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Prepping Your Home For Wintry Weather: How To Keep The Elements At Bay

Leaves are falling, and it’s getting cooler by the day. At this time of year, it’s always a good idea to try and plan ahead. When it’s freezing outside, you want to your home to be a warm, cozy sanctuary. Here are some tips to help you prepare your home and keep the elements at bay this winter.

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Improving efficiency and heat retention

Many of us spend money heating our homes, only for the warm air to escape through gaps and holes. If your home loses heat quickly, there are things you can do to improve retention. If you visit your local hardware store, you’ll find sealant and specially designed tape. These products can be used to close gaps around doors and window frames. If you have space between the bottom of the door and the floor, draft excluders are an affordable solution. Insulation offers a long-term answer to heat loss. ...

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posted by MY UNIQUE HOME | DESIGN MAGAZINE & DESIGN WORKSHOPS | INSPIRATION | SEASONAL  October 26, 2016 9:00 PM  Seasonal  comments (0)


Copper Crazed Interiors from Geyser

Reflecting the hot trend in interior design for warm brushed metals, designer heating specialists Geyser has introduced three new metallic colours to its 16 strong bespoke colour pallet.

The new colours include; galvanised copper, galvanised nickel and metallic brushed brass. These perfectly compliment the trend for warm metals in the kitchen and beyond.

The new colours are available in Geyser’s "Circolo” radiator range and the "Lineo” and "Cirtowelo” towel rail ranges.


Geyser offers unique sample colour chips allowing customers the chance to see the actual colour on a metal base before committing to the special order radiators which are on 4-6 week lead time.

Alex Ramsay sales & marketing director of Geyser said: "We are always researching and following trends within interiors. Warm metals such as copper look like they are here to stay and not just with ...

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posted by MY UNIQUE HOME | DESIGN MAGAZINE & DESIGN WORKSHOPS | INSPIRATION | SEASONAL  October 19, 2016 3:03 PM  Seasonal  comments (0)



Getting the house ready for winter

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.


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. Or why not hire a professional cleaning company like Fleet and Mayze to have your gutters cleaned properly?

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posted by MY UNIQUE HOME | DESIGN MAGAZINE & DESIGN WORKSHOPS | INSPIRATION | SEASONAL  September 27, 2016 12:30 AM  Seasonal  comments (0)


The 7 Little 'S' Tricks To Clearing Leaves

The 7 Little 'S' Tricks To Clearing Leaves

This time of year is when tree-leaves start coming down as we head through the autumn season to the winter one. It can look nice and pretty, with golden-brown leaves layering the ground, and trees becoming bare and rugged, although from a cleaning perspective it can be more of a challenge to make sure leaves are cleared properly, and not only making things look more tidy but potentially safer with a say reduced risk of slips on them. 

So we’ve come up with 7 ‘S’ factors to remember when cleaning up the leaves. 7 little tricks that will help you do it a whole lot easier, cleaner, and safer. 7 little nuggets to also pass on to others helping you out, whether your kids in the back yard, or contractors around your business. 

1. Slippy when wet. Remember that you can go flying down by easily slipping on leaves after it’s been raining and ...

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posted by MY UNIQUE HOME | DESIGN MAGAZINE & DESIGN WORKSHOPS | INSPIRATION | SEASONAL  September 26, 2016 10:21 AM  Seasonal  comments (0)


How To Get Rid of House Spiders

September 2016.../ It's that time of year again... the moment when oversized house spiders start invading every nook and cranny in our homes and Arachnophobes start crying themselves to sleep. Spiders have their place in the world and we appreciate them keeping away pesky insects, but we'd much prefer that house spiders stay outdoor spiders!

No further dilly-dallying, here are DIY giant, ManoMano's top tips for getting rid of house spiders and keeping them out with links to the products that will help to keep them out for good!


Clean up

Spiders love clutter! House spiders are usually attracted to cluttered areas such as stacks of storage boxes, piles of newspapers or magazines, crowded under-bed or -sink storage. 

Spiders are less likely to live in a tidy home because there will be a fewer number of insects living there. By uncluttering your home, you will eliminate any potential spider nests ...

