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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

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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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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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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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15

Sep

The Benefits of Recycled Furniture

Posted on 15th September 2011  |   Add a comment

The Benefits of Recycled Furniture

With an ever increasing eco-conscious society and the current economic climate there are an increasing number of people recycling and reusing products. But what about furniture? Below are some of the benefits of purchasing recycled furnishings for your home.The environmental benefit is obvious. The reuse of furnishings prevents perfectly functional, quality goods from being dumped, thus reducing waste to landfill....

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15

Sep

Tips for painting furniture

Posted on 15th September 2011  |   Add a comment

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15

Sep

In with the Old

Posted on 15th September 2011  |   Add a comment

In with the Old

Have you ever been in the following situation? You have a beautiful new house, full of old-fashioned furniture, but you loathe throwing away good quality functional furniture in favour of fashion. This is a common predicament for the modern homeowner and one which is becoming more and more common in this current economic climate. As the cost of living increases ,...

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