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In tranquil countryside in Western Algarve, a unique concept in home renovation is unfolding. A run-down Portuguese quinta is being faithfully restored with painstaking attention to detail and...

Many old and even new houses are affected by rising damp problems. The lower sections of walls and floors in basements and on groundfloors are often saturated with water, which has been sucked up...

We easily get so used to the wonderful climate of the Algarve that we often forget temperatures can suddenly drop in the cooler months and ruin our comfort.

Actually, it is not the cold...

Make the most of your basement

Basements often get overlooked, or utilised for storage of generally unwanted items.

But give it a second thought, and that wasted space can add some serious value to your home, expanding...

During the early stages of planning a new kitchen there is a wealth of information and options available, which can be overwhelming, so consider the following before you engage with a contractor...

Planning – The key to success

The level of success in everything we do can often be measured by the extent of our planning.

For example, when buying a car we begin the planning by first thinking about what we want....

Meaningful home improvements for sellers

Today’s real estate market continues to be a buyer’s market, making it difficult to get top dollar for your property. However, try some of the following affordable DIY home improvements to...

Renovations – experience is paramount

It’s all well and good generating ideas and concepts to improve a property, but everyone has a budget, and for that reason it’s of paramount importance to ensure that you are working with an...

Adding value to your property – exterior focus

Following on from my article last month, where we predominantly focused on the interior of the property, this month the focus turns to the outside areas.

The overcrowded property...

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