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posted by MY UNIQUE HOME | DESIGN MAGAZINE & DESIGN WORKSHOPS | INSPIRATION | SEASONAL  September 26, 2016 10:01 AM  Seasonal  comments (0)


APRIL, 2016

Update your interior for Spring

 Spring has officially sprung and with Sheridan Australia, you can update your interior by adding accents of colour and texture. Delicate hues of blush, touches of gold and splashes of deep blue, will brighten and refresh your interior this season.


At Sheridan this season is all about raw, natural elements. From subtle shimmers of velvet, sateen, gold and iridescent linen, the mix of textures is key to updating an interior for Spring. Jacquard weaves and hand knitted wool all feature, as well as leather and hand painted designs. Whether it be heavy stitch detailing, a chunky knit for amplified volume or a touch of leather, natural elements reign supreme for decorating throughout the home.


Below are three of the key colourways for this season, Blush, Gold and Blue, as shown on various textures.



Soft Blush


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posted by MY UNIQUE HOME | DESIGN MAGAZINE & DESIGN WORKSHOPS | INSPIRATION | SEASONAL  April 18, 2016 4:06 PM  Seasonal  comments (0)



Is Your Home Making You Sick? Here's How To Find Out!

Many of us like to make sure that our homes are clean, warm and safe environments. We'll no doubt spend a lot of time cleaning various rooms each week. And we'll make sure that our abodes are inviting for visitors and guests alike.

Despite our best efforts, we might find that our health seems to go downhill whenever we are at home. Elsewhere we might feel fine. So, what's going on? Well, it might shock you to learn that our homes could be making us sick!

I know, it's hard to believe, right? After all; we spend so much time keeping our homes clean and tidy. What some householders don't know is the places we live at could be causing all kinds of health problems.

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If you're worried that your home is making you ill, it's a good thing that you stopped by this blog today! Here's what you need to look ...

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posted by MY UNIQUE HOME | DESIGN MAGAZINE & DESIGN WORKSHOPS | INSPIRATION | SEASONAL  February 18, 2016 2:35 PM  Seasonal  comments (0)


Bring Your Beautiful Interiors Back To Life This Spring

Time has a funny way of taking some of the shine off even our most beautiful interiors. Rooms that are used and abused every day can lose their lustre. Is your living rooms looking a little run down? Is your bedroom just not how you remember it?

It's about time you thought about bringing your interior back to life. It's time for you to be creative again. Here are some ideas to get you started.

Drop In Some Vibrant Colours

Time can dull even the most vibrant of colours. But it's a problem that can easily be reversed. If your room lacks contrast, consider dropping in some brightly and lively colours. The effect can be especially dramatic when the room is otherwise quite plain. Colour highlights dotted throughout a room can lift the whole atmosphere.

Just make sure you don't focus too much on making sure that everything matches. That can look a ...

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posted by MY UNIQUE HOME | DESIGN MAGAZINE & DESIGN WORKSHOPS | INSPIRATION | SEASONAL  February 18, 2016 11:52 AM  Seasonal  comments (0)



10 tips to keep your heating costs down this winter

As winter sets in, it’s that time of year when we start to crank up the heating. With the cost of energy bills a big concern for UK households, there are lots of simple things you can do to keep cosy and reduce your fuel bills.  Here are some top tips from NHBC, the leading standard-setting body and warranty provider for new homes, to help you save on your winter bills:


  • Reduce draughts - an important job as winter approaches is to make sure that your house does not have any unintended draughts.  Floorboards and skirtings usually go ignored but cold air can easily filter through, so check for gaps and fill them in. Check to see if your letterbox is draughty, which can lead to cold hallways - installing a letter box draught excluder that fits onto the inside of your front door is an ...

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posted by MY UNIQUE HOME | DESIGN MAGAZINE & DESIGN WORKSHOPS | INSPIRATION | SEASONAL  January 13, 2016 4:32 PM  Seasonal  comments (0)


Wedding season gift guide by The National Gallery

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posted by MY UNIQUE HOME | DESIGN MAGAZINE & DESIGN WORKSHOPS | INSPIRATION | SEASONAL  January 06, 2016 5:33 PM  Seasonal  comments (0)



'Do you have enough chairs for your Christmas dinner?

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The time has come to start laying the table for Christmas - will all your guests fit around the table?


