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How to create the perfect guest bedroom

Posted by Mark Godsell-Fletcher on

How to create the perfect guest bedroom

Creating a guest bedroom is something special.  It's a place of serenity, a home away from home that you hope your guests will fall in love with and remember.  A guest room is more of a design statement, but it also has to be functional.  You want it to feel like a luxury hotel room except with the warm and personal touches only a guest room can provide. A guest room should feel cosy no matter the size of the room.  We tend to select our smallest or out of the way rooms as guest rooms mainly to give your...

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An Eat Sleep Live Guide to Buying an Eco Home

Posted by Mark Godsell-Fletcher on

An Eat Sleep Live Guide to Buying an Eco Home

At Eat Sleep Live we really value Eco Friendly living. We've all read enough about Eco Homes to know that they're not just important for lessening the impact on the environment, but that they can be stunning places to live too. The Eco way is not just for hippies (like some people think) but it is fastly becoming a strong buying decision for many home hunters. Most new homes have some 'eco' touches, take my home for example, we have solar panels, an internal airflow system, a water but and compost. These touches may not be as significant as other...

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Top 5 Ways to Find a New Home

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Top 5 Ways to Find a New Home

Research has shown us that many of our customers are looking to buy a new home.  The experience of finding a new home is certainly an explosion of emotions, one minute you are filled with limitless excitement, the next you can be at a loss of what to do next.  There is no doubt that house hunting is a battle between your heart and your head.  Even in this digital era there are still various ways to find a new home, here are our top 5. 1. Property Portals Over 90% of us begin our search online via a property...

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How to Decorate a Seaside Holiday Cottage on a Budget

Posted by Mark Godsell-Fletcher on

A property in a popular tourist spot can offer you the way to make a decent living by renting out to holidaymakers. But with the mortgage repayments to consider, you need to watch every penny you spend...it is possible to create a welcoming and stylish home-from-home for your guests by following a few simple rules. Give the public what they want You might think the predictable seaside themes are a bit obvious and maybe a bit naff, but remember you're appealing to city-dwellers and landlubbers who have been dreaming of escaping to the coast. Shells, driftwood, fishes, boats - you...

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How to Make a Home Office More Homely

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How to Make a Home Office More Homely

If you have a study or office in your home, whether for work or play, it's a good bet that it is the least personal room in your home. Office furniture and equipment tends to be boringly functional, but you don't have to put up with bland interiors when creating a work environment. Desks [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="672"] A very homely home office featuring an Eat Sleep Live desk[/caption] A lot of office desks are made from functional glass, metal and plastic, but that can look very cold. Wooden desks immediately make a room look more relaxed. Most of us...

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