Moving in Check List This Winter

Moving in Check List This Winter

When it comes to moving to a new house this can be a stressful time. If you are moving over winter, there can be a few extra complications that make moving abit more difficult than usual. Let our hand... Read More

Lighting Your Home for the Perfect Sale

Lighting Your Home for the Perfect Sale

  When it comes to selling your home then you need to put in a lot of work to show it off in its best light. You want people to be able to see the true beauty inside your walls and be able to ... Read More

Bedroom Décor This Winter

Bedroom Décor This Winter

As the weather begins to turn colder, you will want to adjust your bedroom accordingly. You want it to be a cosy oasis of warmth to get you through the winter months. So have a read at our ideas on ho... Read More

Need inspiration to change your home?

Need inspiration to change your home?

  When it comes to giving your home a makeover it can be hard to know where to start. However, not all changes need to be big and bold. Sometimes it is best to start with small changes and let... Read More

Is your home Instagramable?

Is your home Instagramable?

When it comes to social media, we all want to look our best. With Instagram it can seem like an expensive dream to make your home look good enough to showcase. However, whilst much of it is down to li... Read More

Preparing your home for autumn

Preparing your home for autumn

Summer is at an end and the leaves are beginning to turn. As the world changes to colours of red and gold, you need to start looking at what you can do to get your home ready for autumn. Along with au... Read More

A beginners guide to mortgages

A beginners guide to mortgages

When it comes to buying a home, it can be a scary prospect. This is likely to be the biggest purchase you will ever make. When it comes to mortgages, it can be easy to get confused by the variety and ... Read More

Your furniture is talking to you: signs you need to redecorate

Your furniture is talking to you: signs you need to redecorate

There’s nothing like living in a home where everything seems to suggest you’re comfortable and happy. However, when your furniture begins to talk to you and a quick look at a magazine or a... Read More

Top tips on how to budget your bills with your social life

Top tips on how to budget your bills with your social life

Spending time with friends and acquaintances is great but it's also one of the easiest ways to spend a lot of money without even noticing it. From drinks, show tickets and dinners, to taxis and la... Read More

Need help moving as a single parent?

Need help moving as a single parent?

Moving is hard and time-consuming at the best of times. It’s even harder and more complicated for single parents who have more than themselves to think about. You don’t have another mind o... Read More

Decorating your house on a budget

Decorating your house on a budget

When it comes to the build-up of buying a house, without a choice, you have to spend a drastic amount of money from your deposit fee, valuation fee, stamp duty and the list goes on. Feel like you are ... Read More

Who’s happier – renters or home owners?

Who’s happier – renters or home owners?

There has always been a great debate over whether renters or owners are happier. Many years ago, buying a house was part of growing up. You were not accomplished until you had a property in your name,... Read More

Should you make your home “smart”?

Should you make your home “smart”?

What is smart home technology, exactly?   It’s gadgets and gizmos that help you control and secure your home remotely, and cut your energy usage and bills.   You can contro... Read More

Keeping your home cool during summer heatwaves

Keeping your home cool during summer heatwaves

Improve your home life during summer months and ensure any viewers or visitors stay comfortable.    Britain has had better weather than the Mediterranean, Hawaii and The Bahamas so fa... Read More

Buying a renovation property: A guide

Buying a renovation property: A guide

Buying an empty house that needs a bit of renovation and restoration can be very exciting. You are presented with a blank canvas that allows you to change anything you like and design the house of you... Read More

Which housing survey or report is right for you?

Which housing survey or report is right for you?

When you’re in the throes of purchasing a new house and have what you think is the home of your dreams, it is important not to get carried away – a home is the most important purchase you ... Read More

Landscaping is the best way to add value to your home

Landscaping is the best way to add value to your home

The study shows that by landscaping your outside space you could add as much as 77% to the value of your property with the estimated cost averaging £2,750 compared to around £80,000 which ... Read More

How long does the moving process take?

How long does the moving process take?

We often have clients ask us how long it will take them to move into a new home. In a perfect world, an offer would be accepted and you would be unpacking boxes six weeks later. However, this isn&rsqu... Read More

Tips for adding luxury to your home

Tips for adding luxury to your home

If you are thinking of updating the look of your home and would like to add a touch of luxury without a complete renovation, there are a few tricks that can help you achieve the desired result. &nb... Read More

Tips for hosting a perfect BBQ!

Tips for hosting a perfect BBQ!

