Understanding Buyer Preferences in Buckingham

  • May 7, 2024

Understanding Buyer Preferences in Buckingham

The Basingstoke property  landscape experienced significant transformations in the recent two years, much like the rest of the society, economy, and many spheres of human life, increasingly influenced in the last 1.5 years by the ongoing pandemic. The following work aims to explore the changes in what kind of properties were bought and the underlying preferences in the country, comparing the current demands with the perspective of almost three decades. The housing unit types the current paper will focus on are detached, semi-detached, terraced houses, and flats, covering properties in Basingstoke and a 1-mile adjacent radius.

Basingstoke Detached Houses: A Shift Towards Modernity:

According to property experts, including Buckingham estate agents, detached properties, which have always been the epitome of homeownership in Basingstoke, praised for their space and seclusion, lose their appeal with local buyers. Only 23.9% of all property sales were detached houses over the last two years, which is drastically less compared to 29.4% throughout the last three decades, making an 18.9% property share. Importantly, this trend began well before the pandemic and indicates shifting homeowners’ priorities. These include changing demographics, transforming living standards, and the increasing rates of land, making larger and more private options less desired compared to those that prioritise convenience and access to city amenities.

Basingstoke Semi-Detached Houses: Balancing Space and Affordability:

In contrast, semi-detached houses in Basingstoke have maintained a consistent presence in the market, offering a middle ground between the expansiveness of detached homes and the compact nature of terraced houses. Their enduring appeal is evident among diverse buyer groups, including families and young professionals who appreciate the blend of space and affordability these homes provide. Recently, there has been a noticeable uptick in demand for mature, extended semi-detached houses. This suggests a market adaptation to the growing needs for home Read the rest


11 Adorable Flower Vases On Amazon To Brighten Your Home, Starting At Just $17

  • April 22, 2023

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We found tons of cheap vases on Amazon worth shopping right now. Shop our picks to display your favorite blooms this spring, starting at just $17.

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Items to make home, garden pop this spring

  • April 21, 2023

BRYAN, Texas (KBTX) – Spring is officially here, and you can make sure you feel it throughout your home and garden with the help of Frazier’s Ornamental Concrete in Hempstead.

These are the top three things your home can use this season.

Manager Fernando Gomez says the first item on the list is a bird bath. Frazier’s has over 20 styles of bird baths that let’s homeowners decorate their yards while also providing a rest stop for their neighborhood birds. Not only that, they come in many colors and sizes. You can even get a customized paint job or an engraving of something special.

“We have them in different shapes, forms, and colors,” said Gomez.” We can paint them or finish them to match the decoration of your home. We have one that is decorative or some that are simple.”

Bird baths at Frazier's
Bird baths at Frazier’s(kbtx)

Another item that would make your home pop for spring is planters. Whether you’re growing your plants, flowers, or vegetables or just want to spruce up the front exterior of your home, Frazier’s has the perfect planter for your spring bloom.

“We have concrete planters and clay planters that can be finished in different colors to match. We also have glazed planters, and some of them are certified to withstand freezes. They are very durable, and their colors will last forever,” said Gomez.

Flower Planter
Flower Planter(kbtx)

The last item on the list is a whimsical garden statue. Frazier’s is home to garden décor, and Gomez says like the bird baths, the store carries a large quantity and variety of statues shaped as dogs, cats, rabbits, frogs, and many more.

“These statues add a little personality to your home, and these are keepsakes for the grandchildren and children.”


Frazier’s is eight

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11 Essential Interior Design Books Every Stylish Home Should Have

  • April 20, 2023

In the era of Pinterest and Instagram, it’s easy to find interior inspiration with a flick of the index finger—sometimes too easy. The endless scroll is just that, serving up an onslaught of random photos that often lack originality. What to do instead of agonizing over the algorithm? Consider a curated coffee table book instead that showcases the best decor, and design minds, of our generation.

Mark D. Sikes—whom Jill Biden asked to decorate her White House office—is the authoritative voice on classic Americana style in his book More Beautiful. Meanwhile, the London-based designer Rose Uniacke’s monograph is fast becoming a cult classic (get it while a few copies remain on the shelves). For a touch more variety, look no further than Inside: At Home with Great Designers, which showcases the homes of everyone from Faye Toogood to Miles Redd. Speaking of Redd: his Assouline book, The Big Book of Chic, remains an indispensable bible of good taste.

Below, 11 essential interior design coffee-table books that every decor enthusiast should own.

Arranging Things

Arranging Things


Colin King, who styles spaces for major names like Roman and Williams Guild, is a master at artfully placing furniture and objects. His Rizzoli book, Arranging Things, written with Architectural Digest’s Sam Cochran, delves deep inside his process of composing everything from coffee tables and bookshelves to windowsill. It may also inspire readers to visually craft their own rooms.

