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5 Things You Never Knew You Needed in Your Kitchen

Rethinking your cookspace? These indispensable ideas will solve many a problem you may not even know you have – yet Houzz Contributor. Editor in Chief of RealHomes.com. I am an editor, journalist,… More Yes please, we’d love an integral wine cellar, a walk-in larder or a kitchen island the size of a football pitch, but, in reality, we don’t all ...

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My Room: How I Made My Dated Kitchen Feel Bigger and Cosier

Stylist Maxine Brady of interiors blog WeLoveHome gives us a ‘before and after’ tour of her kitchen Houzz UK Editorial Staff. I’m a freelance journalist with more than 13 years’ experience… More In this new series, we’re asking homeowners to guide us through their room renovations, sharing the ups and downs of their project, as well as the tips they ...

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How Slate Can Create a Stunning Effect in Your Garden

Non-slippy, durable and effortlessly modern, this versatile stone brings instant appeal to outside spaces Houzz Contributor and homes and property journalist with a passion for interiors…. More Slate looks good for a lifetime, whether it’s honed, brushed or riven. Use it to bring a sense of style to outdoor dining areas, zone a space, or mark a transition from inside ...

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Discover These Fire Pit Table Ideas for Your Garden

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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Do I Have Room for a Pergola in My Small Garden?

Take a look at these small garden ideas to see how to work a pergola into your outside space Houzz UK and Ireland Editor. I’m thrilled to be part of the team bringing the… More Got big dreams but a small garden? If a pergola is top of your wish list, there could still be a way to fit one ...

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Why a Garden Sail is Summer’s Most Useful Quick Fix

If it’s privacy, shade or colour you’re after for your garden, look no further than a stylish sail Houzz Contributor. Editor in Chief of RealHomes.com. I am an editor, journalist,… More Whatever your garden’s size and orientation, it can always be improved upon with a garden sail. Perfect for making a colourful focal feature of a dining or seating area, ...

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5 Things You Never Knew You Needed in Your Bedroom

Don’t miss out any longer – these additions to your sleepspace will make life so much lovelier Houzz Contributor. I’m a freelance journalist and editor writing for nationals, magazines… More Sanctuary from the world? Definitely. Decorated to please only you? Of course. Comfortable? Naturally. But what else does the perfect bedroom require? Take inspiration from these schemes and introduce the ...

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5 Things You Never Knew You Needed in Your Hall

Check out the extras that can make the entrance to your home more welcoming – and life more organised Houzz Contributor. I’m a freelance journalist and editor writing for nationals, magazines… More Whether your hallway is grand entrance or modest lobby, give it a boost that gets top marks for both style and functionality with one of these ideas. More ...

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10 Ways Paint Can Transform a Small Garden

Change the look of your outdoor space for the warmer months with these colourful ideas It’s not just plants that add welcome colour to a garden – check out these schemes for inspiration on how paint can add character to a compact space. Experiment with furnitureIn a really small space like this courtyard, just one piece of colourful furniture can ...

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Do I need a coffee table?

Like the idea of ditching a trad coffee table? These smart and comfortable living rooms will show you the possibilities Houzz Contributor. I’m a freelance journalist and editor writing for nationals, magazines… More Sofa plus coffee table is such an automatic living room combination, many of us don’t even stop to consider the alternatives. But whether you’re motivated by the ...

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Ideas for Patterned Exterior Floor Tiles

Make your garden feel like another room in your house using outdoor patterned tiles to add decorative interest and style Houzz UK deputy editor. I’m an interiors journalist and editor, previously for the… More Patterned tiles tend to be a decorative detail we might consider for an interior space – a feature floor, a tabletop or a dramatic shower or ...

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