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21 million Brits admit they will not live in high crime areas

21 million British adults would refuse to live in a high crime neighbourhood, which could rule out traditionally highly desirable areas such as Hampstead where 1,171 crimes were reported last year, according to research from Direct Line Home Insurance.

#Britanniakitchen campaign kicks off

Premium kitchen appliance specialist Britannia Living has launched a brand new social media campaign which will offer a different focus and corresponding prize each month for the rest of the year.

Holidaymakers return to home emergencies

As the summer holidays begin, many will be jetting off and leaving their home empty for a week or two.

Gorenje launches new Simplicity Collection

Gorenje launches new Simplicity Collection

Domestic appliance manufacturer Gorenje has unveiled its brand new Simplicity collection – featuring a range of stylish appliances that operate intuitively through one single dial.

Bland versus ‘trashy’: Avoid a decor disaster when selling

We've all heard property experts talk about a ‘neutral decor’ being more appealing to potential buyers – but could plain walls, beige carpets and a lack of personal touches be detrimental to the sale of your home?

Average UK renovator expects to make £30k profit

The UK is known as a nation of property lovers, which may help explain the popularity of home renovation projects on the television. However, these shows may have inspired many to turn to property renovation themselves – and these people expect a healthy profit for the work they have put in.

A DIY home removal could put a dent in your finances

A DIY home removal could put a dent in your finances

Home buyers thinking of moving themselves are being warned to check their home contents insurance to make sure they don’t end up with a dent in their finances. Most policies only cover the loss of, or damage to, your possessions during a home move if they are packed and transported by professionals.

BEST launches revamped website

BEST launches revamped website

Designer cooker hood specialist BEST is thrilled to announce it has refreshed its website to improve user experience and reflect the aspirational products on offer.

Max-Top set to revolutionise UK worktops

Max-Top set to revolutionise UK worktops

Kitchen worktop specialist Max-Top is thrilled to announce that it is launching the revolutionary Max-Top Quartz work surface to the UK market.

Noise affects the quality of home life for 76% of people in UK

Quiet Mark, the international mark of approval from the UK's Noise Abatement Society, today reveals the findings from research covering 2000 consumers collected at the Ideal Home Show, confirming that noise has a negative impact on over three quarters (76%) of the UK population at home.

Gorenje launches new Classico Collection

Gorenje launches new Classico Collection

Leading home appliance manufacturer Gorenje is thrilled to announce that it is unveiling its brand new Classico Collection in July 2014.

Upstairs downstairs: Brits bringing bedrooms to the bottom floor

There is a growing trend for converting downstairs rooms into bedrooms in British residential properties, according to Churchill home insurance.

Essence of Australia garden at RHS Hampton Court Flower Show

Australia will take centre stage for visitors at this year’s prestigious RHS Hampton Court Flower Show in London. An inspirational Essence of Australia show garden will be presented for the first time by the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne in partnership with Tourism Victoria, Tourism Northern Territory, Qantas and leading UK tour operator, Trailfinders.

How cool is your pool?

How cool is your pool?

More than 2.9 million people go swimming at least once a week in the UK, according to Sport England’s 2013/2014 data. The figure positions swimming as the top sport in the UK by a significant margin, though in recent years the number of people getting involved in sport has also risen substantially.

Essential outdoor home improvements

If you want your home to remain weatherproof, increase in value and look good, you should always try and carry out an annual checklist of home improvements. A house and garden that are left in a dilapidated state will only lead to long-term trouble and expense.