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How To Increase The Efficiency Of The Central Heating Boiler

If you have a central heating boiler in your home, you have to be sure that it works properly before winter sets in. That is because of various different reasons. Heating any home is important because of the comfort of the people living inside and the potential property damage that would appear when boilers are not functioning.

We are faced with a global recession and energy costs are rising. Most people are currently afraid and do not use central heating systems often. That is mainly because of the high costs that are associated with the process. Instead of being afraid of high costs, you could make sure that the central heating boiler becomes more energy efficient. That is not as hard to do as you may believe.

Buying A New One

This is the very first thing that you need to consider. In the event ...

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Christmas Gift Guide 2015

Evoke D2 Mio with Bluetooth Sanderson Edition (Chelsea)

Based on one of Sanderson’s most popular wallpaper and fabric designs, this Chelsea edition of our Evoke D2 Mio radio adds some vintage style to Evoke D2 Mio’s contemporary technology.

Available from

RRP: £149.99


This luxury Sherpa throw is the perfect warm and cosy fleece for snuggling up on the sofa this winter. The soft touch velvet layer gives just a hint of the luxurious snuggliness that lies within – a gorgeous sherpa fleece lining.


Available in three colours from:

RRP: £25.99

Eames Style White RAR Eiffel Rocking Chair

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MY-FURNITURE 1 year warranty. High quality of construction. Dimensions: 61 x 62 x 77.5 cm

Available from: 
RRP: £52.99


With the WiFi kettle you can start boiling your kettle from anywhere in the house. Using the wifi kettle app you will save up to two days a year by pre-boiling your kettle saving you up to five minutes ...

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posted by MY UNIQUE HOME | DESIGN MAGAZINE & DESIGN WORKSHOPS | INSPIRATION | SEASONAL  September 26, 2015 12:57 PM  Seasonal  comments (0)


It's the season for candles!

As the leaves turn from green to brown, invest in Autumnal colours that will warm your home and give you visually rich interiors for the coming months. This season's deep, luxurious reds in raspberry, claret and crimson tones, elegant teal and petrol blues, and deliciously decadent aubergines, plums and mustards are inspired by the changing hues of the outside. And as October is nearly here, this can only mean one thing; AUTUMN IS ON IT’S WAY. Here are some things I love about Autumn that i’m really looking forward to: 

Hot Chocolates, Halloween, Autumn Leaves, Scarves, Hats and Boots, Candles, Candles & more Candles, Pumpkins, Films, Bonfires, Cosy Socks, Comfort Food (lots of it!), Salted Caramel being IN SEASON, Oversized Jumpers, Getting the fire going, The feeling that Christmas is approaching, More baths in the evenings, Rainy days under the duvet watching films, Evenings get darker, Being able to watch Hocus Pocus...the list is never endingWhat are you excited for around this time of the year?

Voluspa Home Fragrance Products

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posted by MY UNIQUE HOME | DESIGN MAGAZINE & DESIGN WORKSHOPS | INSPIRATION | SEASONAL  September 17, 2015 10:30 AM  Seasonal  comments (0)


Getting the house ready for winter - 0800 HANDYMAN

Autumn is the perfect time to take care of the little things that can make a big difference for you and your home during the winter months. 0800 HANDYMAN, London’s first mobile handyman service offers its advice of essential tasks which are all well with-in the average person's ability. Even if you choose to have a professional handle them, it's worth the expense. You'll save money -- and maybe even your life.


Below is 0800 HANDYMAN’s checklist for getting the house ready for colder weather:


Get your mind in the gutters - Inspect and clean gutters and downspouts. Clogged gutters can lead to damaged exterior surfaces and to water in your basement. They are also more prone to rust and corrosion. Before the leaves fly this fall, have your gutters cleaned, then covered with mesh guards to keep debris from returning.

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posted by MY UNIQUE HOME | DESIGN MAGAZINE & DESIGN WORKSHOPS | INSPIRATION | SEASONAL  September 16, 2015 11:47 AM  Seasonal  comments (0)


Get Cosy with Samantha Holmes Alpaca Fashion & Homeware


Understatedly elegant, the new Samantha Holmes collection consists of exclusive, hand-crafted fashion and home accessories, made from luxuriously soft natural fibres such as ethically sourced baby alpaca and bamboo. Each product is designed in Scotland and made by skilled artisans in Peru using traditional methods.

Founded in 2003, the Samantha Holmes label is one of the longest established alpaca lifestyle brands within the UK. Samantha found her first inspiration for luxury fabrics and traditional craftsmanship in Nepal from where she imported cashmere from a small hand weaving cooperative, however it was on discovering alpaca, that she found her niche. The fur used is from alpaca that have died of natural causes - baby alpacas - or 'cria', as they are known. The ...

