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Garden DIY: Build a Raised Bed to Elevate Your Garden

A bounty of homegrown vegetables is easier than you think with a DIY raised garden bed to house just the right mix of soils Designing a lovely life with five children in tow. … More If you’re dreaming of growing your own vegetables, then building a raised garden box is the perfect project for you. With a few supplies, tools ...

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Gardens: Lighten and Brighten With Sunshine Yellow

From mellow to far out, yellow plants and accent features can bring a taste of the sun close to home Houzz Contributor. I have been involved all my working life with design, garden design,… More During the flower-power days of the 1960s, Donovan sang about “being mad about saffron” in his hit song Mellow Yellow. Are we still mad about ...

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Outdoor Living: Gorgeous Ways to Show Your Metal in the Garden

From beautifully aged to show-stoppingly shiny, metallic planters team beautifully with greenery. Here’s how to work a gleam scheme Houzz contributor. I also write about interiors and houses for leading UK magazines… More Zinc, copper and aluminium can be a surprisingly practical choice for planters, adding metallic texture and tones to your outside space, whether it’s a garden, an area ...

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Outdoors: 10 Marvellous Ways to Do Decking

If decking sounds dull, take a tour around these stylish little spaces. With so many smart designs to inspire you, it’s time to hit the deck If you want to transform your outdoor space, decking can make a big impact, with the added benefit of being simple to install and not too expensive. Endlessly versatile – laid in a pattern ...

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The Coolest Cladding for Smart Exterior Walls

These fabulous homes are dressed to impress in cladding that comes in every colour, style and texture Houzz UK Contributor. I have been an interiors journalist since 1995, writing several… More Architects are leaving behind bricks and mortar and designing homes and extensions clad in sexy, versatile materials. From traditional wood to shimmering stainless steel, these exciting finishes add warmth, ...

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Outdoors: 10 Garden Sheds With Real Appeal

So much more than a place for the potting compost, your shed can be an escape, a workplace, a summerhouse… anything you want it to be Dusty, full of forgotten tools and spiders (shudder), the garden shed traditionally plays a relegated role in the garden. But with a little work, it can easily be transformed into a room that’s both ...

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Outdoors: 10 Inspiring Ways to Perk Up Your Patio

With thoughtful planning and clever design ideas, the humble patio has the potential to be a gorgeous extra room If your patio is on the uninspiring side, don’t despair. It’s not difficult to take it from zero to hero – simply step away from the ordinary and embrace these innovative ideas. Whether you’re longing for the perfect party setting, or ...

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Outdoors: 10 Ways to Create a Dreamy Romantic Garden

This is for the dreamers… See how to create a fairy-tale garden to while away the summer days Houzz UK and Ireland Editor. I’m thrilled to be part of the team bringing the… More If you’re a secret romantic, you’ll love these ideas for creating a peaceful summer hideaway. From rambling roses and hidden doors to open air bathtubs and ...

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Outdoors: Gorgeous Garden Rooms You’ll Never Want to Leave

Enjoy the great outdoors – but indoors – with these fantastic hideaways, the perfect spots in which to work, chat or just drink tea Houzz UK Contributor. I have been an interiors journalist since 1995, writing several… More A few decades ago, the only structure in a British garden was the trusty shed. Today, contemporary garden rooms are popping up ...

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Some of the Dreamiest Outdoor Dining Spots on Houzz

Looking to improve the outside eating area of your garden, patio or balcony? Let these alfresco schemes inspire you Houzz UK editorial staff. I’m an interiors journalist and editor, previously for… More Whether you have – or are planning to add – a dining area to your sprawling lawn, tidy patio or even on an itty-bitty balcony, there are some ...

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