Quarter of Brits want to improve their homes this year


Quarter of Brits want to improve their homes

A quarter of Britons want to make improvements to their homes this year, with decorating being the top choice for enhancing residential properties. A study has shown that one in five people plan to spend time decorating their home in 2014.

Bring spring into your home

Top tips for bringing spring into your home

Spring has sprung in many parts of the country and you might be thinking it's time to usher the new season into your home. Go further than the annual spring clean by adding brightness and floral accents to your property to boost your mood and add a spring to your step.

Go eco in the kitchen

Go eco in the kitchen

Environmental issues are increasingly at the fore of many people's minds, and a kitchen renovation is a great way to introduce eco-friendly elements into your lifestyle. Read on for a guide to introducing eco-conscious measures into your cooking space, and into your life.

Make the most of your small kitchen

How to make the most of a small kitchen

If you live in a flat in the city, you might be wondering how you can make the most of a compact kitchen area. Read on for five top tips for transforming a small cooking space into an attractive, usable area that feels deceptively spacious.

Take kitchen gadget inspiration from the celebs

Top brands to kit out a sleek city kitchen

If you've decided to renovate your kitchen to reflect your city sleek style, don't overlook the all-important appliances when kitting out the space. For a guide to some of the best brands, as seen in the kitchens of the celebrities, read on.

Islands are ideal in open-plan kitchens

The shape of things to come: design tips for different kitchen styles

When you make the decision to renovate your kitchen, it can be helpful to assess the shape of your cooking space to use as a guide for the design. Differently-shaped kitchens suit similarly varied features, so read on for a guide to designing your kitchen by its shape.

Get some celebrity inspiration for your kitchen

Let the celebs inspire your kitchen makeover

If you're planning to overhaul your kitchen in the new year and need a bit of inspiration to get your creative juices flowing, turn your attention to the cooking spaces of some of the world's most famous names. If you've ever wondered what sort of kitchen your favourite movie star has, now is your chance to find out.

There are numerous ways to use patterns in the bathroom

How to use patterns in the bathroom

Patterns are set to be one of the biggest home interior trends of 2014, but you might worry that using patterns in areas like the bathroom could be overpowering or make the space feel enclosed. For a guide to getting the design just right, read on.

The eastern influence will be a big interior design trend in 2014

Top interiors trends for 2014: a guide

If you're planning to overhaul your home in the new year, knowing which trends are set to be big in 2014 could provide you with some inspiration. Keep reading for a rundown of some of next year's key design elements to try in your own property.

How to achieve ultimate luxury in your kitchen

If you want your kitchen to be so much more than a functional room in your home, read the following top tips for creating a truly luxurious space that deserves the 'heart of the home' title. From decor to appliances, there are all sorts of aspects to consider when creating the ultimate designer kitchen.

Design ideas for a city kitchen

City life is often busy and unrelenting, so when you get home in the evening you'll want to return to a welcoming kitchen where you can relax as you cook your tea. Keep reading for some top tips for creating a sleek city kitchen with a therapeutic ambience - perfect for ending a busy day in.

Top tips for city kitchen design

If you've recently moved into a city apartment and are keen to put your stamp on the place, a great starting point is the kitchen. You'll want your cooking area to be functional and equipped to deal with city living, but also to reflect your own personal style - read on for some design tips.

Give your bathroom the finishing touch

Top tips for picking out the right shower enclosure

The bathroom is an important part of any property, having become a space for relaxation and recuperation, as well as to maintain cleanliness. If you're thinking of replacing your shower, there are a number of elements you should consider, such as the style of enclosure you'd like.

Millions of homes could be falling into disrepair

Britons 'can't afford to repair their homes'

Millions of Britons can't afford to repair their properties as a result of the tight financial climate, recent research has highlighted. Around seven million homeowners in the UK have revealed that their properties need work, but more than half of these people simply can't afford the outlay.

Laufen bathrooms are impeccably stylish

Which brand to choose for a modern city bathroom?

Choosing the right bathroom suite for a contemporary apartment isn't always easy - the range of products on offer is vast and many manufacturers have great prices, making the decision difficult. Keep reading for a concise guide to some of the top brands with modern bathroom collections.


Top 5 makeover ideas for a rental home

When you're moving into a new property, the task of making a house a home is sure to be at the forefront of your concerns. While others equip themselves with paint and wallpaper, those who rent need to be a little more inventive when it comes to revamping their residences.

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Bring your wanderlust back to your home.

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Plug in your iPhone for an old-fashioned chat

We love new technology but sometimes, at home, wouldn't it be nice to ditch the touch-screen for a phone with a traditional handset? Now, you can plug in your Apple iPhones, iPads and iPod Touches and enjoy a good old gossip Lady Gaga style.