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Going for Gold

All that glitters isn’t gold…add in a bit of yellow too! For a long time, gold’s reputation as an interior décor colour was anything but opulent – a generation of faux variants had left the world’s most precious metal flagging rather. Yet its return, along with a resurgence of yellow that’s as far from the […]

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Velvet Dreams

Once again, velvet is the fabric of the season, but like all interior trends, it’s important you get the perfect balance for your home. Simple appeal Velvet is the timeless material that patterns and makes perfect such a range of items, despite having a largely streamlined appeal – the way it feels. Regardless of the […]

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Wall to Wall

Why the cult of the feature wall is back in fashion Around the turn of the Millennium, we found ourselves confronted with a new dawn, with new realities. There were mobile phones, tablet computers and, perhaps best of all, the ‘feature wall’. The term, otherwise known as an ‘accent wall’, invited home interior design experimenters […]

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Make Your Home More Eco

Making your home more eco friendly will save you money – as well as helping to save the planet! With so many of us working from home now, our home is the place where we spend most time – so for anyone wanting to lessen their carbon footprint and generally live a more ecofriendly lifestyle, […]

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Home at Last

What to look for in your retirement home. By the time you’re thinking about retiring you will probably have done quite a bit of home hunting, but thinking  about a retirement home is a different matter. So how to choose? You could choose a retirement village or development. Here, there will be other people of […]

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TLC for Heritage Homes

If you’re lucky enough to live in a heritage property, look after it carefully, says Stewart Ivory, director of Tring’s Lost Marble Building Conservation. He explains why and how, with some top tips! Heritage properties are all around us, with approximately a quarter of all UK housing stock built before 1919. That means there’s about […]

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Get on the Property Ladder

It might be harder than ever to buy your first home these days, but it is possible. Here’s how… At the end of 2020, the average house price had reached an all-time high, but if you’re trying to get your first steps onto the property ladder, don’t despair. There are still ways you can do […]

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Snuggle Up in Style

It’s cold outside but you can make it cosy this winter. Use Scandinavian style, soft furnishings, and scent to create a winter retreat in your home You know that lovely feeling you get when you’re snuggled up at home when the weather is awful? Well, the clever Swedes have a name for it, as Catharina […]

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A Room of One’s Own

Did lockdown make you realise your house isn’t big enough? A garden building could be the answer. We show you how to create a ‘man cave’, a games or playroom, an office, gym or guest room As so many of us have spent a lot of the spring and summer at home, you may have […]

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It’s Time to DIY

It’s the perfect time to get those annoying DIY jobs done in and around your home Hands up who spent the lockdown cracking on with all those niggly DIY jobs? More likely, between trying to home school the children, do some work and keep yourself busy, more time in the house has simply meant you’ve […]

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Kitchen Makeover

Update your kitchen at a fraction of the cost of a new one. Spring is in the air and there’s nothing nicer than giving your home a bit of a sprucing up – and a brand new kitchen can make the world of difference. But if you can’t stretch to an entire renovation don’t despair. […]

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Winter-proof Your Home

We all love to feel cosy during the winter, but when the temperature drops, our homes are at risk. We spoke to experts at NFU Mutual to find out how to get ready for winter. Our thanks to NFU Hemel Hempstead for sponsoring this article in our Winter issue. You can find out more about […]