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Think You Haven’t Got Space for a… Kitchen Table?

Fold-down, fold-up, wheel away… There are many ways to fit a table into a tiny cookspace, so be inspired by these ideas Houzz UK Contributor. I have been an interiors journalist since 1995, writing several… More Many of us dream of a huge kitchen table around which friends and family can congregate, but lack the space to fit in a ...

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100 Beautiful Bathrooms to Help You Achieve Spa Status

When you move into a new home, the mind immediately begins to decorate the empty spaces. All the paint swatches to choose from and all the ways you can arrange the furniture keep you busy for a while. Even the kitchen, full of cabinets and appliances, can receive a makeover with some paint and pretty storage for the kitchen counter. ...

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Garden Tour: A Scented Garden Designed to Lift the Spirits

From fragrant fennel to chocolate and peppermint, the unexpected smells in this garden are an evocative, sensory delight Scent is an integral part of any garden, but it often comes lower down the list when planning an outdoor space, usually after looks and landscaping. However, the designers of The Jo Whiley Scent Garden – one of the Feel Good Gardens ...

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How to Defrost a Freezer

Sort your freezer with this quick and simple defrosting guide Houzz UK and Ireland Editor. I’m thrilled to be part of the team bringing the… More Defrosting an icy freezer might not be top of the list when it come to fun household jobs (or even in the top 10), but it’s actually a relatively simple chore to get done ...

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10 Clever Ways to Update Your Bedroom for Under £100

A little goes a long way, as these inspired ideas prove Fallen out of love with your bedroom, but can’t face a complete revamp? These simple ideas can be easily adapted to suit most rooms and offer plenty of bang for your buck, with the added bonus of being quick projects that can mainly be done in a weekend. Add ...

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Kitchen Tour: A Clever New Layout Reinvents a 1950s Kitchen-diner

Before and after images show how three small, dated rooms have been merged to create this fresh, modern, practical space In the heart of a village in the Gard area of southern France, a more-than-60-year-old building is now the second home of a Belgium-based couple. The owners, hailing from this region, bought the almost-abandoned house several years ago and are ...

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How to Make the Most of Art in the Bedroom

Artwork can set the mood in a bedroom so it’s important to get it right. Here’s how to pick and display the best art for your sleep space Houzz contributor and head curator at Rise Art which showcases, rents and sells great… More Achieving the right design scheme in the bedroom is crucial in such a personal space and artworks ...

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7 Rules to Help You Design the Perfect Walk-in Wardrobe

If you’re lucky enough to have a dedicated space for all your clothes, shoes and accessories, here’s how to make the most of it Houzz Contributor. I write about all things remodeling, interior design, and home… More Bespoke wardrobe design isn’t for the faint of heart. It takes time to itemise your belongings and create an efficient and organised wardrobe. ...

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10 Ideas for Butler Sinks in the Kitchen

Marry utility and aesthetics with this suits-all kitchen classic Houzz UK Contributor. Freelance journalist and interiors obsessive, renovating a… More The enduring appeal of this simple ceramic sink continues to shape the style and feel of contemporary kitchens. Although often used interchangeably, a ‘butler sink’ is the English version of the ‘Belfast sink’. The difference is said to be based ...

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The Most Common Kitchen Design Problems – and How to Tackle Them

Check out these common problems, expert tips on avoiding them and some inspiring spaces that have got things right Houzz UK Contributor. LWK Kitchens are a design-led German Kitchen specialist based… More When it comes to kitchen planning, designers frequently face the same complaints from homeowners about what’s ‘wrong’ or frustrating within their existing kitchen. Most of these recurring problems ...

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