Inside: At Home with Great Designers

Inside: At Home with Great Designers

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It’s the job of interior designers to interpret the fantasies of their clients through their own creative lens. But, left completely to their own devices—more specifically, within their own homes—how do they decorate? Inside: At Home with Great Designers chronicles the personal spaces belonging to the world’s greatest

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BEASEN’s Bold Blinds: A Smart Solution For Stylish Homes

  • April 19, 2023
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Shade the home with style and savings

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA, March 23, 2023/einpresswire.com / — beasen , a company specializing in innovative home solutions, has launched its latest product – the BEASEN Smart Motorized Blinds and Shades. This modern window treatment features a wireless design that eliminates cords and wires, offering a minimalist and clean look to contemporary homes. The shades can be controlled with a remote, phone, or voice, making it easier for homeowners to adjust the lighting of their entire home with a single device. Recent studies from the nyt have shown that using intelligent blinds and shades can help reduce energy bills by up to 20%, making the BEASEN Smart Motorized Blinds and Shades a practical choice for cost-conscious homeowners.

BEASEN was founded in 2010 with a vision to simplify window treatments by eliminating cords and wires, thereby reducing the risk of tripping and entanglement. The company’s smart blinds and shades also provide enhanced privacy and safety by being cordless, making them a safer alternative to traditional blinds. They offer a range of functional designs, styles, and materials that can be customized to suit the needs and interior décor of homes.

The motorized blinds and shades also come with a schedule automation feature, allowing homeowners to set daily or weekly routines to raise or lower shades automatically. This feature enhances home security by creating the appearance of someone being home, even when homeowners are away. Voice commands offer convenience, enabling homeowners to control the opening and closing of their motorized blinds using their voice. The shades can be connected to SIRI, Google Assistant, or Amazon Alexa for hands-free operation.

“Purpose is creating curtain solutions that positively influence people and places,” said a spokesperson for the company. “Smart blinds and shades are designed

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At Home Drops Thousands of Prices Storewide

  • April 18, 2023

Supply Chain Efficiencies Driving Price Improvements to Pass Savings to Customers

DALLAS, March 22, 2023–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, At Home is announcing thousands of permanent price drops on items like furniture, rugs, and décor. After supply chain costs rose over $300 million between 2021 and 2022, the company has found ways to improve their freight costs while maintaining their status as the largest home and holiday décor superstore at the lowest prices.

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Passing savings on to you (Graphic: Business Wire)

“I am excited to announce we’re making it even more affordable to continue to refresh your home – both inside and out. Starting today, we have permanently lowered prices on thousands of items across our store and online. These price drops are possible due to the relentless efforts of our teams to find cost savings throughout our supply chain,” says Chairman and CEO Lee Bird. “Last year we had extraordinary cost increases in our supply chain, which led to us raising prices – which we were reluctant to do. We committed to ourselves that we would drop prices as soon as we could. We can now, and we just have.”

“As we see inflation continue to impact our customer from the gas pump to the grocery store, it is more important than ever we pass our savings to the customer. Passing on these supply chain cost savings will provide customers more purchasing power for the home items they desire,” says Chad Stauffer, President and Chief Merchandising and Product Officer. “Great value is important to our customer and critical to ensuring the entire economy stays healthy by enabling more customers to buy. We stay committed to décor for all, all for less. We will continue to evaluate our

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5 souvenirs to bring back home from Austria

  • April 17, 2023

5 souvenirs to bring back home from Austria

Mar 21, 2023, 02:01 pm
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Bring back a piece of Austrian culture

Souvenirs can be a fun and meaningful way to remember a trip or experience, no matter where you travel.

Austria is a country known for its rich history, culture, and beautiful landscapes.

Here are some popular Austrian souvenirs that you can consider bringing back home from your trip to represent these aspects of the country.

These are small chocolate balls filled with marzipan and nougat, named after the famous composer Mozart.

They are widely available in Austria, and you can find them in different packaging sizes and shapes.

Some popular brands that sell Mozartkugeln are Mirabell, Reber, and Hofbauer.

Mozartkugeln can be a perfect gift for your family and friends who love chocolates.

Did you know Austria was the first country to introduce snow globes? These are classic souvenirs to bring back from Austria.

Snow globes contain a miniature winter wonderland scene inside them and are a perfect gift for anyone who loves to collect decorative items.

This, as part of your office or home decor, can be a beautiful way to remember your trip to Austria.

Dirndl is a traditional dress worn by women, typically consisting of a blouse, a full skirt, and a bodice.

Lederhosen, on the other hand, are leather shorts often worn with suspenders, a shirt, and knee-high socks. This traditional dress is typically worn by men.

This unique and stylish souvenir can be a piece of Austrian culture in your luggage.

Schnapps is a type of distilled spirit. It holds a very special place in Austrian culture and has been produced in the country for centuries.

