Five bathroom fitting trends for 2014

If you're looking for the latest big trends, it's not always to be found draped across the skeletons at Paris Fashion Week or on the front cover of Vogue. In fact, breaking trends are just as commonplace in the world of interior design as they are in that of fashion. Now,…
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How to keep your kitchen smelling glorious all year round

It is one thing having your kitchen smell glorious for an hour after you've made some freshly-baked bread or cakes, but how do you keep it smelling fresh for the whole year round? With a few simple tips, your kitchen will be as fresh and as sweet-smelling as a daisy. Keep…
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Five flooring options for a granite kitchen

When renovating a kitchen, it can be all too easy to forget about the floor. There are a number of different options and each has their own advantages and disadvantages. Most importantly, you'll need something that goes with your granite worktops. Here are five great flooring options that will go beautifully…
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How to plan for installing a dishwasher in your kitchen

Dishwashers are pretty simple when you get them going - you rinse the dishes, put them in the rack, add some soap and you're ready to go. However, it takes a little bit more planning when it comes to the actual installation of a dishwasher, as well as the planning for…
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Five simple ways to make your bathroom warmer in winter

Marble and granite are some of the more popular choices for use in bathrooms - thanks to their water resistance, anti-bacterial properties and ease of cleaning. It means that walls or floors need little upkeep and won't have to be replaced for decades. One minor issue is that it can be cold to the touch…
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Kitchen lighting - what are your options?

Here's a scary fact for you - us Britons will each spend, on average, three years in the kitchen through our lifetimes. That's a lot of time and even more cooking, so it's important that you're working in a well-lit environment. However, when it comes to kitchen lighting, there are more…
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Open shelving a new kitchen trend, says expert

A design expert has hailed open shelving as a new trend. Zillow Digs Board of Designers member Kerrie Kelly told huffingtonpost.com this week: "Kitchen cabinets used to be the place to stash dinnerware out of sight, but...upgrades will put kitchenware on display in the coming year." She continued: "It is now…
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Five simple projects to revamp your kitchen in 2014

There are a whole range of New Year's resolutions that can be made. However if you want one that is definitely going to be rewarding, then you should look into updating your home for 2014. Improving your living space is one of the most worthwhile investments of all, as having comfortable…
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Decorating your kitchen at Christmas - how to stay classy

Many people love to add festive touches to their home around the winter season. Not only does it get you in the mood for Christmas, but it can also brighten up the home when the weather is dreary and grey. However, it can be easy to go overboard with lots of…
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Changing kitchen worktops is 'simple way to make an impact'

With Christmas approaching, many people might be looking at their kitchens in despair, wondering how they are going to accommodate the extended family and carry out so much additional catering. It's little wonder, therefore, that so many people pick Christmas as a deadline for revamping their kitchens - giving them something…
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Sustainable interiors are all about health and happiness, says writer

From soft furnishings to fancy utensils, clever and attractive designs have thrust homeware to the top of the Christmas gift wish list for many this year. Once upon a time, giving a loved one a food processor or set of knives would have been deemed unimaginative and downright unromantic. However a proliferation of…
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Beckhams to spend £500,000 on futuristic kitchen

David and Victoria Beckham are reportedly planning to spend £500,000 on a futuristic redesign of their kitchen. Sources close to the family have claimed that Victoria is keen for their new home to feature a "James Bond-style" kitchen complete with disappearing appliances.   According to belfasttelegraph.co.uk, the source said: "Victoria's planning a massive overhaul…
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Homeware makes a brilliant Christmas gift this year

From soft furnishings to fancy utensils, clever and attractive designs have thrust homeware to the top of the Christmas gift wish list for many this year. Once upon a time, giving a loved one a food processor or set of knives would have been deemed unimaginative and downright unromantic. However a proliferation of…
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Kitchen lighting must be flexible, expert claims

Homeowners should have several different types of lights in their kitchens, so they can function as both practical and welcoming spaces, an expert has said.   Writing for telegraph.co.uk, Sally Stoney, design director at John Cullen lighting, recommends that homeowners shouldn't use exposed light fittings in the kitchen because they gather…
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'Great British Bake Off' boosts Christmas kitchen gadget sales

Kitchen gadgets are set to rise further in popularity as Christmas gifts this years, thanks to baking show 'The Great British Bake Off'. According to theguardian.com, in some shops sales of high-end kitchen gadgets are growing faster than tablet computers. In fact Dixons reports that juicers, mixers and coffee machine…
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Organise storage space for quick and easy bathroom maintenance

A good strategy for storage space organisation is key to maintaining a clean and tidy bathroom, it has been claimed. An article from boldsky.com has suggested that keeping bathroom products in a set space makes it far easier to maintain a bathroom quickly and efficiently. The article's author suggested that can help prevent a…
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Be careful when choosing paint colour, design expert says

An award-winning design expert has warned that choosing the wrong paint colour and pushing furniture against the wall are just some of the design don'ts that homeowners should avoid. Writing for houzz.com, Judith Taylor notes that paint colour is extremely important to the whole room and so homeowners shouldn't settle…
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White named hot colour for this season

White is the hottest colour for this season, according to edmontonsun.com. This is according to interiors expert Cheryll Gillespie, who was writing for the site this week. She claimed that the colour was popping up in all rooms of the home. The expert wrote on the site: "We are seeing a lot…
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Reclaimed wood a hot new trend in the home

Reclaimed wood is a hot new trend in the home, according telegraph.co.uk. Writers Joanna Simmons and Emily Henson said that the material has often been used for floors in the home, however it is now being utilised elsewhere. This includes being used on walls, to make cupboards and even to…
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