3 Ways to Be Independent While Living in Your Parent’s House

There There are a number of reasons that you would decide to live with your parents as an adult, but that doesn’t mean that you will lose your sense of freedom while you are there. By handling your financial situation, contributing to the household, and communicating clearly with your parents, you’ll be able to maintain your independence. Above all else, having respect for your parents and yourself will help to keep your independence intact. Method1 Establishing Boundaries 1 Create a communication system. Communication is important between you and your parents to…

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Bungalows are set to be the coolest living places of the future | Property | Life & Style

But now a majority of those living on the Excalibur Estate in Catford, south east London, have agreed they are not fit for 21st century living.  Just six of the prefabs will be preserved, along with the pre-fabricated St Mark’s Church, thanks to their Grade II listing.  Existing residents will be offered the opportunity to be rehoused and the 371 new properties – 60 per cent affordable housing – will go on sale from £320,000 for a one-bedroom low-rise flat (0333 003 3738; excaliburse6.co.uk). Catford is one of London’s most…

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Interior design: Give your living room a trendy and colourful update | Property | Life & Style

“Home design continues to evolve and is increasingly shaped by social, cultural and economic trends, something that is apparent in each of our six core interior stories for 2018,” says Natalie Ratcliffe, homeware designer for George at Asda (direct.asda.com). “These are Botanic Bohemia (bringing the outside in), Home Haven (largely Scandi), Cosmic Retro (1990s throwback), Culture Clash (eclectic mix), Opu-Luxe (Japanese) and Urban Revival (industrial).” Rona Olds, buying & design head at Sainsbury’s Home, says: “Scandi-inspired interiors are getting a contemporary makeover as clean lines and simple silhouettes combine with…

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