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10 Envy-inducing Indoor/Outdoor Spaces

Get the best of both worlds with interiors that offer effortless outside access and views Houzz UK Contributor. Freelance journalist and interiors obsessive, renovating a… More Innovations in external doors have meant that opening up the whole rear of a house (often the kitchen) has become commonplace. But now, the desire for that enticing indoor/outdoor experience is creating demand for ...

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Garden Water Features – Tips for Picking the Perfect Style for Your Large or Small Garden

With its sound and movement and ever-changing reflections, water introduces life and vitality to an outdoor space Houzz Ireland Contributor Patricia Tyrrell is an award winning landscape and garden… More There are so many creative ways to add a water feature to a garden – and the design can be modern, traditional or ultra-natural. And why just settle for one ...

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How to Add Some Blue to Your Garden

True blue flowers may be rare, but that’s no reason not to include this popular shade in your outdoor space Houzz UK editorial staff. I’m an interiors journalist and editor, previously for… More Blues and greens have been in favour for a while – both propelled by winning ‘Colour of the Year’ statuses (Greenery – a love-it-hate-it acid green – ...

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Front Doors: 13 of the Best and How to Make More of Yours

Discover how the look of your front door and what you see around it has the power to make homecoming a sweet treat Houzz UK editorial staff. I’m an interiors journalist and editor, previously for… More Change or alter your front door and the whole exterior of your house can be revitalised. Equally, the things you surround your entryway with ...

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How to Use Railway Sleepers in Your Garden

From borders to paths, get design ideas for using sleepers in your outdoor space Houzz UK and Ireland Editor. I’m thrilled to be part of the team bringing the… More This popular garden material can be used in a multitude of ways, from edging a vegetable patch to creating a rustic bench. See how these homeowners have incorporated railway sleepers ...

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The Lingo Every Novice Gardener Needs to Know

Make sense of garden jargon with this absolute beginner’s guide to horticultural terms Houzz UK Editorial Staff. I’m a freelance journalist with more than 13 years’ experience… More Would you like to know the difference between pinching back and pricking out? Or perhaps you’re wondering what on earth a Chelsea chop could refer to? Check out our rundown of essential ...

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Garden Tour: An Edible Garden that Champions Home-grown Produce

Be inspired to add some flavour to your outdoor space by the tasty plants in this lovely-looking edible garden Fresh food growing right outside your back door is a tantalising prospect, and at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show in May The Chris Evans Taste Garden was designed to showcase the plants with the tastiest produce available. It was one ...

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15 Super Simple Back Porch Ideas

Sometimes all you need is a no-nonsense plan to make things happen. And if you’ve been struggling on what to do with your outdoor space, we’ve got you covered. Here are 20 super simple back porch ideas that will have the area cleaned up and styled without any fuss or frustration. If you check out this YouTube video, you’ll be ...

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8 Trellis Ideas to Give You Garden Envy

Your climbers will love hanging out on these smart structures – and they’ll bring beauty to your outside space Houzz UK and Ireland Editor. I’m thrilled to be part of the team bringing the… More Many of us have a trellis or two in the garden, usually brown, rectangular and fixed to a garden wall or fence. But it could ...

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12 Romantic Courtyards and Walled Gardens

Lush plantings, weathered materials and privacy rule in these want-to-be-there outdoor rooms Lush plantings, weathered finishes and intimate seating are just some of the elements that bring drama and romance to the following 12 courtyards and walled gardens. While each dream space adds its own flavour, from a secluded courtyard in Spain to a tropical patio in Florida, all do ...

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Garden Tour: An Outdoor Space Fit for Lounging and Entertaining

Relaxing and socialising is easy in this low-maintenance garden complete with its very own mini retreat Houzz UK Editorial Staff. I’m a freelance journalist with more than 13 years’ experience… More When the owners of this property asked Claire Burrage of Clara Bee to redesign their garden, the main thing that dominated the view from the house was a trampoline. ...

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