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What Colour Should I Paint My Front Door?

Ring the changes with a standout shade – after all, first impressions do count Decisions, decisions… do you go for classic black or shocking pink, calming blue or stately green? For inspiration on how to make your front door the star of the street, check out the colourful selection below. Think pinkWell hello… Get the neighbours talking with an unusual ...

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Kitchen Tour: A Modern Kitchen Extension Transforms a Period Home

Plenty of space and statement features mean this kitchen is super sociable and big on style Houzz UK contributor. Freelance interiors journalist with over 20 years’ experience… More When the owners of this Hertfordshire property decided to extend to get a big open-plan living area, they needed an expert on board to ensure they achieved their dream space. “This was ...

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Simple Ways to Bring Order to a Small Kitchen

It can be tricky keeping a compact cookspace tidy, but here are some ideas to help you crack it Houzz Contributor. I’m a London-based journalist with years of experience writing… More Contrary to what you might think, you don’t need acres of worktop space or dozens of drawers and cupboards to have an organised kitchen that’s a joy to cook ...

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Kitchen Strategies to Help You Eat More Healthily

The right kitchen planning can help banish bad food habits and introduce a happy new attitude to cooking. Here’s how to get started Houzz New Zealand Contributor. A design addict from way back, I can’t resist looking… More For too long now we’ve been swamped with confusing messages about ‘good’ and ‘bad’ foods, flummoxed about nutrients and ingredients, and taught ...

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12 Shabby Chic-style Kitchens on Houzz

Celebrate the beauty and character of wear and tear with this lived-in look Houzz Contributor. I’m a London-based journalist with years of experience writing… More A minimal, modern kitchen isn’t for everyone. If you’re happier with a few rough edges, and prefer character to streamlined style, then the shabby chic look could be for you. Think lived-in kitchens that wouldn’t ...

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Think You Haven’t Got Space for a… Garden?

Creating a garden needn’t rely on acres of outside space. Sometimes, creativity and green fingers are enough Houzz UK Contributor. I have been an interiors journalist since 1995, writing several… More If your outside space is tiny, tricky or just totally non-existent, you can still find a way to grow a little garden. Forget big shrubs or sculptural trees and ...

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13 Design Ideas When Choosing Gravel for Your Garden

Surprisingly versatile in its colour and texture, the right gravel can turn your outside space into something special Houzz Ireland Contributor Patricia Tyrrell is an award winning landscape and garden… More When gravel is mentioned, most people think of driveways, but there’s so much more to this varied and versatile material. Natural and simple, it harmonises beautifully with garden paving, ...

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Trends in Backyard Design

The very first thing you may notice from someone’s home is their landscape and/or backyard space. The reason being these areas tend to showcase the beauty of a home from the moment you lay eyes on it. Every year we become bombarded with different trends and your backyard space will not be an exception. If you are looking to remodel ...

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Taupe Color: The Enigma and Its Appeal

If someone were to ask you to describe the taupe color, what would you say? Likely your answer would involve a mumblyjumble that includes words like “browny purply grey-ey tan” or something. The reality is, taupe is a gorgeous color, but it’s one that’s a bit more challenging to pin down. It is its very difficult-to-describe nature that makes taupe ...

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Garden Tour: A Small Courtyard with a Serene Water Feature

This striking paved space features lush plants in living walls, innovative lighting and intersecting channels of water Houzz Contributor. I’ve been writing for interiors magazines for over 10 years and… More Most garden design involves rethinking a space that doesn’t work. But when landscape architect Stefano Marinaz was asked to come up with ideas for a small walled plot behind ...

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Bathroom Countertop Storage Solutions With Aesthetic Charm

Although it’s possible for a bathroom to conceal everything inside closed cabinets, some things just need to sit on the counter. This often raises a problem: dealing with the need for a practical and aesthetically-pleasing bathroom countertop storage option. While there are definitely solutions, finding the right one can be quite difficult and a little bit of inspiration is always ...

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