It is great fun being invited to a BBQ, especially since you don’t need to worry about hosting, cooking or cleaning up afterwards. But, that said, if you do fancy hosting one for yourself, then ... Read More

Landlord tip: invest in family homes

Landlord tip: invest in family homes

So it stands to reason that many tenants today could be looking for a home to raise a family. If you’re a landlord looking to expand your portfolio with a perfect property for a longer-term t... Read More

Refreshing your home for a summer sale or let!

Refreshing your home for a summer sale or let!

While you’ve probably updated your wardrobe for the heat, have you thought about revamping the home décor to fit the new season? This is especially useful for those looking to sell or let... Read More

Special day out ideas for Father’s Day

Special day out ideas for Father’s Day

16th June means Father's Day - a time to celebrate all the father figures with a day out they're sure to love. From the adventurous trips to brain teasing quizzes, it’s sure to make even... Read More

Period property vs. new builds: the positives of both

Period property vs. new builds: the positives of both

Not much divides opinion among homeowners like the period property vs. new build debate.   Period properties are full of character; they embody British architecture at its finest, be that t... Read More

Refresh your garden shed in time for the summer!

Refresh your garden shed in time for the summer!

The only problem with having a garden shed is that if you don’t maintain it and keep it in a good condition, it can turn into a dumping ground and become neglected and damaged by the weather. ... Read More

Tips to getting a mortgage if you’re a freelancer

Tips to getting a mortgage if you’re a freelancer

It’s no secret that banks and building societies prefer to offer mortgages to those that work for employers and have an added degree of job security, than to those working for themselves. Howeve... Read More

Life hacks: 7 incredible ways to keep your home clean with Baking Soda

Life hacks: 7 incredible ways to keep your home clean with Baking Soda

Baking soda, or sodium bicarbonate, is something that almost all households will have somewhere in their fridge or in the back of a cupboard. Believe it or not, it is one of the most versatile and eff... Read More

Confusion among first time buyers could be a costly mistake

Confusion among first time buyers could be a costly mistake

But, sadly, new research suggests this is the case among a good proportion of first-time buyers, with many left ‘extremely confused’ when it comes to the various stages of buying a propert... Read More

The beginners guide for growing your own food at home

The beginners guide for growing your own food at home

Deciding on what to grow could depend on the space you have available. If you don’t have a garden, then you can still grow some vegetables using window boxes, grow bags or pots, just keep them i... Read More

Balcony spring inspiration!

Balcony spring inspiration!

Spring is finally here, we’re anticipating much warmer weather over the coming months. After spending the first part of the year cooped up indoors, it’s time to enjoy the outdoors. &nbs... Read More

5 ways to make money from real estate without buying a second property

5 ways to make money from real estate without buying a second property

Earn money from renting out part of your home   If you only need money in the short term or just need to earn a little extra cash each month or now and then, thanks to the Intern... Read More

Housewarming parties the do’s and don’ts!

Housewarming parties the do’s and don’ts!

Moving properties, especially for first-timers, is hard work and worthy of celebration once it is complete. But while you might have some wild ideas of throwing a legendary housewarming party it&rsquo... Read More

Succulents: The Growing Sensation

Succulents: The Growing Sensation

Rather than simply being standard plants, succulents have become an interior design accessory for many homes and workplaces. You won’t have to look too hard to find succulents being used, nor wi... Read More

9 home cleaning tasks that take less than a minute

9 home cleaning tasks that take less than a minute

Thankfully, there are plenty of all important chores that you can do which take no time at all.    So, if you need to try out a spot of speed cleaning, perhaps for a visitor, a viewing... Read More

Tips for Allergy prevention in the home

Tips for Allergy prevention in the home

You can face allergies whilst out and about, whilst at work and even whilst you are at home.   You might not have much control over whether or not you come across your triggers whilst you a... Read More

Are you prepared for the dreaded spring clean?

Are you prepared for the dreaded spring clean?

Very few people look forward to spring cleaning their home as it takes up a fair amount of time and it isn't the most interesting of ways to spend the day. However, it’s something that needs... Read More

5 ways to make your home more relaxing and peaceful

5 ways to make your home more relaxing and peaceful

Whilst our homes are going to feel relaxing to us, that doesn’t mean that we couldn’t benefit from a few extra touches to really up the relaxation.   To help you create a home t... Read More

Bring the love in!

Bring the love in!

