Living Magazines Get cosy at home this winter

Snuggle Up in Style

It’s cold outside but you can make it cosy this winter. Use Scandinavian style, soft furnishings, and scent to create a winter retreat in your home You know that lovely feeling you get when you’re snuggled up at home when the weather is awful? Well, the clever Swedes have a name for it, as Catharina […]

Living Magazines Garden building

A Room of One’s Own

Did lockdown make you realise your house isn’t big enough? A garden building could be the answer. We show you how to create a ‘man cave’, a games or playroom, an office, gym or guest room As so many of us have spent a lot of the spring and summer at home, you may have […]

Living Magazines DIY

It’s Time to DIY

It’s the perfect time to get those annoying DIY jobs done in and around your home Hands up who spent the lockdown cracking on with all those niggly DIY jobs? More likely, between trying to home school the children, do some work and keep yourself busy, more time in the house has simply meant you’ve […]

Living Magazines Kitchen Makeover Pollard Property After

Kitchen Makeover

Update your kitchen at a fraction of the cost of a new one. Spring is in the air and there’s nothing nicer than giving your home a bit of a sprucing up – and a brand new kitchen can make the world of difference. But if you can’t stretch to an entire renovation don’t despair. […]

Living Magazines Winter home

Winter-proof Your Home

We all love to feel cosy during the winter, but when the temperature drops, our homes are at risk. We spoke to experts at NFU Mutual to find out how to get ready for winter. Our thanks to NFU Hemel Hempstead for sponsoring this article in our Winter issue. You can find out more about […]

Living Magazines Declutter your home feature

Home is Where the Happiness Is

Can decluttering your home make you happier? Our thanks to NFU Hemel Hempstead for sponsoring this article in our Autumn issue. You can find out more about them and the services they provide here. With a decluttered home comes a decluttered mind, so the experts tell us. And decluttering expert Marie Kondo has certainly made […]

Living Magazines Emma Holbrook

Get Your Home Ahead of the Curve

We take a look at the latest interior trends for 2019 to make sure your home is looking at its best Seasons change and so do fashions – and that goes for your home, as well as your wardrobe. Recently, people have gone crazy for retro furniture, as well as Scandi style and dark, sumptuous […]

Living Magazines Property Feature Improve, Don't Move

Improve, Don’t Move

If you’re unsure whether to move house or improve where you live, read this first… Whether it’s uncertainty about the future, rising house prices or the cost of stamp duty, more and more of us are choosing to stay in our current home rather than move. According to the 2018 Barclays Home Improvement Report, 28% […]

Bringing the Outside In

Use your garden to decorate your house – and transform your garden into a real Santa’s grotto! When the weather’s cold and the sky is grey we don’t tend to look at our gardens much; they’ve more or less gone into hibernation until the Spring. But look a little closer and you’ll find some real […]

Living Magazines Deck the Halls

Deck the Halls

Go all-out this Christmas and turn your home into a Winter Wonderland Did you know that people who put their Christmas tree up early are happier than people who wait until the last minute? That’s according to the latest research at least, which says that putting up your Christmas decorations can reduce stress and anxiety. […]

Berkhamsted and Tring Living Magazines Vikki and Simon's home

In With The Old, In With The New

Vikki and Simon kindly showed us round their beautiful home When Vikki and Simon were looking for a house to buy in March 2017, they knew what they wanted; somewhere with four bedrooms and plenty of downstairs space. So they nearly didn’t look at this house in Ivinghoe. ‘Downstairs was tiny and much too cramped for us,’ says Vikki. But, […]

Berkhamsted and Tring Living Magazines houses and investment

Why Buy-To-Let?

Any investment that promises a decent return is likely to be accompanied by some degree of risk. Property, especially in this part of the country, is arguably the safest option. Does that make buy-to-let the obvious choice for people with access to money or credit? If so, how do they get started? Context The proportion […]