Mediterranean homes have a cool elegance that speaks of blue skies and warm waters. They evoke the memory of holidays when day-to-day cares could be forgotten and all that mattered was the warmth of the sun and the scent of fresh flowers in the air. Is it possible to bring those pleasures back home? There’s a lot that can be done with clever design, and this article sets out how to go about it. Continue Reading
“Tempted to spend your money through equity release on a loft or garage conversion? Here’s why it’s a wise move indeed.
When it comes to creating a great new living or storage space, loft and garage conversions really are the cat’s pyjamas of home improvements. Not only will your family be blessed with an extra room to roam around in, but as your house grows, so too will its value – projects such as these can bump your asking price by up to 15%.
Traditionally, beadboards were installed panel by panel, creating a durable surface with a lot of character. However, the humidity will make the wood pop and paint crack making it difficult to maintain. Thanks to modern technology, beadboards are now made of lightweight materials and come in monolithic sheets, making it quick and easy to install. Although beadboards are usually used to add a farmhouse or cottage accent to the space, creative utilization of it can result in modern looking interior designs too. Here are some ideas to inspire you on how to elevate the look of your home with this inexpensive yet beautiful material.
Equipping your home with multipurpose furniture can save you space, money and add purpose to your interior pieces. Here’s how to add multipurpose items to your home…
2016 was all about copper, rose gold accents, marble smooth textures and flawless finishes, but what great design trends will 2017 have to offer? Here, we take a look at what promise to be the top 5 trends for 2017.
As one of the most dominant features in your home, finding the right roof is important. On top of the practical considerations, such as safety, insulation and maintenance, you also need to take into account the appearance of your new roof. Whether you’re building a new home or you’re looking for an upgrade to your existing roof, we’ve put together four of our favourites for you to consider.
The rise in popularity of street artists like Banksie has seen an increase in the interest for stencil style designs, including the technique of screen printing. While artists like Peter Blake, and versions of William Morris’ textile designs have also been turned into attractive silkscreen prints, it is arguably Andy Warhol that has enjoyed the greatest success with this technique of applying paint to a medium using the screen printing technique.