Green: the colour of spring

Spring is known for being the season that a new pastel shade is cited each year as the ‘top trending colour’, but this year sees an excellent alternative in the form of green, whether it’s vibrant emerald, lush forest green or opulent olive. It’s a colour that still relates to spring, but the roots, stalks and leaves rather than the petals and flowers. It’s also a timely colour as climate change discussions are on people’s minds, and it’s a colour that has long been associated with tranquility, rebirth and earthliness. And if you live in the city, it’s the perfect way to add some verdant lushness to your surroundings.

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Value for money

Green looks great in all the other seasons, too, so you’ll get plenty of wear out of your new emerald, olive or forest green item. What is the best way to add a bit of green …

Six value-boosting home improvement tips

The UK certainly is a country obsessed with home ownership and DIY! It is estimated that the cost of home improvements over the past five years sits around the £50bn figure, which would equate to around £8,000 per home!

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With the property market being notoriously difficult to navigate, first time buyers are forced to purchase fixer-uppers that require a serious amount of work. With a lot of aging homes on the market, even houses that have the big jobs done still leave room for some tweaks here and there to help homeowners add a few quid to the resale value.

What are the most popular projects?

The job that is often the most accessible to homeowners without a trades background or advanced DIY skills is decorating. Most people are able to do a reasonable job of giving their walls, doors and skirts a lick of paint, so it …