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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.
The continued popularity of traditional kitchen and bathroom design and how it has taken a modern twist.
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.
Making the switch to filtered water on tap & becoming more environmentally friendly with Swich.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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...
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.
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.
Henry Ford once famously said regarding the colour options of his Model T car that it was “available in any colour as long as its black”, and for a while it looked like kitchen furniture was limiting its options too, except it was white that was the dominant colour.
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