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posted by MY UNIQUE HOME | DESIGN MAGAZINE & DESIGN WORKSHOPS | INSPIRATION | SEASONAL  September 16, 2015 11:38 AM  Seasonal  comments (0)


5 Things to Add to Your Fall To-Do List

You probably give your home a deep clean in the spring, but you should also show it some love at the beginning of fall. Here's where to start:

1. Perform a pantry audit.

First, remove all the cans and boxes from the shelves, and vacuum away any lingering dust or crumbs (a lot can build up in just a few months!). Then, inspect each item before putting it back in its place, tossing anything that is expired or past its prime. Consult our shelf-life chart as a helpful guide.

2. Test and clean your smoke detectors.

You already know to put fresh batteries in your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors (doing it on the days you change the clocks for Daylight Saving Time is an easy way to remember). But you also need to clean your units, since dust that accumulates can cause them to under-perform. Using your vacuum cleaner's soft brush attachment, clean in and around the ...

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posted by MY UNIQUE HOME | DESIGN MAGAZINE & DESIGN WORKSHOPS | INSPIRATION | SEASONAL  September 15, 2015 11:59 AM  Seasonal  comments (0)


Autumn Must-haves!

Home Accessories and Soft Furnishings for a Cosy Autumn Retreat

We are delighted to present a beautiful range of homely autumnal comforts from our clients The Scandinavian ShopLuku HomeStuff of DreamsSkandihome and Place in Print. We have a lovely selection of throws, rugs, cushions and candles, perfect for creating a cosy autumn haven. From luxurious fur rugs to snug woollen cushions, our clients have a gorgeous selection for when the crisp weather begins to set in. 

Pictured above: Luxe Rug in Platinum From £500, Luku Home

Snug Throws and Blankets

These luxurious blankets and throws can finish off a bedroom or living room perfectly. Placed at the end of your bed, or used to dress up an armchair or sofa, they are both cosy and stylish.
Karl Herringbone Throw £39 
The Karl herringbone throw not only has a beautiful classic design, it is also soft and gentle to the skin, perfect to wrap around you on those cold Nordic ...

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posted by MY UNIQUE HOME | DESIGN MAGAZINE & DESIGN WORKSHOPS | INSPIRATION | SEASONAL  September 14, 2015 12:58 AM  Seasonal  comments (0)


Elsie & Fleur Christmas 2015 Look Book is an online boutique for food, garden, home and lifestyle products that have been created with love by gift makers and nimble-fingered crafters based in the West. 


It was born out of a desire for people to be able to buy unique items. All the products are being sold to support micro businesses, run by kitchen table entrepreneurs and mumpreneurs, the economic lifeblood of Great Britain.


Its aim is to offer people the chance to buy unusual, handmade, yet affordable, items from the comfort of their own homes. 

posted by MY UNIQUE HOME | DESIGN MAGAZINE & DESIGN WORKSHOPS | INSPIRATION | SEASONAL  September 11, 2015 11:46 AM  Seasonal  comments (0)


Set the Scene for the Festive Season with Captivating Wall Art from

Christmas, Wintry & Autumnal Picks from - An online store of Captivating Wall Murals & Canvases is an online store dedicated to delivering the very best quality wall murals, wall graphics and canvases using state-of-the-art technology. Inspired by a variety of themes, their wall art is the perfect way to personalise the home. offers wall murals using the most amazing and inspirational photography, beautiful contemporary designs, sporting imagery, superhero, film and comic characters and some of the world's greatest fine art classics. You can also create your own wall mural using your own photography.

The wall art is easy to install, clean and remove - the 'repositionable' material can be moved and re-stuck hundreds of times. products are made-to-measure, available in bespoke sizes, using ultra-high quality smooth wallpaper, ensuring a great finish.

Here you will find wall decor for the perfect Christmas, Wintry or Autumnal scene. The products featured can both be ...

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posted by MY UNIQUE HOME | DESIGN MAGAZINE & DESIGN WORKSHOPS | INSPIRATION | SEASONAL  September 10, 2015 1:08 PM  Seasonal  comments (0)


A Scandinavian Christmas - Candles, Tree Decor & Accessories


A Scandinavian Christmas

The Scandinavian Shop has a fabulous selection of wintry delights to adorn the home this Christmas and to turn a house into a festive Scandinavian haven. The Scandinavian Shop has been bringing a unique blend of iconic Nordic brands and more unusual contemporary offerings to its customers in the Scottish town of Helensburgh since the early 1970's and is now proud to have a successful online store.

From icy toned, Nordic-inspired tree hanging decorations, to metallic shimmering candle holders, The Scandinavian Shop has the accessories to turn a home in to a Winter Wonderland this December.

