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13th April 2018

How to Spring Clean the Outside of Your House

How to Spring Clean the Outside of Your House

With the return of the sun, there’s no better time than to give your home a fresh lick of paint, a tidy, and some a new energy. It’s not just inside the home that you can make renovation though, as the outside deserves just as much attention! Embrace the season and spend some time in the sunshine making your home as appealing on the outside as it is on the inside.

1. A Warm Welcome 

If first impressions are anything to put stock in, then the front of your house should be a statement. Give your front door a little bit of attention to instantly make your home feel brand new. Whether you pick a bold new colour, polish the fittings or freshen up with a with a new door altogether, your front door is the gateway to your home and should be the first port of call. It can be as simple as a new knocker or a seasonal spring wreath.

2. Green thumbs 

Spring is in full bloom and there is no finer time than to get out in the gardens and pay them a little TLC. Give your lawn some attention and trim back any unruly growth that has occurred, before planting some beautiful flowers or bushes to expand the palette of colour. If you’re not blessed with the greenest of fingers, then try a few planters that are a little easier to upkeep and organise. Whatever you do, whether it be in the front or the rear of the house, be sure keep the garden buzzing with bee-friendly foliage.

 3. A Social Spot 

Expand into the garden with a new set of chairs and a gathering point in the garden to ensure you’re equipped to take advantage of the weather on those sunny days. After you’ve put in so much work upping the curbside appeal of your home it would be a shame to not be ready to fully enjoy the fruits of your labour.

4. Spring Cleaning 

It isn’t just the inside of the home that needs a yearly deep clean, so there’s no better time than now to get out there and give your home a scrub down. Remember to clean out the gutters, windows, roof, and any other fascia of your home to keep it fresh and happy.

Once you’re done with the outside of your home, head on down to our showroom in Weston-super-Mare, or drop us a line on 01934 513740 to speak to our experienced, knowledgeable staff. They will provide you with support and the dedicated assistance to help you find the perfect items for every room in the house. 


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23rd March 2018

Easy Ways to Bring Spring into Your Home

Easy Ways to Bring Spring into Your Home

Winter might be lasting a little longer than usual this year, but we’ve finally made it through the snow and you can hear the birds chirping the announcement of spring for real this time. With that in mind, we’ve put together a few easy tips to help you put the spring back in your step and spruce up your home for the season.

The living room is where we spend the majority of our time and usually where we welcome and entertain our guests, so is usually the first port of call when doing a little spring cleaning. You can transform the room and make it as fresh as the dew-speckled grass with a few simple little tricks.

Whilst heavy fabrics such as silk, tweed and velvet work year-round, you can breathe a new life into the room by replacing your cushions with a spring selection, much like we do our own wardrobes. Working within a bright colour scheme you can use lighter fabrics to match the season such as cotton or linen and uplift the room with little to no effort at all.

Spring is the season when everything is fresh, new and green and so there is no finer time than now to grab some statement vases like this beautiful metallic rose tinted glass vase and fill them with whatever bold piece of verdant loveliness you so choose; this cream tulip stems perhaps? Fitting in perfectly on the dining table, coffee table or even bedside cabinets, invite the season into your home.

Sometimes you don’t have to buy something new at all to give a room a completely fresh feeling. Try rearranging your furniture to achieve instant gratification and a quick energy boost. If space is limited and rearranging isn’t possible, give the room a thorough clean by moving heavy furniture such as the sofa and cleaning underneath and around it.

Finally, another way to brighten up the season is to bring in some new colour. Perhaps a brightly coloured runner rug or a new piece of art hung on the wall. A bold splash of something vibrant can bring a lot of light and life to a room.

If you want to do something a little more drastic and are in the market for some entirely new furniture head to our showroom in Weston-super-Mare or drop us a line on 01934 513740 to speak to our experienced, knowledgeable staff. They will provide you with support and dedicated assistance to help you find the perfect items for every room in the house. 


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23rd February 2018

It's Time to Think About Spring Cleaning

It's Time to Think About Spring Cleaning

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After a long winter that never seemed to end, the daffodils are finally blooming, the sun is shining, and we actually managed to get some washing dry on the line this week! It can only mean that spring is right around the corner, so now is a great time to start thinking about throwing the windows open, getting rid of the winter cobwebs, and giving your home a deep clean in preparation for the warmer months. 

