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10 Ways Good Lighting Can Transform Your Living Room

Badly lit living room showing you up to the neighbours? Work magic by illuminating yours in clever and simple ways Houzz Contributor. I am an editor, journalist, web and copywriter. I was Editor of… More Illuminating a living room needs to be carefully thought-out: not only does your lighting need to look good enough to create an impression – even ...

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Kitchen Cabinet Alternatives: Should I Remove My Kitchen Wall Cabinets?

Thinking of designing your kitchen without wall cabinets? These gorgeous rooms might help you make up your mind Houzz UK Editorial Staff. I’m a freelance journalist with more than 13 years’ experience… More It’s long been a standard choice when designing a kitchen to include wall cupboards as well as base units. However, many designers and homeowners have been thinking ...

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How to prune Wisteria and Look After it

Wisteria needs a winter and a summer prune. Here’s how to do it, plus other tips for keeping this popular plant happy Houzz UK contributor and award-winning landscape and garden designer. Claudia de… More Pruning wisteria can cause some people to panic, as they feel they may damage their plant, but this climber is surprisingly forgiving. Left to its own ...

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How to Choose Carpet for Your Bedroom

Sumptuous wall-to-wall carpet is an appealing choice for bedrooms. Here’s how to buy with ease and confidence Plush, velvety carpet is a wonderful thing to wake up to in the morning. It’s also a practical choice, adding warmth and acoustic protection to a room that’s all about relaxation. Here, three experts discuss what you need to know if you’re in ...

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Indoor/Outdoor Kitchen Extensions and Ideas for Opening Up the Whole Home

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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How Can I Make my Bathroom Feel Like a Spa?

With a few additions, you can turn a functional washroom into somewhere much more calm and luxurious Houzz UK Editorial Staff. I’m a freelance journalist with more than 13 years’ experience… More Spa bathrooms look set to be a big trend in 2018, with many of us keen to create a nurturing haven in our own homes. If you want ...

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Give Your Bedroom a Personality Boost With Wall Cladding

Easy to DIY-fit, a doddle to customise and budget-friendly, cladding will turn a plain bedroom into a sensational space Houzz Contributor. I am an editor, journalist, web and copywriter. I was Editor of… More Bedrooms often lack the space for you to indulge in furniture and accessories that give them bags of character, so why not use the walls to ...

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7 Sensitive and Creative Period Home Kitchen Extensions

Get ideas on how to extend your ground floor while keeping some of your home’s original character Houzz UK deputy editor. I’m an interiors journalist and editor, previously for the… More Deciding to extend is exciting – there’s the promise of all that extra space, and also how much it’ll change the way you and your family live in your ...

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Sunken Baths for Every Space (Even Small Ones)

The ultimate in bathroom luxe? If you covet a tub into which you simply step, feast your eyes on these bathing beauties Houzz Contributor. I’m a freelance journalist and editor writing for nationals, magazines… More The act of stepping down into a bath of warm water for a long, relaxing soak rather than climbing over a high side has incredible ...

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Declutter your kitchen cupboard today: 5 items to ditch right now

Spend 15 minutes making much-needed space in your kitchen by losing these five items you probably don’t need to keep Houzz Australia Contributor. Professional Organiser and Owner at Simply Organised… More How many novelty or excess appliances do you have in your kitchen? Are they frequently used or sitting at the back of the cupboard because you don’t need them ...

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