LED lighting and colourful sinks hailed as latest kitchen trends

No matter the budget, time restraints or inclination, new trends reveal there are plenty of ways to transform the main room in the house into the ideal kitchen.   Regardless of whether it's a full-scale renovation or simply a smaller project to improve the kitchen, home-owners can both improve and add value…
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Kitchens need to be durable, says TV set designer

A TV set designer has claimed that homeowners need to decorate their kitchens so that they are durable.      Courtney Cachet, who has worked for the likes of VH1 and US TV channel ABC, claimed that like TV sets, kitchens are usually one of the busiest rooms in the household,…
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'Downton Abbey' paint goes on sale

Fans of popular ITV1 show 'Downton Abbey' will now be able to bring a little bit of the programme into their homes after the paint used to decorate the set interiors went on sale, according to telegraph.co.uk. The grey paint was specifically designed for use on the Edwardian drama, which…
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UK homeowners most likely to renovate their kitchens, survey finds

A new survey has revealed that the kitchen is the most popular renovation by UK homeowners. According to stride.co.uk, 42 per cent of homeowners said they had carried out a kitchen renovation in the last three years, closely followed by bathroom makeovers at 41 per cent. Other popular choices included: new…
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Shower seats are the new bathroom trend, according to industry expert

An industry expert has claimed that bathroom seats are the new upcoming trend for bathrooms.    Megan Jansky, Director of Marketing and Communications at Chicago-based company Luxury Bath, claims that the company is seeing a massive demand for the products. She told prweb.com: "We're really seeing a demand in the…
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Renovate your kitchen to up the value of your home, says guide

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A new guide has recommended that if homeowners want to up the value of their property, then they should concentrate on the kitchen first.  The article, published on lifehacker.co.in claims that the kitchen should be top of the decorating list, as it is the 'heart of the home' and a room…
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"Colour is back" says interiors expert

The use of colour is one of the hottest trends in interior design right now, according to an interior designer. Nicky Pysden, a specialist working for decorating firm DecorateNow, told expresandstar.com: "Colour's coming from everywhere as the nation gets bold with teal, yellow, lime green and rosebud pink." She added:…
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Trends are merging across different rooms, says interior blog

A new interior blog has claimed that trends have started to transfer across different rooms in the home. The article, published this week on huffingtonpost.com, claims that accessories which are usually seen in one room are transferring to different areas of the house. This includes things such as chandeliers.  It…
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Journalist gives tips on how to make over a bathroom

Homeowners can update their bathrooms easily, if tips from journalist Patricia Lockwood are anything to go by.  Writing for mydesert.com, she claims that one of the easiest things to do for a quick update is to paint bathrooms a different colour in order to transform them. She wrote: "...give your…
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Expert focuses on 2014 interior design trends

One expert believes that 2014 will see a continuation of the organic colours and 'further mixing of quite different and fragmented elements' that has dominated the last six months so far. James Gumersell, an interior design expert writing for sourcewire.com, believes the addition of 'bolder, summer and holiday inspired colours'…
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Cobalt Blue is the flavour of 2013, experts say

The editorial team at theupcoming.com has revealed the trends it believes will be a hit in 2013 - and cobalt blue comes top of the list. It is the design team's first colour of choice, stating that it is being worn by many celebrities at the moment. By adding a piece…
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'High spec' buzzwords appeal to property buyers, report finds

A new study has revealed a new set of property buzzwords are attracting interest - and they're all aesthetic, propertywire.com reports. Not so long ago, phrases such as 'close to good schools' or 'great access to major traffic links' were the sorts of elements that home-owners sought when comparing properties. However,…
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Interior design writer offers tips on maximising home space

An interior design writer has offered tips on how to make the most of limited space in the home. Writing for telegraph.co.uk, Dominic Lutyens claims that imaginative solutions are the key to space saving. He writes: "For starters, today's technology for the home could almost have been invented for downsizing. After…
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New kettle design faces unexpected backlash

A new design of kettle has faced an unexpected backlash after it was claimed it resembled Adolf Hitler. Dailymail.co.uk reports that the kettle, being sold by retailer J.C. Penny has been advertised on giant billboards across America. However, people have been complaining that the advert isn't giving the right impression. The kettle…
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Transparency set to be on-trend for interiors

A transparent look is set to be key for interior design this summer, according to hoteldesigns.co.uk. The style has already been spotted on the catwalks for the clothing industry and is breaking into homes as well. Perspex heels and jackets have been seen on models and now kitchen and dining areas could…
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Is DIY losing its charm for Britons?

The falling sales experienced by high street home improvement stores have led one writer to question Britain's love of DIY. Writing for telegraph.co.uk, Graham Ruddick suggested that where Britons once relished the thought of do-it-yourself tasks, now, the charm may be wearing off. Back in the 1990s, television shows such…
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