If you are thinking about setting aside some time to get your home in order this weekend, here are our top tips to get you on your way.

 

Create a checklist for each room

Create a simple checklist for each room to make sure you cover all of your bases. Start at the top of each room and work down to create a structured plan of attack. Keep this for next year, adding the time each job took, to allow you to hone your spring clean schedule year on year.

 

De-clutter

Stark minimalism isn't everyone’s bag and doesn't really scream of a cosy lived-in home, however, this is the time to get rid of, or store away, items that haven't been used much, if at all, for months. Rule of thumb tends to be: if it hasn't been used since this time last year, it can probably go in the loft, under the stairs or to the local charity shop.

 

Floors and walls

The largest visual spaces in your home are the floors, ceilings and walls. Ceilings can be brushed and vacuumed, and walls come up well with the same process plus a light wash over with warm water and a little dish soap. Carpets and rugs should be cleaned with carpet cleaning equipment to bring up a winter’s worth of dirt and grime. 

 

Fully utilise the dishwasher

You will be amazed at what you can use your dishwasher for. Combs & hairbrushes, plastic toys, pet food/water bowls, trainers and even golf balls can be cleaned to a sparkling standard whilst leaving you free to tick a few more items off of your list as it cycles through.

 

Head to our showroom in Weston-super-Mare or drop us a line on 01934 513740 to speak to our experienced, knowledgeable staff. They will provide you with support and dedicated assistance to help you find the perfect items for every room in the house. 

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8th February 2018

Top Things to do in Weston-super-Mare this Spring

Top Things to do in Weston-super-Mare this Spring

The daffodils are sprouting, the days getting longer, and everyone seems to have a bounce in their step. This can only mean one thing: Spring is nearly here! As we get ready to wave goodbye to winter its time to get out and about. With that in mind here are some great things for you and the family to enjoy in the town that never stops giving - Weston Super Mare.

 

Grand Pier Fireworks: Saturday 10th Feb.

Cap off a great family day out by walking along our famous Grand Pier and enjoying this spectacular display starting at 6:30pm. Watching from the pier is ticket only so be quick and get yours from the pier’s gift shop or online through their website. Standard tickets are £7.50 or £12.50 for Gold tickets which include a hot food selection and traditional fish and chips available at the Boardwalk Cafe situated at the Pavilion entrance.

 

Valentine's Date Night at the Zoo: Wednesday 14th Feb

Tired of the same Valentine's day dates? Looking to spice up the yearly routine? Fancy spending it with Rhinos? OK, the latter question may not have crossed your mind, however, that means, in all likelihood, it hasn't crossed the mind of your significant other and makes for a uniquely surprising Valentine's day treat. The evening runs from 5:30pm to 8:30pm and includes a two-course meal.

 

The Weston Super Half: Sunday 18th March

The Grand Pier has teamed up with double Olympic gold medallist James Cracknell OBE for a special half marathon. This community-based event starts at 9:30am just outside the Grand Piers entrance (Marine Parade) and allows runners to take in Weston-super-Mare’s greatest sights before finishing in the grandeur of the Grand Pier’s end.

 

Weston Sand Sculpture Festival: From 30th March

Weston Super Mare is well known for its stunning beaches. You don't need an excuse to visit them, but why not make a day of it and visit our iconic pier after taking in the sandy artistry on show at the Sand Sculpture Festival? Now entering its 13th year, this is an event you won't want to miss out on.

 

Cycling and Country Walks: All Year Round

Finally, there is no better way, or place, to revel in the splendour of the emerging wild spring flowers and newly leaved trees than walking or cycling through our many parks and natural trust sites. Sand Point, Middle Hope and Brean Down offer you and your family stunning views everywhere you care to look. Brean Down has great views of Weston Bay and even the South Wales coast on a clear day, whilst majestic ponies graze on the Down, and Brean Down Fort is just a short distance away. West Mendip Way, Crook Peak, Ebbor Gorge and Uphill Nature Reserve are all fabulous places to take in the spring flora and fauna. Cycle along the many routes available including The Strawberry Line, a dedicated cycle route that allows you to take in some of North Somerset’s most eye-catching vistas.

 

Head to our showroom in Weston-super-Mare or drop us a line on 01934 513740 to speak to our experienced, knowledgeable staff. They will provide you with support and dedicated assistance to help you find the perfect items for every room in the house.

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