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As a small family-run business, we appreciate the importance of expertise and specialist knowledge. If you think your expert insight would be of interest to our customers why not get in touch? Whether you can advise on stair carpets or you’re an interior designer with great ideas for hall decoration, maybe you’re an estate agent who can advise customers of how to add more value to their home or maybe you’ve been renovating your home and want to share some of your experiences, send us an email at info@abbottwade.co.uk and your Guest Blog could appear on our website and social media.

Turn economic groans into hurrahs for your homes: It’s time to invest in your property

1273179534-300pxBrexit came as a surprise to many of us and the economists reported the events with caution and suggested an economic slowdown. This can be bad news for homeowners looking to make a sale as there is usually a reduced demand for housing as buyers become more nervous and are put off buying. In turn, this often leads to a reduction in the value of a home which is very bad news, especially if you’re downsizing as you stand to lose more on the home you are selling than the you would save on the home you are buying.

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The Mighty Oak

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We may never learn exactly what magic allows such an impressively large tree to fit inside such a tiny acorn, but with a mature oak tree producing 2,200 acorns a year there’s plenty more miracles still waiting to grow.

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Maximising small staircases

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The best things come in small packages. Not true of bank balances, but often true of many staircases. While we’ve installed some grand staircases over the years, the majority of us are slightly less well-endowed when it comes to our stairs. Many of the family homes we visit may only consist of two and a half newel posts – but size, after all, isn’t everything. Continue reading…

A day in the life of an Abbott-Wade designer

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Far from being a lonely life out on the road, our design team relish the chance to visit customers up and down the country. With a small, dedicated team of designers with lots of experience, our customers have been enjoying the warm, friendly and relaxed approach you would expect from a family business which is in stark contrast to the more aggressive style and ‘sales games’ employed by our competitors.
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Tiny tips for making a homely hallway

It doesn’t have to be a New Year’s resolution or part of the annual spring clean – decluttering is said to be ‘good for the home and good for the soul’ and now is the time to start! Let’s begin with your hallway, it is after all the first room in your home which your guests will see. We visit lots of homes all over the country and we learn a few things alone the way. We see what people do well and what they don’t. We’ve come up with our 6 favourite tips we’ve picked up on our travels for making the most of what you’ve got. They may be obvious, but they’re important.

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A treat for the toes: Margaret Dabbs, Cheltenham

Margaret Dabbs - BeauticiansIf anyone understands style, beauty and luxury, it’s the Margaret Dabbs brand.

Since opening her pioneering series of Foot Clinics in 1998, Margaret also created a range of foot products to fuse both the health and beauty of her customers’ feet. From London to Dubai, Margaret’s clinics have gone from strength to strength. Discerning clients from the beautiful Spa Town of Cheltenham now have the opportunity to experience the Margaret Dabbs treatment in their recently opened fifth clinic. Continue reading…

Add style to your hallway

A hallway is more than just a means of accessing other rooms in your home, it is, and should be regarded as a room in it’s own right, especially as it probably the first room to receive visitors and usually receives the most traffic and wear and tear. It therefore sounds obvious to identify that it should be kept clean and tidy with shoes tidied away and skirting boards touched up after scuffs.
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