Get your house in order in the New Forest!
It's time to tick things off your 'to do' list with help from local New Forest businesses!
At this time of year, when spring starts to emerge, the days get longer and Christmas is but a distant memory, it is good to take a look at your home and have a good sort out! If, like us, your list of things to do at home seems never-ending, it's the perfect time to get things done.
In the New Forest we are blessed with a multitude of excellent local businesses - here are our recommendations on a few who will help tick things off your 'to do' list!
Sort our your heating!
Aqua Plumbing & Heating Services have been an expert, friendly and reliable plumbing and heating service to customers for over 25 years. Get your boiler serviced every year rather than risking issues when the cold weather snaps! And get in touch for all your other plumbing and heating requirements.
Warm up your home with a new stove from the New Forest Woodturning Centre, who have been providing 'warmth for the wise' since 1978! Pop along to the showroom in Ampress Park and ask for advice on what would work best in your home.
Meanwhile, Cooling & Heating Solutions can provide heating solutions (and air conditioning) on either a temporary or longer term basis.
If you’re thinking about all the things that need to be sorted on your house - or that you would love to do - now is the time to get on with it!
A great place to start is New Forest Interiors, based in Queen Street in Lymington. Find in this treasure trove a vast range and an expert design team who will help you translate your embryonic ideas into beautiful new curtains, blinds, upholstery, cushions, floorings and carpets.
Crestwood Of Lymington has an exceptional range of soft furnishings, flooring, beds, lighting, furniture and paint, everything for your home under one roof in Ampress Park, Lymington. And now an amazing new Kitchen Design Studio too! Visit Crestwood's kitchen studio in for inspiration - the beautiful kitchens are made to order using a combination of state of the art technology and expert craftmanship. Beautifully hand built and handmade in Devon to suit all styles and budgets, all Crestwood Kitchens come with a full 25 year guarantee on doors, drawers, cabinets and hinges.
Inspirational, design-led boutique home interiors and lifestyle shop, Starboard Home, is arranged over three floors in Quay Street, Lymington. The elegant yet affordable selections of home furnishings, clothing, accessories and gifts articulate both stylish seasonal mixes alongside classic contemporary style. Right now there's a fabulous winter SALE, with even bigger bargains on some gorgeous home interiors items. Definitely worth a browse!
Lymington Tile Centre have hundreds of ceramic, porcelain and stone tiles on display in their superb new showroom at 25 Milford Road, Lymington, pop in, take a look (with off street customer parking). The team know all there is to know about every kind of tile and have some great underfloor heating systems too. They also supply adhesives and grouts plus have a full fitting service. What's more, there's a sale on until the end of this month!
Treat yourself to a new carpet from John Cooper Carpets, whose Greendale range is excellent value and great quality. Visit the showroom for expert advice from Alan and his team, or give them a call to organise a home visit where they'll measure up at the same time.
Unframed prints or memorabilia that needs displaying? Contact Lesley at In The Frame who will transform your memorabilia and pictures into unique artwork ready to display! Transform forgotten memorabilia and photos gathering dust and taking up space in the loft to a piece of precious and unique artwork!
Furniture that needs restoring? Peter Cooper not only runs an unbeatable removals and storage business, but also carry out restoration work. Peter Cooper's highly skilled craftsmen are passionate towards the work they do and our overriding aim is to restore a piece of furniture to its original glory, using aged timber and traditional methods.
Sort out your garden!
Winter and spring are the perfect time to look at your garden and plan any redesign or landscaping. Contact the team at J100 Horticulture who provide grounds maintenance and weed control, soft landscaping and planting, to both home owners and maintenance management companies.
Meanwhile, Fairweathers Garden Centre in the centre of Beaulieu has a well-stocked garden shop and large outdoor plant area with wide range of plants backed up by expert advice and a 5 year guarantee on all hardy plants sold. Over the road, Patrick's Patch is an inspiring, educational and productive garden.
Mortgages, legal and financial paperwork!
Station Financial is a nationally renowned firm of Independent Financial Advisers (IFAs), with an office in New Milton providing a local service, with global expertise. The team provides a wide range of financial services from savings to pensions, mortgages to inheritance tax planning, with a free initial consultation.
The team at Lester Aldridge Solicitors will help you naviagate all legal situations. Get in touch for a free initial consultation, either at your home in the New Forest or in their Bournemouth office.
If you have a business and work from home, speak to Cube FBS, who provides professional accounting assistance for limited companies, partnerships and sole traders. Liza Tillett FCCA and Noony Prosser AAT each have over 15 years experience working with businesses of all sizes and in many different industries, they will make sure you're claiming all relevant tax relief for job expenses.
Thinking of letting your property in the New Forest?
If you have a property that you're thinking of letting in the local area, contact the experienced team at New Forest Cottages who know everything there is to know about management of holiday accommodation lettings and can help you get the best out of your property!
Meanwhile if you're considering investing in a holiday home, take a look at Shorefield Holidays whose have holiday home ownership options available at a selection of their south coast parks, with a fantastic selection of new and pre-loved holiday homes available to suit every taste and budget.
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