1. Add over £12k to your house valuation

    Add over £12k to your house valuation

    A garden office will add over £12k to your house valuation Here’s how to create your own for a fraction of the retail cost Buying swanky garden buildings and luxury outhouses is a growing trend amongst wealthy home workers during the pandemic. But what if you can’t afford to pay up to £20k for a luxury WFH garden office? DIY fanatics MyToolShed have given us their expert insight on how to build ...

  2. How Our Homes Will Change Thanks To COVID

    How Our Homes Will Change Thanks To COVID

    How Our Homes Will Change Thanks To COVID With lockdown being implemented across the globe, many of us have experienced what it’s like to be trapped at home for long periods of time. This has forced us to view our homes in a different way than before. We require more from them in order to be happy whilst being trapped inside. This piece highlights how many of us have adapted our homes over lockdo ...

  3. Analysing Lockdown:  Home Improvement In 2020.

    Analysing Lockdown: Home Improvement In 2020.

    Analysing Lockdown: Home Improvement In 2020. “DIY” and “How-To” related searches increase over 40% during lockdown. Searches for “Paint” increased by 77% between March and April. Inside, the kitchen was the UK's most redecorated room during lockdown. Search volumes for “Fence Paint” increase by 196%. “House Extensions” see huge drop in April-May then yearly high two months later. 2020 saw ...

  4. The “New Space” Race

    The “New Space” Race

    What Will Living Off Earth Look Like? The term “New Space” is one that gets used a lot nowadays as the goal of living off-earth becomes more and more of a reality thanks to the constant advancements in technology. It refers to the recent commercialisation of the space sector where major players in private companies now play an increasingly important role, most notably, companies included in the s ...

  5.  The Predicted Home Of 2050

    The Predicted Home Of 2050

    Have you ever wondered how your home will look by the year 2050? Will the exterior look the same? What technology will be included as standard? Well, here at MyToolShed we’ve been thinking about this and thought we’d have a deep dive into the future of our homes to find out the answers to these questions. The Predicted Home Of 2050 We’ve studied various reports from industry leaders to create th ...

  6. Extensions That Can Add £46,400 to Your Home Value

    Extensions That Can Add £46,400 to Your Home Value

    When your home starts to feel cramped with no space, should you move elsewhere or try to improve it with an extension? It’s a dilemma many homeowners face. However, research shows that an extension could be beneficial in the long-run by adding value to your home. My Tool Shed has consulted with property experts to reveal the best types of extensions to add value to your home, before uncovering ho ...

  7. Mapping the World’s Most Successful Property Moguls

    Mapping the World’s Most Successful Property Moguls

    Shopping centres, hotels and high-rise office blocks — all buildings you recognise on your daily commute or did before the lockdown had you move to a makeshift desk at home with a view of the neighbour’s back garden. As for the names and faces behind these multimillion-pound investments, they aren’t as recognisable. In what might become a bit of a life-size game of Monopoly, we look at some of t ...

  8. Simple Tips to Add up to £50k to Your Property Value

    Simple Tips to Add up to £50k to Your Property Value

    The start of 2020 has been incredibly unusual and challenging, with the majority of the UK spending a lot more time in the house than they normally would. However, there’s been a property productivity boost as a result. We’ve seen a surge in people sprucing up their homes and kickstarting a good spring clean, with the sales data of tools and paint confirming this. Tool sales shot up hundreds of p ...

  9. Decorate Your House With Colour Psychology

    Decorate Your House With Colour Psychology

    It’s a new year and a lot of people choose this time to redecorate the house and do a little bit of spring cleaning. But if you’re looking to redecorate, what colours do you choose? Well, have you ever considered colour psychology?   What Is Colour Psychology? Colour psychology is the study of hues affecting the nature of human behaviour. Sunlight, and the colours generated by it, influence hor ...

  10. Common New Build Faults And How To Spot Them

    Common New Build Faults And How To Spot Them

    Common New Build Faults And How To Spot Them Before Buying New build houses have been gaining a lot of news coverage in recent years due to being poorly built. There have been examples of new home buyers finding 100 - 400 faults on houses that cost up to £400,000 to buy, but what is the cause of this, what are the common faults found and how do house buyers prevent finding themselves with a fau ...