Getting your home ready for winter

In the words of Game of Thrones, winter is coming. Before the cold weather sets in, there are lots of simple steps you can take to ensure you are prepared for every eventuality around the home. Check your energy tariff Contact your energy supplier and see if you are on their best possible deal. If Read more

Choosing the right removal company

Moving house is exciting, but it is also one of the most stressful things you will experience in your lifetime. Having a good removal company to help you along the way can make all the difference and will hopefully make your experience memorable for the right reasons. Give yourself plenty of time to shop around Read more

Upcycle Queen Charis Williams: My Story

Brighton born and bred Charis Williams is a designer and TV presenter who has featured on Channel 4’s Fill Your House for Free and UKTV Home’s The New Reclaimers. Here we find out a bit more about the woman they call the Salvage Sister. In my house I’ve skimmed all the walls, chased lighting wires Read more

Stylish Ideas for your home and garden

If you’re looking at stylish ways to make the most out of your home and garden, there are a variety of possibilities worth thinking about. Conservatories A conservatory could become a dining room, playroom or a home office. It could also be a nice place to sit and relax with a good book, when the Read more

The Salvage Sister – Skip-diving secrets

They don’t call her The Salvage Sister for nothing! Brighton born and bred Charis Williams is a designer and TV presenter who has featured on Channel 4’s Fill Your House for Free and UKTV Home’s The New Reclaimers. Here, she shares some top secrets for getting your mitts on some fab freebies. Skips are great Read more

The Salvage Sister – Jam Jar chandelier

Most of us have empty jars in our house. Here, Brighton born and bred Charis Williams (aka The Salvage Sister), shows us how to make a jam jar chandelier. Charis is a designer and TV presenter who has featured on Channel 4’s Fill Your House for Free and UKTV Home’s The New Reclaimers. Read on Read more

The Salvage Sister – Commission for The National Trust #beautifulanduseful campaign

Brighton born and bred Charis Williams (aka The Salvage Sister) is a designer and TV presenter who has featured on Channel 4’s Fill Your House for Free and UKTV Home’s The New Reclaimers. Here, she tells us about a great use for old forks, which might be a good project for someone who is just Read more

Creating a relaxing garden

Your garden should be a safe haven where you can escape from the hustle and bustle after a long, stressful day and get some ‘me time’. If you’re looking for ideas on how to create a perfectly peaceful garden, read on for just a few suggestions… Are you sitting comfortably? If you’re planning on doing Read more

Growing your own vegetables

Vegetables and fruit are essential for healthy eating as they are packed with vitamins and minerals, yet most of us don’t eat enough of them. Growing your own vegetables is a great way of making sure you get your 5 a day, as if you’ve gone to all the effort of growing the veg yourself, Read more

Top Tips for Moving Home

Moving house is one of the most stressful things you can experience in your lifetime. Here are some helpful tips that can hopefully lower your stress levels and make moving memorable for the right reasons… Before you move: Take three boxes and label them keep and use, give away or sell, and keep and store. Read more