Update your Kitchen on a budget

You don’t need to spend thousands to make your kitchen sparkle. If you are prepared to get your hands dirty and use a little imagination, amazing results can be had that won’t break the bank. Change Light Fittings OK, you may need to walk past those 1000 pound lights that were hand made by artisans, and take a look at the range of beautiful replica lights that are available these days. From copper pendants to wooden sculptural pieces, lights can really add style and wow factor for very little outlay. Add New Door Hardware If you have a good quality […]

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Bamboo – A Lot More than Panda Food

Bamboo is an amazing material! Yes pandas do like to chomp on the soft young shoots, but bamboo can really be used for so many awesome applications. Bamboo flooring being one of the best uses of bamboo to my mind. Bamboo is technically a grass, not a tree with a fast growing and easily cultivated nature. It can grow up to 1m a day in optimal conditions, making it one of the most sustainable options for flooring. It is also super tough, strong and actually has a greater hardness rating than many hardwood flooring materials. This makes it a great […]

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Hidden costs when renovating your kitchen

With modern kitchens becoming more and more the centre piece of a home and no longer locked away in a separate room, many people see updating their kitchen as a key feature to the whole house. It is one of the most common renovations for British homeowners to undertake, but can have many hidden costs that turn a simple kitchen upgrade into a much more expensive exercise. Read on as I look at some of the more common pitfalls renovators encounter. If you have older house (say 50 years or more), you may run into issues around out of square […]

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How to get Timber in the Kitchen

With open plan living the “new black”, the kitchen is becoming the heart of the home so its worth investing into the look and feel. Adding timber anywhere in your home can bring a warmth and touch me quality that other materials lack with a timeless character that defies trends. There are so many stylish ways to get more timber into your kitchen, whether you have a traditional home or a more modern minimalist interior, there is a timber colour and finish to suit it all. Timber floors are the most obvious way to get timber happening in the kitchen, […]

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Customise a Flatpack Kitchen and make it yours

If you are thinking of renovating your kitchen on a small budget, your options can sometimes be limited to buying a flat pack kitchen from the local hardware store. While there are some good options to be had here, they usually don’t give you an exciting end result that gives you the joy a fully custom kitchen brings. But fear not, there is a middle ground that can give the best of both worlds (almost), and not break the bank. Enter the customisation of the flat pack! Admittedly, customising a flat pack will cost more than simply installing an unchanged […]

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Key Questions to ask your builder

For many people choosing a builder is tough and confusing process where no clear guidelines or rules really exist. I can be hit and miss affair with people only finding out many things too late in the process when things have turned pear shaped. When choosing a builder to work on your build or renovation, look for builders who have a strong reputation, solid experience and can provide a detailed quote about your project that fits the budget. It also important that you get on well with your builder on a personal level as you will be dealing with on […]

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