Archive for Category: Planning to build

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7 ways to make a small bedroom look bigger

If you’re living in a share house, a one-bedroom flat or an urban area you probably inhabit a bedroom that’s little more than a glorified cupboard. If not, you’ve hit the bedroom jackpot and you should probably live there forever. If you’re not blessed with a decent sized bedroom,...

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What is virtual styling?

There is no doubt that the internet is bringing the world closer than we can imagine, and this is also the case when it comes to styling your home. Whether you’re styling your home to sell or styling it up to stay put, hiring a virtual stylist and doing...

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2014 colour trend forecast

Trends and forecasts. Follow them? Don’t follow them? Either way, those with a keen eye for design may notice that many of the colour focused companies, be it paint or fabrics, release new season paints and materials to keep their collections up to date with the trends in the fashion and...

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Small bathroom design ideas

Small bathroom design ideas

When it comes to designing a small bathroom, especially if you’re renovating, you’re forgiven for wanting to take the bath out of the equation. I’m a big believer in bathing so this doesn’t sit well with me, but I know I’m probably in the minority. Creating a shower-only bathroom,...

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Planning essentials: Zoning & the Kitchen Triangle

Planning essentials: Zoning & the Kitchen Triangle

The key principle underpinning functional kitchen design for many, many years has been centred around the concept of ‘the working triangle’.  These days, however, most savvy kitchen architects will tell you that applying the working triangle alone is not enough. For a truly multi-purpose, functional kitchen, you may need...

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Tips to get the lighting right

Tips to get the lighting right

Lighting makes a room come alive. There is more to successful interior design than just choosing a colour scheme, working out how to furnish and decorate a space and examining its physical characteristics and functionality. The way a room smells, feels to the touch and even the way it...

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Open plan kitchen design

Have you ever wanted one of those perfect kitchens where you can cook dinner for the family and help the kids out with their homework? Or the kind of kitchen where you can whip up a three-course meal and enjoy a wine while chatting to your guests? For those of us...

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