Not only can restaurants and pubs be busy, which makes it hard to make a booking, but they can be expensive too. This means that plenty of couples spend the night in together.   The only is... Read More

Property planning for 2019

Property planning for 2019

For some people this could be in their personal life, such as finding love, or perhaps getting fit. But for others those aims can be a little different. Property plann... Read More

Fit & fabulous

Fit & fabulous

2019 is well underway so it’s time to wipe the slate clean. Time to end the debauchery of New year and the festive period; the booze, the food, the dodgy dancing...   As we emerge fro... Read More

Ideal plants and flowers to plant in January

Ideal plants and flowers to plant in January

However, the payoff is worth it. When planting in January, you will need to use new compost and sow seeds as close to the surface as possible. This will give you the best chance of success. It’s... Read More

How to avoid the mistakes every new home buyer makes

How to avoid the mistakes every new home buyer makes

Buying a home is a long process and will require a lot of research; you don’t simply show up have a look around and then sign something and transfer the money.   There is a lot of wor... Read More

Colour trends for 2019

Colour trends for 2019

Whether you’re focusing on one room or the entire house, it’s helpful to know which colours are popular with others. There are a number of colour trends expected for 2019, many of which ha... Read More

Mortgage saving tips for the New Year

Mortgage saving tips for the New Year

If you’ve been planning to start saving for a mortgage then now is a good time to get things in place. You might even be able to make a head start on 2019 by saving up a little before the year i... Read More

5 NY Resolutions for selling your home in 2019

5 NY Resolutions for selling your home in 2019

For many this could be buying or selling a home, a popular activity in the first few months of the year as major life decisions like moving jobs are made or interest in a property that was piqued over... Read More

The tricks to bleeding your radiator and ensuring a warm winter ahead!

The tricks to bleeding your radiator and ensuring a warm winter ahead!

Step 1: Turn your heating on   Remember to wait until your radiators are fully heated as you need to build up the pressure inside the radiator to be able to force the air out.   ... Read More

How much should you save up before looking for your dream property?

How much should you save up before looking for your dream property?

I think that is something everyone is going to know before they even start saving, but how much do you really need to save before you can go out and start looking?   Your mortgage deposit ... Read More

How many viewings does the average buyer go on? The answer may surprise you!

How many viewings does the average buyer go on? The answer may surprise you!

As ever, we like to keep sellers up to date with the latest home-buying news. After all, if you can understand the mindset, motivations and desires of prospective buyers, you can better tailor your sa... Read More

Don’t wait until the New Year to tick moving home off your resolutions!

Don’t wait until the New Year to tick moving home off your resolutions!

But just because Christmas and the New Year are approaching that doesn’t mean it’s too late! You can still find and move into your new home before 2019. You’ll have to act quickly bu... Read More

The ultimate guide to moving home in bad weather

The ultimate guide to moving home in bad weather

At first, you might not really take the weather into consideration much, after all your belongings will be in a moving truck or similar vehicle. But that isn’t exactly true- after all they have ... Read More

Cosy décor ideas to snuggle down to!

Cosy décor ideas to snuggle down to!

There are plenty of ways you can do that and they don’t all involve turning your heating up or sitting in front of your fire. You can do much more than just that and best of all making your ... Read More

Simple and non permanent tips to decorate a rental like you own it

Simple and non permanent tips to decorate a rental like you own it

Here are some high-impact (but low cost) ways you can bring temporary personality and style to your home...   You don't have to accept your kitchen counters as-is Unsightly old count... Read More

9 things I wish I’d known about decorating a first home

9 things I wish I’d known about decorating a first home

1. Buy your big pieces of furniture second-hand: This is not just about saving money, it's also about how your style will change as you learn what you like and don't like. Don't spend a lo... Read More

What happens after your offer has been accepted?

What happens after your offer has been accepted?

Finding the house of your dreams is an exciting process. Finally discovering the abode that ticks all your boxes is like striking a goldmine, but if your dream house is someone else’s version of... Read More

How to get a great first night's sleep in your new home

How to get a great first night's sleep in your new home

Needless to say, moving house is an incredibly stressful process. This tension, in addition to the sudden change in environment, can make it very difficult to drift off at night. However, there are ce... Read More

A quarter of tenants would pay more to live with their pet

A quarter of tenants would pay more to live with their pet

Recent research from Your Move has revealed that a dog really can be considered a man’s best friend, with tenants happy to pay more rent each month to live with their pet than for any other &lsq... Read More

The benefits of having a listing agent

The benefits of having a listing agent

There’s no doubt that selling your house is a big task in itself. You’re faced with the fairly considerable job of trying to put your house onto the market to get it bought. To try and mak... Read More

