Improvements

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Perhaps you’re thinking of carrying out a few home improvements to make your living area more spacious? Or are you looking for ways to increase the value of your home before you sell?

How much is your house worth per square metre – and how much value would an extension add?

Thursday, 12 October 2017 | News

Properties in the priciest area of England and Wales can cost 25 times as much as in the cheapest area, according to analysis of 2016 property prices.

Be John Lewis’s guest in £2m pop-up apartment

Monday, 18 September 2017 | News

John Lewis has launched ‘The Residence’, its first fully furnished pop-up in-store apartment, where customers can take ‘try before you buy’ to a whole new level.

Are you safe from a carbon monoxide leak? Check your boiler during Gas Safety Week

Monday, 18 September 2017 | News

It’s Gas Safety Week (18-24 September 2017), which aims to raise awareness of the dangers of poorly maintained gas appliances that could result in gas leaks, fires, explosions and carbon monoxide poisoning.

Splash out on your bathroom to boost your home’s value

Friday, 01 September 2017 | News

Investing in wall and floor tiles, with good quality grouting, is the bathroom feature that will add the most value to your home, according to new research by an online retailer.

Get two FREE tickets to The National Homebuilding & Renovating Show

Thursday, 26 January 2017 | News

Moneywise is offering readers two tickets each, worth £36 a pair to one day of The National Homebuilding & Renovating Show, which takes place at the NEC in Birmingham from 23-26 March 2017.

Building a granny flat? Sort out the finances first

Thursday, 12 January 2017 | Article

More and more families are realising that having an elderly parent living with them could pay off.

Funny money: Copper load of this floor

Monday, 12 December 2016 | News

If you’re a regular listener of Share Radio on Wednesday mornings (which you should be!) you’ll have been treated to Moneywise editor Moira O’Neill talking about her...

Top tips for beating damp and mould

Friday, 09 December 2016 | Article

Read any debate about the private rented sector and you’ll notice that one issue comes up time and time again: damp.

10 unusual ways to boost your home's value

Friday, 14 October 2016 | Article

If you’re thinking of selling up, it’s good to know how desirable your property really is. We highlight the outside influences that could add thousands to your sale.

82% of Brits delay DIY jobs

Friday, 26 August 2016 | News

With the August Bank Holiday upon us – a traditional time for many to carry out DIY jobs – a new report has revealed that more than three quarters of us will delay home maintenance jobs for as long as possible.