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  1. What Home Renovations Could Your Social Media Pay For?

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    Whether you’re refurbishing your entire property, or just giving one room a makeover, we all know that home renovation projects can come with a hefty price tag. But what if there was a way to pay for some or all of the costs? We compared average earnings across some of the biggest social media platforms with the cost of common renovation projects, to discover how many followers you’d need to cover the cost of each.

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  2. Benefits of Adding Natural Light to Your Home

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    With many of us staying indoors for far longer than usual over the past two years, Brits are getting even less exposure to natural light. However, thanks to the innovative design of modern roof windows, you can still get a boost of sunlight, even if you’re forced to stay indoors. There are many physical and mental benefits to getting plenty of natural light. Adding daylight to your home can improve mood, productivity, your physical health, and help to save money on energy bills. This makes natural light a priority, especially for home workers.

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  3. New Research Shows the Cost of Homes Around the World

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    With ever-rising property prices grabbing headlines 24/7, it’s hard to ignore the fact that getting on the housing ladder is becoming ever more difficult for many in the UK. But how do we compare to the rest of the world? Our team of experts looked into the data to reveal the world’s most and least affordable countries in which to buy property.

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  4. Guide to the World's Most Famous Gardens

    Guide to the World's Most Famous Gardens

    Every year, as Spring begins to warm up, we all get a little excited for the Summer. Pleasant weather, clear skies, and plenty of time to enjoy outdoor spaces. And it's never been truer than this year, as so many of us have been stuck inside across a long, cold winter spent in lockdown. Maybe 2021 is the year you transform your garden?

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  5. Architecture vs The Golden Ratio: Which Famous Buildings Are Most Beautiful?

    Architecture vs The Golden Ratio: Which Famous Buildings Are Most Beautiful?

    From the Great Pyramid of Giza, to the Colosseum in Rome, there are so many examples of iconic architecture across the globe. Some of humanity’s greatest structures were built thousands of years ago, but others are just a few years old. Now, we’ve all got our own opinions, but can we truly say which buildings are the most beautiful? Well, thanks to an ancient algebraic equation, we can.

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  6. 2021's Biggest Sustainable Building Trends Revealed

    2021's Biggest Sustainable Building Trends Revealed

    There’s no denying that 2020 brought many changes to our lives, one of which was the chance to reflect on our own health and wellbeing. Many homeowners however, also turned to the health and wellbeing of their properties, and whilst improving them, made a very clear choice to go green. We looked into hundreds of pieces of Google Search Data across the last two years to determine which building materials and construction styles are set to really take off in 2021 and beyond.

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  7. The Most Popular DIY Tracks on Spotify Revealed

    The Most Popular DIY Tracks on Spotify Revealed

    One of the many changes 2020 brought to our lives was a massively increased interest in DIY. With so many of us stuck at home, thousands of British homeowners decided it was the perfect time to get stuck into a project – and who could blame them? But as everyone knows, no DIY project would be complete without the soundtrack. But which songs do we listen to most when we’re doing DIY? That’s exactly what we found out in our latest study.

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  8. 2021 Global Interior Design Trends Revealed

    2021 Global Interior Design Trends Revealed

    There’s no question that 2020 has been a year of constant change for all of us, with one of the biggest shifts being the amount of time we spend at home. This increased time spent indoors means that the design of our interior spaces has never had a greater effect on our daily lives. That’s why we’ve taken the time to analyse 2020 Google Trends data from right across the world to discover which interior design trends are set to take off in 2021.

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  9. Green Homes Grant Scheme Guide (2021)

    Green Homes Grant Scheme Guide (2021)

    This winter you could be one of 600,000 homeowners or landlords in England to get up to £10,000 towards the cost of energy-saving measures like insulation as part of the latest government-backed Green Homes Grant.

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  10. England’s Planning Permission Postcode Lottery Revealed

    England’s Planning Permission Postcode Lottery Revealed

    2020 has been a year of enormous change for all of us. As working from home has rapidly become the “new normal” for millions across Britain, many homeowners are now choosing to improve not move. However, for prospective renovators looking to gain some extra living space, large home renovations such as loft conversions or extensions often require planning permission. Unfortunately, this is where homeowners often run into what is often called the “postcode lottery”.

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