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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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Are These the Best Kitchen Storage Ideas on Houzz?

These clever inspirations will certainly keep your cookspace in order Houzz Contributor. I’m a London-based journalist with years of experience writing… More Smart storage is the holy grail of kitchen design: the thing that can make cooking pleasurable, stops cupboards turning into museums full of out-of-date tins of beans and exotic chutney jars, and ensures you never lose the lids ...

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Why Freestanding Wardrobes Can Be Just as Beautiful as Built-ins

Learn how to incorporate these bedroom essentials without overwhelming your space Houzz UK Contributor. Freelance journalist and interiors obsessive, renovating a… More It’s a common conundrum; do you opt for the clean lines and maximum storage potential of neat (but expensive) built-in cupboards or do you stick with the simple solution of a freestanding wardrobe? The latter has the benefit ...

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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 Fit a Bedside Shelf into Even the Tiniest Bedroom

Think you don’t have room for a bedside shelf? Oh yes you have! Take a look at these genius solutions Houzz UK and Ireland Editor. I’m thrilled to be part of the team bringing the… More There’s something about a cleverly designed small space that’s incredibly satisfying to look at. When a designer or homeowner turns a tricky space into ...

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Room Tour: A 1930s House Gets a Spacious, Sensitive Extension

Part of a substantial extension, this airy kitchen-diner complements the original house yet also feels modern and bright Houzz Contributor. I’ve been writing for interiors magazines for over 10 years and… More This roomy extension was designed with great sympathy to the original building, since the between-the-wars house is in a conservation area. But it also had to be designed ...

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Kitchen Tour: A Neutral Kitchen With Shaker-style Cabinets

This bright, elegant space in Rutland offers timeless style that combines simple neutral shades with warm wood touches Houzz Contributor. I’m a London-based journalist with years of experience writing… More “Classic country style – but not too twee,” is how Jo Ashwin of Hill Farm Furniture describes this updated family kitchen in Rutland in the East Midlands. Featuring handcrafted Shaker-style ...

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Fresh Color Combinations: Colors that Go With Brown

Brown is often overlooked as the important color that it is. I mean, the color of dirt can’t do all that much for a stylish interior, right? Wrong. Brown is the color of earth and wood, sure, but it symbolizes so much more than that. Brown is associated with security, stability, warmth, and honesty. The color is natural and neutral ...

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Pivot Windows – A Bold Design Statement for Modern Homes

What we consider standard design for a window can differ depending on the region. More than the location, a personal preference should prevail. Also, certain types of windows are better suited for a particular style than the rest of the options. Pivot windows, for example, are very sleek and simplistic and they’re an excellent option for modern and contemporary homes. ...

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10 Best Patterns For Kitchen Curtains

Window treatments can be finicky things. Finding the right pattern in the right fabric, not to mention the right size. With so many elements involved, kitchen windows often get stuck with a meager set of blinds or the discarded floral curtain. When there is so much else happening in the kitchen, no one will notice, right? Wrong. Kitchen curtains will ...

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Saving Space And Gaining Style With Over-The-Door Mirrors

Mounting a mirror to a door seems like a very practical thing to do, especially when the space you have to work with is limited. The idea is especially great when decorating bathrooms but this can also be a useful feature in bedrooms, dressing rooms and potentially in other environments where an airy and open decor is desirable. Let’s check ...

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