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.
A New One
This is the very first thing that you need
to consider. In the event ...>> full
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Evoke D2 Mio with Bluetooth Sanderson Edition (Chelsea) >> full
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 pure.com
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: www.sleepypeople.com
Eames Style White RAR Eiffel Rocking Chair
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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 ...
posted by MY UNIQUE HOME | DESIGN MAGAZINE & DESIGN WORKSHOPS | INSPIRATION | SEASONAL September 26, 2015 12:57 PM Seasonal comments (0)
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 ending! What are you excited for around this time of the year?
posted by MY UNIQUE HOME | DESIGN MAGAZINE & DESIGN WORKSHOPS | INSPIRATION | SEASONAL September 17, 2015 10:30 AM Seasonal comments (0)
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.
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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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
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 ...
posted by MY UNIQUE HOME | DESIGN MAGAZINE & DESIGN WORKSHOPS | INSPIRATION | SEASONAL September 16, 2015 11:38 AM Seasonal comments (0)
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 ...>> full
posted by MY UNIQUE HOME | DESIGN MAGAZINE & DESIGN WORKSHOPS | INSPIRATION | SEASONAL September 15, 2015 11:59 AM Seasonal comments (0)
|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 Shop, Luku Home, Stuff of Dreams, Skandihome 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 www.lukuhome.com/luxe
|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 ...
posted by MY UNIQUE HOME | DESIGN MAGAZINE & DESIGN WORKSHOPS | INSPIRATION | SEASONAL September 14, 2015 12:58 AM Seasonal comments (0)
www.elsieandfleur.co.uk 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.
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.
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)
Christmas, Wintry & Autumnal Picks from Wallsauce.com - An online store of Captivating Wall Murals & Canvases
Wallsauce.com 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.
Wallsauce.com 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. Wallsauce.com 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 ...
posted by MY UNIQUE HOME | DESIGN MAGAZINE & DESIGN WORKSHOPS | INSPIRATION | SEASONAL September 10, 2015 1:08 PM Seasonal comments (0)
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
Pictured Above: ...
posted by MY UNIQUE HOME | DESIGN MAGAZINE & DESIGN WORKSHOPS | INSPIRATION | SEASONAL September 08, 2015 10:30 AM Seasonal comments (0)
radiator valves alone could cut heating bills by 20%1
monitoring of heating, lighting and electrical appliances through Internet of
· The smart
monitoring system is controlled via an app on Android, iPhone or PC
model offers plug and play for immediate set-up.
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.
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.
remotely through either an iOS and Android app or a PC, users can simply
scan the Gateway with their ...>> full
posted by MY UNIQUE HOME | DESIGN MAGAZINE & DESIGN WORKSHOPS | INSPIRATION | SEASONAL September 04, 2015 8:53 AM Seasonal comments (0)
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.
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.
Choose Your Venue
posted by MY UNIQUE HOME | DESIGN MAGAZINE & DESIGN WORKSHOPS | INSPIRATION | SEASONAL July 23, 2015 2:50 PM Seasonal comments (1)
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 ...>> full
posted by MY UNIQUE HOME | DESIGN MAGAZINE & DESIGN WORKSHOPS | INSPIRATION | SEASONAL May 29, 2015 12:46 PM Seasonal comments (0)
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.
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
– they can also advise you on the correct tools.
2. ...>> full
posted by MY UNIQUE HOME | DESIGN MAGAZINE & DESIGN WORKSHOPS | INSPIRATION | SEASONAL April 21, 2015 7:24 PM Seasonal comments (0)
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
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 ...>> full
posted by MY UNIQUE HOME | DESIGN MAGAZINE & DESIGN WORKSHOPS | INSPIRATION | SEASONAL March 26, 2015 5:44 PM Seasonal comments (0)
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.
fresh and beautifully botanical, Apollo’s stunning range of floral prints are
bang-on-trend for 2015.
Shades of Green
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.
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. ...>> full
posted by MY UNIQUE HOME | DESIGN MAGAZINE & DESIGN WORKSHOPS | INSPIRATION | SEASONAL March 20, 2015 12:06 AM Seasonal comments (0)
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 ...>> full
posted by MY UNIQUE HOME | DESIGN MAGAZINE & DESIGN WORKSHOPS | INSPIRATION | SEASONAL March 12, 2015 5:44 PM Seasonal comments (0)
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
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
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 ...>> full
posted by MY UNIQUE HOME | DESIGN MAGAZINE & DESIGN WORKSHOPS | INSPIRATION | SEASONAL March 05, 2015 12:34 AM Seasonal comments (0)
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. >> full
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.
4. Date night ...
posted by MY UNIQUE HOME | DESIGN MAGAZINE & DESIGN WORKSHOPS | INSPIRATION | SEASONAL February 13, 2015 2:15 PM Seasonal comments (0)
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
with an empty bag or basket and go around your home, filling it ...>> full
posted by MY UNIQUE HOME | DESIGN MAGAZINE & DESIGN WORKSHOPS | INSPIRATION | SEASONAL November 20, 2014 11:41 AM Seasonal comments (0)