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Rooflights
One of the most appealing things about an extension is the light it brings to the rest of a space. Brightening things up is, after all, one of the biggest reasons for investing in an addition – after the extra space, of course. But to avoid the origi
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Corner Order
Unlike many kitchen layouts, U- shaped kitchens, by their very nature, come with two corner units. Often these can be like a black hole for your out-of-date tins and rarely used spices, but when space is at a premium, you don’t want to waste a single
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DIY Garden Bar
Bring vacation vibes to your garden this summer and transform a humble potting bench into a stylish drinks station. A lick of paint and a selection of elegant glasses is all this simple structure needs to instantly fashion a home bar. Position potted
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The Rules
Be brave – use it abundantly for a space that’s relaxing and cocooning all at once. Combine with gold or brass hardware. Brighten the scheme for summer with contrasting pinks or oranges. Combine with blue or your room could end up looking like a w
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5 Ways To Get Green Fingers
1 A fork and trowel set will see you through most light gardening tasks, including prepping pots for planting. Burgon & Ball hand trowel and fork, £11 each, National Trust Shop 2 A pair of gardening gloves is crucial for any task, from weeding to p
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Glossary
A request made to the local council to carry out building works on your property or garden. Works that can be undertaken on a property or garden without needing to request planning permission. A shared interior or exterior wall that separates two a
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Costs & contacts
Extension and remodelling £47,800 Loft conversion £45,000 Materials, fees, etc. £35.000 Windows and doors £10,000 Kitchen £10,000 Bathrooms £2,500 Floors £1,800 Interior architect and project management Storeyboard, storeyboard.co.uk Builders AS Bui
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Profile
Kate Kozina, creative director and co-founder of Fine Stems London (finestems.co.uk), her husband, Gregory, a stock broker, and their two daughters, Varvara, eight, and Stefania, six A three-bedroom Victorian terraced house near Richmond, greater Lon
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Into The Woods
Rattan and jute provide definition and texture to this look. The pale wood furniture is elevated by the darker shades around it, ensuring the scheme doesn’t look washed out. Flloyd natural cane armchair, £295; Flloyd natural cane stool, £135; black m
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U-shaped Kitchens
Without doubt, a U-shaped kitchen is one of the most efficient and underrated kitchen layouts there is. Exactly what it says on the tin, the floor units form a U shape or a horse shoe shape, leaving one open end for access. This layout can be used in
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Kaitlin's Top Tip
You might be wondering how to keep rooflights clean when they’re far more inaccessible than normal windows. Easy-clean glass is offered with many products, but when the time comes, you’ll need a sturdy ladder and a bucket of mild detergent mixed with
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STYLE crush
Dust down the garden furniture and grab the charcoal: it’s officially barbecue season! If you’re looking to inject some brightness and fun into your al fresco scene, look no further. These jewel-coloured enamel salad servers from Bombay Duck come in
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CREATIVE Colour
Franky and Jack don’t like waste, so they agreed to renovate their Victorian townhouse using as many reclaimed materials as possible. These included the pine floorboards, sink units, taps, radiators and a reclaimed brick patio. ‘We hate the thought o
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SEEING Double
Architect Rob Pollard and wife Emma were on the hunt for a project when they found a three-bedroom 1970s home in a village near Rye in East Sussex. Rob had ambitious plans for totally transforming the chalet bungalow into a sleek and boxy four-bedroo
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Costs & contacts
Build cost £90,500 Kitchen £30,000 Glazing £15,000 Furniture £3,500 Decoration £1,000 Builder Rae Tully of 3 Gables Building Contractors, 01702 813 310 Kitchen Purple Pepperpot, 020 8275 0202, purplepepperpot.com ■
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Hayley Blythe Dentist
‘The house had been rented for several years before we bought it. The downstairs toilet (and the whole house) was very tired and desperately needed livening up. We reconfigured the cumbersome boxing in behind the loo to make it less invasive. Then we
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Three Top Tips
Is your patio an extension to the living space, a sun trap for lounging in, or the base for an outside kitchen and dining area? Depending on where the sun hits, the best place for the patio might not be directly outside the house. You’ll also need to
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Seek Out The Hide
@_bonmaison_ ‘BON sells bright, bold homewares and fabrics with a hint of neon,’ says owner Jody Myerscough-Walker. ‘I started it after I graduated from Winchester School of Art, where I studied a BA in printed textiles. I always knew I wanted to dra
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Feel The Heat
Roof glazing can come with special features depending on your needs, including energy saving and heat-controlling technologies. The former is great for east- or north-facing rooms as it keeps the heat in through winter, while the latter helps to keep
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Eye For Design
Having had their hearts set on this part of Richmond, Kate Kozina and her husband Gregory couldn’t believe their luck when one of their favourite streets came onto the market within budget. ‘Being in close proximity to one of the local outstanding pr
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Think Triangle
One of the most common rules to know about when designing a kitchen is triangulation. This is the idea that when looking at your floor plan, your sink, oven and fridge should make up the points of a triangle. Hence, they are within easy reach of each
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Garden Updates
Freshen up your walls or conceal poor-quality brickwork with a rendered finish. Once dry, complete the cement coat with white paint to echo a Mediterranean feel. An array of potted plants and comfy cushions used both on patios and in living spaces w
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Profile
Franky Ridgeon, an interiors architect (storeyboard.co.uk), her partner, Jack Mayhew, who runs a company selling sustainable meat products, and their one-year-old son, Max A three-bedroom Victorian terraced house in Greenwich, London Approx. £152,100
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Costs & contacts
Extension £14,500 Kitchen fittings and appliances £12,000 Furniture £4,000 Bathroom £3,500 Garden £1,000 Kitchen Howdens, howdens.com Kitchen cupboard doors Naked Doors, 01328 854 534, nakeddoors.com Prints CitySpace, thisisworkspace.co.uk ■
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Spending It Wisely
One of the most exciting parts of a kitchen renovation is getting stuck into your ‘to decide’ list. From cabinet colours to worktop materials, there are a lot of decisions to make. And with every one comes the question–can I, or indeed, should I, sav
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Pave Your Way
A spade, trowel, rubber mallet, building tape, wooden pegs (optional), sub base, aggregate, building sand, cement, slurry primer (optional), spirit level. Measure and mark out the patio area. If it’s turfed, cut into strips using a spade and save to
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Need To Know
Q HOW MUCH DO ROOFLIGHTS COST? A It varies. A flat rooflight can cost as little as £250, while a roof lantern can be upwards of £1,000. Want a bespoke solution? It could cost upwards of £10,000. Q DO I NEED PLANNING PERMISSION? A Flat rooflights
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In The Frame
Most rooflights have metal frames, while roof lanterns are often made with timber. The material you choose will largely depend on what best suits the period of your property. Do bear in mind that timber requires more maintenance, which can be a pain
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