We would all like to have a lovely bathroom in our houses but there may be some factors which are stopping you from making the changes which would give you one to be proud of. These are almost certainly some of the same things which other householders worry about too.

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plantersSo you’ve been watching Downton Abbey just like the rest of the nation and you’re also upset that it’s going to be a 12 month wait until the 4th Series...Well wipe away those tears period drama fan – Here are your 5 tips for creating your very own Downton Abbey garden!

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The UK along with the vast majority of European countries has seen a continuous strain on the economy in recent years. Major high street chains such as Woolworths, JJB Sports, MFI, Comet and now Jessops have all been hit particularly hard by the recession, and as a consequence gone into administration. Naturally, this has a direct knock on effect to the commercial property market which sees an increasing amount of buildings sitting empty with rental demands at an all-time low.

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Robin Stenson has worked in property for more than 20 years and offers this invaluable advice for anyone planning a renovation project on their own home. Embarking on a renovation project is not for the faint-hearted but a bit of planning will go a long way in making it as stress-free as possible and eliminate any unexpected financial surprises. Whatever the scale of your project, from simply installing a new bathroom to renovating the whole building, there are several questions that you should answer at the very start to keep house renovation costs to a minimum, from ensuring you have planning permission to making sure everything is done safely.

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