Household hacks


Electric clothes airers are cheaper than a tumble dryer, portable and more energy-efficient than you might think - here's our pick of the best, including the new Aldi heated clothes airer

Browse our list of the best leopard print gifts and help your loved ones fill their homes with the fabulous print

We’ve reviewed six freestanding microwave models, all of which also have a handy grill function, to see which performed best on test.

Looking for a coffee machine, but not sure where to start? Here’s your go-to guide to the coffee pod, bean-to-cup and espresso machines on sale right now

Save on your energy bills by banishing the wind whistling through your doors - learn how to install weatherstripping, fit a draught excluder, draught-proof your letterbox and more!

Save money on your energy bills and prevent precious heat from escaping through your roof by insulating your loft

Draught-proof your windows to save on energy bills using our advice on weatherstripping, window film and how to seal gaps

If you're planning a self-build home, ensure your design is future-proofed by integrating these sustainable features into your project

Find out how to restore original wood floorboards to their former glory - and how to keep them that way!

Eggshell or matt? Satin or gloss? Understanding the different types of paint finish for different surfaces and effects will help you make sure you get the right look