It is often served at special occasions, such as weddings, and is typically consumed

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Here’s everything you need to throw a Southern-style Kentucky Derby party at home

  • April 15, 2023

Anyone who lives in Kentucky knows the Kentucky Derby race may only last a couple of minutes but the party goes on and on and on. If you plan to throw a party — or parties — this Kentucky Derby season, (actually a two-week party starting in April,) you better start planning. The 149th running of the Kentucky Derby is Saturday, May 6.

From the perfect mint julep to festive decor, here’s everything you need to throw a truly memorable Kentucky Derby party.

How to set up for an at-home Kentucky Derby party

Lori and Tim Laird talk with designers Lesa and Richard Buckler with a luxury set-up for tailgating. August 7, 2015

Lori and Tim Laird talk with designers Lesa and Richard Buckler with a luxury set-up for tailgating. August 7, 2015

If you have the space, an outdoor Kentucky Derby party is a perfect way to celebrate the springtime event when the weather is nice.

It’s also easier to keep your company outside (and out of the kitchen) if you set up the food and drink tables on the patio, a deck, in the garage or under a tent. The outdoors provides more opportunities for Kentucky Derby-related activities too, like horseshoes, badminton, cornhole or stick horse races for the kids.

A small tent that you can purchase or rent will provide shade if it’s sunny. But don’t put all your eggs in that basket. Be sure to have a plan in mind ahead of your party for how you can shift your event indoors if the weather turns to rain. Seasoned Kentucky Derby fans know all too well that rain is always an option on race day.

You may like: Who has won the most Kentucky Derby races? Kentucky Derby trivia facts you should know

How to create a winning Kentucky Derby bar

Official Kentucky Derby glasses from a variety of years offer a smart way to help your guests keep track of their own glass when you throw a Kentucky Derby party during a pandemic.

Official Kentucky Derby glasses from a variety of years offer a smart way to help

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Custom live edge tables look great in any decor

  • April 14, 2023

Sometimes a statement piece is needed to give a room or area of the home that extra touch of character. It may be a vase, a light fixture or a distinguishing piece of furniture.

When it comes to dining areas, custom-made live-edge wood tables are certainly an option. In fact, many of today’s homeowners are often surprised to learn that they are not solely for traditional or rustic interiors. They add something quite unique to modern homes as well.

“Classic live edge is anything but a traditional block,” said Bill Watchman, principal of local custom table maker, Live Edge Slabs of Las Vegas. “Our tables have been embraced by the contemporary market because all of that steel, marble and glass you find in modern homes can be a little cold. So, I think architects look for those points of warmth that can become the centerpiece of a living area.”

Watchman and another local live-edge table builder expand on what it takes to create one of these memorable furniture pieces.

Wood types, popular styles

Local table builders such as Watchman and Andrew Moore, owner of Reclaimed Secrets, in Las Vegas, have warehouses stocked with wood slabs from a variety of locations. Moore started building live-edge tables in 2005. He initially worked with reclaimed wood, beetle-killed pine most often, before venturing into hardwoods.

Today, his company offers pecan, American elm, walnut, sycamore, maple, cottonwood, oak and others. Moore’s business is a family affair. His brother, who lives in Oklahoma, sources the wood there, kiln dries it, then ships it to Las Vegas. The pieces are salvaged from ranches and tree removal requests.

“We don’t cut green, and salvage is better for us because it’s more sustainable,” Moore said. “Plus, those are the woods I want because you get all the crazy coloring

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12 Outdoor Decor Pieces Under $50 We Found at Walmart

  • April 13, 2023

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Temperatures are warming up, the days are getting longer, and summer nights spent enjoying the warm weather are just a few short months—or even weeks—away. As we collectively shake off those winter blues and get our homes and gardens ready for the spring and summer months (hello, spring cleaning!), don’t forget to address your outdoor space too. To keep things affordable, here’s a roundup of our favorite outdoor decor under $50 we found at Walmart.

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Mainstays 6′ Round Brown Leopard Plastic Reversible Outdoor Area Rug

Outdoor rugs are a quick way to make any outdoor space feel warm and welcoming. We are loving this round leopard-print outdoor rug, and at less than $25 for a 6-foot rug, it’s a total steal too.

Better Homes & Gardens B&W Stripe Square OD Throw, 21″ x 21″

Add some style and texture to your outdoor seating with this black and white woven outdoor throw pillow. This 21” x 21” outdoor pillow is made with fabric that is water-resistant and UV treated to ensure it won’t fade in the sun.

Greendale Home Fashions Jamboree Paisley 15 in. Round Outdoor Reversible Bistro Seat Cushion (set of 2)

Chair cushions aren’t just a great way to make your outdoor chairs more comfortable, but they help make a space feel more inviting too. Grab this set of round bistro-style seat cushions for just $40. We love the colorful paisley print, but if you’re looking for something a little different there are 25 different patterns and colors to choose from so you can find the right

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