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Historic Houses and Glorious Gardens

Whether it’s meandering round a manor or stepping back in time 

Meander round a medieval barn, wander among works of art and get away from it all in Essex’s inspiring gardens and historic gems.

In the heart of the county, September sees the return of the Chelmsford Heritage Open Days (8th to 11th September) with a host …

Health / Home and Garden

Sleep well and beat the summer swelter in bed

With the hot weather truly upon us, getting a good night’s sleep is more important than ever. Renowned bed linen expert and co-founder of Tielle Love Luxury, Robert Lancaster Gaye reveals the top tips for getting a good night’s sleep and being able to enjoy the hot weather and wake up fresh over the next few nights.

Swap …

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Choosing the right rugs for your home

Choosing the right rugs for your home

Darren Stanley from Land of Rugs shares his tips for finding a rug to suit your home.

Well-chosen rugs are wonderful things. They can really pull a room together and bring a sense of warmth to your home that you just can’t get from a hardwood or tiled floor. Buying …

Home and Garden

Top tips for buying a bed

Why not give your mattress or bed an MOT with these top 10 buying tips?


With so many different types of beds on the market how do you decide which is best for you? Pocket sprung or a memory foam mattress? Divan or bedstead?

Getting professional advice can help you through the bed-buying process. Simon Bambridge of, founder member of The …

Home and Garden

An essential guide to wet rooms

If the days of soaking in the tub for hours on end are behind you then its time to invest in a wet room.

It’s official, wet rooms are having an interior moment. Convenient for our busy everyday lives and less hassle than having to clean a bath and shower screen, here’s a quick guide to …

Home and Garden

15 Garden makeover tips

With the Easter weekend finally here and the promise of warmer weather, many of us will be heading out into the garden for a spring clean.

If tidying the garden is on your to do list this Easter, has compiled a list of 15 ways to spruce up your garden on a budget

Paint old plant pots

Don’t buy …

Home and Garden

Top tips on adding a conservatory to your home

Add a conservatory to your home

There are few home improvements that carry the weight and utility of a conservatory. Easy to erect and cheaper than the comparatively-expensive undertaking that is an extension, conservatories are perfect for brightening up your home, letting in light, creating space and increasing the value of your home.

Anglian Home Improvements has …

Home and Garden

2016 Garden Design Trends

2016 design trends to incorporate in to your garden

To give you inspiration for the upcoming year of horticulture, Wyevale Garden Centres have picked out this year’s biggest trends in garden design for us alongside their tips on how to incorporate them in to your own garden.

Mix garden styles together

In 2016, a less rigid approach to …

Finance / Home and Garden

New study reveals a third of over-55s want to downsize

One in three homeowners aged 55+ (32.6%) are considering or expect to consider downsizing, according to a new study from the International Longevity Centre – UK (ILC).

This figure rises to nearly one in two of all homeowners aged 55+ (48.2%) when factoring in those who have already sold their home and bought somewhere smaller (15.6%).

The …

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Love your bedroom

Nothing beats falling asleep in fresh bedding but why stop there? The bedroom can be given a whole new look with some simple touches…