Embracing and Enjoying January and Beating the Winter Blues

As we arrive in the new year, many people realise that once Christmas and New Years festivities are out the way, the chilly month of January is upon us – this is a common feeling, and the name January blues is given to the feelings of low mood that many people have in this month. Winter can feel never ending and the festivities that we enjoy around midwinter are in the past.

Exchanging Contracts: Everything You Need to Know

Exchanging contracts is viewed as one of the most important stages of purchasing or selling a property because it is the moment at which ownership is officially transferred between parties. More generally, it marks the point at which both the seller and the buyer can start to relax, as the contract is now legally in force and they can start looking towards the next stage of their lives.

What to consider when buying a listed building

A listed building can be defined as a building of great importance or significant history. This could be due to its age, design, or because the building has once been occupied by a person or persons of historical importance. There is a list of these buildings and they are graded as I, II* or II. There are over 300,00 listed buildings in the UK. Listed buildings can be and often are occupied. Alterations and extensions can be carried out on listed buildings, however, it is worth noting that a building of listed status will often have more limitations as to the work that can be carried out. Applications to modernise the aesthetic of these buildings are likely to be rejected, however, improvements can often be made if the original style is maintained.

Creating a Kitchen that Makes you Happy

When it comes to the rooms in your home, the most important room that does the most for us is of course the kitchen. Having a kitchen that works well for you can really help you to be more organised and as it is a room that we all spend a lot of time in, we want it to be a place that we are happy and comfortable in too.