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Feb

Shrug off the blues with floral cushions

Posted on 21st February 2013  |   Add a comment

Shrug off the blues with floral cushions

Get through the cold nights and ready for spring with these fun florals from Marks & Spencer, perfect for updating tired rooms and adding a fresh feel. From cushions to rugs to wall art and crockery – there’s something for every room of the house and for every style. So come on, shirk off the grey skies and showers and...

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17

Jan

How to choose the right stove for your home

Posted on 17th January 2013  |   Add a comment

How to choose the right stove for your home

“A stove is quite simply an enclosed heated space. The forerunner to the stove was a fire covered by an iron plate surrounded on three sides by bricks and mortar. The Hearth Act of 1662 taxed Irish people on the number of stoves, chimneys and hearths they owned so stoves were a status symbol, a sign of wealth.” The first stove...

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31

May

Enhance your outside space

Posted on 31st May 2012  |   Add a comment

Enhance your outside space

Up your kerb appeal with some serious style tips that will add more than a dollop of luxury. Helen Carson reports You've got a kitchen that would make Gordon Ramsey green with envy, and a bathroom full of five-star chic ... but what about the front of the house? Don't worry, it's easy to raise the style bar with a well...

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31

May

Tiles are no longer the mainstay of just the kitchen and bathroom

Posted on 31st May 2012  |   Add a comment

Tiles are no longer the mainstay of just the kitchen and bathroom

You'll be floored by the stylish appeal of tiles ... in any room in the house, as Helen Carson reports For a really polished finish, tiles have gone flat out to impress for many years. Previously though they were the mainstay of the kitchen and bathroom, due to their practical and functional nature, and of course, they are really easy to...

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31

May

Create a bespoke bathroom

Posted on 31st May 2012  |   Add a comment

Create a bespoke bathroom

Create a sumptuous sanctuary in a bathroom that is awash with style. Helen Carson reports They may be known as the smallest room in the house, but having a sumptuous bathroom is a deal-breaker when it comes to selling your home — and for those not planning to move, it should be a soothing sanctuary in which to relax. En suites are...

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31

May

The Kitchen: more than a room where we cook and eat

Posted on 31st May 2012  |   Add a comment

The Kitchen: more than a room where we cook and eat

The kitchen has long been the back room boy of the home, but now it's become a really stylish and modern space. Helen Carson reports The scullery of Victorian times was a place associated with drudgery and household chores, rather than the hub of the home it is today. While drawing rooms are elegant and bedrooms have become boudoirs, the kitchen was...

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24

May

Live in the lap of luxury

Posted on 24th May 2012  |   Add a comment

Live in the lap of luxury

Our homes are a reflection of ourselves, so it's only right to turn them into comfort zones with just the right amount of opulence. Helen Carson reports Luxury can be all around us with everything from a fabulous state-of-the-art kitchen to a beautiful bathroom which is a sanctuary away from the rest of the world. Incredible furnishings which combine good-looks with practicality can...

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1

Dec

Kirstie Allsopp: My seasonal style tips

Posted on 1st December 2011  |   Add a comment

Kirstie Allsopp: My seasonal style tips

It’s nearly time to dress the tree and your home for the festive season. Homespun guru Kirstie Allsopp and decor experts share their seasonal style tips with Gabrielle Fagan Kirstie Allsopp's rushing around thinking about robins, baubles, tinsel and all sorts of Christmas things. While the rest of us probably end up in a last-minute rush untangling decorations and checking...

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22

Nov

Frozen pipes disrupt lives

Posted on 22nd November 2011  |   Add a comment

Frozen pipes disrupt lives

Simple ways to protect your water pipes in winter Winter is nearly upon us, which means long nights, sub-zero temperatures and the risk of frozen pipes. While the thought of frozen pipes may not seem like a big deal, many people forget that when their pipes freeze they risk a lot more than just having no water for bathing, laundry or cooking....

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12

Oct

Working 9 to 5.......from home!

Posted on 12th October 2011  |   Add a comment

Working 9 to 5.......from home!

Advances in technology and a flexible attitude to work have made working from home more attainable for many people, but have you got space to integrate home with work life? With the cost of travel and childcare escalating, coupled with longer commuting distances and heavier traffic, it’s no wonder the desire to work from home is growing. In order to spend...

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