal. Let's face facts: It's the cheapest way of redecorating. Whether you already have a piece of furniture that has seen better days or you find a bargain at a boot sale, almost anything can be up-cycled in just a few easy steps.

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Published: 18/05/2015

Which Kitchen Style Best Suits You?

There so are many different kitchen styles and designs, that it can be hard to choose which one to go for. Usually, it will depend on your personal preferences and how you choose to finish the kitchen off with utensils, accessories and appliances.

Whether you're looking to renovate your kitchen space, or you want to add some character to your existing design, this guide will help you accessorise to suit your tastes.

Here's a selection of our favourite kitchen styles for inspiration...

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Published: 03/03/2015

Baking With Kids: The Ultimate Guide

Baking with kids can be a fun experience, but it can also be a messy and stressful one – particularly for the adults involved! Mum and dad are often the ones left to clean up the chaos in the kitchen, while the children create more mess on the worktops.

But if you prepare effectively, you can bake with your children without the added stress. We've put together this detailed guide to baking with kids to help you overcome the drama of a messy kitchen, whilst also making it fun and educational for your children.

 

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Ever have those days where you just can't get warm, even with the heating on? Sometimes during the winter it can be really hard to keep cosy and comfortable, but if you're looking for some useful ways to keep warm in your home this winter, you're in the right place.

We've created this list of handy winter warming tips that will help you keep your house – and most importantly, you – nice and toasty during the winter.

So let's take a look. Here's how to keep your house warm in the winner, in 22 easy steps...

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Whether you like it or not (and we love it!) Christmas is fast approaching.

With that in mind, it will soon be time for you to turn your attentions towards Christmas decorations and making your home a festive wonderland. To help you out, we've put together some possible ideas that you might like to try to bring some festive cheer to your home...

 

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