So Christmas is right around the corner and soon enough all our guests will be arriving to get their dibs on the pigs in blankets! But as another festive season is amongst us, some guests fear the dreaded makeshift seating arrangements of sitting on the floor when there isn’t enough chairs to go around. It’s the same old offering out of pillows, but once again wishing you had prepared for the influx of family and friends who can’t wait to sit down after their long journey for Christmas dinner!


The reason you’ve probably never considered getting hold of extra seating is because there isn’t enough space to store it, right? Well Stacking Chairs are a great way to provide that extra modern seating that you have needed every year and stack it ...

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posted by MY UNIQUE HOME | DESIGN MAGAZINE & DESIGN WORKSHOPS | INSPIRATION | SEASONAL  December 22, 2015 11:34 AM  Seasonal  comments (0)


Five Picks from the Stove Site Perfect for a Cosy Christmas

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We’ve found some great pieces for your home indoor and outdoor, from The Stove Site. The new year is fast approaching and there is no better time to have a fresh start and redecorate your home.


Wood burning stoves are being placed in more and more homes across the U.K  due to the increase in popularity. We’ve found the perfect company who sell wood burning stoves in the UK. We’ve chosen our favourite picks from their website especially for you:


·         The C four is new 4.9kW wood burning stove from Charnwood. The stove features one single air control for exceptional clean burning and outstanding efficiency  that helps give that rustic, country feel to the home


·         The Loxton Maxi convector is good for open plan spaces and provides better heat distribution and can heat up a larger area ...

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posted by MY UNIQUE HOME | DESIGN MAGAZINE & DESIGN WORKSHOPS | INSPIRATION | SEASONAL  December 18, 2015 3:28 PM  Seasonal  comments (0)


Easy Ways To Make Your Bedroom Feel Cosier This Winter

Your bedroom is a sanctuary. It’s the one place where you simply get to relax, recline and chill out. For that reason, it needs to feel incredible cosy and inviting - especially in winter. Here are some super easy ways to create that wonderful effect in your bedroom!

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Duvet Set

To get your personal paradise started you need to make sure that your bed is simply spot on. We recommend getting a high tog duvet set for the cosiest feeling in bed. The only downside is that you’ll struggle to get out of it in the mornings! Anything between 10.5 and 13.5 is perfect for those harshly cold winter months. Be sure to pick up the right one, else you’ll still be cold in the night! Compliment your new duvet with a set of four duck feather pillows. They’re ridiculously comfy - your head will literally sink into them. ...

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posted by MY UNIQUE HOME | DESIGN MAGAZINE & DESIGN WORKSHOPS | INSPIRATION | SEASONAL  December 14, 2015 1:52 PM  Seasonal  comments (0)


12 ways to have a more sustainable Christmas

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Christmas can feel like a moral dilemma - while many of us try to make ethical choices the rest of the year, it can be hard to know where to start during the festive season. It’s not always easy to avoid excess, especially when kids are pushing for the latest device. Not to mention the fear of not having enough gravy for a second round of turkey - which leads to buying more food than we really need. But despite the conflict, there are ways to make Christmas more sustainable. The choices we make - about what goes on our plates, what we buy for our loved ones and what we put on our skin – impacts our health, our wildlife and environment, and lives of people working in developing countries across the world.

Little choices can make a big difference, so this Christmas we’ve come up with 12 ways for ...

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posted by MY UNIQUE HOME | DESIGN MAGAZINE & DESIGN WORKSHOPS | INSPIRATION | SEASONAL  December 03, 2015 10:04 AM  Seasonal  comments (0)



New Gisela Graham Easter Collections 2016




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posted by MY UNIQUE HOME | DESIGN MAGAZINE & DESIGN WORKSHOPS | INSPIRATION | SEASONAL  November 26, 2015 11:04 AM  Seasonal  comments (0)


Stocking Filler Guide 2015

In amongst all the madness of shopping for your main Christmas presents you cannot forget the little stocking fillers. After all it’s Christmas tradition! But, so many of us leave it until last minute to pick up those little bits and pieces. That’s why we put together this guide. We want to give you an overview of a whole range of stocking filler ideas from right across the website, so you don’t have to spend hours browsing you can just go right to the products that will best fit!

