Home & Garden

Kevin McCloud's simple tricks to transform your home this weekend

He’s the design guru who, for the past two decades, has been seeking out visionary buildings and telling the stories behind them in Channel 4’s Grand Designs. And now for the 14th year running, Kevin McCloud will once again be hosting Grand Designs Live, a nine-day home improvement exhibition.

He tells us why this year’s event is all about going green and how you can improve your home with just a few simple tricks.

Keep your towels fluffy with the best laundry hacks

With many of us sprucing up our homes for spring, one area of domesticity we often don’t give much thought to is our washing. But according to new research, we each waste around £150 a year by doing it wrong and ruining our clothes!

From using fabric softener on towels, to scrubbing stains and leaving zippers open in the washing machine, Alice Beer reveals how to get it right when it comes to your laundry.

DIY... the easy way

With the heatwave firmly behind us, we’re heading into a typically British, typically April weekend… with lots of rain! So the perfect time to stay indoors and make headway with that dreaded DIY. If that sounds like a lot of hard work, don’t worry. Alice Beer is here to show us her top gadgets for hassle-free home improvements.

With the digital laser measurer, the no mess, no fuss paint roller for under £30 and 2-in-1 pressure washer, wonky pictures, paint-splattered carpets and dirty driveways will be a thing of the past.

Transforming moggies and mutts: our big pet makeover

Last week Holly mentioned she’d given her cat Bluebell a rather questionable haircut - so today we’ve invited pet grooming extraordinaire Stuart Simons to give her a lesson.

Plus from pawdicures to a short back and sides, we’ll be pampering some other four-legged hairy pets too including a nine-month-old sheepdog, a seven-month-old Pomeranian and 10-year-old English Springer.

Baby gifts fit for a prince

From prams to teethers to dressing gowns, what can you possibly buy for a little prince?

As the royal family celebrate the birth of their new member, Alice Beer takes a look at some of the most sought-after baby gifts.

Help! I've lost control of my house...

Mum Anita lives with her husband, four children and two pets in her three-bedroom semi. But with a busy life she's lost control of her home and every inch of it is cluttered with toys that Anita thinks might one day be played with, and clothes she thinks might one day be handed down. Anita contacted us for help - and we know the perfect person.

Enter decluttering Queen, Vicky Silverthorn who says Anita's home is the worst she's seen in her whole career. So is she up to the challenge?

Kelly Brook's big gardening trends for 2018

Despite the unpredictable British weather, sales of garden furniture and garden accessories are expected to grow by 4% annually up to 2021.

Here to guide us on this year’s biggest outdoor trends (whatever the size of your garden) is This Morning’s new green-fingered guru Kelly Brook.

A bunny is for life... not just for Easter!

Who knew so many neglected or abandoned rabbits were in desperate need of loving homes? Rabbits are the UK’s third favourite pet, with about 1.5 million kept. But despite their popularity, about 67,000 rabbits end up in rescue homes across the UK every single year.

Today we’re joined by some fluffy friends who need a loving home and rabbit expert Suzanne Moyes to tell us how best to look after them.