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29/10/2020

There Are No Tricks With This Cupcake Recipe, Just Treats!

Get ready for some mouth watering creepy cupcakes that will be sure to raise your Halloween spirits. We’re lucky to have an avid, semi-professional baker on our team here at Jack Stonehouse who has baked us these delicious treats. They’ve shared their method and twist on the BBC Good Food fudge cake recipe with us so that the beautifully baked treats can be made by you at home! To make the process easier, they used our 5.5L Stand Mixer, but any of our food mixers will do the job perfectly. The recipe from... Read More

26/10/2020
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Take the essentials to university: Kettle, toaster, Hollywood mirror

Our homes are our sanctuaries so leaving home for the first time to go to university can seem daunting at first. But with some careful planning and some things that remind you of home, you’ll be able to develop your own sense of space and home, and ultimately build your new sanctuary. – – Hollywood glamour Once you’ve unpacked you’ll want to show off your space to people back home. While your space might not be as big as a Hollywood movie star’s, there’s no reason not to adopt some... Read More

22/10/2020

5 Reasons to Complete Your Beauty Regime with a Hollywood Mirror

Do you ever get frustrated with your morning makeup routine due to uneven lighting causing your eyeliner to look lopsided? Or maybe you’ve had to cancel a night out because it’s impossible to blend your eye shadow in a dimly lit room? You’re not the only one. Plenty of people around the world face this dilemma every day, causing them to not feel quite like themselves. With a simple change of equipment, you can make a big difference to your routine and how you’ll feel once you’ve finished. With a Hollywood... Read More

16/10/2020

Our Top 3 Favourite Autumnal Baking Recipes

Autumn is the season of falling leaves, shortening days and most of all, sweet baked treats! We love a bit of amateur baking here at Jack Stonehouse, especially during autumn when comfort food is an absolute necessity. The gorgeous aromas of cinnamon, nutmeg and spiced fruits could be just what you need after a long day at work so kick those boots off, get those slippers on and get stuck into some of our favourite autumnal recipes. It doesn’t have to take a lot of effort to bake, just get... Read More

08/10/2020

How to Style Your Floating Shelves

No matter how much storage we have, we always want more. It’s a conundrum we all face, searching for places and ways of storing our belongings without having to box them up and store them away where no one, not even you, will see them. Floating wall shelves could be just what you need to display your collectibles and save them from being locked away. Floating shelves also look fantastic in any setting, adding a sophisticated and well-styled finish to any room. – – Finding the Perfect Place for Your Shelves When... Read More

24/09/2020

How Important is Lighting in your Home?

Lighting is a huge contributing factor to the atmosphere and style of your home – yet it is often overlooked. Done correctly, the placement and usage of lights in any room can drastically enhance it’s look and feel, making it cosy and relaxing for a living room or bright and energetic for a study. From spot lighting to a whole new re-design, there are plenty of ways you can completely change the vibe in any room with ceiling, wall, desk, and floor lights. – – Colours & Tones Lights have a significant effect on the way... Read More

17/09/2020
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Get Your Home Ready for Autumn & Winter

As the seasons change and the days get shorter and colder, our homes need to change accordingly to help us deal with the inevitable chilly temperatures. There are many small changes you can make to your space that will have a big effect, bringing feelings of warmth and cosiness to get you through the cold months. Keep reading below to find out how to nurture your environment and make it homely and relaxing. – – Heating Your Home The most important thing to check and prepare for in autumn and... Read More

13/09/2020

Keep warm while working from home with an oil filled radiator

Having waved goodbye to the blistering summer heat, it’s time for crisp autumn days and cosy winter evenings snuggled up at home. With more of us also working from home combined with the unpredictable UK weather, it is important to consider how to keep warm efficiently and economically.  At Jack Stonehouse, we have a range of portable oil filled radiators that keep you toasty without having to heat the whole house with costly central heating. – – What is an oil filled radiator? Our oil filled radiators are small, portable and efficient... Read More

07/09/2020

Vintage wall lights and other lighting options for your home office

Homeworking is a trend that has been building momentum for some time. But nobody could have predicted the way in which it has been forced on such a high quantity of the working population during the COVID-19 pandemic. While some have relished the opportunity to ditch the commute and work from home, others are understandably missing the social elements of office life. And of course, there are the logistical issues of creating a productive environment within the home for them to be able to work successfully without blurring the boundaries... Read More

23/07/2020
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Do oak radiator covers stop heat coming out?

If you are considering purchasing a radiator cover for use in your home, one of the first questions you will probably have is will it impede the heat from the radiator? We will look to address this question, as well as a couple of related issues here. Frustratingly, there is no definitive answer to our question. Some covers can stop heat coming out, if they are poorly designed and not an appropriate size for the radiator they are covering, but others are less guilty of getting in the way of hot air... Read More