How To Manage Stress During The Selling Process

How To Manage Stress During The Selling Process

Selling your home can be a stressful endeavour. It’s often fraught with complications and problems, and this can inevitably wind up being an issue for people to deal with. It’s easy to get... Read More

Amazing Lighting Ideas For Your Home

Amazing Lighting Ideas For Your Home

It’s simple and very no-thrills in the majority of cases which is a real shame because lighting can be used to great effect. You can literally transform the look and feel of a room with the l... Read More

Great ideas for your housewarming party

Great ideas for your housewarming party

Because it’s highly likely you’ve just moved into a new house and that means you can start planning a celebratory housewarming party. But before you start making plans and inviting friends... Read More

5 things that can reduce the value of your property

5 things that can reduce the value of your property

You might find yourself needing a bigger property and will have no choice but to sell your home only to find that its value has dropped considerably because of something that seemed trivial at the tim... Read More

8 Ways To Give Your Spare Room The WOW Factor!

8 Ways To Give Your Spare Room The WOW Factor!

It’s that storage room that you’ll eventually get around to doing something with or that spare bedroom without a bed or if we’re being a bit more honest that junk room that we just d... Read More

The Two Home Hot Spots

The Two Home Hot Spots

When it comes to selling your home, we all often face the dilemma of whether you spend money on a home you are moving out of, or face the worry that not spending some money on your property may affect... Read More

Keeping your property safe this summer

Keeping your property safe this summer

With the finer weather finally here, many of us are likely to spend more time socialising or relaxing in the garden, or away from home altogether on a seasonal break or weekend away. However, don'... Read More

Make the most of your property viewing

Make the most of your property viewing

With the August Bank Holiday approaching, it’s likely that house hunters will want to use the long weekend to explore new properties. But to ensure that buyers get the most out of their visit, w... Read More

Preparing a property to let

Preparing a property to let

Preparing a property in an effective way prior to making it available to rent can help landlords to secure a quality tenant and a great rental return. Finishing a home to rent in an appealing way, wit... Read More

Garden party galore

Garden party galore

From barbeques to bank holiday, there’s nothing like a true British summer. This year, make the most of the weather and host the ultimate garden party with Bridgman’s selection of incredib... Read More

Colourful kitchens this summer

Colourful kitchens this summer

If you’re thinking of whether or not to update your colour home’s colour scheme this summer, the kitchen can be a good place to introduce vivid colours and interesting designs - both on th... Read More

Buy for less with these top tips

Buy for less with these top tips

Finding and acquiring the right home can be highly stressful and time-consuming, as well as full of pitfalls that may not be apparent until well after the property is bought. Choosing the right e... Read More

Protect your property this summer

Protect your property this summer

Hurrah! Holiday season is here again, but if you or your tenant is due to be jetting away, or your property is currently empty, there’s a number of things you need to take into consideration tha... Read More

The wonders of parquet

The wonders of parquet

There's no denying it, there's something rather special about parquet wood flooring. Radiating elegance and sophistication, it can't help but get noticed. Once eye-wateringly expensive, in... Read More

Top tips for downsizing

Top tips for downsizing

For those nearing retirement, it's common to consider downsizing as a way to free up some extra cash and move to a more manageable property. Nevertheless, many people can still be put off by the s... Read More

Top tips for a healthier BBQ

Top tips for a healthier BBQ

The summer BBQ can be heavy on fat and calories but there are easy ways to create a healthier BBQ feast without scrimping on taste.  Try these simple tips from The Yorkshire Dietitian Vanessa Qua... Read More

Let there be light!

Let there be light!

Although one of the most underestimated design tools, lighting can have a transformational effect on the interior concept, changing the mood or feel of a room in the blink of a switch. With the right ... Read More

Interior design tips to help sell

Interior design tips to help sell

With the winter weather (hopefully) soon to give way to better weather, it's time for many home owners to focus their energies on selling up. A clean, tidy and uncluttered home is key to making... Read More

Preparing your home for summer

Preparing your home for summer

Before you can get out and enjoy the brighter weather coming our way in a few months, there are a number of jobs that need completing around your home during spring. From garden work, cupboard prep an... Read More

Decluttering tips for your spring wardrobe

Decluttering tips for your spring wardrobe

Is your closet becoming a little too cluttered? Winter coats, sizable shoe collections and plenty of rarely worn items can all take up valuable space in your closet, making it cramped and cluttered by... Read More

