Homes & Gardens

New Year, New Home

New Season, Trend Lead Homeware At Great Value Prices From The Original Factory Shop! 

This January The Original Factory Shop is the savvy shopper’s one stop shop to spruce up the home with great looking products that won’t break the bank.

From a new range of affordable, functional and stylish homeware to top quality household brands the discount retailer will enable shoppers to transform their homes with great products at great value prices.




The latest in Homes & Gardens

How do you store rattan furniture for the autumn and winter season?

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Thu, 01/10/2019 - 10:47am

Summer months call for alfresco lunch, calling over friends and family for a game of cards in the backyard or even enjoying your favourite author basking under the sun. The hot summer season does not stay for long and it is time now to pack the garden furniture. Do you know how to store rattan garden furniture rightly so that you can keep using it for years and years?

There are 5 ways on how to find the most suitable mattress, experts say

Authored by Mike Page
Posted: Thu, 01/10/2019 - 5:47am

Many people, when choosing a mattress ask the question: "how to choose from a wide range of quality mattress, which will provide them a healthy and durable night's sleep?"

5 simple ways you can begin your smart home automation upgrade

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Tue, 01/08/2019 - 9:42am

A smart home isn't necessarily the futuristic fantasy of a home full of robots or modern gadgets, it's simply a home that utilises your Wi-Fi network to control things such as your thermostat, security, or other electrical devices. A smart home can also provide you with information, such as what your energy spend is or what is showing at your local cinema. You can automate these devices so that things happen even without your presence or use voice control to ask them to perform tasks as you need them doing, it is completely up to you.

Running Your Buy-to-Let Property Portfolio Like a Business

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Tue, 01/08/2019 - 5:24am

Many property investors don’t take investing all that seriously. Perhaps they have acquired a larger property and decided to keep the original one to rent it out for additional income? This tends to be the case. For serious property investors, they treat their property portfolio like a business. Usually, they either own several investment properties or plan to do so in the future.

Their approach is noticeably different to casual investors.

Here are a few tips for operating a property rental portfolio in a more business-like manner.

Woodbury residents to trial additional recycling bag for cardboard

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Mon, 01/07/2019 - 5:08pm

The residents of Woodbury will be trialling an additional recycling bag for the collection of cardboard from March.

Around 850 households in the village will be asked to collect their cardboard in a white foldaway collection bag instead of their green box and put the bag out at the kerbside with their other recycling containers on their usual recycling collection day.

Each household will receive a letter from East Devon District Council’s recycling team with more information about the delivery of the bags and a start date for the trial.

Elderly urged to sign up to Cold Weather Priority

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 01/07/2019 - 5:41am

As we start 2019, weather forecasters have said the UK could see another Beast From The East and, liquid fuels trade association The Federation of Petroleum Suppliers (FPS) is urging elderly people age 75+, using heating oil, to sign up to the Cold Weather Priority initiative, as it responds to the latest figures from the Office of National Statistics which show an estimated 50,100 excess winter deaths in England and Wales during winter 2017/18.

5 Tips to Renovate your House Beautifully yet Economically

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Fri, 01/04/2019 - 1:35am

So, you want to renovate your home but your budget isn't all that big. What you need to do is devise a plan that will allow you to achieve your goals and provide you with beautiful and economically friendly results. Keep in mind that the most important thing you do is form an effective and efficient planning process. This will ensure you meet all your goals on budget and on time.

Kitchens and Storage

4 tips in choosing a sliding door wardrobe company

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Sun, 12/30/2018 - 5:27pm

A sliding door wardrobe can take any room in your house to a whole new level. Sliding doors in general offer a maximized space with a luxurious touch. If you are still contemplating whether to choose a closet or a wardrobe, rest assured that a wardrobe is the latest addition and a mere upgrade of the closet. All the closet’s functions can be found in a wardrobe, along with some other utilities. The real question is; how to choose a wardrobe company.

The Home Improvements Guide for 2019

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Fri, 12/28/2018 - 12:40pm

With 2019 increasingly visible on the horizon, it’s time to start making those New Year’s resolution plans on behalf of your home. Forget the spring clean - it’s time for you to dust off the blueprints to your home and to go wholesale in a new renovation that’ll have your interior glimmering with modern touches and aesthetic loveliness come the summer months. This guide walks you through some of the rooms in your home, offering advice as to how you’ll be able to spruce up your interior decoration as we get ever-closer to the third decade of the twenty-first century.

A few easy tips for selling your house superfast

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Thu, 12/13/2018 - 10:55am

Whether you are trying to sell an old property for some fast cash or just selling your current home before you move onto something better, finding good property deals can be tricky, especially if you need the sale to go fast. While an exact timeline is impossible to specify without knowing all the parameters involved, here are a few simple tips for selling a house or even any other property, as fast as possible.

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