Tamara Hosken, Manager of the Spectra Showroom, Carlisle Homes
Gone are the days where the kitchen was just for preparing and cooking, with guests stayed tucked away in the living areas, not setting foot in the ‘work zone’. Today’s kitchen really has become the new living room, the nucleus of the home, a place where the family gathers for meals and friends get together over coffee.
Growing your own edible garden isn't hard – it just requires a little time, patience, good advice and common sense.
Here are our top tips for getting started…
What to plant?
The very first thing is to decide what you want to grow. This can be as simple as thinking about what herbs and vegetables you like to eat and use often. Plus, it’s also a good idea to research which varieties grow best in your area.
As the days get shorter and colder and we embrace the idea of being warm and cocooned inside, here are some essential winter decorating and organising tips for your home that might inspire.
Layer it up!
Just like laying up our clothes during winter, we can also do the same with our homes. Adding an additional layer of soft furnishings during the winter months gives a space a sense of warmth and homeliness. Using a beautiful basket some additional cushions or throws to hold these when needed will remove the opportunity for clutter.
We all look forward to retreating to our homes from the busyness and chaos of the world. Your home should provide an opportunity to unwind and offer you an environment of calm to enhance your wellbeing and happiness.
It’s important to feel connected and calm within our homes and these quick and easy decorating tips with have you on the road to creating a space for optimal wellness.
Thanks to social-distancing regulations, we’re all spending way more time at home. So why not take advantage of the opportunity to roll up your sleeves and tackle a few value-adding DIY projects around the house.
Check out our top 10 easy home improvement ideas that you can start right now – from decorating to storage to lighting and more – which cost little, but yield great results, guaranteed to save you money in the long term and add value to your home.
Easter and the school holidays are going to be a little different for many this year. But there’s still plenty to do, explore and discover. Your home and backyard are full of adventure and new discoveries.
Here’s just a few ideas to keep busy minds and bodies occupied.
Layer up comforting cushions, throws, knits and faux furs to make any space feel instantly inviting. This approach will see you through autumn and winter, and still light enough to see your home fashionably dressed ready for spring.