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  1. Could harmless clutter be holding you back?

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    Tips from Helen Sanderson Many of us have items in our homes that we don’t, and probably never will, use. But we keep them ‘just in case’.  Harmless clutter? Maybe. But for some, they are actually causing more problems than just getting in the way. Helen Sanderson, the author of the Home Declutter Kit: The mindful method to a stress-free home, understands that holding on to too many old memories and items we no longer use could actually be doing us more psychological damage than we thought. Clutter can be symptomatic of constantly looking back and either being ruled by fear or living in the past. It’s only when they’ve got rid of it, that many people realise their clutter had been holding them back from...
  2. How to make your kitchen the heart of your home

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      The kitchen – what it looks like and how it functions – is one of the main considerations for anyone looking to buy a new home. This is because it serves so many different purposes and has now become the showpiece of many people’s properties. Once predominantly used for only cooking, modern kitchens are now multi-purpose areas that we don’t just want for cooking, but to also to eat, work and socialise in. This is why you need to make your kitchen the ‘heart’ of your home. But, for this to work successfully , it will require some time, effort and planning. It’s amazing how much a difference some simple changes will make, such as changing your colour scheme making it...
  3. Finding my renewed passion for upcycling and arts and crafts

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon I am planning to ‘upcycle’ an old pine wardrobe and chest of drawers, so when an invitation popped into my inbox  from French Chic Paint to go to an  introductory upcycling workshop/media day I thought I would go along – and get a few tips. I hadn’t expected one afternoon to have such an effect on me. I am so pleased that I went, not just for the tips, but I rekindled my passion for arts and crafts as a result of the afternoon. Many years ago I used to go ceramic classes – until the local studio closed down, and with running a previous business that involved lots of travel, maintaining relationships, and life in general, somehow I never got...
  4. Revolutionary pillow design is helping thousands of people sleep better…

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    When Alexander Miles was looking to help his daughter Georgia recover from a horrendous accident it was impossible to find a pillow that supported her head and neck to keep her comfortable all through the night. Having purchased and dissected every pillow known to man, Alex, a furniture and domestic product designer, decided to engineer his own solution and the Gx Suspension PillowTM was born. A pillow that supports and does not flatten The breakthrough came when Alex realised that pillows, whether hollow fibre, foam, or feather and down, all spread out and flatten down as the weight of the head rests on them. This flattening progresses through the night, leaving the head and neck poorly supported and leading to the unfortunately familiar routine...
  5. Are Baby Boomers to Blame for the Crisis in the Housing Market?

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon Is Cabinet Minister Sajid Javid right to blame Baby Boomers for the housing crisis, and describe us as selfish? (See the article in today’s Mailonline ) We all know that is hard for young people to get onto the property ladder – depending on where they live in the UK , but how can that blame be placed on the shoulders of our generation. Can we be blamed for the shortage of homes? House prices are higher but so are interest rates I appreciate that house prices are far higher today than they were when I bought my first home but interest rates were also significantly higher – in the region of 10%. My monthly repayment in 1989 for my first home in the UK, a...
  6. A fabulous day out at the House and Garden Festival- one to add to the list!

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon There are certain events in the year that I go to with friends – they have become annual  traditions – although sadly we were unlucky with our Wimbledon tickets this year! Usually we go to the Ideal Home Show, but as we were disappointed last year,so  decided to give it a miss this year – which is why I was happy to discover that there was a new show at Olympia, the House and Garden Festival, which combined the Spirit of Summer with the House Fair and Grow London, and was launched this year to coincide with the 70th anniversary of House and Garden magazine. Planned our day around the talks We had a fabulous day out.  We planned our day around the talks. We thoroughly enjoyed...
  7. My search for the perfect mattress

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    Article by Ray Hobbs Travelling around the lovely interiors shops of Cornwall certainly revealed a fascinating array of bespoke designs that gave me lots of great ideas for my next home makeover. But there are some areas of the home that tend to require a little more consideration. It’s the bed that can cause many headaches for homeowners as there are many shapes and sizes to choose from, and in particular it seems that mattresses are not only essential for a good night’s sleep, but they can have many important effects upon our health too. I’m sure that I’m not the only one who’s suffered from some periods of bad sleep, so I’ve been doing some research into whether a memory foam or even a pocket sprung mattress might be best-suited for my...
  8. Five Contemporary Bathroom Design Essentials

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    Five Contemporary Bathroom Design Essentials   Revamping a bathroom is a major investment when it comes to updating your home . During the process of a bathroom refurbishment, there are all sorts of factors to think about to help make sure your space is both stylish and practical. And with that considered, we’ve compiled a shortlist of five contemporary bathroom design essentials that will enhance the room both in terms of functionality and aesthetics.   5 Key Elements for a Stylish Modern Bathroom   Shower Tower Undoubtedly a practical addition, a shower tower will bring an obvious sense of modern designer flair to a bathroom, combining a variety of essential shower extras within a single component, sleek and streamlined in its appearance. Easy to install, shower towers feature a shower head, valve and essential accessories, whilst also offering...
  9. How to Get the English Country Look

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    Article by Naomi Watts The English country look has been thriving for many years now. House and Garden magazine put this down to how, ‘English country house style embraces wear and tear, and doesn’t take itself too seriously. Shabby can be chic, and a bit of silliness – sunglasses perched on the nose of a marble bust – is allowed, even welcomed.’ So, after the snazzy phase of minimalism, everyone seems to end up back at the country chic look – whether it’s because of the relaxed style or because it looks great is entirely down to personal preference. Due to the creative nature of the English country look, it’s relatively easy to achieve too. You just need a few simple basics and you’re there. Depending on your house size,...
  10. Clearing Wardrobe Space for the New You

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    Article by Helen Sanderson   A good healthy wardrobe declutter can be good for your soul. They’re a great way to mark a transition and start a new phase in your life. Today we’re familiar with the idea of detoxing our bodies and cleansing the liver or fasting for a few days. In the same way, clearing out unwanted clutter from your wardrobe can really support endings and new beginnings. Often when purging a wardrobe of old clothes, I find many clients have many things that no longer fit or suit their new lifestyle and image: old outfits they no longer wear, corporate wear from jobs they’ve long left and things they just keep because … “Well, I can’t throw that out “. Here are my top tips for decluttering that overcrowded...
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