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9 Traditional Design Ideas For Your Garden

Modern garden design not your style? Here’s how to weave in some classic character Houzz UK deputy editor. I’m an interiors journalist and editor, previously for the… More We see a lot of incredible contemporary garden designs on Houzz, and they get a lot of love. But if you live in an old house, or you’re fond of antiques indoors ...

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Kitchen Tour: A Grey Handleless Design Transforms a 1950s Home

Pale grey hues and industrial materials create a contemporary kitchen that fits seamlessly into an open-plan layout Houzz UK contributor. Freelance interiors journalist with over 20 years’ experience… More With architect plans in place for an extended ground floor and a rejigged layout, the next step for the owners of this 1950s property was the kitchen. “The original property was ...

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11 Creative Ways to Pimp Up Your Stairs

Your stairs are more than a route from A to B. Get clever and they can become a standalone feature – or even be useful Houzz Contributor. Editor in Chief of RealHomes.com. I am an editor, journalist,… More If the most you’ve ever considered for your stairs is painting the banisters and carpeting the treads, be prepared to have your ...

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How Can I Make My Bedroom as Healthy and Relaxing as Possible?

The Indian philosophy of ‘vastu shastra’ is all about maximising positive energy. Give these seven sleepspace tips a try Amit Lamba 22 April 2018 The Indian architectural philosophy of vastu shastra – or ‘science of architecture’ – suggests ways to achieve health and prosperity by optimising the flow of cosmic energy, or prana, within a space. These millennia-old principles are ...

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Should I Paint My Garden Fence Black?

If you’re wondering which colour to paint your boundary, here are 7 reasons to go over to the dark side Houzz UK Editorial Staff. I’m a freelance journalist with more than 13 years’ experience… More Black surfaces, trims and accessories are finding their way into every room of our homes at the moment, but would you consider this dark hue ...

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Kitchen Tour: A Grey Handleless Kitchen Transforms a 1950s Home

Pale grey hues and industrial materials create a contemporary kitchen that fits seamlessly into an open-plan layout Houzz UK contributor. Freelance interiors journalist with over 20 years’ experience… More With architect plans in place for an extended ground floor and a rejigged layout, the next step for the owners of this 1950s property was the kitchen. “The original property was ...

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Run Out of Space in Your Kitchen? Ditch These Now

Large or small, your kitchen will feel much bigger after a calculated clear-out. Here’s what to dump and what to rethink Houzz Contributor. Editor in Chief of RealHomes.com. I am an editor, journalist,… More Whether yours is a tiny galley kitchen or a family-sized space, it’s rarely big enough for your needs. However, a combination of selective decluttering and shrewd ...

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9 Charming Ideas for Cottage-style Gardens

Choose this classic free-flowing English garden style and create a fairytale retreat Houzz Contributor. I’m a London-based journalist with years of experience writing… More Cottage gardens never go out of fashion. Their romantic look can be achieved by planting a mixture of wildflowers and traditional varieties, such as roses or honeysuckle, as well as the addition of rustic materials, such ...

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My Room: We Turned a Damp Space into a Cool, Industrial-style Kitchen

Artist Sara Carlton shares before and after photos of her kitchen-diner, revealing a stylish, inspiring transformation Houzz UK Editorial Staff. I’m a freelance journalist with more than 13 years’ experience… More When Sara Carlton and her partner moved into their stone cottage, the kitchen was dingy and damp, but the couple could see the potential in the space. They ripped ...

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7 Big Ideas to Inspire Your Barbecue Area

Looking forward to alfresco summer dining? Dream big with these creative ideas for building a barbecue zone Houzz UK Editorial Staff. I’m a freelance journalist with more than 13 years’ experience… More If you’re planning to design a barbecue area for your outside space this summer, there are a number of creative things you can do. Take a look at ...

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Bar Stool Inspiration for Kitchens with Character

Check out this selection of seat styles that will add interest to your cookspace More than just somewhere to sit, the design of a kitchen stool can have a big impact on the finished feel of a room. This roundup focuses on stools that are meant to be admired in their own right, not tucked away out of sight. More ...

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