In this blog, we’re tackling the age-old question of, ‘office or guest room?’ Most first-time buyers are left disheartened when they can’t get exactly what they want in their first home due to restrictive budgets. We have to be crafty and clever with how we use the available space, by adapting rooms to be multipurpose but still functional.
You’ve found your perfect home, it’s in a lovely location and has great garden. The only problem is that the rooms feel a little dark. Not enough natural light? No problem! Mirrors, soft furnishings and lamps can help increase the light in your living room. Having a well-lit room and atmosphere to relax in is essential to maintain a good level of wellbeing, but also to create a serene and welcoming atmosphere for you and any guests.
Kitchens are the busiest room and hub of your home, but they’re often neglected in terms of interior design. If getting your kitchen redone is a bit over your budget, an easy and affordable way to freshen up your kitchen is by having planters filled with a variety of different herbs.
When you have a period property it is important to try and maintain character and have the heritage of the house reflected within the interior design. Period features can provide a point of inspiration for you, enabling you to add further character to your home.
How far away your home is from your workplace is high priority for prospective homebuyers, in order to gain a better understanding of Cambridgeshire residents and their priorities when looking for a new home, we conducted a survey. One of the questions we asked within our survey was ‘how do people in your home travel to work?’.
How close your home is to your children’s school is incredibly important when deciding where to move. Our recent survey showed us just how essential being within school catchment is to the residents of Cambridgeshire.
Rental values have increased by approximately 3% in the last 12 months with an average rent of just over £1250pcm in Cambridge, with Bidwells averaging over £1500pcm.
The Cambridgeshire residential market consistently performs well, impacted by the ‘global brand’ of Cambridge and the diversity of its market trends. This has risen 3 times quicker than the UK national average. We have summarised our research of the local market using key data, together with comprehensive market research.
We live in an age where not everything is made to last, we are encouraged to buy more, spend more – but throw less away. We are a nation of hoarders and it's time to take action.
One trend that is hitting the nation’s homes this year is decluttering. We don’t need to wait for a spring clean any longer, decluttering can occur all year round. Clear your home of items you no longer use or donate them to a good cause.