Author Archives: Lorna S

Exterior Windows – What Colours are Best?

The summer months are the perfect time to paint your exterior windows and doors. Long evenings, warm temperatures and plenty of daylight mean that conditions are perfect for the paint drying well before you apply a second coat the following … Continue reading

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Make your Bedroom Special with a Distinctive Bed Style

Are you heading away on holidays soon? Do you ever find yourself comparing the bedrooms, but more specifically the beds, when looking at accommodation and trying to decide where to stay? I found myself being swayed by old brass beds, … Continue reading

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Stunning Sliding Doors

Are you planning a new build, an extension or a renovation? If space is slightly tight, sliding doors may be the answer as the space needed for the door arc isn’t required. The sliding doors slide along a track so … Continue reading

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8 Kitchen Seating Ideas

Dining rooms are becoming a rarity now in many houses. Kitchens have become bigger, often containing a kitchen island (for food preparation and informal meals), and a large kitchen table. Some have space for a couple of armchairs which creates … Continue reading

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Pergola – creating an extra room in your garden

As the weather gets warmer and the evenings are brighter, you may be planning on spending more time in the garden – and wishing you had an inviting space to sit and relax in the open air. Maybe you need … Continue reading

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Move House or Extend?

You’re running out of space in your home. Another bedroom is needed, a larger kitchen would be great, a shower room would be extremely handy and more storage wouldn’t go astray either. Should you consider moving house or should you … Continue reading

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Let Textures Transform Your Home

Adding textures to your interior decoration can really transform your home. Bare surfaces, tiled floors, leather sofas, painted walls can combine to make a room appear cold and bare even though it may seem to have sufficient furniture. Texture will … Continue reading

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Shared Children’s Bedroom Ideas

Sharing bedrooms is great for children. It teaches them how to share, to be respectful of other people’s boundaries, to join in teamwork when tidying up and it can be good fun chatting after the lights have been turned off … Continue reading

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Freestanding Kitchens

The increasing popularity of kitchen islands and butcher blocks have led to a return to freestanding kitchens, perhaps not to the extent of the 1940s when the sink was the only fixed item in a kitchen, but between a desire … Continue reading

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Much Ado about Books: Home Library Inspiration

There was much consternation recently when people believed that Marie Kondo had suggested that people should only keep a maximum of thirty books in their homes. People rebelled against this notion by the ‘Declutter Queen’, jokingly asking if she meant … Continue reading

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