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    Light up your room with Hive Bulbs

    by  • August 15, 2016 • Heroes • 0 Comments

    Young man using digital tablet in his living room

    The Hive Active Light bulbs are a new life changing innovation that you won’t believe you have ever lived without. These smart LED bulbs not only save energy and reduce the cost of your energy bills but can also be controlled whenever, wherever you like, through the use of your smartphone – making them perfect for today’s busy lifestyle.

    With the allowance of schedules to be set for the lights to come on, off and dim, you can feel at ease that no-one will know when you are not home. Stumbling around in the dark looking for the light switch will be a thing of the past and, much to the annoyance of the kids, you can also use them as a morning alarm, turning the bedside lamp on, meaning you wont have to deal with the hassle. Or even controlling when it’s time for lights out!

    The bulbs are as easy to install as a regular bulb and are available in both screw and bayonet formats. Just pair them with a Hive Hub and you can get started right away. The initial cost of a Hive Hub is priced at £80, however after that one off payment, it is only £19 per bulb, which we think is worth it, considering they provide security, safety, and, most importantly, peace of mind.

    For more information head over to the Hive website here.

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    How clean is your home?

    by  • May 16, 2016 • Heroes • 0 Comments


    When we saw Bissell UK’s recent poll on carpet hygiene, it got us questioning our habits (pretty much all of us have eaten food we’ve dropped on the floor!), but it was interesting to find out about people’s cleaning routines around the UK. A staggering three out of four people admitted to wearing shoes in their home, unaware that they could be spreading bacteria from room to room.

    According to the survey, approximately 26.2 million British adults have never washed their carpets. This can lead to unsightly stains, odour-causing bacteria and other unseen microbes that can potentially have a detrimental impact on your health and wellbeing.

    For an easy way to wash your carpets, Bissell has created the Proheat 2X Revolution carpet cleaner which is not only powerful but a lightweight carpet cleaner that achieves a professional finish. The antibacterial cleaning kills odour causing bacteria and you can have your carpets clean and dry in an hour thanks to the powerful suction. Due to its size and weight, it’s easy to get to those hard to reach places so you can keep your home in tip top condition. It’s currently on offer for £249.99 and you can find stockists at bissell.com.




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    Style School: Free Guide to Upholstery

    by  • February 12, 2016 • Craft, Heroes • 0 Comments


    Click here for your free copy!

    Learn how to revamp your furniture and create unique pieces for your home with our fabulous 8-page guide to upholstery. If you’ve never tried upholstery before then this bumper feature will point you in the right direction. Taking an old, unloved item of furniture and transforming it into something beautiful is a wonderful thing to do. It breathes new life into a neglected piece and the entire process of reupholstering is very rewarding. You can go with any colour scheme you like and try so many different patterns and textures, making it a truly creative experience. We’ve got all you need to know to get started, so download your free copy today!

    You’ll learn:

    – About the tools you’ll need
    – How to start your project
    – Foam, calico, wadding – we show you what’s underneath
    – Fabrics and how to use them
    – Books that will help you
    – Where to find furniture
    – An easy headboard DIY project
    – Finishing touches

    Click here for your free copy!

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    22 December: Celebrate with a cocktail

    by  • December 22, 2015 • Heroes • 0 Comments

    You can’t go through the festive season without celebrating with a Christmassy cocktail (or mocktail). Here we’ve picked two gorgeous recipes that should get you and your guests into the Christmas spirit. So, what’s stopping you? Invite friends over and start the festivities early with these fab ideas.


    Cranberry punch
    Takes 5 min Serves 6
    In a jug, mix 200ml cranberry juice and 50ml cassis with 50ml brandy, then pour into 6 glasses. Top each with Appletiser. Put a raspberry on the edge of each glass.


    Recipe: belvoirfruitfarms.co.uk


    Bramley Apple Smash
    Takes 5 min Makes 1
    Put 1 part Belvoir Fruit Farms’ Elderflower Cordial, 1 part lemon juice, 2 parts gin, 1tbsp Bramley apple sauce and 6 mint leaves in a jam jar. Fill with crushed ice and mix with a spoon. Fill with more ice. Garnish with a mint leaf.

    For more ideas to have the perfect Christmas visit housetohome.co.uk/christmas

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