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How to Choose the Perfect Stone Worktop for Your Kitchen

Dig up some real treasures with this wide selection of stony surfaces Natural stone is the traditional tough guy of the kitchen, providing a durable and dependable surface that can handle all that your pots, pans and knives may throw at it. Add to that the stunning array of grains, waves and veins each unique slab might present, and your ...

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Room Tour: A Kitchen Extension Totally Transforms a Period Home

Drawing on the history of the Grade II-listed building, a sympathetic extension brings this home into the 21st century Houzz UK and Ireland Editor. I’m thrilled to be part of the team bringing the… More Nestling close to the beautiful façade of a Grade II-listed home, this contemporary, bronze-clad extension, designed by OB Architecture, is a masterclass in how to ...

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How to Choose a Bathroom Mirror

See yourself in the best light with a bathroom mirror that’s properly sized, placed and illuminated Houzz Contributor. Founder, owner and principal designer of the award winning residential… More It’s easy to overlook a mirror. After all, when we glance in one, we see a reflection of so many other things before we see the mirror itself. But a good ...

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7 Garden Seats for Catching the First Signs of Spring

Check out these ideas for a spot outdoors where you can rest a while and watch the garden waking up Houzz UK Editorial Staff. I’m a freelance journalist with more than 13 years’ experience… More It’s tempting to get out in the garden in February and March, but, let’s face it, the cold weather can really put you off. What’s ...

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Considering a Fire Pit Table? These Ideas Will Inspire You

It’s the garden kit that lets you come out of hibernation early and extends long summer evenings. Here’s why it’s hot Houzz UK Contributor. I’m a freelance writer and sub-editor with more than 15 years’… More There are lots of different types of fire features for the garden, ranging from small, bowl-sized pits and tall, elegant columns to full-of-character chimineas ...

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7 Pale and Interesting Kitchens

Love white, neutrals and pale greys for a kitchen, but worry they’ll leave your cookspace devoid of character? No way! Houzz UK deputy editor. I’m an interiors journalist and editor, previously for the… More A strictly restricted palette can make for a super-stylish kitchen – but the risk of creating a bland, featureless space lurks in the shadows, too. Fear ...

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How to Prune and Look After Buddleja

A short guide to pruning, growing and taking care of this popular garden shrub, also known as the butterfly bush Houzz UK contributor and award-winning landscape and garden designer. Claudia de… More Many deciduous summer flowering shrubs such as buddleja, or butterfly bush, can be pruned now (as long as temperatures are above freezing and frost is no longer a ...

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How to Feel Better About Your Late Winter Garden

Outdoor space looking lacklustre? These ideas will help you fall in love with your neglected garden in time for spring Houzz UK Editorial Staff. I’m a freelance journalist with more than 13 years’ experience… More Dreaming of a bright summer garden but the reality is a dreary plot of dead perennials, soggy grass and a lot of winter clutter? Take ...

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