The housing market needed a bit of help to get going. There was no problem in London with foreign investors happy to use their assets to snap up high value property knowing that prices would rise again. For the ordinary home owner or someone wishing to buy, there was little correlation between that investment and their own circumstances. What did get the market moving from the bottom upwards was the […]

It is good when people listen. That’s what has happened in the industry that makes and supplies furniture for the elderly and those with disabilities and mobility issues. A huge wealth of feedback from healthcare professionals and consumers, coupled with knowledge and analysis of the mobility market, has been taken on board. The result is a broad array of affordable, comfortable and secure rise and recliner chairs for the elderly, […]

Bills are not cheap. Rather, the price of utilities seems to be rising controversially every day; this includes the price of water. We may not be able to do anything about this directly, but our unusually high water bill may not necessarily be the result of higher prices. It may be our own doing… How long has that tap been dripping? And no matter how hard you turn it, the […]

According to a recent report in the Daily Telegraph, around 50% of people aged 60 and over live alone, whether through choice or as a result of divorce or the death of a partner. Loneliness is often cited as the biggest worry for the older single person, with personal safety not far behind. Join Special Interest Groups It’s a bit of a cliché to urge single people to join a […]

Childcare is when children are supervised and cared for by a person outside of their family group. Parents who have a full time job or need support can get this from seeking childcare, to balance any stress the family may be feeling. Foster homes are a household where a minor can be placed to receive the loving and care they need that they may not have gotten before. Foster homes […]

The following article has been provided by RUComfy; a leading manufacturer and online retailer of beanbags, whose objective is to simply make people more comfortable and transform contemporary living. Children’s bedrooms need regular make-overs as the child grows and develops. It can be sad to see yesterday’s best-loved characters rejected and stripped away in favour of more ‘grown-up’ characters and themes, but let us be honest, you do not really […]

The younger generation have it tough these days. It’s hard enough getting a job let alone buying a small house or flat. Monies are tight and it’s a catch 22; people rent because they can’t afford to buy but with extortionate rental fees they struggle to save for a big deposit. Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England, has claimed that the UK housing market is recovering. So with […]

If you’ve been at all dissatisfied with your bedroom during 2013, the New Year is an excellent occasion to put matters right. Here are 14 ideas to help you redesign your bedroom during 2014. 1. Basic bedroom furniture When you’ve been tossing and turning on the same bed and mattress for years, now’s the time to look at the options offered by modern bedroom furniture and invest in a new […]

Do you get a lot of overnight guests? How much notice are you generally given? Are you always in a rush to get the spare room set up? Well, with just a few simple changes to the furniture and accessories in your extra room, you can create a guest room that will please the fussiest friend or the pickiest family member. The first thing to consider is, of course, the […]

2 incredible things have just coincided, the summer solstice, marking the longest day of the year, and the super moon. Even though the weather has been dreadful, fortunately I didn’t need to put on my raincoat and jumper and brave the elements to take a peak. Having recently converted the loft in my home, I opted for VELUX® windows to let the sun “shine” (all 2 days of the year […]