Home Improvement

272017Feb

Modern Kitchen Living

The kitchen is the heart of your home, but if yours is feeling a bit outdated then why not give it a facelift?

According to Bower Retirement’s own data, more than a third of equity release customers are listing home improvements as their number one reason for unlocking some of the money from their homes.Read more

142016Sep Bathroom Inspiration

European bathroom inspiration

Some European countries are leagues ahead of the UK when it comes to bathroom facilities, leading the way in bathroom designs and innovation.

In a typical British home, the bathroom is often one of the smallest rooms and there tends to be just the one main bathroom for the whole family to use. Read more

152016Jun Home Extensions

5 ways to add value to your home

Whether you already have an equity release plan or are thinking about unlocking some of your property wealth to enjoy a cash boost, either way it makes sense to keep your home in the best condition possible.

For those of us with a plan in place already, making home and garden improvements has long been a popular way in which we like to spend our tax-free cash. And for good reason, too.

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222011Feb

Home Reversion Explained

Home reversion schemes are a type of equity release plan and allow homeowners over 65 to free up tax free cash from their homes.

With home reversion plans, homeowners raise cash by effectively selling a portion of their property in exchange for a lump sum or monthly income, or both, depending on the specific requirements.Read more

182010Oct

Your Home and Garden Taken Care of with Equity Release

Are you house and garden proud? If a lifetime of work has gone into making your home and garden as comfortable, elegant and relaxing as you want it to be then you will want to ensure both are beautifully maintained in retirement.

But maintaining this high standard takes time and effort, and the reality is, as you get older the jobs around the home and garden get more and more difficult, meaning the garden can become slightly overgrown or simply not as pretty as it once was and your home perhaps isn’t as impeccable as you want it to be. With only a basic pension to fall back on in retirement, many people find keeping a tidy garden and home unaffordable. However, there could be an option’¦Read more

152010Oct

Ditch the DIY: Equity Release Funds Home Improvements

The UK is a DIY mad country, with men and women of all ages more than willing to have a go at home improvements: whether qualified to do so or not. However, it is estimated that correcting DIY mistakes costs UK citizens hundreds of millions of pounds every year.

Improvements around the home are obviously welcome, but with the time and energy — and money — needed to do them properly and put right the errors that so frequently occur, it seems the best course of action is to call in the professionals from the start. But how can home improvements be funded if the homeowners in question are living on a pension?Read more

112009Oct

Equity Release Funds Home Improvements

Homeowners that fail to qualify for home improvement grants but face the need to have urgently needed or long-term desired work undertaken on their properties, whether new windows and doors, a new roof, conservatory, new boiler or heating system, fitted kitchen, bathroom or bedroom; are increasingly turning to Equity Release as the answer to their financial needs.Read more