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Ask the Expert: Premier Sports Prestige

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Buying cars has become one of the most scrutinized pastimes in recent years, but it needn’t be. Premier Sports Solutions are doing their best to keep it as fun as they possibly can, with their latest expansion in Wallisdown. For over ten years they have perfected the art of supplying luxurious cars to footballers and high-net worth individuals, but co-owner Rob Boreham is having a whale of a time bringing those same principles to a more modest, used car setting; “We want to provide unique, high-quality cars to everyone and we want to make it fun! Of course we are a business, but making a living doesn’t have to be perceived as taking advantage of…

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Quay Holidays: Smart investors turn to furnished holiday letting!

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Buy-to-let investors, punch-drunk by the triple whammy of stamp duty hikes, taxation of loan interest, and a proposed ban on tenant fees, are struggling to find ways to avoid the punitive changes – but Quay Holidays is confident it has the answer. Says managing partner, Helen Challis, “the Chancellor really has it in for buy-to-let investors right now, and some have had enough. There is widespread speculation that many will be forced to sell up as the changes take effect, but thankfully there is an alternative – holiday letting.” Residential investment is just that – an investment, but since furnished holiday letting is more intensive it is classed as a trade for tax purposes, and…

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Dream Kitchens & Bathrooms: The top four kitchen trends that are commonly used

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1. Integrated storage and work stations. It is becoming increasingly popular to integrate appliances and work stations into the design of a kitchen, to create a sense of flow and cohesion. It is important to ensure that appliances such as fridges and microwaves don’t dominate the aesthetic of your kitchen, therefor this focus stops your kitchen looking cluttered and busy. When selecting appliances remember to check if they are specifically designed for integration and avoid plastic aftermarket ‘integration kits’ – these aftermarket options don’t last as long, puts stress on the joinery hinges and may damage your kitchen. Storage in kitchens is a must, so having a pantry that is tucked behind joinery is a great…

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Home Blessings With Creative Ministry

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Rev Gary Pulman offers a modern open hearted and inclusive service for our journey through life “Home sweet home”. There are many ways to describe the place where you live and it is generally the place that is closest to the heart of the residents and can even become a prized possession. It doesn’t matter if it’s large or small a flat or a mansion, if we are lucky enough to be in the place we call home, it can bring a feeling of belonging, comfort and safety and the energy within it has been known to influence behaviour, emotions and overall well-being. A house becomes a home when you put yourself and your family…

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Retired? Or Just Very Busy Working Long Hours?

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…Then, let us ‘COOK’ and deliver to you. Do you fancy a break from the kitchen? A spot of help with dinner? Or maybe just more variety in your meals? Well, we can help! We have been making frozen ready meals since 1997 and in that time we have perfected each recipe, to ensure they look and taste homemade. If you love cooking from scratch but simply don’t have the time, we are the solution. Our founding principle was to cook using the same ingredients and techniques you would at home and today nothing’s changed. No additives or preservatives, just quality, wholesome ingredients. Our chefs make each dish by hand and their name even appears…

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Caro Design: Your New Kitchen Starts Here…

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Family run Caro Design started off with a simple goal; to offer quality kitchens to the local area at affordable prices. With over 30 years of industry experience they have used their extensive knowledge to source high quality products to offer their customers. A whole range of door styles are available including shaker, glossy, matt and wood effect; in fact they have over 100 doors to choose from providing them with many possibilities to design the ideal kitchen for their customers’ homes. The showroom, based in Oakdale, has seven beautiful kitchen displays and a utility room display that truly reflects what you would find in the homes around the local area. Each of the displays…

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Dream Kitchens & Bathrooms

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When It Makes Sense to Buy Quality Instead of Saving Money Being frugal doesn’t just mean saving money – it means spending your money wisely. That also means some things may be cheap now, but actually cost you more in the long run, while other times it makes sense to spend more now for a better, longer-lasting experience. Let’s take a look at when it makes sense to splurge now to save later. How Frugality Really Works Frugality, like productivity, isn’t just about being thrifty and saving tons of money. It’s about spending wisely on the right things so you have the money for the things that are important to you. The idea is that…