Affordable art deco

Affordable art deco

Art Deco style is characterised by rich colours, bold geometry, and decadent detail work. Dating back to Paris in the early 20th century it was isolated to society’s elite. Having reached the he... Read More

Top tips for moving with children

Top tips for moving with children

It’s commonly known that the most frequently-occurring accidents happen in the home, and the last thing you want is for them to happen part-way through your move! With a little extra care and at... Read More

Spread the love

Spread the love

As we head into February, the next big holiday is on people's minds: Valentine's Day. Whether you love it or hate, you'll be surrounded by all things heart-shaped, pink and red for the nex... Read More

A wonderful working space

A wonderful working space

A recent survey revealed home working is up by a fifth compared to a decade ago, so whether you currently abide by these statistics or fancy trying it out, now is the perfect time to refresh your spar... Read More

The Purr-fect design

The Purr-fect design

Stacey Sibley, Creative Director of leading interior designers Alexander James Interior Design, offers her top tips for transforming your home into a 'purrfect' sanctuary for your four-le... Read More

The cosiest month yet

The cosiest month yet

January and February can be freezing but if you’re dreading the cold weather, you're not alone. Nearly half of Brits admit to feeling low during the dark evenings so to help the nation see t... Read More

It’s time to dress up

It’s time to dress up

With the dark nights and cold days, often we can’t wait to get back into bed. This January, take your bedroom from boring to beautiful with these styling tips from Jackie McLoughlin at British b... Read More

CGI takes on Britain's dream home in a series of stunning photos, but how close is it to your daydream?

CGI takes on Britain's dream home in a series of stunning photos, but how close is it to your daydream?

Two fifths of us covet a custom-built house, but what would it look like? GoCompare Mortgages has revealed the features most in demand for ‘Britain’s ideal home*’. Working with Marc ... Read More

10 beautiful baubles guaranteed to make your tree shine this Christmas

10 beautiful baubles guaranteed to make your tree shine this Christmas

Glass Beaded Bauble £5.00 – Next. Classy and fabulous – there isn’t a better way to describe this beautiful bauble. We love the elegant colour, which would look perfect agai... Read More

Hello Winter! Magical uses for your outdoor space this Christmas season

Hello Winter! Magical uses for your outdoor space this Christmas season

Sure, gardens are glorious in the summer when your planters are in full bloom and you’re soaking up the sunshine but when the mercury drops, you might be less inclined to spend time outdoors. Wh... Read More

Award Winners! The lettings team strikes Gold with Exceptional performance

Award Winners! The lettings team strikes Gold with Exceptional performance

We are delighted to have won a prestigious Gold Award for Exceptional service at the recent EA Masters event at the O2. We are the only Chiswick based agent, whether traditional, hybrid or online, to ... Read More

Doing some DIY this weekend? Take a look at this advice...

Doing some DIY this weekend? Take a look at this advice...

DIY. Often beginning with the age-old question of ‘how hard can it be’ and resulting in multiple disputes and often more problems than you started with. We’re all guilty of getting c... Read More

Not getting a good nights sleep? Use this simple design advice to create a perfect slumber.

Not getting a good nights sleep? Use this simple design advice to create a perfect slumber.

Whether you’re the type of person who requires a solid 8 hours or can happily get on with your day with limited shut eye, it cannot be denied that being in bed is great! A good night’s sle... Read More

Kate Beavis, a vintage/mid-century style expert gives us her advice when it comes to design.

Kate Beavis, a vintage/mid-century style expert gives us her advice when it comes to design.

Ever feel like modern furniture isn’t made to last anymore and that pandering to faddish homeware trends is just money down the drain? Vintage furniture and homeware can often be more costly tha... Read More

Everything you need to know before starting a kitchen renovation

Everything you need to know before starting a kitchen renovation

The funds are in place, your inspiration is flowing and you’ve been dreaming about your new kitchen for months, maybe even years. Yet, stop what you’re doing! Before you start to rip out y... Read More

Update your interior this October with this easy guide

Update your interior this October with this easy guide

If you’re thinking of redecorating this month, it can be difficult to know where to begin. From what room to start in, whether or not to buy that new piece of furniture or what colour palette wo... Read More

How to make a rental property feel like home

How to make a rental property feel like home

Renting a home is a reality for most of us at some point in our lives. Strict landlords and lengthy, written contracts can mean that the renter must play by a plethora of rules or risk losing their de... Read More