Most of us have a room or two in our homes that we could make better use of? Below are six ways to utilise that unused space to create an exciting and practical new area in your home.Read more
Whether you have just moved into a new build home or you have fallen out of love with the interior of your current home, starting from scratch with interior design can be a daunting concept. So here are my top tips to creating your own amazing interiors accompanied by a timelapse film (below) which shows us doing just that for Countryside in one of the new show homes at St Luke’s Park in Runwell, Essex!Read more
For a first time buyer in particular, applying for a mortgage can be a daunting process. It’s not just about the amount of paperwork that you need to fill out but the terminology you may hear from your mortgage lender or financial adviser. What does it all mean?Read more
First time buyer Nini Mishra (32), a management consultant, has recently celebrated buying a spacious, two-bedroom home at Countryside’s St Paul’s Square development in Bow, London using the Government’s Help to Buy scheme. Nini shares with us how she has bucked the trend and was able to afford a home in the capital.Read more
So the move from your old house to the brand new one is done, meaning the hardest part is over! Although unpacking may seem like a never ending task, it’s the next unavoidable ‘to do’ on the list that will transform your brand new empty house into your lovely new home.Read more
Here you’ll find property related blog articles from the team at Countryside as well as independent experts. Expect regular tips and advice on topics such as buying a new home, interior and landscape design, setting up home, mortgages and finance, plus articles on architecture, the property market, regeneration and more.