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Ask the Expert…

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Monty isn’t just a dapper tweed-wearing handsome Fox; he is also a wealth of knowledge when it comes to the world of property. He is on hand to dispense hints and tips on house sales and property rentals to would-be smart Foxes and Vixens in his fortnightly House Column. This issue, Becky asks, “Are property prices set to rise in 2017?” Dear Becky, Statistically, property prices have been rising year-on-year for the past seven years. This has not only been seen nationally but in the South West also. The question is whether there is enough buoyancy in the market for this to continue or whether we will see prices staying stagnant or decreasing. Many companies…

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Templeton House: Every inch of your household, covered

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We had the absolute pleasure of interviewing the charming Louise Temple, a driven individual who saw a gap in the childcare industry and has made it her business (quite literally) to create a thoroughly bespoke domestic and care service. Allow us to introduce: Templeton House Childcare and Household Agency. The Woman Who Started It All With twenty years of experience in childcare under her wing, it was a natural progression for Louise to make her mark and show clients and candidates alike what a truly great nanny agency could really be like. I must say I was particularly taken aback by her observable devotion. Louise made a point about being a new kind of agency,…

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We have moved!

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HOUSE Magazine has now moved to our new office at 40 Holdenhurst road. Our phone number has temporarily changed so if you need to contact us please use the following numbers: Gary Pearce: 01202 497866 Ross Stallion: 01202 497658 Vicky Anscombe: 01202 497659

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Ask the Expert: Premier Sports Prestige

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Buying cars has become one of the most scrutinized pastimes in recent years, but it needn’t be. Premier Sports Solutions are doing their best to keep it as fun as they possibly can, with their latest expansion in Wallisdown. For over ten years they have perfected the art of supplying luxurious cars to footballers and high-net worth individuals, but co-owner Rob Boreham is having a whale of a time bringing those same principles to a more modest, used car setting; “We want to provide unique, high-quality cars to everyone and we want to make it fun! Of course we are a business, but making a living doesn’t have to be perceived as taking advantage of…

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Ask the Expert: Premier Sports Prestige

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Buying cars has become one of the most scrutinized pastimes in recent years, but it needn’t be. Premier Sports Solutions are doing their best to keep it as fun as they possibly can, with their latest expansion in Wallisdown. For over ten years they have perfected the art of supplying luxurious cars to footballers and high-net worth individuals, but co-owner Rob Boreham is having a whale of a time bringing those same principles to a more modest, used car setting; “We want to provide unique, high-quality cars to everyone and we want to make it fun! Of course we are a business, but making a living doesn’t have to be perceived as taking advantage of…

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Quay Holidays: Smart investors turn to furnished holiday letting!

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Buy-to-let investors, punch-drunk by the triple whammy of stamp duty hikes, taxation of loan interest, and a proposed ban on tenant fees, are struggling to find ways to avoid the punitive changes – but Quay Holidays is confident it has the answer. Says managing partner, Helen Challis, “the Chancellor really has it in for buy-to-let investors right now, and some have had enough. There is widespread speculation that many will be forced to sell up as the changes take effect, but thankfully there is an alternative – holiday letting.” Residential investment is just that – an investment, but since furnished holiday letting is more intensive it is classed as a trade for tax purposes, and…

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Dream Kitchens & Bathrooms: The top four kitchen trends that are commonly used

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1. Integrated storage and work stations. It is becoming increasingly popular to integrate appliances and work stations into the design of a kitchen, to create a sense of flow and cohesion. It is important to ensure that appliances such as fridges and microwaves don’t dominate the aesthetic of your kitchen, therefor this focus stops your kitchen looking cluttered and busy. When selecting appliances remember to check if they are specifically designed for integration and avoid plastic aftermarket ‘integration kits’ – these aftermarket options don’t last as long, puts stress on the joinery hinges and may damage your kitchen. Storage in kitchens is a must, so having a pantry that is tucked behind joinery is a great…

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Home Blessings With Creative Ministry

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Rev Gary Pulman offers a modern open hearted and inclusive service for our journey through life “Home sweet home”. There are many ways to describe the place where you live and it is generally the place that is closest to the heart of the residents and can even become a prized possession. It doesn’t matter if it’s large or small a flat or a mansion, if we are lucky enough to be in the place we call home, it can bring a feeling of belonging, comfort and safety and the energy within it has been known to influence behaviour, emotions and overall well-being. A house becomes a home when you put yourself and your family…

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Retired? Or Just Very Busy Working Long Hours?