Beauty Christmas Gifts – perfect for the beauty lover in your life. You can get individual items, like nail varnish, nourishing hand moisturiser, and a face mask, or a gift set. Gift sets take out the sometimes stressful present selection process. They come in a variety of themed bundles – from relaxation to glamour, so you will certainly find something that suits. Prices ...

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posted by MY UNIQUE HOME | DESIGN MAGAZINE & DESIGN WORKSHOPS | INSPIRATION | SEASONAL  November 24, 2015 3:17 PM  Seasonal  comments (0)


10 Ways To Improve The Heating Efficiency Of Your Home

Here are ten tips that are easy to implement that will help to keep the heat in your home this winter, and reduce your bills in the process.


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There are a lot of things that people can do to make sure that their home is being kept warm optimally, and these do not have to be expensive or difficult to do on your own, although some will require the skills of a professional.


1. Install Double Glazing


Double glazing is one thing on the list that may have some expense while also being something that the average person cannot do themselves. However, installing modern double glazing can reduce the cost to eat your home quite substantially, and over time the windows will end up paying for themselves in the ...

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posted by MY UNIQUE HOME | DESIGN MAGAZINE & DESIGN WORKSHOPS | INSPIRATION | SEASONAL  November 23, 2015 9:45 AM  Seasonal  comments (0)


HomeSense Hang a bauble campaign to help vulnerable children this Christmas

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Action for Children joins forces with HomeSense for the sixth year running to raise funds


Leading children’s charity Action for Children has partnered with brands for less homeware retailer, HomeSense, for the sixth consecutive year to raise funds for Action for Children this Christmas.

Customers at HomeSense are able to buy a Christmas bauble for £1, on which they can write a festive message or their happiest childhood Christmas memory before hanging it on a special HomeSense Christmas tree in their local store. All proceeds from the bauble donations will go to Action for Children and its local services.

Sarah Cook, Director of Fundraising at Action for Children, said: "We have been delivering our ‘Hang a Bauble’ campaign in partnership with HomeSense for the last six years, during which time it has been an overwhelming success. Last year through our campaign, HomeSense raised more than ...

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posted by MY UNIQUE HOME | DESIGN MAGAZINE & DESIGN WORKSHOPS | INSPIRATION | SEASONAL  November 09, 2015 10:25 AM  Seasonal  comments (0)


How to Make a Festive Ladder by House of Fraser


Laura Fulmine is a prolific interior stylist, art director and set designer who has worked across a number of highly respected interior publications. Here she shows us how to make a Christmas Ladder Tree.


Firstly measure out the widths of wood you want each rung on your ladder to be. They should get smaller towards the top step. We suggest 60cm for the bottom rung, 50cm for the middle and 40cm for the top.

Using a small hand saw, carefully cut down your pieces of birch.

Use a small hand drill to attach the rungs to the lengths of wood

Once each piece is firmly in place hammer some tacks into the wood on which to hang your decorations. You can also twist fairy lights around the ladder.

For an extra festive touch sprinkle the wood with some pine-scented oil.

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posted by MY UNIQUE HOME | DESIGN MAGAZINE & DESIGN WORKSHOPS | INSPIRATION | SEASONAL  November 05, 2015 10:21 AM  Seasonal  comments (0)


How to Get Your Home Ready for Christmas by Graham & Brown

There’s only a few months to go before Father Christmas does his rounds again. During this time, we’ve no doubt you’ll be busy with plenty of family gatherings. After all, what is Christmas for if not to get your friends and family around the dinner table to enjoy the festivities? 
The thought of entertaining guests can be stressful, especially if you’ve not decorated your home for a few years. However, getting your house ready for all of these impromptu visits is easy with Graham & Brown, and you’ll be amazed at just how much extra confidence you’ll get from rejuvenating your interior design. 
Our stunning designs and easy-to-use wallpapering methods make decorating a doddle. So don’t get caught in the Christmas rush and make sure your home is ready to make a statement. Here are a few tips to help you get your home ready for the festive season.
Start planning now and ...

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posted by MY UNIQUE HOME | DESIGN MAGAZINE & DESIGN WORKSHOPS | INSPIRATION | SEASONAL  November 03, 2015 12:05 PM  Seasonal  comments (0)


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