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Money to Burn?

This article appeared in one of my local publications: Heswall Magazine and it really struck a chord with me as I have so many friends who have been adversely affected by this very subject. The author, Nick Belderbos (architects-direct), has very

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Small Space Sustainable Living

Modern homes increasingly try to pack more and more into smaller spaces and clever design is key when trying to make small spaces feel larger. There are huge advantages to small space living; they cost less to build and buy,

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10 Great Recycling Ideas

Recycling, reusing, upcycling, these are all the buzz words in use now and there are some great ideas out there. I’ve been doing a bit of “digging” around and this post is the result: 10 Great Recycling Ideas. Use cheap

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How to Approach an Interior Design Project

Interior Design is one of those areas which can strike the fear of god into a person, it sounds so complicated, where do you start? Creating a beautiful, comfortable space that makes the best of what a home initially offers

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Clever Spaces

Good design is about making the most out of the space you have in your home. This is where architects can be invaluable (especially ones like the gorgeous George Clarke who can make every inch work for you!). Not all

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10 Unusual Storage Ideas

I am always on the lookout for new storage ideas and the Houzz web site is a great source of inspiration. Reusing, recycling and upcycling will make you feel like you are doing your bit to be eco friendly! These

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Expert Advice to Declutter your Home

Trying to cut the clutter which accumulates in the average family home is tricky at the best of times. It just seems to grow and grow on a daily basis!  There are plenty of Experts out there waiting to help

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Christmas Party Planning

I’ve called this “Christmas Party Planning” but actually the advice stands for any type of party and that is to keep it simple! When you decide to have a party you want to make sure it is the best one

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Televisions:- To Hide or Not To Hide?

Are you proud to display your huge flat screen TV? Or would you rather it could fade into the background? I guess most of us (women!) would like a happy medium; for everyday use it’s great to have the television

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Decking Ideas

As we head towards Autumn and Winter, hard landscaping becomes the focus of gardens. If you are planning a decked area in your garden, here are some design tips for adding interest. For more ideas, see my Ideabook on Houzz,

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