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…Then, let us ‘COOK’ and deliver to you. Do you fancy a break from the kitchen? A spot of help with dinner? Or maybe just more variety in your meals? Well, we can help! We have been making frozen ready meals since 1997 and in that time we have perfected each recipe, to ensure they look and taste homemade. If you love cooking from scratch but simply don’t have the time, we are the solution. Our founding principle was to cook using the same ingredients and techniques you would at home and today nothing’s changed. No additives or preservatives, just quality, wholesome ingredients. Our chefs make each dish by hand and their name even appears…

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Caro Design: Your New Kitchen Starts Here…

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Family run Caro Design started off with a simple goal; to offer quality kitchens to the local area at affordable prices. With over 30 years of industry experience they have used their extensive knowledge to source high quality products to offer their customers. A whole range of door styles are available including shaker, glossy, matt and wood effect; in fact they have over 100 doors to choose from providing them with many possibilities to design the ideal kitchen for their customers’ homes. The showroom, based in Oakdale, has seven beautiful kitchen displays and a utility room display that truly reflects what you would find in the homes around the local area. Each of the displays…

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Dream Kitchens & Bathrooms

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When It Makes Sense to Buy Quality Instead of Saving Money Being frugal doesn’t just mean saving money – it means spending your money wisely. That also means some things may be cheap now, but actually cost you more in the long run, while other times it makes sense to spend more now for a better, longer-lasting experience. Let’s take a look at when it makes sense to splurge now to save later. How Frugality Really Works Frugality, like productivity, isn’t just about being thrifty and saving tons of money. It’s about spending wisely on the right things so you have the money for the things that are important to you. The idea is that…

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Ask the Expert…

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Monty isn’t just a dapper tweed-wearing handsome Fox; he is also a wealth of knowledge when it comes to the world of property. He is on hand to dispense hints and tips on house sales and property rentals to would-be smart Foxes and Vixens in his fortnightly House Column. This issue, Becky asks, “Are property prices set to rise in 2017?” Dear Becky, Statistically, property prices have been rising year-on-year for the past seven years. This has not only been seen nationally but in the South West also. The question is whether there is enough buoyancy in the market for this to continue or whether we will see prices staying stagnant or decreasing. Many companies…

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Templeton House: Every inch of your household, covered

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We had the absolute pleasure of interviewing the charming Louise Temple, a driven individual who saw a gap in the childcare industry and has made it her business (quite literally) to create a thoroughly bespoke domestic and care service. Allow us to introduce: Templeton House Childcare and Household Agency. The Woman Who Started It All With twenty years of experience in childcare under her wing, it was a natural progression for Louise to make her mark and show clients and candidates alike what a truly great nanny agency could really be like. I must say I was particularly taken aback by her observable devotion. Louise made a point about being a new kind of agency,…

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We have moved!

we've-moved

HOUSE Magazine has now moved to our new office at 40 Holdenhurst road. Our phone number has temporarily changed so if you need to contact us please use the following numbers: Gary Pearce: 01202 497866 Ross Stallion: 01202 497658 Vicky Anscombe: 01202 497659

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Ask the Expert…

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Monty isn’t just a dapper tweed-wearing handsome Fox; he is also a wealth of knowledge when it comes to the world of property. He is on hand to dispense hints and tips on house sales and property rentals to would-be smart Foxes and Vixens in his fortnightly House Column. This issue, Ruby asks, “Should I let my flat furnished or unfurnished?” Dear Ruby, It really is down to your personal situation as a Landlord to decide how you want to market your rental property – however, there are some things to consider when deciding what is the best option for you. On a positive side, renting your property furnished may be more attractive to tenants…

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Dream Kitchens & Bathrooms: 8 Steps to the Perfect Bathroom

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Decorating today’s bathrooms calls for a sophisticated mix of colours, materials, and hard and soft goods. 1. Think Function First A bathroom is one of the hardest-working spaces in the home. It’s a workstation for preparing for the day ahead and a refuge for resting and recovering from the hectic day behind. 2. Map the Space Plumbing considerations will impact where you place showers and tubs, but you also need to think about daily use when making a bathroom floorplan. The objects used most often should be closest at hand. Even a small bathroom can have little luxuries, such as a seat in the shower, if the space is mapped out efficiently. 3. Choose Colours and Motif A…

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Pets On The Move

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Moving house requires a lot of preparation; make sure you consider your pets when making those plans. It can be stressful for everyone involved, including your dog. As well as coping with all of the upheaval during the move, it’ll take weeks for them to get used to a new area and strange smells in the new house. Although you’ll be very busy with little time for them, please bear in mind the following to help make it easier and safer for your dog. Things to do before the move: Some dogs may become distressed or anxious during the upheaval of packing, so confine your dog to a quiet room where they can rest and…

