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A Beginner’s Guide to Heating a Cold Kitchen on Any Budget

Stay cosy in your kitchen this winter with these ideas for warming up a chilly cookspace Houzz contributor, interior design project manager and blogger. I have a passion… More A kitchen should be the warm and cosy heart of the home, but for many of us this isn’t the case. With hard surfaces, cold flooring and chilly external walls, it ...

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Kitchen Tour: Sweeping Curves in a Bold, Bright Kitchen

This highly original space includes a kitchen, breakfast bar and generous seating area, all designed around a single, sinuous S shape Houzz UK Contributor. I have been an interiors journalist since 1995, writing several… More “This was a very tricky project technically, but the owner had a really clear idea of how she wanted it to look,” says Maria Pennington, ...

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Kitchen Tour: Georgian Elegance is Retained in an Edinburgh Townhouse

Careful planning has enabled a new kitchen to fit perfectly into the classic proportions of a Georgian house Houzz UK Editorial Staff. I’m a freelance journalist with more than 13 years’ experience… More When the owners of this Grade I-listed townhouse in Edinburgh’s New Town contacted kitchen designer Brian Minns, they were clear about their brief. “They wanted to install ...

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The Revival Of Mirrored Furniture In Today’s Interior Designs

Maybe you’ve noticed that mirrored furniture has started being popular again. Its recent revival allows it to stand out again, after its memorable popularity during the 1920s and ’30s. These days mirrored furniture is a symbol of glamour and is being used in small doses. The style is a very special one which applies to pretty much everything, from coffee ...

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Garden Tour: A Sociable Urban Garden With Imaginative Planting

Named ‘City Living’, this innovative three-tier garden at Chelsea shows the power of plants in a city environment Houzz Contributor. I’ve been writing for interiors magazines for over 10 years and… More Garden designer Kate Gould is passionate about turning our cities green. And, as her latest gold-medal winning creation for this year’s Chelsea Flower Show proves, you don’t need ...

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Garden Tour: Waves, Wildflowers and ‘Cliffs’ Conjure up the Coast

Authentic wildflowers and local stone are key to this extraordinary garden, which recreates a stroll along the shore Houzz Contributor. I’ve been writing for interiors magazines for over 10 years and… More Named Welcome to Yorkshire and sponsored by the same organisation, this garden, shown off at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show, celebrates the coastal beauty of the county. Painstakingly ...

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Low Maintenance Backyard Design Concepts

Designing the perfect backyard can take some time as there are hundreds of different concepts that are currently trending. However, one trend that has yet to get out of style is having a low maintenance design concept. Everyone wants a backyard design that will allow them to enjoy the warm weather without having to maintain the space frequently. Here are ...

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Clever Design Ideas for Narrow Hallways

Is your hall on the slim side? Make it feel bigger with these smart ideas Houzz contributor, interior design project manager and blogger. I have a passion… More We all want a gorgeous, inviting hallway, but a narrow space can make that difficult to achieve. Not to worry, there are lots of decorating and design tricks that can visually boost ...

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Stylish Wall Planters You Can Buy Or Make Yourself

The walls are not just for paintings or shelves. In fact, if you’d rather do something special for your home, you should try decorating the walls in a less common and mainstream manner. We suggest wall planters. They make spaces look fresh and they’re great if you want to add some color to a room without being too obvious while ...

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What to Consider When Choosing Bathroom Heating

Keep your bathroom cosy with a heat source that will suit you and your space Houzz UK Contributor: I’m a London-based freelance journalist with many years of… More Bathroom heating is a hot topic. It might not be the first thing you think about when you embark on a design project, but you’ll certainly be glad you factored it in ...

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Which Tiles Should I Pick For My Bathroom Walls?

Metro, mosaic, marble… if you’re not sure what tile style to go for, check out these bathrooms for inspiration Houzz UK Editorial Staff. I’m a freelance journalist with more than 13 years’ experience… More Tiles are waterproof and easy to wipe clean, so it make sense to use them on your bathroom walls. But with so many styles around, it ...

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