"You'll always find me in the kitchen at parties" sang Jona Lewie back in 1978. He was on to something. Often dubbed 'the heart of the home', the once purely functional space in our properties has taken on several roles over the years, so how will the kitchens of the future evolve to keep pace?
Housing needs in the UK are changing amid declining levels of home ownership and lifestyle shifts.
Rather than the traditional ‘buy-and-hold’ model, residential housing needs are shifting towards developments that are built for rent and aimed towards a specific demographic who are at a particular life stage. As such, funding needs are changing to support these types of developments and this should lead investors to consider new ways of accessing the property market.
With the government aiming to clean up the UK’s air quality, wood burners and open fires are likely to come under scrutiny
Cities are often thought of as places for the young, but the reality is that many have an ageing population. What difference does the age of a city's residents make?
Burning wood and coal in people's homes will come under scrutiny as part of a government drive to improve air pollution.
In the future it might not only be your home that is rented. Everything in it could be leased too, from the furniture to the carpets, as companies including Ikea trial radical alternatives to selling household goods.
Trade-offs will always be part of a property search, but that doesn’t mean you won’t find happiness in your new home
The modular or flat-pack home - often associated with low-cost accommodation - is being transformed by a Filipino entrepreneur.
Financial Conduct Authority says company supplying household goods on high-cost credit has not been ‘a responsible lender’
Banks are tightening lending standards and making it harder for borrowers to get new credit cards or consumer loans, obeying instructions from the Bank of England to rein in what could become a dangerous household debt boom.
London Mayor Sadiq Khan is seeking new powers to ban wood burning in the most polluted areas of the capital.
The mayor has written to the Environment Secretary Michael Gove asking for greater powers to tackle air pollution not caused by traffic.
Hugely popular elsewhere in Europe, briquettes are beginning to take off in the UK – and they’re good for your fireplace or stove, your pocket and the environment
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