Making a House a Home – HomeXperts Leamington Spa & Warwick

Claire Forkes

We love seeing and hearing about the great work that our franchisees do on a daily basis. That includes their writing. We’re going to bring you some of the best pieces from around our franchise network to give you tips, tricks and stories about property and more.

HomeXperts Leamington Spa are well known within the HomeXperts franchise network for their blogging. Owner and Director Claire Forkes plans and schedules her posts up to a month in advance! This is just one other reason why she is the most proactive personal estate and letting agent in Leamington Spa.

Making a House a Home – HomeXperts Leamington Spa & Warwick

“I love property and I find it fascinating to see the innovative ways people create atmosphere or space in their property.  There are countless websites, magazines and television shows dedicated to home improvement.  All of this is great, but what is it that turns a great property into a great home?  A house has a basic structure, with walls and ceilings.  A home has soul, character and reflects its owners and occupants.  How do they do that??

Flooring:  I found some great tips at  to get you thinking about types of flooring and shades to go for.  Thinking about these can help create a certain mood and add space and light to the room.

Art:  Gabrielle Savoie writes about choosing art for the home .  Useful information for those of us who are not experts but appreciate beautiful things.

Signature scent:  Scents evoke strong memories for most people so it makes sense that the smell of your home will create an atmosphere.  Finding the right atmosphere is obviously down to personal preference but check out this blog to find out more about choosing a signature scent

Memories:  Photos/ knick-knacks and memorabilia all demonstrate the character of the person who lives in a house.  Having strategically placed items dotted around your home can enhance the warmth of a property by reminding people of the character of the person who lives there.

Lighting:  Getting the right glow can really enhance the appeal of a property.  I always recommend adding lamps and switch these on during viewings.  For more tips on lighting see


If you are interested in buying or selling a property within the Leamington Spa contact Claire Forkes via the details below.

T: 01926 35 33 55
M: 07944 113 289


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