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posted by MY UNIQUE HOME | DESIGN MAGAZINE & DESIGN WORKSHOPS | INSPIRATION | SEASONAL  September 08, 2015 10:30 AM  Seasonal  comments (0)




·  Smart radiator valves alone could cut heating bills by 20%1

·  Allows monitoring of heating, lighting and electrical appliances through Internet of Things

·  The smart monitoring system is controlled via an app on Android, iPhone or PC

·  Entry model offers plug and play for immediate set-up.


As energy prices rise and the complexity of home heating controls increases, homeowners will welcome an entirely new range of easy-to-use energy saving products that could help to reduce energy bills by as much as 20%1 in a simple yet effective way.


Energenie, makers of superior energy saving products and devices, has introduced the Mi|Home range of adapters and monitors, allowing greater control over heating, lighting and electrical appliances that is truly accessible to everyone.


Working remotely through either an iOS and Android app or a PC, users can simply scan the Gateway with their ...

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posted by MY UNIQUE HOME | DESIGN MAGAZINE & DESIGN WORKSHOPS | INSPIRATION | SEASONAL  September 04, 2015 8:53 AM  Seasonal  comments (0)


JULY, 2015

Your 5 Step Plan to Planning the Perfect Christmas Party

Christmas is the biggest party season of the year, with everyone from families to businesses planning parties to celebrate the holiday and the end of the year and the start of a new one. The fact that so many people are planning a holiday party at Christmastime, however, can make it difficult and stressful to plan your own.

If you're hoping to plan the perfect Christmas party this year, check out the convenient 5-step plan below to make the process easier.

1.      Figure Out Your Budget

Without a budget in mind, you won't be able to decide on every element of your upcoming Christmas party. So, first off, start planning your party well in advance, and during that time, calculate how much money you're willing to spend on the venue, the food and beverages, the decorations, the entertainment, etc.

2.      Choose Your Venue

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posted by MY UNIQUE HOME | DESIGN MAGAZINE & DESIGN WORKSHOPS | INSPIRATION | SEASONAL  July 23, 2015 2:50 PM  Seasonal  comments (1)


MAY, 2015

Everything You Need To Know Before Installing Air Conditioning

Air conditioning is the best way to cool your home or workplace in the summer. The days before air conditioning were hot, sticky and sweaty! Now, with a simple click of a button, you can blast cold air and regulate the temperature with ease. In sunnier climates, air conditioning is no longer just a luxury, it’s a necessity. It’s also worth noting that a modern AC unit can add value to your property. No home should be without this technology, especially as summer gets closer.

But, before you rush off and buy the first AC unit you find, take your time. Do some research and consider the best solution for your home. In this post, we’ll pose a few crucial questions you need to ask yourself and your AC company. There are plenty of different models available, and each with their unique set of costs. It’s a long-term commitment, and ...

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posted by MY UNIQUE HOME | DESIGN MAGAZINE & DESIGN WORKSHOPS | INSPIRATION | SEASONAL  May 29, 2015 12:46 PM  Seasonal  comments (0)


APRIL, 2015

Spring Clean - Top tips for sprucing up your home

With spring upon us and summer just around the corner, it’s time to turn your attention to the unloved parts of your home. While the winter holds its icy grip on your house, the garden tends to fall victim to neglect.

The season of barbecues, garden parties and sunbathing is almost upon us though, so we’ve compiled a list of the best ways to revitalise a garden in time for summer.  

1. Decking

Whether you hire a builder or have a go at it yourself, installing decking is a great way to add value to a property and create a no-hassle surface for lounging. You can either contact an expert who will advise you on materials, or you can plan it alone and buy the materials from a retailer such as Arbordeck – they can also advise you on the correct tools.

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posted by MY UNIQUE HOME | DESIGN MAGAZINE & DESIGN WORKSHOPS | INSPIRATION | SEASONAL  April 21, 2015 7:24 PM  Seasonal  comments (0)


MARCH, 2015

Green Living: Be Eco Friendly without Compromising Style

You don’t have to build an eco-pod to make your home environmentally friendly. Today, there are many ways of making a difference without changing the look and feel of your property. If you don’t like the unsightly look of solar panels on your roof, permeable grass-guard on your driveway, or the use of rammed earth or straw bale instead of brick, here are some ways you can install environmental upgrades without aesthetic compromise. Take a look at some modern options for upgrading your home.


Cavity Wall Insulation


Cavity wall insulation is a great way to upgrade your home environmentally because it’s completely invisible to anyone walking around in your living space. Most modern homes are built with air gaps in the walls and the result is up to 35% of heat being lost on a daily basis. Cavity wall insulation can eliminate the ...

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posted by MY UNIQUE HOME | DESIGN MAGAZINE & DESIGN WORKSHOPS | INSPIRATION | SEASONAL  March 26, 2015 5:44 PM  Seasonal  comments (0)


Blooming Marvellous Spring Blinds

Spring Fresh Florals


Spring is the season to revive the home with a fresh new look and with Apollo Blinds’ gorgeous range of floral blinds a Spring interior revamp has never been easier.


