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Will these Blue Sofa Ideas Tempt You to Ditch the Grey?

Could blue be the next grey for sofas? Houzz UK editorial staff. I’m an interiors journalist and editor, previously for… More If 2016 was the year of the grey sofa – in a Houzz community poll that year it was voted the number one choice for the majority of homeowners – then 2017 has seen a rival edging its way ...

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11 Ways to Spend Less on Kitchen Cabinets

Check out these frugal tips to bring down the cost of kitchen units Katie Levell 24 August 2017 We all want our kitchens to look beautiful and be functional, too. However, for most of us, cost is a big consideration. There are plenty of clever ways to minimise a hefty kitchen price tag, including being creative with the cabinets. Take ...

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18 Beautiful Examples of Kitchen Floor Tile

Hardwood floors work, cork works, and bamboo works too but when it comes to certain rooms of the house tile is an even better way to go. From colors and designs to simplicity and function, there’s a lot to take into consideration when deciding on your kitchen flooring. It doesn’t matter if you’re working with a smaller space or a ...

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Add Character to Your Bathroom With Well-chosen Accessories

Introducing decorative objects to your otherwise functional washspace is an instant way to boost its personality Houzz UK editorial staff. I’m an interiors journalist and editor, previously for… More We often forget to embellish our bathrooms with the sort of decorative flourishes we lavish on the rest of our home, especially living spaces. Let this meanness stop now! Bathrooms deserve ...

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11 of the Cleverest Eat-in Kitchens on Houzz

Think your kitchen is too small for a dining area? Think again… Houzz Contributor. I’m a London-based journalist with years of experience writing… More If you dream of a having a spacious kitchen-diner, you’re not the only one. But your kitchen has more potential to squeeze in a dedicated dining area than you think. Take a look at these inspiring ...

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Black and White Bathroom Design Ideas

Ever look at amazing black and white bathroom pictures, and wonder how it would be to get one of your own? Simple but impressive, black and white bathroom sets are the evergreen of bathroom design, as they are modern, unique, and yet very personal. Black and white will contrast each other perfectly, with black being the absorbing, and white being ...

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10 Ottomans You Didn’t Know You Needed Until Now

Ottomans have never really been considered staple furniture items. However, in our opinion very few furniture essentials can compete with an ottoman because of their versatility. You can use them as extra seating, a stylish accessory and even for added storage. In essence, it is an excellent addition to any living space. Plus, did we mention they are quite comfortable! ...

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Kitchen Tour: A Compact Yet Chic Open-Plan Design

Part of an open-plan living space, this flat’s kitchen had to look beautiful and maximise every inch of space Houzz UK contributor. Freelance interiors journalist with over 20 years’ experience… More Downsizing to a smaller property after the children have flown the nest can be a liberating experience, especially if you can reconfigure the space exactly to your needs as ...

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Wall Mounted Bike Racks That Look Great While Being Practical

Bikes are excellent for getting around in the city. They’re practical and fun and they take up relatively little space compared to other vehicles. They do, however, need to be properly stored, usually inside the house. A wall-mounted bike rack solves that problem without taking up valuable floor space. There are lots of indoor bike rack types and designs to ...

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Room Tour: A Small Victorian House Gains an Unusual Extension

Extraordinary glazing, cool cladding and a 3m-high door make this modern dining-space extension stand out from the crowd Houzz Contributor. I’ve been writing for interiors magazines for over 10 years and… More Built in simpler times as humble workers’ cottages, the dinky half houses that line this street have all been adapted in some way or other. Extending up and ...

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10 Lovely Loft Bathrooms Tucked Under a Sloping Roof

Don’t let a sloped ceiling and low walls get you down – these rooms prove you can get a smart washspace in a small space Houzz UK Editorial Staff. I’m a freelance journalist with more than 13 years’ experience… More Trying to fit a bathroom into the sloped part of your loft conversion? Don’t worry, it can be beautiful and ...

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Room Tour: A Small Victorian House Gains an Unusual Extension

Extraordinary glazing, cool cladding and a 3m-high door make this modern dining-space extension stand out from the crowd Houzz Contributor. I’ve been writing for interiors magazines for over 10 years and… More Built in simpler times as humble workers’ cottages, the dinky half houses that line this street have all been adapted in some way or other. Extending up and ...

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