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17 home DIY fails

A bent drill head

From shoddy cardboard furniture to wonky handmade sheds, here are some delightful decorating disasters to make you feel better about your own craftsmanship.

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Blog: Is Britain a nation of hoarders?

Garage full of clutter

The rise of self-storage businesses has been driven by our love of shopping and our inability to throw things away. Is Britain a nation of hoarders?

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The cost of 221B Baker Street

The cost of 221B Baker street teaser

Sherlock Holmes has a swish London lifestyle, but how much does it cost to live in 221B Baker Street? This infographic looks at the cost of being Sherlock.

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Do you own an embarrassing home?

Messy bedroom

Nearly half of Brits are so embarrassed by how their home looks that they avoid inviting people over, a new study claims.

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Artex & animal heads top new home decorating turn-offs list

Deer heads on wall

Stuffed animals, floral carpets and Artex ceilings are among the UK’s biggest decorating turn-offs, according to new research.

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How to add space and light to your home

A living room

Whether your home is small or simply cluttered, add space and light with these top tips from Kevin McCloud, presenter of Channel 4 show Grand Designs.

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How to achieve a successful house sale in 2013

An estate agent's display of houses for sale

Failed to sell your home at the end of 2012? Well, the market might be currently favouring buyers but there are plenty of things you can do to improve your chances of achieving a successful sale in 2013.

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Tales of a first-time buyer

A sold sign outside a house

Buying your first property can be a stressful, confusing and frustrating process but I have learned a lot, writes first-time buyer Fiona Creedon. Here are her first-time buyer tips.

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Buying a home: New or used property?

Red cottage front door
When it comes to buying a home are you looking for a new-build to move straight into, or a used property to do up and make your own?  Read More…

What relaxed planning rules mean for homeowners

A conservatory

The government has announced proposals to relax planning rules and allow homeowners to build large extensions and conservatories without planning permission. We look at how will this affect households.

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