Bright, fresh and beautifully botanical, Apollo’s stunning range of floral prints are bang-on-trend for 2015.


Fifty Shades of Green 






Evolving 2014’s trend to ‘bring the outside in’, 2015’s spring florals are greener and more organic than ever. Encompassing dense delicate prints, bold mossy blooms and leaf motifs, green is a key colour for 2015 and florals are the perfect way to bring the great outdoors into the home for a fresh natural look.


Vintage Rose


Vintage blooms transcend floral trends year on year. Perfect for creating a homespun, country classic feel, Apollo Blinds’ range of pretty rose prints are vintage and beautifully British – a classic look for all homes.





A refreshing trend focussed on water-coloured floral designs using brush strokes and colour bleeds. ...

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posted by MY UNIQUE HOME | DESIGN MAGAZINE & DESIGN WORKSHOPS | INSPIRATION | SEASONAL  March 20, 2015 12:06 AM  Seasonal  comments (0)


How To Get The Country Look This Season

When you are looking for ideas and inspiration for freshening the look of your home, it can be hard to come up with something new and original. There are so many great looks that you can use, that sometimes you feel like you are missing an opportunity to flex your own creative muscles. Every home is different though, and even if you see something in a photo to use in your own house, it will be unique to you. Your tastes and preferences are evident in every room, but those ideas only exist collectively in your home.

There are some lovely new ideas out for this season. The country look is definitely back, and simple whites and pastels are key to creating it. Pick woods with texture and grain to reflect and shadow natural light. Use some white louvered doors on the inside, and louvered shutters on the outside to ...

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posted by MY UNIQUE HOME | DESIGN MAGAZINE & DESIGN WORKSHOPS | INSPIRATION | SEASONAL  March 12, 2015 5:44 PM  Seasonal  comments (0)


Energy efficient boilers and the increasing use of solar energy

In the past, boilers installed in the home were one of the least efficient consumers of energy. Today, all of that has changed with the introduction of boiler types such as high efficiency condensing boilers. These modern boilers are very efficient because they are designed on a principle that allows them to recover much of the heat that would ordinarily be lost through the flue of a conventional (non-condensing) boiler.

High efficiency condensing boilers convert at least 90% of their fuel into heat. This is a 12% increase on the 78% seen with the conventional boilers. With these modern boilers, the energy efficiency remains relatively high even after 15 years of use.

The energy efficiency and eco-friendly nature of modern boilers has also been enhanced by the fact that some of them can now be powered by solar energy.  The increased usage of solar energy across the UK means it ...

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posted by MY UNIQUE HOME | DESIGN MAGAZINE & DESIGN WORKSHOPS | INSPIRATION | SEASONAL  March 05, 2015 12:34 AM  Seasonal  comments (0)



Be My Valentine!


As the author Melissa McClone wrote, "Life takes you to unexpected places. Love brings you home. Although this adage almost always holds true, it has extra value on Valentine's Day. This year have a Valentine's Day date at home. Here's how you can fill your home with lovely details of love. 

1. Romantic photos: Display your wedding photos and other romantic photos around the house then find them all together. Walk through your home together and talk about the stories the pictures tell.

2. Flowers: There is nothing like a beautiful bouquet of red roses to make your home feel ready for Valentine's Day. Display a few bouquets in your bedroom and on the dining room table. Feeling extra romantic? Scatter rose petals in a heart shape on your bed.

3. Candles: Light scented candles in your living room, kitchen, and bedroom. Candles are soft, romantic, and can change the ambiance of any room.

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posted by MY UNIQUE HOME | DESIGN MAGAZINE & DESIGN WORKSHOPS | INSPIRATION | SEASONAL  February 13, 2015 2:15 PM  Seasonal  comments (0)



How to Declutter & Decorate Your Home for Christmas on a Budget


With the Christmas season upon us, it's a good time to think about de-cluttering your home. With so much gift-giving going on, you're bound to be giving (and receiving) items you may or may not like. De-cluttering your home will make way for new goodies that you will be receiving as gifts from loved ones. It's also a good way to ensure your Christmas decorations will stand out. With the extra clutter, it can distract the beauty of the decorations you put up in your home. De-cluttering may seem daunting especially if you have so much unnecessary items in your home. Naturally, you may feel as though you don't know where to begin; but rest assured. Here are a few tips to get you started:

Donate to those in need


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posted by MY UNIQUE HOME | DESIGN MAGAZINE & DESIGN WORKSHOPS | INSPIRATION | SEASONAL  November 20, 2014 11:41 AM  Seasonal  comments (0)


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