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Kitchen Facelifts on a Budget
Tuesday 22nd Jan 2019

Spring is the perfect time for giving your kitchen a facelift, and when budget and time constraints put paid to a full-blown overhaul, there are plenty of cost-effective and relatively quick ways to give the space a new look and add in some extra functionality where it will be felt the most.

By Abode

Spruce up the home for Christmas
Tuesday 4th Dec 2018

Christmas is coming and with it come house guests. At one of the busiest and expensive times of the year in terms of present buying, attending parties and food preparation, decorating your home ready for when friends and family descend may not be high on the agenda.

By Emma

Meet the Authors

  • Linda Parker
  • Rachel Ogden
  • Grahame Morrison
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  • Fiona Pavely

Traditional with a modern twist
Tuesday 20th Nov 2018

The continued popularity of traditional kitchen and bathroom design and how it has taken a modern twist.

By Abode

Saving time over Christmas
Tuesday 6th Nov 2018

With Christmas on the horizon our thoughts turn to entertaining friends and family. One of the great seasonal traditions of course is eating, drinking and being merry, which usually requires countless hours of preparation in the kitchen getting party food ready, preparing the Christmas dinner and keeping guests happy with a seemingly endless supply of tea and coffee.

By Emma

Award winning blogger makes the Swich!
Tuesday 30th Oct 2018

Making the switch to filtered water on tap & becoming more environmentally friendly with Swich.

By Abode

A Buyers Guide to Hot Water Taps
Friday 5th Oct 2018

Hot water taps are fast becoming a must-have solution for the kitchen – offering the convenience of steaming hot water literally on tap, without needing to wait for the kettle to boil and freeing up worktop space for an uncluttered finish.

By Emma

Clever Storage - Utilise Your Space Well
Friday 24th Aug 2018

The important thing when planning a new kitchen or updating an existing one is to make sure your storage space is making it worki to it’s best advantage. A few tweaks here and there can improve the useable space you have available.

By Linda Parker

Sinks and taps - the perfect pair in any kitchen
Wednesday 15th Aug 2018

No kitchen is complete without a sink and no kitchen sink is complete without a tap, but what makes the perfect pairing? With the two products so often purchased as a package it’s an important question, and with so many different styles, materials and finishes to choose from it can be a difficult decision to make.

By Emma

A Touch of Texture
Monday 16th Jul 2018

All rooms need a little bit of texture … in the kitchen and bathroom it’s all too easy to end up with a room that is covered in hard, shiny surfaces. If there’s not much colour around, this type of room can often end up looking cold, soul-less and harsh. A bit surgical, if you like!

By Abode

Enjoy fresh, filtered water on tap with a clear conscience
Tuesday 3rd Jul 2018

There has been much in the news recently surrounding the issue of plastic pollution: a problem that is already resulting in plastic entering every level of the ocean food chain and even ending up in the seafood on our plates.

By Emma

The Future of Kitchen Design
Friday 8th Jun 2018

Nowhere gives a clearer idea of what the kitchen of the future might look like than Eurocucina. Rather than relying on a crystal ball and a whole lot of luck, designers and product developers flock to Milan to catch a glimpse of the latest trends straight from the kitchen design catwalk.

By Abode

How to tap into saving water
Monday 14th May 2018

Not so long ago, saving water consumption was one of those ideas that many thought was good, but not exactly a high priority. That changed when water metering was introduced, and even those of us for whom reducing the amount of water we used was a moral issue, now had an extra reason to cut back how much we used.

By Grahame Morrison

Spring Influences
Tuesday 1st May 2018

Thank goodness, there's now a hint of spring in the air, which is very welcome after that slog from January through to March, bludgeoned by the most awful weather!

By Linda Parker

What's trending on the home interiors blogosphere in 2018
Friday 13th Apr 2018

Decorating and revamping your home can be an exciting project and there's no time like the spring-time for getting stuck in amd making sone changes.

By Emma

Plastic Waste - How we can do our bit?
Friday 6th Apr 2018

It's quite staggering but laid out end-to-end the amount of plastic bottles an average family of four throws away each year would stretch from Manchester to Liverpool...

By Fiona Pavely

Top tips for planning your bathroom
Monday 19th Mar 2018

The bathroom may be one of the smallest rooms in the home, but it is also one of the most valuable; while a new bathroom may seem like a big investment, spending time and effort on getting it right can add significant value to the property overall.

By Emma

Choosing your kitchen sink and tap
Tuesday 9th Jan 2018

Like a reliable Wi-Fi signal, trains that run on time and a good cup of coffee, an efficient wet area is something we take for granted – and instantly notice when it’s not working as it should be. If your sink and tap are looking worn, leaking or simply don’t suit your lifestyle, it’s time to treat your kitchen to an upgrade.

By Rachel Ogden

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