• How to furnish your home on a budget

    September 18, 2014

    If you're looking to revamp your property this season, here's the lowdown on where to find the best bargains, says Barry Cashin.

  • How to light your home

    September 18, 2014

    Each room has its own role to play in daily life so take this into account when planning lighting.

  • How to maximise space in a small home

    September 18, 2014

    No matter what your reason for living in a small space, you will have to make some compromises in your decorating, get really organised, and make some adjustments to your lifestyle to make everything fit.

  • Easy weekend makeover: The living room

    September 2, 2014

    If every aspect of the living room is planned and chosen carefully, you should be able to create a space where all facets are working together in harmony, explains Barry Cashin.

  • Meet our new interior design guru

    September 2, 2014

    We talk to Sarah Ward, an experienced interior designer, who has designed a wide range of properties from upmarket private homes to show homes and even nightclubs.

  • How to make the most of your home

    September 2, 2014

    If you are on the move then having a home that has been designed to impress is vital, because in a challenging property market, 'looks' rival location.

  • Property knowledge: make the most of your home

    September 2, 2014

    Buying, selling and renting a home all require decent knowledge of how the process - and the market - works. Here is some guidance to help you along the way.

  • The value of location: make the most of your home

    September 2, 2014

    One way to make the most of your home is to look around you and discover more about your locale. And if you look hard enough, you'll soon see just how location, property value and quality of life go hand in hand.

  • Loft conversions: the costs and planning

    June 21, 2012

    As property prices continue to struggle in many parts of Britain, the number of people staying put and converting their lofts into an extra room is on the rise.

  • Easy weekend makeover: The loft

    June 1, 2009

    One key area of home improvement growth has been extending or converting lofts to create additional living space. But what else can you do with a loft room, asks Barry Cashin.

  • Easy weekend makeover: The garden

    May 6, 2009

    There are three key components of the garden that, once improved, will give a functional use as well as adding to the general saleability of your home, says Barry Cashin.

  • Easy weekend makeover: The bathroom

    April 6, 2009

    A whole new look for the bathroom can be achieved with just a little planning and forethought, says Barry Cashin.

  • Easy weekend makeover: The kitchen

    February 26, 2009

    The kitchen is often the heart of the home. Here are our top tips for giving it a makeover, says Barry Cashin.