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Schmidt: Affordable Luxury For Your Home

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Schmidt, a name I’m sure you’ll be hearing a lot very soon. Having completed their showroom in Branksome, more and more locals are discovering this unique kitchen showroom that is sure to give the current market leaders a run for their money. I had the pleasure of visiting their fantastic showroom one autumnal morning, to find out what everyone has been talking about. I met with owner and operator ‘Matthew Rayner’ who told me all there is to know and here’s what I found out… 80 Years In Trade; Still A Family Business Whilst you might know Schmidt as your go-to local kitchen specialists, this brand actually derives from an incredibly interesting line of German/French…

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Ask the Expert…

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Monty isn’t just a dapper tweed-wearing handsome Fox; he is also a wealth of knowledge when it comes to the world of property. He is on hand to dispense hints and tips on house sales and property rentals to would-be smart Foxes and Vixens in his fortnightly House Column. This issue, Russell asks, “How do I decide between agents to sell my flat? I’m thinking I should go with the highest valuation as it is £30,000 more than the others!” Dear Russell, As tempting as it may be to automatically go with the highest valuation, take a step back and look at the offers in front of you. What fee are they charging? Do I…

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Dream Kitchens & Bathrooms

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So you’ve decided your kitchen or bathroom needs a change and you require assistance and information about design, costs, labour and materials? Well, you’ve come to the right place! Paul Cuncliffe has been in the industry for over 20 years, obtaining a high level of expertise and knowledge in that time. He wanted to take his skills to a new level and be able to share his vision with others; so he did. Since launching his own business Dream Kitchens and Bathrooms, he has been taking the industry by storm. Breaking with conventions and going above and beyond the level of service expected for your average home design specialist. We popped down to their showroom…

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Ask the Expert…

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Monty isn’t just a dapper tweed-wearing handsome Fox; he is also a wealth of knowledge when it comes to the world of property. He is on hand to dispense hints and tips on house sales and property rentals to would-be smart Foxes and Vixens in his fortnightly House Column. This issue, Mark from Burley asks, “I’m looking to rent a property in Central Bournemouth, but baffled by all the fees agencies are asking me to pay?” Dear Mark, Firstly, all letting agents need to publish full details of their fees and charges, it’s the law! All letting agents will charge fees in one form or another and you are well within your rights to ask…

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KikBuild: Brought to you by ‘Four Corners Properties’

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Coming home after a long day is one of the most pleasurable post work rituals. It’s so important that the space that we’re coming home to looks top-notch, it makes the enjoyment of it that much better. KikBuild are very familiar with this notion and have made it their mission, to be a ‘one-stop-shop’ for your entire home’s furnishing and decorating needs. Their website (www.kikbuild.co.uk) showcases almost everything that they have to offer: everything from high-quality building materials, to luxury home furnishings, hot tubs, saunas and so much more. Speaking of hot tubs… For a lot of us the idea of an at home spa is an extravagance that we continue to put off under…

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Toni & Guy, Bournemouth: Make me beautiful!

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I was lucky enough to be asked to carry out a review with the multi award-winning brand, ‘Toni & Guy.’ With more than 50 years of hair care expertise, I was extremely excited! Elated at the notion of experiencing a totally different caliber of hair styling, I couldn’t wait! I arrived early on Saturday morning, to be met with the sight of a very busy salon. Greeted by two very friendly ladies, one who took my coat and the other who showed me to my pew, I instantly felt at home. Shortly after I was offered a coffee and a very delicious croissant (a welcomed treat on a day of such pampering). The salon was…

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Edwards Estate Agents: Meet the guys that started it all

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We met with company directors ‘Grant Edward Brooks’, ‘Piers La Fosse’ and ‘Alex Compton’, to find out more about Bournemouth’s favourite, independent estate agent. A Wealth of Knowledge These guys bring a wealth of different knowledge to the table. Whilst they have since accumulated years of experience, they haven’t always worked within the property industry. They have come from various different working backgrounds, gaining diverse life experiences along the way and it is these individual makings that make them such a strong team. Piers for example, spent the early years of his career training to work in the catering industry, but decided it wasn’t the life for him and whilst the world will never experience…

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